September 27, 2020
GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY
Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Please see information below for updates:
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, September 28th = Teacher Workday (No online learning for students)
Interims were sent to all families via email on Friday, September 25th. If you did not receive your child’s interim, please contact your child’s teacher.
Students could return to in-person instruction by late October under a proposal discussed by our Board of Education during its work session this past week. In addition to the reopening plan, the board also discussed future enrollment options for students in the Virtual Academy and the benefits of providing one day each week without live online instruction for all students in remote learning. The reopening proposal, which could receive final approval as soon as Sept. 29, would use a phased approach at first. Plan details are available on the WCPSS website at the link above.
Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day
We will be discussing more details in regards to a weekly remote learning day at Brentwood. More details will be provided next week.
Parent Opt-Out Policy for Recorded Live Instruction
On Sept. 15, the school board revised a policy to allow students enrolled in any online class to access video-recordings of online class sessions, including text chats among all participants that are part of the recordings, upon request. The recordings will only be made available to students in that class and will only be posted in Google Classroom. The primary purpose is to provide “catch up” opportunities for students who are unable to access online classes in real time due to factors beyond their control. A secondary purpose is to provide opportunities for students to review online class sessions to reinforce materials covered. Parents have until Oct. 15 to submit in writing to your school your choice to opt out of your student’s information (name, image, audio video) being shared through audio/video recordings.
Class Dojo Communication
Please make sure to check all class dojo communication daily for updates from the teacher or school.
Please contact your child’s teacher or the school if you need any assistance. We are here to support you. Thank you again for your GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY.
Enjoy your week!
Melissa McKinley, Principal