Message from the Principal

April 3, 2020


Dear BPHS Parents and Students,

The second semester of the 2020 school year will officially resume on Monday, April 6th.

We are back to school, just not back in school! Please see the important communication items below.

CANVAS & SCHOOL EMAIL CHECKS:

Please have students check each Canvas course every Monday morning for posted assignments due by the end of the week. Also, check your school email for critical communications from BPHS Staff.

LEARNING/VIDEO CONFERENCING SCHEDULE:

See the attached weekly schedule for possible live video conferencing. Your teachers will let you know through Canvas if a video conference has been scheduled for that week. This schedule can also serve as an instructional time frame for both parents and students to provide structure during the day. Setting specific time aside each day to complete learning activities has shown to be very effective during online learning. Although we prefer that our students read something every day, please note the designated reading block on Thursdays.

WIFI CONNECTIVITY:

If you have not yet been contacted by a high school staff member about this, please call the high school office (276-3324) and let us know if you do not have WIFI in the home. We know that Verizon has increased the data they offer for no additional charge to help students during this time of distance learning. Big Piney High School, Big Piney Elementary School, and LaBarge Elementary School will all have Wi-Fi antennas installed that will provide internet access in their respective parking lots. The public library also provides WIFI near their building.

DELIVERY OF HARD COPY MATERIALS:

All English students will be receiving a 4th Quarter novel and there may be a need to send other packets home. District staff will deliver materials to the door steps of each student. The pick-up of materials when completed, will need to be coordinated through your teachers. District staff will then pick completed materials up from each residence.

ATTENDANCE:

Per state law, students must participate in their assigned classes each week to continue enrollment. This may occur through assignment submission, attending a video conference with your teacher or other teacher documented participation in learning activities. Failure to participate in weekly learning activities may cause a student to be dropped from our enrollment. We cannot issue 2nd semester credit to students not enrolled at Big Piney High School. Do not put yourself in this situation!

GRADING:

Second semester grades will continue as assigned by your instructors. All graded assignments will fall under the “Formative Assessment” category weighted at 25%. No Outcome Assessments weighted at 75% will take place during this distance learning format.

E-LEARNING:

Finally, a great resource for parents can be found at www.sublette9.org under the e-learning tab. Parents can add the Canvas app to their device to stay in closer touch with your son/daughter’s learning activities as well as access to all grade level schedules.

Thank you for your efforts as we work together to provide the best learning environment we can for all students during these unprecedented times. As always, if you have questions or concerns not addressed in this communication, please call the high school at 276-3324.

3 de abril de 2020

Estimados padres y estudiantes de BPHS:

El segundo semestre del año escolar 2020 se reanudará oficialmente el lunes 6 de abril.

Estamos de vuelta a la escuela, pero no de vuelta en la escuela. Consulte los elementos de comunicación importantes a continuación.

VERIFICACIONES POR CORREO ELECTRÓNICO DE CANVAS Y ESCUELA:

Verifique que los estudiantes revisen cada curso de Canvas todos los lunes por la mañana para ver las tareas publicadas que deben entregarse antes de fin de semana. Además, revise el correo electrónico de su escuela para las comunicaciones críticas del personal de BPHS.

HORARIO DE APRENDIZAJE / VIDEO CONFERENCIA:

Vea el programa semanal adjunto para posibles videoconferencias en vivo. Sus maestros le informarán a través de Canvas si se programó una videoconferencia para esa semana. Este horario también puede servir como un marco de tiempo de instrucción para padres y estudiantes para proporcionar estructura durante el día. Establecer un tiempo específico cada día para completar las actividades de aprendizaje ha demostrado ser muy efectivo durante el aprendizaje en línea. Aunque preferimos que nuestros estudiantes lean algo todos los días, tenga en cuenta el bloque de lectura designado los jueves.

CONECTIVIDAD WIFI:

Si aún no se ha contactado por un miembro del personal de la escuela secundaria sobre esto, llame a la oficina de la escuela secundaria (276-3324) e infórmenos si no tiene WIFI en el hogar. Sabemos que Verizon ha aumentado los datos que ofrecen sin costo adicional para ayudar a los estudiantes durante este tiempo de aprendizaje a distancia. Big Piney High School, Big Piney Elementary School y LaBarge Elementary School tendrán antenas Wi-Fi instaladas que proporcionarán acceso a Internet en sus respectivos estacionamientos. La biblioteca pública también ofrece WIFI cerca de su edificio.

