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NO ZOOM SESSIONS ON APRIL 15th and 16th in preparation for students return to campus on April 19th.  There will be Asynchronous instruction on these days.

FAQ for the Hybrid Opening on the 19th  HERE.
 
A brief FAQ for students:  10 Essentials for Bulldog Students.

A quick tour of BTM by Mr. Morrison is HERE.  Our Counselors are working on an upgrade to this.  Our Journalism Students did an outstanding job of editing and creating a finished product for you all.  

If you missed the Webinar for Families New to BTM, a recording of it is HERE.  
The slideshow from the night is HERE.


3/13/21

We have two announcements and then a message about how things will work on Monday the 19th.


  1. A note from our PE/Health Teachers:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As part of our ongoing efforts to foster a school climate of respect, and as part of our middle school health curriculum, we will begin a unit on Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) and HIV/AIDS Prevention Educator (KNOW) on May 10, 2021.  We want to let you know about the unit in advance. 

 

Some of you previewed these materials at the virtual open house this fall.  If not, you’re welcome to contact the district and preview them now. Please contact Patty Schultz at the Edmonds School District office at 425-431-7147 or by email at schultzp@edmonds.wednet.edu. 

We want to encourage you to discuss the issue at home too.  Your child may bring home “family homework exercises” to do with an adult in the family (however he or she defines “family”). These assignments are strictly optional.  They are also confidential; students will NOT be asked to report back what you have discussed.  The purpose of these assignments is simply to give you a chance to communicate with one another. If more than one adult in the family wants to participate in these exercises, that’s great.  You may want to take turns, so the student gets special time with each adult. Please note, these optional family homework activities are separate from the required assessment assignments students will complete.  

Please do not hesitate to contact your students’ PE/Health Teacher with any questions.

 

  1. Just a reminder that this Thursday and Friday, the 15th and 16th will be totally Asynchronous and teachers will not be available for Study Club so that they can prepare for students’ return to the building on Monday the 19th.



Hello BTM Families,

I have prepared below, a little guide through the school day for students staying home and for students who plan to come to the building.  I hope this will help.  I am also currently setting up 3 separate meetings for students and families.  All will be on Thursday.  One will be for 7th graders, one for 8th graders and one for family members.   I have not been able to commit to times for the student sessions on Thursday due to meetings I need to attend that are still being planned, but I will do this as soon as I can and send times and links to students and families.  I am hoping to do these Thursday Morning.  I have a family Webinar set for Thursday at 6:30 PM.  The link to the Family Webinar is here.  For all of the meetings, I will show a video created by our counselors, present a slide or two, and will then provide opportunities for Questions and Answers.  

Thank you all for your patience as we have been figuring these things out.

In Partnership,

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu


Students staying home will have the same classes and same teachers in the same order, but the times will be different.  Teachers will guide both students who are in-person and students who are remote at the same time.  There may be times when students at home will work asynchronously during the period.  Here is the new Stage 4 schedule.



Daily procedures for Students coming to the building:


Information about BUSSES may not reach you until Friday.  Our district has been opening schools for the last month.  Middle and High Schools are the last to open.  Our system is maxed out at this point.


Masks must be worn at all times.


Students will check-in at one of 3 Check-In Stations.  Two stations will be located at the front of the school near the bus drop-off.  One will be located near the family drop-off by the gym.  


PLEASE BE SURE YOUR STUDENT IS COMING ON THE CORRECT DAY!!  We have very little capacity to accommodate students who are on site on a wrong day.


Cohort A joins us Monday and Thursday.

Cohort B joins us Tuesday and Friday.

All students work Asynchronously on Wednesday. 


Students MUST have an attestation filled out before entering the building.  Middle School families may choose to allow their students to complete the attestation form on an alternate device.  This is arranged through the application.


After students check-in (attestation is confirmed) students will be given a sticker to place on their person so that staff can see that the student has been cleared to enter the building and proceed to their first-period class.


Students who come to school in person will be given a hard copy of their schedule with a map during 1st period.


During the first week of school, we will have Leadership and Dog Squad students assisting in the hallways, along with our staff.  There will be more than enough help for students.


At the beginning and end of classes, students will be asked to wipe down their stations with materials approved by the Health District.


Starting Monday our Advisory teachers will change to second period and students simply stay in second period for announcements and other Advisory activities.


Lunch is attached to 4th period (see the list here). 


Students may eat in the cafeteria or outside.  The cafeteria is arranged so that students will be able to follow the Health District Guidelines.  We are providing some covered areas outside where students can eat.  We have a huge SPORT COURT where students will be expected to follow the same safety guidelines as they do for PE.  This area is supervised by the amazing Mr. Jones who is very helpful and ensures students follow the guidelines.  Please Dress Warmly!!!!!!


The lunchroom is cleaned according to safety guidelines between lunches.  


We will not be using lockers.


Students may bring backpacks.


Students will not be changing for PE.  (Good thing we’re wearing Masks!!)


Restrooms have been adjusted to meet health standards and capacities have been adjusted and we will be monitoring earnestly.



Here is a pdf. link to the flow map of the school.

Here is the most up to date schedule (note that Zero Period has been corrected to start at 7:20)


Family Webinar information below:


When: Apr 15, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Brier Terrace Middle


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/86036948919?pwd=b3RManpIVytDNm51a2tvenoxWVlSQT09

Passcode: 994680

Or One tap mobile :

    US: +12532158782,,86036948919#,,,,*994680#  or +16699006833,,86036948919#,,,,*994680#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 860 3694 8919

Passcode: 994680

    International numbers available: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/u/kbwfEbr0xZ




3/26/21


Hello BTM Families,

We are looking forward to serving our families and STUDENTS as we implement our Stage 4 in-person learning plans.  We are prepping our classrooms and our whole building to be ready for students who choose to join us in person.  We are equipping classrooms with the technology needed to serve students no matter their location during class time.  We are still buttoning down some details about how we enter the building and other procedures.  We will share this information with you as soon as we get everything settled.  I have included some of the information the district has provided below.  The Edmonds School District Website is an outstanding resource with information you may find helpful.  You can find it here.  


