Principal's Message

Friday, October 16, 2020

Greetings from Bernabi where I have been thrilled to hear about the amazing level of collaboration that continues to exist between families and teachers, and I am grateful that we have that kind of close-knit relationship here in the Bernabi learning community!  I have a few quick updates below; thank you, as always, for reading and for staying connected to us! 

Specials Classes: I have been working closely with my special area teachers over the last month in an effort to support them, support parents, and most importantly, support your kids in accessing and making the best of both our hybrid and remote specials components.  That said, I need your help!  Based on my most recent review, work submission for our special area classes is less than 50%.  My worry is this: I don’t know how to guide teachers with grading, assessment and data driven instructional planning if there is no work submitted for students.  As such, I have asked my special area teachers to work together and reach out to parents directly for any student who has yet to complete a minimum of two assignments per course—if this concern applies to your child, we will be sending a letter with this information.  In the meantime, thank you for your support in accessing these important aspects of our instructional program, and if you have any questions about specials classes, please reach out to those teachers directly.

Virtual Book Fair: Like most things, our Fall Book Fair is going to look a little different this year.  The 2020 BPA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual, beginning October 19th - November 1st!  Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more!  Orders will be delivered right to your home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.  The link is here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bernabi

School Pictures: A reminder that today is picture day for our GOLD and RANGER students, and if anyone is in need of a picture make up, we are scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Remember that you can either order online (school code: EVTCGH6MF) or you can use the paper form that came home earlier this month.

Thank you for completing last week’s survey around your child’s instructional program for the window of time between November 2 and January 29.  In an effort to be fully transparent, there were minimal changes school-wide; less than 10 total changes in either direction; from hybrid to remote or from remote to hybrid.  While we all know neither program is perfect, I want to end this update with another tremendous thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and partnership.  This is not our “new normal,” rather a new routine that we are continuing to get better at, while we await for our “normal normal” to return!

Best always,

David Caiazza
Principal

 

 

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David Caiazza
Mr. David Caiazza, Principal
dcaiazza@spencerportschools.org

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