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Of course you have one! Every student at East Middle School has a guidance counselor. Students are assigned a counselor who will follow them through their middle school career. Your assigned counselor depends on your last name.
What we do in the guidance office is a bigger question. Actually, we do a little bit of a lot of things, such as:
All are great reasons to see your guidance counselor. There are many more instances and reasons to come visit us, and we look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Wow, good question...what do we talk about? Counselors meet regularly with students via individual appointments, group sessions, and classroom-based activities and workshops. Here are a few things we help with:
Braintree School Food Services is a part of the National School Lunch Program, which regulates school meals to ensure that all children receive the healthy foods they need. As such, students are required to take certain items in order to make a complete meal. Each day at breakfast students are offered grains, fruit, milk and a protein food. Additionally, every day at lunch, students are offered grains, fruits, vegetables, protein foods and milk. Students must choose at least three of these items for a complete breakfast or lunch.
Note: Those students who do not select at least three of the required components will be charged for each item selected rather than for the price of a meal. Individual items are not a part of free and reduced meal prices, so these students would be responsible for payment of these items as well.
The cost of breakfast is $1.25 at all school levels. At the elementary schools, lunch costs $2.75. High School and Middle School lunches are $3.00, with the exception of salad bar, which is $3.25.
No. All of this information is contained within the schools’ point of sale systems. Transactions are completed using student ID numbers, so other students will not be able to identify those receiving free or reduced lunch.
Payments made by check or cash can be sent to your child’s school lunchroom at any time or you can use the self addressed colored envelope included in the August mailing. If submitting a check for prepayment, please write your child’s full name in the memo line so that the money can be deposited into the correct account. Checks can be made out to Braintree School Food Services. Lost cash cannot be tracked back to your child, so if you would like to submit prepayment in cash, please consider sending it in a labeled envelope. Additionally, students may bring in money and make purchases on a day to day basis.
Yes! Online payments are encouraged and can be made by creating an account at www.myschoolbucks.com. In order to create the account you will need your child’s student ID number. Student ID numbers can be found on the address label used for the School Food Service summer mailing, or on the class schedules of middle and high school students. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance, transaction history and receive low balance e-mail notifications through the www.myschoolbucks.com website.
The below prices are for a full 4 weeks of meals
Elementary ($1.25 for breakfast, $2.75 for lunch):
20 Breakfasts: $25.00 20 Lunches: $55.00 Total for 20 days breakfast and lunch: $80.00
Middle and High School ($1.25 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch):
20 Breakfasts: $25.00 20 Lunches @ $3.00: $60.00 Total for 20 days breakfast and lunch: $85.00
No. Both positive and negative balances will carry over to the next school year. If your child graduates or transfers to another school district any negative balances must be paid. If you wish to have a positive balance refunded you must send a letter with your name, your child’s name, reason for requesting a refund and an address where the refund can be sent to the Food & Nutrition Services office at the address listed above. Positive account balances can also be transferred to siblings upon request.
Aspen is a Student Information Management System created by Follett Software. Braintree Public Schools uses Aspen to manage student information including grading, scheduling, and attendance. Parents can log into Aspen to view information about their children.
Use the following link to visit Aspen.
Please click on forgot password, enter your username, email and answer security questions to have a password emailed to you, or, email Aspen support for Braintree High School or email Aspen support for middle schools.
Please email Aspen support for Braintree High School or email Aspen support for middle schools with:
Aspen may be accessed with any internet-connected computer but you must allow “pop-ups.”
Initial usernames and passwords were set via a letter or email at the time of registration. If you did not receive this letter, you can email Aspen support for Braintree High School or email Aspen support for middle schools to request a new username and password. Please be sure to include your child's name as well as your name in your request.
Grade information in Aspen can be found under the Academics tab. Click on a class, then on the Assignments side tab for more details. Information, including individual assignments and averages, will fluctuate as the teacher enters information.
Parents and students can receive email notifications for Attendance and Grade entries in Aspen. The system allows you to subscribe to these notifications. They are not sent until you subscribe to them. Messages are only sent if you subscribe and if an attendance or grade event as described below has been entered that day.
Parents and students can receive email notifications for attendance and grade entries in Aspen. The system allows you to subscribe to these notifications. They are not sent until you subscribe to them. Messages are only sent if you subscribe and if an attendance or grade event as described below has been entered that day.
Please note that parents with multiple children need to activate these notifications for each of their children. The grade notifications only apply to assignment grades on the Academics Tab for students in grades 6-12. Transcript grades posted at the end of each quarter do not trigger these notifications.
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