Tier Five: Online Elementary Instruction Overview

Online elementary instruction will begin on March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the period of school closure.

During online instruction, BASD elementary schools will follow a monthly core curriculum that will be issued for April, 2020 and May, 2020. The core curriculum will be grade-level specific. Instruction will be delivered using weekly assignments (available online, as well as in hard copy at BASD meal distribution sites for students without home internet access) that incorporate Wonders language arts lessons and related science and social studies concepts. Online instruction also includes math topics that can be instructed with First in Math, as well as EnVision Math for Grades 3-5. Other curricular resources may supplement and extend core instruction. Related Arts teachers will provide academic continuity to students by offering bi-weekly learning opportunities (not formal instruction, not graded) that review and/or enrich class topics taught prior to the school closure. 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.


Tier Five: Online High School Instruction Overview

Online high school instruction will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the period of school closure.

The BASD high schools’ online instruction will be asynchronous —meaning that the teacher and student interaction is not dependent on traditionally-scheduled time. Teachers will provide weekly assignments that will drive the instruction for the week. Teachers will conduct online instruction in support of the weekly assignments (in Schoology) and communicate (using established communication tools) directly with students and parents each week. During online instruction, the window of time for completing online assignments 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. 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.


To account for the ten (10) days of school closure directed by the Governor, the Bethlehem Area School District will add ten (10) school days to the Third Marking Period. Accordingly, the last day of Marking Period Three will be April 15, 2020. The Fourth Marking Period will begin on April 16, 2020.


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Bethlehem Area School District

Today, March 23, 2020, the PA Department of Education announced all schools in the Commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.  To find BASD district announcements and videos on the closure,  click here.

For Parents: How to Access Clever for District Online Learning – English

For Parents: How to Access Clever for District Online Learning – Spanish

For Parents: How to Access Clever for District Online Learning – Portuguese

Any BASD parents or students needing IT Help should fill out 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”).

A Special Note for Parents of BASD ESOL Students

From March 16 through March 27, BASD teachers will not require students to complete class assignments or graded work.  Teachers may, at their discretion, share virtual academic content with students/families that serves as a review and/or extension of topics and skills previously addressed in class. Such virtual content may be delivered through the Clever (for elementary students) or the Schoology (for middle and high school students) applications that can connect to district resources, as well as other digital content

Students can follow those same links above to access content provided by their ESOL teachers. If a parent wishes to contact his/her child’s ESOL teacher, please click on the appropriate links below:   Elementary School ESOL Staff Directory                                                                                      Middle School ESOL Staff Directory                                                                                                      High School ESOL Staff Directory

Paper copies of learning activities for students without Internet access will be available at school meal distribution sites across the district.  Click here for information about BASD Food Distribution. Families that do not have home Internet access can apply to receive it for free for 90 days from Service Electric. Click here for information.

The goal of the next ten school days is to keep learning opportunities available to students so that they better maintain their learning in preparation for more formal instruction after March 27th.

Please refer to the BASD website for ongoing information and support. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time of school closure.

To account for the ten (10) days of school closure directed by the Governor, the Bethlehem Area School District will add ten (10) school days to the Third Marking Period. Accordingly, the last day of Marking Period Three will be April 15, 2020. The Fourth Marking Period will begin on April 16, 2020.

Una Nota Especial para los Padres de los Estudiantes de ESOL del BASD

Desde el 16 de marzo hasta el 27 marzo, los maestros del Distrito Escolar del Área de Bethlehem no se requerirán que los estudiantes cumplen asignaciones de clase ni trabajos calificados. Los maestros pueden, a su discreción, compartir contenido académico virtual con estudiantes/ familias que sirve como una revisión y/o extensión de temas y destrezas previamente enseñado en la aula. Dicho contenido virtual se puede entregar a través de Clever (para los estudiantes primarias) o Schoology (para los estudiantes de secundaria), aplicaciones que pueden conectarse a recursos del distrito, así como a otros contenidos digitales

Los estudiantes pueden seguir los mismos enlaces anteriores para acceder al contenido proporcionado por sus maestros de ESOL. Si un padre/encargado desea comunicarse con la maestra de ESOL de su hijo/a, haga clic en los enlaces apropiados a continuación:                      Directorio de personal de ESOL de la escuela primaria                                                                      Directorio de personal de ESOL de secundaria                                                                                     Directorio de personal de ESOL de la escuela secundaria

Las copias en papel de actividades de aprendizaje para estudiantes sin acceso a Internet estarán disponibles en los sitios escolares de distribución de comidas.  Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre la Distribución de Comida de BASD. 

Las familias que no tienen acceso a Internet en el hogar pueden solicitar recibirlo gratis por 90 días de Service Electric. Haga clic aquí para más información.

El objetivo de los próximos diez días escolares es mantener las oportunidades de aprendizaje disponibles para que los estudiantes mantengan mejor su aprendizaje en preparación para una instrucción más formal después del 27 de marzo.

Consulte el sitio web de BASD para obtener información y asistencia en curso. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación durante este tiempo de cierre de las escuelas.

Para dar cuenta de los diez (10) días de cierre escolar dirigidos por el Gobernador, el Distrito Escolar del Área de Bethlehem agregará diez (10) días escolares al Tercer Período de Marcado. En consecuencia, el último día del período de marcado tres será el 15 de abril de 2020. El Cuarto Período de Marcado comenzará el 16 de abril de 2020.

 

ELS Mission Statement

In a nurturing and challenging environment where diversity is celebrated,
our students will experience academic success while acquiring English
in order to become capable and productive members of society.

We hope the links you find here will be helpful.
Feel free to contact us with any needs, concerns, or questions.
Supervisor of ESOL: Carole Devey Schachter