Middle School

Bristol Township School District

Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School

Neil Armstrong Middle School


Friday, May 1, 2020


Middle School ELA and Math Program - Edgenuity


Dear Parents and Guardians of FDR and Armstrong Middle School


Starting on Monday, May 4, 2020, we will begin the implementation of a program called Edgenuity.  This is aimed at streamlining instruction and programming for all middle school students in the area of English Language Arts and Mathematics.  


Instructional Coach of FDR Middle School, Mrs. Bernadette Barone has created a site BTSD & Edgenuity which will assist both students and parents with the transition to this online format.


Please understand that teachers will still be posting assignments on their Google classroom and communicating their expectations for their students through email and Google meets.  This is based on the schedule that was provided and available under the distance learning tab on our district webpage which can be found here (BTSD Distance Learning).


Instead of students completing their schoolwork through different sites, they will instead complete their assigned course work through Edgenuity.  


In order for students to be ready for learning on Monday morning, it is important that they log in for the first time and change their password.  Please use the information listed below to log in so students are prepared for learning on Monday morning.


Site to Visit (Click on this link) = Edgenuity

Student Username (Student Email address) = ex.  123456@bristoltwpsd.org

Student Password (First time / please reset once logged in) = btsd123


If you experience any technical difficulties or issues while attempting to sign in, please contact your principal, Mr. Kevin P. Boles, or Mr. Ed Dayton who will assist in addressing these concerns.


We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters.  We are so proud of our students, teachers, and parents for all of their hard work in the face of such adversity.  Please know that we will continue to work hard to provide our students with lessons and activities that both challenge and support them during this fourth marking period.


Sincerely,

Mr. Kevin P. Boles Mr. Ed Dayton

Principal, FDR Middle School Principal, Neil Armstrong Middle School

kevin.boles@bristoltwpsd.org ed.dayton@bristoltwpsd.org

267-599-2300 267-599-2270




Bristol Township School District

Neil Armstrong Middle School and Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School


Monday, April 7, 2020


Dear Middle School Parents,


First and foremost, we hope this letter finds all of our families healthy and well in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As you are all aware, school closures were recently extended until further notice by the governor as we were asked to practice social distancing and stay home to prevent the spread of this virus.


Over the last three weeks, we have been hard at work planning and preparing for distance learning so we can support our students through this difficult time.  Luckily, both Neil Armstrong and Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle Schools have been implementing a one to one device program for the last 5 years and are aware of the many tools available to us to implement such a plan.  


Listed below, you will find a schedule for instruction and assignments that allows for a great deal of flexibility for you and your family.  We have instructed our teachers to start small over the first few weeks and let this plan evolve through personal reflection and communication with our families. 


Students will receive assignments in their Google Classrooms by 8 a.m. daily according to the schedule below.  Students can start to complete these assignments as soon as they receive them. They can email their teachers’ questions at any time during the day and also based on the schedule below.  To start, teachers will hold a maximum of one (1) Google Hangout/Meets with their students per week. This link will be sent to them through their Google classroom/calendar invite. Here, teachers will touch base and remotely answer any questions they may have. Students receiving special education services may meet with their teacher more frequently to address individual needs. 


Daily Periods (50mins)

Monday


Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00-8:50

ELA/ ELL

Math

ELA/ ELL

Math

Office Hours 8:00-3:00


Student Communication


Teacher Common Planning


Grading


Parent Communication


Professional Development

9:00-9:50

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Science

10:00-10:30

Music

PE

Music

PE

10:40-11:30

Specials 6 / 7

Specials 8

Specials 6 / 7

Specials 8

11:40-12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30-3:00

Office Hours



Office Hours



Office Hours



Office Hours




This schedule will remain the same weekly and will account for days off of school.  For example, this schedule starts on Tuesday, April 14 due to our Spring break day off on Monday, April 13. Instruction will start with the Tuesday schedule and skip Monday’s rotation.  Any day we have off due to the district calendar will be skipped. 


Instruction / Learning Expectations


  • Teachers will post assignments in their Google Classroom at 8 a.m. every day according to the schedule listed above.  


  • Teachers will schedule a maximum of one session per week with their students to check in with their students.  

    • The schedule listed above will be utilized when scheduling these sessions to avoid conflicts with other subjects 

    • Teachers will forward the links for these meetings to their students through their Google Classrooms and calendar invites.


  • All assignments that are given over the course of the week will be due in the teacher’s Google Classroom by 11 a.m. Friday morning.    

    • Grades will be assigned and entered into iCampus

    • Assignment completion will be utilized to record attendance for the week.  

      • All assignments completed and turned in will result in complete attendance for the week

      • Missing assignments will result in partial attendance

      • No completed assignments will result in an absence for the week


  • In addition to the individual meetings, office hours (Google Hangout/Meets links) will be shared with students through individual teacher Google Classrooms.

    • Office hours will allow students to log into the teacher Google Hangout/Meets link and ask for assistance or questions that they may have on the assignments that are given.


Student Behavior Expectations

  • Students will be attentive and appropriate during online meetings with teachers and other students.

    • Our expectations for behavior during virtual/distance learning will be the same as if we were in school.

    • The consequences for disruption of virtual learning will be slightly different than when we are in school.

    • Students are responsible to adhere to the Code of Conduct and all violations will be addressed accordingly.

      • First incident

        • Student removed from the online meeting

        • Phone call home and discussion about behavior

      • Second Incident

        • Student removed from the online meeting

        • Phone call home and discussion about behavior

      • Third Incident

        • Student removed from the online meeting

        • Phone call home and discussion about behavior

        • Student subject to 3 day suspension from virtual meetings

          • Student assigned paper and pencil packets to complete


The staff of Neil Armstrong and Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School misses our students greatly and hope to be back in school soon.  Until then, we will continue to work hard to provide our students with lessons that both support and challenge them in this virtual/distance learning environment.  Considering the circumstances and unknown of what to expect in this virtual instruction world, we will constantly evaluate, reflect and make any necessary changes to support our school communities.  


Sincerely,

Mr. Ed Dayton Mr. Kevin Boles Principal, 

Neil Armstrong Middle School Principal, Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School



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