For any school-related questions, please email Kathy Cramer our School Office Professional.
Dear Burns Park Families,
I am grateful to have spent time in most virtual classrooms this week. It’s clear that students are happy to see their classmates and to be back in school. We continue to hope and work for the day when we can return to our physical space. We’re also happy to be building momentum and proficiency with digital learning until it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your continued patience and partnership as we launched the 2020-21 school year. After our week one of virtual schooling, we’ve learned a lot.
As you may know, it was our intention to move to the Schoology platform this coming week. Because of apparent issues with US Mail, many families still do not have their QR code badges which were sent a week ago Friday. For this reason, and to resolve remaining technology glitches, students and teachers will continue in the Zoom environment.
On Monday, and throughout the week of September 14-18, please access the Zoom video conferencing link that you have been using. We will use that link again to be fully ready to use Schoology in week three to access the virtual learning platform. During this week your child’s teacher will be teaching lessons for the year as well as teaching some technology skills to get ready for week three. We are excited to move forward with academic content.
Please continue to check the US Mail for the letter we sent to your home which contains QR Codes for your child to be used beginning week three.
Young 5’s, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students will have two QR codes in their letter. Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 will have one QR code.
NOTE: Do not lose the QR code. Your child will need these for week 3 of school. However, if you do misplace them please contact your child’s teacher.
If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our school district’s ITD help desk at the following address.
Students & Families Virtual Help Desk
734-997-1222 Ayuda en Español: 734-997-1246. Families can always submit a help request through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, some of our families deferred from picking up devices (at our request) to prioritize other families with special considerations. If you have not yet been able to pick up your child’s device, you will find relevant information here.
The next AAPS Food Distribution is Monday, September 14th. Starting next week, food distributions will take place on Monday and Thursday. In addition to the mid-day distributions throughout the community, we have added late afternoon pick-up locations from 4:30 to 6 PM at Huron, Mitchell, Pathways, Pioneer and Skyline. For full details on the food distribution program, click here.
We also encourage families to complete the Free and Reduced Family Meal Application.
We will soon hear details of the arrival date for student materials and we will be setting up several pickup times for you at our school. During those times we will also be distributing handmade Penguin face masks to all Burns Park Penguins. You can see more details below about this labor of love by so many. This service is one example of the many acts of care and generosity that continue to be given by the families and children of our learning community.
I thank you for your patience and goodwill during this challenging time. Please know that I am available to you by phone or email as we work together in care for our children and support of their learning.
Your PTO Update
On behalf of your BPE PTO,
September 16th - 7:00 pm, Regular Meeting
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