Brunswick Area School News 4-12-21

BMS PTO – Help Wanted!

There are 2 PTO Board Opportunities needed for 2021/2022 school-year. We are in need of a Treasurer and a Secretary. If you are interested, please send an email of interest and the position of interest to brunswickmspto@gmail.co

 SECRETARY WANTED

Be honest-you’re the one in your friend group who filled out every page in your child’s baby book…at the right time, no less. If you’re the kind of person who documents everything, from your toddler’s first steps to how far you jogged yesterday, we have the perfect role for you. You’ll get to put your stellar recordkeeping skills and attention to detail to good use as our parent group secretary. You must have good listening and computer skills-and extra credit if you can follow what’s on TV and play Candy Crush at the same time.

TREASURER WANTED

We have big plans to raise money and fund important projects for our school, and we need someone who likes to count every penny to help us do it. If you secretly love to categorize expenses and create color-coded pie charts, you have what it takes to be our parent group treasurer. Bonus points if your spouse teases you about how often you log in to the personal finance app on your smartphone.

BMS PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a group of parents, teachers, staff and Administrators with the common goal of providing a bridge between the school and Brunswick , Jefferson and Point of Rock communities, as well as the initiation of school improvement efforts.

The PTO is also responsible for planning school fundraisers, dances and school-wide events. The PTO usually meets monthly in BMS Library or virtually to discuss relevant topics, goals, and the appropriation of funds. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Each year, PTO provides funding for field trips, classroom supplies, extra-curricular programs, dances and clubs, literacy resources, curriculum enhancements, school site beautification, 8th Grade Formal Celebration and much more. This would not be possible without the contributions of our parents and support of all of our communities.

Donations can always be made in the main entrance office, and are accepted anytime throughout the school-year. Monetary donations are also appreciated, and will be used to purchase additional goods for the dance or benevolent pantry. Please visit our website to register for PTO updates and more information about this wonderful cause

Website:

http://brunswickms.my-pto.org/

 Donations:

 http://brunswickms.my-pto.org/content.asp?PageID=15

Join PTO – Membership:

http://brunswickms.my-pto.org/content.asp?PageID=15


ATTENTION BHS STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DUAL ENROLLMENT NEXT YEAR (2021-2022)

If you plan on taking a FCC Dual Enrollment course next school year – High School Based or Open Campus –
now is the time to APPLY TO FCC at www.frederick.edu/apply.

After applying, you will receive your FCC ID number and email address via USPS mail and/or email from the FCC Admissions Office.
There is no application fee or commitment when applying.

Please reach out to the FCC Dual Enrollment Office at DualEnrollment@frederick.edu with any questions!


Frederick County Virtual School Open for Summer Course Enrollment

Parents of current 8th grade students: The Virtual School is now open for summer course enrollment for high school courses.  Don’t wait to register- classes fill up fast!

FCPS Frederick County Virtual School (FCVS)
provides online courses for high school credit during the summer

Virtual School Summer Session (VSS)

VSS is a five week program designed for independent and self-motivated learners.

Students enroll in an online course and attend weekly Google Meets with their teacher.

Students will need to commit to 15-20 hours/week of independent work.

Students will need reliable and consistent access to a device and high-speed internet.

Students must be enrolled with FCPS and entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2021.

Click (https://education.fcps.org/fcvs/suprograms)  for registration information. To access the correct registration packet:

See “High School Students” or “8th Grade Students” (based on your current level) to access the correct pre-registration packet.

Deadline to pre-register: completed forms must be turned in to your school counselor by 3:00 pm on Thursday, June 17. Do not delay! Enrollment is limited.


B Award Application for 2020-2021 Available for Seniors Only

Any seniors interested in applying for a B Award can find a fillable B Award application on the BHS website.  The application and any other applicable paperwork must be submitted to Mrs. Renn (rhonda.renn@fcps.org) or dropped off to the Counseling Office by Monday, May 10, 2021.

