BCSD News & Information

August 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

On behalf of the staff at Berea City School District, we welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. We hope the information provided in this email will be helpful to you and your student as you prepare for the upcoming year. We look forward to another exceptional school year and thank you for your support!

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Complete back to school information!




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Schedules and Teacher Assignments

NEW FOR 2019-20

It is REQUIRED that parents or guardians complete BOTH the Infinite Campus annual update and FinalForms annual update as soon as possible or prior to schedule pickup or the posting of the class lists at the elementary level. If not completed, elementary students will NOT get their teacher assignment and middle school and high school students will NOT get their schedules.


If you do not have internet access, computers/devices will be available at the Berea City Schools Administration Building located at 390 Fair Street, Berea. Please call 216-898-8300 first to schedule an appointment. Internet access is also available at your child's school and at the Public Library.


Infinite Campus Update

FinalForms Update



ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CLASS LIST POSTING

Wednesday, August 14 at 4:30 p.m.

If you do not see your student's name on a class list, it means that you did not complete the required annual student information update. Re-posting of teacher assignments will occur again on Monday, August 19 at 4:30 p.m. and a final posting on Wednesday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. to reflect any newly completed updates.

Please note: Postings are at the school buildings and not online.


MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP
Thursday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Students will be unable to receive their schedule if the annual updates are not completed. Kiosks will be available at the school for those needing assistance.


HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP
Friday, August 16 - 9th Grade from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 - 10-12th Grade from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Students will be unable to receive their schedule if the annual updates are not completed. Kiosks will be available at the school for those needing assistance.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ANNUAL STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE

As a district, we are continuing to use technology to streamline the amount of paperwork that has to be filled out by parents each year. We continue to make great strides towards that goal by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to complete an Annual Update. Through the Annual Update, parents and guardians will be able to enter Emergency Medical Authorization, update emergency contacts, and other information pertaining to household and students.


The Infinite Campus Parent Portal can be accessed through the Berea City Schools website and clicking on POPULAR and the Campus Parent button OR by using this LINK.


After logging into the Parent Portal, click on more in the lower left corner, then scroll down to choose Online Registration and Update. We ask that you go through each section of the application updating all data or missing information. Once complete, click on the SUBMIT button.


Thank you for your attention to this important information! If you have any questions about your Parent Portal account or the Online Registration and Update, please click on this link and submit the help request form.


Infinite Campus Annual Update Help

1. Go to https://www.berea.k12.oh.us/

2. Click on the POPULAR link on the upper right and select the Parent Portal icon.

3. Log in to the portal

4. Once logged in, click on More

5. Choose Online Registration and Update
6. Click here to go to Existing Student Registration

7. Read and Confirm the information by typing your name in the box.

8. Use the mouse to sign your name on the line below the box.

9. Click "Submit" and "Begin"

10. Review, update and add information at each prompt using the Next and Save/Continue buttons to proceed.

11. Complete/update each existing student's information.

12. Add any non-enrolled children that will be starting school during the 2019/20 SY,

13. If any of your information on the summary page is highlighted in yellow, you have missed a required field and must edit to go back in and update.

14. Once Done. Click "Submit." There is an option to print the registration on this page.

15. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your registration is submitted.


NOTES: Since this is an Annual Update, unless you have moved or legal custody has changed, you do not need to upload any documents. All other uploads are only for an existing family adding a new student.


The process CANNOT be successfully completed on a mobile or tablet device.

**If you need assistance, please call the Office of Registration 216-898-8300 or complete the Portal Request form icportalsupport


FinalForms Annual Update Support
https://berea-oh.finalforms.com/support

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BUS ROUTE INFORMATION

Versatrans e‐Link is an online student transportation information portal that allows parents to stay informed about transportation issues, such as where their children should wait for the bus, bus number and arrival time. In addition, school staff can use e‐Link to retrieve bus stop information for new students. The information in e‐Link is secure and password protected with authorized users having access only to data relevant to their status and needs.

To login for the first time, you will need your primary phone number (may be a cell phone) to access this information.

Please follow the instructions below for how to enter in your phone number. You must include the ( ) - symbols in addition to numbers. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Transportation Department directly at (216) 898‐8301.

User Name: (123)456‐7890
Enter your phone number AS SHOWN ABOVE with no spaces, your area code in parentheses, and hyphen.


Password (new families only, current families will use their password from last year): (123)456‐7890
Enter your phone number again. You will be prompted to change your password.


YOUR USERNAME WILL STAY THE SAME, BUT YOU WILL USE THE CHANGED PASSWORD FOR FUTURE LOGINS


The district's social media accounts will not be able to provide login assistance. Please contact the transportation department directly at 216-898-8301 for all bus route assistance. Thank you.

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Free/Reduced Lunch Application

The free/reduced lunch application MUST be filled out each year to qualify.

Application:

https://www.mymealtime.com/Apps/SignIn.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapps


Need assistance with filling out the application? Contact Briana Cates at bcates@bereaschools.org or 216-898-8300 x 6230

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