The Patriot Update

Principal's Message | July 29, 2020

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Dear BCCHS Families,

As we quickly approach the school year, I want to thank you for your patience as details continue to be worked out on our Distance Learning Schedule.
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As a reminder, I will host a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00 pm to share all the final details and expectations for our Distance Learning Program at this time.


The meeting will be recorded and posted on our website and in ParentSquare for reference.


Topic: Parent Orientation to BCCHS Distance Learning

Time: Aug 5, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84217477296?pwd=NDZkaXQ2NVE1RlpjZWxTbE12SE1GUT09


Meeting ID: 842 1747 7296

Passcode: 589469

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I wanted to share additional details about our 1st week of school. We are referring to week 1 as a “Soft Start” as we emphasize explicit instructions and support for our students about how to engage online with peers and teachers. We will also provide support for how to access their online program and use of Google Classroom, Zoom, and our Aeries Information system. We will explain where information can be found on our website and who the support personnel are that will serve as primary contacts for students when they need assistance in certain areas.
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Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14

In addition to the operational guidance and “How To” of Distance Learning during week 1, we will engage our students in activities that will promote inclusivity and connection between their peers and a Grade Level Teacher. All students will be assigned a teacher or certificated staff member for a “period 9” class that will be the course they need to participate in during week 1.


This is the only course students will need to participate during week 1.



  • Students in grades 10-12 will participate in this course from 9:00-10:20 each day starting on Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14.
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Students must check their Aeries email for details!

Students in grade 9 will participate in an 80 minute period that will take place during one of the times listed below:


  • 8:30, 9:40, 10:50, 12:10, 1:20, 2:30
  • 9th grade students will be notified of the timeslot in which they will participate in their Aeries account by Wednesday August 5th.
  • Students will only be participating in one of these timeslots listed and will participate in the same timeslot every day from August 10-August 14.
  • 9th grade students will participate in break out rooms with about 16 students and a certificated staff member which could include a 9th grade teacher, counselor, or administrator. I will be participating too.
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* Our normal schedule for periods 1-6 will begin on Monday, August 17th.

* I will provide the finalized schedule in my update to you next week and during the Zoom meeting on August 5th.

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10th Grade Materials Pickup Days by Appointment THIS WEEK:

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If you haven't made your appointment, click on the link below:

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Zoom information to come!

Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, August 25th!

9:00 AM OR 6:00 PM

Choose a convenient time for you!

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ParentSquare at BCCHS

Our primary method to disseminate information and provide two way communication with you will be through ParentSquare, our new communication platform. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principal, teachers, staff, and parents to:



  • Send and receive school and class information
  • Share pictures and files
  • See calendar items
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

If you haven't downloaded the ParentSquare app, please do so:

Contact us!

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Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm | Monday-Friday

Mrs. Margarita Ponce, Parent Liaison | (818) 758-5281

Ms. Maricela Lomeli, Administrative Assistant | (818) 758-4464

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It’s been so nice to see our new 9th graders and parents through the first 3 days of Patriot Preview. 10th Graders begin the process by appointment tomorrow through Saturday.


Please be well and stay healthy!

Ari Bennett, BCCHS Principal

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