Coronavirus Updates

ALL EXCEL ACADEMY SCHOOL SITES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR, PER THE ORDERS OF GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER. 

All of us in the Excel community are concerned about the growing presence of the Novel Coronavirus (also called COVID-19) in and around our community. Below, you will find information we have gathered from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) in an effort to ensure you have all the information you need. We will update this site as the situation continues to evolve. Check back often for the latest information. If you have questions that aren’t addressed below, feel free to reach out.

The last day of school will be on June 12th 2020

UPDATED 5.12.2020

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to keeping our community informed about preparedness and response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority.

  • 4.6.20 – Memo on e-learning and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans (English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • 4.7.20 Letter to Families (English, Spanish)
  • 4.10.20 – Letter from the Commissioner of Education in MA on Legislation Enacted on MCAS, SOA Plans, and Regional School District Budgets (English)
  • 4.15.20 Letter to Chelsea Families (English, Spanish)
  • 4.17.20 Letter to Families (English, Spanish)
  • 4.21.20 Letter to Families (English, Spanish)
  • 5.12.20 Letter to Families (English, Spanish)

What to do if you are sick?
Your doctor is the best person to speak with if you believe you may have been exposed to or may be sick from COVID-19. There is an extensive healthcare network in place, and your doctor is an important part of it. If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, muscle aches, shortness of breath or loss of smell, your doctor may advise that you get tested. You may also contact these trusted healthcare organizations in the community. Testing and treatment for COVID-19 related symptoms is available at EBNHC and MGH Chelsea regardless of immigration status, health insurance, or ability to pay.

  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC): Call 617-569-5800.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea (MGH Chelsea): Call 617-724-7000.

Academic Support for Students 

Teachers will be available for student and family questions from 12- 2 PM daily, Monday through Friday. Your child can call or email his/her teacher to ask for support. All advisors will be reaching out to contact families or students at least once per week to check in on how they are doing. You should feel free to contact your child’s advisor if you have any questions. 

Meal Delivery

We have updated our meal distribution schedule, Excel Academy will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch. Families can now pick up multiple days’ worth of meals at Excel Academy Chelsea and Excel Academy Charter High School. Our new schedule, starting Monday May 4th, is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Hemos actualizado nuestro horario de distribución de alimentos, Excel Academy continuará brindando desayuno y almuerzo gratis. Las familias ahora pueden recoger comidas de varios días en Excel Academy Chelsea y Excel Academy Charter High School. Nuestro nuevo horario es lunes, miércoles y viernes de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

If you live in Boston or surrounding neighborhoods, please pick up your meals from this location:
Hub 1: Excel Academy High School | 401 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128

If you live in Chelsea or surrounding neighborhoods (Revere, Everett, Lynn), please pick up your meals from this location:
Hub 2: Excel Academy Chelsea | 180 2nd Street, Chelsea, MA 02150

If you can’t pick up your child’s meal, please text “EXCEL” to 617-466-9384 and we will assist you in finding a more convenient location. For questions please contact Rita Andrade or Estevan Puerta at 617-970-5355 (both of whom speak both English and Spanish).

Additionally, Boston Public Schools and the City of Boston will offer meals daily from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at numerous sites around the city, including:

  • Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston
  • East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street, East Boston
  • Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston
  • East Boston YMCA, 54 Ashley Street, East Boston
  • BCYF Martin Pino Community Center, 86 Boardman Street, East Boston

In Chelsea, food will be available at the following locations between 11:30 AM-1:00 PM:

  • Mary C. Burke Complex Parking Lot, 300 Crescent Avenue
  • Williams Middle School Parking Lot, 180 Walnut Street
  • Clark Avenue Middle School front entrance, 8 Clark Avenue
  • Chelsea High School front entrance, 299 Everett Avenue
  • St. Rose School courtyard, 580 Broadway
  • View more sites in Chelsea in the COVID-19 Food Resource Guide from Healthy Chelsea

Many other sites throughout the city of Boston are available –  see a full list of meal sites here

More Information to Come