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At the Roger Clap Elementary, we take great pride in our relationships with our students and families. We offer many opportunities for family engagement and resources for our families. 

Below you will find a variety of information to help support you at home and outside of school! Feel free to always reach out to us for more information. 

Roger Clap Student Handbook

(Update in Progress)

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Help! Who Do I Contact for What?

Roger Clap Elementary School Staff to Contact:

We are lucky to have a wonderful student support team and we want to ensure our families know how they can use all the resources we have available! You can also call the school to request to speak with any of these staff members 617-635-8672.

Ms. Desirea Moore

School Secretary

  • Attended Bps Schools

  • First Year in Bps

  • Enjoys being a mom & listening to Music

  • This year I am looking forward to getting to know all the beautiful kids that attend the Roger Clap!


Mrs. Deidre DeGraffenreid-Parnell

Family Liaison

  • Family Resources

  • Attendance Support

  • Transportation Needs


Ms. Elizabeth Centeio

School Nurse

  • Reporting a COVID-19 absence

  • Sharing new health updates, allergy information

  • Connecting with your learner’s medical team (clinic, hospital, etc.)


Ms. Susan Lovett

School Social Worker

  • Sharing specific social & emotional needs of a learner and/or family

  • Requesting resources on mental health

  • Sharing bullying concerns


Ms. Carolina Castillo-Carbona

(at the Clap on Mondays & Thursdays)

Special Education Coordinator

  • Requesting or rescheduling an IEP/504 meeting

  • Checking in on service providers

  • Getting a copy of your learner’s IEP/504 plan

  • Learning about Special Education services


The Guide to Boston Public Schools for Parents & Families 

In this Guide, you will find a list of resources and information that will be useful for future meetings and community input opportunities that may take place in the coming months and years. Please familiarize yourself with these tools and the information provided to maximize our opportunity to fully participate in shared decisions.

All of our policies and rules have only one goal: to help prepare every student for success in college, career, and life in a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment. With your support and involvement, we can reach that goal together.

The Student Information Update Forms are below. Please download and print them out, request the form from your student's school, or fill out the form online:


Our staff communicates with families via ClassDojo where we provide updates, copies of the Weekly Newsletter, pictures from instruction and activities, and important reminders. Each classroom has their own ClassDojo feed as well as the school which you will have access to after joining. This is a great way to get the most up to date content on your child and what is going on at the Roger Clap Elementary! 

Instructions to set up ClassDojo

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Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline​

Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline offers free food assistance to all Mass. residents. Call 800-645-8333, 8 am - 7 pm, Monday-Friday; 10 am - 2 pm, Saturday. TTY 800-377-1292  

Cafe Menu
At the Roger Clap Elementary we are lucky to have delicious lunch every day. The Boston Public Schools brings fresh, whole, nutritious, delicious food to students every day. Meals are cooked in our school and served by our caring staff of food service professionals. 


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Uniform Information 

Roger Clap Uniform: Navy blue or white collared shirt with or without Roger Clap logo. 

The Roger Clap school uniform is one way for students to demonstrate pride in their school and their education. The Clap has a mandatory uniform policy. It is important that students are in uniform everyday for behavioral, safety and financial reasons. The uniform consists of a white or navy blue shirt and navy blue bottoms. Please make sure that your child follows the school uniform policy every day. We have donated uniforms if you are in need of uniforms for your child to ensure the dress code can be followed. If you have any specific questions/concerns regarding the uniform policy, please contact us at 617-635-8672.


Reading Log

In order to attend the monthly reading party, students must fill out and return the reading log. The Reading Log is attached to the weekly newsletter however, you can find an extra copy here! 

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