June 1, 2020
Please read Superintendent Cassellius's message to the BPS community in response to recent national events. Click here to read.
The City of Boston will honor graduating BPS seniors of the Class of 2020 and celebrate their accomplishments with a virtual graduation ceremony, airing on WCVB Channel 5 and streaming on wcvb.com. Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:30 - 8:00 pm .

The ceremony will feature remarks by Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Cassellius , with former United States Secretary of Education John King as the keynote speaker.
  • Call the BPS Helpline at 617-635-8873, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm for questions and information on resources available to BPS families during the school closure. Help is available in Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

  • Have you or someone you know not received the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) from the Federal Government? Most Boston residents are eligible. But if you did not file taxes in 2018 or 2019, you must apply to receive it. Help is available. Call 781-399-5330 or visit here to see if you're eligible. To assist somebody through this process, view this training video. Learn more about the EIP and the Cares Act here.
EBT Funds for All BPS Students
Every BPS family will receive financial assistance for food due to the COVID-19 pandemic, available under a new federal program, P-EBT. Families will receive $28.50 a week for each eligible child.  
 
If you don't have an EBT card, you will receive a one in the mail. Each enrolled BPS child will receive a unique card. If you have an EBT card, funds will be added to your account. The money can be used to buy food items at stores where SNAP benefits (food stamps) are accepted (look for signs that say, “We accept EBT here”). For more information, call 800-645-8333, click here, or email . The card is valid for one year.
BPS Moves Together!
BPS has launched a new video program called BPS Moves Together! The family fitness program airs on Boston Neighborhood Network and streams online, providing BPS students and families access to physical and wellness education at home. Watch here.
Be a Part of a YLAB Book
The 826 Boston Youth Literary Advisory Board is accepting poems, narratives, essays, and original artwork about self- identity to be featured in a professionally bound book. BPS students, grades 7-12 can submit their writing or artwork. Submit using this form. Students selected to be featured in the book will receive a free copy of the book and will be invited to a book release celebration. Deadline extended to Sunday, June 7.
High School Students:
Become a Teaching Assistant
The Exam School Initiative at BPS intends to expand access to historically underrepresented students in the district’s exam schools. High school students are encouraged to apply as Teaching Assistants for the summer institute, July 13-August 21. Apply by June 28.

Learn more and apply here .
Questions? Email here .
Homework Help with the Boston Public Library
BPL offers free online homework help to students in grades K-8 Monday-Thursday,
3:30-5:30 pm. This is a drop-in program where students join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone to speak with high school mentors ready to answer questions about homework. To join online,  click here . By phone, 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 415 730 0216. For more information  click here  or email .
Pie R Squared Offers Online Tutoring
Pie R Squared helps students in grades 8-12 with algebra, calculus and higher-level math and science classes. ALL FREE! Vist www.piersquared.org to request a session.
Zoom Update on Chromebooks
A new version of Zoom has been updated on all Chromebooks. If Zoom did not automatically update on your Chromebook, reset your Chromebook to bring up the latest version. How to Reset a Chromebook. Email OIIT with questions.
Letters to Families from DESE
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is sharing two letters with important information concerning remote learning, explaining expectations and where to find additional support. One letter is for all families. One letter is specifically for families of high school students. Translated versions can be found here.
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline
Are you or someone you know struggling with food insecurity? Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline offers free food assistance to all Mass. residents.
800-645-8333, 8 am - 7 pm, Monday-Friday; 10 am - 2 pm, Saturday. TTY 800-377-1292
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Boston Saves
K2 students have $50 for college or career training in an account from Boston Saves. Earn even more money for your child. Log into the Savings Center to see the money in your child’s account and start earning more.
Educational Programming on BNN
Pre-recorded shows and live programs for students to call in with questions for interactive learning with teachers. Online or tune into Comcast 9, RCN 15, or Verizon 1961.
Learning at Home
For additional learning materials and activities, click here . There is information for each grade level, special education, English Learners and technology resources.
 It is more important than ever that we all take care of our physical and emotional health. Boston Public Schools has resources to help you during this time when our lives and routines are changing. Please click here to learn about protecting your health and well-being. Click here for info on our Family Training series.
The free Immigration Consultation Clinics at Boston City Hall will now occur via telephone. Please call (617) 635-1962 or email for instructions on how to receive consultations with volunteer attorneys.
Click here for more resources.
It is highly recommended that all users (students, families, partners, and BPS staff) follow these Zoom and Hangouts Meet safety tips (in English and Spanish).