Bobcat Bytes

September 2nd, 2022

Week 2

Hopefully after the second week of school your student now has a better understanding on how to navigate through the Canvas platform. We have made it through the first two weeks with minimal technical issues, but if your student is running into any issues with Canvas please have them take a screen shot of the error issue and email it to a staff member.

2-Way Contact Attendance

Each student is counted as present by participating in two-way contacts with their homeroom teacher each week. This can be accomplished by:

  • Responding to teacher-initiated emails

  • A phone conversation

  • A virtual meeting

  • An in-person meeting

If a student does not participate in at least one two-way contact each week, that is considered the same as five days of absences. After the first week of no contact, families will receive a warning. Any future absences will require us to start the truancy process.

K-5 Workbooks

BVL Elementary workbooks have been delivered. Please call our office so we can pull your students workbooks before you arrive 591-6391. The Bobcat Virtual office is located at the High School West Campus 1 Jewett Trail.

Internet Hotspots

If you are in need of an internet hotspot please call the technology department at 591-1699. If you are from one of the partner schools you will need to call your home district technology department to sign out a hot spot.

Parent to Parent

Monday, Sep. 19th, 5:30pm

1 Jewett Trail

Grand Blanc, MI

Bobcat Virtual will be hosting a Parent to Parent meeting on September 19th to discuss how the year has been going and to help trouble shoot any issues parents/students may be having.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

K-8 School Pictures

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 8am-3pm

11920 South Saginaw Street

Grand Blanc, MI

All K-8 student are welcome to have their school pictures taken for the PIC/BVL yearbook. Pictures day will be 9/27/22 and 9/28/22 at the Perry Innovation Center. More information to come.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

K-8 School Pictures

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 8am-3pm

11920 South Saginaw Street

Grand Blanc, MI

All K-8 student are welcome to have their school pictures taken for the PIC/BVL yearbook. Pictures day will be 9/27/22 and 9/28/22 from 8:00 am -3:00 pm at the Perry Innovation Center. More information to come.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

7th and 8th Grade Yearbook Club

We are looking for BVL students interested in joining the PIC/BVL yearbook club. If your student is interested please email me at kkeilitz@gbcs.org.

Tips for Online Learning

Here is an article from USA Today from a couple years ago, but it gives some good tips to improve your students online learning experience.

2nd-5th Face to Face Electives

We are planning on doing a very small pilot test to see how a day would work for BVL elementary students taking traditional face to face electives (Gym, Art, Music) at the Perry Innovation Center. If you are interested please fill out this quick form.


https://forms.gle/EktQcW8a22VaQREo9