BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

March 29, 2020

Week Two Online Choice Boards

We hope each of you had a somewhat smooth first week of online instruction. This week, students will continue to follow the choice boards, and teachers will be sending out instructions on specific math and science lessons to access through a variety of resources. The choice board is posted and you can access it from your teacher's email, the Katy ISD website or from the link below. Remember to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or need help logging in to a specific resource.



Here is the link:


https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/305314

District Updates: Grades for 3rd 9 Weeks and Device Checkout!

Elementary 3rd Nine Weeks Grading Period


Elementary Parents/Guardians and Staff: As you may know, the elementary 3rd nine weeks grading period closed on Friday, March 6, 2020.


Due to the temporary closure of schools, student report cards will be available online via the Home Access Center (HAC) on Friday, April 3, 2020. Instructions regarding how to access your child’s report card in the HAC will be provided next week and before the Friday, April 3 report card release date. Should your child have extenuating circumstances regarding the 3rd nine weeks grading period, please contact your campus principal or coronavirus@katyisd.org.


Campuses plan on implementing online assignments during the final grading period. Additional information regarding grading will be released Friday, April 3.


Should your student be in need of a device in order to complete online learning assignments at home, please contact the Technology Department using the Campus Device Check Out Form.


If you have any technology related questions, do not hesitate to contact the Parent and Student Technology Support Center.


Again, thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.


Instructions how to Access the Report Card via HAC:

If you have never logged into HAC (Home Access Center) and will need to in order to view your student’s report card, please click below:



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FIeld Day Winners!

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the 2020 Field Day - THE BEST DAY EVER!!

Kinder - O'Neal

1st - Bobela

2nd - Shaffer

3rd - Holland

4th - Abbott

5th - Sample

Coach Locke

Coach Schmitt

Coach Woodle

Mrs. Lowery has been working in the Bethke Garden! We hope you are getting out too!

A Note from Our Counselors:

Hello Bethke Bison Parents and Students,

We know how difficult and uncertain these times are right now. Please know that as a counseling team we are here to assist you as best as we can. While we may not have all the answers, we will always do our best to help.

Katy ISD and Bethke Elementary are dedicated to making the best decisions for our students, families and staff. As decisions are made, they will be communicated with parents and students. Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate how to best serve our students and families, together. We hope you all are staying healthy and safe.

Counselors are available from Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tani Johnson tanimjohnson@katyisd.org

Jennifer Walsdorf jenniferwalsdorf@katyisd.org

Counselors are working together to develop optional Social-Emotional Learning lessons and activities to share with parents and students. These will be available soon for your child’s use. Lessons will focus on tools and techniques that will be helpful to your child while learning at home.

You can request to visit with your counselor using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeAkfUlBkKpWEmD8zIQquK9F39wpEmCKmd8NsYwaj2Bt4pww/viewform?usp=pp_url

COVID-19 UPDATES AND ONLINE LEARNING

  • Katy ISD is working hard to keep everyone informed by providing updated information and resources. The most up to date information is available at www.katyisd.org and under the COVID-19 Update.

  • If you need technology support including but not limited to information on logins and Canvas, you can find many answers to your questions by clicking this link - Home. At the bottom, there is an option for tech assistance, by completing the Parent Tech Help form. If you require additional assistance, please reach out to ensure the transition to virtual learning is a smooth one.

MENTAL HEALTH/STUDENT SUPPORT/SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

  • Katy Connect Hotline: 281-234-2326 OR Text "TEEN" to 281-201-4430

  • SpeakUP Anonymous Reporting System/APP

Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Walsdorf miss you!!

#KATYSTRONG

Parent and Student Resources

The picture below is of the parent and student resources that you should have received. This helps answer questions like: where do we find activities, how do we access this if we don't have a device, where can we find cheaper internet, etc. If you did not receive this document and you would like it resent, please email us and we will get it to you.


It is important that your email is correct, as much of our communication will be going out this way. If you are not receiving information, please let Mrs. Suarez know by contacting her at eldaasuarez@katyisd.org.

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Stay Connected with your Teacher through Zoom!

As we begin online learning, it will be important to stay connected to your teacher and the class! Each teacher will hold "office hours" for an hour each morning and an hour each afternoon. These will not be required, but will be a time to ask questions, share learning and stay connected. Each teacher will be sending a letter to you via email with their "office hours" and the link that you will use to access the online interaction.
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Join the Bethke PTA

Guess what?! You can join the Bethke PTA today! Skip the crowds and eliminate the paperwork by signing up online! The funds from membership fees are used for various programs and activities, including the kids’ favorite BISON TIME! We are also trying to get some new playground equipment for our growing Bison family!

Bethke Staff Shout Outs!

We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!


https://goo.gl/forms/8B2LzMDRkmKw4Flm2

"The strength of the Bison is the Herd, and the strength of the Herd is the Bison! "