Good afternoon BCS Families.
This morning, Governor Cuomo announced that schools will remain closed through April 15, 2020. BCS will continue to provide instructional resources and meals for our students during the closure. We will also continue to update families with additional information.
Grades 5-12 Interim Online Learning Reporting System
Given the unprecedented circumstances of a long-term online learning delivery model, we are providing interim guidance on how we will capture students’ in-school performance through March 13, 2020 and student performance during our closure. As one of the many articles related to these ever changing times suggests, we should prioritize empathy, kindness and trust. Given all that is transpiring, many students cannot be expected to fully do their best work while moving, being isolated, shifting to online learning, and experiencing a myriad of other changes. We will continue monitoring any state or federal guidance in this area and these guidelines are subject to change in these uncertain times. This is certainly not a dilemma unique to BCS. With all of this in mind, BCS will be following these guidelines:
3rd Marking Period Guidelines
Interim 4th Marking Period Guidelines
Therefore, the three tiers for grade reporting in Aspen gradebooks for the Interim 4th Marking Period are as follows:
If your child does not have instructional materials, please contact the teacher and BCS will arrange to have the materials delivered.
Beginning next week (3/30/20), BCS will be increasing WIFI throughout the District. Please note that the WIFI is not as strong as it is within the building, but the connection will work. Please let teachers know if you have issues connecting to the Internet. As a reminder, BCS has currently located WIFI connections
Town of Caneadea- far side of the parking lot or across the street
Town of Belfast- across the street from the town building, by the park
Oramel Fire Dept.- along the side of the building by the mailbox, not in front of the building
Internet Connection Information:
SSID: kajeet smartbus
The Belfast Public Library also has free WIFI that students can access. The password is belfastlib.
Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work together during this unprecedented time in education. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any point.