BWRSD Community Updates

  • BWRSD Community Update 4/16/21

    The 4/16/21 Update is a thank you to all students, families, and community members and reminders as we head into Spring Break week.


    BWRSD School Nurse Newsletter 4/9/21


    BWRSD Community Update 3/26/21

    The 3/26/21 Update has information regarding the BWRSD approved budget request by the Joint Finance Committee for the 2021-2022 School Year. 


    BWRSD Community Update 3/19/21

    The 3/19/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. CDC Revises Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention
    2. Massachusetts K-12 School Study Regarding COVID-19 Transmission
    3. Results from Distance Learning Survey
    4. RI Adopts Adjustments to ELA and Math Common Core State Standards
    5. Strategic Planning Update
    6. Online/On Demand NAMI Basics
    7. Barnes & Noble: My Favorite Teacher Contest
    8. East Bay Food Pantry Food Programs
    9. MHHS Art Department
    10. Staff Shout Out

    BWRSD Community Update JFC 3/11/21

    The 3/11/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. JFC Meeting - March 11, 2021, 7pm

    BWRSD Community Update 3/5/21

    The 3/5/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 Now Open
    2. Vaccines for educators and Thinking about a possible Spring/Fall return to in person school.

    BWRSD Community Update 3/3/21

    The 3/3/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Staff Shout-out: Highlighting our very own Kristen Kirwin as a True Hero
    2. Student Shout-out: Congratulations to our MHHS Gymnastics Regional Champions
    3. Strategic Planning-Request for participation
    4. BWRSD Feedback - Distance Learning Days & 2021-2022 Proposed School Year Calendar Survey
    5. BWRSD FY22 Preliminary Budget Update & Upcoming Virtual Meetings
    6. The Grade Four Kid Wind Project is Back!
    7. MHHS Tree Event 

     


    BWRSD Community Update 2/19/21

    The 2/19/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Binax Testing in Schools & Consent Form Reminder
    2. Mask Update
    3. PACE program at MHHS
    4. SurveyWorks Family Survey
    5. Attendance During Distance Learning Days at the Elementary Level
    6. Free Meal Program for Students Continues
    7. BWRSD FY22 Preliminary Budget Update & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

    BWRSD Community Update 2/12/21

    The 2/12/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Student Shout Outs!
    2. February Vacation Week and Travel Guidance
    3. Free STEAM Virtual Hands-On Program with RIMOSA through George Hail Library
    4. Thrive Outside: Upcoming Events

    BWRSD Community Update 1/22/21

    The 1/22/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Monday, January 25th - Statewide Teacher Professional Development/Student Virtual Learning Day
    2. Binax Testing in Schools

    BWRSD Community Update 1/15/21

    The 1/15/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Welcome to Our New Coordinators!
    2. Travel Guidance for the Long Weekend
    3. Solve for Tomorrow: Middle School Award

    BWRSD Community Update 1/11/21

    The 1/11/21 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Updated Quarantine Guidance
    2. BWRSD Onsite Testing
    3. Vaccine Update
    4. Status of BWRSD Athletics Program
    5. School Insurance for Students
    6. Report Cards Available on Aspen Parent Portal

    BWRSD Community Update 12/15/20

    The 12/15/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. In person Distance Learning Support at KMS and MHHS
    2. COZ Childcare Update December 21 - January 8
    3. BWRSD Calendar with changes based on state guidance
    4. Snow Event Thursday December 17, 2020
    5. 2021 Regular School Committee & Workshop Meeting Dates Schedule
    6. Parents as Teachers Newsletter Group
    7. Family Supports & Resources Available
    8. Parent Access to Google Classroom

    BWRSD Community Update 12/11/20

    The 12/11/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Rockwell School - Full Distance Learning Monday December 14, 2020, through Friday, December 18, 2020
    2. Key Work of the District to Prepare for School Year 2021-2022
    3. Device Insurance for Chromebooks and iPads
    4. Rhode Island Healthy School Coalition's December Newsletter
    5. Bristol 4th of July Committee 30th Annual Button Contest
    6. Update on Quarantine Requirements from the Rhode Island Department of Health (beginning in January, 2021)
    7. Contact Tracing - 5 Things to Know: An Important Message from the Rhode Island Department of Health

    BWRSD Community Update 11/20/20

    The 11/20/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Ventilation Update from Thomas Wood, Director of Facilities
    2. Distance Learning Days at KMS & MHHS - Monday, 11/23/20 & Tuesday, 11/24/20
    3. Elementary Trimester 2 Placements
    4. Note from District Nurses
    5. Food Assistance at the East Bay Food Pantry

    BWRSD Community Update 11/16/20

    The 11/16/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Student Transitions for 2nd Quarter/2nd Trimester
    2. RI Broadcasters Association Text Alert Messaging
    3. A Message from the District's Psychologists and Social Workers
    4. Recognizing our Extraordinary Educators
    5. Take It Outside! BWRSD $55,000 Grant Award
    6. BWRSD Parents As Teachers Program Awarded Blue Ribbon Designation