Six Period Day

BTM will continue with the 6 period day model in order to maintain continuity for the rest of the year.  This also allows teachers to see their students more often.  Our teachers love to see their students every day they can.  A more detailed schedule and more specific information is forthcoming.


Drive-Up Day!! Wednesday, March 31st, from 11 am until 5 pm

Come SEE and say, “HI!” to your teachers as you drive through the school parking lot! Teachers will be out front in school colors. There will be "BULLDOGGIE BAGS" for students with treats supplied by our PTSA. There will also be an opportunity to donate to our Hero Squad Fundraiser which is supporting kids with leukemia and lymphoma. We ask that everyone stay in their cars as you visit.  Hope to see you there! (And a BIG Thank You to Mr. Dalton for coordinating this!)


SPRING BREAK HALF DAY!!

As you probably know, our virtual Half Way Half Day was such a success we will be hosting another day just like it THIS FRIDAY.  Most students have signed up for their activities, but if your Bulldog has not, have them check their school email account for Mr. Treadway’s email. 



From a previous ESD Communication:

Stage 4 (7th-12th grade)

A/B/C hybrid model for in-person and fully remote students

  • For Stage 4, 7th-12th grade teachers will teach hybrid in-person students and remote/fully remote students concurrently via Zoom by operating on an A/B/C hybrid model. In this model, students who choose in-person attend class on campus two days each week. Students who choose to remain fully remote, as well as the hybrid in-person students on their remote days, will all Zoom into their classes.

 

What days will my student attend in-person classes?

  • Group A (last name begins with A through Le)

    • In-person Mondays/Thursdays

  • Group B (last name begins with Lea through Z)

    • In-person Tuesdays/Fridays 

  • Group C

    • Fully remote students

  • Wednesdays

    • All students will remain remote on Wednesdays with independent learning. 

(From Mr. Morrison:  Because of the complexity of scheduling students to be on the same days as their families, and being sure classes are balanced for safety, we are not able to change student groups.  This is a district-wide practice.  Thank you for understanding)

Why did the district decide on this model for secondary students?

This hybrid model avoids reshuffling student and staff schedules. Buildings will continue with their current master schedule, and for the most part students will keep their current teachers. There is a possibility that some individual student schedules need to change due to cohort imbalance or class size. Teachers who have requested a remote assignment for medical reasons, will continue to teach remotely with the in-person students supervised by building staff.

 

Timeline for Stage 4

  • Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16:

    • All Stage 4 students will have independent learning assignments (asynchronous) to allow time for teachers to set up their classrooms and prepare for the transition.  

  • Monday, April 19:

    • A/B/C hybrid/fully remote model begins for all 7th-12th grade students

  • Bell times:

    • 7th-8th grade: 8:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

    • 9th-12th grade: 7:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.


3/19/21

 

Hello BTM Families,

I have just a couple of quick BTM only announcements to share with you.  Keep an eye out for communications from the district next week.

Thank you!

 

YEARBOOK UPDATE

Yearbooks are available for purchase from March 15-April 2! We will have another purchasing window after spring break. 

 

Check out our new yearbook page to see a sneak peek inside the yearbook.

 

We still need student portraits! Please make sure one has been submitted through this link, an outside company, OR by getting one taken at our drive-through... Sign up for your appointment here.  If we do not receive one by April 2nd, we will be using last year's school pictures in Skyward. 

 

WEDNESDAY, 3/24, PICK UP DROP OFF TIME CHANGE

This Wednesday, the 24th, our Pick Up Drop Off window will be open from 8 am to 3 pm.

We will continue the regular Wednesday hours of 10 am to 6 pm on the 31st.

 

 

3/16/21

Hello Bulldog Families,

 

First of all, we are really looking forward to seeing our students back on campus, however that may look.  Please know that I do not know any of the specifics of what this will look like since this is being planned as this is being sent.  We are making preliminary adjustments to the building and making plans for mitigating risk for when we have students and staff back on campus.  We are thinking about as many possibilities as we can so that we can be as ready as possible for when we have more details.  Please look for the emails from the district which explain what families need to do before we come back.  If you have troubles with this process, please feel free to call the school and we will help guide you.

 

In Partnership, 

 

Scott

 

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu

 

425.431.7834

 



Registration Information from our Counselors


Registration Update:


At this time, all 8th graders should have completed their high school registration. If it is not yet completed, please do that today. High school registration is done through Skyward, and instructions are posted on the 8th Grade Canvas page and on the BTMS website (under Counseling --> Registration Information). 



Current 7th graders are beginning registration for 8th grade this week.  Videos on elective choices and how to register are being shown in Social Studies classes Monday and Tuesday, then registration will open this Wednesday, March 17. All information about how to register will be posted on the 7th Grade Canvas page on Wednesday and will be available on the BTMS website later this week (under Counseling --> Registration Information). Students will register for classes online through a Google Form; the form can only be accessed when logged into the student's Edmonds School District account.



Please contact your student's counselor if you have questions!


Ms. Clark - Last Names A-Le       clarks884@edmonds.wednet.edu 


Ms. Harris - Last Names Lea- Z    harrisa295@edmonds.wednet.edu 



Previous Announcements:



Drive Through School Pictures Sign Up!


If you were not able to submit a photo for the yearbook, it isn’t too late.  We have another possibility...we will have an outdoor, drive-through, yearbook picture process on the 24th (and 25th if needed).  Our photographer has done this several times (just recently at MTHS) and it worked quite smoothly.  Hope for good weather.  We will have tents just in case.  Families will drive up, drop off, and pick back up.  The time out of the car should take about a minute.  Sign up for your appointment here. There will be more information to come.



Dorian Picture Information Flyer



Another Yearbook Purchase Opportunity Coming Soon


Yearbooks are $35 and will arrive in early June. There will be another window of opportunity to purchase a yearbook opening soon and will provide information about how to do this as soon as possible.



College Bound Night!  

Please download the attached Flyer HERE for our College Bound Information Night hosted by the AMAZING Karla Rios, our College and Career Readiness Specialist. This even will be happening Wednesday, March 30th from 6-7 PM.  A zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event to all families.