ENTREGA DE MATERIALES DE COPIA DURA:

Todos los estudiantes de inglés recibirán una novela del cuarto trimestre y puede que sea necesario enviar otros paquetes a casa. El personal del distrito entregará materiales al porche la puerta de cada estudiante. La recolección de materiales cuando se complete, deberá coordinarse a través de sus maestros. El personal del distrito luego recogerá los materiales completados de cada residencia.

ASISTENCIA

Según la ley estatal, los estudiantes deben participar en sus clases asignadas cada semana para continuar la inscripción. Esto puede ocurrir mediante la presentación de tareas, asistiendo a una videoconferencia con su maestro u otro maestro documentado participación en actividades de aprendizaje. Si no participa en las actividades de aprendizaje semanales, el estudiante puede ser eliminado de nuestra inscripción. No podemos emitir créditos del segundo semestre a los estudiantes que no están inscritos en la Escuela Secundaria Big Piney. ¡No te pongas en esta situación!

CALIFICACIÓN

Las calificaciones del segundo semestre continuarán según lo asignado por sus instructores. Todas las tareas calificadas se incluirán en la categoría de "Evaluación Formativa" ponderada al 25%. No se realizarán evaluaciones sumativas al 75% durante este formato de aprendizaje a distancia.

APRENDIZAJE ELECTRÓNICO:

Finalmente, se puede encontrar un gran recurso para padres en www.sublette9.org en la pestaña e-learning. Los padres pueden agregar la aplicación Canvas a su dispositivo para mantenerse en contacto más cercano con las actividades de aprendizaje de su hijo(a), así como el acceso a todos los horarios de nivel de grado.

Gracias por sus esfuerzos mientras trabajamos juntos para proporcionar el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje que podamos para todos los estudiantes durante estos tiempos sin precedentes. Como siempre, si tiene preguntas o inquietudes que no se abordan en esta comunicación, llame a la escuela secundaria al 276-3324.

Reserved Video Conferencing Schedule - B.P.H.S.

Monday:

8:15-8:30 Students should check CANVAS for weekly Learning Targets/Success Criteria, Assignments and Possible Video Conferences scheduled for (Periods 1-3).

P.1 = 8:35 - 9:35

P.2 = 9:40 - 10:40

P.3 = 10:45 - 11:45

Tuesday:

8:15-8:30 Students should check CANVAS for weekly Learning Targets/Success Criteria, Assignments and Possible Video Conferences scheduled for (Periods 4-6).

P.4 = 8:35 - 9:35

P.5 = 9:40 - 10:40

P.6 = 10:45 - 11:45

Wednesday:

8:15-8:30 Students should check CANVAS for weekly Learning Targets/Success Criteria, Assignments and Possible Video Conferences scheduled for (Period 7)

P.7 = 8:35 - 9:35

9:40 - 10:40 = Designated Reading Time (your choice)

10:45 - 11:45 Canvas Conferencing/Google Meet-Hangout - Live Teacher assistance available.

Thursday:

P.1 = 8:15 - 9:15

P.2 = 9:20 - 10:20

P.3 = 10:25 - 11:25

P.7 = 11:30 - 12:00

Friday:

P.4 = 8:15 - 9:15

P.5 = 9:20 - 10:20

P.6 = 10:25 - 11:25

P.7 = 11:30 - 12:00

*1:00 - 3:00 Teachers will be available each weekday to support students on their assignments through email, Canvas, Google and via school phone when appropriate.

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Horario de videoconferencia reservado - B.P.H.S.

Lunes:

8:15-8:30 Los estudiantes deben checar CANVAS para los objetivos de aprendizaje semanales / criterios de éxito, tareas y videoconferencias posibles programadas para (horas 1-3).

H.1 = 8:35 - 9:35

H.2 = 9:40 - 10:40

H.3 = 10:45 - 11:45

Martes:

8:15-8:30 Los estudiantes deben checar CANVAS para los objetivos de aprendizaje semanales / criterios de éxito, asignaturas y videoconferencias posibles programadas para (horas 4-6).

H.4 = 8:35 - 9:35

H.5 = 9:40 - 10:40

H.6 = 10:45 - 11:45

Miércoles:

8:15-8:30 Los estudiantes deben checar CANVAS para los objetivos de aprendizaje semanales / criterios de éxito, tareas y videoconferencias posibles programadas para (hora 7).

H.7 = 8:35 - 9:35

9:40 - 10:40 = Tiempo de lectura designada (a elección)

10:45 - 11:45 Conferencia por Canvas / Google Meet-Hangout - Asistencia en vivo para maestros disponibles.

