Superintendent’s Update: Friday, Aug. 25

Superintendent Chuang’s weekly update for Friday, Aug. 25.

Dear Bedford Schools Community,

First School Committee Meeting on Tue., Aug. 29; Superintendent Chuang’s Entry Plan

The School Committee convenes for the first meeting of the school year at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the Select Board Room in Town Hall and also on Zoom. The agenda can be found here. I will present my draft entry plan, take feedback, and answer any questions from committee members.

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My entry plan will be posted to the BPS website shortly after the meeting, and I will invite feedback from the community before finalizing the plan in early September

Final “Scoops with the Supe” in Boston on Thursday, August 31!

I have truly enjoyed meeting families, students, and staff at the JGMS and BHS Scoops events Scoops with the Supe events during the past two Thursdays. One final event remains on Thursday, Aug. 31, which will feature a full-fledged ice-cream truck from the Tipping Cow, so I encourage Bedford and Hanscom families to join Boston families for a gourmet ice cream treat.

  • Aug. 31: ABCD Parker Hill Fenway, 714 Parker St., Boston, MA 02120; Tipping Cow gourmet ice cream from 4 – 6 p.m. followed by Back to School Night from 6 – 7 p.m. for Boston families. 

Back to School Information

Each school and relevant programs have been sending out back-to-school information to relevant families. Please be on the lookout for these messages and reach out to the appropriate principal or program director if you have any questions.

2023 – 2024 Bus Routes, Policies, and Information

Riding the school bus is a great benefit to families and directly results in less traffic and congestion on our roads and school campuses during school arrival and dismissal times. Please visit the Bedford Public Schools Transportation webpage for current information. Routes and bus stops will be posted here as soon as they are available, and by Thursday, Aug. 31. Bus stop policies are posted, as well as contact information for questions or concerns.

Join the Bedford Public Schools Team!

We continue to look for individuals to join our amazing amazing team to serve families and students. We are hiring for a range of positions, including teaching assistants, special education teaching and professional positions, and payroll/analyst roles in the district office, among many others. If you are interested in learning more about these positions or any of the others we have available, please visit our Bedford Public Schools job opportunities page. Our partners at Hanscom Air Force Base are also looking for team members for their Child Development Center.

Newest Arrivals to the Lane School 

Please say hello to the newest gallinaceous arrivals to the Lane School when you get a chance. I look forward to greeting them with the names that the children will choose this fall.

[Picture of the three new chickens at the Lane School]

Picture of 3 chickens at Lane School

As noted in my last update, I will be in touch again on or around Sept. 1, ahead of the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Enjoy the last days of summer!

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