Edmonds Tech Orientation (links are embedded)

The Libraries and Instructional Department and Technology Department are pleased to offer video training and a hands-on Canvas course for families new to the Edmonds School District as well as other families that may want an overview of our online instructional tools. The links to the orientation video, Canvas course, and other helpful materials can be found on the ESD Learning Resources website or the Canvas Family Resources website.

The Canvas course was created to help new students navigate access to their first day of school online and will cover topics such as Gmail, Google Drive, Chromebook basics, Canvas/Clever (for Seesaw), Skyward, Edmonds Bookmarks, and Zoom. We are excited to share this with them and others who could benefit from it. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAAA62BA2F9C43-brier




3/2/21

BTM YEARBOOK PICTURES!!  March 24th and 25th.

Hi all.  Save the dates!!  We will have an outdoor, drive-through, Yearbook Picture Process on the 24th and 25th.  We will have opportunities to sign-up for appointments soon.  Our photographer has done this several times (just recently at MTHS) and it worked quite smoothly.  Hope for good weather.  We will have tents just in case.  Families will drive up, drop off, the time out of the car should take about a minute.  There will be more information to come.
WOOHOO!! THANKS!!


3/1/21

Hello BTM Families,

I’m sure you have heard that we will not be coming back to the building this year in the typical way.  As easy as this might seem to do, and as much as we would like to, our district leadership and teachers have determined that the amount of disruption would make doing so prohibitive.  The disruption would be considerable due to offering an A/B Hybrid model as well as a fully remote option which would impact which teachers would teach which classes (on-site or remote) and which students would attend or not.  We DO have some opportunities for our students to return to buildings in other ways. We will have more about this after we get more details worked out.  We will have more information next week as we begin to solidify plans.  The planned return time for these Academic and Social and Emotional Learning activities will be later in the month.  Thank you all for your continued support of your children as we work to create lower-risk opportunities during the pandemic.

In Partnership,

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Announcements as of 3/1/21:


Current 6th graders Registration will sometime next week in their 6th-grade classes.

A webinar for families new to BTMS will be Thursday, March 11th from 6:30-7:15.  The link is here and in the calendar on our website.

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/85221830586?pwd=SkR5TS9RZlVEOWkwa1ZJS0dudFNHZz09


Current 7th graders Registration will be happening the week of the 15th.

There will be links to materials in Grade Level Canvas Pages.  Counselors will share more information as well, soon.


Current 8th graders Registration info from High Schools:


Lynnwood High School’s webinar was last week.  Contact their counseling department for questions:

LHS Counseling Website is here.

LHS Counseling Office Phone is - 425.431.7530



Edmonds-Woodway High School:

March 3, 2021 6:30 PM 

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/87196598920?pwd=TWZab1cyNEFLWUQ2aU9MQllVdjBlZz09

Passcode: 231290

 

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,87196598920#,,,,*231290#  or +13462487799,,87196598920#,,,,*231290#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 871 9659 8920

Passcode: 231290

 

Meadowdale High School:

Flyer for Family Night for Registration here.

Comprehensive link to Registration Materials and information here.

 

Mountlake Terrace High School:

 

When: Mar 11, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Topic: MTHS 8th grade parent night

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/84690413517?pwd=MFpqWm02VEJ2NllRZFA4NEgwSFdhQT09

 

Passcode: 461750

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,84690413517#,,,,*461750#  or +16699006833,,84690413517#,,,,*461750#

Or Telephone: 

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 846 9041 3517

Passcode: 461750



2/19/21

Hello Bulldog Families,

I know it might seem crazy, but February is when we start thinking about Registration for next year.  Our Counselors will be teaming with High Schools to support current 8th-grade registration for HIGH SCHOOL, and our counselors will be working with 7th graders to show them how to register ONLINE for next year.  We will also be working with Elementaries on Registering current 6th graders for next year.  Information from Mountlake Terrace High and Edmonds Woodway is below.  There will also be information from other schools as counselors work with students.  Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions as we move through the process.  If you can believe it, we are starting this a little later than usual this year due to making adjustments for the pandemic.  We will be hosting a Webinar for families NEW TO BTM on the 11th of March.  If you are receiving this, you probably are NOT new to BTM, but I wanted to get the info. out there to share.  This is also when MTHS is hosting a similar Webinar.  We will record ours and post the link on the website for those who would like to attend both.  There will be an abundance of High School registration information in Canvas next week.


In Partnership, 

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Brier Terrace Latino Family Night!

NOCHE DE PADRES

 

Invitamos a todos los padres de Brier Terrace Middle a nuestra próxima noche de padres latinos el próximo miércoles, 24 de febrero, de 6:30-8:00 pm.

Por favor acompáñenos para conversar acerca de cómo apoyar a sus hijos durante este tiempo de gran reto de educación en línea.



Registration Information from Mountlake Terrace HS:


8th Grade Parent Night THURSDAY, MARCH 11th, 6PM

Students will be receiving more information from the MTHS Counselors who will be meeting with students in Zoom Classes.

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/84690413517?pwd=MFpqWm02VEJ2NllRZFA4NEgwSFdhQT09

Passcode: 461750

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,84690413517#,,,,*461750#  or +16699006833,,84690413517#,,,,*461750#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 846 9041 3517

Passcode: 461750

    International numbers available: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/u/kDFaLYRrV





Registration Information from Edmonds Woodway HS, including information about the IB Program:

EWHS Registration input (through skyward) is due Friday, March 12. 

Evan Hatch and Nick Wellington (IB Coordinator) will present a Registration Guidance Lesson on Wednesday, March 3 at 11:00. Since this is an asynchronous day, Evan will provide his Zoom link to avoid any hiccups. 

