Panther Pride Bulletin
Battle Creek Middle School, Principal LaNisha Paddock
Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs
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.
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 showcase is designed to highlight educational opportunities for incoming students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
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.
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.
Name: Emily Brandt
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.
Academic Resources School and Community
Sourtheast Community Organization- Formerly District 1
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.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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.
BCMS will begin Distance Learning
Meal Service During the COVID-19 School Closure
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.
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