School Info

Welcome BRCPS Families!

Boston Renaissance welcomes the parents, guardians, and families of students as partners in the education and development of each child.  We look forward to seeing you at the school and encourage you to be an engaged member of the Renaissance community.

Students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome at our school.  We take pride in serving students with special learning needs and those for whom English is a second language.

BRCPS designs its academic program, including the use curricula and instructional strategies, in alignment with Common Core State Standards. Please click here to learn more: http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/

 

Self-Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

At BRCPS we see ourselves as life-long learners and believe it is critical that we strive to continuously improve our work as educators.  We invest significant time into professional development, self-evaluation, and improvement planning.  We go through a process of self-evaluation each year, working to identify specific action steps we can take to enhance our teaching and learning processes and better support students.  Please review this self-evaluation community letter to learn more, and contact us if you have any questions.

BRCPS Self Evaluation Community Letter

 

Family Engagement and Communication

We strive to be engaged and accessible to students’ parents and guardians.  Parents and family members with questions can contact BRCPS Family Engagment Coordinator, Tamairi Rivera, at trivera@brcps.school, or 617-35-0900 ext.1124.

BRCPS uses the PowerSchool online student information system to track student attendance and other data.  Parents can learn more about PowerSchool and how to access the BRCPS PowerSchool Parent Portal with this user guide:

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Below is a quick reference guide to some of the most essential info you’ll need to succeed at Boston Renaissance.

For full details of all school information, procedures and policies, please check the other links in this section and refer to the Boston Renaissance Family Handbook.

Handbook Highlights
  • BRCPS Essential Info

    Boston Renaissance Charter Public School is located at

    1415 Hyde Park Avenue
    Hyde Park, MA 02136

     

    617-357-0900

    Extension 1100 for the front desk

     

    School Hours:  7:15 – 3:15

    Students may arrive between 7:15 – 7:55 and enter through the student entrance located at the back of the building.  Students arriving after 7:55 will be marked tardy, and must enter through the main office entrance, accompanied by an adult.

     

    BRCPS operates 180 school days per year. We honor all federal holidays, and have half-days on Fridays throughout the year, with students dismissed at 10:30am.  Please see the Calendar for details on important dates throughout the school year.

  • Parental Involvement

    Parent involvement is crucial to the success of each student and the whole school community. Your active participation in the education of your child, as well as your participation in the life of the school, is critical to our mission and shared success.

    We believe that parent involvement is everything you do to support your child’s education. This participation includes what you do at home to foster good study habits and love of learning and, when possible, your active involvement at school in those areas that contribute to the ongoing support of students and staff.

    Parents are strongly encouraged to make sure that their child is prepared for learning at school everyday by:

    • getting a good night sleep, 8-10 hours every evening.
    • striving for perfect attendance
    • arriving to school on time everyday
    • building an on-going relationship with teachers and staff

    Here are some of the ways you can be involved with your child’s education at home:

    • Read aloud with your child every night for at least 20 minutes.
    • Talk to your child about school. Ask specific questions, such as, “What did you do in math class?” or, “What did you talk about in science class?”
    • Establish and enforce an appropriate time to go to bed each night.
    • Check homework for completion and neatness.
    • Talk about your own positive learning experiences.
    • Share the importance of appropriate behavior in school and on the way to school.
    • Provide both quiet time and a quiet space for a child to do their homework.
    • Volunteer your services in and out of the classroom

    Click HERE for full details of parental involvement policies in the Handbook.

  • Dining Services

    BRCPS Dining Services are provided in partnership with Chartwells.

     

     

     

    Click here to see School Menus.

     

    At Boston Renaissance, breakfast and lunch is provided for FREE for all students, every day.

    Our Dining Services Director, Mark Van Etten, and the entire dining services team, take pride in preparing healthy, nutritious, high-quality meals that the children will enjoy. Of course, families who wish to send their children with lunch from home are welcome to do so on any given day they choose.

    Students may bring a bagged lunch.  Students may also bring their own drink (not in glass containers) or receive milk during lunch.

    Breakfast:

    BRCPS has universal breakfast which means breakfast is free to all students. Students eat breakfast in their classroom. Breakfast in classrooms is available from 7:15 until 8:05. 

    Lunch:

    Lunch is also provided free for all students.  We provide a variety of nutritious meals, planned and prepared under the leadership of our Dining Services Director, Mark Van Etten.

     

     

    BRCPS IS A PEANUT-FREE SCHOOL. PLEASE BE SURE NOT TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH PEANUT-BASED PRODUCTS.

    IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FOOD ALLERGY, PLEASE INFORM YOUR TEACHER AND THE NURSE AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

     

     

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.*

    See below for equal opportunity provider Nondiscrimination Statements in English and Spanish.

     

     

    *(Online) Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     

    (Online) Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.
    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
    (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o
    (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.
    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

     

  • Transportation

    Bus transportation is provided by Boston Public Schools.  Families who need assistance with understanding their bus route or bus stop location should contact the BPS Transportation Department, using these links:

    BPS Transportation page: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=6221

    Page with BUS FORMS to fill out: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/6223

     

    To speak with BRPCS about bus transportation, please contact Director of School Safety, Dwayne Veale, at dveal@bostonrenaissance.org, or 617-357-0900 Ext. 1364.

  • Arrival & Dismissal

    ARRIVAL

    Students should arrive to BRCPS beginning at 7:15am, and no later than 7:55am each morning.

    The student entrance is located at the back of the campus, just past the playground area. Families driving their children to school should not pull into the bus lane; please use the designated parent drop-off lane.

    School staff will be in position outside every morning to welcome children to school.  Students having school breakfast should proceed directly to their classrooms.

    Students arriving after 7:55am will be marked tardy and must enter through the front entrance, accompanied by a parent/guardian.

     

    DISMISSAL

    Parent Pick Up Procedures SY2021- 2022

    All parents will be directed to use a parent pick up card with a specific identification number for  parent pick up.

    All new parents will be given 4 parent pickup cards with the same identification number for their family. Returning families will continue to use the cards issued last school year.

    Anyone authorized on the Parent Pick Up Form to pick up your child needs to keep the parent pick up card with them at all times. If a parent or guardian arrives during dismissal without a card they will be required to enter the building through the main entrance and present picture identification that matches the parent pick up release form. There will be limited parking during this time.

    All parents are required to follow the steps listed below when picking up their children from Parent Pick Up. Parent Pick Up is at 3:15pm sharp.

    Steps for parents in vehicles:
    1. Parents will be required to use the parent pick up parking entrance.
    2. A BRCPS staff member will direct parents to use the outside lane. Parents are required to remain in their vehicle.
    3. A BRCPS staff member will come to each vehicle to collect the parent pick up identification number. Parents will wait in their car and children will be  escorted to vehicles.
    4. A BRCPS staff member will direct parents to proceed to the exit using the outside lane.

    Steps for parents walking:
    1. Parents will be required to use the parent pick up entrance.
    2. Parents will be required to present the parent pick up card to a staff member located at the parent pick up entrance.
    3. Children will be escorted directly to you at the table.
    4. A staff member will direct you when to proceed to the exit.

    Prior to the start of school parents must return their parent pick up release form and receive your parent pick-up cards. Please note that all families must complete a parent pick-up release form even if your child will ride the bus home or attend the after school program.

    Thank you to all families for your cooperation with our policies. Please remember to follow BRCPS staff directions during this busy time of day to ensure your child’s safety.