Start Time: 7:41 AM Dismissal: 2:08 PM Student Drop Off: 7:30AM
For an Early Release Day, students are dismissed at 11:00 AM. No lunch is served.
For a 2-hour delay, start time is 9:41AM, drop off is at 9:20AM. No breakfast is served.
MCAS Testing Dates:
Grade 6: ELA on May 20th Math on May 27th
Grade 7: ELA on May 19th Math on May 26th
Grade 8: ELA on May 18 Math on May 25 Science on June 2nd
Remote Students will be testing remotely. Teachers will give all remote students the instructions to take the test.
School Report Card
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2020/00610305.
The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.
Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.
You will notice on our report card that we currently have a higher growth percentage than the district and the state in ELA, as well as, a higher growth percentage in mathematics than the district. In addition, we have increased our number of students exceeding expectations on ELA and mathematics tests, while decreasing the number of students who are not meeting expectations. To improve student performance in our school, we will continue to focus on improving our students’ abilities to apply problem-solving skills, refine their writing skills, and focus on text dependent questions. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.
Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver, -The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and -Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact Mr. Holt, Principal. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.
William Holt Jr. Principal, Edward Bellamy Middle School
Failure is not an option