Chris Ford
Family Orientation Sessions (missing fourth date on the previous email)

Dear Parents & Students,

I hope you and your family are safe and doing well this summer. It is certainly trying right now and I’m sure you’ll agree with me that we are in an unprecedented time for children and schools.

We hope to build a strong and effective partnership with you. We want to build that partnership as we seek to both help all of our children learn and keep us all healthy.

The partnership in support of your child is critical. For at least part of the year, they’ll be at home during the day under your supervision. The only way for the school to ensure they grow and learn and develop will be to work closely with you.

We want to hear what you and your family need from the school. In our orientation sessions we will speak with you about educational, cultural and technological topics to help you access BSA resources and to understand what we plan to provide to your child.

Parent Orientation Sessions

We hope that every family will attend one of our Parent Orientation sessions to prepare for a successful beginning of your child’s virtual school year. We will cover general expectations for the school, the staff and the students and also address how to access your classes and some of the structures around classes and student work.

Eight Parent Orientation Sessions are planned, and you are welcome to attend any of them. We will start with a presentation-style offering and then move to breakout rooms designed to hear your thoughts and concerns:

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 12PM and 6PM
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12PM and 6PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12PM and 6PM
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 31 at 12PM and 6PM

Zoom link for all Parent Orientation sessions:

Other Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Classes Begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • Parent Engagement/Back to School Night on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30PM -- Zoom Link:

Monthly Parent Meetings with BSA Administrative Staff (all at 6:30PM):

  1. Monday, September 21, 2020
  2. Monday, October 5, 2020
  3. Monday, November 16, 2020
  4. Monday, December 14, 2020
  5. Monday, January 11, 2021
  6. Monday, February 8, 2021
  7. Monday, March 15, 2021
  8. Monday, April 12, 2021
  9. Monday, May 3, 2021
  10. Monday, June 14, 2021

We will send reminder and details for these monthly parent meetings. Please download the Zoom app on your computer/phone (free) to be able to join all these family orientations.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming orientation sessions!

Chris Ford