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FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 6/17/20

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BCPS Summer Learning Hike

As most of us are switching into summer mode, parents are curious about how to continue supporting their students while schools are out. Every year BCPS has offered a summer learning program and this year we have extended that opportunity to every student. With our optional Summer Learning Hike, all students have access to one of 3 adaptive online learning tools to review reading and math during the 2 month break.

Talking to Kids About Race!

Baltimore County Public Library Begins Opening Phases!

Baltimore County Public Libraries starting their opening phases this week and we are so excited! Book drops are back this week so be sure to return all of those materials as soon as possible. Staff will be getting the inside buildings ready for re-opening. Be sure to follow them on Twitter @bcplinfo to keep up on the latest.

Check out this article for more information about the timeline.

Pandemic-EBT Updates

Due to COVID-19 related school closures, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals will get up to $370.50 in extra food benefits. These benefits, called Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT, are intended to help families in Maryland purchase food while schools are closed. Click here for more info.

Book Packs from the Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is offering students the opportunity to sign up for Book Packs. Please see their site for more information and to sign up!

BCPSTV Presents Entertainment Blvd: At Home Edition!

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Registration for 2020-21 is open!

New to BCPS or moving this summer? While Baltimore County Public School buildings continue to remain closed, registrations for the 2020-21 school year will be completed electronically. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to check out the registration site to get more information. We encourage all families to start with the School Boundaries Locator to ensure they are enrolling in the correct school zone.

Information on traditional and non-traditional registrations is available. If you need assistance or have questions regarding your specific case, please contact your zoned school for more info. Schools are monitoring voicemail and email during the closure but ask that you allow at least 24-48 hours for a response.

Schoology Resources For Parents - Tip #5

DID YOU KNOWparents can sign up to receive a daily or weekly Parent Digest that provides an e-mail summary report of student activity in Schoology? Parents can view a list of all assignments for all courses as well as any grades received. Links from the Parent Digest e-mail can direct a parent back to Schoology in order to view any assignment or activity in detail. Parents with multiple students will receive one report that contains information for all students. Check out the Parent Email Digest page for more information.

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We will continue to highlight Schoology resources in our newsletter. If you need additional support, please reach out to your child's school or

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What is Parent University?

Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.