BES Parent Newsletter
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Transitioning from "all remote" to "some in person, some remote"
Progress reports will be printed this week and will be sent home on Monday, 10/5 with "in person" students and will be available for pick up at school for parents of those students who will be continuing with remote learning. The grades on the progress report will carry over into the next phase of the school year. That means if your child has a new teacher starting on 10/5, the grades he/she earned from 8/31-10/2 will be given to the new teacher and entered into her gradebook.
Class lists for "all remote" and "in person" have been finalized and the teachers will begin communicating with parents on Monday, 9/28, to let you know whose class your child will be in for the next phase of the school year. Teachers who are teaching remote classes will be teaching only those students who are not coming to school in person. Teachers who are teaching students in person at school will no longer be teaching students who are doing remote learning. I have heard a few parents say things like, "We're going on vacation the week before Thanksgiving so he/she can just do remote that week." That is not how this works. Remote is remote and in person is in person...they are different classes with different teachers. If you have chosen in person learning and you take a vacation, you will need to contact the teacher and ask for work while you're gone or make it up when you get back. Your student cannot simply be switched to a remote class for a week and then back into the regular class when you get back. That would be a logistical nightmare for in many ways...especially if there were several folks doing that in the same time frame.
The biggest key to making all of this successful is communication. Communicate early with the teacher when there are questions. Communicate early with me when you're trying to decide if it's time to try to switch from remote to in person or if you feel like you need to change to remote.
Parent reps for our Advisory Council and School Improvement Team
Relink Ingles Advantage Card
For students who are coming back to school on 10/5, breakfast and lunch will be provided for free until December 31. Both of those meals will be eaten in the classroom in keeping with safety protocols due to COVID-19.
Parents of remote students may pick up the free meals in the same manner of curbside/drive thru as we have been doing since March.
Stay tuned for more information
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