Sunday Message

9/14/2020 Vol. 4

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Dear Twelve Bridges families,


Big news this weekend with the announcement of WPUSD's 5 day a week in-person classes starting on October 6th!


From Scott Leaman's email on Friday night:


DISTANCE OR IN PERSON – ANOTHER CHOICE NEXT WEEK


We are excited to be offering in-person instruction, but you must be aware that in-person instruction will look VERY DIFFERENT than regular school. We are asking everyone to thoroughly read our description that will be released on Tuesday before making a decision to enroll your student for in-person instruction. We don’t want you to enroll your student for in-person and be disappointed. Students will have limited movement, no cooperative learning, must wear masks, not gather, not use lockers, use distance between them and the teacher, and much more. Many of our classes will offer a view of the teacher live online to assist with students learning from home. We will work more on this next week!


A PEEK AT SCHOOLS WHEN WE RETURN – VERY DIFFERENT


School really is going to be limited to arriving, going to class, sitting at desks, and leaving. I know this sounds unlike anything we have offered in the past, but these are the days of COVID. You are also going to be required to do an assessment of your child each day and not send them to school if they have any symptoms. I also need to share we may need to have students or classes on quarantine during the year based on test results.



For those of you that have come in for in-person assessments to TBE, thank you so much for following all of our safety protocols! We all really appreciate it.


Be sure to see how your student can check out library books below. Ms. Bremner has described the process to access the school's library collection online and request books.


There is still one more opportunity to attend the webinar provided by the district to help support your family during distance learning.


Take care and be safe,


Will Middleton

Library News

Our Library is Open!

Students can now begin checking out library books! Please follow our check out guidelines below. For future reference, this information can also be found on our school website under the Library tab.


Distance Learning Circulation Policy

  • All students have the ability to remotely access our library system by logging on. Please visit https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/53010 or visit our school website. Click on the "Library" Tab and then "Online Catalog"

  • Your username is your school sign on (Grad year + Last name + First two initials) Example: 21BremnerDF. Your password is your 8 digit student id number.

  • Grades K-1 may check out 1 book. Grades 2-5 may check out 2 books.

  • Check out period is two weeks.

  • Students will place a "Hold" on the books they would like to check out. Please note: The system will not allow the student to delete a hold. "Hold" should not be clicked until they are certain that it is the book they'd like to check out. You must contact Ms. Bremner to delete a hold.

  • Ms. Bremner will pull the books and check them out for the student.

  • Your books will be ready for pickup THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DAY after 9 a.m.

  • Pick up your books from the book cart in the front office by 3:30 p.m.

  • Your books will have your name on them.

  • If your books are not picked up within two school days, they will be returned to the library and made available for another student to check out.

  • Return your books to the "Return Box" on the book cart in the front office.

  • ALL books must be returned before additional books can be borrowed.

  • If you place a "Hold" on a book and currently have an overdue library book or fine, your order will not be filled.

  • Overdue notices and/or fines will be sent via email.

If you have any difficulty logging on or have any questions, please email Ms. Bremner at dbremner@wpusd.org.

Six Flags Read To Succeed Update

Six Flags Read To Succeed Update


If your student participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program, please visit the online portal to print their ticket as soon as possible. Their system will be resetting very soon and you will no longer have access to the tickets.


Due to the closure, they have extended the expiration date for tickets. Tickets will be valid through 2020. Please note that although the park is open, the rides are not currently in operation. The animals are currently leading the charge as they return to their roots as a premier zoological park and aquarium. They are offering educational and thrilling wildlife adventures at their outdoor venues and exhibits.

Admission to the Marine World Experience has been reduced to $19.99 per person. Tickets must be purchased ahead of your visit, and a reservation is required for entry. Masks are required in the park. Please visit their website https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom for tickets and reservations.


If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bremner at dbremner@wpusd.org

Supporting Distance Learning: A free webinar for parents

Emergency Card Update

Parents that received an email from Cindy about not having an updated emergency card, we need you to fill out a paper copy. If you are not sure if you filled one out please email one of us to see if you did or not. It is important to have the most up-to-date information. Please email chood@wpusd.org or kreilly@wpusd.org both forms that are included below.

i-Ready Tech Support

If you need any assistance or support with i-Ready, please feel free to call their helpline:

1-800-225-0248.

They can answer most questions, but cannot help with username or password recovery. For that, please contact your teacher directly.

Attendance Line

Please remember to call in your child's absence when they will not be attending school through Distance Learning. You may call 916-434-5210 or email kreilly@wpusd.org to report their absence. Thank you!

STAR Sacramento -Childcare Services at TBE

TBE has STAR on our campus this year! 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.