BCSD Superintendent Updates

  • Superintendent Blog Post - July 24, 2020

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 7/24/2020

    Dear Beacon Community:

    I wanted to head into the weekend with just a few updates about Reopening BCSD.

    Parent/Family Reopening Survey:

    You have until Tuesday, July 28 to take the survey.  It should not take long to do and the information you provide helps us plan!  Here is the link: https://forms.gle/vvXp5V1XZw95b1uE7 

    Key Things to Know Right Now:

    • Due to social distancing requirements, we will need to begin school using a hybrid model.  The hybrid model will have our students K-12 in school 2-3 days a week and working remotely at home 2-3 days a week depending on the week.  A more detailed version of what this schedule will look like will be shared by July 31.
    • There will be an all remote option for students with health issues or with family members with health issues at the beginning of the year.
    • We will be implementing all of the NY state reopening health guidelines.
    • The plan will be shared with the community on July 31.  The plan will continue to be strengthened and detailed throughout the month of August.
    • We will use all means possible to keep communication channels open with everyone throughout this entire process.  
    • This will be a challenging school year but we will still accomplish great things!

     

    Next Community Zoom Session:

    We will have another community zoom session on Monday at 7:00pm.  We will also have on Monday a video of the Thursday session on our website.  The information for the Monday zoom session is here:

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  • Superintendent Blog Post - July 22, 2020

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 7/22/2020

    Superintendent Blog Post - July 22, 2020

    Dear Beacon Community:

    I just have a few updates that I wanted to share with you.  

    Community Zoom Sessions

    I wanted to thank all of the people for joining in the zoom session yesterday.  I enjoyed reading the comments and questions on the chat in real-time and after the meeting.  Tomorrow, Thursday, we have a session at 4:00.  I will be covering the same content with some adjustments based on chat comments.  You can certainly attend again but you will see many of the same slides and the same lame attempts at humor.  

    If you cannot attend, we will record one of the sessions and post it.  The key takeaway is due to social distancing requirements from the NY Department of Health and Education, we will have to use a hybrid schedule which will be students in school 2-3 days a week and working remotely at home 2-3 days a week.  I get into it more on the zoom calls and we will send much more specific information home about it next week, I just want people to prepare.

    Here is the zoom information for Thursday at 4:00:

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    Parent Survey

    We have a brief parent survey that will go out tonight or tomorrow morning.  It will ask people to share any concerns they have at this moment and also to let us know if they are considering (not a decision at this time) the remote option for their children for health or family health reasons.

    Diversity Committee Tonight at 7:00

    We will provide updates and answer questions on our curriculum work, student talking circles next month, last year’s code of conduct implementation, hiring practices, and the August implementation of the Equity Report Card.  We will meet monthly and explore different topics throughout the year! The zoom information is below:

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  • Superintendent Blog Post - July 17, 2020

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 7/17/2020

    Superintendent Blog Post - July 17, 2020

     

    Dear Beacon Community:

     I wanted to provide a brief update on BCSD reopening work.  The New York State Education Department released their reopening guidelines on Thursday afternoon.  You can read them here: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/reopening-schools/nys-p12-school-reopening-guidance.pdf 

    While there is much important information, there are a couple of key takeaways.  Social distancing will be required in school and on buses which will impact the number of students we can serve in person on any given day.  Another key takeaway is the guidance asks school districts to provide remote education to students with health issues or who have family members with health issues.  We are still working through what all of this might mean but I wanted to share that information right away.

    We will be creating a short survey based on the guidance which will go out on Tuesday to try and capture people’s thinking right now.  I also invite you to participate in one of the community zoom information and planning sessions.  The information for the zoom sessions is at the end of this post.  I will share a presentation at the zoom and answer questions on the chat.

    We will also discuss reopening at Monday’s board meeting at 7:00

    Summer is usually a time for fun and family.  While I know we are all doing our best to still do that, I also realize that we are all anxious about what the future holds for school.  As a dad, I am anxious too.  Please know that we are collectively spending our time trying to create the best plans for health and safety, hybrid school models, and remote learning if and when it comes to that.  I hope to see you on one of the zooms, your input on the survey, or on Main St. this summer.

     Sincerely,

     Matt Landahl

     

    Community Zoom Planning and Information Sessions

     

    Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 am

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    Thursday, July 23 at 4:00pm

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    Monday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

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