Back to School 2020-21
Learning Takes You Places
Annetta Spychalski~ Interim Principal
Currently, I am completing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership this Fall. I have focused my research on D44's Dual Language Program. I also hold a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Reading, and an Administration Certification. On a personal note, I live in the south suburbs with my husband and four daughters.
Kate Ostrander- Administrative Intern
Learning Takes You Places
Technology Pick Up
- Teacher/ Class Assignments will be accessible by logging into Skyward.
- Instructions will be provided on how to sign up for a "Parent- Student- Teacher Connection Conference". These informal sessions will take place on Mon. 8/24- Wed. 8/26.
Our former BF students will have an opportunity to virtually connect with last year's teacher. This will be an informal opportunity for students to bring some closure and well-wishes to one another as we start the 2020-21 year remotely (A document with all the teachers' meeting links will be emailed out to you in advance).
Monday 8/24- Friday 8/28- Return to Learn Week for Families Begins!
- Homeroom teachers will email families with instructions and activities for the week on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
- Parent- Student- Teacher Connection conferences will take place Monday- Wednesday. The purpose of these sessions are to get to know one another, answer any specific questions you may have, explain the tools and processes for remote learning, and to communicate any family specific needs to promote success for your child.
- Grade level specific Art, Music, and PE lessons will be available to join virtually.
- Full remote learning begins with formal attendance, assignments, and grade
PARENT PERMISSION FORM
Communicating “Need To Know” Information
When communicating primary information with you, meaning it directly impacts the educational experience or growth of your child, we will do so using e-mail. We also will utilize e-mail when needing to engage in dialogue with our families. The idea is that if you are not able to engage with us in any other way (i.e. on social media or over apps), you will still receive necessary information about your child. Examples include:
Addressing behavioral or academic performance issues
Sharing information about an incident that occurred in the classroom
District-level decisions that will have an impact on our school environments
All emergency/crisis-related communications
Communicating “Good to Know” Information
When communicating with you about secondary information, meaning information that we know our families appreciate receiving but is not as much of a high priority, we will do using the following tools: Seesaw, Google Classroom or Google Sites. Please know that your child’s teacher will communicate with you directly which one of these platforms they will be using, as it can vary by grade level. You can also find a “how to” guide and tutorials for all of these tools on our remote learning website. Examples of when we would use these tools include:
Providing snapshots into our classrooms
Reminders about upcoming events or assignments
Sharing a portfolio of your child’s work in class