Panther Pride Bulletin

Battle Creek MIddle School, Principal LaNisha Paddock

Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs

At Battle Creek Middle School. All members of the learning community (students, parents, families, colleagues, and partners) are valued and respected. All members learn through culturally responsive teaching and learning. All members meet and embrace high academic and social expectations and beliefs that learning is collaborative and life-long. All members interrupt instances of inequalities and injustice.
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Message from your Principal, Ms Paddock


A message from BATTLE CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Good Evening Panther Students, Families, and Staff!

This is Principal Paddock. The final week of school is upon us. Congratulations students for your hard work during an uncertain time. Thank you to our BCMS families for continuing to support your child through distance learning. And thank you staff for taking on the challenge to meet the needs of our students in uncertain times. This shows how strong our BCMS community is and I am grateful for all of you!

Congrats 8th Graders on completing your final year as a middle schooler! This has been a historical year of firsts and I want to wish you the best as you move on to high school.

Battle Creek MS school plans to distribute the contents of lockers via curbside pick-up tomorrow Monday, June 8th from 9 am to Noon. This will be the final day to pick up items. Medications can also be picked up at this time. When picking up items please remember to drop off any library books, instruments, sports uniforms or other items belonging to Battle Creek MS. Please note that families will not have access to the building.

It has been determined by Governor Walz, in collaboration with SPPS, that students will receive a (P) Pass for all quarter 4 final grades. The grade mark of P (Pass) has no effect on the student’s GPA.

Registration is open for all current and future Battle Creek MS students in preparation for the 2020-21 school year. The link can be found on the BCMS webpage at bcms.spps.org.

Battle Creek MS will be hosting an end of year celebration on Monday, June 8th from 2-4 pm. Families are invited to a drive through “parade” where teachers and staff will be present to wish our students and families a happy summer. Families will drive past BCMS using North Park drive. To best access this event please enter North Park Drive via McKnight. To appropriately exercise social distancing we ask that families only access the event in their vehicles and families are asked to remain in their vehicles for the entire event to abide by CDC recommendations. In an effort to keep traffic moving, we ask that families not stop their vehicles along the parade route. A rain day has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th from 2-4 pm.

Monday is a B-Day. Please make sure you are checking in daily on the Daily Connect course where attendance is taken.

Take care, be well, have an amazing summer and GO PANTHERS!

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SPPS Athletics COVID-19 Update

Minnesota State High School League spring athletics and fine arts have been cancelled for the remainder of their seasons. This includes all participation in MSHSL events including, but not limited to, practices, tryouts, scrimmages, contests and competitions as well as postseason tournaments. As a reminder, all field trips, district-sponsored travel and large school-sponsored events have been canceled. Read more.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11soudc5io88aZnsjNq2rYXlhmkcvnfB8/view

Click the link below to complete a 6 question survey on Family Engagement.

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Incoming Grade 6 students Welcome.

Dear 5th Grade Students and Families,

Welcome to Battle Creek Middle School! We are so glad you will be joining us next school year! We look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Unfortunately, due to the current situation we are in with Covid-19, we are not able to host our annual 6th Grade Registration Night. Please complete the registration form, which is linked below. Also, please check out our video presentation below for information about what to expect as 6th graders at Battle Creek Middle School

If you have questions or concerns please email us. We are the counselors at Battle Creek Middle School. We look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year with you! Go Panthers!


Sincerely,

Ms. Rinehart & Ms. Ou


Nyob zoo txog cov mes nyuam kawm ntawv hoob grade 5th thiab tsev neeg,

Zoo siab tos ntsai koj tuaj tsev kawm ntwav Battle Middle School! Peb cias siab tias koj yuav tuaj kawm ntawv nrog peb lwm xyoo tuaj no! Peb vam tia yuav ntsib koj thiab ua hauj lwm nrog koj!

Tam si no tab tom muaj tus kab mob Covid-19, Peb yuav ua tsis tau peb lub koom tshoos 6th Grade Registration Night. Thov nej mus qhov linked nyob hauv qab no fias daim foos registration form. Thiab mus xaib peb daim video ua qhias rau cov mes nyuam tub/ntxhais kawm ntawv rau hoob grade 6 nyob Battle Creek Middle School.


Yog koj muaj lus nug dab tsis thov sau ntawv e-mail rau peb. Cov councselor nyob Battle Creek Middle School. Peb vam thiab cia siab tias yuav ntsib koj xyoos 2020-2021! Go Panthers!


Sau npe,

Ms. Rinchart & Ms Ou

Karen translation

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BCMS students who are off to High School!

Make sure you register for 9th grade classes. If you don't pick your classes, the high school counselors will pick them for you!

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Ou (nimol.ou@spps.org) or Ms. Rinehart (kim.rinehart@spps.org).

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BCMS students register for school in the FY20-21 school year.

