BLUEBERRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
275 BLUEBERRY HILL ROAD | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 P 413-565-4280 | F 413-565-4283
“Our mission is to ensure that all students excel in learning, succeed in life, and enrich our community.”
"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Becoming an Antiracist
Posted July 7, 2020
It is important that we, educators and parents, talk with children about race, racism, and the history of racial oppression in the United States. These are not easy conversations to have but this does not mean we do not have them. We hope these articles help jump start the discussion. By no means is this list exhaustive, but other things you can do to start and continue the discussion about race and racism include: diversify your bookshelf (look for stories featuring and written by people of color), seek out media created by people of color (movies, music, etc), build news literacy (talk with your children about what kinds of stories get the most attention? How are language and images used differently to depict people and incidents depending on the news outlet), and do not forget to reflect on your own beliefs and biases, do your research, and acknowledge what you do not know while reassuring your child you will look into it and learn together with your child.
How to Help Kids Embrace Mask-Wearing
Initial Fall Reopening Guidance
Posted June 25, 2020
Dear LPS Community:
Today, Governor Baker’s office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released “Initial Fall Reopening Guidance.” The guidance relies on current medical research to carefully and thoughtfully prioritize the safe return of students to in-person school settings in order to best meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. The full document is posted to the LPS website.
In the days and weeks ahead, the administrative team will review the document and develop local reopening plans in accordance with this guidance and in collaboration with all Longmeadow stakeholders. The initial guidance does not address every topic or answer every question, but it does provide very specific direction to local school districts. We anticipate that there will be additional guidance coming throughout the summer.
Under the guidance students, staff and educators in Massachusetts will be able to return to school provided a variety of prevention strategies are developed and maintained. Briefly summarized, these include:
- The use of masks/face coverings (Required for all adults and for students in Grades 2 and above; recommended for students in Grade 1 and below)
- Hand hygiene requirements
- Physical distancing requirements
- Sanitization requirements
To be clear, based upon the current medical situation, the expectation today is that students will return to full in-person instruction based on the requirements and mitigation strategies fully articulated in the guidance. Please understand that this subject to change based upon how the medical situation develops. As such, districts are required to develop three separate plans - one for return to full in-person instruction with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for a hybrid learning arrangement that combines in-person and remote learning.
We acknowledge that there are still likely to be more questions than answers at this time. As more guidance is received and as our local plans develop we will provide regular updates. I encourage you to read the full document at longmeadow.k12.ma.us. and send your questions or feedback to me, any member of the administrative team or to the Reopening Advisory Task Force via email@example.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue the intensive planning needed to safely reopen our schools.
Superintendent of Schools
BHS Summer Reading Portal
Blueberry Hill School Improvement Plan
Posted December 20, 2019
At Blueberry Hill Elementary School, we believe that every child can and will succeed. Through our District vision of “Eyes on the child, learning”, we strive to create an environment that values the individual needs of each student. By creating a caring, creative, and safe learning environment, we promote confidence in our students to reach their highest academic, social and emotional potential.
To read the 2019-20 BHS School Improvement Plan, click here.
To see a listing of School Council Committee members, click here.