BMS Bulletin

Dedicated to Excellence. Prepared for the Future.

week of october 5th, 2020

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS NEWSLETTER--I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CONFUSION)

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BMS SPIRIT WEEK!

Let's have some fun--how about a Spirit Week! We encourage all students and staff to join in the fun!


10/5 MONDAY: Stomp Out Bullying Day--wear blue!

10/6 TUESDAY: TEAM DAY--Wear Your Team Colors!

10/7 WEDNESDAY: Hat Day

10/8--10/9 THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY--ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND

COVID PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES MOVING FORWARD.....

cleaning, washing and sanitizing......

All Classrooms & Common Spaces will be sprayed nightly with an electromagnetic spray.

Rooms will be supplied with large containers of hand sanitizer for staff and student use. We are encouraging our staff to work hand washing and hand sanitizing breaks into the school day. Please encourage your child to thoroughly wash hands and use hand sanitizer appropriately. Thank you!

BCSD Daily Self Health Assessment

Before entering a Brunswick City School District building students and employees MUST complete this health assessment at home.

  • Do you have a fever (temperature over 100ª) without having taken any fever-reducing medications?

  • Do you have a loss of smell or taste?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have muscle aches?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have congestion or a runny nose?

  • Do you have shortness of breath?

  • Do you have chills?

  • Do you have a headache?

  • Have you experienced any new gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite in the last few days?

  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19 within the last two weeks?

  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official in the last two weeks?

  • If you answer yes to these questions, we encourage staff and students to stay home, and contact your physician for guidance.

BMS/WILLETTS NURSES OFFICE, CLINIC, ISOLATION CLINIC, AND RETURN TO SCHOOL

Whenever possible, our staff will treat non-Covid issues within the classroom (such as giving a student a band aid). If this is not possible, the student should be sent to the clinic.


The nurse will assess and determine if the student will stay in the clinic; or if the student is experiencing Covid symptoms, the student may be taken to the Isolation Clinic (conference room next to the clinic at BMS, and room 200 at Willetts). The Isolation Clinic will be used for students who are signing out due to possible Covid symptoms. All other sign in and outs will be done in the main office.


Students who remain in the clinic will include those with non-Covid symptoms, those in need of daily or as-needed medication, diabetic care and/or supplies, need for ice, Band-Aid, basic First Aid or minor injury.


If a student presents with Covid symptoms (fever/chills, sore throat, cough/shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, loss of taste/smell, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, shaking/chills), the student will go to the the isolation clinic, and will be monitored as symptoms require. As stated above, the Isolation Clinic is the office conference room next to the clinic at BMS and room 200 at Willetts. Students will NOT be left alone in the Isolation Clinic--they are being isolated from other students due to possible Covid symptoms (thus the name).


Any student sent to the Isolation Clinic will remain masked, wash hands upon arrival and before departing and sit at least 6 ft. away from others whenever possible. The student will be given a form outlining symptoms and “return-to-school” information. Students will remain in the Isolation room until their parent/guardian arrives to pick up. Parents will be given a form on the procedures for returning to school. The student will be signed out from the Isolation clinic.

first day schedule (10/12 and 10/13--"hybrid day" for all grade level students)

FIRST DAY SCHEDULE (10/12 AND 10/13)



  • 10/12--A-L (first day schedule--link above)
  • 10/13--M-Z (first day schedule--link above)
  • 10/14--A-L ("normal schedule")
  • 10/15--M-Z ("normal schedule")
  • 10/16 NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS--TEACHER WORK DAY


Although this schedule may undergo some "tweaks" in the upcoming days, we wanted to share our general plan for students' first days a Willetts and BMS. The goal of this day is to orient students to their teams, to their buildings, and to being back at school. You will notice one delineated "hand wash" break before lunch. The teams have been asked to work additional hand wash/hand sanitizing breaks throughout the day. Our second "hybrid day" (10/14 and 10/15) we will run a "normal" schedule so kids are able to navigate their way to classes easily. Please know we will offer all of our kids support, patience, guidance and assistance--so they feel comfortable and confident. Thank you!

WEEK ONE (10/12) ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

THIS PLAN WILL CHANGE WEEK 2, AS THE CEMENT BUS APRON IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE BACK OF BMS


Bus Arrival Week One

  • Buses will unload 6th and 7th graders at BMS at 8:10 a.m. (or as close to 8:10 as possible) to ensure only two to three buses at a time are entering.

  • Eighth graders will be shuttled over to Willetts

  • Students will enter the building through propped doors in the front of the building. at BMS and Willetts.

  • All staff will be in the hallway monitoring that students walk socially distance.

  • Staff will be holding a color coded sign--corresponding to the students’ team name and team color.

  • Staff will space themselves out from the front door to the team classrooms/pod in order to guide students.

  • Students will follow the teachers/color coded signs to guide them to their classrooms/pod.

  • Students should go to their PRIDE classroom.

  • WEEK TWO BUSSES SHOULD BE ABLE TO DROP OFF IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING AT BMS.


Car Riders Arrival Week One

  • All cars must enter the BMS parking lot from Manhattan Avenue

  • No cars will be permitted to enter the BMS parking lot from Pearl Rd.

