IMPORTANT Information - April 4, 2020
Sat, Apr 4 12:03pm

Please see the letter below from Ms. Barnes.   

If you have not done the technology survey you still need to pick up your child's devise on Tuesday at Clairemont High School.  It is recommended that you pick up your child's devise.  

Again, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  I will do my best to get all the email issues that have already been sent to me resolved next week.   Please make sure you have not blocked school messenger.  

Thank you :)  Ms. Holly

 

Dear Bay Park Families,

 

I hope this email finds you and your family in good health as we near the end of our Spring Break and as we transition to Distance Learning.

 

I want to share some important information with you regarding student devices, 'school' to home communication and Distance Learning.

 

Student Devices:

 

  • If your child needs a device for Distance Learning and/or WIFI access, you will need to pick up a device at Clairemont High School
  • Devices are to be picked up at Clairemont High School TUESDAY, APRIL 7 FROM 9:00-12:30 
  • Clairemont High School - 4150 Ute Dr. San Diego, CA 92117
  • Follow the pickup procedures included on the email you received from the district on April 3
  • All students are eligible to receive a device even if you did not complete the Student Device Survey
  • If you have not completed the survey, please do so as soon as possible
 
School to Home Communication:
Have you been receiving messages from School Messenger via your email? We will continue using School Messenger via email as our main platform to communicate to you throughout this school closure.
 
If you haven't been receiving School Messenger messages via email:
  • contact Holly Gibbard, hgibbard@sandi.net to verify your email (the data base could be incorrect, you may have a different primary email compared to when you registered, etc.)
 
Distance Learning
  • April 6-24 - This is a transition time. Many teachers will continue to provide enrichment instruction, lessons and activities but they are not required to do so. Teachers are being trained on the technology side of Distance Learning and preparing lessons for Distance Learning. Resources continue to be added to the district's website for students.
  • April 27 - Distance Learning officially begins; grading resumes; it is the district's expectation that all students have a device that will allow them to participate in Distance Learning.
 
Distance learning will look very different than the daily instruction your child receives at Bay Park. The district has set guidelines for teachers in regards to the amount/length of daily instruction that they will provide as well as the amount/length of time spent on 'flexible' activities including communicating with parents, preparing lessons, collaborating with other teachers, grading, working one-on-one with students, etc. Your child's teacher will soon be communicating to you what their schedule will look like.
 
Like you, our teachers have new challenges at home during this time. It is important for all of us to work together and support each other as we navigate these uncharted waters. Teachers are excited but a bit nervous to launch Distance Learning so please be patient, flexible and encouraging as we get started.
 
Please give your stingray a hug for me and remember to pick up your student device at Clairemont High School this coming Tuesday morning.
 
With kind regards,
 
Leslie Barnes
Principal
Bay Park Elementary School