Monday, April 22, 2013
Dr. Eric Conti told Patch that the Burlington schools do have people available for the students if they need to talk but the plan is to keep the routine in the aftermath of the marathon bombings.
Students returned to school Monday after an April vacation that was filled with news of local tragedy with the Boston Marathon bombings. Patch reached out to schools administration to ask what the schools are prepared to do to help any child affected by the tragedy or the news of the tragedy. Superintendent Eric Conti said that unless a student raises the issue or says they are having difficulties, the plan is to keep things as normal as possible for the students. "The plan is to keep everything as routine as possible," he said. "Kids thrive in routine so we are trying to keep everything normal." Conti said the schools always have people available to speak with any student having difficulties. "We always have people for the kids to talk to…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Burlington Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 19.
Burlington students can go back to bed. Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin sent out the Tweet early this morning announcing the closing of the Burlington public schools because of the snow. Burlington Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 19. "Burlington Public Schools closed today. Stay safe and warm everyone!" Larkin tweeted.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sleep in a bit Burlington students.
Though the snow stopped falling yesterday, the Town of Burlington is still working to clear the snow. Because the clean-up isn't done yet, the Burlington Public Schools have opted to implement a two-hour delay on Monday. Assistant Superintendent tweeted the news a little after 8 p.m. today.
As of 5:45 p.m. there has not been any word on school closings for Monday, but parents on Burlington Patch's Facebook page suggest they should close.
Should Burlington close school tomorrow? As of the posting of this article there has been no word from the Burlington School Department on whether there will be classes on Monday. The main roads are cleared and many of the secondary roads are reportedly mostly clear, though there are also reports that some areas of town still have some roads in need of a plow. The other concern is that the many sidewalks and bus stops have not been cleared, which could post dangers to students walking to school or waiting for the bus. As one reader posted to the Burlington Patch Facebook page: "Roads are good but sidewalks are not cleared. Hate to see kids walking to bus stops in the middle of Bedford and FW Roads in the morning ...hope they call off …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Burlington Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 8.
Good news for Burlington students. Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin has sent out the tweet they all wanted to hear. In anticipation of the big snow storm, which could become a blizzard, Burlington schools will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 8. "We are following @massgovernor's recommendation and canceling school tomorrow #bpschat spread the word!" Larkin tweeted. Have a fun and safe snow day.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Burlington public buildings are closed until Wednesday.
In observation of the Christmas holiday the Burlington public offices will be closed until Wednesday. Burlington Town Hall, the schools and the library are all closed today and tomorrow. While school is out all week the other offices will re-open on Wednesday. Most businesses, restaurants and stores are open today.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Five things happening in Burlington today.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sleep in kids!
Burlington students can thank Hurricane Sandy for a bit more time away from school. Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin announced on his Twitter account this evening that Burlington Public Schools will have a 2-hour dealy on Tuesday. Larkin, in response to a comment from a reader asking if that could change, did say that "If something happens during the rest of the night, we still have flexibility." Burlington Patch will update the site if anything changes in tomorrow's school schedule. Do you know of any other organization or businesses that are changing their schedule for tomorrow? Let us know in the comments section below.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Schools are closed tomorrow in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast, Burlington school officials are taking precautions to keep students safe. Burlington Public Schools Superintendent Eric Conti has decided to cancel school for Monday, according to a reverse-911 phone message. There is no official word on whether school will also be canceled Tuesday. We will continue to post storm information as it becomes available. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Burlington Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Also, if anyone sees anything that other residents should know, please contact Burlington Patch editor Richard Hosford at Richard.Hosford@Patch.com or at 978-595-8544. Please also post what …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
How did Burlington students on the 2012 MCAS?
(Stats courtesy Massachusetts Department of Education.) Burlington Public Schools 3rd Grade