Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - Week of 9.13.2020

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Greetings Bishop Woods Families,


I hope the week went smoothly for everyone. Our data shows that 91% of our students are working in Google Classroom, and 90% are accessing live instruction in Google Meet! Our goal is to have 100% of our students access instruction this week. Families that do not have access to WiFi must contact the school to let us know.


We continue to work as a team to troubleshoot all tech issues. If you have any issues with your child's device and/or accessing instruction, please remember to fill out the form at the link below, and someone from Bishop Woods will be in contact to assist you.


https://forms.gle/wSnvxcgkaPfZGRiF9


The district updated the media release form after many of our families had already completed the original form. Please take a moment to fill out the updated Media Release Form. We are aiming to record lessons to place in our Google Classrooms for families to have access to, which is why this form is so important: https://nhpsorientation.net/updated-media-release-form/


If you have not filled out the orientation paperwork, a button to access the forms has been placed under this parent letter. It is extremely important that these documents are completed - they are now past due.


Once again, our main form of communication this year will be through email. If you are not receiving emails from the school, please contact our main office to let us know: 475-220-7300


If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up for Remind texts! I have created a second account in order to accommodate even more families. Here is the link to join: http://remind.com/join/bwfam2


Please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher as your initial contact if you are having any problems with remote learning, or have questions that you need addressed. The contact information for each teacher is on their presentation, on their Google Classroom, and on our webpage.


Lastly, please note that our newsletter can be translated to many different languages by selecting translation at the top of the screen.


Have a wonderful week ahead.


Your Proud Principal,


Mrs. Natalino

NHPS Orientatation Forms - BE SURE TO COMPLETE!

These are PAST DUE! Please take time to complete TODAY if you have not done so already. Thank you!

Parent Feedback - Remote Learning

Please take a moment to complete our feedback form to let us know how remote learning is going for your child. We are working to make modifications based on the experiences of our students and families.


https://forms.gle/hEcNwV8PXGN2Q6x79

Attendance - Excused Absences

During remote learning, if your child is ill and unable to access Google Classroom and/or Google Meet, please be sure to email our attendance clerk, Ms. Jacinta Dabney, and Cc your child's homeroom teacher. Ms. Dabney's email is below:

jacinta.dabney@new-haven.k12.ct.us


It is important that all excused absences are in writing. A phone call will not suffice.


Thank you for adhering to this protocol.

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Birthdays This Week!


Sunday, 9/13 - I'Yonna H. (Grade 7)

Monday, 9/14 - Jaylanis G. (Grade 2), Jaliyah S. (Grade 4)

Wednesday, 9/16 - Juan G. (Grade 6), Ms.Garceau (2nd Grade Teacher)

Thursday, 9/17 - Erec M. (I 8), Iriana P. (Grade 5)

Friday, 9/18 - Joaniel D.(Grade 8), Jayda G. (Grade 8), Aiziel M. (Grade 1)

Saturday, 9/19 - Aya E. (Grade 3), Jai'den W. (Grade 5)

Students In Action!

Gersch Grrrls Science - You Tube Channel!

Our very own Dr. G, along with science stars Maya & Maddie, now have their own You Tube Channel! You can access these science videos, which provide many ideas for home science experiments, at any time! This channel will be a weekly feature in our newsletter. Thank you Dr. G, Maya & Maddie!

Students in Action! (Newsletter Contributions)

Please share any videos, images, quotes, or successes with remote learning each week to our Padlet!



  1. Click the link to the Padlet: https://padlet.com/cara_campo/58q8knqx4rgib18q
  2. Click the plus sign in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
  3. Please be sure to add your child's first name, last initial, and grade level to the title of the Padlet. (i.e. Londyn A., Grade 1)
  4. You will have the option to upload or add anything you would like to share with the Bishop Woods school community!
  5. Please submit all entries by Thursday of each school week so we can share in our Sunday Newsletter!

September Meal Distribution

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Meet the Teacher Night -Virtual Event

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Links will be sent out to families in advance. Time is tentative.

Supply Distribution Event at Bishop Woods

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 8:45am-12pm

1481 Quinnipiac Avenue

New Haven, CT

We will be distributing school supplies that will assist with remote learning through our bus loop. Look for more details in next week's newsletter!

Remote Learning Reminders

  • The expectation is that every student logs in to Google Meet with their homeroom teacher at 8:45am every morning (Monday - Friday). The Google Meet link can be found in the banner of the Google Classroom under the Stream tab. Attendance is taken through homeroom. The schedule for the day is also shared at this time.

  • Remember that your child is attending school. He/she should be dressed appropriately, and seated to access instruction. Students should not be attending class while lying in bed!

  • Please ensure you child's camera is on. Teachers need to be able to see all students in order to determine engagement.

  • Please be cognizant that your child's mic is on, and we can hear what is going on in the background. Even if you think your child's mic is off, it may have been turned on by your child or his/her teacher.

  • The Google Meet links may not be visible when the class is not in session. Teachers activate the meet link during their teaching block, and deactivate on off hours. If you can not find the link outside of scheduled class time, that may be why.

  • Parents should not be present in the video or talking to teachers during instructional time. If you have questions or comments, please contact your child's teacher during his/her office hours.

Opportunities from Our Community Partners!

Arte Inc. Opportunities for Students & Families

Please check out the link for multiple opportunities for students & families, including contests and challenges with CASH PRIZES, workshops and informational sessions! Copycat Art Contest runs 9/7 - 10/15!

Family Resources

Bishop Woods Tech Issue Form

Please document any technical issues you are experiencing, and a member of the Bishop Woods team will be in touch to support you!

Bishop Woods Website

You can access orientation and teacher presentations on the home page. We will also be posting additional resources to support families!

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