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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Parents/Guardians, and Colleagues:

Please see the statement below regarding the air quality at CHS.


Late today, (Thursday April 19th), the City and Chelsea Public Schools were notified by MassDEP that the air quality monitoring program instituted as part of the excavation and removal of soil contaminants on the former Chelsea Clock site reported an elevated level of air contaminants inside the Chelsea High School. MassDEP required air monitoring and vapor suppressant measures to be taken during the excavation as a precautionary measure for managing the known contamination at the site.

While the regular School academic program is closed for the spring vacation, special student programming, student sports programs, academic and year round support staff were present in the school today.

All who were present at the School should be aware of the elevated level of air contaminants today and their potential exposure, and advised to seek medical help should they experience any ill effects.

Today’s late afternoon readings were the first elevated levels reported since the inception of the environmental cleanup effort at the former Chelsea Clock site. The Air Quality Monitoring program conducted by the Developer’s consultant and the MassDEP has been ongoing at the excavation site, around the perimeter of the site and inside the CHS.

With the elevated readings report, excavation work was immediately stopped, and MassDEP has directed the Developer and their environmental firm to cover the excavated material and backfill the excavation area. Air quality monitoring will be conducted throughout the school tomorrow and through the weekend to ensure that the air quality is safe for full school opening on Monday.

The environmental remediation efforts at the redevelopment site will be placed on hold by MassDEP until a means to control fugitive emissions is developed and approved.

We anticipate CHS will be in session on Monday, April 23, 2018.



Estimados Padres / Encargados y Colegas:

Consulte la declaración a continuación sobre la calidad del aire en CHS.


Hoy en la tarde, (Jueves, 19 de abril), el MassDEP notificó a las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea y a la Ciudad que el programa de monitoreo de la calidad del aire instituido como parte de la excavación y eliminación de contaminantes del suelo en el antiguo sitio del Reloj de Chelsea reportó un nivel elevado de contaminantes en el interior de la Escuela Superior de Chelsea. El MassDEP requirió medidas de monitoreo del aire y supresores de vapor durante la excavación como medida de precaución para manejar la contaminación conocida en el sitio.

Mientras que el programa académico regular de la escuela está cerrado durante las vacaciones de primavera, la programación especial para estudiantes, los programas deportivos para estudiantes, el personal académico y el personal de apoyo durante todo el año estuvieron presentes en la escuela hoy.

Todos los que estuvieron presentes en la Escuela deben estar al tanto del nivel elevado de contaminantes del aire en la actualidad y su exposición potencial, y se les recomienda buscar ayuda médica si experimentan algún efecto perjudicial.

Las lecturas de la tarde de hoy fueron los primeros niveles elevados reportados desde el inicio del esfuerzo de limpieza ambiental en el antiguo sitio del Reloj de Chelsea. El programa de monitoreo de la calidad del aire llevado a cabo por el asesor del desarrollador y el MassDEP han estado en curso en el sitio de excavación, alrededor del perímetro del sitio y dentro de CHS.

Con el informe de lecturas elevadas, el trabajo de excavación se detuvo de inmediato, y el MassDEP ordenó al Desarrollador y a su empresa ambiental que cubran el material excavado y rellenen el área de excavación. El monitoreo de la calidad del aire se llevará a cabo en toda la escuela mañana y durante el fin de semana para garantizar que la calidad del aire sea segura para la apertura completa de la escuela el lunes.

Los esfuerzos de remediación ambiental en el sitio de reurbanización serán suspendidos por el MassDEP hasta que se desarrolle y se apruebe un medio para controlar las emisiones fugitivas.

Anticipamos que CHS estará en sesión el Lunes, 23 de abril de 2018.


Yours, Dr. Bourque


Chelsea Public Schools is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates ALL students and families.

Teachers, administrators, and support staff, from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve are dedicated to providing Chelsea students with a Bridge to Success, a commitment that ALL students will achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready.

Superintendent, Mary Bourque

Chelsea Public Schools Vision

By June 30, 2021, Chelsea Public Schools will ensure diverse opportunities and pathways for ALL students to succeed in college, career, and life through our commitment to collaborative leadership, reflective practice, supportive classroom climate, purposeful and rigorous teaching and learning, and ongoing assessment to adjust our practice.

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Chelsea Public Schools administrative offices are located at 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 | 617.466.4477. For contact and additional information on individual schools, please see the Chelsea Schools section.

A little about Chelsea, Massachusetts

The City of Chelsea, Massachusetts is located in Suffolk County directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. The City was first settled in 1624, established itself as a Town in 1739 and was incorporated as a City in 1857. Chelsea, Massachusetts has an estimated population of 35,080 and occupies a land area of 1.8 square miles.


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