BFES Weekly Updates
Laura Swerdzewski, Principal
In Person Learning Student Attestation Form
Whats Coming Up
Monday, April 19th - A Week for In Person Learning
Wednesday, April 21st - MP4 Material Distribution (Virtual families only)
What's in this newsletter:
Books on Hold
Summer School Interest Survey
Virtual Art Show
Link for Parents/Guardians New to MCPS
Link for Parents/Guardians with ParentVUE accounts
MP-4 Distribution - Virtual Students Only
If your child comes to in-person learning you should not attend the distribution.
The distribution for virtual students is below:
11:00-11:30 - 4th and 5th Grade
11:30-12:00 - 2nd and 3rd Grade
12:00-12:30 - Kindergarten and First Grade
* Please follow the distribution map below
*Please have your childs name and teacher posted in the window.
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.
Summer School Interest Survey
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.
MCPS Seeks Summer RISE Hosts (English)
The MCPS Partnerships Unit is seeking Montgomery County businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to participate as hosts for the 2021 Summer RISE program. Registration is now open.
Summer RISE provides rising MCPS juniors and seniors with career-based learning experiences and helps employers to cultivate a talent pipeline. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning opportunities related to their field of interest. The program will run for four weeks, from July 5–July 30, with a minimum of 40 hours of either in-person, virtual or a combination of the two experiences.
More information on the Summer RISE program is available here.