Underclassmen may access the application starting May 14, 2021 and returning it no later than Friday, June 11, 2021.


BMS ELO Resumes This Week!

What is ELO again?

In order to support students and families, Brunswick Middle School will be providing virtual ELO sessions during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 pm.

These sessions will be made available by our staff for all students to ask assignment questions and receive support.

How can I access?

A Google Meet link is posted in each teacher’s Resource folder in Schoology for students to access. Students must use their FCPS accounts to access ELO.


Changes to Bus Routes Start Tomorrow (Tuesday)

With the fourth term beginning on Tuesday, April 13, we wanted to remind the Frederick County Public Schools community that many bus routes must change now that more families are choosing in-person learning. This may affect the bus stop arrival schedule for students using FCPS transportation. Please check FCPS.org for possible changes to bus routes.


Superintendent’s Update Edition 18

Let’s keep moving forward

It was my honor to visit Frederick High on Thursday and visit with students who are just a few weeks away from graduating as part of the Class of 2021. Each year I visit with seniors at each high school to hear feedback on their experiences as an FCPS student. It was wonderful to know that these seniors will be able to experience in-person ceremonies in their high school stadiums.

That’s progress.

We have come so far, and we have so many reasons to be optimistic. As of Tuesday, 61 percent of FCPS students were utilizing in-person learning. That percentage will increase when the fourth term begins on Tuesday as we welcome more students back into buildings.

Thanks to the determined efforts of our staff, families who prefer remote learning for students are able to access that option as well. COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to anyone ages 16 and older who want them.

We all want to keep pushing forward. We all want our lives to return to normal. And while our progress as a community should be celebrated, we must take great care to ensure we don’t have to take a step back. We have now been grappling with this pandemic for more than a year, and it’s still very much with us.

Please keep following all health protocols. Adhering to the health and safety protocols recommended by the Frederick County Health Department, the Maryland Department of Health, and the CDC have led to a successful implementation of the hybrid learning model.

Let’s continue to work together to minimize the risk of spreading COVID in our schools and community.

In the meantime, we will keep doing our part to instruct students wherever they are learning and keep you updated on the latest. This newsletter will continue weekly through the rest of the school year as a resource for our entire community.

Let’s stay safe and keep moving forward.


April Textbook Review

FCPS displays proposed textbooks and materials monthly at a Frederick County public library for public review, in accordance with Regulation 500-38, “Selection and Approval of Textbooks.” Board of Education Reaction Forms are provided at the display.

FCPS posts the list of textbooks for review at http://www.fcps.org/academics/textbooks-for-review. Textbooks are on digital display only from Monday, April 12 – Monday, April 19.  


Parent Preference Survey, 2021-22 SY / Encuesta de Preferencia de Padres, 2021-22 SY

English: FCPS is planning for all students to return to school in-person five days per week in the next school year, 2021-2022. An all-virtual option will be offered as well. All planning will be in accordance with recommended health and safety guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local health departments. We need to hear from you about your preference for your child’s learning model in the next school year. By filling out the survey, you are not committing your child to a particular learning model at this time. This information is critical for planning purposes only.

Please complete the survey for each child you have enrolled in an FCPS school: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentPref2122  The survey closes on April 16.

Spanish: FCPS tiene previsto que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela en persona cinco días a la semana durante el próximo año escolar, 2021-2022. También se ofrecerá una opción totalmente virtual. Toda la planificación se realizará de acuerdo con las pautas de salud y seguridad recomendadas por los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), así como por los departamentos de salud estatales y locales. Necesitamos saber su preferencia por el modelo de aprendizaje de su hijo en el próximo año escolar. Al completar la encuesta, no compromete a su hijo con un modelo de aprendizaje en particular en este momento. Esta información es fundamental solo para fines de planificación.

Complete la encuesta para cada niño que tenga inscrito en una escuela de FCPS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentPref2122  La encuesta se cierra el 16 de abril.