Registration is now open for current Battle Creek MS 6th and 7th graders for the 2020-21 school year. If you have not already completed your registration form with your counselor, select the link below that corresponds with the grade you will be in next year and complete your registration form. If you have questions please reach out to the counseling team.

Ms. Nimol Ou. Nimol.ou@spps.org

Ms. Kim Rinehart Kim.rinehart@spps.org

Take care and GO PANTHERS!!

GRADE 7 (to be completed by current 6th graders):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRfoiiyRlI2xUDSZmZVooGLyInPtSTS-kGq6CHyksBUpzPAg/viewform

GRADE 8 (to be completed by current 7th graders):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6e2m0-DFpKstJbmAHRvmqj-Pwt-fUoWCLzTmUQsbM_b7j_w/viewform

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Click the link below.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The FFCRA guarantees sick leave for workers and their families affected by COVID-19. These provisions are applicable starting April 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.


Qualifying reasons for leave related to COVID-19, FAQs and additional details are available at spps.org/Page/39055.

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Resources for Families.

Click the link to view resources by topic.

Census Help is Available at Ramsey County Libraries--in addition to the Census Bureau and State of Minnesota. Please spread the word!


Ramsey County Library staff are providing 2020 Census assistance over the phone and via email, even while library buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19. There are several options for getting help with your 2020 Census form, including help in many languages:

Census Help by Phone

Ramsey County Library staff can provide 2020 Census assistance over the phone in English. To contact a librarian, please call 651-724-6100.

The US Census Bureau also provides assistance and the option to complete the form over the phone in several languages:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • French: 844-494-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020


Please call 844-330-2020 or visit the Census Bureau’s website for more information, including numbers to call for assistance in more languages.

The State of Minnesota provides assistance by telephone in Somali: 651-333-2144.

Census Help Online

Ramsey County Library staff can provide 2020 Census assistance online. To contact a librarian online, please visit Ask A Librarian.

You may also find online assistance at the Census Bureau’s website. There is a short video on how to complete the online form. Additionally, there are guides and videos available in 59 other languages here, including Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

An online “practice” census questionnaire and tutorial is available here.

During the period when library locations are closed to the public, computers will not be available for public use. If you do not have access to a computer, you will be able to use a library computer when normal library operations resume. You can also wait for the Census Bureau to send you a paper form in mid-April. Librarians will be able to assist you with the paper form as well.


Census Help by Text, Online Chat, and Phone (Somali) from the State of Minnesota

In addition to phone and online assistance from Ramsey County Library, the State of Minnesota offers several other options:

By Text: You can get answers to common questions by text in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

  • English: Text “Count” to 662020
  • Spanish: Text “Censo” to 662020
  • Somali: Text “Tiri” to 662020
  • Hmong: Text “Suavpeb” to 662020


By Online Chat: A chat window on the State of Minnesota’s 2020 Census website answers questions in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

By Phone: Somali speakers can call 651-333-2144 for assistance in Somali.

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Minnesotans are donating what they can to their favorite organizations, foundations and charities. You can find our fundraiser by following the link. https://www.givemn.org/story/Pantherartists


If we give what we can it will be enough. The site will be up until the end of the year.

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Click this link to read our current Family Engagement Plan (FEP)

Translation is available by calling the school at 651-293-8960

BCMS Family Engagement Survey Your Feedback is Appreciated

We would appreciate your feedback on how BCMS can improve our engagement and connection with parent/families in our BCMS community. Please take a few minutes to answer this 9 question survey to help us better serve our BCMS community!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtDtFzcL5lxknwThEN48hSVvsgojSEmmESSythuiZcONlWoQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP)

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PARENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW TEACHER AND PARAPROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents who would like to receive this information should write to the Human Resource Department, Attn: ESSA Teacher Qualifications, Saint Paul Public Schools, 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3299. You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).

  • Information about whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Information about whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • Information about whether the teacher is teaching (subjects or content) in which proper certification is held by the teacher.
  • Information about whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.



Translations are available by clicking the link below.

Message from the school:

We believe middle school is one of the most exciting parts of a child’s education. At Battle Creek Middle we pride ourselves on providing challenging instruction and holding students to high academic standards. In our school, every student is part of a team that meets to reflect on the middle school experience and participate in restorative community building activities. Our students can take a variety of electives including art, technology, choir, band, Spanish, Hmong, health and physical education. We also offer Flipside and Extended Day for Learning (EDL), free after-school programs providing academic support and other learning activities.


The message above is provided by the school and has not been verified by the Minnesota Department of Education.

This school that receives federal Title I funds has been prioritized for targeted support because of its performance in Stages 1 and 2.

For more information about these designations, see the School and District Accountability page of the MDE website.

SPPS Rights and Responsibilities

The Rights and Responsibility Handbook is available in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Karen languages by clicking the link below.