Burkholder Middle School

Week of January 4-8, 2021

Dear Families,

I hope everyone in the Burkholder Community had a good winter break. It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the school year. As part of our continuing effort to better communicate with our community, we have created this weekly newsletter which will be a “one-stop-shop” for all information regarding the happenings at Burkholder. Hopefully, our newsletter will provide both students and parents access to information needed to remain successful at Burkholder.

Additionally, I would like to thank both the students and teachers for all their hard work and dedication that made the first half of the year successful. I know fulltime distance education was a major adjustment for families and teachers and even at times a struggle. As always, Burkholder teachers and staff will continue to provide assistance and guidance when needed to ensure student success.

Thank you,

Chris Hermes


Our Daily Master Schedule

Students are required to attend all Real-time Lesson "LIVE" (synchronous) sessions with their classroom teachers. Students enter each class period via Clever to get to their teachers' Canvas. The system automatically notes that your child is present in class. The teacher will pull an attendance report from the system and take attendance in Infinite Campus.

On days when your child's class period states, Teacher Support and Independent/Group Work (asynchronous learning), students need to do the following:

1. Students enter each class period via Clever to get to their teachers' Canvas. The system automatically notes that your child is present in class. The teacher will pull an attendance report from the system and take attendance in Infinite Campus.

2. Students need to view their teacher Canvas for the asynchronous activity and/or assignment. There will ALWAYS be an activity and/or assignment listed there for students to complete during the asynchronous class period.

ELA: Work on Reading Plus. For information on Reading Plus, click on the link here: Reading Plus Information

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Students are expected to engage with their schedule of courses and classes on a daily basis. To be counted as present or participating, the students must either:

  1. Complete coursework during the same day the class meets; and/or
  2. Attend a real-time class session; and/or
  3. Meet or communicate with the licensed teacher or substitute about their progress.

Distance Learning Resources 2020-2021

Haven't Set Up Your Canvas Parent Observer Account? Here is How....

Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

Click on this link from CCSD FACES https://faces.ccsd.net/university-of-family-learning-ufl/online-courses/canvas-observer-registration-and-pairing/ or click on the attached instructions on how to set up your observer account in Canvas.

Click Here for Instructions on How to Create One!

Need Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues?

If you are in need of Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues, please fill out the Google Form at burkhodlerms.org on the main page header "tech needs 2.0" button or click on the link here for assistance: Technology Needs 2.0

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: January 4, 2021

  • Classes Resume

Tuesday: January 5, 2021

  • Evening Study Sessions, 5-7PM

Wednesday: January 6, 2021


Thursday: January 7, 2021

  • Make-up MAP testing starting at 11:40AM-1:26PM

Friday: January 8, 2021

  • Make-up MAP testing starting at 11:30AM-2:30PM

Link for January's Calendar of Evening Sessions

January Evening Study Sessions

Burkholder Middle School continues to offer additional support and teacher-led tutoring every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm.

If your child needs extra support in math, ELA, science, or social studies, be sure to attend these tutoring sessions. Google Meet Links will be shared with your child through Canvas.

We know many of our parents are balancing work/home/and distance learning, so it's important to the staff at BMS to offer more hours of support to our families.

Need Social Worker Help?

Ms. Alexis Groth


702-799-8080 X 4351

Counselor Assistance

Ms. Julia Bush


Students: 6th Graders A - L & ALL 7th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4301

Ms. Marisa Cady-Burkhardt


Students: 6th Graders M - Z & All 8th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4302

Counselor's Corner

Dear Families,

We will be hosting four virtual FACES (Family and Community Engagement Services) sessions. Here are the dates, topics, and times. Families will be receiving a flyer via email with more details and information on how to register.

Insight into Graduation: Graduation Requirements and Diploma Types

Thursday, January 14⋅5:00 – 6:00pm

Insight into graduation Enrollment options for Secondary Students

Thursday, January 28⋅5:00 – 6:00pm

Workshop for families; STEM engineering

Thursday, February 4⋅5:00 – 6:00pm

College Prep Tips

Thursday, March 11⋅5:00 – 6:00pm

Please email bushjl@nv.ccsd.net for if you have any questions.

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Buy Your Yearbook Today!

We sincerely thank all the students and families who have already sent us pictures and information for our 2020-2021 Yearbook! We encourage all families to participate!

Please download this app (hjeshare.com -Code- JAGUARS- all caps) on your phone or desktop to send us pictures for our YEARBOOK..
We need you (all 550 students and families) to be our photographers this year! Below are the topics we need pictures for.
Our yearbook staff is excited to use your photos in the new 2020-2021 Yearbook.

We appreciate you so much! Thank you again for your help!


1. Your Workspace at home- Students with their Chrome Book
2. Mask Fashion- Show off your fancy mask
3. Favorite footwear-Take a picture of your tennis shoes, slippers, dress shoes...
4. Quarantine Hair- Easy one- Pics of your hair!
5. Family Time- Activities with family members
7. Birthday Celebrations- We know you have these!
8. PARENTS- with Names- THX
9. Siblings- with names THX
10. Future Careers??? Let us know- send a picture
11. Life Skills- Students in action doing household chores, etc...
13. Favorite Outfits- W\with names THX
14. School Dress Up days.....

The Burkholder Yearbook Staff

Burkholder Middle School

Burkholder Middle School focuses on being an exemplary learning community through rigorous academic experiences to enhance knowledge. We build the foundation of this learning community through meaningful relationships, relevant and engaging learning, empowering student successes, and effective communication. We challenge students to advocate for themselves to become lifelong learners, inspire a love for learning, and utilize technology in today’s world.