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February 2021

February 25, 2021

March 1 - In Person Learning Begins!

Dear BBMS Families,

We are super excited to welcome back students in the "E-Group" for face-2-face instruction beginning on Monday, March 1, 2021.  It is hard to believe that students have not been in the building since March 13, 2020 and we realize that for many of our students, Monday will be the first time they will step foot inside our school.  Please review the attached document to see a glimpse of what to expect as students get ready to return.  

VIEW THIS PLEASE

Community Copy - BBMS In-person Orientation.pdf 

For students who remain virtual, they will also follow a new bell schedule (it is in the presentation).  Teachers will explain this new bell schedule to students in each class so everyone knows when to log into classes, when classes will take breaks, eat lunch, etc.  Please encourage students to ask their teachers if they have any questions about these new routines.

 

WEDNESDAYS will look very different for all students as well:

  • For those in the building, students will have in-person support times with each teacher, homeroom, and then dismissal between 11:05 and 11:35) to go home.  Students will be served breakfast and lunch.
  • Students who are virtual will have homeroom only (10:30 to 11:00am) and then one synchronous support time (11:05 to 11:35am) to visit with any of their teachers to ask questions, get support, etc.
  • All students will have Wednesday afternoon to work on assignments independently.

 

Return Dates for Hybrid Groups:

  • March 29 - 6th Grade A-House and B-House students
  • April 12 - 7th and 8th Grade A-House and B-House students

QUESTIONS?  If you need help with any of this information, or if you have questions about your child's program, please get in touch with us at 410-313-2580.  We can't wait to see you soon!  GO SHARKS!

 

Dr. Andrew Cockley
Principal

February 23, 2021

Early Dismissal Days for ALL students: 

Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 2021

Please refer to the following early dismissal schedule for this Thursday and Friday:

Period 1: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 

Period 2: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. 

Period 3: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 

Period 4: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 

FEW REMINDERS AND UPDATES:

ABSENCE DUE TO TECHNOLOGY 

If your child misses class due to technical difficulties, you should let their teachers know as soon as possible so that they will not be marked absent.
 

ABSENCE FOR ALL OTHER REASONS (except technology reasons as listed above

If your child is absent from school, please email your child’s attendance note to bbmsabsence@hcpss.org 

 

GOOGLE MEET SAFETY MEASURES

Please take a few moments to review the following information regarding appropriate behavior and engagement during Google Meet Sessions:

  • Adhere to HCPSS Policy 8080 Responsible Use Technology and Social Media and other relevant HCPSS policies.
  • Students will only be permitted into a Google Meet  session with a HCPSS email account.  All students can be identified through their HCPSS email account.
  • Inappropriate/offensive/threatening comments, misrepresentation of identity, and/or disruptive participants (invited or uninvited) during Google Meet sessions will not be tolerated.
  • Sharing login information violates the confidentiality rights of other students and places them at risk of having to witness disruptive behaviors from students who are not members of the class or school community.
  • Students who are disruptive and/or “trespass” Google Meet sessions will be immediately reported to administration and will receive appropriate consequences in accordance with the HCPSS Code of Conduct.  Consequences may result in temporary or permanent loss of technology access, which will also result in a student's inability to participate in Google Meet sessions; arrangement for receiving instruction and assignments will be established by administration communicated and arranged with parents.

Additional information can be found in the  Safety Measures During the Google Meet Session on 20-21 HCPSS Virtual Teaching and Learning Page

 

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS

While this school year’s opening is different than any that have come before, our staff has the same level of commitment and excitement to meet, teach and support all students. HCPSS teachers have been busy preparing online learning materials for their classes and are dedicated to creating a caring and supportive online classroom.

We recognize there may be times the applications HCPSS is using for virtual learning may not work as anticipated. This may be due to the nationwide increase in demand on these services or an issue with your local internet provider. We know this may be stressful for both you and your child, and ask for your patience as we work through any challenges that may arise. HCPSS teachers will be understanding and flexible if interruptions to technology services cause delays in assignment submissions and missed virtual learning sessions. 

Please find below suggestions on how to proceed if your student experiences an issue.

What should we do when technology is not working?

Occasionally, students may have issues with Canvas, Google Meet or other learning platforms used by HCPSS. If your child is having difficulty:

  • Logging in to Google Meet - Directions on joining a Google Meet can be found online. If your child is still unable to join, have them send their teacher a message via Canvas or you can send the teacher an email to make them aware. Your child can work on other assignments in Canvas and/or you can have them focus on another learning platform used by their teachers, such as Actively Learn, until the issue is resolved.
  • Logging in to Canvas - Have your child attend any scheduled virtual learning sessions and/or have them focus on another learning platform used by their teachers, such as Actively Learn. Make sure to let your child’s teacher know about the issue via email. 

 

 

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