Evan's Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/85618102725?pwd=Wm9vaG1OaFdoVThPMVFkVmJ3VlBGdz09

 

Meeting ID: 856 1810 2725

Passcode: 685300

 

EWHS 8th Grade Parent Night:  Wednesday, March 3

When: Mar 3, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: EWHS 8th Grade Parent Night

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/87196598920?pwd=TWZab1cyNEFLWUQ2aU9MQllVdjBlZz09

Passcode: 231290

2/12/21

Hello BTM Families,

Have a wonderful long weekend and have fun in the snow!!  Be Careful!!

In Partnership,

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Announcements:


NO SCHOOL MONDAY AND TUESDAY:

In observance of Presidents Day, schools are closed on February 15th and 16th.


Semester 1 Report Cards Have Been Posted to Skyward:

Please log into Skyward Family Access to see them.


Registration Information from the Counseling Department:

Registration for next year is coming up! We will be guiding students and families through the whole process, but here is a brief highlight of what's to come: 


For current 8th graders registering for high school: Counselors will have conversations about planning for their high school courses and electives at the end of February, and the high school will share more information the first week of March. Students will have the opportunity to select classes and talk with high school counselors during the week of March 8th. 


For our current 7th graders registering for 8th grade: Counselors will work with students for selecting electives the week of March 15th. 


For families with current 6th graders: We are working on a plan with elementary schools and will have registration information to your students by March 9th. 


A parent meeting (Webinar) for NEW to BTMS families is scheduled for Thursday, March 11th and more details will be announced soon.




Previous Announcements:


Yearbook Photos and Purchasing Information:

Hi Bulldog Families, 

Please check out the attached flyer to learn how to buy a yearbook! They are $35 and will arrive early June. More details on picking up your yearbook coming soon. We have a set amount of time we can sell for, and our first buying window closes next Friday, February 12th! Buy your 2020-2021 yearbook now!

 

Remember to submit your student's "school portrait" by March 5th otherwise we will use last year's school picture! Use this link for the portrait or any other pictures you want to submit for the yearbook: https://images.jostens.com/415464267

- BTMS Yearbook Team

 

Brier Terrace MS Yearbook Flyer.pdf

99 KB

 


A Message from the Library!!



Request a Book HERE!!


Our Equity Team:

...Invites you to join our Brier Terrace Bulldogs Team in the Virtual Black Lives Matter 5K!

Click here to register. 

Team Name:  Brier Terrace Bulldogs Code: D2PV87FF



A Message from Nurse Patrick about Vision and Hearing Screening:

Hello families, 

We wish so much we could be in person to screen your child's hearing and vision but until we return to normalcy this will not be possible unfortunately.

We recommended that you monitor your student for auditory and vision impairments. 

• Ensuring students’ vision and hearing is not impaired is essential to continued success in

learning, both in-person and virtually. If you have a concern about your

child’s vision, please make an appointment with a licensed vision care professional

such as an ophthalmologist or optician. If you do not have insurance, please contact your school nurse to obtain a voucher.

• Taking a student to a well-child visit is beneficial for a student’s health, including their

vision and hearing. Well-child visits, while not a replacement for school-based

screenings, may capture an auditory or vision impairment.


!!!Out-of-Compliance with Immunization Requirements!!!!

Please know that our school nurse, Patrick Roach , is contacting families who are out of compliance.

 

As of August 1st, 2020, a new immunization rule requires a student to have received all of the school required immunizations that are expected by the State immunization schedule on or before their first day of in-person attendance to attend school (this includes sports and other program activities).  We have provided more details on the rule change and materials to support you at www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms2020.

The parents/guardians are required to provide proof of their student’s immunization records to the school on or before their first day of attendance and these records must be medically verified and could include:

  • A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS)

  • A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider signature

  • A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff 

  • A CIS printed from MyIR

Families are no longer provided a 30-day conditional status unless they have received the first dose of the vaccine series.  Which they are then provided the number of days of conditional status until the next vaccine series date requirement is completed.  Student Health Services has reached out to parents/guardians encouraging them to get their students caught up on vaccinations. As we are getting ready to increase the number of students returning to in-person learning at all levels, I wanted to provide a reminder that it is the duty of the building administrator by law, RCW 28A.210.120, to prohibit students from attending school for whom are not in compliance with RCW 28A.210.080 and to continue to prohibit the student until such proof of immunization, certification of exemption, or approved schedule has been provided.





2/4/21

Hello BTM Families,

Welcome to Second Semester.  I want to thank you for your patience as we are ironing out wrinkles that come along with adding staff and reducing class sizes.  We are hoping that everything will be smoothed out by Monday.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any support.  

I am hopeful for this semester.  As we continue through the Pandemic in Continuous Learning 2.0 and as we move forward, I am encouraged by the sense of hope that we have for more student engagement and success.  We have a much better sense of what to expect than we had at the beginning of the year.  I know you are all working to support your children in ways you never imagined.  At the school we are also trying new things and working to find ways to better engage students.  

We are hoping to ride the positive vibes that were created at our VIRTUAL Half Way Half Day.  We were all pleased with the positive feedback we received.  We weren’t sure how it was going to go, and although we had some glitches with sign ups and access to the Assembly, the day went well for the most part.  Our staff worked really hard to find ways to support the interests of our students and to create activities we thought they would enjoy.  Mr. Treadway and Ms. Wertman led us through this and I want to thank them for their work to create a positive experience for your children.  We thought having a day just about doing fun things together was important.  Please know that our District and our staff at BTM are keenly aware that ALL of our students are having to overcome some really difficult challenges in and out of school that are made more difficult because of where our students and children are developmentally.  I can’t imagine going through this as a Middle Schooler.  They, and YOU, deserve a big Milkshake when this is all over (and much more!!).  Thank you and please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you and your families.

In Partnership,

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Announcements:


Yearbook Photos and Purchasing Information:

Hi Bulldog Families, 

Please check out the attached flyer to learn how to buy a yearbook! They are $35 and will arrive early June. More details on picking up your yearbook coming soon. We have a set amount of time we can sell for, and our first buying window closes next Friday, February 12th! Buy your 2020-2021 yearbook now!

 

Remember to submit your student's "school portrait" by March 5th otherwise we will use last year's school picture! Use this link for the portrait or any other pictures you want to submit for the yearbook: https://images.jostens.com/415464267

- BTMS Yearbook Team

 

Brier Terrace MS Yearbook Flyer.pdf

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A Message from the Library!!



