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BMCHSD Continuity of Learning

In the event of an extended school closure, we will continue to move our educational process forward through our our learning management system, Google Classroom along with synchronous/asynchronous instructional technology platforms.

 

For Parents and Students: 

 

District Communications:  

COVID and Continuity of Learning Updates

 

BMCHSD's Comprehensive Plan for Reopening Schools 

 

Communication and Remote Learning Tools:

Google Classroom will be used as the primary learning management system.  Infinite Campus will be used as our student management system for attendance, grading, report cards, student/parent portal access, etc.  BMCHSD has partnered with Class Link, a single sign-on platform which provides students and staff quick access to various instructional tools and resources (Nearpod, Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, etc.)   

 

Online Learning:

BMCHSD is committed to providing a safe and orderly online school environment where students will receive instruction and services without disruption. There is an expectation that all participants in the online learning environment will exhibit the same respectful behavior online as they do while in-person to allow learning to take place in a productive manner.  Students are responsible for checking all of their courses on Google Classroom on the days they are working from home.  Students are also expected to reach out to teachers with any questions or issues, including those that involve the use of, and access, to technology.   In addition to the BMCHSD Computer Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy, the Internet Safety Policy, the Bring Your Own Device Policy, and the Code of Conduct, the guidelines below have been established.

The following guidelines have been established to achieve a meaningful and engaging online learning experience for all learners.

Online Class Etiquette:

For Students

• The privacy and confidentiality of all participants is important.  Taking photos, screenshots and/or video is prohibited during the online class, as is posting any portions of the class to social media.

• Please arrive online at the scheduled time, and follow all provided links or passwords to your online class session.

• Find a quiet place, free from distraction (siblings, pets, televisions).

• Maintain respect in both speaking, writing, and appearance.

• Stay on mute. Only unmute if you have a question or something relevant to contribute, and raise your hand or signal to your teacher prior to unmuting.

• When utilizing the chat box, please be considerate, polite, and utilize proper spelling and grammar.

• Keep the video on and maintain eye contact to promote focus.

• Refrain from chewing gum, eating, or drinking in front of the camera.

 For Parents/Guardians:

• The privacy and confidentiality of all participants is important.  Taking photos, screenshots and/or video is prohibited during the online class, as is posting any portions of the class to social media.

• Please remember that online classes are for students; please refrain from interrupting the learning.

• Any interaction with the teacher and parent should occur through email outside the classroom period.

 

Classlink for Students - Single Sign-On Platform

 

Parent/Student Tutorials

 

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students

 

Zoom for Parents

 

Video/Web Conferencing Tools:

*Google Meet will be used as the primary video conference and synchronous learning tool. 

Google Meet Training Video

Best Practices for Google Meet

Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Virtual Classroom

 

Technical Support:

Our goal is to continue providing the best possible technical support during this time.   You can continue to reach out to building Tech Support teams through email and online platforms.   

 

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal Technical Support:

For IC Portal technical assistance, Parents and Students may email [email protected]    

The BMCHSD Infinite Campus Portal Page contains information for Parent and Students:

http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/parentsstudents/infinite_campus_parent_portal

 

Student Connectivity Options:

 

  • Free WiFi Access Hot Spots:

Families can go here to find nearby spots: 

https://www.optimum.net/internet/hotspots/

 

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