Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations require that all schools determine the language(s) spoken in each student's home in order to identify their specific language needs. This information is essential in order for schools to provide meaningful instruction for all students. If a language other than English is spoken in the home, the District is required to do further assessment of your child. Please help us meet this important requirement by answering the following questions. Thank you for your assistance.
The Federal McKinney-Vento Education Homeless Education Assistance Act is designed to ensure educational rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is defined as children and youth who "lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence."
Consistent with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines, the Beverly Public Schools afford homeless students and unaccompanied youth special consideration in addition to access to the same free, appropriate public education and opportunities thereof, that is provided to all other children and youth living in Beverly. The district will enroll homeless students even if they do not have the documents required for enrollment, such as school records, medical records, or proof of residency. Homeless students and unaccompanied youth are entitled to receive free and reduced school meals, transportation, English language services, vocational and technical services, gifted and talented services, special education, all extra curricular activities and Title 1 services.
Do you have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence?
If no, please select the description that best describes your primary nighttime residence
A formal early childhood program is participation in a public school preschool, licensed community-based preschool/child care, Head Start program and/or licensed family child care provider for one month or more.
Has your child participated in at least one formal early childhood program (i.e., providers/programs) since September 2020 (when your child was 4)?
If no or don't know, did your child participate in a CFCE or PCHP program?
Yes - Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE)
Yes - Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP)
Yes - Both CFCE and Parent-Child Home Program
Stop here if your child did not attend an early childhood program this year (2020-2021)
What type of early childhood program(s) has your child attended since September 2020 (when your child was 4)?
Licensed Family child care
Licensed Center-based care, including public preschool, Head Start, community-based preschool
Both family child care and center-based program
Family child care and/or center-based care in a program located outside of the United States
On average during this year (September 2020 through August 2021) how much time per week did/will your child spend in an early childhood program(s)?
Less than an average of 20 hours per week
An average of 20 or more hours per week