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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 4.6.2020
Andrew Anderson
Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Barrington Middle School 

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 4.6.2020 (BMS Distance Learning Special Edition)

The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Succeed! 

Mission:

Barrington Middle School’s Mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.

Upcoming Events: 

(Note: Please review the dates as dates are subject to change due to a number of factors from one newsletter to the next).

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020: No School- Vacation Day (State Wide)

  • Friday, April 10, 2020:  No School - Good Friday

  • Friday, April 17, 2020: No School- Teacher Prep/PD Day (State Wide)

  • Friday, April 17, 2020:  Deadline for ordering BMS Yearbook (email Mr. Kearns at kearnsb@barringtonschools.org for information)

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020:  BPS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast for all district volunteers from 9:00 am to 11:00 am upstairs in Barrington Town Hall 

Note: Activities that have been missed due to not being in school will be re-evaluated/re-scheduled once we return back to school. 

Please visit our website to see all upcoming calendar events: https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/middle-school

Please see the link for our daily announcements: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jwaOwOZT5EgdBudGLs0_p0jomJmd6-ee1ifxFR2ySKo/edit?usp=sharing

BMS Spotlight on Learning: 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Stu Moran and Mrs. Paula Landry for their BMS School Spirit. Last week, during our virtual school spirit week, Mr. Moran and Mrs. Landry posted their spirit! Great job Stu and Paula! 


Distance Learning Special Edition 

New Information: 

Distance Learning Schedule Week of 4/5/2020

Monday: Non Block (Day 4)

Tuesday: Block Day (Wednesday Block) (Day 5 )

Wednesday: Block Day (Thursday Block) (Day 6)

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School 

A note from our Student Assistance Counselor:

Ms. Hamel, Student Assistance Counselor, has a Google classroom that students can sign up for and have daily access to information about substance use prevention as well as self-care and wellness tips. Here is the class code if you would like to enter the classroom: 6uyhssj Thanks!

 

Old Information: 

 

Distance Learning:

We are aware that you have been receiving a lot of information and resources related to BPS Distance Learning. As we enter our 2nd week of Distance Learning, please know we will continue to be here to support our students and families in any way that we can throughout this process.  If you have not had a chance, please review the following links with your child(ren) so they will feel informed regarding our BPS/BMS Distance Learning experience. (note: these documents are fluid and we will continue to update/add information.)

BMS Distance Learning VLOG (Student) (Screencastify) 

BMS Distance Learning Slide Deck (Student) 

BMS Distance Learning on a Page

Student Attendance:

Students are expected to check in to the BMS Homeroom Google Classroom by 8:40 am each day and to attend all of their classes throughout the day.  Attendance will be taken each period. We understand that there may be times when students are participating and completing their work, but cannot attend a session. In this instance, they will receive credit but will need to email the teacher before the end of the day.  If your child is tardy please help to remind them they should check into the BMS Homeroom Google Classroom before they log-in to their scheduled classroom.  

If your child will be absent or tardy, please send an email to bmsattendance@barringtonschools.org to report this.  In the subject line please put your student(s) First and Last Name.  Please report absences or tardies by 8:30am.  The attendance email will be monitored daily by the office staff. Please see the linked document for our complete Daily Attendance protocol. 

BMS Family/Student Distance Learning Questions:

We have provided you with an abundance of information related to Distance Learning.  As questions come up please submit them using the BMS Family/Student Distance Distance Learning Questions form.  Please check the BMS Family/Student Distance Learning Questions and Answers document for updates and answers to your questions.    

IEP, 504 and Parent Meetings:

If you had a previously scheduled IEP, 504 or Parent Meeting we will be rescheduling these with you soon.  Mrs. Bulman will begin reaching out to parents to reschedule IEP and parent meetings starting this week. Meetings will take place with parents via Zoom.  If you have questions about IEP or parent meetings please reach out to Mrs. Kathy Bulman: bulmank@barringtonschools.org.  Mrs. Nelson will be reaching out to reschedule 504 meetings starting this week.  Meetings will also take place via Zoom. If you have questions about 504 meetings please reach out to Mrs. Kelly Nelson: nelsonk@barringtonschools.org.