May 8, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 4 and Grade 5 Students,
We hope you and your family are holding up well during these challenging times. We value our partnership with you and are committed to providing quality remote educational opportunities for students. This correspondence is to update you on a fewchanges to our Continuity of Education remote learning plan for students in Grades 4 and 5.
Beginning the week of May 11th, Choice Boards will no longer be mailed to all students. Grade 4 and Grade 5 level teachershave been successfully communicating with students via email, Zoom, and through Google Classroom over the past several weeks. Moving forward, families with internet access will be able to access the Choice Boards from teacher Google Classrooms and the main page of the BEA website. Additional documents supporting Choice Board weekly content (e.g., worksheets, leveled readers, etc.) will also be included. Families with no internet or do not have stable internet access will still continue to receive the weekly Choice Boards via the US mail. A few additional worksheets or short reading texts will be included to support, enhance, and clarify Choice Board content.
Grade 4 and Grade 5 level teachers will post class content (e.g., Choice Boards, worksheets, game instructions, etc.) to their Google Classrooms. Any student requiring access to a teacher’s Google Classroom should use one of the codes below to join. Students can submit weekly Choice Board check-in assessments, via Google Classroom, to their teacher(s).
Google Classroom Code
Ms. Jones’ Homeroom
Mrs. Buchanan’s Homeroom
All students already joined
Port Matilda Elementary
Mrs. Van Cise’s Homeroom
Ms. Pratt’s Homeroom
Mrs. Narehood’s Homeroom
Blue Team – kmaabyg
Green Team – yizym3w
Red Team – hxaoiba
Blue Team – mwsssrh
Green Team – eadyzv6
Red Team – rvt5dtf
Blue Team – rrbrxhn
Green Team – 53ukond
Red Team – bm3scdv
**Students need to join a Google Classroom using their own “beasd.net” email accounts.
As with any new educational implementation, there will likely be problems and concerns along the way. We ask for your patience and understanding as we travel this new territory together. Please do not stress over these new instructional changes as they are intended to keep student minds and achievement moving forward. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) via email between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:20 PM if you need help or have questions.
In closing, we wish you and your family the very best. Stay safe and healthy.
Dr. Joseph Clapper, Interim Superintendent
BEA Elementary Administrative Team