A Message from Jim Levering, Elementary Montessori Building Administrator

Our number one priority is to help your family feel empowered and comfortable in the online environment.  You can expect more communication from us soon regarding training.  To that end, we have created an easy-to-follow system that will get you up and running simply by watching short training modules, and follow-up activities to mimic the skills you'll need. 
Monday, August 24th is the official start date.  If you would like to preview the training site, please visit: https://sites.google.com/brpsk12.org/br-remote-montessori/remote-montessori.  
All along the way, classroom teachers and BR support will be there to support you.
Teachers are excited to meet their students!  If you would like to find out who your child’s teacher is this school year, you will need to access our student information management system, Infinite Campus.  Information on Infinite Campus can be found at:
This resource link is full of helpful information regarding ways to actively monitor your student’s schedule, progress reports, lunch account, and more. Parents/Legal Guardians will need to fill out the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Consent Form before they can access the system. The form is here:
IMPORTANT: When you are in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, you will need to click on the drop-down menu on the left-hand side and click on DOCUMENTS.  There, you will see a link called, ‘Student Schedule’. Click this to see your child’s classroom teacher.  
The classroom rosters will be emailed to you by your child’s teacher tomorrow so that your child can see who else in his or her class.  
Also, you can expect your child to attend class meetings as part of a small group beginning the first week. Students will also be offered the opportunity to meet with their teacher one on one to reconnect after such a long absence from school.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP SCHOOL MATERIALS?  More information will be sent out separately this week. Kindergarten will be receiving details tomorrow for a separate pickup time.
There will be two pick-up times for families to get the necessary technology and classroom assessments. 
THIS Friday, August 21st 
A-N  12:00pm-1:00pm
O-Z  1:00pm-2:00pm
A separate time will be scheduled in the near future to drop off assessments and pick up a Take Home bin, complete with more materials your child will need for remote learning- no need to rush out to buy your own pencils, notebooks, etc.
While being in-person with your children is something we will very much miss, we are grateful that your child and family will be safe at home. We are looking forward to the opportunity to share our Remote Montessori classrooms with you! 

Jim Levering and the Black River Teachers

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