Remote Learning Connections

Billings Public Schools

**Upcoming Grading Periods**

Elementary:


  • End of Trimester is February 26th
  • Report Cards will be sent home on March 15th
  • Please check your mailing address in PowerSchool, and make sure it is up to date
  • No school March 8-12th



Middle School/High School:


  • End of the 6 week grading period is March 1st
  • Please continually check PowerSchool for updated grades
  • Students who are 8th grade, going 9th grade in 2021-2022 will be finishing the registration process for high school classes this week
  • No school March 8-12th

**Attention Sophomores and Juniors**

Attention Sophomores and Juniors!

All Juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT for free, AND all Sophomores have the opportunity to take the Pre-ACT for free.


This will take place during the school day, on Tuesday, March 23rd.


Students will test at their home high school buildings. All students will wear masks for the entirety of the test, and be socially distanced as best as possible.


Students will need to report to their school at 7:45am. Dismissal will be between 12:30 and 1:00, once testing is completed.


There will be more registration information sent to students from your testing coordinator and students will need to complete 'Pre-Bubbling' that will be scheduled by the home school as the date gets closer.


**We need every student to fill out the form posted in their School Counseling Center google classroom letting us know if they plan to test or not. Please talk to your student about this opportunity and make sure they have completed the form either way. This will determine who gets sent the additional information and helps us plan for social distancing**

Smarter Balanced and Montana Science Assessment

Dear Families,


Remote students will have the opportunity to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3 through 8, and the Montana Science Assessment for grades 5 & 8, between April 19th and April 30th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participation is not required for remote learners for the 2020-2021 school year.


Federal and state testing guidelines require the tests to be administered in person, on a school’s campus. If you want your student to participate this year, arrangements will need to be made to get your student to and from the test location. Parents or guardians will need to be on call to pick up their student when they complete testing. Testing takes approximately 1.5 hours per subject area, but the students can take as long as they want to complete the tests. Please complete this Google Form by March 5, 2021 to help us determine how many students will be attending our SBAC and MSA assessment sessions so we can plan accordingly.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Roger Dereszynski: dereszynskir@billingschools.org or Becky Carlson: carlsonbl@billingsschools.org.


Thank you.

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