Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2017-2018 Schedules

BHS student schedules were mailed out today, July 5th. Please remember that all students must carry six academic courses each semester plus physical education and/or health. The one exception to this is if a junior or senior is enrolled in two or more AP courses.

As a reminder the schedules mailed on July 5th will only include the course names. A follow-up schedule will be mailed out in early August which includes teacher name and classroom number. Please be advised that specific teacher requests cannot be honored.

If there is an error or omission in the schedule you need to make arrangements to correct the problem. If your schedule reads “Incomplete Schedule"  you must call to schedule an appointment. There are several options available:
    *            Beginning Monday July 10th and continuing through July 20th, then again August 7th to August 24th, Mr. Joseph Attubato, Support Services Coordinator, and several Guidance Counselors will be available (by appointment only) Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call Mrs. Patty Lewis at 781-270-1780 to schedule an appointment.


    *           Guidance Counselors will be available during the week of August 21st through August 24th from 8 A.M. to 12 Noon. During this week, students will be helped on a first come first served basis.

If you did not get placed into your first choice elective please feel free to call the Guidance Office and ask to have your name added to the wait-list. You are encouraged to correct any problems in your course schedule as early as possible.  Doing so will ensure a smooth opening of school for you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Burlington High School Q4 Report Cards

Burlington High School Q4 Report Cards are now available in the Family and Student Portals. 

To retrieve the report card, login to the Aspen Family Portal at http://ma-burlington.myfollett.com .  

On the homepage, you will see an area labelled Published Reports. Within Published Reports, you should see a link to the report card for your child. The report card is in PDF format.

The report will be available to view or download through the end of the summer, August 31st. 

If you have forgotten your password, there is an "I forgot my password" link on the Aspen Login page.  Please try using this tool first. If you do not know your Login ID or are having trouble resetting your password, please contact the Student Information Office via e-mail at studentinfo@bpsk12.org.

Here are a couple of additional Family Portal Resources:

Aspen Family Portal - First Time Users - http://goo.gl/eKZrxq

Aspen Family Portal Reference Sheet - http://goo.gl/NrTXtX

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Change to Burlington High School's 1:1 program for the Class of 2021

June 20, 2017

This post is to make you aware of a change to Burlington High School's 1:1 technology program. Beginning with the class of 2021, BHS will now be supplying students with touchscreen Chromebooks.

When Burlington High School first went one to one 6 years ago, we made an annual commitment to assess and explore the best available options for students. As you probably know, over the last several years, technology has rapidly changed. The options for devices has increased drastically and devices have become more and more similar in function and use. As these changes have been occurring, BHS administration and staff have been monitoring them closely and having discussions about what we believe currently meets our student’s learning needs best.

Over the course of the last year, Burlington High School administration, staff, and students have been surveyed and there have been many conversations amongst students and staff about the most appropriate device for our high school students. After much debate and deliberation, the decision was made to move away from the iPad and start supplying students with a touchscreen Chromebook.

Please keep in mind, there is no such thing as the perfect device for everyone, but Burlington has made a commitment to ensure every student has a device and is taught how to use it to enhance their educational experience. The touchscreen Chromebook allows students to continue to annotate, make videos, and work synchronically with our Google Apps for Education platform. In addition several other reasons we are making this shift include:

  • Research - especially through a web browser on a Chromebook is an experience like on any laptop, and just about any site that you navigate to will be usable
  • Input - built in keyboard
  • Maintenance - with a Chromebook, almost nothing is stored internally, you won’t have to allocate the same amount of time toward maintaining a clean device.
  • Learning Environment - High school teachers organizing their classrooms using Google Classroom.  A growing percentage of Colleges/Universities also using a Google Platform.

Please be aware that we have set dates for distribution of student devices. You do not need to register, simply show up at one of the four times:

Wednesday, August 16 (9AM and 7PM)
Monday, August 28 (9AM and 7PM)


If you have any questions regarding the shift in our provided device, please contact the high school for support.

Color Vibe Fun Run

Celebrate the end of school in Color! Sign up for the Color Vibe Fun Run at the Burlington Mall this Sunday, June 25. Your participation benefits the Burlington Education Foundation. Children ages 1-12 are FREE with paid adult and all registrants receive a discount with code BEFPARTY2. So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K!