September 20 Newsletter

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UPDATE: One of our links on the 5:00 p.m. newsletter was incorrect. Please see this updated newsletter. Thank you!
 
September 20, 2020
Dear families,
We are ready for the first day of school- the sequel! I have been in education for a long time and I have never experienced two first days of school a month apart but 2020 has a lot of firsts.
Please be sure that you have carefully read through all of the Montrose Hybrid Logistics info (which is the same info sent on Thursday) as well as all of the communication from your child’s teacher. There is a lot to keep track of but we want all of our kids to have a fantastic start to this new learning experience.  
Requirements for students to attend in-person learning at our elementary school include that parents continue to monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19, specifically those included in the Bexley Health Pledge, located inside of the BCSD Parent/Student COVID-19 Operations Guide each and every day. Family commitment to these guidelines and purposeful actions will be critical in allowing our schools to stay open for in person learning.  We remind you of this each week because it is so important.
Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do to help your children learn and grow. We are ready to partner with you in a slightly different way as we begin this next learning journey together.  
So excited to see our students for their first day tomorrow and Thursday! 

Happy regards,
Melissa K-L
Melissa Klosterman-Lando
Principal at Montrose Elementary
Montrose Elementary website

PLEASE WATCH THESE VIDEOS WITH YOUR KIDS!


MT's Recess and Playground Specifics for Hybrid

Starring award-winning actor, Mr. Strait, and highly acclaimed director, Mrs. Reiser

Safe Walking, Arrival, and Dismissal at Montrose

Starring distinguished director and narrator, Mrs. Hipsley, and renowned cast Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Kaune, Ms. Koehler, and Ms. Pfund



DISTRICT INFORMATION
Please visit our Back to School page, where you will find our hybrid learning models, operational guide, and Back to School FAQ, which was updated recently. 

HYBRID LOGISTICS FOR BEXLEY CITY SCHOOLS
We are so excited to have students back in the building next week. We know there are lots of details you need to know in order to make this successful. Please take time to review all of this information about things like arrival, dismissal, recess, lunch, etc.  

RISK MITIGATION VIDEO
Bexley City Schools has been preparing for our students to return to in-person learning in our hybrid learning environment. Check out the additions and upgrades we've made to create safer and healthier learning environments.

BCSD STATE OF SCHOOL SAFETY PRESENTATION 2020
On September 10th, Dr. Harley Williams, Director of Operations for Bexley City Schools, presented on school safety.  If you were not able to attend but are interested, you can access the presentation here: Video This presentation is also available on our district website

PARENT INSTITUTE- SEPTEMBER 30 at 6:00 pm
Topic: Microaggressions
  • What are they? 
  • How are they impacting our students and our community? 
  • What are some strategies that can support you in addressing them, and why is it important that you address them?
The discussion will be led by Ms. Leisan C. Smith, BCS Director of Student & Community Engagement and is part of a three-part Parent Institute series on Anti-Racism.
October 21 Implicit Bias
November 18 Understanding Privilege
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September 18, 2020
Preview YouTube video What To Expect In Classrooms And Hallways - Bexley City Schools

What To Expect In Classrooms And Hallways - Bexley City Schools
Preview YouTube video What To Expect In Classrooms And Hallways - Bexley City Schools

What To Expect In Classrooms And Hallways - Bexley City Schools
Preview YouTube video State of School Safety 2020 - Bexley City Schools

State of School Safety 2020 - Bexley City Schools