Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Back To School - Important Information

In This Issue

How to Access Classes on the First Day

B-CC Daily Schedule

Recorded Lessons and Breakout Rooms

Materials Distribution Clarification

Upcoming Meetings

MCPS Meal Service

How to Access Classes on the First Day

Parents and students can access their period by period schedule via ParentVue. All parents have been given access to ParentVue. Please access these resources if you need assistance.


Students may also access their schedules by logging into Chrome, clicking MCPS Resources in the bookmark bar, and selecting StudentVue.


Students will then access their classes by using their MCPS log-in credentials (ID and password) to access myMCPS classroom at https://classroom.mcpsmd.org/.


Each class will have a "tile" on the student's dashboard.


Students should access the appropriate class for each period.


Zoom access information will be displayed on the homepage for the class. Students should use this link to access their teacher's Zoom classroom.


A troubleshooting form will be posted on the B-CC website on Monday morning at 7:45 a.m. Students should use the form to indicate any access issues they are having and a team of school staff will work to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.


NOTE: The most commonly observed problem noted during freshman orientation was students attempting access Zoom through an non-MCPS account. English and Spanish instructions for accessing Zoom through your MCPS account are linked here.

B-CC Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is available here.


Baron Time is a flexible time built into the schedule and will be used for a variety of purposes including

  • Academic Support

  • Link Crew activities

  • IB Middle Years Programme work

  • Club meetings

  • Social Emotional Learning Lessons

  • Community Building

  • Other identified needs as necessary

Recorded Lessons and Breakout Rooms

Teachers will be recording lessons in order to support families and students, create flexibility in accessing learning experiences when attending live instruction is a barrier, and enhance the opportunity to review lesson content and resources.


When students first log in, their video and audio is off by default. If students should not be recorded, they should leave these off.


Recordings are protected, available only to students through a protected myMCPS site, unavailable for download, and will delete after 72 hours.


We recognize that even with these protections there may be students or families who do not want their children’s images or voices to be captured. If you would like to have your student opt out of being in the recording, they should keep their video off in each class from the start of the school year.


Parents/guardians are asked to indicate an opt out in the ParentVue portal by September 11, 2020.


It is anticipated that all B-CC teachers will be using small group breakout rooms during instruction. Ground rules regarding these breakout rooms will be provided to students and parents.

Materials Distribution Clarification

Our first round of technology and textbook distribution concluded on Friday, August 28, 2020. It is important to know that all materials were not necessarily distributed during this window for a variety including but not limited to a limited supply of materials, access to electronic texts and resources, and anticipated curricular needs. While many students received materials, we recognize that some students may not have the correct texts for their enrolled classes. In addition, many families did not pick-up materials during this week's window.


Please know that all teachers are aware that students may not have texts for their class despite the distribution window and are prepared to make appropriate instructional accommodation and allowances.


In addition, we will be scheduling future distribution times (including the opportunity to exchange books and pick-up chromebooks) soon. Parents and students are encouraged to communicate with their teachers regarding their materials and needs.

Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

11th Grade Parent Meeting

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode: 494516

IB Diploma Programme Parent Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode: 830186

10th Grade Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 3, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode: 032538

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 10, 2020


6 p.m. - TBD


Details will be forthcoming.

12th Grade Parent Meeting

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode: 066607

ESOL Parent Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode: 762806

Special Education and 504 Plan Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Click HERE to join the meeting via Zoom.


Passcode; 563413

***B-CC Counselors***

Need to identify your child's counselor? Access the list here.

NOTICES

ONLINE FARMS APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

www.MySchoolApps.com
is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit
the 2020–2021 Online application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!

FAMILIES CAN APPLY NOW & AVOID LONGER PROCESSING TIMES IN SEPTEMBER!

MCPS Meal Service

MCPS will transition to a more traditional food service program this fall, starting on Monday, Aug. 31, the first day of the 2020-2021 school year. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to MCPS students at 74 meal sites. A student must be enrolled in an MCPS school to receive these meals. This curbside meal service will be provided from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (no meal service on Thursday). Students/families will need their student identification number in order to pick up a meal. Standard meal prices will be charged and students who receive Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMS) will continue to pay reduced rates. Payment will come from a student’s lunch account. Families can pick up meals at any of the 74 sites. MCPS is mailing this information home to all families, along with student ID numbers. The district will also continue to partner with local nonprofits, faith-based organizations, county government agencies and others to provide food and other critical resources to the community. Additionally, families are encouraged to visit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Food Resource page for additional resources.

Parents/guardians of enrolled MCPS students can click here to opt in for 2020 Fall Meal Curbside Service. Meals will be available at 74 sites around Montgomery County.

Wellness Resources

The safety and wellness of our students remains a top priority. Below are resources to support the physical, social and psychological well-being of our community. If you believe your child is in crisis, please contact the Montgomery County Crisis Center at 240-777-4000. Students can also reach out to their counselor and school psychologist to set up a confidential appointment.


Waymaking Video Series


Mindful Moments Video Series
Tips on Addressing Student Grief
Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide

Community Resources

Below is information regarding food/grocery access beyond the MCPS school meal sites:


Food Assistance Resource Map: The Montgomery County Food Council created an interactive map of food assistance providers and benefits application assistance sites in Montgomery County. It is searchable by location, food assistance type, accessibility and many other special features. This resource can give principals and families a quick view of local resources in their area. The information indicates where, when and how to access the resources. **We would caution parents and staff supporting parents to pay particular attention to how one qualifies to access food as some sites state requirements.



Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday. The location of distribution sites and times are listed at the bottom of the webpage.


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURECES https://www.sheppardpratt.org/news-views/story/sheppard-pratt-hosts-virtual-lunch-learn-series-for-mental-health-awareness-month/


VIRTUAL CRISIS WALK_IN CLINIC

https://www.sheppardpratt.org/care-finder/virtual-crisis-walk-in-clinic/

https://dominionhospital.com/covid-19/access-to-care/behavioral-health.dot


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WEBSITES

1. https://www.caringmatters.org/resourcesforschools

2. https://learn.mindwise.org/social-distance

3. https://www.therapistaid.com/

4. https://www.mindfulschools.org/

5. https://www.educatingmindfully.org/

6. https://www.stressedteens.com/

7. http://mindfullifeproject.org/

8. https://centerforadolescentstudies.com/


GRIEF RESOURCE

https://www.caringmatters.org/

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School - An International Baccalaureate World School

Our Vision

Access, Belonging, Collaboration—All students will access the resources of our IB World School. We will create a sense of belonging for all students, and we will work to collaborate with all stakeholders and explicitly teach students how to collaborate with one another.

Our Mission

The mission of B-CC HS is to develop lifelong learners; independent, critical thinkers; and responsible, compassionate global citizens. B-CC empowers its diverse student body by offering a rigorous instructional program as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities, supported and enriched by the surrounding community.

Learn, Think, Serve, Be Responsible