• A Message from the Superintendent – Sept. 11

    Dear Families, 

    Thank you for all of your patience and support! We had a great first two days thanks to everyone’s hard work at school and home. We’ll keep adjusting our procedures as we go in order to be more efficient and effective. We have a few quick updates for you:   

    Virtual Town Hall: 

    Please add feedback to the Thought Exchange for Wednesday’s Virtual Town Hall at https://my.thoughtexchange.com/863881234. The Town Hall will begin at 5 p.m. and can be accessed via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/94268360151?pwd=K2xYWDN6Vk5wWmwzbWdKNkxUSWNNUT09) or the District Facebook Page. I will give a brief update on reopening, review exchange feedback, open the discussion in the Zoom meeting, and review comments provided on Facebook.  

    Brighton Tutoring Center Help for Remote/Independent Learning Days: 

    Need some assistance with your school work? Have a question that you need answered about an assignment? Login to Zoom at the following times and Tutoring Center staff will be available to assist you. 

    Students in grades K-5 

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 to 11 a.m. https://zoom.us/j/92439534434 

    Meeting ID: 924 3953 4434 

      

    Students in grades 6-12 

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. 

    https://zoom.us/j/95087203031 

    Meeting ID: 950 8720 3031 

    Device Distribution – HIGH IMPORTANCE: 

    Until further notice, we are no longer able to honor requests for student devices unless there are extenuating circumstances. If you feel your circumstances are extenuating, please contact Dr. Debby Baker, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, at 242-5200, ext. 5501. Requests made prior to Sept. 5 should have been accommodated at this time. Because of device availability, any request made after Sept. 5 cannot be honored until we receive the shipment of devices we have purchased.  

    Athletics: 

    In collaboration with the Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference and Section V, we will be starting varsity athletics for field hockey, girls swimming, soccer, cross country, and girls tennis on Sept. 28 unless conditions relative to COVID or school operations delay that start. We’ll begin JV athletics for all teams other than swimming on Oct. 5. Unfortunately, we will not have the ability to offer modified athletics at this point due to facility, cleaning, and transportation logistics that will be required be support varsity and JV competitions. We are hoping to provide fall modified seasons in the spring based on planning underway at the state and regional level. Please see this letter from Nate Merritt, Director of Health, Athletics and Physical Education, for additional information and requirements. 

    Safety:  

    With school starting, please remind your students of the lessons you have taught them around not talking to strangers and only interacting with trusted adults on their way to and from school.   

    Board of Education: 

    The Board of Education will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. This meeting is being conducted virtually and all are welcome to join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98358530682. If you wish to offer public comment there will be a time to do so. Those who would like to participate in public comment will be asked to enter their name and address in the chat. They will be unmuted at that point. An agenda for the meeting will be posted at www.bcsd.org/domain/19

    The regular District eNews will return next Friday with updates from me as needed. Visit our Facebook and Instagram to see photos from the first days of school.  

    We hope that all of you have had a great week and can enjoy a safe, healthy, and restful weekend. 

    Kevin 

    …every child, every day, every way 

    Kevin McGowan, Ed. D. 

    Superintendent of Schools