South COVID-19/ Home Learning Info

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School Closure Date: Remainder of School Year

We Miss Our Students!

South staff HELLO!

From Kenna Rainey, Principal

In the light of recent events and school closure, South Elementary continues to be committed to serving your student(s) both academically and nutritionally. We have created the option for either a curriculum packet or digital learning via Google Classroom, as well as breakfast and lunch, for each student. Please adhere to the following directions:

Paper Packets:
  • All packets were mailed out on 4/16 for the remainder of the school year.

  • We are currently working on an alternate plan for turning in completed packets.


Digital Learning:
  • For those choosing to continue learning digitally, all assignments will be made in Google Classroom and turned in online. Students should know the login information, but if you need assistance please email me at kenna.rainey@breckenridgeisd.org for login and password information.

  • If you need to check out a Chromebook, you can check one on Mondays during packet distribution or email rakel.paul@breckenridgeisd.org to set up a time.


It is imperative that your student completes the required work. We will still be taking grades on work. The quality and quantity of the work that your student completes, and turns in, will determine your student’s promotion or retention for next year.


Teachers will be working from home, but will have scheduled hours where they will be available via email, phone conference, and/or Dojo for any help or questions that may need to be answered. Teacher work hours will be from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Remember, they will not be on campus and please contact them directly.


We appreciate your time and effort in this matter. Thank you for being patient and flexible as we continue to serve your student(s). If you have not done so already, I encourage you to join our Breckenridge South Elementary Facebook page for updates and make sure you are connected through Class DoJo.

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Fine Arts Resources

Click here for some fun & engaging fine arts resources including both art and music.

From Abby Moore, BISD Librarian

BISD Families --
We will not be asking you to return students' library books at this time! If you have our library books at your house, please enjoy them!! In the meantime, please follow this page. I will be posting lots of resources for online reading, as well as hosting some fun competitions for our BISD kiddos. Remember, we want our kiddos reading EVERY DAY for at least 20 minutes. If you are at home with your kiddos, try to find space for reading every day for you too. Reading can be incredibly healing, and it's a great way to escape from the moment when things seem overwhelming. Much love to all of our students and families during this time!


Join me on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BreckISDLibraries

Yearbook Orders

The basic yearbook is $15. You can fill out an order form at South Elementary from 10-1 on Mondays. It will be first come, first serve until we sell out.

Food & Nutrition

Beginning Monday, April 6th, you will be able to pick-up lunch and the next day's breakfast from the drive behind the High School Cafeteria from 11:00 - 1:00 on Mondays-Fridays.


For a complete explanation, please watch the video from our BISD Director of Child Nutrition, Mark Nelson.

BISD Food Services Update - 04/02/20

Home Learning Computer Programs

Imagine Math

Students can continue math lessons at home on Imagine Math. Students work on lessons specific to individual needs determined by placement tests.


Website:

https://lms.thinkthroughmath.com/users/sign_in/


Login information is the same as school login.

Prodigy Math

Prodigy is used in many of our classrooms at school already. Students get additional practice on math concepts in a fun way.


Visit:

https://sso.prodigygame.com/login

Moby Max

At mobymax.com/tx7600 your child can practice skills in a range of subjects, including Reading, Math, Science, Writing, and Social Studies. Usernames and passwords are the same as school usage.


School Code: tx7600

Study Island

Study Island has Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. It is a great prep for STAAR type materials. Username and login are the same as all other programs.


https://login.studyisland.com/studyisland/signin

Additional Resources

Click here for additional FREE resources – printable handouts, lesson ideas, virtual tours, online math and reading exercises, and easy-to-do science activities. Also included is information about how to talk to your child about COVID-19.

Keeping your Child Safe Online

At school, we use a program called Bark to monitor student computer usage. You can use the same program at home for a small fee. You can use it to monitor cell phone usage as well as computer usage at home and school.


School Chromebooks are also still being monitored by a program called GoGuardian. Students should not be using the school computer to access anything that is not school-related. We will be calling parents to notify you if we receive a flag from your child.


Information below:

Coronavirus Information

Information on the rapidly changing coronavirus situation can be found at this link: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/index.html).


On the state level, the Texas Department of State Health Services provides valuable information regarding the flu (https://www.dshs.texas.gov/flu/) and coronavirus (https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/).


TEA COVID-19: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance

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Stay Alert - School Safety Program

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

COVID-19 Information, Coping Tips & Mental Health Resources


We hope that each one of you is safe and well. We know that these are uncertain and trying times, and with that in mind, we want to put resources in your hands to help ensure your safety and health. During a public health crisis such as COVID-19, mental wellbeing will be vital to you and your family’s safety. Please know that we are here to support should you need to report a safety concern at home, have thoughts of self-harm, or any other abuse that is threatening to you or your family.


The StayALERT School Safety Program can be used confidentially or anonymously to report safety concerns anytime, day or night.


Call or Text | 206.406.6485


Report Online | www.stayalert.info

Send an E-mail | report@stayalert.info

Please note that StayALERT is not a crisis hotline but a means to report safety concerns. There are additional resources available to help support your emotional and mental well-being. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 as a national network of crisis centers that can connect you to a local counselor. The Lifeline can be reached at 800-273-TALK (8255). For Spanish, dial 888-628-9454. You can learn more at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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