Byam Summer Update

August 19, 2022

Byam Summer Update

Byam Summer Tours

Next week we will be offering building tours for all interested families. If you are unable to attend your specific grade level, you may attend any tour date. We will meet and start the tours from the Byam playground at the below times.


Building Tours

Monday, August 22

10:00- Grade 4

1:00- Grade 3

Tuesday, August 23

10:00- Grade 2

1:00- Grade 1

Thursday, August 25

1:00- Kindergarten

Transportation

Please see the transportation flyer below for bus registration information. You should be receiving bus tags next week that will indicate stop and estimated times of pick up and drop off.

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 9:00am-2:00pm.

School Supplies

Once again Dr. Lang, our superintendent, has budgeted to provide school supplies for students. These supply lists would traditionally go out from teachers, and families would purchase the items needed. The Chelmsford Public Schools will be covering this expense this school year.

School Lunches

With the signing of the FY23 state budget, Massachusetts has become the fifth state to provide state support to extend universal free meals beyond Congress’ expiration date of June 30, 2022. The new state funds will be used to supplement federal USDA reimbursements, allowing for National School Lunch Program meals to be provided to all students at no charge and to be reimbursed at the federal “free” rate during the 2022-23 school year.


We will be receiving further guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with regards to the use of pin numbers later this month,.

Kindergarten Play Date on the Playground

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Important Dates

  • August 22- Grades 3 & 4 Building Tours
  • August 23- Grades 1 & 2 Building Tours
  • August 25- Kindergarten Building Tours
  • August 29- Medication Drop Off (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)
  • August 30- Medication Drop Off (7:30 am-4:00 pm)
  • August 30- Grades 1-4 First Day of School (Kindergarten Orientation)
  • August 31- First Day of Kindergarten
  • September 2 and 5- No School (Labor Day)
  • September 9- BSA Welcome Back Social
  • September 21- Open House Curriculum Night