Byam Summer Update #2

August 25, 2022

Welcome Back SY22-23 School Year

Message from Mr. Fredette and Mrs. Dolan

Dear Byam Families,


It is hard to believe that school begins next week. We hope it has been a fantastic summer for you all and we share in all the excitement and back to school jitters. Please take a moment to look through the information below. Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!


Best,

Jason Fredette and Betsy Dolan

Notes from the Nurse

Nurse Regan will be having medication drop off times on the following days/times:


  • August 29- Medication Drop Off (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)
  • August 30- Medication Drop Off (7:30 am-4:00 pm)


Please find important health services information on the link below


https://chelmsfordschools.org/departments/health-services/

Kindergarten Orientation

On August 30th, kindergartners and families will have their orientation where they will meet the teacher, visit the classroom and receive important information about the start of school. We will be holding two sessions at 9:15 and 10:15. Your session was mailed out in the summer placement packet in early July. If you aren't sure when your session is please contact Mrs. Murphy at murphys@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Arrival/Dismissal and Family Car Pick Up numbers

All students will be issued pick up numbers for our dismissal procedure. Even if your student will be taking the bus, you will still receive a number. For families needing numbers for the first week of school, they will be available in the Byam office on Thursday and Friday next week from 9:00-2:00 pm.


Kindergarten families can also receive their numbers during their orientation time on Tuesday August 30th.


Below is a brief video outlining our pick up and drop off procedures. Although it is a video from Aug 2021, all information is the same for this 2022-2023 school year. There is also a permanent pick up form below to fill out and return to to school. If you are unable to print this form out we will be sending home a hard copy as well. (Please note that our side gates don't open until 3:00 pm to stage vehicles for dismissal).

Click the "Untitled" Attachment Below for the Arrival/Dismissal Video

Pick Up Number

If you are picking up your child on Tuesday, you will need to obtain your Byam pick up number. The office will be giving out the remaining numbers from 9:00 am-12:00 pm on Monday, August 29.

Permanent Pick Up Form

Click PDF below for Permanent Pick Up Form

Buses

All students who will be riding the bus need to register with the transportation department even if you are beyond the two-mile free busing zone. Information for registering can be found at https://chelmsfordschools.org/departments/transportation/

CPS School Nutrition

Below is information from School Nutrition Director, Nancy Antolini, regarding school lunch procedures.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XgRt9Ygf7E3Gfwv-j-ZCMpdJ6yyZSuWBwFs2mJhch4Y/edit?usp=sharing

School Supplies

Our superintendent, Dr. Lang, has once again purchased individual school supplies for students. In a typcial school year, families would receive a list of supplies needed for class, to bring for the school year. During last school year, the district school supply purchase was well received by families and Dr. Lang has continued this school supply support for the upcoming school year. These supplies will not stay at home, supplies will either stay in your child's classroom or stay in their backpack.

BSA Information!

Meet Your BSA Board!

See below both in PDF and Photo format our "Meet the BSA Board!" Also, Save the Dates for Back to School Social Sept. 9th and Byam Boo-Bash Oct. 22nd
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Attendance

Students being present to school is vital to student socialization and academic progress. Outside of illnesses and medical appointments, we at Chelmsford Public Schools discourages as little travel as possible during the school weeks.


If your family's schedule required your child to miss school days please contact our clear Stella Murphy either prior to or the day of their absence. This helps decrease the number of outgoing calls our school office needs to do to inquire about student absences.

Seeking Substitutes!

Come on Board! We are seeking additional building substitutes for both teaching and support to grow our Byam School substitute pool. Minimum of one day to maximum of four days a week, dependent on substitute preference. If interested in hearing more information about this opportunity please have interested person email Betsy Dolan at dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us to discuss further. Training and support with technology, sub plans, etc. is provided on site.

Mark Your Calendar

More information will be coming out about the following dates as the events approach.


  • August 30- First Day of School 1-4
  • August 30- Kindergarten Orientation
  • September 1- First Day of Kindergarten
  • September 9 - BSA Back to School Social
  • September 21 - Early Release Day 11:45 dismissal
  • September 21- Open House Curriculum Night

Chelmsford SY2223 Printable Academic Calendar Below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


Twitter: @byam_ap


Instagram: @byamprincipal


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