Frequently Asked Questions – BHS
Is there after school on the first day of school?
BASEC @ BHS for all students grades 9 – 12 begins on the first day of school: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
How do I contact BASEC @ BHS?
You can reach BASEC @ BHS Site Director, Brandon Heisler at (617) 993-5891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I understand that the schedule has the flexibility to meet my student’s schedule. How will I know when he attends BASEC @ BHS?
Brandon Heisler keeps attendance for when student’s check in to BASEC @ BHS. Part of each student’s personal learning plan is attendance at BASEC. Brandon helps each student achieve his or her learning and organization goals. He reports the progress (including attendance) to parents regularly.
Where does my student check in?
BASEC @ BHS is located in the mezzanine of the Belmont High School library.
What happens on Early Release Days?
BASEC @ BHS is open every day from the end of the school day until 6:00 PM, except on early school dismissals, such as the day before Thanksgiving and the last day of school. For the five early release days, BASEC @ BHS starts at 10:30 AM, when school is dismissed.
Because of BPS faculty meetings, BASEC will be utilizing alternative spaces for each of the early release days for 17 – 18. We are still working with BHS administration to confirm those spaces and will communicate them to you and your students when we have definitive information.
BASEC runs on the BPS schedule. If you’d like to download a copy of the BPS 2017 – 2018 calendar, go to http://belmont.k12.ma.us.
When does my student leave BASEC @ BHS?
Each student develops his or her own schedule with Brandon Heisler, including input from parents, guardians and school day teachers. Students are welcome to stay until 6:00 PM, when BASEC @ BHS closes.
How do I determine what BASEC @ BHS session my student needs?
Each session is one academic quarter and aligns with the Belmont Public School calendar. You can sign up for any combination of sessions throughout the school year to meet your student’s needs. Some families find that their students need a place to go before sports practices begin; others require a consistent, quiet workspace all year; while another student may need specific assistance for senior thesis and can choose a time of the year when his extra curricular schedule is light. Flexibility is a hallmark of the BASEC @ BHS sessions.
Families can select between 3 schedule options: 4 – 5 days per week; 2 – 3 days per week; or 1 day per week. We provide different academic supports based on your schedule choice. More information is available here.
On which days is BASEC closed?
Monday, October 9: Columbus Day. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
Wednesday, November 22: Early School Dismissal. BHS closes at 10:30 AM. BASEC @ BHS closed.
Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving break. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
December 23, 2017 – January 1, 2018: Winter Recess. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
February 17 – 25: Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
April 14 – 22: Spring Recess. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day. Belmont High School closed. BASEC @ BHS closed.
Last day of school (subject to change): BASEC @ BHS closed.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
BASEC@BHS: If the Belmont High School School is evacuated, students will be relocated to the Mary Lee Burbank School, located at 266 School Street, Belmont. All parents of students who are enrolled in BASEC@BHS on that day will be contacted by telephone and notified about the relocation. There will also be a recorded message on the program’s voicemail explaining the students’ location.