Request a Book HERE!!


Our Equity Team:

...Invites you to join our Brier Terrace Bulldogs Team in the Virtual Black Lives Matter 5K!

Click here to register. 

Team Name:  Brier Terrace Bulldogs Code: D2PV87FF



A Message from Nurse Patrick about Vision and Hearing Screening:

Hello families, 

We wish so much we could be in person to screen your child's hearing and vision but until we return to normalcy this will not be possible unfortunately.

We recommended that you monitor your student for auditory and vision impairments. 

• Ensuring students’ vision and hearing is not impaired is essential to continued success in

learning, both in-person and virtually. If you have a concern about your

child’s vision, please make an appointment with a licensed vision care professional

such as an ophthalmologist or optician. If you do not have insurance, please contact your school nurse to obtain a voucher.

• Taking a student to a well-child visit is beneficial for a student’s health, including their

vision and hearing. Well-child visits, while not a replacement for school-based

screenings, may capture an auditory or vision impairment.




Previous Announcements:


MLK and African American History Month:

I want our community to know that we shared a video tribute created by students in our Journalism class and other staff members to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In it, there was a quote from Dr. King similar to this from 1958, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”  At Brier Terrace we are striving to ensure that we are a place where justice is present.  We are proactively searching for injustice in our school, whether in our classrooms and/or in our systems.  Our Equity Team and our District are guiding us through this work.  I hope that one day we will be able to say that there is NO injustice in our school.  I also know we have work to do and we have the will to do this work.


We are currently working on ways to even more intentionally bring attention to African American Achievement throughout African American History Month, and beyond.



Black Lives Matter Month of Action in Edmonds! (from the district)

The School Board adopted the Black Lives Matter Month of Action resolution # 20-03 in February 2020. This resolution combined with our Race and Equity Policy 0600 serves as the foundation for which all of our work and commitment to our students, families, and staff is grounded. 

 

In preparation for February's month of action, we have formed a Black Lives Matter Month of Action Planning Committee. Any Edmonds School District student, family & staff are welcome to join this planning committee to help us create virtual activities and events for students, families, and staff. The committee meets a few times between now and March to plan a variety of events. 

 

Upcoming meeting dates:

Jan. 28th - 6:00-7:00 PM

Feb. 10th - 6:30-8:00 PM


If you would like to attend please email Sally Guzman - GuzmanReyesS@edmonds.wednet.edu

 

!!!Out-of-Compliance with Immunization Requirements!!!!

Please know that our school nurse, Patrick Roach , is contacting families who are out of compliance.

 

As of August 1st, 2020, a new immunization rule requires a student to have received all of the school required immunizations that are expected by the State immunization schedule on or before their first day of in-person attendance to attend school (this includes sports and other program activities).  We have provided more details on the rule change and materials to support you at www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms2020.

The parents/guardians are required to provide proof of their student’s immunization records to the school on or before their first day of attendance and these records must be medically verified and could include:

  • A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS)

  • A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider signature

  • A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff 

  • A CIS printed from MyIR

Families are no longer provided a 30-day conditional status unless they have received the first dose of the vaccine series.  Which they are then provided the number of days of conditional status until the next vaccine series date requirement is completed.  Student Health Services has reached out to parents/guardians encouraging them to get their students caught up on vaccinations. As we are getting ready to increase the number of students returning to in-person learning at all levels, I wanted to provide a reminder that it is the duty of the building administrator by law, RCW 28A.210.120, to prohibit students from attending school for whom are not in compliance with RCW 28A.210.080 and to continue to prohibit the student until such proof of immunization, certification of exemption, or approved schedule has been provided.

 






1/11/21 (see the 1/7/21 message below)

Hello BTM Families,

I’d like to follow up on the communication sent by the district about NC grades.  NC grades from Middle School classes will not affect students' ability to move on to their next grade or directly impact graduation.  Although we would like to see all of our students engage at high levels and we do encourage them to contact their teachers if they need help, we understand that families are dealing with a wide variety of circumstances and that student health and safety is most important as we think about how and to what level we encourage students to engage.  


There are some implications, as explained below, for NC grades for students taking high school Credit-bearing classes in the Middle School (Algebra, Geometry, and Spanish).  Again, you should talk to your child’s teacher or me if you have any questions about high school credit-bearing classes.

In Partnership,

Scott Morrison

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Important Information for Middle School and High School Families 
on the No Credit, NC Grade

In the final weeks of the semester, we want to provide information on the No Credit, NC grade.  With many students working hard to raise their grades over the next few weeks, it is important for our students and their families to understand fully the NC grade and the processes for addressing these marks when the semester ends.  

More on NC Grades

The NC is assigned when a student has not earned a passing grade (A, B, C, or D).  While a failing grade (F)  will not be assigned, a grade of NC means the student has not earned credit for the course.  In order to meet graduation requirements, students will need to work very hard to change the NC grade to a passing grade.  

Students assigned an NC for a course will be given opportunities to re-engage in learning and complete the course.  A plan for course completion and earning credit will be developed between the teacher, student, families, counselors, and administrators, as appropriate.  

The opportunities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the teacher who assigned the NC to finish coursework needed to earn a passing grade is preferred
  • Completing coursework in Summer School
  • Independent Study developed in consultation with the teacher
  • Taking and completing online courses through our Edmonds eLearning Academy
  • Earning competency-based credits through assessments or High School and Beyond Plan Pathways

If your child received any NC grades on their first quarter grade report, it is important to check in with them to see how things are going as we near the end of the semester.  Our teachers have been consulting with students and communicating with families about what is needed to raise grades in their courses.  There is still time to raise current NCs to passing grades!  If you have any questions about this or other grading concerns, please contact your child’s school. 



