THE BRIARWOOD BULLETIN

December, 2020

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Holiday Season

It's December and we are getting closer to the holidays. This is the time of year where we focus on joy, hope, and celebrations with our families and friends. Of course, the current pandemic has put many restrictions on the manner in which we are doing things this holiday season. If anything, the current pandemic has taught me to still keep joy and hope alive, while everything seems to be changing and challenging. Although there might not be opportunities to celebrate with family and friends, please keep joy and hope in your hearts so that we can get back to normal routines.


Over the weekend, I was introduced to an author and artist, who writes stories about keeping a positive mindset and kindness. These attributes are important to keep in mind as we are living through the pandemic. The story of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse ,by Charlie Mackesy is an ageless tale. While we are trying to keep our spirits high and to keep a positive outlook, I thought this would be a great story to to share with everyone.

Take Care, Happy Holidays, and I hope to see everyone in the very near future.

Click on the link here to enjoy the story as it is read by Oprah Winfrey

Parent Survey for Third Quarter Learning

This link will take you to a letter from Superintendent Denewith-Fici regarding the Learning Options for Third Quarter (January 19, 2021 through March 26, 2021). There is a commitment form for parents to complete by December 4th. Please take the time to read this letter and to fill out the commitment form.

Link to Letter and Commitment Form for the Third Quarter

Technology Tips

Now that we are all back to remote learning it seems like all students/families are able to access Schoology and Microsoft Teams Easily. We are grateful that the district has purchased computers so that all students can have access to online lessons. It is common for the office to get a few calls each day that are related to technology. The following are two common errors that occur with the lap tops. Hopefully the information helps you navigate the world of online learning.


Issue # 1- This applies to laptops that have been loaned out by the district. The computer prompts you to change your password. Please do not change the password. Follow this link for the steps to by-pass this screen:

Password Reset Instructions


Issue #2-The computer says you are blocked from the website( Schoology or TEAMS). In order to resolve issue, try restarting the computer. Often times, this updates filters that are used

COVID Testing

If you are in need of COVID Testing, please see the Macomb County Health Department's link to testing locations throughout our county. Please continue to wear masks and encourage everyone in your household to wash hands frequently.

Macomb County Testing

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School Calendar

Reminder for November dates:


December 14-December 18th- Spirit week- all students can participate

December 16th- Early Release. School dismisses at 2:40 PM

December 21st- Winter Holiday Break begins

January 4th - School Resumes

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Menu Options

Meals for virtual students are offered daily from 11 AM- 1PM at the Warren Woods Education Center. Please check the WW Education Center for the daily lunch offerings.

Virtual lunch menu: https://warrenwoods.nutrislice.com/menu/warren-woods-education-center

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