Broken Arrow News

September 25, 2020

Let's Get Ready for Hybrid and All In-Person Learning!

Broken Arrow Families,

Once again, I send sincere thanks for your compliments and your patience as we have all learned through technology challenges and other glitches with remote learning.

Your compliments of our teachers efforts is greatly appreciated.

We realize this has been anything but easy on your end at times.

As we approach the end (for now) of Remote Learning for those who selected In-Person Learning, we want to best prepare our students and families for Hybrid Learning.

Remember, during Hybrid Learning our In-Person learners (Those who selected to keep their child learning remotely will continued to do so) students will attend school two days a week - either Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday. The day your children attend school during Hybrid Learning is determined by your oldest child's (attending SMSD schools) last name.

Last Name A-Lamb Monday/Tuesday attendance

Last Name Lamc - Z Wednesday Thursday attendance

In some situations, you may have been asked to attend certain dates to balance class size.

Please reach out to your child's current teacher if you are uncertain which days they will be attending school during Hybrid Learning.

Mr. Horne

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New Broken Arrow Building Safety Procedures

Our Broken Arrow Staff has been preparing for onsite learning since August so we could best provide the safest environment possible for our students.

Please click here to review detailed information regarding changes in building procedures to keep students and staff safe.

Click on the YouTube video below demonstrating procedural changes featuring some people you know. :)

ESPECIALLY NOTE THE CHANGES IN DISMISSAL as that will be crucial to you receiving your child in a timely manner during dismissal. You will want to make sure you pick up on your assigned side of the building. If you just select the side of the building you want to go to, please expect long delays, which will cause delays for our other families. Please give grace to one another during dismissal and please pick up on your assigned side of the building.

Are you unsure of child's assigned side of the building?

You should have received your Family Number "tag" that has your number and your side of the building for pick up.

Family #100-199 Pick up your child in the front of the school.

Family #200-299 Pick up your child on the back side of the school.

If you switched from Remote Only Learning to In-person Learning and you do not have a Family Number please call our office and you can pick up your Family Number car tag Wednesday, September 30 through Friday, October 2.

Broken Arrow - In Person Learning Procedures 2020-21

Updated All Remote Learning Schedule (Effective Monday, October 5)

All Students 8:10-8:30 Morning Meeting

K-2nd Grade 9:15-9:30 Morning Recess

All Students 11:10-11:40 Lunch

3rd-6th Grade 1:05-1:20 Afternoon Recess

All Students 3:10 End of the School Day

  • All students will receive two recess periods per day. The second recess is at the teacher's discretion.
  • There will be a minimum of 5 times to login during each school day.
  • Your child's Remote Learning teacher will share a schedule with you on October 2.

Reminder to Please Complete Required Form in Skyward Today!

Shawnee Mission School District recently requested that all parents acknowledge three assurances regarding remote learning. The request comes because the Kansas State Department of Education recently changed its requirements for how we verify student learning and attendance. Once you acknowledge the three assurances, we will no longer need to require that students complete and parents sign a daily learning activity log, which would have gone into effect once we entered hybrid learning mode. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Please log on to Family Access to complete the form today if you have not already done so.

If this has been completed please disregard this information!


El Distrito Escolar de Shawnee Mission solicitó recientemente que todos los padres reconozcan tres garantías con respecto al aprendizaje remoto. La solicitud se debe a que el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Kansas cambió recientemente sus requisitos sobre cómo verificamos el aprendizaje y la asistencia de los estudiantes. Una vez que reconozca las tres garantías, ya no necesitaremos que los estudiantes completen y los padres firmen un registro diario de actividades de aprendizaje, que habría entrado en vigencia una vez que ingresáramos al modo de aprendizaje híbrido. Se agradece mucho su ayuda y cooperación. Por favor inicie sesión en Family Access para completar el formulario.

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Do you still have Broken Arrow library books at your home? We really need them back!

Ready to Check Out Library Books? CLICK HERE NOW!

Please note that all home schools will be communicating about library check out and specific local procedures.

SMSD Timeline Moving Toward All In-Person Learning

Sept 28-Oct 2: Remote all students Pre-K-6

​​​​​​​(New Schedules begin on October 5)

Oct. 5-9: Hybrid for in-person students Pre-K-2

Oct. 12-16: Hybrid for in-person students Pre-K-6

Oct 19-23: Begin transition to All In-Person Learning

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Broken Arrow PTA

You’ll be hearing more from our Parent Teacher Association next week- who we are, what we do, and finding your level of involvement in our community! Mark your calendar for our first meeting of the year- Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 924 4949 4780

Join our private Facebook group here:
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Upcoming Events

September 25 - October 2 Remote Learning Continues

BA Virtual Spirit Week (See information above)

September 29 First BA PTA Meeting of the Year (via Zoom) 6:30-7:30 pm

October 1 In-Person Student Medicine Drop Off 9:00-12:00 pm

October 2 In-Person Student Medicine Drop Off 12:00-3:00 pm

October 2 Students only attend Morning Meeting Today (All other assignments will be found on Canvas)

October 5-9 Hybrid Learning begins for in-person learners in Grades PreK-2

October 12-16 Hybrid Learning begins for in-person learners in Grades PreK-6

Oct 19-23 Transition/Phase In to all in-person begins (More info on phase in to come in October)

October TBD BA PTA Chipotle Night (On Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivira)

November 6 No School - Teacher Work Time

November 12 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4 pm

November 13 No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00 am

See the SMSD District 2020-2021 Calendar Here

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Do you need to drop off medication for your child attending in-person when we begin Hybrid?

*This information is only for families who have chosen in person and who’s children will be in the building once hybrid begins

If you have a child who needs medication administered during the school day, we will be offering 2 designated medication drop off times:

Thursday October 1st from 9am – 12pm

Friday October 2nd from 12pm-3pm

Please pull into the front circle drive and call the nurse at 913-993-2302. She will come outside to get the medication from you. Please be sure all medication is in its original container with a prescription label or a prescription note from the doctor.

If you are unable to make it to the times listed above, please call the front office to set up a different time 913-993-2300.

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