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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 3.30.2020
Andrew Anderson
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Barrington Middle School 

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 3.30.2020 (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).

  • Monday, March 30, 2020:  PTO meeting at 7:00 pm in Room 1202;  agenda includes presentation by our Student Assistance Counselor, Katie Hamel and members of the East Bay Tobacco Youth Council on the dangers of vaping 

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020:  Cluster Picture Day (more information to come)

  • Friday, April 3, 2020: No School- Teacher Prep/PD Day (State Wide)

  • 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 Mrs. Patty Charette.  Mrs. Charette is being recognized by Mrs. Perreira for going above and beyond to support students in the 7th grade.  This past week, Mrs. Charette has tirelessly worked with Mrs. Perreira to ensure their students were able to be successful with their distance learning experience.  Thank you Mrs. Charette for all of your hard work! 

BMS New Information

Distance Learning Special Edition 

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

Distance Learning Schedule:

This week we will be following our BMS Schedule. 

Monday: Non Block, Odd day

Tuesday: Non Block , Even day

Wednesday: Block , Odd day

Thursday: Block, Even day

Friday: Non Block, Odd day

Please see a link to grade level schedules below: 

BMS Distance Learning Schedule 

Distance Learning School Spirit Week: 

This  week, we will be having a BMS Distance Learning School Spirit week. We encourage you to participate and share pictures with your cluster teachers or Ms. Silveira.

BMS School Spirit Week 3.30 - 4.3

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.