Bengal Bulletin

September 2020

Thank you!

Mountain View Families,


A big thank you to all of you for supporting your students during virtual learning. We have had a great start to the school year and we hope that each passing day has made it easier to navigate our virtual learning platform. Though we miss the children sitting in the classrooms and laughing down the halls, we are so glad we can still teach them and help them learn. We are grateful for all that you parents are doing behind the scenes to help make this successful. I can assure you that our teachers are working around the clock to ensure students the best education possible. Please know that the most important thing to our teachers is connecting with our students and setting them up for a successful year of learning. It has been fun to see the students connect with their teachers and other students online. Community is still being built!


As we continue to learn in this fast paced virtual world, it is easy to get used to immediate responses from your student's teacher. We ask that you give some grace to teachers as they are trying their best to communicate with parents as best and as often as they can. Please do not expect an immediate response in the evenings or weekends.


Also, a reminder that Monday, September 7th is Labor Day and there will be no virtual school that day.


Thank you again for your support, we cannot do this without you!


Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Abram Lines

Principal

RESPECT

This month we are focusing on RESPECT.


Treating people with respect makes your world a nicer place to live in, whether it’s at home, at school, or out in your community. And it’s easy – all you have to do is treat people the way you like to have them treat you. Here are a few ideas.


• Don’t insult people or make fun of them.
• Listen to others when they speak.
• Value other people’s opinions.
• Be considerate of people’s likes and dislikes.
• Don’t mock or tease people.
• Don’t talk about people behind their backs.
• Be sensitive to other people’s feelings.
• Don’t pressure someone to do something he or she doesn’t want to do.


Practice showing respect at home, and let your teacher know how you have shown respect!

1 to 1 Device Agreement and Insurance

This year we are asking all families to update personal information through the Infinite Campus portal. To access the updates see the video below. If you have not yet completed this please do so as soon as possible.


Included in that update is the 1 to 1 Device Responsible Use Agreement and Permission Form. This update also includes the opportunity to purchase “internal insurance” for $25 with the 1 to 1 Device Responsible Use and Internal Insurance Agreement.


If you are unable to complete the forms through your Infinite Campus portal, we have hard copies available at the main office. We ask that you complete these as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (208)854-5700.

infinite campus update for parents

Free/Reduced Lunch Forms

Free/Reduced Lunch (and breakfast) applications are here or you can come to the school and fill one out in the office. This needs to be filled out yearly, so if you qualified last year, or if your economic situation has changed, you will need to reapply.


Boise School District Food & Nutrition Services are excited to provide weekly curbside meal pick-up for our virtual students. This service is available for students enrolled in the Boise Online School or for students enrolled in a neighborhood school that is temporarily closed.


Check the Curbside Meals page for more details.


Please know that you can order a WHOLE WEEKS WORTH of food for each student on the Friday before.


If you have any questions, please contact our office at 208-854-4090.

Attendance

Please call the attendance line at (208) 854-5724 if your student will not be logging on OR communicate with your student's teacher so we can mark your student absent. Thank you!

From the Counselor

Hello Mountain View Families! Welcome back to an unusual year! We are figuring this out and are here for YOU! Here are a couple things I'd like to share with you:


New Counseling Website! Here is the link to the NEW Mountain View Counseling Program Website! On the website you will find a plethora of resources, including links to financial and family support, parenting resources, how to talk to the counselor and more! This website was made specifically for parents, families, and students. Much more will be added as needed. Don't forget to take a look at the Calm Room - it is a great resource for our students where they can access many things during their "recess" times, free times, AND/OR whenever they are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or down.


School Supplies! Does your student need supplies? Please fill out this form if needed and we will contact you about pickup times!


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me- Office phone- 208-854-5707 Text- 208-261-2385 Email- kristen.shearer@boiseschools.org

Library news

Mrs. Bostrom has been so happy to share new books with you in your classrooms. The Specials landing page will be updated weekly for students to explore my Bitmoji Digital Library. Students can also go to Elementary Library Resources from their BSD apps page, there are so many digital resources for you to use for free. The username into any of the databases is: boiseschool and password is: library

If you have any questions, please email me: amy.bostrom@boiseschools.org

Happy Reading!

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Technical Support

If you need help with your district chromebook, please contact our support team at 208-854-6670 or visit our Help Desk Website.


Our IT team is taking calls from 7am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Student Login and Help Desk Information
Responsible use of technology expectations
Mobile phone hotspots with current carriers
Community based wifi



Internet Filter:

As we move forward with our new learning opportunities, we want to team with you in providing a safe online experience. Specifically, for those families using district provided chromebooks, we will continue to make you aware of potential misuse or attempts to access inappropriate content. Teamwork truly is the key to success as we move forward. No filter can block every intentional attempt to access inappropriate content. However, we will contact you if our team sees activity of which you should be aware.

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