BHS 2021 Report Card

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    February 2022

    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. Our school’s report card is available at BHS 2021 School Report Card

    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 provides testing information from the spring 2021 MCAS, attendance, number of students in higher level courses and discipline. As we know last year was a challenge in many ways, our priority as we returned to school this year was cultivating connections with our students while working to address gaps in their learning over the past two years. Teachers have been planning on how to accelerate student learning through integration of concepts that may have been missed with this year’s curriculum. In addition, we are offering Math Acceleration Weeks during February and April vacation. 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
    https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/

    Sincerely, 
    Elizabeth Freedman, Principal