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.

Greetings BCMS Panther Students, Families and Staff!


This is Principal Paddock with the BCMS school updates for the week of January 11th. This week we will have community meetings on Tuesday and Thursday. Stay tuned for more information from your Foundations or Study Skills teacher.

January 11th is an A-Day. Students will attend Daily Foundations/Study Skills at 8:30 am, Period 1A, Period 2A, Period 3A and Period 4A.

Check out the BCMS Daily Schedule and Distance Learning 2.0 Semester Schedule for more information.

Monday, January 18th there is no school as we observe Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day. It is also a national day of service. This quarter our theme is community. How might you serve your community and make it a better place?

Take care, be well, and GO PANTHERS!

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President
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Register here to attend our virtual showcase.

The showcase is designed to highlight educational opportunities for incoming students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

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Students if your name is initials only; it is because we do not have permission on file to print your name. Please have your parent/ caregiver call the school to correct.
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The Get Ready Program from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is offering another Family Engagement event on Thursday, January 21st . The workshop will focus on identifying & practicing communication skills that foster positive family and school relationships. Register: https://tinyurl.com/GetReadyMN4
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El programa Get Ready de la Oficina de Educación Superior de Minnesota ofrecerá otro evento de participación familiar el miércoles 21 de enero 6:30pm-8pm en línea El taller se enfocará en identificar y practicar habilidades de comunicación que fomenten relaciones positivas entre la familia y la escuela. Inscripción: https://tinyurl.com/GetReadyMN3
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St Paul Public Schools Plans to Reopen K-2 February 1, 2021

Reopen details are translated here: https://www.spps.org/reopen

In person Support Grades 6-12

We will begin offering in-person support for some 6-12 grade students starting in February. To start, students who need support to graduate or pass their classes, multilingual learners, special education students, and those who need additional social-emotional support will be prioritized. We are working on ways to provide additional support for as many students as possible as the school year progresses. Translation and More information is available here.

Check out the link above, for resources to receive aid and care, the site is translated. YAY!!!!!
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Hey BCMS students!

Do you want/need to talk health and/or wellness with Nurse Emily? Click on the following link to schedule an appointment. https://calendly.com/nurse-emily

Message from your School Nurse


Immunizations are important now more than ever. Slowing or stopping immunizations or vaccines increases our risk of other disease outbreaks. SaintPaul Public Schools continues to address and promote immunizations during the pandemic.


Please reach out to me if you are unsure if your child needs vaccines.


Contact Information:
Name: Emily Brandt
Email: emily.brandt@spps.org

Phone: (612-412-4667)


Please reach out to your clinic or utilize the following local resources to help your child get caught up on their immunizations:


1. Student Placement Center - 2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Immunizations including flu shots are given by appointment (preferred) or walk-in on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-6pm starting November 30th. These are open to students in grades K-12 who are uninsured or have state covered insurance. Please call (651) 632-3763 to schedule an appointment.


2. Health Start School Based Clinics Remain Open

The Washington Tech Health Start Clinic provides immunizations and flu shots by appointment or walk-in for students from PreK through 12th grade on Mondays from 8-4pm.

Call 651-487-8531 to make an appointment. Most SPPS high school Health Start Clinics are open. Most Health Start Clinics serve students ages 12-18, and services include urgent in-person mental health care, medication management for depression and anxiety, sexual health concerns, check-ups and vaccines, non-respiratory illness, injuries and asthma follow-up. They can also provide winter sports physicals. A student does not need to attend the school that the clinic is located in. Call 651-412-8445 to make an appointment at any location.


3. Free and Low-Cost Immunization Clinics - click this link for locations in the St. Paul area.

I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!

Employees, students, and visitors of SPPS: Report symptoms of COVID-19, a positive case of COVID-19 or a close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19.

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Academic Resources School and Community

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Sourtheast Community Organization- Formerly District 1

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All things Distance Learning

Comcast Internet Essentials Free Through December

Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply. https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.

Click the photo to connect to the Technology Resources Website:

The website will also be linked on the BCMS Library Schoology page, on the BCMS Website, and BCMS Social media so that families can also support their students with app tutorial videos.

TAKING ATTENDANCE DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

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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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.

SPPS Rights and Responsibilities

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

BCMS Compact with Teachers, Students and Families:

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SCIP comments, you are invited to tell us how we are doing meeting our goals.

http://bit.ly/2XBxDfR for a two question survey. Thanks for you advice in these difficult times. And thank you for all that you do for our school community. Be Well.

Please stay tuned as these post-its will change.

For a closer look click here https://www.spps.org/Page/2195