(updated September 25, 2020 )

Welcome to the Upper School Expanded Learning Experience. On this page, you’ll find the Upper School specific details about the 2020-21 school year as well as links, resources, and documents.

The Upcoming Week At A Glance

There is no school Monday, September 28. For the rest of the week, the following groups will be on campus:

  • Thursday, October 1: Group 2
  • Friday, October 2: Group 1

You can scroll through the slides to see the schedule for each week, including the October schedule. To enlarge the schedule, click the square icon. Click here for a printable version (updated 09.25.20)

October 2020 Schedule: Stage 2

Starting on October 5, we will run this rotation for three weeks and the schedule looks like this. Three weeks will be the general interval between stages, allowing for time beyond the current quarantine guideline to assess data on the healthiness and readiness of our community.

Every US student will have two days on campus and three days online. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the US will share the BVR campus with the Middle School, and we will be carefully monitoring how an additional 60 students on campus is impacting traffic flow in the hallways, common space use, and interactions.

On-campus days for the weeks of October 5, October 13*, October 19 *Please note: School is closed Monday, October 12 for fall weekend.

  • Group 1: Students are on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Group 2: Students are on campus Thursdays and Fridays
If after three weeks our health metrics are good, Stage 3 is next! The goal will be to continue swinging the pendulum in the direction of having more time on campus while keeping the health and safety of our community as our primary focus.

A Peek Inside Campus

We know many families are curious as to what our campus looks like this fall. While we’re still adding more signs and setting up classrooms (and will continue to do so throughout the fall), you can get a glimpse of some of the things we have done here. This is not an extensive list by any means; you can find that in the Healthy Policies, Practices, and Protocols document.

Expectations for Students & Families

Read through the expectations we have for all our students and families—on campus, online, and at home. These expectations are designed to help reduce risk in the community.

Contact Info

Kader Adjout
Title: Director of Upper School
Contact: kadjout@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2728
Kader Adjout
Jimmy Manyuru
Title: Upper School Director of Student Life and Equity
Contact: jmanyuru@bcdschool.org
Jimmy Manyuru
Elisha Cho
Title: Assistant Director of Student Life and Equity
Contact: echo@bcdschool.org
Elisha Cho
Tara Paulauskas
Title: Director of Counseling and Health Services
Contact: tpaulauskas@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2741
Tara Paulauskas
Talia Ossowski
Title: School Nurse
Contact: tossowski@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2739
Talia Ossowski