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The following is the BSA Weekly Caregiver Newsletter for week of 11/9-11/13:
A Message from the Head of School About Caregiver Conferences
Dear BSA Caregiver Community,
We hope this note finds you well. We are writing to share plans for Open School this Fall.
Next week you will be able to sign into PowerSchool and see your student’s Marking Period 1 grades. Normally right after that we would hold open school. This year, due to the pandemic and ongoing concerns about gathering in close proximity, BSA will be using a different format to hold caregiver conferences.
There will be three weeks in a row in November and December on Thursday and Friday when you will have the opportunity to have appointments to speak with your child’s teacher via Zoom or phone call (based on your preferences).
While parent -teacher conferences are not mandatory, they are highly encouraged- especially if you have concerns about any of your child’s grades or progress.
As a next step, please fill out the link below indicating your child’s name and which of their teachers you would like to meet. You will be contacted by teachers individually to set up appointments at your convenience.
Caregiver phone conferences will occur:
- Friday, November 13th from 1- 4pm
- Thursday, November 19th from 3 to 6PM
- Friday, November 20th from 10-3pm
- Thursday, December 3rd from 1-3 pm
- Friday, December 4th from 1-4pm
If none of those times work, we would be happy to work with you to find an alternate time to connect you with your child’s teachers.
Best, Melissa Silberman, Head of School
Announcement# 1: First Quarter Reminders
The first academic quarter ended on Friday, November 6th, 2020. Your student just completed their first, common assessment in each of their classes. This is the perfect time to ask your student the following questions:
Do you know what your grades are now in all your classes?
Did you complete your Quarter 1 mid-term/common assessment for each of your classes?
Have you emailed or reached out to your teachers if you are missing work or struggling with your assignments?
Asking these questions, among others, will make sure that you are your student are fully collaborating with their teachers to ensure academic success.
For parents of students with IEPs:
The Training Opportunities Program (TOP) is back remotely for the 2020-21 school year. This program provides students in high school with IEPs, paid internships, and work experiences. If your child previously participated in this program, Ms. Westbrooks and Ms. Bellony will reach out to help you re-enroll them for this school year. The deadline is December 7th, and this year for all students to re-enroll or enroll, they will then be entered into a lottery for the opportunity to work remotely this year.
If your child is 14 years old or older, has their working papers and an IEP, and you would like them to participate in this program, please email Ms. Westbrooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcement #2: Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11th
Reminder: There will be no classes for BSA students on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Online classes will resume on Thursday, November 12th, 2020.
Announcement #3: Virtual Caregiver Association Meeting, November 12th
Please join us on November 12th for our Virtual Monthly Caregiver Association Meeting. We’ll discuss various topics as well as our goals for the upcoming BSA school year. Please follow the instructions below to register in advance for the meeting. Meeting will be held from 5:30-6:30pm.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 12, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.