BCHS Redskins Weekly Update

November 29, 2020

The BCHS Weekly Update

Stay current on what's happening at BCHS through our Weekly Update! If there is anything we can do for you or your student, do not hesitate to let us know!

Our Vision

We are Committed to Excellence and Success in All we do!

IMPORTANT DATES

December 2 - 16 End of Course test for the following courses:

  • English 11
  • US History
  • Biology
  • Algebra 1

December 11 -

  • Senior Order Day 3
  • Junior Class Ring Delivery

December 17 - Half Day

  • Exams 3rd & 4th

December 18 - Half Day

  • Exams 1st & 2nd
  • End of 1st Semester

End of Course Assessments Begin December 7, 2020

This year End of Course Assessments will be give in the following courses:

Algebra 1

US History

English 11/American Literature

Biology


EOC's will count 10% of the final grade.


All students enrolled in these semester courses are expected to participate, including E Learners and students attending Bryan Academy. We want 100% participation!


E Learners should have received a call the week prior to Thanksgiving alerting them to this expectation. E Learners should report to the cafeteria upon arrival. They will have a temperature check and they must have a mask.


See below for dates and test:


December 2

  • American Lit Day 1

December 3

  • American Lit Day 2

December 4

  • American Lit Day 3
December 7
  • Algebra 1 EOC

December 8

  • Algebra 1 EOC
December 9
  • US History Day 1

December 10

  • US History Day 2

December 11

  • EOC Make-Ups

December 14

  • Biology Day 1

December 15

  • Biology Day 2

December 16

  • EOC Make-ups

Learning Environment Updates for Second Semester

All learners should be in place for the second semester which begins January 6, 2021.


Should your E Learner not be successful in two or more classes, they will be expected to return to BCHS Face to Face on January 6. Phone calls will be made to those parents prior to January 6, 2021.

Twilight School

BCHS is proud to offer Twilight School on most Tuesday's and Thursday's after school from 3:15 - 5:15 in the media center. This program is for students who need to complete assignments for this semester with the help of a teacher and for students behind in credits trying to catch up.


All students are welcome. They need to speak with their teacher to sign them up.


Students are expected to stay until 5:15 unless the parent comes to the media center door to pick up their student.

Exam Information

Students may be exempt from any exam as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • An 85% average in the class on December 11
  • No ISS or OSS

December 11

  • F2F students must pick up their exam exemption form outside the cafeteria.
  • E Learners must let their teacher know they would like to exempt.

December 14

  • F2F students must have teacher signatures to exempt.
  • E Learners must submit their name to the appropriate teacher of the class they wish to exempt.
  • Both F2F and E Learners must have parent approval. F2F must have a signature, E Learners parents must email or call the teacher.

December 15

  • All forms are due to the box by the cafeteria by 3 PM

December 16

  • 8:00 AM Last opportunity to submit exam form.

December 17 - Half Day - Exams 3rd & 4th blocks - 11:20 dismissal

  • Students go by the cafeteria for a grab and go lunch
  • Buses will depart at approximately 11:40

December 18 - Half Day - Exams 1st & 2nd blocks - 11:20 dismissal and FIRE DRILL

  • EOC Make-ups
  • Remind students they will pick up lunch at the bus landing
  • Buses will depart at approximately 11:40

If you student is planning to check out after their 1st or 3rd block class, they must bring a note from the parent/guardian an provide to this teacher.


If a student is coming late to take a 2nd or 4th block class, they need to check in with Ms. Brown. After check-in, they will report to the media center.


Senior Graduation Diploma/Diploma Cover Fee

All seniors have a $25 Diploma/Diploma Cover Fee. At this time only 30 seniors have paid their fees. We need to order these soon!


Please pay this fee on My Payments Plus. If you have questions or need additional information, please email mblankenship@bryan.k12.ga.us.

Free Lunch Ends in December, Reapply for January!

Free lunch for students will end in December. If you want your student to receive Free or reduced lunch when we return in January, we are asking you complete the form by October 31. Please click the link, Free & Reduced Form 2020. If you need a hard copy, call the school and we will send one home for you to complete and return.


Directions to Complete the F/R Lunch Application

Yearbooks Information

Don't miss your chance to preserve memories from this historic year! This yearbook will be like no other!


Yearbook information: https://bchs.bryancountyschools.org/o/bchs/page/yearbook-information

Senior quote: https://forms.gle/xUPnELHEqTboWu5V9


If you have questions, please call or email Dr. McBride, jmcbride@bryan.k12.ga.us

Tutoring Schedule

Please share the BCHS Tutoring Schedule with your students AND their parents!

Grades 9 - 11 Class Assessments

BCHS seeks to do a variety of things for our students that is not funded by our board. We want to recognize them for attendance, positive behavior, honor rolls, etc. We are asking each student in Grades 9 - 11 to pay a class assessment fee.


The assessment at this time is $25. Students will receive a Class T Shirt. Those who have already ordered, will receive their T-Shirts soon.

Senior Graduation & Junior Class Ring Mtg Info

Below are dates and times for ordering graduation cap and gown, graduation supplies, class rings and lettermen jackets. If you need to speak with someone or order online see below:

December 11:

  • 7:45 Senior Order Day #3 (E Learners will be provided a time prior to the date)
  • 8:30 AM Junior Class Ring Delivery (E Learners will be provided a time prior to the date)

March 25

  • 11:30 - 1:30 Senior Cap & Gown/Announcement Delivery (E Learners will be provided a time prior to the date)

Future Dates of Interest

May 1 - Prom - Ogeechee Tech

May 22 - Graduation

My Payments Plus

When making any type of payment to BCHS we are asking all parents/guardians to use My Payments Plus. This is an online payment method and requires a credit or debit card. It is very helpful to us and to you as well. Last year we had to make many, many refunds by check. MPP will allow us to refund directly to your account.


If you are unable to make payments on MPP, please let us know. We are happy to work with you.

Parent Tip of the Week

Holiday Stress!

As the holidays approach for many they are a great and positive time, for others, they can be super stressful. 2020 and COVID are stressful enough, but now we toss in the holidays. Below is a suggestion to help with the holiday stress that may show up in your home:


  1. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones for other reasons, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.
  2. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events or communities. Many may have websites, online support groups, social media sites or virtual events. They can offer support and companionship.


    If you're feeling stress during the holidays, it also may help to talk to a friend or family member about your concerns. Try reaching out with a text, a call or a video chat.

    Volunteering your time or doing something to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships. For example, consider dropping off a meal and dessert at a friend's home during the holidays.


From the Mayo Clinic

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