As we move into a distance learning mode of schooling, we will need to adjust our SCHS attendance policy.
Students will get attendance credit for contacting teachers and handing in work. Robo calls will go out starting April 6th to students who make no contact during the course of a school day. Since students can work at any time of the day, school day attendance will consist of the following:
2:15pm Friday to 2:15pm Monday Monday attendance report
2:15pm Monday to 2:15pm Tuesday Tuesday attendance report
2:15pm Tuesday to 2:15pm Wednesday Wednesday attendance report
2:15pm Wednesday to 2:15pm Thursday Thursday attendance report
2:15pm Thursday to 2:15pm Friday Friday attendance report
(notice that all weekend correspondence will be counted for Monday)
What counts as contact with Teachers:
Handing in an assignment
As stated before, we will be sending out robo calls from PowerSchool every weekday starting on April 6th to any student that did not contact a Teacher during that attendance report period. This policy is subject to change moving forward as we figure out what distance learning looks like for you.
School Supply Lists
Masks are required. Cloth masks are recommended. Masks should be washed daily. Here is the CDC guidance on washing masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html. BPS recommends all students in grades K-12 have a backpack with a padded compartment or a padded Neoprene sleeve (14 inch) to carry their Chromebook/laptop back and forth to school this year, if needed. We also suggest that students have their own earbuds or headphones that include the built-in microphone.
High Schoolsdon't have school supply lists. On the first day, students should bring notebooks, pens, and pencils. Each teacher will tell the students if they need something specific for that class.
Head Start application
Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be found at https://www.bismarckschools.org/Page/2616 or call BECEP at 701-323-4400 to request an application be mailed to you. There is a black drop-box to the right of BECEP’s front door to return applications and required documents. BECEP is located at 720 North 14th Street.