News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 22, 2019
The Bay School - Back to School

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First student day: Grades 1-8, Wednesday, September 4. Early childhood, kindergarten, Monday, September 9
School hours: 8:10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Welcome back gathering: Wednesday, September 11, 5:30-8 p.m.

Director: Marcia Diamond,, 374-2187, x 14
Faculty Chair: Kristy Cunnane, 374-2187, x 10
Secretary: Betsy Lieser,, 374-2187, x 10
Development Director: Catherine Moore,, 374-2187, x 11
Business Manager: Stephanie Aquilina,, 374-2187, x 12
Facilities Manager: Bill Gray, />

Grades: early childhood-8
Number of students: 95.
Early childhood/K: 12; grade 1: 5; grades 2/3: 18; grades 4/5: 23; grades 5/6: 24; grade 8: 13.
Full-time teachers: 7
Part-time teachers: 6
Support staff: 3
2019-20 budget: $1.3 million

New Staffing
John Wehrein joins us as the Woodworking teacher for upper grade students. Josh also serves as our Handworks Assistant and is adding this new teaching role. Josh has worked with wood in many ways over the years and his family worked together to build their own a home, a three-story yurt, in the tradition of Bill Coperthwaite. Josh and his wife Melanie also have two students at the school.

Other information
We are so excited to welcome the Co-op to the neighborhood and are working to have ready a trail that leads from our parking lot to the new crosswalk. This will be used by students and families and also by visitors for public and private events held at Emlen Hall.

Bay School does not offer meal service.

Bay School does not offer busing.
No-school days
October 11, 14
October 25
November 11
November 27-28
December 23-27, 30-31
January 1-3
February 17-21
April 3
April 20-24
May 25
Last student days:
Early childhood/pre-K day: June 10
Kindergarten: June 11
Grades 1-8. June 12.