BT Elementary School to go remote Fri. Jan. 14th

Summary: all General Education Preschool – 5th Grade classrooms will begin learning remotely Friday, January 14, 2022 through Friday, January 21, 2022.

Dear Broadview-Thomson PreK-8 Families,

Due to confirmed COVID-19 in our school community and high student and staff absences, all General Education Preschool – 5th Grade classrooms will begin learning remotely Friday, January 14, 2022 through Friday, January 21, 2022. Students will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24, 2022. Please remember that Monday, January 17th is a holiday and there is no school.

Elementary will start at 9:55 AM on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Middle School classes will continue in the building; we will continue to closely monitor any concerns with the spread of COVID-19.

Students in the Distinct, Access, and Developmental Preschool Special Education programs will also continue to be supported in the building.

We know that having to quarantine your student at home may be challenging. While we know this is not easy, keeping your child home plays an essential role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the school community. Thank you for your continued partnership.

How will your child’s learning be supported during the remote learning?

We are committed to providing high-quality learning, no matter the circumstances.

  • For schools that transition to 100% remote, teachers and specialists (e.g., music, art, physical education) will provide a live broadcast of classroom lessons using Teams.
  • Your child will attend class virtually at the regular class time except for Friday, January 14th.

Teachers and specialists (e.g., music, art, physical education) may also utilize Seesaw or Schoology to facilitate two-way online communication, post recordings of lessons or assignments, assessments, or additional resources.

If you have questions about your child’s learning, please communicate directly with their teacher.  Classroom teachers are expected to respond to all parent/guardian and student questions within two business days when possible.

If your child has an IEP or 504, please consult with your IEP case manager or 504 coordinator for additional supports or accommodations during this time.

Meeting links for live instruction:

The Teams meeting links will be shared by your child’s teacher and will be on Seesaw (PreK-2nd grade) or on Schoology (3rd-5th grades).

Technology resources to support at home learning:

Tech Support Team

If your child is unable to log on or needs assistance, please call the tech support team Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 206-252-0100. You can also email tech support:laptops@seattleschools.org.

SPS Webpage Recourses

At Home LearningThis webpage contains SPS health and safety information, links to asynchronous learning activities to supplement remote instruction, and social/emotional resources for families.

Technology Supports for families – This webpage contains quick links for login, videos for getting students started on a district device and frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Seesaw and Schoology.

How will your child access Seesaw or Schoology?

For Preschool – 2nd Grade Classrooms using Seesaw:For 3rd – 5th Grade Classrooms using Schoology:
Accessing Seesaw from home using a district iPad or a personal mobile device   1. Tap the Class Seesaw app located on the home screen of your iPad.   2. Select I’m a Student.   3. Tap TEXT CODE and enter the Home Learning Code you received from your teacher. Once you enter the Home Learning Code, you will stay logged in to your Seesaw account for the rest of the school year.   4. Now that you are in your Seesaw account, tap the Homeroom class and begin adding Posts and Activities to your Journal.    If you do not yet have a district iPad and are using a personal iPad or phone, your parent or guardian needs to download the Class app from the AppleStore or Google PlayStore. Then follow steps 1 – 3.   Click on this link to watch video instructions on How SPS Students Can Log Into Clever.Accessing Schoology from home using a district laptop or a personal computer   1.To log on to the student laptop or personal computer, enter your student’s SPS username and password.    2. Open Chrome or Firefox and go to www.seattleschools.org.   3. From the SPS district website, select Schoology from the right-hand column.   a. If you are logged on to your SPS laptop, your Schoology homepage will open automatically.

b. If you are on a personal computer, you will be prompted to enter your SPS email and password.   Click on this link to watch video instructions on Getting Started with Schoology. The video may begin with an ad that you can skip.

In Partnership,

Tipton Blish and the Broadview-Thomson PreK-8 Team