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.
1st Quarter Honor Roll
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.
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.
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.
Looking forward to keeping your students healthy and safe!
Online Tutoring Available
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.
Virtual Curriculum Night
Grace Lee, principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pablo Flinn, 6th assistant principal – email@example.com
Kellie Willis, 6th counselor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Rooks, 7th assistant principal – email@example.com
Emily Bardot, 7th counselor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cate Pautsch, 8th assistant principal – email@example.com
Rashaad Davenport, 8th counselor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephani Hudson, SSD area coordinator – email@example.com
Allegra Grawer, school social worker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dena Bashiti, school nurse- email@example.com
Tech support- firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittany Woods Main Office – 314-290-4280