BPS Superintendent Offers Advice To Parents With Kids At Home

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused schools in Massachusetts to close for at least three weeks, forcing many students to learn from home.

While Gov. Charlie Baker closed schools for at least three weeks in the state, schools in Boston will be closed until April 27.

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius told WBZ NewsRadio's Jeff Brown this will be the case "unless there is a flattening of the this curve, and we feel it's safe for our children and staff to back to school."

In the meantime, classes will be taught virtually. Dr. Cassellius said that that, so far, remote learning is going well, and that the district is providing computers to any families that need them. She said there is a "survey" for those families to fill out.

"We're sending texts and robocalls, and asking them to let us know," Dr. Cassellius said.

Dr. Cassellius also offered up advice to parents for how to handle having their children at home all day.

“I think the best advice for our parents is to create routines, a nice schedule for the day. Get a quiet space for the kiddos to be inside," she said. "For our high school kids, making sure they’re engaged in their studies as well, staying really connected with their peers. That’s super important so that they don’t feel socially isolated.”

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