Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 2/23/2021

Welcome to Hybrid Learning!

Welcome To Hybrid Learning

Parent University Presents the BCPS InfoCenter

The Baltimore County Public Schools Reopening Plan has been updated to include information on Phases 3 & 4. Parent University has created a BCPS InfoCenter where families can easily navigate the information.


Take a moment to visit our InfoCenter and check out the family choice information.

Stakeholder Survey is Open

We are excited to invite all Team BCPS members, including students in Grades 3-12, parents/caregivers, staff, and community members to participate in the 2021 BCPS Stakeholder Survey.

This survey is voluntary and designed to allow you to share your opinions about our school system. Your responses are anonymous and confidential, so feel free to be honest. We are seeking opportunities to increase satisfaction and improve performance within BCPS.

The survey is translated into 15 languages for the Student, Parent/Caregiver, and Community Member stakeholder groups. To access a translation, please select a language from the drop-down menu on the top right.

Student Member of the Board

Did you know that every year students in grades 6-12 vote to elect their student representative on the Baltimore County Board of Education? We currently have two candidates for the SMOB seat.


Students will be learning about the SMOB elections and viewing candidate speeches during their ELA and Social Studies classes from Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2021. They will also have a chance to submit questions for our candidates.


Students will view a Q&A session and vote for their next SMOB on March 17, 2021!


Meet the candidates and submit questions here.

Event Highlights

Family Yoga Night

Grab the family and join us for a free virtual yoga session hosted by Parent University in partnership with United Healthcare.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

6:30 p.m.


Register Today!

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Vaping and Tobacco Education for Parents and Students.

The harmful effects of smoking and vaping will be discussed along with the relationship to COVID.


March 17, 2021

March 18, 2021 - Presentation will be offered in Spanish.

12:00 p.m.


Register Today!

Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee March Meeting

The topic for March is the general stakeholder feedback. You can access this meeting via Google: No registration required.


Monday, March 1, 2021

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Google Meeting Link


If you need to participate by phone, please email egalvez@bcps.org for assistance.

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ESOL Conversation Group

Practice your English in a comfortable, informal virtual setting. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before the scheduled start.


Monday, March 1, 2021

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual


Register Today!

Trivia For Adults

Join us for fun trivia on a wide range of topics. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.



Thursday, March 11, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Virtual


Register Today!

Resource Highlights

Special Education Resource Center

All local school systems within the state of Maryland are required to receive feedback at least annually from their stakeholder groups on their jurisdiction’s Special Education Staffing Plan. In order to obtain feedback from stakeholders, the Department of Special Education (DSE) has created a Staffing Plan Survey. The Special Education Staffing Plan as well as the survey can be found on the Department of Special Education’s public internet site. The survey can also be accessed on through this Smartsheet link. Thank you for your feedback!


For more information or to join their newsletter list, email serc@bcps.org.

Baltimore County PTA Council Needs You!

Are you interested in joining the PTA Council board and serving at the County level? Please contact Frances Craig at nominationne@bcptacouncil.org.

Like What You See?!

Give us a "like" or a "follow" to let us know that you are enjoying this content! Wanna see more or have an idea on what we should share? Email us at parentu@bcps.org.

What is Parent University?

Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.

If there is a topic you'd like us to discuss, please send your ideas to parentu@bcps.org!