Brittany Woods Broadcast

November 13, 2020

Message From the Principal

Hello BW Families,


It’s been a great first week back with both of our 6th grade Cohorts. Here’s a quick video capturing a snapshot of our first week: https://gopro.com/v/aR4e5DJRXO7gL. We are looking forward to creating many more memories with kids! If you are on Facebook, follow our school journey and catch glimpses of what your kids are engaging in throughout the day. Just go to our Facebook page (Brittany Woods Middle School) and like us!


While we have had an amazing week back on campus, we are also aware of what is happening in the region. As a follow-up to Dr. Hardin-Bartley’s message earlier, we want to make sure that we are creating the best possible plans that prioritize safety and well-being for all. We are excited to be able to focus on our 6th graders and continue our planning and preparations to welcome back all the in person 7th/8th graders soon. Our originally scheduled 7/8th grade Parent Webinar on November 18th has now been rescheduled for December 9th. Please be on the lookout for sign up information soon.


As always, please reach out if you have any questions.


With gratitude,


Grace

Reminder

For Thanksgiving week, all students will be virtual.


Click here to view the visual calendar for the remainder of the semester.

Galileo Testing

ALL students will take ELA Galileo on Monday, 11/23 and Math Galileo on Tuesday, 11/24. Students need to log into their Advisory at 8am on Monday and Tuesday for their Galileo log-in and instructions. Teachers will monitor testing using GoGuardian. Students will have from 8am-12pm to complete each test.

1st Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of our students who qualified for 1st Quarter Honor Roll! Please see the linked Honor Roll list. We will celebrate all Honor Roll students at a later date.

Step Tryouts

Click here to sign up for Tryouts


Click here to learn the step

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Return to School Handbook

The Return to School Handbook, will be able to share some of the changes to our typical school practices. Please read through with your child in order to prepare for some of the changes they will see at school.

Back to School Videos

If you missed the 6th grade Student Webinar, here are the links for our back to school video and 6th grade webinar with Mr. Flinn.

Schedules

6th Grade NEW Schedules


Monday, November 9th, 6th grade schedules will change to our hybrid model:

  • If your 6th grader chose to return IN-PERSON, they will attend school on Mon/Tues (Cohort A) or Thurs/Fri (Cohort B). School starts at 7:50am and dismisses at 2:20pm.

  • To allow movement for in-person students, social studies and PE classes will swap days:

    • Cohort A Social Studies will be on Thurs/Friday & PE on Mon/Tues

    • Cohort B Social Studies will be on Mon/Tues & PE on Thurs/Fri

  • ELA, math, science & PE classes will change times & extend from 45 min to 80 min

    • ELA & math will happen only on Mon/Tues for Cohort A & Thurs/Fri for Cohort B

  • TAGD & ELA Lab will happen on the same days as students’ elective classes


Here is a schedule with times by Cohort. ELA, math, science, PE class times have changed, but Zoom links will remain the same.


Check TylerSIS and your email for your Cohort and updated schedule.


Here is a class Schedule Template that can be filled out with your updated schedule.


Have your child attend Advisory on Monday morning to review changes to their schedule!


For our virtual students, the BW Learning Hub will still be home base for zoom links and information.


Finally, please click on this link for a visual calendar for the Hybrid Schedule. We hope it will be a helpful visual as we prepare to go into in person school and virtual school.

A Note from the Nurse

If your student will require daily medication or treatments (inhaler, diabetes care, etc) while back at school, please contact me as soon as possible to arrange medication drop-off. Your student's pediatrician office can fax the following important plans to me if applicable: asthma action plan, diabetes action plan, or seizure action plan. Also, please feel free to call me if you have any questions or updates regarding your student's current health.


dbashiti@ucityschools.org

Phone: 314-635-0820

Fax: 314-997-1786


Looking forward to keeping your students healthy and safe!


Dena

COVID Hotline

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The hotline provides a place to obtain general information about COVID-19, district policies, testing locations and ways to access to primary care physicians. The hotline further provides parents with ways to directly contact a school nurse and general information regarding testing, exposure, quarantine and isolation.

After School Activities

To see information about the activities offered this year, please click here.

Tutoring Help

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Online Tutoring Available

Free online tutoring is being offered by St. Louis County Library from 10 AM - 10 PM.


Tutor.com connects students in grades K-12 with live tutors in a safe and secure online classroom. Students can access academic tutoring, homework help and test prep assistance. Resources are also available for early college students, adult learners and job seekers. Anyone with a valid St. Louis County Library card can use tutor.com.

Live tutoring is available from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day of the week. Students may also upload a document 24/7 to receive tutor feedback.

To get started, visit tutor.com and log in with your last name, library card number, and PIN.

This program is part of the Digital Equity Initiative, announced in July 2020 by St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page.

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Virtual Curriculum Night

In case you missed it, please click this link to view our Virtual Open House. You will see a map of our building and teacher's names in the areas where their classrooms are located. Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you in person soon.

Contact Information

Grace Lee, principal – glee@ucityschools.org

Pablo Flinn, 6th assistant principal – pflinn@ucityschools.org

Kellie Willis, 6th counselor – kwillis@ucityschools.org

Yvonne Rooks, 7th assistant principal – yrooks@ucityschools.org

Emily Bardot, 7th counselor – ebardot@ucityschools.org

Cate Pautsch, 8th assistant principal – cpautsch@ucityschools.org

Rashaad Davenport, 8th counselor – rdavenport@ucityschools.org

Stephani Hudson, SSD area coordinator – shudson@ucityschools.org

Allegra Grawer, school social worker – agrawer@ucityschools.org

Dena Bashiti, school nurse- dbashiti@ucityschools.org

Tech support- wo@ucityschools.org

Brittany Woods Main Office – 314-290-4280