2nd Edition September 8- September 11, 2020
A message from Mrs. Sideris
Tomorrow is the official first day of school. Please be on the look out for lots of communication from your teachers. You should be expecting phone calls, virtual meetings, emails and REMIND messages over the next two weeks in order to get all students and families ready for academics to begin on Sept. 21st. We want to make sure that everyone is used to being online and knows how to access teachers, virtual classes and resources. Below is a repeat of the information that was sent out last week regarding this school year and the first few weeks. Also be sure to come pick up school supplies, learning materials and chromebooks this week. The schedule is below by grade level. You will also have a chance to say hello to your teacher and to receive a special treat from our PTA!
All the best,
Welcome New BC Staff
Rachel Kimbrow, Instructional Coach
Si alguien habla español, ¡me gustaría practicar contigo! (If anyone speaks Spanish I’d love to practice with you!)
Chromebooks and Supplies/ Meet Your Teachers
Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade
Wednesday, September 9th 9am-12pm
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade and 6th Grade
Thursday, September 10th 12pm-3pm
Friday, September 11 3pm-5pm
With the Centennial School District’s two options for school this fall – Comprehensive Distance Learning OR the Centennial Virtual Academy – your student will need access to the Internet with good connectivity. If this presents a problem for your household, please contact Mary Gilbert or Corinna Jobe at (503)762-6100 to see if you may be eligible for free Internet services for the school year. This service is provided by an outside vendor and will require that you fill out an application to see if you qualify.
What's Happening This Year
First 2 Weeks of School September 9-18
What does a school day look like for my student?
During the week:
Teachers will engage students and families in a variety of ways that may include
Smaller group meetings (synchronous/live)
Individual family support
Practice Breakout Sessions
Independent Applied Learning
Definitions of Learning Modes:
Synchronous Learning- Students meet in a class with a teacher live. This may include small group breakouts.
Asynchronous Learning/Applied Learning Teacher post learning opportunities including videos, reading ,practice and application connected to synchronous class sessions. The time is flexible for students and assigned reading or practice does not necessarily fill the entire period of time.
We will continue to update families as we learn more about how we will support your child during Comprehensive Distance Learning. Please refer to our district website for the most up to date information.
When Will We Find Out About Class Placement Information?
** Please know there may need to be adjustments to class placements based on enrollment and/or cohorting requirements when we move into hybrid learning.
If you or someone you know is not planning on returning to BC please HELP US...
What supplies would you recommend for our school work space?
Paper (notebook or loose)
Crayons (16 or 24 pack)
folder/tray/box to hold worksheets
1 black expo marker (dry erase)
Crayons or colored pencils
Headphones (for use with Chromebook)
1 package of pencils
1 pencil sharpener
1 set of markers OR colored pencils
2 highlighters (1 pink & 1 yellow)
4 dry erase markers
1 Pink Pearl eraser
1 supply box
1 wide ruled composition notebook
optional: headphones with built in microphone
3 spiral notebooks
dry erase board
dry erase markers
Whiteboard and marker
Paper and pencils
Colored pencils (for math lessons)
Paper - College Ruled
Dry Erase marker
Small White Board (can get at Dollar Store)
Multiplication/Division flashcards (Dollar Store)