BG eNews

September 9, 2020

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

CURRICULUM NIGHT:


IN-PERSON LEARNERS

On Thursday September 10, each classroom teacher will host two 20min, virtual Q & A sessions for their parents. This is similar to the, "Are there any questions?" part of our typical in-person Curriculum Nights. Some teachers may choose to send home a document prior to Sept. 10, to collect questions while others will "open the floor" to questions during the Zoom or Googlemeet. Please remember, these questions should be about curriculum and instruction. If you have questions related to safety, cleanliness, or process/procedures related to Covid-19, please pass those questions along to me and I would be happy to chat with you.


REMOTE LEARNERS

Your child's teacher will host a Q & A session for parents to ask questions related to curriculum and instruction.


  • Thursday September 10, 3-5


Your child's teacher will provide you with more details about exact times. Each classroom teacher will virtual Q & A sessions for their parents. This is similar to the, "Are there any questions?" part of our typical in-person Curriculum Nights. Some teachers may choose to send home a document prior to Sept. 8 & 10, to collect questions while others will "open the floor" to questions during the Zoom or Googlemeet. Please remember, these questions should be about curriculum and instruction. If you have questions related to other topics, please reach out to me directly and I would be happy to chat with you.

REMINDER

During Arrival & Dismissal, the Fox Mill Blvd. entrance is ONLY for buses.

PTO News

PTO MEETING

First meeting of BG PTO! We will be holding out first quarterly meeting on 9/15 at 9am via Zoom. Please consider joining us to discuss what the 20/21 school year will look like. Hope to see many of you there (virtually)! Thanks!

Topic: BG PTO Meeting

Time: Sep 15, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86400186784?pwd=bUY2QXdJTlNYSXJNS2RiWXJvMzRqZz09


Meeting ID: 864 0018 6784

Passcode: Vb43Si

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER

Support your PTO and Buona Beef on Tuesday September 22nd for a no cook night! 20% of the sales on this day will be donated to the Bell Graham PTO. Please see attached flyer and remember to mention it when ordering!

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

Hey Book Worms! Book fair week is coming up on 9/21 -9/27. Keep an eye out over the next week or so for information regarding the Virtual Fall Book Fair!

https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=MG2X8


DIRECTORY SPOT

Submit your PTO dues to gain access to the directory spot for the school year! To pay PTO dues through Push Coin, access the pushcoin website at pushcoin.com. Log into your account. Under your childs picture, select webstore. On the left you can select by category. Select PTO Donations. On the right Bell-Graham 2020-2021 PTO. The cost is $25 per family and only has to be done once even if you have multiple children in Bell Graham.

From the Nurse

Greetings from the Health office!


Thank you for certifying your children by 7:30 am every morning. It really helps the arrival process go quickly and get our students to class on time!


Please get your Health forms in! Kindergarten and new students to Illinois need up to date immunization records and an Illinois Physical, Dental and Eye exam on file. ALL 2nd graders need a dental exam (done in the last 18 months) on file.


This year we are following the Illinois Department Of Public Health (IDPH) Covid-19 Exclusion Guidelines. See Below. This requires that when a child or family member has any of the symptoms (noted below) ANY student or staff in the household will need to stay home or be sent home. Once the symptomatic student or family member has the documentation required all family members can return to school. It is up to the parents to provide this information to all the schools involved.


Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email leeanna.anzaldi@d303.org with any questions or concerns.

Items Forgotten at Home

Please understand that an item that is dropped off for a student has to be handled by others before the student ultimately receives it. In an effort to mitigate germ exposure, we discourage dropping off forgotten items unless absolutely necessary. This is an opportunity to practice accountability.

Self Certification by 7:30 AM

Dear BG Families,

In a continuing effort to keep staff and students safe while also keeping arrival quick and efficient, please have your child certified in the computer by 7:30 am. This will ensure that students are not entering the classrooms before they are cleared. Certifying your child is both filling out the online form AND signing their backpack tag. If one or both of these steps are not done your child will be sent to the front of the building to check in. Once there, they will have their temperature taken and a phone call will be made to parents to fill out the online form. When their certification is verified they can enter the building. If you enter the online form after 7:30 am your child may have to go through this verification process before they can enter the building.


Thank you for all of your help and taking the extra steps to ensure everyone's safety.

In-Person & Remote Attendance Line

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 News

*There is still a charge for Ala Carte drinks.

D303 Technical Support Resources

Chat
A live chat service is available for device and system support. This is the best way for families to receive fast technical support for district devices and services. The virtual IT team will be available to assist during normal business hours, but if you leave a message, support staff will follow up the next business day. Chat support can be accessed by going to https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/

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