1/7/21

Hello BTM Families,

First, I want to say Happy New Year.  I want to wish you all peace and good health in 2021.  That being said, I want to acknowledge that all of us are processing so many challenging issues affecting our lives, including the incidents in Washington DC yesterday.  I was able to communicate to our staff that it is important to acknowledge that students may need to process some feelings about what is happening in our country, at the same time, we don’t want to unnecessarily generate discomfort in our students that may distract them from learning.  We will be doing our best to support positive learning environments for the young people we serve and take advantage of learning opportunities as they arise.

On another note, I want to be sure you know that one thing we are working on as a district and school is ensuring that our school serves every student well, and ensuring that our system is NOT putting up barriers to success, including ensuring we are being equitable in how we serve our students from every background and from all races.  

Over the years our district has been reflecting on our work in this area and determined, based on a great deal of student learning data, that we need to do a better job of this.  So, our district made an Equity policy that states, among other things, that,  “...we will prioritize our efforts and resources on strategies that eliminate institutional racism.”

As part of this work, our school Equity Team has set a goal for us to introduce the ideas behind the Black Lives Matter movement to the whole Brier Terrace Community.  We are just beginning this work and we have a lot to learn and we understand this work is not easy and not “cut and dry”.  We also understand that this work is never-ending and requires us to work within ourselves and outside of ourselves.  We also understand that this is important work because right now our system is not working for everyone and we need to keep working to take down barriers, build bridges, and ensure ALL of our students are served well by the great work of this community.  

There will be more on this as we continue the work to serve ALL of our students.

Please see the district policy on Race and Equity here.  ESD Equity Policy

In Partnership,

Scott Morrison

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu

 

NC Grades

The district will be sending a communication about NC Grades soon (if this hasn’t happened already).  Please be on the lookout for this.  I will send it to you all as well and post it to the website as soon as it is sent.



12/18/20


Subject line: Message from the BTM Counseling Department


Dear BTM Families,


First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge how hard this year has been for many families. As 2020 comes to an end, we want to reflect on all the ways your kids have grown this year. Students have transitioned from daily in-person learning to the online learning environment of the spring and then the fully remote scheduled learning for the fall. It has been a joy for us to watch your students learn so many new skills. Things like Canvas, Zoom, Peardeck, how to troubleshoot issues, how to do online research, how to ask for help via email and so many more skills that are invaluable in our technology-driven culture and workforce. 


Many students had one or more NC (no credit) grades on their progress reports that came out just before the Thanksgiving break. If your student was one of those students, please know that we want to help them to be successful! What we are finding is that success looks different for every student this year. Some strategies that we have found to help find success include:

  • Making a personal schedule for attending office hours. For example: On Mondays the student will always go to (insert teacher)’s office hours/study club. On Tuesdays a different teacher, etc. 

  • Sending teachers emails asking for help if they don’t understand an assignment

  • Using the chat feature in Zoom classes to privately ask a question. Often if one student has a question, others do too so it’s important for someone to be brave to ask the question

  • When behind in multiple classes, picking one or two classes to focus on first for catching up

  • Doing today’s homework first and then going backwards to make up other work. 


Some strategies for finding positivity in this environment are focusing on gratitude and things that bring you joy or give you energy. One idea is to ask each family member what they are grateful for that day. Some days it might be as simple as a special snack or an email back from a teacher, and other days it could be more profound and thought provoking. There is a lot of data about how gratitude can help mental health. Another question to bring to the table is what are things that bring your family joy? Board games, going for walks/hikes, art, video games, movie nights, cooking new recipes, the list of ideas and activities is endless and different for each family. By revisiting some of those activities, it can positively impact the energy in your home. 


We also know that mental health is a huge factor right now. Mental health counselors often have few openings, it’s hard to get into the doctor, parents are stressed because of work and finances, the list goes on and on; it is really hard! Our district sent an email on 12/8 talking about how it is ok to not be ok. We totally agree that mental health needs to be a priority for students.


At BTM, we are here for you and your student. We have been with many families through many hard times over the years. What we know is that hard times pass, and students recover and learn to thrive again. We want to make sure you are getting what you need to survive on hard days and helping you to thrive wherever possible.


Thank you for being such awesome families to work with! Please know that all school staff is available to help your student. We would love to help you brainstorm and create a plan for your student to get caught up. This can be done through emails, phone calls, or Zoom meetings.


Have a restful Winter Break! 


Mrs. Clark and Ms. Harris






12/7/20


Hello BTM Community,

I want to say thank you to all of you for supporting your children so well.  I know this is a VERY difficult situation and you are doing WAY MORE than you are used to.  I am hearing from so many of you about the challenges you are overcoming and the great work you are doing to support your children.  So again a HUGE THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! to all of you out there who are helping kids figure this all out, not just for school, but for life.

We are in this together.

In Partnership,

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu


LIBRARY BOOKS!!!

December 16-18 are the last official library pick up days before the two-week winter break.  If students would like to reserve a book (or multiple books) to have over break, please have them fill out the Library Book Request Form no later than Tuesday, December 15th.  Books can be picked up on December 16th from 11-6, and December 17th and 18th from 8-3.


MEAL SERVICE OVER BREAK

"Meal service is available over winter break!!!

Check out the meal service schedule to pick up your weeks worth of breakfast and lunch. #esdkitchencrew team has volunteered to serve on December 23rd and 30th so meal pick up is available for free for all kids age 1-18 over winter break.

Home deliveries for those unable to pick up meals for transportation or medical reasons will happen on the 23rd and 30th as well thanks for various Edmonds School District staff volunteering to make the deliveries!  This week we are serving on our regular Wednesday and Thursday times! Make it a great week!

https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=306754&pageId=32139453   

WELL CHILD CARE NOTE FROM THE NURSE

Well-child care is important even during a pandemic. Checkups are valuable for growth, development, early detection, immunizations, behavior support, and learning success! Many clinics have adapted visits to keep patients safe during the pandemic. If you need help connecting with a primary health clinic, don't hesitate to contact your school nurse:  Patrick Roach, BSN, RN at roachw519@edmonds.wednet.edu

 

Flyers:

Well Child Care Promotion - English

Well Child Care Promotion - Spanish

Well Child Care Promotion - Russian  







11/30/20


Hello BTM Community,

Three important Announcements are below.

