Welcome!

8/7/2020

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Dear Twelve Bridges Families,


I hope everyone is enjoying their last official days of summer! Our student information system updated earlier this week, so if you did not get my message from last week, you can view it here.


Our office will be officially opening next week from 8:00am-4:00pm. Please know that masks are required to enter the office.


Information is coming fast and we are shifting and adapting as we get it. We will be notifying families of their child(ren)'s teachers next Wednesday at 4:00pm. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the ice cream social like we have traditionally. We will be sending the teacher names to your email through our student information system. We have never done it like this before, fingers crossed that it works well!


I have received several questions about class schedules. The teachers have been busy meeting and working on the details. What I can tell you is that the majority of the instruction will take place in the morning hours until lunch. There will be additional activities for students in the afternoon, but you can mostly expect independent practice during that time.


Next week, in addition to class lists, you can also expect more details about Back to School Night, Chromebook checkout at TBE, and materials distribution. To help us prepare for our first round of Chromebook distribution, please see the information below and take a minute to complete the survey.


If you are receiving this message and you have already made other arrangments for your child(ren) this coming school year, please contact our office.


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


Stay safe and have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Mr. Middleton

Chromebooks!

Thanks to a large financial contribution from our school district, we will be providing Chromebooks to all students in August and September at no cost to families (unless the device is damaged/lost while in your care). Unfortunately, we will not receive these extra Chromebooks until mid-September.


We are trying to prioritize the distribution of Chromebooks in August based on need. We need every student to have their own device by 8/20 to ensure that all students can access instruction starting on the first day of school. If you have multiple children, each child will need his/her own device to ensure they all have access to any time-sensitive instruction, even if it happens at the same time for multiple siblings at home.


Please take a moment to fill out a survey so that we can better prioritize our distribution.


If you chose to purchase your own Chromebook so that you always have a device at home (avoiding the need for your child to carry a device back and forth between home/school), the district has put together a "spec list" to guide your purchasing. You can find it here: https://bit.ly/chromebook_specs

STAR Sacramento -Childcare Services at TBE

TBE will again have STAR on our campus this year! STAR will be available M-F from 7:00-5:30. Registration will begin this Monday, August 10th at 12:00 pm. You can find more information on their website www.starsacramento.org. If you have any questions, you can contact them directly at 12bridges@starsacramento.org.