- Is there a school handbook?
- What is the Community Directory and how can I get one?
- How do I change my contact information?
- Do students at the Middle School need a laptop?
- Can students receive waivers from the athletics requirement at the Middle School?
- Where do I find athletics schedule information?
- Where do I park when I visit the Middle School?
- How will we receive grades and comments from the School?
- How do I find out about upcoming events at the Middle School?
- Who’s the best person for me to talk to at the School about my son/daughter?
- Who do I call if my son/daughter needs to be absent from school?
- When are school breaks?
- Can I pay tuition online?
- How can I get involved?
You could contact BB&N’s registrar, Serge Mathieu, at 617-800-2716, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can revise the information yourself within the “My Account” tab on the Parents Portal. Newly admitted families will be sent Portal login information in April. (Click here for directions on how to use the Parents Portal.)
Students with demonstrated ability and a major commitment to training for a sport/ activity that BB&N does not offer (i.e. riding, skiing, swimming, figure skating) may apply for an off-campus Athletic Program Waiver. The Independent School League bylaws state, “Multi-season, single sport: Athletes may not receive credit for participating in a sport (offered) for more than one season in an academic year.” All such proposals, and any additional season requests must be submitted to the Director of Athletics no later than the first day of classes in the fall, by the Monday before the first day of seasonal tryouts in the winter and spring in order to seek approval. A decision will be made within five School days after submission. Click here for the alternative athletic waiver form.
The Middle School’s location can certainly present parking challenges. Parents visiting during the day should usually be able to find a spot in the live pickup area of the parking lot. Just be sure not to leave your vehicle unattended here during drop-off or pick-up times. For highly attended parent events held at the Middle School, parking privileges are typically extended for on-street parking.
If you have questions or concerns about parking, you can call BB&N’s coordinator of safety and security at 617-800-2799.
Grades and comments are posted online for Middle School students and their families within our Parents Portal. The first reports for MS students are typically posted in mid-November. Newly admitted families will be sent Portal login information in April. (Click here for directions on how to use the Parents Portal.)
There are several ways to keep apprised of upcoming events. Both the School and the MS Parents’ Association email regularly about a number of topics, including calendar information. Plus, you can always find the latest, most up-to-date calendar info on the School website at www.bbns.org/calendar. BB&N also has a mobile app (search for BB&N in the App Store) which focuses heavily on upcoming events.
School dismisses at 12 noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and school resumes on the following Monday. Winter break next year (2017-2018) begins after the last class on Friday, December 15 and classes resume on Tuesday, January 2. And spring break 2017 begins after the last class on Friday, March 16 and classes resume Monday, April 2. Wednesday, June 6 is the Lower School closing day for the 2017-2018 year.