Bradley eNews – September 14-18, 2020

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IT’S HYBRID LEARNING FOR THIS WEEK

Please check below for important information about our HYBRID LEARNING:

  • TEMPERATURE CHECK – please check your child’s temperature each morning.  Do not send them if they have a fever.  Also, check for Covid symptoms by following THIS PROTOCOL.
  • MASKS – All students MUST wear masks as they enter the building
  • ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL – check out our map of how buses will drop off, how parents will drop off, and how drivers will park.  Those driving or getting dropped off, please remember that the doors will unlock at 7:30 a.m.   MAP OF SCHOOL ARRIVAL.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Please maintain social distance between others as students are walking through the school
  • ATTENDANCE – There are NO visitors permitted inside the building.  This includes parents who may need to pick up their child for an early dismissal.  Parents MUST use our SCHOOL MESSENGER system for attendance purposes.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

This week we will be meeting with our students to discuss important items for the year.  One very important request is that students have been asked to wear a lanyard with their student ID on it when they come into school everyday.   This is to help us always identify students and keep everyone safe.  Since we are all wearing masks, sometimes it can be hard to recognize students when walking down the hall.  All staff members are wearing them as well.

We also want to remind students that there will be no hats or hoods permitted while inside the building.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Students will be in HYBRID LEARNING this week September 14-18.

Monday Sept 14.  A-Day Students

Tuesday Sept. 8    B- Day Students

Wednesday Sept 9   A- Day Students

Thursday Sept. 10  B- Day Students

Friday Sept. 11    A- Day Students

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS COMING UP

October 14   SAT Testing for12th grade students (see more information below)

PSAT Testing for 11th grade students that register at MyPaymentsPlus

Remote Learning for All Students Not Taking SAT or PSAT on October 14 

On October 14, there will be in-person testing for the SAT and PSAT at Bradley High School.  All seniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT and juniors – who sign up – will be able to take the PSAT.

Please note – Even though this is a “Group A” hybrid day, all freshmen, all sophomores, and all students who are NOT testing will be in remote learning on October 14.  These students will not be in the building, as they will be learning at home through instruction on Canvas.

ATTENTION SENIORS!

Per Ohio state law, the Ohio Department of Education will pay for one administration of a college readiness examination to all juniors.  Due to COVID-19 school closures in the spring, we were unable to complete the SAT administration this past April.  On October 14, all seniors, who were scheduled to take that spring test, will have the opportunity to take the SAT test at Bradley.  This date was pre-assigned by the state and SAT.  On October 14th, students will report to school, and the district will mimic the administration procedures typically enforced at a National, Saturday administration of the SAT, with appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols.

Below is additional information that will be helpful on both test day and leading up to test day.  Please contact our school counselor’s office for additional questions or clarification.  Students will NOT need to register individually; we will register students at the district level directly with SAT.  Lastly, all seniors who are taking the SAT will need to report to Bradley on October 14, regardless of Hybrid group.

  • All SAT test security measures will be in place for this state assessment.  Students should be prepared NOT to bring their cell phones into the testing location, and should have proper identification with them. (Current school ID, driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
  •   Students who are found to be in violation of the “No Cell Phone” rule may have their phone confiscated, and face additional discipline consequences, including possible suspension.
  • A portion of the pre-administration will allow students to choose up to four colleges they would like their scores to be sent.
  •  Students should plan to bring an SAT approved calculator to the test administration.
  • Students should be able to see their scores from the state administration in their SAT college board account approximately 4 weeks from the test date.
  •  Please check the College Board website for specific questions.  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

Due to COVID-19, the SAT is subject to change depending on our current instructional mode at Bradley.  We will continue to communicate changes and updates as soon as possible.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

The technology department has been working closely with two vendors to deal with a few technical problems. The first one is the Canvas Student app. Unfortunately, a bug in the app causes it to report an error that says, “whoops, something went wrong.” Clearing the cache tends to fix the issue for most users but doesn’t resolve the problem. Another workaround is to login to Canvas using the Safari app by clicking on the web link on the iPad called eSchool. We are working with the company to get the underlying issue resolved.

The second common issue is related to the Self Service app, which students use to install district apps on their iPad. Some of our users have reported that this app does not appear on their iPad, or they cannot install apps. If you are having this issue, please turn in a student help request on www.hilliardschools.org/Helpdesk. We are working with the vendor to get a more permanent resolution to this issue as well.

STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

Check out the COUNSELING TEAM WEBSITE.  Also, there is a lot of information on your “Class Of” Canvas page to assist you with any counseling needs.  The TEAM is here for YOU!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Check out the Jostens Yearbook site!   It’s a great way to capture all the memories of high school!  https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1815807/Hilliard-Bradley-High-School/2021-Yearbook/2020081104271005067/CATALOG_SHOP/

PTO UPDATE

For only $10, get a discount card good at Coffee Connections for the rest of the year!  Cards can be ordered at http://tinyurl.com/BradleyPTO or purchased at the Center St. Market location.  We are all going to need a little caffeine help to get us through 2020, why not make yours a little more affordable while supporting Bradley PTO and a local business at the same time!

Our wonderful PTO is still going strong…even during this crazy time!  Please join the monthly meetings via Zoom.  If you would like information on how to join the meetings, email at hilliardbradleypto@gmail.com

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District Remains in Hybrid

 The Hilliard Schools are currently in the Hybrid Learning educational mode.  (If your student is in the Online Academy this only impacts them if they go into a building for a class.)  We will continue to update our families through our instructional mode web page and through email, texts and phone calls if changes occur.

Board of Education to Meet In-Person

The September 14 Board meeting will occur in the Performing Arts Center at Bradley High School at 6:30 pm.  Following state and local guidelines, there will be a limit of 100 spectators admitted.  Everyone in attendance must wear a mask at all times and follow social distancing practices.  Doors will open at 6 pm.  Upon entering, every person will need to sign in and provide contact information.  Please see the map on our web page for where to park and enter.

Per Board Policy BDDH, a maximum of 30 minutes of public participation will be permitted at each meeting.  Each person addressing the Board shall give his/her name and address.  Each person is allotted three minutes until the total time of 30 minutes is used.

For those unable to attend, we will also broadcast the meeting via Zoom, a link will be posted on the web page on Monday.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

 The USDA has extended food service program waivers that allow all students to eat breakfast and lunch free of charge.  Because of these federal waivers, Hilliard City School Students may eat breakfast and lunch free of charge while at school, during eLearning, or in the Online Academy.  You can find pick-up instructions on our Food Service web page.

When to Keep Students Home

Every student must have a home self-assessment before coming to school.  You should first take their temperature.  If it’s above 100.4, you need to keep the student home.  You should also check for Covid symptoms and follow this easy chart when making decisions on whether to send your student to school or keep them home.