Barbara Morgan S.T.E.M. Academy

Parent Newsletter - August 18, 2020

Important Dates

8/19 - Class and Team Assignments available on Powerschool

8/25 - Election Day - West Ada Supplemental Levy on Ballot

8/25 - WASD Board Meeting at 6:00pm. The board will make a determination of the opening category: green, yellow or red

8/26 - Virtual School House Registration closes

9/8 - First day of school - Full Day

BMSA Health and Safety Plan and Alternating Day Schedule

We have been working to create a Health and Safety plan to keep our students, staff and families safe this school year. Below you will find a link to our plan, as well as the Alternating Day schedule if we are in the Yellow stage of opening. On August 25, WASD Board will meet to determine if we will be starting in Red, Yellow or Green. For more information about the possible stages of opening, please visit the WASD Fall Opening Plan.

Alternating Day Schedule with Team Assignments

If we are in a Yellow phase, the Alternating Day Schedule will apply.


For the 2020-2021 school year, all students have been assigned to a Team to reduce the total number of students in the building during a school day. Assignments were made at the district level based on the first contact listed in Powerschool. The last name provide in the first contact of parent/guardian decided the Team assignments:


Last Name starting with A-K = Team 1

Last Name starting with L-Z = Team 2


The Team assignments and classroom teacher placements will be available to view on Powerschool after 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 19.


If there is a need to change your student's team assignment, please complete the following Team Change Request form and email it to wright.lauri@westada.org:

https://www.westada.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=276157&dataid=291120&FileName=Team%20Change%20Request%20Form%20V3%208-6-20.pdf

We cannot guarantee a Team change will be granted, but we will review each request.


Below is the Alternating Day Schedule for Semester 1. Students will attend school in the building on the day their Team is assigned. Ex: Students on Team 1 will attend in person on T1 days and those on Team 2 will attend in person on T2 days.

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Please update Powerschool

At the beginning of each school year, parents are asked to login to Powerschool by clicking the A+ PowerSchool tab located towards the top of our website to Update Student Information. When you login, you will see a RED "Update Student Information" tab with an arrow. Please click that link.

From there, please select SchoolForms, then follow the directions on the form.


Interested in finding out who your classroom teacher is this year?

Login to Powerschool on or after August 19 to view which teacher your child/children has this year.

School Nutrition Information

Our summer lunch program ends soon. If your child will be purchasing school breakfasts and lunches, please click on MyPaymentsPlus to add money to student accounts.

To apply for the Free and Reduced Meal plans, please click on the photo below. This application process must be completed annually.


If you have questions about school breakfasts and/or lunches, please contact us.

Immunizations

Just a reminder that complete immunizations are required before registering for school. Students will not be placed on a class list without completed immunizations. This is an important piece to keeping our school communities safe. There are several resources that can be used to get needed immunizations, if you need help finding one or need assistance in making sure your child is fully vaccinated please contact our school nurse. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!

WASD Supplemental Levy Information

West Ada School District has a proposed a Supplemental Levy request on the upcoming election. Ballots are due to the Ada County Elections office by August 25. For more information about the Levy, please click here.