Please enjoy the newest FCPS In a Minute video: https://youtu.be/1-9BpnzJFK8

This is National Assistant Principals Week – please thank all those who work for FCPS!

Congrats go out to the winners of the FCPS National History Day competition who now complete at the statewide level.

And kudos to a sixth-grader at Middletown Middle, whose art work is on display at a special Maryland spring exhibit.

Know someone who would enjoy FCPS video links to In a Minute? FindOutFirst sends them to subscribers selecting the FCPS Television, YouTube Videos news group at http://www.fcps.org/fof


Meeting Details Posted Online – BOE

Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
2:00 PM, Regular Meeting, Board Room
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD

The April 14th Board meeting will be open for up to 10 people to provide in-person public comment.  Should you wish to attend, please send an email that includes your full name to: FCPSBoEmtg@fcps.org prior to the day of the Board meeting.  Ten people will be allowed to provide in-person comment for up to three minutes each; five minutes if you are speaking on behalf of an organization.

Upon receipt, you will be sent a response indicating that either (1) you fall within the 10-person guideline and are invited to attend with procedural instructions or (2) we have met the allowable attendance.

Emailed comments are always accepted and welcome for those who are not able to share their public comment in person. Emailed public comments are posted to BoardDocs within 24 hours of the meeting.

Board of Education Public Hearing
Decision to Close Sabillasville Elementary School
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

6:00 PM, Board Room
191 South East Street
Frederick, MD

The April 14th Public Hearing, Decision to Close Sabillasville Elementary School, will be open for those who desire to give public comment.  From 6:00-8:00 PM, individuals will be provided three minutes each; five minutes if speaking on behalf of an organization.  Individuals will access the Board room entrance on the East Street side of the building. To accommodate social distancing requirements, one speaker at a time will be allowed to enter the Board room.  Speakers will be asked to exit the Board room after providing comment.  Please remember that masks must be worn in the building and while speaking.

The Board has also set up a designated email address for those who wish to submit written comment about the topic of closing Sabillasville Elementary.  Such comment may be sent to: SESfeedback@fcps.org and will be accepted up through April 16th at 5:00 PM.  Individuals who would prefer to send video comments can also email them to SESfeedback@fcps.org by April 12th at 5:00 PM.

The Board will consider all feedback from both oral and written testimony and render a final decision on the question of closing Sabillasville Elementary at their meeting on April 21, 2021, at 3:00 PM.

Policy Committee
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

10:00 AM, Board Room
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD

The April 14th Policy Committee meeting will be open for up to five people to provide in-person public comment.  Should you wish to attend, please send an email that includes your full name to: policy.committee@fcps.org prior to the day of the committee meeting.  Five people will be allowed to provide in-person comment for up to three minutes each; five minutes if you are speaking on behalf of an organization.

Upon receipt, you will be sent a response indicating that either (1) you fall within the 5-person guideline and are invited to attend with procedural instructions or (2) we have met the allowable attendance.

Emailed comments are always accepted and welcome for those who are not able to share their public comment in person. Emailed public comments are posted to BoardDocs within 24 hours of the meeting.

Curriculum & Instruction Committee
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
10:00 AM, Teleconference

The April 14th Curriculum & Instruction Committee meeting will take place via teleconference.  Should anyone wish to provide public comment, please send an email that includes your full name to: FCPSCurriculumMtg@fcps.org prior to the start of the meeting.

Frederick County Career and Technology Advisory Council
Friday, April 16, 2021
8:30 AM, Teleconference

For information about the above-listed meeting(s), please see the Board of Education/Agendas and Minutes section at www.fcps.org or use this direct link:

https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/fcps/Board.nsf/Public

There you will also find minutes from previous meetings and other general information about the Board of Education of Frederick County.

Please feel free to email kathryn.fostik@fcps.org if you need help accessing this information.

Jim Castle
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