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The following is the BSA Weekly Caregiver Newsletter for week of 1/4-1/8:

A Message from the Head of School

Dear BSA Community,

Happy New Year!  We have all been waiting anxiously to say goodbye to 2020. Now that 2021 is here, while we know we are not out of the woods yet, we are all looking forward to a brighter year.

As is the tradition for many, we tend to make resolutions as a new year arrives. Knowing how much is still up in the air and how much has changed, this may prove more challenging then years passed.

I have included a link below to an article that suggests manageable resolutions during these crazy times.

The world has changed, so perhaps we too need to approach the new year differently than before.

No matter what you resolve (or don’t) I wish you strength, health, joy, perseverance and prosperity in 2021!

Best,

Ms. Silberman

 

https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g34924352/new-year-resolutions/

Announcement #1:                    Welcome Back and Quarter 2 Reminders

 

Happy 2021 BSA community, and welcome back to Quarter 2. We are reminding you to start this month strong by reaching out to your student’s teachers and ensuring that they have completed any work assigned over Winter Break or from the time before the break. Communication is a crucial component of student success as we move towards the end of this academic quarter on Friday, January 22nd.

From the Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Ms. Westbrooks

Announcement # 2:                   Virtual Caregiver Association Meeting, January 14th

Please join us on Thursday, January 14th for our Virtual Monthly Caregiver Association Meeting. We’ll discuss various topics as well as events for the upcoming BSA school year. We will also discuss how caregivers can support and help us continue to improve BSA through joining our new Caregiver Action Committee. Please follow the instructions below to register in advance for the meeting. Meeting will be held from 5:30-6:30pm.

When: Jan 14, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84126018402?pwd=S1hOMmVRT2tmd0x6MmRpNEE4cXpIdz09
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Announcement # 3:                            January 2020 BSA Caregiver Survey: Panorama Education

BSA is now using Panorama Education to gather important student and caregiver opinions on how we operate remotely. On Wednesday, January 6th, we will send out our monthly caregiver survey using Panorama Education. To encourage participation in these surveys, all caregivers who participate in the survey each month will have their name placed in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card. At least 25% of caregivers must participate for there to be a drawing.

Please search your email inbox and Spam folders for an email from Panorama Education. BSA utilizes Panorama Education due to its highly secure network and analysis capabilities. Each caregiver has received a personalized link to the survey which cannot be shared with multiple caregivers. We encourage all caregivers to search their inboxes for this survey and mark Panorama Education as a “Known Sender” with the email provider. Thank you for your continued dedication to BSA!