Parent Newsletter

Bromley East Charter School

October 2, 2020

BECS Families:


Thank you for a great first week back following the break! The students and staff, both in person and remote, enjoyed participating in the year’s first Spirit Week. Please see the Bromley East Facebook page for some great pictures of the week. What fun!


The second Learning Cycle has begun and will continue through Friday, October 30. Our next break will be November 2-6. Please read through this newsletter for upcoming events, updates, and changes for the second Learning Cycle. Thank you for your ongoing support and assistance as we navigate this very different school year. We appreciate it!


BECS Administration

Mark your calendar!

Lifetouch Pictures:

On October 16th, Lifetouch will be at BECS taking photos for the following students:

  • Remote learners: Please select a time slot here via signup genius. Walk-ins are not available (you must have an appointment). Masks are required but students will be allowed to take the mask off for their picture. Only students will be allowed in the building, parents are asked to wait outside. BECS staff will assist your student through the process. Direct shipping to your home is available; if you do not choose this option your photos will be included with the next learning cycle pickup.

  • In-Person learners: Re-takes for students not in attendance on August 17th/18th and/or did not like how their picture turned out in August.

  • Students who need an ID.

Lifetouch would prefer that all photos are prepaid online (Mylifetouch.com and using code EVT23T8JT). Please check out the Picture Day Order Form to view the various packages available.

ADMIN NEWS

Learning Cycle 1 Grades

Final grades for Learning Cycle 1 can be viewed electronically via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please contact our registrar Ms. Elizabeth Sumerix if you do not have a Parent Portal account.


Lost & Found

Please encourage your student to check the lost and found for any missing belongings. Unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, October 9th. Future donation dates will take place each Friday before the learning cycle break. Thank you so much for your help with this!


Thank you from the Yearbook Team!

Spirit Week has been awesome, thank you to all the parents who have sent in photos to the yearbook team! We appreciate it so much!

Meet the Reading Intervention Team

This Team consists of 7 Interventionists Jessica Merciez, Julie Kiernan, Susi Krider, Andrea Kroekel, Jenny Hillyard, Beth Dilsaver and Jen Tennal. The team is led by Carri Provencher, Academic Interventionist. Everyone on this team has a passion for reading, leading and learning.


The focus of Reading Intervention is to support the students with reading skills, including phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension based on the five pillars designed by the National Reading Panel. Reading Intervention will take place during the normal school day, for both online and in-person students.


COVID restrictions have changed the way we see students, however, we are going to meet with them daily for 15 minutes beginning the week of October 5th. Online parents can expect a Google Meet invitation soon, and in-person learners will be following the same safety protocols and procedures along with their cohorts.


We look forward to meeting with your students!

BECS BUCKS WINNERS!

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REMINDERS

FALL CONFERENCES

  • Conferences will be held virtually the week of October 12th, with availability M-Th, 4-6PM.

  • Elementary homeroom and specials teachers will reach out to families with invitations through Sign Up Genius.

  • Middle School teachers will conduct conferences as grade level teams that include all core teachers and the two elective teachers for Learning Cycles 1 & 2. Priority will be given to students with academic (students with Ds/Fs) and/or behavior concerns. Middle School teams will directly invite families. If you do not receive an invitation, but would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

  • Specialists will be available for conferences as well. If you would like a Special Services provider to join your conference with the classroom teacher, please let the classroom teacher know. You may also reach out to the Special Service provider directly to schedule an individual conference.


STUDENT FEES/ONLINE PAYMENTS

Due to the current situation, online payments through our webstore will be the only method of payment for student fees. Please click here for online payment instructions. For questions regarding fees, please contact Ms. Sam French.


YEARBOOK

Although our school year looks a little bit different this year, we are still committed to providing families with their yearly memory book. With that being said, we still need all the content we can get. This includes school-appropriate activities at home, outside of home, in school, while doing school work, on the computer, whatever it is that your child is doing for school, we would love to showcase in the yearbook.

We also want to let you know that while the Yearbook team would LOVE to include ALL the photos that are submitted, there are only so many slots allotted where photos can go, so unfortunately, some photos that are submitted may not be included. Please use our email address: yearbook@bromleyeastcs.org to send us photos of your students! If possible, include a name, grade level and what the student was doing in the photo.

Thank you so much for your support and for being a part of the BECS family!

Connect with us

Please don’t hesitate to contact our main office with any questions or concerns you may have.