Chromebooks!

We found a Google Slide presentation that would be an excellent thing to share with your students using Chromebooks:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WFRRvgWhNXdufz99G9mwDnLq1AsWmLzG0Z5Lnc1guE0/view

It covers all the basics including the keyboard and touchpad, Launcher, and the all-important camera app – how to take videos and photos and upload them – which is vital when it comes to students showing their work.

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Family Resources

Hello Sixth Grade Families!

If your family is in need of clothing/shoes , food , or mental health services , please take a quick moment to complete the form below. Your responses are confidential and are returned to Meadow View’s School Counselor, Terry Foytek. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Foytek at 541-607-9701 ext 2645 or terry.foytek@bethel.k12.or.us  Just click on the blue link below to get started:

Meadow View Family Resources Form

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For Monday, September 21st…

Hello 6th Grade Families!

We sincerely hope this message finds you safe and well. We are excited to be starting school on Monday, September 21st. Below, you will find information to ensure a smooth start to the school year.

The first thing to be done is to make certain your student can log into their Google Account. They will use their Bethel email address to do this:

 firstname.lastname@bsd52.org and

password is student ID+First initial Last initial.

Once students have verified access to their Google Account, they will need to make sure they can access Google Classroom. Click on the ‘waffle’ or 9 dot icon next to their initials in the upper right hand corner. This will give a drop down menu. Click on Classroom. 

Next, students need to verify that they have classes: Advisory, Math, LA/SS, Science, and either Music or PE. Students will be on a 6-week rotation between PE and Music Alive. They should have a class set up in Google Classroom by Monday.

If there are any problems, let me know so we can tackle some of the issues before the first day of school.

We will open our Advisory Zoom sessions this Friday (9/18) from 8:30-9:00 (just like normal school days) to give students a chance to log in and feel comfortable with the process, say a quick Hello, and ask any questions. We hope this eases any anxiety and boosts confidence for your student heading into the school year.

For Monday., 9/21, please ask students to power on computer by 8 and click Zoom link by 8:30 for their Advisory class having pencil and paper ready.

Thank you in advance for your patience, kindness, perseverance and resilience!

 

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Welcome to Virtual Middle School 2020!

Dear Families,

We hope you had a great summer break and are ready to get back into learning!

We have attached a copy of the schedule to this blog post. According to your Advisory Group designation, your student will meet with their assigned teacher at 8:30-9 on Monday through Friday.  Advisory periods will be a time for kids to connect with the teacher and each other. 

After morning Advisory, Groups will stay in the same cohort as they move through their “real time” core classes Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri from 9:00-11:50.  

After lunch students will have an opportunity to participate in an elective class and finish up work that was assigned to them during the morning core classes or at times be in small learning groups.

On Wednesday, students will check in with their advisory teacher at 8:30 then work on independent activities or ongoing projects that will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Students may also be invited to join small groups for extra practice in a subject area on Wednesdays and throughout the week. 

There are some important changes to distance learning as we head into fall.  The first major change will be attendance.  Teachers will be taking attendance when live classes are being taught (again 9:00-11:50 Mon/Tue-Th/Fri) and also on Wednesday during advisory at 8:30.  Another change will be grading.  Students will earn letter grades for the work they complete while in distance learning.  This will look and feel a lot different from what took place in the spring.  

 Other important information: chromebook pick up is Wednesday (today) from 7:30-4 and Thursday 12-7 at Willamette High School. Meadow View will be a meal site for lunch pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, September 15th. These supplies will be forthcoming for students within the next couple of weeks: three spirals, one graph paper spiral, one pack of pens and one pack of sharpened pencils. 

We know that many of you have questions and concerns and we are here for you.  We will be making follow up phone calls this week and next to check in.  Please check out our 6th grade blog for up to date information. Once school begins the blog will be updated weekly. http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/mv6news/

Even though this is a strange start to a new school year, we are still very excited about meeting students and families and doing what we love…teaching. 

Sincerely,

Amy, Carly, Regan, Sarah

amy.jessie@bethel.k12.or.us

541-896-1087

carly.waters@bethel.k12.or.us

541-896-1257

regan.weaver@bethel.k12.or.us

541-607-9700 x.2625

sarah.campbell@bethel.k12.or.us

541-972-3763

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Final Days…

We are down to the final days of school! We would like you all to know how proud we are of our 6th grade students and how honored we are to have been able to partner with you, our wonderful 6th grade parents, in this new Covid-time online teaching adventure. We are here for you! Be well:)

  • Please return any and all textbooks and library books next week. 
    • Please drop off at the MV office between 9:00 and 3:00, Monday-Thursday.
  • Last day for missing work: Thursday, June 11. 
    • Report cards will be mailed home on June 16th
  •  If you have students with belongings still at school, please call the school 541-607-9700 and make a plan for pick up. Secretaries are there from 9-3 Mon – Thurs.
  • If you borrowed a Chromebook from the school district, the dates for students to return chromebooks has been set. Drop off will be at WHS.

