Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 8/27/2020

Device Updates for Grades 7-12

All students in Grades 7-12 who already have a Windows-based BCPS device (not a Chromebook) must come onto any BCPS school property to log into BCPS Secure Wi-Fi for necessary updates. Families will not be entering the building as Wi-Fi service will be accessed from outside. Wi-Fi signals can be stronger the closer you get to the building.

Please note that this will not work at a Baltimore County Library location as previously stated.

Details on how to update your child's device can be found here.

Schoology On The Go

Most of us are already using our phones and apps to access important content daily. Did you know that Schoology has an app? Parents can download the app and check on their child from anywhere!

Check out the Getting Started with the Schoology Mobile App guide.

Parent's Ultimate Guide to Virtual Learning

Panda Security has created a guide to help parents plan and support their child's virtual learning day. Check out the full article here.

Baltimore County Public Library- Learning From Home Workshops

BCPL is hosting a Learning From Home virtual workshop series. This four-part series will focus on ways families and caregivers can support their student through virtual learning. See the calendar of events below. Registration can be found on the BCPL event page and will begin a week before the workshop date.

Setting Up Your Child's Space - Thursday, August 27th @ 7:00 PM

The Importance of Routine - Wednesday, September 2nd @ 7:00 PM

Your Child's Social/Emotional Health - Wednesday, September 23rd @ 7:00 PM

Resources from BCPL & BCPS - Wednesday, September 30th @ 7:00 PM

Kennedy Kreiger Offers Free Virtual Learning Webinar

The Kennedy Kreiger Insitute is hosting a FREE webinar titled "Surviving Virtual Learning: A guide to schooling in the age of COVID-19" on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM. In this presentation you will learn about:

• Setting up a well-organized virtual school environment

• Creating a school schedule for the “new normal”

• Establishing expectations for independent work

• Gaining work compliance

• “Can’t do” vs. “Won't do” – skills vs. motivation deficits

• Understanding the “why” behind challenging behavior

• Incentivizing good choices

Check out the details in the flyer below.

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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.