View Barnstable eWeekly HERE
Donations to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund to be used to address food insecurity in our community can be sent by mail to Cotuit Federated Church, PO Box 436, Cotuit, MA 02635 with a memo “Food Cards” or given through PayPal HERE
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.
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)
Bus Stop Locations and Times:
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:
Update: 3/15/20 View the School Superintendent’s Message HERE
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.
Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown, Superintendent of Schools
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Beginning Monday March 23, 2020 Trader Joes in Hyannis will open from 9am-10 for customers 60 and over.
Beginning Friday March 20, 2020 Roche Brothers in Mashpee will open at 7am for customers 60 and over.
Beginning Thursday, March 19th, 2020 all Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00a.m.-7:30a.m. daily.
Fire Commission Meeting CANCELLED
Monday March 16, 2020 6:30pm, Freedom Hall
View Agenda HERE