5th grade Recognition Video
Hello parents and teachers! I know things have not been easy with being out of school, and this should be about the time of year when you have made some preparations for your child’s next steps in education. Traditionally, Bayview Elementary does a promotion ceremony to honor the 5th grade class and recognize their achievements. We don’t want this year to be any different. So, to honor them this year, I would like to make a recognition and celebration video for them. Here’s what I need from you:
Where they will be going to school next year (if known)
If you have any other pictures of class field trips, label those with year and location. Example: 4th grade field trip to Jacksonville Zoo
Here is the BEST way to submit a picture:
If taking a picture with your phone, take the photo, screenshot the photo, and edit it so that there are no background edges showing up. If you take the photo from your phone, should be no issues. If you have any questions or concerns, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the best communication method.
Let’s Celebrate Your Child!!
School Counselor, BES
Report cards will be available on Tuesday, April 21st. Please refer to Dojo for how to access them.
Please be advised that due to the COVID019 pandemic, our office hours have changed at the school. Phones can be answered between 10:30-1:30 PM. If you call outside these hours, please leave a message, and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
"Grab and Go" Lunch- 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Good afternoon! Please excuse the late post, but we will be having a Title I meeting via GoToMeeting tonight at 6 PM.
This meeting is to begin to develop the Parent and Family Engagement Plan (FPEP) for the 2020-21 school year. We will discuss the workshops and events from this year as well as barriers, communication, the Parent-School Compact, and the FPEP budget.
You can join the meeting from your computer, table, or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/782479165
For those who cannot join the meeting, you can still participate by completing the survey:
Good evening Bayview Elementary School families,
This is Principal Metz. Thank you all for your understanding and patience as we begin the transition to home-based learning. I know there are many questions right now, and we’ll do our best over the next few days to answer each of them.
First, I want to give you five ways to best prepare you for school next week.
Number one, please know that this is a brand new experience for everyone. We are exploring new territory together. Next week will be like our very first day of school all over again, and patience and flexibility will be our highest values as we get used to new routines.
Number two, you should begin your new routine next Monday by going to the new Duval Homeroom web site. This new website will be up by Sunday evening, and as soon as it is available, I’ll let you know. Once that website is up, you will find everything you need to become oriented to this new home-based program. If you don’t have technology to access the web, make sure you have filled out the technology availability survey or call 904-348-5200 to register your needs.
Number three, we are here to assist you. Our virtual school hours, beginning Monday, will be 8:00 AM - 3:20 PM. Again, our virtual school hours are 8:00 AM - 3:20 PM. Teachers will be available during select times during the day to answer questions and assist students, and our School Counselors and Administrators will also be available digitally to assist any way we can online and over the phone. I want to emphasize that while we are available digitally, we ask that you please do not come to the school for any reason because we need to keep our work environment safe for all. Call us and email us, and if we are not immediately available, we will get back to you as soon as possible
Number four, please know that many of the online platforms your children will be using are ones that they are already familiar with. This is because they’ve used them in class all year. They will primarily use an online app called Microsoft Teams to interact virtually with teachers and with each other. Directions on how to get to Teams will be provided in the new Duval HomeRoom website very soon.
Finally, number five. The buses will begin running on Monday to deliver learning packets to students who need them. These packets will also be available on line once we launch the Duval Homeroom website, and they will be available here at the school. The schedule and locations for delivery will be posted on the Homeroom website this weekend. If you can get the resources on line, great. If not, visit us at the school during grab and go lunch time or visit one of the bus stops to receive your resources.
I’m excited about walking into this new era of learning with our teachers, our students and our families. Thanks for your continued support and I will continue to call and email you as we have information to help guide you in this season. Thanks and have a great evening.