Byam Newsletter

March 4, 2022

Video Update

Byam Newsletter

Reminder Mask update on School Buses

On Friday February 25, 2022, the US Centers for Disease Control updated their guidance for face coverings on public transportation to not require the wearing of masks on buses and vans operated by public or private school systems. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) has confirmed this information and updated their guidance to districts to reflect that it is no longer required that masks be worn on school buses or vans for K-12 students and children in child care. To be consistent with our district mask-optional policy, students no longer are required to wear masks on school buses and vans. Students may certainly wear masks if they desire and all Individuals are respected for their masking choices, whether they elect to wear one or not.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Next week we will be conducting our vision screenings for students in grades 1-4. We will be doing the hearing screenings as well as kindergarten health screenings in May.

Reminder MCAS Dates Announced

Here is a reminder for any parents who missed seeing these dates in our last newsletter. Below are the MCAS dates for third and fourth grade in April and May.


Grade 4- April 11&12

Grade 3- April 13 and 14

Make-ups will be the week after break


Grade 3- May 9-10

Grade 4- May 11 and 12

Make-ups will be the May 13 and the following week

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Video Message from 4th Graders on The Wish Project

Wish Project Thank you

Wish Project Donation Drive

As mentioned above, we will be continuing collection of baby and toddler items to donate to The Wish Project of Chelmsford, through next Friday March 11th. Thank you to all the families who have donated to this worthy project!



Saturday, March 26th, 2002, at 6:00pm

CHS Performing Arts Center (PAC)


Ticket Pre-Order Form:


Please fill out the ticket order form, then use the paypal link to pay for your tickets. All preorder tickets will be at will-call under the name you list below at 5:15pm. Tickets will also be available at the door for purchase with cash or PayPal. Any questions, please email


Pre-order Byam Hootenanny Take Home Maple Kettle Corn and Fresh Roasted Coffee! Pre-Order, Pick up and Pay @ concessions - Cash/CC. Made fresh and custom packaged with our art cover winner label for our Byam Hootenanny Community. In order to keep the PAC clean, we will ask all popcorn be taken home to enjoy! It is soooo good, it will be worth the wait!!! $6 per bag (3oz).

Red Sox Tickets Have Been Confirmed

Ticket sales have concluded for this year's Byam Night at Fenway. Everyone should have received a confirmation email from Kaitlyn Myers. Please contact if you did not receive yours.


Friendly reminder that if you participated in the new at-home testing program, THURSDAY is the recommended testing day for Byam. The tests are intended to be used regularly each week (at home) for asymptomatic students and teachers. Opt in form:


3/15/2022: Virtual Paint Night with Mrs. Brown (sold out)

3/26/2022: Hootenanny Talent Show @ CHS

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon

5/31/2022: Byam Night at Fenway (sold out)

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration

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Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next meeting is March 9th at 7:00pm.

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Byam Weekly Announcements

BYAM Announcements March 2nd

CPS School Committee March 1st

School Committee: March 1, 2022

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar Below

About Us

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Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

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