Bradley eNews: September 8-11

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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.
  • WATER – Students should bring their own water bottles for the first few days.  Water fountains are turned off.  We are adding infrared mechanisms to our water bottle replenishing stations soon.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Students will be in HYBRID LEARNING this week September 8 – 11.

Tuesday Sept. 8    B- Day Students

Wednesday Sept 9   A- Day Students

Thursday Sept. 10  B- Day Students

Friday Sept. 11    B- Day Students

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.

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.

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/

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.   https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy
  • 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/

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.

PTO UPDATE

Want to support the PTO and get a great discount at Coffee Connections?  The fundraiser launches on Friday!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the Bradley Twitter page for more details.

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

As a reminder, the Hilliard Schools are currently in the Hybrid Learningeducational mode.  (If your student is in the Online Academy this only impacts them if they go into a building for a class.)  During the Board of Education meeting on September 1, a resolution was passed, which will keep our district in the same educational mode for two weeks to provide consistency for our community.  We will continue to update our families through email, texts and phone calls if changes occur.

Inclusivity and Justice Task Force Work

Since June, the Inclusivity and Justice Task Force has met regularly, and has begun breaking down the goal for Hilliard City Schools: how might we become a model district for students of color. You can read more about their work from the Director of Inclusivity and Justice in this week’s guest blog.