Search Site

This search form uses an instant search feature. As you type, search results will appear automatically below the search field. When you've entered you desired search terms use tab to navigate through the available results and hit enter to open the selected page or document.
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 3.1.2021
Andrew Anderson
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Barrington Middle School 

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: March 1, 2021

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

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.

BMS New Information

BMS Upcoming Events:

  • March 31, 2021- Student Yearbook photos need to be uploaded by this date

Week of March 1, 2021:

Monday 3/1

Tuesday 3/2

Wednesday 3/3

Thursday 3/4

Friday 3/5

Gold Day

Odd

Monday schedule- all classes

Blue Day

Even

Tuesday Block Schedule

Blue Day

Odd

Wednesday Block Schedule

Gold Day

Even

Thursday Block Schedule

Gold Day

Odd

Friday Block Schedule

BMS Daily Calendar 2020 - 2021 (Updated 12/29/2020)

Do you have Research Skills?

BMS students, up your research skills by answering our daily trivia questions. Correct responses will be automatically entered into a monthly raffle. 

Monday, March 1st BMS Trivia

Tuesday, March 2nd BMS Trivia

Wednesday, March 3rd, BMS Trivia

Thursday, March 4th, BMS Trivia

Friday, March 5th, BMS Trivia

BMS Cluster Ambassadors: 

We are excited to announce that in the afternoon of March 15, 2021 we will be providing our students who have expressed interest in being Cluster Ambassadors with training on what it means to be a Cluster Ambassador. The goal of our Cluster Ambassador program is to identify students in the regular education classroom that will work towards creating an environment where all feel included. Students will learn how to best include students in conversations and work collaboratively with others in group work. This week, we will be sending out a form for all students to fill out to be a Cluster Ambassador. Their training will take place on March 15, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. This means the students will not be actively engaging in planned activities by cluster teachers/allied art teachers from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. If your child is interested in being a cluster ambassador and attending this special opportunity, please complete the form below.

BMS Cluster Ambassadors

BMS Social Media Interns: 

This year, Mrs. Roy has identified several eighth grade students to serve as Social Media Interns. Together, they will be working to create and curate content for the school’s social media feeds as well as the slideshow that runs on loop on the school monitors. 

Please see a recent announcement below from our interns: 

Attention BMS community! Are you doing something really cool in your cluster or extracurricular activity that you want to share with the rest of the school? Fill out this google form to let us know about the awesome things you are accomplishing! We will then inform the rest of the community. Thank you for your participation!

-The BMS Social Media Team

New! Water Quality/Land Conservation Club

Tuesday, March 16 from 4:00 p m to 5:00 pm

Come join this 1 hr Zoom to discuss the issues of water quality (specifically nutrient pollution) and how researchers and scientists are helping to restore our bays to healthy conditions.  We will also take a look at  the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and how students like you can get involved! SIGN UP HERE Email texeiraj@barringtonschools.org with questions.

Read Across RI BMS Book Club: 

BMS students have the opportunity to read Stamped, experience a virtual author visit with Jason Reynolds, and virtually meet to discuss the book later that afternoon. The first 25 students to sign up will get a free copy of Stamped courtesy of the RI Center for the Book. 

Hosted by: Mrs. August, Mrs. Bannon, Dr. Fernandes, Mrs. Polando, and Mrs. Roy

When: Thursday, April 8th at 4 pm (Zoom link to follow)

How to Sign Up: Please fill out this form by Friday, March 5

BMS Standing Items

BMS Spotlight on Learning: 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Dr. Brian Fernandes. Dr. Fernandes is an amazing human being that cares deeply for his students’ success. He finds time to frequently connect with families to share students’ improvement, concerns and to just check in. His energy allows students to enjoy his company during his teaching. He has a gift that engages his students in learning to enjoy reading.Thank YOU!! Keep making an impact on students’ lives… (submitted by parent Mrs. Tomlinson).

This week we would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs.Connie Oswald. Mrs. Oswald, She does such a great job helping all kids feel included and important. She helps give students the confidence to contribute to their community through the newspaper, and she sees the good in each student (submitted by parent Dr. Reid).

This week we would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Ms. Becky Ferry. Ms. Ferry  finds ways to make learning  fun, is always ready to listen, and really brightens up my COVID school days! (submitted by student) 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Eric Altierifor filming our BMS Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball games. Thank you for bringing these games to our families/friends watching from home. In addition, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on BMS students Emily Grenier, Emily Halloran, and Charles Potter VI for filming the games alongside Mr. Alteri. We are so grateful for your service to our learning community. 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on BMS students Leah Bae, Eilidh Thomson, and Katie McAdams.  These students planned and led our Best Buddies events this past week.  Thank you for all of your hard work to make these events and activities successful and fun for our BMS students.  

Finally, this week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Ms. Silveira and Dr. Anderson. Andy and Becky have done an admirable job of keeping their heads up and a smile on their faces during what has been an incredibly difficult year! Positivity trickles downhill. I truly feel like they go out of their way to foster a positive and welcoming environment for the faculty, staff, and students. Thank you Andy and Becky for all that you are doing! (submitted by a member of the BMS Faculty) 

Do you know of a BMS Faculty/Staff member that is shining bright! If you do, please complete the form below and we can include the nomination in an upcoming newsletter. 

BMS Spotlight Nomination 

BMS Fast Five 3/1/2021: 

Please click the link for this week’s BMS Fast Five! 5 things about BMS in less than 5 minutes! 