Jueves:

H.1 = 8:15 - 9:15

H.2 = 9:20 - 10:20

H.3 = 10:25 - 11:25

H.7 = 11:30 - 12:00

Viernes:

H.4 = 8:15 - 9:15

H.5 = 9:20 - 10:20

H.6 = 10:25 - 11:25

H.7 = 11:30 - 12:00

* 1:00 - 3:00 Los maestros estarán disponibles cada día de la semana para apoyar a los estudiantes en sus tareas por correo electrónico, Canvas, Google y por teléfono de la escuela cuando sea apropiado.

Big Piney High School Principal Jeff Makelky

March 24, 2020

Dear BPHS Parents,

I hope this communication finds you and your family healthy and missing school! As we navigate the uncertainty that the Covid19 virus will have on our community, one thing is certain; we will strive to continue to provide the best learning environment possible for our students.

Our focus at Big Piney High School during the state closure through April 3rd will be the following. First, this is a great window of opportunity for students who are missing work already assigned to get caught up. Please check Canvas or email your teacher to make arrangements for make-up work. If you are enrolled in a credit recovery class with Mrs. Greenwood, please make as much progress as you can. If you need her assistance, email her at sgreenwood@sublette9.org. Secondly, if your student is enrolled in a college online class (College English, College Government or an elective college course) these courses are continuing with assignments and deadlines. Make these classes a priority at this time. Finally, you may see “enrichment” opportunities via Canvas or your school email, so please keep checking your courses in Canvas for communication from your teachers.

If you have students that would like to sign up for the breakfast or lunch program, please go to the District website at www.sublette9.org to do so. All building phone lines are being routed through the District Office, so if you need to contact someone directly, please call 276-3322.

Looking ahead (beyond the state closure of April 3) we are gearing up to either resume regular school attendance, or a more likely scenario, online learning. If we are not allowed back in our building beyond this two-week closure, the staff at BPHS is confident that we can provide our students opportunities to gain essential learning skills not yet covered. Canvas will be the primary delivery system used by our teachers to ensure essential learning continues. We will be calling on parents to ensure students spend time working on their courses. If an assessment is necessary, it will need to be proctored by a parent/guardian ensuring the validity of the assessment. We will do everything in our power to keep assessments limited and provide only essential learning activities as we know the home environment can not match the captive 6.5 hours of daily in-person learning that we have depended upon. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the District Office and we will be contacting you to make other arrangements.

If ever the phrase “It takes a village to raise a young person” is true - it is now. Thank you for your efforts to keep education a priority in our school community, even during these challenging times. Please don’t hesitate to contact teachers or myself directly through our email if you need assistance or have questions.

Respectfully,

Jeff Makelky

Principal/A.D. Big Piney High School


Big Piney High School Principal Jeff Makelky


Welcome BPHS Students and Parents,

The staff at Big Piney High School would like to welcome students and parents to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The upcoming school year provides a new opportunity for students to achieve at their highest level possible. A caring and professional staff is in place along with the resources needed to assist our students in their quest for the knowledge and skills necessary to be college and career ready. Please be familiar with the critical information below:

§ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - School begins Tuesday, August 27 at 8:10 am.

§ ONLINE REGISTRATION/STUDENT DEVICES- All parent and student signatures are required on the policy forms through online registration before school laptops will be distributed to students. Instructions are attached to this communication and can be found at www. sublette9.org. Fall ATHLETES should have online registration completed as soon as possible.

§ PREVENT COSTLY REPAIR FEES - Students are encouraged to have a backpack with a protective sleeve for their school issued laptop to prevent repair costs that student will be responsible for.

§ NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCES - Please call in the morning on the day of the absence. Students with unexcused absences are considered truant and will need to make up the time missed. Student-athletes will not be able to participate (game or practice) on the day of an absence unless documentation of a medical appointment or pre-approved by the principal.

§ ACADEMIC LUNCH - Students with un-excused absences, excessive tardiness, failing grades or minor discipline issues will be assigned Academic Lunch with the principal or his designee.

§ NON SCHOOL DAYS - In addition to scheduled holidays and spring break, the following are non-school days for students (October 25, November 1, January 20, February 14, March 13, and April 10). These are great opportunities to schedule medical appointments to prevent missed school time. If your student participates in activities, please check with the coach as practice or contests may be scheduled.

As parents, my hope is that you will be an active participant in your student’s education at Big Piney High School. Feel free to contact the high school office regarding any questions you may have and stay in touch with school events by visiting the website at www. sublette9.org.

Jeff Makelky

Principal / A.D. Big Piney High School

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