BFES Weekly Updates
Laura Swerdzewski, Principal
In Person Learning Student Attestation Form
Whats Coming Up
Monday, April 26th - B Week for In Person Learning
Thursday, April 29th - Covid Testing Begins at BFES
What's in this newsletter:
Covid Testing Information
Books on Hold
Link for Parents/Guardians New to MCPS
Link for Parents/Guardians with ParentVUE accounts
Covid Testing at BFES
Weekly Covid-19 testing will begin at Beverly Farms Elementary School on Thursday, April 29th. The testing will take place each Thursday after that. A consent form is being sent home with in-person students tomorrow, April 26th or parents can print the attached permission slip and turn it in on Monday. If you are participating, please return the signed copy to your child's teacher. Additional Information about testing is below as well as a link to the MCPS webpage.
We must all do our part to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our schools. This includes participating in school-provided COVID-19 testing to identify cases where the student or staff member may not be showing symptoms. Tests will be provided for all students and staff on a weekly basis. Each swab will be placed in a common tube for that classroom or group and sent off to a central testing laboratory. The test detects whether the virus that causes COVID-19 is present in that pooled sample. Schools will receive results within 2-3 days.
If you do not want your child tested there is nothing further you need to do. Without the consent form no child will be tested.
HOLDS-TO-GO AT BFES
Students can check out books from our school library again! The BFES Library Media Center is offering "Holds-to-Go." Students may place up to five books on hold from the Destiny catalog. In-person students will have books delivered to classes by either Miss Francis or Mrs. Schnure each week they are in the building. Virtual students can pick up their books on Wednesdays. Please wait to receive an email saying your books are ready. All information and instructions are in this video or printed here. We ask that all students return books they have at home so we can keep our books circulating to new readers! Ebooks and audiobooks are always available in SORA.
The MCPS COVID-19 dashboard helps the community keep track of key health metrics and positive cases in our school communities. All school notification letters are posted on this webpage: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/dashboard/. The dashboard will be updated to display the cumulative number of positive cases reported for students and staff. These updates will be available in early April.
Registration to Open May 3 for 2021 Summer School Programs
MCPS is planning a range of summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs will help address learning loss, with a focus on mathematics, literacy, electives and preparing for the next grade level. Elementary and middle schools will offer programs that include mathematics, literacy and specials/electives. At the high school level, there will be opportunities to earn credits in all subject areas required for graduation, for both repeat and original credit, as well as non-credit options in local schools. Programs will:
Be offered at no cost to all students, with transportation available
Be offered in all local schools/clusters
Have all-virtual and in-person options*
Registration will open Monday, May 3. High school programs will begin Monday, June 28 and elementary and middle school programs will begin Tuesday, July 6. More information is available here.