Bel Air News
An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School
April 20-April 24, 2020
Virtual Spirit Week - April 20th - 24th - Show your school pride!!
Buildings locked and closed to the public
District buildings will remain locked and closed to the public at least through May 4th. The Governor’s order requires our schools to provide meals for any family and childcare for children of parents who work in our schools or in emergency or healthcare fields. This requires the following buildings to be open only to provide these services:
Meal distribution sites: Pinewood, Snail Lake, Edgewood and Highview
Childcare centers: Island Lake and Pike Lake
Athletic facilities and playgrounds closed
All school athletic facilities and playgrounds are closed and off limits for students and the community until further notice. Student and community members should not be using any of the stadiums, tracks, fields, tennis courts or playgrounds at any time. In addition, all District buildings will remain locked and closed to the public at least through May 4.
STUDENTS: Send us your video viewpoint!
How are YOU experiencing distance learning? With your parents’ permission, send us a short video message (10 seconds or less) or a selfie photo of you engaging in learning away from school. This could be your favorite lesson, your workspace, a fun interaction with a teacher or simply an honest reflection of how things are going for you and your learning. Upload your video message or photo here, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do this by Friday, April 24, and your message may be included in a compilation video we'll share on social media throughout the community. And keep it short! Video messages longer than 10 seconds are less likely to make the cut.
Meals for students
Meals are available for any child under 18 years old who needs breakfast or lunch during the school closure. Parents/guardians do NOT need to bring their student(s) with them to pick up meals. Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed.
For information on distribution times for student meals, click here.
Childcare for essential workers
Consistent with the Governor’s guidance, Mounds View Public Schools will be providing childcare for parents who have children who work and serve in essential fields (this list regularly updated by the Minnesota Department of Education). Verification of employment, such as a letter from the employer or an employment badge, is required. District staff who are required to report to work on Monday, March 23, are also eligible for this program.
You can find more information here.
Playworks Play at Home Game Guide
A message from the Playworks team:
We are also continuing to offer 5-10 minute Facebook Recesses every M-F with new videos posted at 11a, 1pm and 3pm.
Be well, be safe and play on.
Summer Community Education catalogs available now
The 2020 Summer Community Education catalog is available online and arriving in mail boxes soon! Registration will open March 9 at 9 a.m.
The summer catalog features:
- Summer youth day camps for participants entering K-7th grade
- New overnight summer camps at Laurentian Environmental Center for students and families
- Sports camps and clinics led by District high school coaches
- Expanded adult offerings and more!
Registration opens March 9 at 9 a.m., online at www.moundsviewschools.org/RegisterCommunityEd.
Questions? Call Community Education at 651-621-6020.
Join our team!
Mounds View Public Schools is hiring for the following substitute positions:
Special Education Paraeducator
Provide instructional support and behavioral assistance to special education students in classrooms and in community-based settings.
Serve meals; set up serving lines and utensils; assist in preparation of meals; wash dishes and clean food service areas.
Perform general cleaning duties in and around school buildings
Apply at www.moundsviewschools.org/employment
Students Can Now Receive Text Alerts
Parents, you can now add your child's cell phone number to ParentVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, significantly delayed school buses, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.
Photo Withhold Form
Parents may withhold permission to have their student photographed and/or videotaped during school-day classroom activities, learning experiences, and/or media events. Please complete and return this form ONLY if you do NOT wish for Mounds View Public Schools to publish your student's appearance, image or name on any recorded medium. This Publish Opt Out Release is applicable and valid for up to 12 months from the date of signature.
2019-2020 Bel Air Elementary Parent Handbook
Riding the Bus and Food/Drink
While riding the bus, students are expected to keep all food and drink in their backpacks. This expectation prevents choking incidents, exposure to life-threatening allergens, and promotes bus sanitation.
Show your school spirit
Building Security Procedures
A visitor screening system helps track visitors and volunteers at each school, providing a safe and monitored environment for students and staff. When parents come to pickup their child(ren), or visitors check in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system.
Phone Numbers/Staff Directory
Main Office: 651-621-6300
1800 5th St NW
New Brighton, MN 55112