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The following is the BSA Weekly Caregiver Newsletter for week of 12/14-12/18:

Dear Caregivers,

We very much appreciate the fact that you play a vital role in the academic success of your students at BSA. Being able to easily access and maneuver the online tools that we have implemented over the last several months can help.

If you are having issues with monitoring Google Classroom or PowerSchool, or have any other questions about the school’s operations, we are happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at the following:

Also, please look out for next week’s newsletter where the Head of School will be providing the school community with important updates about our program before the start of the winter recess.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Keith D. Morton

Senior Director of Operations

 

Announcement #1:

Enter for Your Chance to Win an Amazon Gift card: December 2020 BSA Caregiver Survey from Panorama Education

BSA is now using Panorama Education to gather important student and caregiver opinions on how we operate remotely. Last week, we sent 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 15% of caregivers must participate for there to be a drawing. The deadline to complete the current survey is December 23, 2020 and the drawing for the gift card will be held on January 4th. Though we didn’t meet the participation target last month, we decided to do the drawing in the spirit of the holiday season. Congratulations to caregiver Ms. Krystle! We appreciate and value your voice.

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!

Announcement #2:                    Inclusive Schools Week 2020 Success!

Thank you again for helping us celebrate Inclusive Schools Week 2020 remotely! This week allowed us to reflect on how well we educate and support a very diverse student population. We look forward to more virtual celebrations in the new year.

Reminder: For the parents of students with IEPs

If you are still interested in applying to the TOP (Training Opportunities Program) the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, December 22nd. So please reach out to Ms. Westbrooks if you want to submit an application on behalf of your child (dwestbrooks@broomestreetacademy.org).

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 now December 22nd, 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 dwestbrooks@broomestreetacademy.org.