September 29, 2015



Omar Cabrera (DPH) 617-624-5089


Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites 

BOSTON – Tuesday, September 29, 2015- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the fourth and fifth human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year, and the first WNV-related fatality. Both patients are male Suffolk County residents in their 60s who likely contracted the virus in the Suffolk County area. Both men were hospitalized due to the severity of their illness; one case was fatal. Confirmation of these infections came from testing completed at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.

These newly confirmed cases, in combination with multiple mosquito findings from the area and a previous case with exposure in the same area indicate that risk from WNV is now considered to be high in this area. As such, DPH is elevating the WNV risk levels for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to High.

“As we enter Fall, and cooler temperatures approach, it’s important to note that Massachusetts still is in peak season for possible West Nile virus infection for human infections,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Brown. “Residents need to continue to take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites: use insect repellant, cover up, and avoid outdoor activities at dusk and after nightfall when mosquitoes are at their most active.”

In 2014, there were six human cases of WNV infection identified in Massachusetts. WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. Most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. When present, WNV symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. In rare cases, more severe illness can occur. Fewer than one percent of people bitten by an infected mosquito will develop a severe form of WNV in which the virus invades the central nervous system.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

Protect Your Animals

Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Water troughs provide excellent mosquito breeding habitats and should be flushed out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and EEE. If an animal is diagnosed with WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.

More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

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Public Release – Department of Food Services

Revere Public Schools has announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

School official have adopted the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Income Eligibility Guidelines following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

The following income guidelines will be used in Massachusetts from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 for determining eligibility of participants for free and reduced price meals in the Child Nutrition Programs.

For more detailed information click the link below
RPS Public Release 2016

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Our Vision and Mission

Our school community is multicultural and diverse. Revere celebrates this rich tapestry of heritage and aspirations and remains united in its efforts to realize the full intellectual, social, and physical potential of every child. In this endeavor, we shall maintain a safe environment that nurtures curiosity, dignity, and the promotion of social responsibility.

Brochure-Revere Schools


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Meal Application

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Revere Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is free district wide. Lunch costs $2.50 district-wide. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price $.40 for lunch.

Families who received a note on the first day of school saying they are pre-registered do not need to do anything.  Those who choose not to apply should return the form their child brought home from school on Wednesday 8/26/15.  All other parents, please Click here for more information! and follow the prompts.  The on-line application by September 14, 2015

NOTE:  you only need to complete one application per family.  It will count for all of your children who are enrolled in the Revere Public Schools.  Schools will have support in completing forms available on Meet the Teacher Night.

Click here for application

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Internet Essentials

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Athletic Stadium Security Officer

The Revere Public Schools seeks an individual with strong public engagement skills to assist with security and proper use of facilities at the Harry Della Russo Stadium.   Candidate will operate under the prevue of the Superintendent of Schools; report primarily to the Director of Recreation and secondarily the Director of Athletics.

Stadium Security Part Time Position

Stadium Security Full Time Position


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Superintendent’s Broadsheet

Super’s Broadsheet-October 1, 2015

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Superintendent’s Broadsheet

Super’s Broadsheet-September 24, 2015

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Superintendent’s Broadsheet

Super’s Broadsheet-September 18, 2015

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Revere Public Schools
Licensed & DPU Certified; Class B or C CDL.

Applications at the RPS Superintendent’s Office
101 School St., Revere, MA 02151

No Phone Calls

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Revere Reads Summer 2015-Reading List Grades K-12

Revere Reads Summer 2015

Reading List

Grades K-12

RPS Literacy Coaches:  Jennifer Connolly, Mary Ellen Dakin, Ashley Cinelli, Ann McLaughlin, Mariann Mehr, Maria Bianco, Sarah Hartnett, Nicole Cecere, Donna Mauro, Michele Travalini Kelly 

Director of Humanities: Dr. Christina Porter

Director of Title One, Elementary Literacy, & Early Childhood: Tonia D’Eramo


One City, One Theme

Common Theme: “Our Stories”





Recommended for:


Jeff Bauman



High school*

In Revere In Those Days

Roland Merullo



High school

This I Believe II

Jay Allison & Dan Gediman (Eds.)



High school/middle school







Raina Telgemeier

Graphic Novel


Middle school

The Breadwinner

Deborah Ellis



Middle school

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking

Erin Dionne



Middle school






Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan




Fourth grade/fifth grade



Cynthia Lord




Fourth grade/ fifth grade

The Empty Pot





Second grade/third grade

Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner



Second grade/third grade

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes



Kindergarten/first grade

Franklin Wants a Pet

Paulette Bourgeois



Kindergarten/first grade



*This book contains mature themes, subject matter and/or language.

  • To promote unity in our schools, we have decided to go with "One City, One Theme” with the common theme for 2015 being “Our Stories.”

  • This list contains a variety of works on a variety of topics with a diversity of authors and characters.Our hope is that every student is able to find books that appeal to them.

  • Grades 6-12 students are expected to read two books on his list.**They are welcome to read the recommended books for their grade level but are also welcome to read any/all books on the list.Please note that one of the books has mature themes.

  • Students are also welcome to read the books in their first language (if available).

  • As with summer reading in the past, students are expected to purchase their own books. The books will be available at Barnes & Noble in Saugus and from addition, there may be limited copies available from the individual school libraries.


Revere Reads Summer Reading List 2015



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Summer Reading 2015 – One City One Theme


Notce to families FY 15

Library hours and home connections 1-2

Lbrary hours and home connections 3-5

Summer reading flyer FY15 1-2

Summer Reading flyer FY15 3-4

Summer reading flyer FY15 5

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Superintendent’s Broadsheet

Super's Broadsheet  6-18-15


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