Monday 6/15, 7:30 – 4:00

Tuesday 6/16, 7:30 – 4:00

Wednesday 6/17, 7:30 – 4:00 

Thursday 6/18, noon – 7:00 – final deadline!

 

  • Google accounts will be deleted by July 1st. 

 

    • Students can move their documents using Google Take Out, a tool that lets users copy their Drive files from their school account to a personal Google account. (Students will get new accounts next year)

Find directions at:

 https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2020/05/google-takeout.html

 

  • Looking ahead:

 

    • The district is hoping to post archived lessons for optional access over the summer.
    • iReady access will be available for Math lessons through August 25th.
    • Online registration will begin soon, so keep an eye on your email.
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Google Classroom Updates

Parents!

A  great way to interact with and stay in touch with your student’s learning is to access the Google Classroom Updates sent to you via email. If you are not receiving them, please let us know and we will make sure to send you an invitation. See below for the link to Bethel School District’s Online Learning tools and how to manage your Google Email Summaries…

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet

Classroom email summaries for guardians

As a guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your student’s progress in classroom.

Note: You can only receive summaries for students using Classroom with a G Suite account. For details, see About Classroom user accounts.

  • You can choose the frequency of the emails, such as daily or weekly.Note: Daily means Monday to Friday. You won’t receive email summaries on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • You can unsubscribe or remove yourself from Classroom at any time.

Guardian email summaries include:

  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
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Additional Mid Level Curbside Pickup Today!

Hi Meadow View Families!

We have scheduled a second opportunity for you to pick-up your child’s locker belongings curbside. Come by Thursday, April 30th from 4:00-5:30pm. See you soon!

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Mid Level Curbside Pickup

Dear Meadow View 6-8 Families,

We are ready to start the first wave of student belongings pick-up here at Meadow View! We are doing this in stages, beginning with grades 6-8 on Tuesday, April 28th from 10-2pm. To pick up your middle schoolers’ items, please drive up to the front parking lot sidewalk between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, 4/28. An MV staff member will meet you at your car window to get your student’s name and grade level, grab their bag from the alphabetized table and deliver your child’s belongings to you curbside. We ask that you remain in your vehicle throughout this process.

We understand that many of you have children in different grade levels at MV. Please know that due to the sheer number of students we are collecting items for, we are not able to accommodate picking up items for a younger K-5 sibling at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Stay tuned for an update on K-5 belongings pick-up coming soon! 

If you can’t make it to MV on Tuesday, please call the office at 541-607-9700 and set up an appointment to pick up your student’s belongings. 

See you Tuesday MV 6-8 families! 

Erika and Carmen

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Meadow View Earth Day!

Hey MV families! Earth Day is this Wednesday and since we can’t be together to celebrate we thought we’d team up with National Geographic and create a neighborhood safari!

Here’s how it works:

Create a scene starring your children’s favorite animals. Let their imaginations go wild (sorry—we had to say it) with sidewalk chalk sketches, original drawings or artwork, or these animal coloring pages. You can inspire younger children with these fun critter facts, or show older kids Nat Geo’s encyclopedia of animals. All of our K-8 students can join in on the fun.

Then show off your family’s creation to the community on Earth Day THIS WEDNESDAY: hung from your house’s window, attached to your apartment balcony, taped to the roadside mailbox … wherever your family lives. Invite other families to join by hanging their art so everyone can take their own safaris—while practicing social distancing, of course—and spot different animals all over the neighborhood. The goal is that as you walk with your children around your Meadow View neighborhood, they’ll see how amazing the world is—AND if you’re walking around the Meadow View building, you MIGHT spot a few animals in the school windows, too!

Here is the link to Nat. Geo’s Neighborhood Safari site.

There’s lots of other ways to celebrate Earth Day, too! Think about starting a recycling routine or compost bin at your home. Check out this website for more Earth Day ideas!

Have a great Earth Day, MV, and enjoy your safari!

 

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MV Virtual Spirit Week 4/13-4/17

Hey Meadow View! Let’s kick off our first week of distance learning with our first ever Meadow View VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK! We wanted to do something next week to help encourage that sense of community and connection that we all love about Meadow View. Each day next week, we will have a fun, themed way to for you to get active and show your school spirit virtually with your teachers and peers. Snap a picture each day and show us what you’re up to–send it to your teacher, post it in the comments on our MV Facebook page or email it to us! We’ll feature a collage of MV pictures at the end of next week.

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