School Closure Information

Digital Learning Information and Resources
 
During our school closure, all teachers will be moving their classes online to Google Classroom. Teachers have added students to their classrooms through their BPS email address. Students should check their emails for invites to Google Classroom and notifications about assignments and due dates. If you do not know your BPS email address or are having trouble logging in, please email Lilly O'Flaherty at loflaherty@bostonpublicschools.org.
 
Teachers will be available throughout the week to work with students individually or in small groups on the video conferencing platform Zoom. Zoom can be accessed on a computer or through an app for your phone.  For instructions on how to download and use Zoom, please visit the BPS Technology help page. For information regarding teachers' Zoom office hours or to get in touch with them, you can find your teacher's contact information on our faculty directory page. 
 
Internet Options
 

Wifi Access from your Mobile Carriers

  • If your child has a cell phone, you can check with the wireless provider to see if they can activate a personal mobile hotspot on their device. Both Sprint and T-Mobile are automatically adding the feature to all smart phones during the Covid-19 Emergency.

  • Si su hijo tiene un teléfono celular, puede consultar con el proveedor de servicios inalámbricos para ver si pueden activar un punto de acceso móvil personal en su dispositivo. Tanto Sprint como T-Mobile agregan automáticamente la función a todos los teléfonos inteligentes durante la emergencia Covid-19.

  • Se o seu filho tiver um telefone celular, você pode verificar com o provedor sem fio se ele pode ativar um ponto de acesso móvel pessoal no dispositivo. Tanto a Sprint quanto a T-Mobile adicionam automaticamente o recurso a todos os smartphones durante a Emergência Covid-19.

Information on T-Mobile

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/plans-features/smartphone-mobile-hotspot-wi-fi-sharing--tethering

 

Information on Sprint:

https://www.sprint.com/en/support/solutions/device/mobile-hotspot.html

 

Information on AT&T

https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1045622

https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1009376

 

Information on Verizon

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/mobile-hotspot-faqs/

 

  • Comcast is also providing a low cost internet service to families starting at $9.95 a month. During the Covid-19 Emergency, Comcast has increased their data speeds and they are giving customers two free months of Service. More information can be found at:
  • Comcast también ofrece un servicio de internet de bajo costo a las familias desde $ 9.95 al mes. Durante la emergencia Covid-19, Comcast ha aumentado sus velocidades de datos y les está dando a los clientes dos meses de servicio gratis. Se puede encontrar más información en:
  • A Comcast também fornece um serviço de internet de baixo custo para famílias a partir de US $ 9,95 por mês. Durante a Emergência Covid-19, a Comcast aumentou sua velocidade de dados e está dando aos clientes dois meses gratuitos de Serviço. Mais informações podem ser encontradas em:

Comcast Internet Essentials

https://internetessentials.com/

 

  • Spectrum Mobile is also offering a special Covid-19 emergency pricing for students. Parents can call 1-844-579-3743 to enroll or click on the word LEARN MORE on their website.
  • Spectrum Mobile también ofrece un precio especial de emergencia Covid-19 para estudiantes. Los padres pueden llamar al 1-844-579-3743 para inscribirse o hacer clic en la palabra MÁS INFORMACIÓN en su sitio web.
  • O Spectrum Mobile também oferece um preço especial de emergência Covid-19 para os alunos. Os pais podem ligar para 1-844-579-3743 para se inscrever ou clicar na palavra SAIBA MAIS em seu site.

Spectrum Mobile

https://www.spectrum.com/
 
 
 
Special Education Resources
The district has created a website with lessons and online learning resources for supporting students with special needs. Please visit the site for more information.
 
Free Breakfast and Lunch Locations

BPS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston children. Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at the schools listed below. A variety of packaged meal options will be available for pick-up.

Charlestown High School -  240 Medford St, Charlestown

East Boston High School  - 86 White St, East Boston

Brighton High School - 25 Warren St, Brighton

Boston Latin School - 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Fenway-Kenmore

Blackstone Elementary School - 380 Shawmut Ave, South End

Condon Elementary School - 200 D St, South Boston

Curley K-8 School - 493 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Boston Latin Academy - 205 Townsend St, Roxbury

McCormack Middle School - 315 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester

Community Academy of Science & Health - 11 Charles St, Dorchester

Lee K-8 School - 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester

Frederick - 270 Columbia Rd, Dorchester

Mildred Ave School - 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan

Irving Middle School - 105 Cummins Hwy, Roslindale

BCLA/New Mission High School - 655 Metropolitan Ave, Hyde Park

Ohrenberger School - 175 W Boundary Rd, West Roxbury


Additionally, the City of Boston in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations will also be providing free meals to Boston families at various locations and times across the city. More locations may become available. If you need additional food resources, you can contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at (800) 645-8333.