BCSD News & Information

September 2020

Welcome Back, Titans!

Tomorrow will be unlike any other start to the school year we have experienced. Our staff have been working hard over the summer to provide high-quality remote learning, consistent platforms and technology, and predictable schedules. We are committed to doing better. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help all students succeed, no matter the circumstances.

There is no doubt that this fall will have challenges, and I am thankful for the ways our families and staff are working together to help all students succeed. While we may not have all of the answers during this ever-changing time, we will remain flexible so we can make adjustments as necessary.

Together, I am confident that we are on the best path forward for starting school again while keeping our students, staff, and families healthy.

Tracy L. Wheeler

Titans 2020-2021

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Reminder - Special Remote Learning Schedule This Week

On Friday, September 11th,

  • Elementary students should follow their regular Monday-Thursday schedule
  • Middle school Grades 5 & 6 students should follow their Monday/Wednesday schedule
  • Middle school Grade 7 & 8 students should follow their Monday-Thursday schedule
  • High school students should follow their Monday-Thursday schedule

Beginning Monday, September 14th, all students will follow their normal Monday-Thursday schedules. Fridays are designated for Titan Team Time, intervention and support from teachers, team activities, and catching up on any work from the week. It is still a work day, but does not have scheduled live sessions.

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Learning Expectations

Although our students are learning remotely, students are expected to behave in the same manner as if we were attending traditional school. In other words, our virtual classrooms are real classrooms where appropriate student behavior is expected. To ensure that all virtual or remote learning students understand how to behave in an online environment, we have developed expectations that all students are required to follow.

  • Student Code of Conduct will remain in effect for students.

  • District has also adopted Responsible Restart Remote Learning 2.0 to help guide staff, students and parents.

  • Discipline issues in remote learning will be addressed by teachers and administrators. Based on the severity of the incident, school staff may limit video, audio or chat functions. The school may also prohibit students from attending synchronous learning sessions. School administrators may also suspend students entirely for a designated period of time based on the severity of the situation.

  • Students are NOT permitted to record or post to social media any portion of synchronous or asynchronous learning sessions.

  • When using the camera, the student dress code will apply. Student attire should be appropriate and not cause a disruption to the learning environment.

  • Students must use their name when entering video conferencing or they will not be permitted to join.

  • It is recommended that students sit preferably at a table or desk, but the floor is acceptable.

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First Day of School Signs

Download and print our Titans First Day signs to document the first day of school!

Tag your photos #TitansFirstDay!

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Titans Virtual Learning Academy (TVLA) Information Presentations

Wednesday, September 9
5:00 p.m. Grade PreK-5 Information
6:00 p.m. Grade 6-12 Information
These live presentations can be viewed on YouTube and will also be recorded.

Once you have reviewed all information provided in the presentations and Quick Guide and you have determined that your child will commit to TVLA, please complete the COMMITMENT FORM by Friday, September 11, 2020.

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Grab and Go Meal Pick Up

USDA announced that ALL students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch until December 31, 2020 (or until available funding runs out). The Berea City School District Nutrition Services department will be providing 5 days worth of grab and go meals starting September 8, 2020. Each meal bag will consist of 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 10 milks. We highly encourage all students to participate! Drive thru distribution sites and times are as follows:

  • Tuesdays: Brook Park Elementary School Pick Up from 11am-12pm OR 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesdays: Berea-Midpark Middle School Pick Up from 11am-12pm
  • Thursdays: Grindstone Elementary School Pick Up from 11am-12pm

Drive thru pick up is at the main entrance of the elementary schools listed and at the auditorium entrance of the middle school.

**Note: If/when we return to in-person instruction, free breakfast and lunch will be available for ALL students until December 31, 2020 (or until available funding runs out).

If you haven't already completed this survey and your student(s) will be participating in the Grab & Go meal program, please fill out ONE SURVEY PER STUDENT.

If you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Supervisor, Briana Cates at 216-267-2142 or bcates@bereaschools.org.

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