Information, Links and Resources for Hybrid Learning, beginning March 15th at BHHS.
An introductory video for families and students is here, reviewing arrival and screening procedures, safety expectations, and more. An introductory presentation is here. Here's a revised BHHS Student Handbook for Hybrid Learning. And here's a link to the Route Finder for busing.
District Guide to Logging On
Not sure how to get connected using a District-supplied device, software platform, or learning management system? Confused about Google Classroom, Google Meet, Zoom, Canvas, or other tech tools? Start here!
Weekly Schedule, Starting March 15th 2021
Group A (in-person): Monday periods 1/2/3; Tuesday periods 4/5/6. Group B (in-person): Thursday periods 1/2/3; Friday periods 4/5/6. A and B groups are remote on their "off" days. Wednesday has live Homeroom, independent asynchronous learning, and “office hours" for all students. Here's a visual.
We have three lunches each day, based on 2nd or 5th period. Lunch assignments are here
What Class Time Looks Like During Hybrid Learning
Each teacher is responsible for managing the learning experiences of both in-person and remote students. They have listed their strategies, systems, and approaches on this sheet. Many teachers are hosting "concurrent" learning--Zooms simultaneous with their in-person instruction, deploying Bluetooth technology and cameras to allow remote students to participate in the lesson.
Most of our instructors will use Google Classroom to post assignments and communicate with classes; a few, largely in the English department, use Canvas. Zoom and Google Meet are used for synchronous (live) instruction. Many teachers use Screencastify to share video recordings. Students, parents, and guardians can check grades in Skyward (and also use that platform to communicate with teachers via email).
Chromebooks / Logging On Successfully
All students have been issued a Chromebook to access Google Classroom, Zoom, and other important learning platforms. Returning students already have them. Contact the main office if your student has not yet been issued a Chromebook. We strongly encourage students to use District-supplied Chromebooks to access Google Classroom and other learning platforms. Personal devices, especially phones, can get their "wires crossed" when multiple Google accounts are active in the same browser, and will erroneously tell students that they don't have access. We are not able to share Google Classroom invitations with personal Gmail accounts, and we can’t provide tech support for personal devices.
Connecting with School Staff
All instructional staff are available via email during school hours. A good way to contact teachers is to sign in to Skyward and email them through the website (or app) as needed. We generally expect staff to respond to outside inquiries within 48 hours, weekends and holidays excepted. If you have trouble connecting with a teacher, please call the main office at 360-709-7800 to connect with a counselor. From 1:30 - 2:10 each day is reserved for "Office Hours" for our remote-only or remote-that-day students. Please use the BHHS and TSD websites to stay apprised of current information.
We understand that remote learning presents significant challenges to families and students, requiring a balance between productive routine and adaptive flexibility. Students are expected to be present during synchronous instruction to the best of their ability. If a student is unable to attend synchronously, other ways of being counted present include logging into the learning management system (such as Google Classroom) or turning in completed work that same day. Teachers will be able to input attendance the next school day if needed, to account for students who needed to log in after school hours.
Please check your email and the Skyward Family Access "Wall" at least once a week for important updates from staff and administration.
Our hardworking kitchen staff are producing to-go breakfasts and lunches for students, available for pickup Mondays through Fridays (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BHHS. After turning off Littlerock Road and arriving on campus, turn left to go to the student parking lot. Enter the building at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) entrance and follow the signs to the kitchen. You'll exit through the Art hallway, making a loop back to the parking lot, to facilitate social distancing. For in-person students, bagged breakfasts and lunches are free to all who request them.
BHHS Family Resource Guide
Answers your frequently asked questions about fully remote learning, logging onto devices, accessing Skyward, and more!