Brittany Woods Broadcast
October 24, 2020
Message From the Principal
Dear BW Families,
As Dr. Hardin-Bartley has just shared, we are working to gradually welcome our kids back to campus, starting with our 6th graders. I know the news is both exciting and full of wonderings as we navigate the multiple questions that inevitably come with managing safety during this time. I want you to know that we understand all the different emotions that families are experiencing right now and working hard to create a safe, nurturing, learning environment for our kids. It’s hard to believe that we have not heard the musical sounds of middle school feet in our school since March. The thought of seeing kids again in person does fill me with joy and I’m excited to meet kids in person!
The most important thing we need from you right now is to fill out the parent commitment form (links below) and let us know if your child will return in-person or remain virtual. Please fill out the form as soon as possible so we may continue planning to ensure that our numbers are even in both cohorts and our schedules as balanced as possible. I’ve had numerous conversations with folks about what to do and I can assure you that there is not one right decision. Each decision made must be right for each family and we will support each child, in person or virtually.
In the coming days and week, you will begin to receive lots of information about returning to the building. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. If you are a parent of a 6th grader, please attend one of the parent webinars next Wednesday, October 28th either at 9:00am or 5:00pm (zoom links below), we would love to see you there and answer questions. 7th and 8th grade parent webinars will be held in November.
Have a wonderful weekend.
A Note from the Nurse
If your student will require daily medication or treatments (inhaler, diabetes care, etc) while back at school, please contact me as soon as possible to arrange medication drop-off. Your student's pediatrician office can fax the following important plans to me if applicable: asthma action plan, diabetes action plan, or seizure action plan. Also, please feel free to call me if you have any questions or updates regarding your student's current health.
Looking forward to keeping your students healthy and safe!
Pumpkin Stroll-October 24th
- Families are asked to carve the pumpkins and bring them to the Balson entrance of the high school on Saturday, Oct. 24 between 3 and 5 p.m.
- PTOs are providing LED candles
- Optional distanced carving stations with carving tools will be set up from 2 to 5 outside the Balson entrance of the high school on the 24th from 2 to 5 p.m.
- The Stroll goes from 6 to 8 p.m. around the high school track with the lit pumpkins spaced apart.
- Parking in the JP lot.
- Free glow sticks for kids
- Safety masks required
- Costumes encouraged but not required
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Sponsored by the District, PTOs. SDUC Education Foundation and Wyman.
Wednesday U Time 1st Quarter
Online Tutoring Available
Tutor.com connects students in grades K-12 with live tutors in a safe and secure online classroom. Students can access academic tutoring, homework help and test prep assistance. Resources are also available for early college students, adult learners and job seekers. Anyone with a valid St. Louis County Library card can use tutor.com.
Live tutoring is available from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day of the week. Students may also upload a document 24/7 to receive tutor feedback.
To get started, visit tutor.com and log in with your last name, library card number, and PIN.
This program is part of the Digital Equity Initiative, announced in July 2020 by St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page.
Virtual Curriculum Night
Grace Lee, principal – email@example.com
Pablo Flinn, 6th assistant principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Willis, 6th counselor – email@example.com
Yvonne Rooks, 7th assistant principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Bardot, 7th counselor – email@example.com
Cate Pautsch, 8th assistant principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rashaad Davenport, 8th counselor – email@example.com
Stephani Hudson, SSD area coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Allegra Grawer, school social worker – email@example.com
Dena Bashiti, school nurse- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech support- email@example.com
Brittany Woods Main Office – 314-290-4280