All Schools Closed Until May 4, 2020

Update: March 26, 2020

View Barnstable Public School Website HERE

Update: March 25, 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an order today, issuing all schools and non-emergency daycare programs to remain closed through the end of April, opening no earlier than Monday, May 4.

The governor said it’s important for students to continue their learning at home and acknowledged the difficulty this situation has caused for parents, students, and educators.

Baker said that educational programming will run between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

Update: March 20, 2020 Effective Immediately, All Barnstable Public School Grounds are Closed until further notice.COVID-19 March 20

Update: March 19, 2020

Barnstable Public Schools is providing FREE breakfast and lunch for any student free of charge. (No ID is required). All children are welcome regardless of town of residence or school attended. All meals will be offered in compliance with USDA standards and will be a “Grab and Go” option. We will be providing both breakfast and lunch at the same time. Students are encouraged to take one breakfast and one lunch.

NOTE: Fridays we will be handing out 3 breakfast and 3 lunches to each student for the weekend.

Picked Up Locations:
(Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 1 pm, | 4 pm – 6 pm)

  • Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
  • Barnstable United Elementary School, 730 Osterville-W. Barnstable Rd, Marston Mills
  • Hyannis West Elementary School, 549 West Main Street, Hyannis
  • Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis

Bus Stop Locations and Times:

  • Route A
    – 465 Sea Street (Sea Street Beach) – 10:45 to 11:15 am
    – 200 Main St (Health Offices) – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
  • Route B
    – 367 Main Street (Town Hall lot) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 767 Independence Dr (Village Green Apts. entrance) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
  • Route C
    – 852 Bearse’s Way (Hyannis Elk) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 2095 Main Street (old Marstons Mills Elementary) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
  • Route D
    – Turtleback Rd (Turtleback Triangle at Fleetwood) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
    – 168 Barnstable Road (Cromwell Court) – 11:50 to 12:35 pm
  • Route E
    – 2377 Meetinghouse Way (Lombard Field) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
    – 3195 Rt. 6A (County Complex, behind Fire dept.) – 11:45 am to 12:15 pm


Update
: Starting this Monday 3/16/2020 Barnstable Public Schools  will provide breakfast and lunch for any child under the age of 18 free of charge. No ID is required. (This means any child, the child does not need to be a resident of Barnstable or attend BPS). All meals will be offered in compliance with USDA standards under a grab and go option. Selection of these meals will be limited to one choice. We will be serving both meals at the same time. Students are encouraged to take one breakfast and one lunch. Time frames for meal pick up is Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm, at the main entrance area in the following locations:

Barnstable Intermediate School
Barnstable United 
Hyannis West
HYCC

Update: 3/15/20 View the School Superintendent’s Message HERE

March 13, 2020

Dear Barnstable Public School Community,

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 all Barnstable Public Schools, including the Family and Community Engagement Center located at HYCC, and all school grounds, will be closed for a minimum period of two weeks. Given the fluidity of the situation and the ever-changing circumstances we are facing, we will regularly reassess the viability of reopening.Any extension of the closure beyond March 30, 2020 will be communicated to our BPS community as soon as the decision is made.

The health and well-being of our BPS community, and of our friends and neighbors outside of the schools, is our top priority.While I understand that the decision to close schools will cause a significant disruption to our everyday lives, we believe this action is in the best interest of the entire Barnstable community in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made in consultation with our district physician, Dr. Katie Rudman, the Town of Barnstable and other Cape Cod superintendents. It is important to note that the Governor, Commissioner of Education, and DPH have not recommended school closure for Barnstable Public Schools. We are taking this action as a preemptive measure, in order to provide social distancing strategies for our community. During this period of closure, we are advising all students, families, faculty and staff to practice social distancing and avoid group events.

Our BPS community can expect follow up communication from me over coming days regarding the closure, including the availability of school meals. Administrators, maintenance and custodial staff should report to their school sites on Monday, March 16. Remaining BPS employees should check their email on March 16 for specific follow up communication.

Thank you for your support in keeping our schools, and community, safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown, Superintendent of Schools

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