06 Jul BACK TO SCHOOL CENTRAL
Back To School Central
First day of school is August 18, 2016
The first day of school is just around the corner, and Back To School Central is designed to help you find everything your family needs to be ready for that first day.
The following sections will provide you with general information, so be sure to also check your child’s school website for information specific to their school site. School websites and contact information can be accessed on the top navigation bar.
New Start Times
High School (9-12)
7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Doors open Monday – Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Middle School (6-8)
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Doors open Monday – Friday at 7:30 a.m.
Elementary School (K-5)
9:10 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 9:40 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
8:15 to 8:45 a.m. drop off – 2:20 to 2:50 p.m. pick up (no change)
Late Start Wednesdays – 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. drop off – 2:20 to 2:50 p.m. pick up
Late Start Wednesdays
Early in 2016, the board of education approved plans for embedded collaboration time for teachers in the school week. Documented research has shown that there is a strong correlation between teacher collaboration and student achievement, and embedded collaboration is the number one most effective strategy for improving student performance. This new format, known as Late Start Wednesdays, will change the start time for students at all school sites to 30 minutes later on Wednesdays only.
For additional information about how these changes impact your child, please contact the principal at your student’s school. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding these changes visit www.baschools.org/schooltimes.
Due to budget cuts, the transportation department is making changes to its routing system and will rely on parental transport for those students living within 1.5 miles of their zoned school site. Additionally, in order to reduce bus stops/turnarounds and promote student safety, bus stops and routes will change. For more information, please click here. BAPS continues to make safety its number one priority, and every routing decision made has been based on student safety. Questions and concerns can be addressed by Transportation Services at BAbus@baschools.org.
The transportation bus route link has been temporarily disabled. Routing information for 2016-2017 bus route will be available after August 1. For more information, please click here.
Annual, Required Student Information Form – available soon!
For many years, parents were required to complete paper forms for each of their students. These forms will be combined and updated, and parents will be able to complete the annual, required forms online! This form must be submitted by midnight on Friday, August 5, 2016, in order for your student to obtain their class schedule or homeroom teacher in August. If the form has not been submitted by August 5, the primary legal guardian for the student must attend Schedule Pickup or Meet Your Teacher to complete the form on site. Please check back soon to access this form.
Everything you need to know about Back to School can be found by clicking the links below.
Home Access Center – New Online Parent Resource to Replace ParentConnect
Immunizations: Caring Van
Important Dates to Remember
Before & After Care
Student Activity and Athletic Passes
Child Find Notice
Parents Right to Know
Report and Stop Bullying
Meningococcal Disease Information
1:1 – Digital Learning with Chromebook Devices in grades 9-12
BAPS uses the latest technology to enhance student learning, student engagement and student achievement. 1:1 provides every student in grades 9-12 with a personal device to explore and utilize educational resources both inside and outside the classroom – from accessing class content and textbooks online, to communicating and collaborating with classmates and teachers. With 1:1, students have the best teacher-facilitated instruction combined with the best technology at their fingertips!
Student learning experiences will be taken to new levels that further engage and prepare them for their future. Students will have access to information and creative resources to present their knowledge, understanding and application of the content they learn throughout the school year in each course. The skills they will learn through the use of Chromebooks, Canvas and Google Apps for Education will guide them to success in future learning and career opportunities because they will become knowledgeable and proficient users of technology.
Please click here to learn more about 1:1, when to pick up your student’s Chromebook and purchase device insurance, and experience learning in an engaging new way! For more information, please visit www.baschools.org/1to1 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.