FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 12/21/2020
Parent University Has A New Home!
This may be a temporary change but at this time we do not have any more information to share. We thank you for your continued support and ask that you please visit the site often to check out our workshop offerings!
Student Member of the Board Applications Are Open!
Only two applications will be accepted from each high school. Students interested in the position are encouraged to contact their school principal as soon as possible. To apply, students must be current sophomores or juniors in good academic standing. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Applications must include five letters of recommendations along with a resume and a short essay. More information can be found on the SMOB application website.
ESOL Liaison Virtual Office Hours
Starting Monday, November 23rd, ESOL Family School Liaisons will hold daily drop-in office hours for English learner families. These office hours are meant to provide families with a point person who can answer general questions about community resources and communications from BCPS. Specific academic inquiries will be directed to the appropriate ESOL teacher, DC, or school. Please help us spread the word about these office hours to your EL families. The schedule is as follows below.
The Google Meet (which is the same for each day), is ESOLFamilySupport.
- Monday: 12-1
- Tuesday: 12 – 1 and 6 - 7
- Wednesday: 12 – 1
- Thursday: 12 – 1
- Friday: 12 – 1
Thank you for helping us support our English learners and their families
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Families that need to register students can now access FOCUS Parent Portal.
Special Education Resource Center
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BCPS Virtual Calming Room is Open!
BCPS is here to help. The new BCPS Virtual Calming Room offers an online lifeline for those times when students, teachers, and parents and caregivers need a little break from the stresses and strains of our new coronavirus-infected world.
What is Parent University?
Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.