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Bulldog Bulletin about Remote Learning



BES Remote Learning Schedule


Here is a copy of the schedule for Briarcliff ES students. We understand that some families may need to adjust their times based on their schedules. We are asking that every student participate in the activities that will be provided in their teacher’s Google Classroom. 




UNC-TV Learning Opportunity


UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction are expanding their educational programming for all students PreK through grade 12. This will be especially useful for students who have not yet accessed digital resources for remote learning. Please click here to access the information and schedule.

Google Classrooms


Each teacher has their own Google Classroom, but grade levels are working together to provide the same content. They are following what WCPSS has identified as Essential Standards. They will be posting activities based on the schedule above. They will also be planning Google Hangouts to accompany lessons from time to time. Every day from 1-2:00 they will have office hours. They will be available during this time to answer both student and parent questions. If they haven’t already they will be sending you a link to join their class. 


Device Needs


We have tried to reach all families that expressed a need for device support. If you have not received support and you have access to the internet please feel free to send me an email at If you do not have internet WCPSS is still working on solutions for this and will provide devices when “hot spots” are set up and ready to go.


Remote Learning Resources


WCPSS has created the Remote Learning Site to support families and their students. Please click the link above for more information.


Technology Support for Families


Have a technical issue?

  • Contact the Help Desk through the online system at
  • Call our Help Desk at 919-694-8100 (the HelpDesk will be staffed to take calls weekdays from 7:00am -5:00pm)


Blossoming Bulldogs SPRING into READING!!!


Our reading challenge for April is to read 15-20 minutes EVERYDAY. There is time built into the Remote Learning Schedule for this. If we hit 100,000 minutes we will have a Virtual Dance Party with all of the teachers. Please feel free to print this form to keep track. At the end of the month we will have you fill out the same form you did above for March. When your kids are reading please post pictures on twitter @BriarcliffES @MrsLoriNelson @drtsexton @WesternArea #BulldogsRead



Virtual Spirit Week


We will have a new SPIRIT IDEA for each day of the school week for the entire month. Here is the link. You can print it out and hang as a reminder or visit our website to see it.


13th- Dress up in your favorite sport apparel and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


14th- Create something out of a stick and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


15th- Dress as wacky as you can and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


16th- Using a sheet of paper, make a plane and see how far you can get it to fly. Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


17th-Wear your Briarcliff shirt and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


Grading and Feedback Practices


Some questions still remain regarding grading and feedback practices for students for the rest of the year. Part of working through those questions includes waiting for additional guidance from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. We’ve provided additional updates on our website. Learn more > 

How to Talk to Your Child about Coronavirus

All the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be concerning for parents and students. Here are some tips to help address your family’s social and emotional needs:

    • Share age-appropriate information with students and correct misinformation
    • Reassure children that they are safe and adults are working to keep them safe
    • Emphasize ways children and families can be “germ-busters” and reduce the spread of illness
    • Try and keep routines as normal as possible
    • Limit the amount of exposure to television and social media regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)