Bps Student Assignment Notebook

  

For this school year (September 2017 - June 2018)

Before You Visit a Welcome Center

Visit a Welcome Center

Visit your nearest Welcome Center. Bring parent photo identification and the required documents below:

Please note:Families who register in February through June for both current and next year seats are not guaranteed to keep the current school year school placement for next school year.  

For next school year (September 2018 - June 2019)

Registration Dates

Visit a Welcome Center before March 23 for students in ANY grade! You will be notified by May 31 of your child's assignment.

Note: If you visited a Welcome Center between January 3 and February 9 and your child will be entering grades K0, K1, 6, 7, or 9, you will receive a notification letter by March 30.

Before You Visit a Welcome Center

Demand Report: BPS 2017-2018 School Demand Report

The information provided on this sheet will give you a better sense of which schools and programs were ranked the most frequently during the registration period for the 2017-2018 school year. You can use this information to find out the approximate chances your student has to get into the schools and programs of your choice.

Visit a Welcome Center

Visit your nearest Welcome Center. Bring parent photo identification and the required documents below:

  • Child's original birth certificate (or, if necessary, passport or I-94)
  • Child's up-to-date immunization record
  • Two proofs of Boston residency 
  • If a medical accommodation is required, or your child has a disability, documentation must be provided. 

 

 

 

Alternative Discipline

Suspension and expulsion should be your administrator’s last resort. You have the right to disciplinary interventions and a hearing before exclusion from school.

Source: Chapter 222 of Massachusetts Laws of 2012, effective 2014

Alternative Education

If, for disciplinary reasons, you are excluded for more than 10 consecutive school days, you have the right to alternative educational services.

SOURCE: Chapter 222 of Massachusetts Laws of 2012, effective 2014

Cell Phones

Cell phones must remain off (not on vibrate) and hidden during school. You may use cell phones before or after school hours outside or inside the school building, at after-school or sports activities (with permission of your coach, instructor, or program directors), and at evening or weekend activities inside the school building. If it is your first offense your confiscated phone must be returned to you by the end of the school day and cannot be held overnight or until a parent can retrieve it.

SOURCE: Superintendent’s Circular #SUP-9, 2013-2014,Code of Conduct, Section 7.8.10, p. 27

Dress Code

You have the right to determine your own appearance, including your style of hair and clothing, as long as it is consistent with "reasonable rules necessary for health and safety". You cannot be suspended in-school or out-of-school for a uniform or dress code violation or for not having a uniform or clothing required for a certain class.

Source:BPS Code of Conduct, Section A, p. 8BPS Code of Conduct, Section 4.2.1,

Free Speech

You can use your First Amendment rights of free speech, assembly, press, and association in school. This means you can (if it is not illegal, obscene, or overly disruptive) wear political buttons or badges, distribute materials or petitions (during school lunch of before and after school hours), make announcements, and form political or social organizations.

Source: BPS Code of Conduct, p.7

Homework

LGBTQ Rights

You can't be discriminated against or denied from participating in school activities based on your gender identity or sexual orientation. You have the right to be addressed by the name and pronoun of your choice and the right to use the restrooms/locker rooms consistent with your gender identity or gender neutral ones if you prefer. You have the right to determine your own appearance, including your style of hair and clothing, as long as it is consistent with "reasonable rules necessary for health and safety".

Source: BPS Code of Conduct, Section A, p. 6

Military Recruitment

By filling out the Release of Information to Military and Higher Education Recruiters form, or middle insert of the Guide to Boston Public Schools for Families and Students military recruiters cannot access your personal information.

SOURCE: Superintendent’s Circular #LGL-10, 2015-2016 p. 1,

Non-Discrimination

You have the right to participate fully in classroom instruction and extracurricular activities at your school regardless of your "race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, disability, age, active military status, or genetics".

Source: BPS Code of Conduct, Section A, p. 6

Physical Education

Punctuality

School Rules

You have the right to participate in the development of rules and regulations at your school. Contact your Principal, Headmaster, or Director about your School Site Council, which must contain two students elected by their peers. School Site Councils make decisions on staffing, budgeting, and school rules.

Source: Boston Public Schools Code of Conduct, p. 6

Student Government

Students have a right to elect a government of their peers by secret ballot, and you have the right to seek and hold office at your school. Each year, elections must be held by October 15th. Your school's student government should reflect the diversity of the student body in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, grade level, educational program (e.g. general, special, and bilingual education), and other factors.

Source: Boston Public Schools Code of Conduct, p. 6,Guide to the Boston Public Schools for Families and Students, 2015-2016, p. 56

Student to Teacher Constructive Feedback

All BPS high school students have the opportunity to fill out a student-to-teacher Constructive Feedback form for every teacher as a way to give feedback on classroom management and instruction.

Source: Superintendent's Circular, SUP-19 2013-2014

Teacher Evaluations

Metal Detector

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