    BWRSD COVID-19 Update 10/29/20

    Please read the BWRSD COVID-19 Update 10/29/20 by clicking here


    BWRSD Community Update 10/27/20

    The 10/27/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Quarter/Semester Two Distance Learning/In Person Response Survey for Students in the Aspen Portal
    2. Learning Opportunities for Students (a. All Course Network [ACN]: Expanded Free Course Opportunities for Students, b. Fall Learning Opportunties)
    3. Wednesday, November 4th - School Closed: K-12 Distance Learning Day for All Students and Staff
    4. Family Guides for K-12 Learning
    5. Additional Free Flu Clinic - Thursday, 11/12/20, 4-7 p.m., Kickemuit Middle School
    6. New DCYF Screening and Response Unit to Better Support Rhode Island Families
    7. Introduction of New Staff

    BWRSD Community Update 10/16/20

    The 10/16/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Monday, October 19, 2020 - Professional Development/Distance Learning School Day
    2. COVID-19 Updates (a. RIDOH Quarantine and Testing Guidelines for Children and Staff that Travel Out of RI; b. Guidance for COVID-19 Symptoms/Testing/Return to School; c. Daily COVID-19 Screening Attestation Form Requirement)
    3. October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    BWRSD Community Update 10/1/20

    The 10/1/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. School Reopening Plan
    2. Distance Learning
    3. Employment Opportunites (BWRSD Vacancies, Teacher Assistant Training)
    4. Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
    5. Good Vibes: Celebrating Distance Learning Teachers!

    BWRSD Community Update 9/18/20 

    The 9/18/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. An Important Note about Teaching Current Events and Critical Thinking
    2. High School Program of Study and School Committee Policy IFD
    3. Colt Andrews to open for in person classes on Monday, September 21, 2020
    4. First Week of School update (Completion of the Student Attestation, Mask Breaks, Conversational tones during lunch and recess)
    5. Distance Learning Classroom 
    6. RIDOT Update, Silver Creek Bridge

    BWRSD Community Update 9/14/20

    The 9/14/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Meals for Distance Learning Students
    2. K-5 Distance Learning Classrooms
    3. Superintendent's Directive: Health and Safety Mask Requirement
    4. IMPORTANT Daily COVID-19 Screening Tool in Aspen - Please complete each day!
    5. New COVID-19 Testing Sites for K-12 Students and Staff Website (RIDE/RIDOH)
    6. Technology and Aspen Parent Portal Support
    7. Device Insurance

    BWRSD Community Update 9/10/20 

    The 9/10/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Parent Portal Account Access and Back to School Gateway
    2. How to Complete the Daily COVID-19 Student Attestation Form in the Aspen Parent Portal

    BWRSD Community Update 9/9/20

    The 9/9/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Update on Reopening of Schools
    2. Information from our School Nurses
    3. Kindergarten Orientation Presentation
    4. Bus Routes
    5. Dates of Upcoming Flu Clinics

    BWRSD Statement Confirmed Case Covid 19 Colt Andrews Staff Member_9.3.20


    BWRSD Community Update 8/28/20

    The 8/28/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Notification of Class Placement and your Child's Teacher(s)
    2. Back to School planning Information for Families (Aspen Parent Portal and Back to School Gateway)
    3. School Start and Dismissal Times
    4. Immunizations

    BWRSD Community Update 8/21/20

    The 8/21/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Updated BWRSD 2020-2021 School Calendar (Pending SC Approval)
    2. Notification of Class Placement and Your Child's Teacher(s)
    3. Kindergarten Orientation
    4. Kickemuit Middle School Orientation
    5. Mt. Hope High School Orientation
    6. Health and Safety
      1. Masks
      2. Social Distancing
      3. Air Flow
      4. PPE-Cleaning-Disinfecting
      5. Plexiglass partitions
    7. Back to School Planning Information for Families
      1. Chromebooks
      2. Back to School Checklist
      3. Parent Portal Account Access

    BWRSD Community Update 8/6/20

    The 8/6/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Distance Learning Confirmation Form
    2. Transportation Registration Form
    3. East Bay Superintendent's Guest Op-Ed

    BWRSD Community Update 7/31/20

    The 7/31/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. BWRSD Reopening Plan
    2. Introduction of KMS Principal Dennis Morrell
    3. PTO/Parent Advisory Group Virtual Town Halls with Dr. Brice
    4. Transportation Registration Form
    5. Distance Learning Confirmation Form

    BWRSD Community Update 7/24/20

    The 7/24/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. July 27, 2020 School Committee Virtual Meeting Agenda
    2. PTO/Parent Advisory Group Virtual Town Halls with Dr. Brice
    3. Reopening Plan Synopsis
    4. Transportation Registration Form
    5. Distance Learning Request Form

    BWRSD Community Update 7/21/20

    The 7/21/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Reopening Plan Synopsis (Same plan sent out in BWRSD Community Update on 7/16/20)
    2. Transportation Registration Form
    3. Distance Learning Request Form

    BWRSD Community Update 7/16/20

    The 7/16/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. Reopening Plan Synopsis
    2. Transportation Registration Form
    3. Distance Learning Request Form

    BWRSD Community Update 7/10/20

    The 7/10/20 Update has information on the following topics: 

    1. School Reopening Plan Information & Process
    2. Description of models of learning 
    3. BWRSD 2020-2021 School Year Calendar