All Boston Public Schools are CLOSED until the end of the school year. BPS Parent HotLine: 617-635-8873

For the latest BPS Coronavirus Updates and Resources, please visit https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/coronavirus

Phase 2 of Remote Learning : May 4th to June 19th

JQES Remote Learning Information For Families


Dear JQES Families:


Our JQES staff has been working hard to provide rigorous, engaging, and supportive instruction for all of our students during remote learning. We appreciate your partnership thus far -- from frequent communication to supporting your child with assignments -- and look forward to continuing in partnership as we launch Phase 2 of remote learning on May 4th. 


With the news that remote learning will continue to the end of the school year, we know it’s critical that we maximize the time and resources we have to ensure your  child learns and practices the prerequisite standards necessary for the next grade. As staff, we’ve committed to a set of guidelines to help maintain high-quality remote learning practices that will help us achieve this goal with your child. To do this well, we need your continued partnership and support. We know it’s not easy to manage all the challenges related to school closure, so we are grateful for every effort you make, and are here for you should you need any support. 


Our mission is to provide your child with the best possible learning experience for the next 7 weeks. With this shift to Phase 2 comes shifts in expectations of teachers and students. We want to support you and your child to successfully navigate these changes, so we’re providing below the guidelines we use for ourselves followed by ways families can help support Phase 2 of learning. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation!


Stay healthy and be well,

JQES Administration Team


to see how our teachers and families can support our students' learning.

To support your child’s learning, our TEACHERS will...

  • Include clear learning objectives / targets or purpose for assignments.

  • Communicate learning tasks with a clear purpose and outcome.

  • Include links to specialists' Google Classrooms.

  • Include opportunities for physical activity. 

  • Use academic videos -- ones with subtitles are especially useful.

  • Plan for at least 3 hours of academics per day.

  • Aim for 1hr off-screen for every 2hrs on-screen.

  • Schedule assignment posts, or post within typical business hours, once at the beginning of each week.

  • Minimize the number of posts used per day/week.

  • Organize Google Classroom by week and send a weekly email for assignments for easy navigation and streamline tools.

  • Family contact should occur outside of Google Classroom posts.

  • Include a regular welcome / check-in.

  • Monitor student participation.

  • Note student progress or mastery.

  • Connect with students at least every 3 school days.

  • Give substantive feedback on major student work.

  • Establish times & methods for students to be able to chat synchronously (live) with you/ask questions.

  • Connect with families weekly.

  • Protect student privacy by not posting student recordings from online platforms on social media.

  • Provide synchronous (live) learning and asynchronous (not live) learning opportunities
    for all students that totals at least 3 hours of academic learning per day.

  • Include exit tickets, or other forms of recording, to gather students’ responses about their learning experiences, their participation in physical activity, and their participation in specialty class that day.

To partner with us, FAMILIES can help by doing your best to....

  • Make sure your child is logged on to class meetings and complete their assignments each day/week. 


  • Review learning assignments with your child, and contact the teachers with questions.


  • Remind your child to attend their 20-min specialty class, and complete the related work.


  • Find time for your child to have physical activity.


  • Give your child the technology and workspace needed to complete their assignments.


  • Keep in contact via calls, texts, or emails; please don’t use Google Classroom to message teachers.


  • Help / remind your child to review their teacher’s feedback and make adjustments as needed.


  • Avoid posting / sharing class videos or pictures on any platform (Facebook, WeChat, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc).


  • Use the learning resources provided (links below) if your child needs more academic work.


  • Be understanding of teachers’ schedule limitations; we will always do our best to connect with you!


Our teachers have prepared learning materials to support your child's learning at home during school closure.

Visit your child's Google Classroom for assignments and our Help At Home Learning page to access additional grade level online learning resources. 

To access your child's Google Classroom, log in to Clever and Click on Google Classroom for learning resources and assignments.

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Mission Statement 宗旨


We seek to provide a challenging academic program that gives all students the means to meet high standards

and achieve their best, to foster sound habits of mind and action, and to instill in our students such virtues as integrity, respect, and self discipline.



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885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111


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885 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02111


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