5 Days of Learning at OG

Preparing to Return to the School Building

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Welcome Back for 5 Days of In-Person Learning

We are excited to welcome back additional students for 5 days of in-person learning! Transportation will be emailing new bus information if you child is eligible for a bus. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have not received this information by Friday, April 23rd.

New Attendance Policy

Starting on April 26th, the hybrid model is no longer an option, which means that students who are participating in in-person learning no longer have the option to stay home and learn remotely. However, we recognize that certain situations, such as sickness or other COVID-related reasons, may prohibit a student from attending in-person on occasion. In the event that your child can not attend in-person, we ask that you communicate with your child’s school as early as possible with the reason and timeframe for switching to remote learning. Students will still be marked present as long as they meet the attendance requirements for the day, although we cannot guarantee that your child will be with the same class for remote lessons.

New Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


  • Doors open at 7:10 AM and instruction starts at 7:25 AM.
  • Only students and staff are allowed in the building this year, so please plan to say goodbye to your child in the recess area.
  • Students should ring the bell at the front door on Albany Street if they arrive after 7:25 AM.


  • Dismissal begins at 2:10 PM for students in Grades K-5 and 2:20 PM for students in Grades 6-8.
  • Bus students wear their mask while on the bus
  • Students who are being picked up will wait with their teacher in the recess area until they are picked up
  • Early dismissals:

    • Limited to emergencies and doctor’s appointments

    • No dismissals after 2:00 PM

    • Call the main office in the morning to share your child’s name, name of person picking up, and time of pick up - 617-635-1656

    • When you get to OG use the intercom/camera at the front door to share your child’s name and your name

New Safety Measures

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Weekly COVID-19 pool testing helps to identify if any students in the building have COVID-19 without symptoms. Testing is optional, but classrooms are safer if more students participate. Nurse Sue and Nurse Tatiana can answer any questions that you may have about the testing: 617-635-1656

If you wish to have your child participate, you can sign the consent form here:



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COVID Testing Information (Nurse Sue)
COVID Testing Information Video - Spanish
COVID Testing Information (Nurse Tatiana)

How can I help my child?


Students should come to school in uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at Old Navy, Walmart and Target. If your child does not have a uniform, we can provide one at school.
BPS families must monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before school. Some symptoms of COVID-19 are the same as the flu or a bad cold; please do not assume it is another condition. When in doubt, stay home and call your primary care provider.
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YOUR CHILD MUST STAY HOME if your child or anyone in the home has any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Fever (100.0°F or higher without fever-reducing medicine), chills or shaking chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose


  • Any student who is in close contact with a person who has COVID-19 must stay home from school and quarantine for 10 days from the date of the last interaction with that person.
  • If you have recently traveled outside of Massachusetts: please review the current order related to out-of-state travel (below). Your child will be required to quarantine for 10 days - except in the case of
    • a student, age 11 and older, with a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered no more than 3 days before arriving in Massachusetts
    • a student, age 10 and under, with a parent/guardian negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered no earlier than 3 days before your arrival in Massachusetts.
    • ALL students must quarantine or meet the 3-day testing rule if returning from international travel.

If your child has any symptoms:

  • they must remain home and be evaluated by their primary care provider to consider testing for COVID-19.
  • parents/guardians must report the absence to the school administration and school nurse, noting if the absence is COVID-19 related.
  • inform the school nurse of the medical provider's recommendations, in writing, before returning to school.
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