BBE Weekly Update

Aug 17 - 21

Learning Options Selection

Parents and Guardians,


Click on the picture above to access the Google Form.


Bear Branch Elementary is preparing to have students return to school for on-campus learning starting on September 8th pending the guidance Magnolia ISD receives from Montgomery County Public Health Authority and Montgomery County Hospital District the week of August 24. In order to plan appropriately, we are asking you to complete the survey below indicating which learning option you are selecting for your child.


  • On-Campus Learning: Students and teachers will attend traditional class in-person, five days a week, with additional safety measures in place that align with state and federal guidelines and recommendations.


  • Virtual School: Virtual (remote) learning consisting of both synchronous (live) and asynchronous instruction.


The form is now open and will close on Monday, August 24 at noon. Families who have not made a selection by August 24 at noon will be auto-enrolled in on-campus learning.

Message from the Principal

Hello BBE Family !! I want to applaud the parents, students, teachers, and staff for a great start to the school year 2020-2021. You showed that it takes a village to raise a child through remote learning. Thank you for your patience, wisdom, and experience through virtual learning. Every day, we are gaining momentum and learning more about this process.


Before our 1st day of remote learning, we issued over 400 electronic devices and 500 student resource bags. We have received your tech issues and concerns, and we have responded to almost all of them.


I want to praise and highlight your child's teacher. They are amazing, resilient, and persistent. They are committed to this 2D learning platform, and they want to teach your child.


Below you will find helpful links embedded in the pictures assist you during your child's remote learning options. Most importantly, is the above link. This is a parent survey for learning options. The window for completing this survey is from August 17th through August 24th (noon).



Proud to love, care, and serve you !!


Jim Gassaway

Grade Levels Return to School

Click here for the BBE parent letter.


Starting Monday, August 17th and continuing through September 4th, the District is inviting grade levels to their campuses for face to face instruction. Parents choosing to keep their children at home can still continue with their asynchronous activities through Canvas. The start time for these days ( Elementary - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ) is 8:00 am and ending at 2:30 p.m.


The car rider line will start receiving students at 7:00 a.m. Transportation will run their AM and PM routes. Bus students are scheduled to arrive on our campus at 7:45 a.m. Visit the transportation page, click here, for arrival and drop off times.


Breakfast will be available to students at 7:30 a.m. They will eat in the classroom begin instruction at 8:00 a.m.


Students will participate in lunch, recess, PE, art, music, and library. Parents needing to deposit money on the child's lunch account, can click here for Myschoolbucks Account.


Students choosing the remote learning options will have canvas course assignments to complete for their asynchronous activities. Students will access their Canvas Course through the Classlink App.

Thank you for completing our PTO Survey

We are very blessed to have a great and hard working PTO. These are moms, dads, and teachers partner with BBE and MISD to extend and enrich learning for our students.


They are needing some information from you. Click here to complete this Google Survey.