BMS Fast Five 3.1.2021

Book Bites:

Need a book to read?  Our awesome BMS Media Center staff recommends 6 books each week!  The recommended book list is available through blog form at http://www.mrsmelanieroy.com/ and also at our virtual bookshelf form: https://bit.ly/3lW9Q5e 

BMS Media Center Newsletter:

Click here for the monthly BMS Media Center newsletter!

 

BMS Daily Calendar 2020-2021 (updated 12/29/2020): 

Please see a link to our to our updated BMS Daily Calendar 2020 - 2021: BMS Daily Calendar 2020 - 2021 (Updated 12/29/2020)

 

BMS Daily Announcements: 

Linked below you will find some exciting information regarding our daily BMS announcements and student groups at BMS! In addition to being featured in our weekly Connected Learning Newsletters, you can also find important student information in our BMS Morning Announcement spreadsheet linked below: 

BMS Morning Announcements 

Barrington Community Information 

Raise Your Hand! A new community facilitated by The Barrington Prevention Coalition

The purpose of this new community is to seek answers and support for questions that are on your mind as our Barrington children navigate school during these uncertain times.  Our team of informed community members will do its best to answer your anonymous questions or find resources to help.  Let’s start a dialog!  Click here for the informational flyer and click here for the link to the community.

COVID-19 Related Standing Items

Student Daily Attestation Weekly Reminder: 

This is just a weekly reminder that you must screen your child for temperature, other symptoms, and risk factors for COVID-19 each day before sending them to the bus or building. 

  • If the student has any signs of illness or risk factors, they will remain at home, and the parent/guardian will contact the school nurse. 

  • Barrington Public Schools requires you to use the Student attestation form daily to screen your child.  

  • Please see this link for additional information. Student Attestation

Change from Distance Learning to In-Person Learning:  

We ask that if you decide to switch learning models, that you continue to email me but I also request that you complete linked form: Student Learning Model Change Request 

 

In-Person Participating in Distance Learning:  

An in-person student should only be participating in distance learning under three conditions.  

  • The first condition is your child is sick and not able to come to school in-person but is still able to participate in class.  

  • The second condition is if your child is quarantined due to a household member having Covid-19 symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19.  

  • The third condition is if your child is required to quarantine per RIDOH guidelines. 

Distance learning should not be used as a tool for your child not to come to school for reasons other than listed above.  If your child fits one of the three conditions above, please call the school to notify them of the circumstance, and it is also recommended to email the teachers before the start of the school day so they can make sure they are prepared for an additional distance learning student. If your child does not fit into one of the three conditions above, the teachers will not let them into their Zoom class.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing at BMS: 

BMS continues to  implement their full Asymptomatic testing schedule for those who are 12 years and older who wish to be tested. Testing will begin promptly at 8:20 am in the BMS Student Union. One time consent to test must be completed prior to testing: Barrington Middle School BiNax Consent Form

  • Monday: Staff and Distance Learning Athletes 

  • Tuesday: Grade 6 (Aqua Cluster) and 7th/8th Grade Blue Group (A-D)

  • Wednesday: Grade 6 (Yellow Cluster) and 7th/8th Grade Blue Group (E-K)

  • Thursday: Grade 6 (Lime Cluster) and 7th/8th Grade Gold Group (L-Q)

  • Friday: 7th/8th Grade Gold Group (R-Z)

Please see a link to our school’s plan. 

BMS Cover Letter for BiNax Testing 

Learning Model Change Request:

We ask that if you decide to switch learning models, that you complete the linked form below, as well as email your school’s principal. If your child needs to quarantine upon return from a vacation, we do ask that you change learning models for 4 weeks by completing and submitting the form below. Please note that your child will commit to the learning model for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Student Learning Model Change Request 

Distance Learning Start Date 

Earliest Re-entry Date 

Week of December 21, 2020

Week of January 25, 2021

Week of December 28, 2020

Week of January 25, 2021

Week of January 4, 2021

Week of February 1, 2021

Week of January 11, 2021

Week of February 8, 2021

Week of January 18, 2021

Week of February 22, 2021

(note: school vacation week is February 15, 2021)

Week of January 25, 2021

Week of March 1, 2021

Week of February 1, 2021

Week of March 8, 2021

Week of February 8, 2021

Week of March 15, 2021

Week of February 15, 2021

(school vacation week of February 15, 2021)

Week of March 22, 2021

Week of February 22, 2021

Week of March 22, 2021

Week of March 1, 2021

Week of March 29, 2021

Week of March 8, 2021

Week of April 5, 2021

Week of March 15, 2021

Week of April 12, 2021

Week of March 22, 2021

Week of April 26, 2021

(school vacation week is April 19, 2021)

Week of March 29, 2021

Week of May 3, 2021

Week of April 5, 2021

Week of May 10, 2021

Week of April 12, 2021

Week of May 17, 2021

Week of April 19, 2021

(school vacation week of April 19, 2021)

Week of May 24, 2021

Week of April 26, 2021

Week of May 24, 2021

Week of May 3, 2021

Week of May 31, 2021

Week of May 10, 2021

Week of June 7, 2021

Week of May 17, 2021

Week of June 14, 2021

Week of May 24, 2021

Week of June 21, 2021

Week of May 31, 2021

Week of June 21, 2021