Bennett Bear Business Newsletter
Week of March 16, 2020
Dear Amazing Bennett Families,
We hope our BEARS have enjoyed their first week of spring break with family and friends. McKinney ISD has made the decision to extend spring break for another week. Therefore, all McKinney ISD schools will be closed the week of March 16-20, 2020. This includes all district and extracurricular programs, as well as, Club 360.
Due to this extended District closing, McKinney ISD will be using our two bad weather days which were scheduled for April 10th and April 27th. We will be attending school on these days.
McKinney ISD provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students will have access to these resources this week while at home. Below are MISD digital learning resources, as well as, additional resources our students can access from home for continued student learning if you are looking for educational ways to keep your child engaged.
McKinney ISD is following updates and staying in close contact with city, state, and health officials. All MISD updates will be posted online here: https://www.mckinneyisd.net/health-services-wellness/coronavirus-covid-19/ .
Proud to be a BEAR,
McKinney ISD Digital Resources for Learning at Home
Nightly Facebook Live Book Readings - Monday-Friday
Bennett Learning Commons Online Resources for Students
The Bennett Learning Commons has many online resources available to students 24/7.
By logging in to the Bennett Library Home Page, students have access to online subscriptions. Username and password information is revealed when students log in. Please use the Accessing MISD & Bennett Online Resources Handout (see below) to learn how to gain access to these resources.
Encourage your student to read 20 minutes a day. If access to physical books is limited, students have access to thousands of ebooks through the SORA app (fiction), Overdrive (fiction), Tumblebooks (fiction) Follett (nonfiction and fiction), GVRL (nonfiction) and Pebble Go (nonfiction). Information about these resources may be found on the Bennett Learning Commons Google Site.
Don't forget, students may also access the Bennett Makerspace and Learning Commons Google Site from home. There are many activities that students may engage in without access to Makerspace tools, such as Scratch and Hour of Code.
Accessing MISD & Bennett Online Resources Handouts
Go Noodle - FREE Site & App for Kids
Encourage Students to Read 20 Minutes A Day
Kids Always Have Questions - Extend Their Learning Here
McKinney ISD Grab & Goal Meals - FREE to ALL McKinney ISD Students
UPDATE: Vega Elementary & Malvern Elementary have been added to meal pickup locations on Tuesday-Friday, March 17-20, 2020.
3rd 9 Weeks Report Cards - Available in HAC on Wednesday, March 18th
Link to the Home Access Center (HAC):
If your child is served in Special Education, an electronic copy of their Progress Report will be sent to you electronically by their SPED teacher on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.