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Superintendent's Corner
Dr. Steven Hiersche
Superintendent of Schools

Posted July 18, 2018

Middle School Student Tours

There will be student tours during the summer to allow our incoming students the opportunity to visit their new school - Beverly Middle School. The schedule for these tours is as follows:

Tuesday, July 31st - 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Grade 8 students accompanied by a parent or guardian

Thursday, August 2nd - 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Grade 7 students accompanied by a parent or guardian

Tuesday, August 7th - 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Grade 6 students accompanied by a parent or guardian

Thursday, August 9th - 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Grade 5 students accompanied by a parent or guardian

Wednesday, August 15th - 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Make Up Tours

If students/parents are unable to make their scheduled tour date, please contact the office at Beverly Middle School and let us know if you will be attending the Make Up Tour Date or if a date of the other grade level tours work for you.

These tours are only for incoming Beverly Middle School students and their parents/guardians.

Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill will be hosting a community-wide event celebrating the completion of Beverly Middle School in the month of September. More details regarding this event will be forthcoming.

Access to New Beverly Middle School Information
The following link provides information regarding the Middle School Project:
New Middle School Updates

Security in our schools. School Resource Officer

Please follow the following link to a Presentation on Security.  We will be providing the annual ALICE informational meeting for parents on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6:30 in the Beverly High School auditorium.

This was presented by Officer Ed Hathon who is our School Resource Officer.  The students know Officer Ed from visits to their school.  A School Resource Officer is that person who the students know and feel comfortable asking questions or seeking help.  He is in uniform and drives a marked car so if you see a Police car in front of your school it may just be Officer Ed visiting classrooms or teachers.  He is also here to help with difficult situations with either adults or students that involve potential Police matters.  While he spends most of his time at the Middle and High Schools he is well known in our Elementary Schools.

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With regard to security for our children and staff we are constantly assessing and updating our training and response in our schools.  Our partnership with the Beverly Police and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council are important partnerships to keep us current.  We also have staff at all levels that attend conferences each year to help us to constantly improve our practice.  

Digital Etiquette

The year is full of events and performances at the schools.  It is a time to enjoy the accomplishments of our students. Remember in this digital age there is Digital Etiquette to follow:

Digital etiquette maintains that someone who takes a picture/video should always ask the people in that picture/video for permission before posting it on the internet.   Parents often post pictures/videos from sporting events, recitals, birthday parties, and school functions online.  If those pictures/videos include other children, the parent needs to obtain permission from the parents of ALL students involved.  

We need families, teachers, and community members to be aware of this policy when they are at school events such as grade level programs, field day, field trips, and even when visiting our classrooms and cafeteria.  We have parents who prefer that their child's picture/video not be posted online.  If you take pictures please do not share them online without consent from the parents of students pictured.

This is not just a school issue.  It is a community issue, as we want all children to be both safe and respected.  

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