Tier Five: Online Middle School Instruction Overview
Online middle school instruction will begin on March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the period of school closure.
The BASD middle schools’ online instruction will be asynchronous —meaning that the teacher and student interaction is not dependent on traditionally-scheduled time. Teachers at each grade level will provide common weekly assignments that will drive the core instruction for the week. Teachers will provide online instruction in support of the weekly assignments (in Schoology) and communicate (using established communication tools) directly with students and parents each week. Core subjects will use BASD online curriculum resources such as EnVision, StudySync, and Discovery Techbook accessed through the Clever portal. During online instruction, the window of time for completing core assignments (available online, as well as in hard copy at BASD meal distribution sites for students without home internet access) will be one week, starting on Monday at 9:00 AM and continuing through the following Monday at 12:00 Noon when assignments are due. Encore teachers will support academic continuity in their subjects with activities (not graded) that will review and enrich class topics taught prior to the closure. The Bethlehem Area School District will continue to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those individuals providing education, specially designed instruction, and related services.
During this unexpected temporary closure of schools, if you find yourself in need of food assistance, please call 484-619-2226 or email email@example.com to contact Mrs. Creazzo, our Community School Coordinator who can connect you to available resources in the community.
BASD Food Distribution
Governor Tom Wolf has closed all K-12 Pennsylvania schools due to the coronavirus. The Bethlehem Area School District will provide free bagged breakfast and lunch to all Bethlehem school aged children Tuesday, March 17 to Friday, March 20 and Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27. Meals will be available between 10:00am to 1:00pm at the following locations:
- Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann, and Northeast Middle Schools
- Calypso, Fountain Hill and Marvine Elementary Schools
- Lynnfield Community Center
Each child must be present to receive a meal.
No one will be permitted to remain on school property after receiving the bagged meals.
Menus will be posted on the dining services website and are subject to change without notice.
El gobernador Tom Wolf ha cerrado todas las escuelas de K-12 Pensilvania debido al coronavirus. El Bethlehem Area School District proporcionará provide desayuno y almuerzo con embolsado gratuito a todos los niños de la escuela de Belén el martes 17 de marzo al viernes 20 de marzo y el lunes 23 de marzo al viernes 27 de marzo. LosM eals estarán disponibles de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. en las siguientes ubicaciones:
- Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann,, y Northeast Middle Schools
- Calypso, Fountain Hill y Marvine Elementary Schools
- Centro Comunitario Lynnfield
Cada niño debe estar presente para recibir una comida.
No se permitirá que nadie permanezca en la propiedad de la escuela después de recibir las comidas embolsadas.
Los menús se publicarán en el sitio web de los servicios de comedor y están sujetos a cambios sin previo aviso.
What can students safely do while they are home?
- Read books on your Chromebook.
Go to Colonial IU 20 Digital Library to check books out using your student ID and password.
- Keep up with math using IXL.
- Read Scholastic magazines online.
- Watch CNN 10.
- Reach out to neighbors who might need help.
- Parents or students needing IT Help, complete this form: https://forms.gle/ZJE6SJNaX6RSSd927 Once submitted, this form will create a Service Desk ticket and a BASD Information Services Department team member will contact you via email (the email will come from “ISD Service Desk”).
If you left your Chromebook at Broughal, send an e-mail to Mrs. Bothwell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will make a plan to get it to you.
Check it out in the link below, and check out our competitors’ videos as well! This was a tough competition and we are so proud of Mrs. Carr and her students!
What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?
Highlights from High School Musical Jr.!!!
Hang in there!
Cold, gray days make daily life seem even more difficult than it is. Set goals and chip away at them. There is definitely still time to make this a productive school year! The end of the first semester is Thursday, January 23, 2020. Students and their families can log into the Home Access Center and check grades and assignments. If there are any missing assignments, either make them up at home or the public library or make arrangements with teachers. This is the time of year when eighth graders are meeting with high school counselors and we want every student putting their best foot forward.
Always set aside time to read a book or a magazine. According to expertrain.com, when you read, your brain “lives” the experiences you read about and the language center in your brain increases. Your attention span grows and you become more empathetic. Wow! Find something to read at home, the public library, or visit Broughal’s library as soon as we return to school.
Rockets Need Launchpads
Mornings can be busy, especially as the weather turn colder and there are more warm clothes to put on. One way families can help is to have a launchpad for students to place their backpacks, Chromebooks (8th graders only), and coats, shoes or boots that will be put on to head to school. Preparing the night before makes the morning rush less stressful for everyone. Eighth grade families may want to plug Chromebooks in near their launchpads so they are charged and ready to go for the next school day.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Thank you Louis Boria!
We will proudly wear our hats in the #HatNotHate Campaign!
What’s Happening at Broughal?
BASD Empower program is underway!
For more information on how we will be using Chromebooks to empower our students’ learning, please view BASD Empower.
Breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.
As the school year progresses, we encourage all students to embrace opportunities to obtain school supplies, join activities, clubs and sports, and make the best of this school year!
We are grateful for everyone who makes it possible for our students to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We are also grateful for all of the cooperation that makes events like What’s So Cool About Manufacturing and The Little Mermaid such amazing opportunities for our students to develop and share their talents!
- …students and families for making daily attendance a priority since you know the habit of attendance will help students do well in the classroom and in future jobs!
- …teachers who make the classroom exciting so students will not want to miss out on learning.
- …support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra attention our students need.
Always we want to take time to thank our community partners for all they do to support Broughal families throughout the course of the school year. Just Born Inc., Lehigh University, St. Luke’s, and the United Way – working with you strengthens us immeasurably and we are truly grateful for your support.
Our focus continues to be on improving literacy and student achievement. This year we have restructured our English Language Arts program so that students have one class period devoted to a combination of reading and writing, and a discovery period where we can target the needs of each individual student. Students take assessments like Scholastic Reading and Math Inventories, Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), Keystone Exams, WIDA, and Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) to identify areas of strength and weakness. Teachers are continually reviewing this data and using it to strengthen areas that need attention as we seek to challenge, inspire, and motivate Broughal students to maximize their potential. Parents are encouraged to contact their children’s teachers or guidance counselors to review performance data and help bolster their students’ achievement. Contact information for all staff members is available in our Staff Directory located under the School tab above.
Rick Amato, Principal
Nancy Zoudeh, Assistant Principal