We put together a Q&A document to help provide clarity around the State of VT's Phase III guidance for schools and how that could potentially create changes at BTMES. We want to be as transparent as possible, so here is the information we are considering.
Do you have questions about what school is going to look like this Fall? Click the photo above to learn more!
Barre Schools are reopening on September 8, 2020. Please visit our Reopening Barre Schools web page by clicking the image above to view information on our hybrid and virtual learning options to see what fits best for you and your family. Registration forms will be sent out on Monday, August 3, 2020.
As the return to school approaches, one of the main areas of focus for us is busing and transportation. It is going to look very different this year as we will be implementing many measures to maximize the safety of our students and staff. For more information please go to buusd.org/covid-19/transportation
If you find yourself in need of assistance navigating this new world of remote learning, please click on the image above to visit our website dedicated to all things Remote Learning. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Van Orman at email@example.com
The Barre Unified Union School District will be offering free meals to anyone ages 18 and under starting March 18. These meals will be offered weekly Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until further notice.
We will have one open meal site and multiple sites we are delivering to. Click the image above to learn more.
The attached slideshow will explain the features of TikTok, how to view/create content in the app, and the very important privacy settings that all users should consider. There is a slide that contains explicit videos that you may not want to watch with younger children around. These videos were included to show you what is easily accessible to all users of the TikTok app.
As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for next month's topic, please email our Technology Integrationist, Jess VanOrman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Families, yearbooks are now for sale online. The cost is $21.50 and all orders must be placed before April 20th. If you do not preorder a yearbook you will not be able to get one on the last day of school. If you have any questions, please email Jess VanOrman, email@example.com
This month's tech topic is primarily for middle school families. At BTMES we use Infinite Campus to track attendance, grades and student data. Infinite Campus has a parent portal that you can use to see a live view of your student's progress which is available for grades 5-8. You can see grades as they are scored, attendance records, and assignments that are missing and much more. Click to learn more about the app and how to use it!
The State of Vermont passed a new law in 2019 that requires all schools and child care providers to test their drinking water for lead. Under this new law, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School was one of the first schools in the state to complete testing.
Congratulations, Alison Grogan! Alison Grogan, a special educator at BTMES, recently became a National Board Certified Teacher.
This month's social media topic for parents is Snapchat. Click above to learn about the features of Snapchat, the things to watch for, and important safety and privacy settings. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a topic for next month, email Barre Town School's Technology Integrationist, Jess VanOrman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The David Stefaniak Memorial Food Drive has started! This annual effort directly supports families in our Barre Town community, and in past years we've been able to gather more than 4,500 items. Thank you for your support!