BHCS Charter Chatter

September 2020

Welcome Back Wildcats!

We are so excited to be back in school! These first few weeks have been an adjustment for students, parents, teachers, and all of our staff members. We feel our procedures for face to face learning have been going smoothly. We appreciate everyone's continued support in making sure we adhere to all of the guidelines put in place in regards to COVID-19 so that we can continue to provide face to face instruction.


School-wide we are "easing" into remote and blended learning to make sure that students and families are comfortable, as well as making sure teachers are able to use our Learning Management Systems (SeeSaw or Google Classroom) to best meet the needs of their students. Each week we are trying to incorporate another layer of synchronous and asynchronous learning to work at a manageable level of learning both at home and at school.


Please remember students have been away from school over 5 months, and even now this is not the traditional routine they are accustomed to. We are making sure that students have time to review previous concepts, and can comfortably navigate through their Learning Management System (SeeSaw or Google Classroom) in order to learn and master new skills and concepts.


We can not thank our families enough for all the work they are doing for Remote Learning! As we continue to navigate through this "new normal" we ask for continued patience, open lines and communication, and a top priority for student success!


Jessica Poole

BHCS Principal

Wildcats Know the Three W's!!!

Fall Picture Day

SMILE! Fall picture days are scheduled for Monday, September 14 and Friday, September 18. Proofs will be sent home and there is no need to send money or orders on these days.


Students who are full remote can call or email the office (bonnie.bowes@bethelhill.net) to schedule an appointment anytime from 12:00 - 3:00 on those days. Students will be screened before entering the auditorium.


**Keep in mind, fall pictures are used for the school yearbook, so we hope you all can make it!**

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Remote Student's Packet Pick-up Days

Just a reminder that our Packet Pick-Up will take place on Thursdays. Please be in communication with your child's teacher about the need for picking up materials or dropping off materials. To maintain a smooth traffic flow during arrival and dismissal, Packet Pick-Up times will be as follows:

8:30am-2:30pm & 3:10pm-6:00pm.

A Note from Specials...

The Special's teachers are excited to be getting back to school and seeing all the students' accomplishments in STEAM, Music, PE, and Art! All fully remote students should have access to a SeeSaw (kindergarten and 1st grade) OR Google Classroom (2nd through 5th grades) account specifically dedicated to Specials. Each week at least one activity from a Specials area will be posted for students to complete. These activities are meant to help students be creative and stay active!

Hybrid students who come to school face-to-face on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday will have a Specials time on those face-to-face days. These students do NOT need to access the SeeSaw or Google Classroom accounts because they are provided with activities during their face-to-face time at school each week.

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BHCS is a Title I School... What does that mean?

Title I is a federally funded program that is one component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Title 1 is intended to help ensure that all students have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments. Our school-wide program is based on effective means of improving student achievement and includes strategies to support family engagement.


Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students. At BHCS, the Title 1 funds are being used in the 2020-21 academic year to fund personnel associated with our technology and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) initiatives.


Any questions concerning Title I funding should be addressed to Harriett Tillett, Student Support Services director at Harriett.tillett@bethelhill.net or to Jessica Poole, Principal at Jessica.poole@bethelhill.net.

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Box Tops for Education

Turn in Box Tops Using Your Smartphone...

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.


Here is how to get started:

STEP 1: Download the Box Tops mobile app. (available from Apple App Store & Google Play)

STEP 2: Buy participating products containing the General Mills Box Tops logo

STEP 3: Scan your receipt using the Box Tops mobile app

STEP 4: Earn cash for our school! The app will automatically find participating products and

instantly add your Box Tops to our schools earnings online.


NEW - Turn in Box Tops Through Email...

Great news! If you shop for groceries online, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school. If your receipt contains participating products, Box Tops will be credited within 1 business day.


STEP 1: Sign up for a Box Tops for Education account. You can create one using the Box

Tops app on your smartphone OR by visiting

https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-register-page

STEP 2: Buy participating products containing the General Mills Box Tops logo at

participating retailers and get a receipt via email.

STEP 3: Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same

email address that was used to set up your account in STEP 1.

STEP 4: Box Tops will be crediated within one business day and you can view your earnings in

the MY EARNINGS section of the app or YOUR ACTIVITY section on the website.


You can still send in traditional clipped Box Tops...Until they're gone!

If your package has a traditional Box Tops clip, cut it off and attach it to the Box Tops flyer (available from the main office). Each clip is worth $0.10 for our school. Please check clips for a valid expiration date.


Thank you for supporting our school!

For more information, including a list of participating products and online retailers, please visit BTFE.COM

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Asbestos Update: The only buildings with asbestos remaining on our campus are the Main Building, Cafeteria and Gym. These asbestos materials are encapsulated and in good condition. Any questions concerning our management plan may be directed to Jessica Poole (Principal).