  • Cars will follow a “coned” path looping around the parking lot, and drop students off at the cross walk in front of the building.

  • Cars will exit the BMS parking lot on Manhattan Avenue (see map below)

  • All cars will drop students off in the back of Willetts as they normally do.

  • WEEK TWO ONLY CARS WILL DROP OFF IN FRONT AT BMS (where the busses did week one).

  • Cars will continue to drop off in back at Willetts.


Dismissal Week One

  • As busses arrive at Willetts, bus numbers will be called over the PA 2-3 at a time to ensure social distancing--students will board busses in the front of Willettts
  • Busses will be dismissed first at 2:45 at Willetts and make their way to BMS 2:55 (or as close to normal time as possible)
  • As they arrive at BMS bus numbers will be called over the PA 2-3 at a time to ensure social distancing.
  • Students will board the busses in the front of the building--week one at BMS.
  • WEEK TWO STUDENTS WILL BOARD BUSSES IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING AT BMS.
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GRADE LEVEL PRINCIPALS

COUNSELOR CONNECTION

Counselors will be holding a guidance introduction through Pride Time classes during the last week of September and the first week of October. Counselors will introduce themselves, as well as discuss how they can assist students academically, emotionally and socially. Students will also be asked to bookmark the Counselor Meeting Form to use when they would like to meet with their school counselor.


Classroom guidance lessons will begin soon! 6th grade lessons will focus on social topics, 7th graders will have discussions surrounding mental/emotional well-being and 8th graders will focus on college and career exploration.


In addition to the services the school counselors provide, Brunswick Middle School is fortunate enough to have Sarah Billittier, Student and Family Support Specialist and counselors from OhioGuidestone in our building to assist with the needs of our students. If you feel your child could benefit from meeting with one of our counselors, or have any questions regarding these programs, please contact your child’s grade level counselor.


**Dropping an early bird world language class**

Written and verbal parent permission is required to withdraw from early bird world language class. You MUST continue to attend the class AND parent must call and email 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Keller, before the class can be removed from your schedule. Mrs. Keller’s contact information is hkeller@bcsoh.org and 330-273-0408 EXT. 1283. World language drops MUST be made BEFORE October 12, 2020. If a course is dropped after that date, a grade of “F” will be recorded for the class and will remain on the student’s high school transcript.


6th Grade Counselor- Bridget Butzier bbutzier@bcsoh.org- currently out on maternity leave

7th Grade Counselor- Kathy Rhoads krhoads@bcsoh.org

8th Grade Counselor- Heather Keller hkeller@bcsoh.org

ATTENDANCE

Based on Ohio Law student attendance will still be a requirement for the 2020-2021 school year--even for the online learning environment. Teachers will take attendance, as they normally would, and it will be recorded in Progress Book every period.


If a student is too ill to attend the live classes the should still be called off on the BMS attendance line at:


Student last names A-L: 330.273-0340

Student last names M-Z: 330.273-0350

BMS Engagement Team

BMS Families~

During the weeks leading up to the start of school, our teachers made an effort to reach out to every single BMS family. It is our hope that someone reached out to you in order to answer questions, ease anxiety, and welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. The efforts of the engagement team will continue--so that we can make our families and our students feel comfortable and confident. Always feel free to reach out to our counselors, our admin. team, and your your child's team leader (see list below) if you have questions or concerns. We are here to help and problem solve together!


6th Grade:

TRAILBLAZERS: kvillwock@bcsoh.org

NAVIGATORS: ddeiotte@bcsoh.org

MAVERICKS: rschweisthal@bcsoh.org

EXPLORERS: cwolf@bcsoh.org

VIKINGS: dgrebey@bcsoh.org


7th Grade:

CAVALIERS: ccarlisle@bcsoh.org

BUCKEYES: lsolonyna@bcsoh.org

BROWNS: lmann@bcsoh.org

BLUE JACKETS: pwilson@bcsoh.org

FORCE: sbauer@bcsoh.org


8th Grade:

FIRECRACKERS: bmeczka@bcsoh.org

PATRIOT: ssturgill@bcsoh.org

BRAVE: blaubenthal@bcsoh.org

EAGLES: vrichardson@bcsoh.org

LIBERTY: gbalzer@bcsoh.org

BMS Daily Announcements

Are you feeling out of the BMS information loop? Does your son or daughter forget to share or provide information, or do their answers leave you asking even more questions? Your worries are over! The BMS Daily Announcements are available daily on our website. Please check in there first to gather information and have your questions answered. As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. Thank you!


LINK TO ANNOUNCEMENTS

town hall meeting 10/7--join us!

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ISSUE 24

Have questions on Issue 24, the Brunswick City Schools operating levy on the ballot in November? We want you to have the answers! On Wednesday, September 30th, a panel of school district leaders will host a Facebook Live Town Hall. We want the community to have every opportunity to go to the polls informed!! The event will kick off at 7:00 pm. If you would like to submit questions beforehand, please use the Issue 24 Questionnaire posted on the BCSD website under "District News." Community members will also be able to submit questions during the event using the comment function in Facebook.

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