Thank you!

Scott

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu



Foundry10 Student Survey Parent/Guardian Permission


We would love your participation!!!!  Please help Foundry10 help us by signing your child up for this School District Approved Survey!!

The link to the survey described below is here.    https://forms.gle/mJzdSNEJpWC9fWHU9

 

Schools in our district as well as others in the region have been extremely fortunate to be the beneficiaries of a philanthropic organization called Foundry10.  Foundry10 has partnered with schools to support them in ways that districts simply cannot due to the obvious constraints public schools face.  Foundry10 would like OUR help to find ways to best support students during Continuous Learning 2.0 (our current situation).  They would like to survey our students about how they are dealing with school as it is now.  In order to do this, they will need permission from parents/guardians.  In the upcoming days, I will be sending a link to a parent permission form.  This will ask for your child’s school email only as a way to send them the survey.  Next Week, we will use Advisory Period as the time for students to fill out the survey.  We will use the data to inform our practice and Foundry10 has provided a grant to address the needs identified in the data as we see fit.  They will also use the data to inform their practice.  This survey and process have been approved by the Edmonds School District Director of Assessment and the School Board.  

 

Student Tech Support on Zoom

The Student Technology Support team is launching a new option for student support on Zoom. Students can now connect with one of our team members by using the following link: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/my/esdtechsupport and passcode: 030727.


This option is available starting today. Tech Support Zoom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students will be placed in a waiting room and admitted to a private breakout room once one of our techs is available.


Our student support techs will still be available by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at 425-431-1211 or techsupport@edmonds15.org.

 

 


Yearbook

This year we need your help to fill up our yearbook pages! Throughout the year we will be asking students, parents and teachers for images and information. 

 

Sports:

Even though we don't have school sports, we know lots of students are still participating in them whether they are organized or just for fun at home! We would love to see pictures! 

 

Pets:

We need pictures of pets! Images should include your student with the pet and please add the name of the pet in the image description when submitting.

 

Food:

We are looking for images of your student cooking or enjoying a meal. It could be a picture of a holiday meal, their favorite fast food or dessert, or even weird food combinations they enjoy. We would also love to see any culturally specific meals your student enjoys. Our survey to the students later this week will also include their prefered meal of the day, recipes and favorite pizza toppings.

 

Staying Connected:

How is your student staying in touch with friends and family? Are they socially distancing, using technology or have a small safe bubble of people they see regularly? We would like to see the variety of ways students are communicating and socializing. 

 

Please submit any and all images you would like to share through this link https://images.jostens.com/415464267. Please make sure to include all relevant information so we can give recognition in the yearbook.  In your student's grade level Canvas courses, there will also be surveys and picture links for them to submit images as well.

 

We will be sending out requests for more pictures soon!

 

Thank you,

 

Mrs. Giroux and Ms. Koday

 

Please email Mrs. Giroux with further questions. 

girouxc771@edmonds.wednet.edu




Principal's Message 10/27/20

Hello Brier Terrace Families,

We are approaching the end of the quarter, which is November 10th.  I know teachers are working with your students to support them and help them to do their best.  If you feel like your student still needs support, but sure they are visiting what many teachers are now calling “Study Club” or “Office Hours”.  Teachers will be able to support students and families from 1-2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and by appointment with the teacher.  We want all of our students to be successful and are working hard to support you and them.  We know our current situation takes a lot of adjustment and we are doing this on the fly.  This is a work in progress and we appreciate your support with this.


In Partnership,

Scott Morrison

Principal

morrisons@edmonds.wednet.edu


NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY (Pick Up and Drop Off from 7-2:30 tomorrow)

Wednesday, the 28th, is a non-student day where teachers will be working and learning together.  There will be no need for students to sign in, however, they may sign in if they would like to continue to work Asynchronously. There will be NO ATTENDANCE TAKEN.


Advisory Attendance

We are discovering that there is some confusion about how our Advisory Period is accounted for for attendance.  The 7th period on the student schedules is actually Advisory.  Advisory meets after 2nd period (10:00-10:15).  If students are not attending the zoom session, they are being marked absent.  There are some important things that happen during Advisory like ASB Elections (happening now), Lessons from Counselors, Relationship building, and other school business.  Please be sure your children are checking in with their Advisory teacher every day during this time.  You should know that your child’s advisory teacher is their 6th-period teacher in almost all cases.


School Pictures

Our Photography company has adjusted its policy and we are now able to set up a school photograph process.  This will be happening in the upcoming months.  We will be following strict protocols that align with the Health District guidance.  We will inform you of the details as soon as we get them. 



Principal's Message 10/19/20

Hello Brier Terrace Community,

As we continue our work with your children, we want you to know that we are hearing from many of your thoughts about assignment “completion”.  We are hearing that online processes are more difficult to navigate and make what was “easy” in person, more difficult, and cumbersome in the online setting.  We hear this and are making adjustments where we can, based on this feedback.  When you and your students do encounter challenges, my best advice is to ATTEND OFFICE HOURS or otherwise communicate with teachers.  Sometimes it helps to just talk to the teacher so that they can help students (and families) navigate and prioritize the tasks that have been assigned.  This also helps teachers to understand better where the challenges are that students might be facing.  We are all in this together and all want the same thing, for your children, our students, which is to learn and be successful during a time that is so different from our usual way of doing things.  Thank you for your support! 


Please look through the following information about what is happening at BTM


Ms. Allen, our Attendance Specialist, is OUT THIS WEEK - She will make any necessary adjustments to students’ attendance when she returns next week.  Thank you for your patience.


Speaking of Attendance...


Attendance Calls Start Today!  We want to inform you that we are obligated, as a district, to inform families if students do not attend school.  Our procedures under Continuous Learning 2.0 include taking attendance during the Synchronous Learning time (ZOOM) and reporting to families when students are not attending.  We understand that sometimes students are not able to attend the Synchronous time for technical and other reasons and that logging in to Canvas to engage in Asynchronous learning may happen after the Synchronous Learning time.  This IS an acceptable form of attending class and student attendance will be adjusted in these cases.  For more information about our district attendance policies and procedures, click here.  I have also attached an Attendance Q and A guide from our district.



