BHS 2020 Report Card

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    May 2021

    Dear Families:

    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/2020/00200505

    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 that this year’s report card does not include testing information from the spring of 2020 as all MCAS testing was canceled last year due to COVID-19. That said, we anticipated there would be learning gaps for students due to the interruption to learning caused by the pandemic as we closed out the 2019-20 school year. In an effort to address the anticipated learning gaps, teachers engaged in curriculum review and revisions prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. In addition, our educators have participated in ongoing professional development that targets instructional strategies to support both in-person and remote learning. 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 appreciate 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 licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,
    • 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 us at 508-790-6445. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.

    Sincerely, 

    Kristen Harmon, Assistant Superintendent & Administrator In-Charge