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Principal's Message, April 10, 2020
Principal's Message, April 10, 2020
Michelle Stephens, Principal
Friday, April 10, 2020

Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Families and Community,

We are working hard to adjust to the latest order to keep our school campus closed through the end of this school year. Now, more than ever we need to work together to plan, communicate, and discover what distance learning elements will work best to engage and educate our students.

We need your input to help us build a sustainable distance learning program that promotes the growth of our students at home. A close partnership with parents is essential for this new learning model to be successful. 

Please take a moment to fill out the Distance Learning Preference for Your Family Survey. Your feedback is critical to help us hone our program to meet your child’s individual needs. Thank you for your support!

UPDATES AND SCHOOL NEWS

Update on Internet Access for All Students - Coming Next Week!

John Carroll (Superintendent), Catherine Hawes (Chief Business Officer), and Mark Tong, (Information Technology Specialist), have been diligently working to get all BSUSD students internet access at home. We just received the Hotspot devices for families that requested internet access and are in the process of activating them now. We will be contacting families early next week to get them set up. 

Parent Group Zoom Meeting, Friday, April 17th @ 4:00-5:00 PM

I hope you are able to join me on Friday, April 17th for our next Parent Group Zoom Meeting! I will be checking in with parents to give school updates and gather parent input. I will be hosting Parent Zoom Chats every other Friday. I am also happy to meet with parents individually by phone or zoom each Friday. Please email me what time works best for you.

List of Online Resources to Help Support Distance Learning from A~Z!

Please use this link to access online resources that have been hand-picked by educators to enhance learning at home: List of Online Resources to Help Support Distance Learning from A~Z! I have tried to put them all in one place to make it easier for parents/students to access. I will continue to update the list with new additions and remove links that no longer work. Please let me know if you have recommendations or if any of the links are faulty.

BSUSD Is Here for You During School Closure

Please call or TEXT 415-450-7324 or email Kara Perras at karap@bolinas-stinson.org

Even during the school closure, we are here for you! All our employees - teachers, paraeducators, support staff, specialists, counselors, business, office, and admin are working hard to provide continuous support for our kids. We will continue to check messages/emails and be responsive to your needs. 

Due to the shelter in place order, If you need to pick up a device for your child(ren), please reach out to their teacher to set up a pick-up day/time in advance. We ask that parents not enter the office space for health reasons. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

Free Daily School Lunches Available for Any Child 18 and Under Will Continue

Please call or TEXT 415-450-7324 or email Kara Perras at karap@bolinas-stinson.org

I am so happy that many families are using this valuable service. We will continue to provide free lunches for pick-up Monday-Friday, during the spring break. Please let us know if you would like to pick up a school lunch for your child(ren) who are 18 and under, during the duration stay-in-place order/school closure. Tato and Suki have been working hard to provide free tasty lunches consisting of: a sandwich, fruit, vegetable, snack, and milk or juice. 

Please call or TEXT 415-450-7324 or email Kara Perras at karap@bolinas-stinson.org with the number of lunches you will need for your children and we will have it ready for you to pick up the following day. We know that every little bit helps, and are happy to be able to do this for any family with children 18 and under.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I miss seeing the kids and enjoy hearing from you! 

 

Michelle Stephens

Bolinas-Stinson School Principal

mstephens@bolinas-stinson.org

415-868-1603