“College Bound” Scholarship Information from Karla Rios, our College and Career Readiness Specialist


Hello Brier Terrace Families, 

I will be hosting a College Bound informational on Tuesday, October 20thfrom 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM through zoom. During this informational, we will be going over the requirements to apply for College Bound and next steps in how to obtain your student’s College Bound form. For more information, feel free to reach out to Karla Rios.

Zoom Link: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/88358585217?pwd%3DZEkvVm81RS9vR3grNzFjU3hkM2h2UT09

Passcode: 731078


Karla Rios- CCR Specialist

Riosk382@edmonds.wednet.edu

425-431-4172


NO PICK UP/DROP OFF October 16th - 23 - Because some staff members will be unavailable, our usual Pick Up and Drop Off will not be in place from Friday, October 16th through Friday October 23rd.  We will be back up and running on October 26th.  


Families as “observer” on Canvas (from the district):  We want to continue to help all families become Canvas observers so that they can monitor their student’s progress.

Please review the new method of generating a pairing code (needed to set up an observer account), and consider how you might encourage a systematic approach within your building for checking on which students do not yet have observers and then reaching out to those families. This might include having all teachers of a certain period check which students in that period don’t have an observer and either submitting that info centrally (so that someone could follow up) or reaching out to those families directly. We know your schools are different, and your instructional tech coach can help you to brainstorm what might work best at your site.


Canvas observer account

  • Once a family becomes an “observer” of a student, they are connected with ALL of their student’s Canvas courses now and in future years.

  • This page provides parents with information about what it means to be an observer and how to set up an observer account.

  • There are now two methods for families to get the “pairing code” that is necessary to set up a Canvas observer account:

    • Student generates pairing code: Families can find more information here.

    • NEW: Teacher generates pairing codes. This can be done from the “People” page in a Canvas course, either for all students in a course or for an individual student. Teachers can check out the written or video directions here. [Note: Counselors can also generate pairing codes.]

    • The codes only last for 7 days or 1 use, and multiple codes can be generated (if code expires or multiple family members would like to set up an observer account).



A note from the Library - Just a reminder from our amazing Librarian, Ms. Kaspyrzyk:   Please remember that your student can request physical books from the BTMS library.  Students have access to a Google Form where they can not only pick the books they want to read, but also decide if they will get the books at curbside pick up or have them delivered (please refer to an email from our librarian about these options).


Yearbooks!!! - We still have plenty of yearbooks for $35.00.  Please write a check to ESD for $35.00 and bring them to the drop-off window at the school.  






In Partnership,


Scott Morrison

Principal

425.431.7837


 

10/9/20

Hello Brier Terrace Community,

We are entering our 6th week of Continuous Learning 2.0 and it seems like we are starting to get into a groove.  We are seeing really great things from our students and are so proud of their efforts to make this new reality work.  I have also been hearing that some students are still adjusting to the load/new way of doing things.  I want you to know about some things we are doing as a staff to help.  First, we have discussed this issue as a staff and we are monitoring the situation.  Staff members are checking in with classes through surveys, writing prompts, and discussion to be sure students are heard.  We are being clear about how to access support.  Our staff is available to support students during office hours from 1-2:30 though zoom and by appointment.  We care about your children and want them to be successful.  We are also monitoring students’ levels of engagement and when teachers have concerns about levels of engagement, they are reaching out to families and other staff members to help ensure we are supporting students and families.  We are surveying students through a system called Panorama to monitor their Social and Emotional well being and will follow up with students if they request a check-in with an adult.  We are also discussing other ideas for supporting students in other ways and will be rolling them out as we solidify our plans.  Again, please know that the BTM staff are working VERY HARD to ensure students are feeling good about school and learning.  Please do not hesitate to contact teachers, counselors, or me if your child needs help figuring things out.  


Contact information is in Canvas and on our website.


Canvas and Zoom and Skyward (grades and more)  - First, because of some technical issues, Canvas and Skyward are not synching correctly, so please look in Canvas for the most accurate grade information and contact teachers if you have questions.  We want to acknowledge that Canvas and Zoom and Skyward do not always run perfectly.  As you all know, sometimes in the remote setting, our technology can run slowly or behave unexpectedly.  We work hard to ensure our systems are as reliable as possible and appreciate your patience when technology causes unexpected challenges.  Thank you!


NO PICK UP/DROP OFF October 16th - 23 - Because some staff members will be unavailable, our usual Pick Up and Drop Off will not be in place from Friday, October 16th through Friday October 23rd.  We will be back up and running on October 26th.  


A note from the Library - Just a reminder from our amazing Librarian, Ms. Kaspyrzyk:   Please remember that your student can request physical books from the BTMS library.  Students have access to a Google Form where they can not only pick the books they want to read, but also decide if they will get the books at curbside pick up or have them delivered (please refer to an email from our librarian about these options).


Yearbooks!!! - We still have plenty of yearbooks for $35.00.  Please write a check to ESD for $35.00 and bring them to the drop-off window at the school.  


Too Many Emails/Notifications? - One way to reduce the number of emails you receive is to change your notification settings in Canvas.  Click this link to see the page Ms. Mello created to show how to manage these things in Canvas:

It's a two step process so it should be pretty easy. I am not able to see how a parent or student views this section so I cannot confirm if they have different options. Ms. Mello and we suggest that you turn on notifications for the following (in order of importance):

  1. Announcements - Course notifications sent to students (Parents should receive this if they have a parent account set up).

  2. Due Date - Notifies when a due date is set or changed.

  3. Submission Comment - notifies them whenever a teacher provides feedback on an assignment.

  4. Grading - Student/Parent will be notified whenever an assignment is graded so this would be optional and dependent on how many emails/push notifications they want to receive from teachers.

If you need help setting up an observer role (parent account), the district put together a resource site to assist: https://sites.google.com/edmonds.wednet.edu/canvasfamily/observer-role 





In Partnership,


Scott Morrison

Principal