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Stay connected during the closure

March 20, 2020

Dear Brooklyn Center Community Schools Families:

I want to remind each of our families and students that we are here to serve our community. School might not be in session but we still want to remain connected with you and help solve problems your family might be experiencing. We will continue to stay connected with families in a few different ways. 

 

  • BCCS Resource and Support Line: 763-200-1201. Families can call the Resource and Support line for information about community resources and crisis support. The phone line will be staffed by a BCCS school social worker or school counselor Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Check-ins from teachers. Starting next week, each student and their family will have a one-on-one conversation with a teacher. Special education case managers will also reach out to families. Teachers will ask families about technology/internet needs, meal distribution and anything else families need during the statewide closure. 
  • Seesaw and StudentVue. Families with students in grades K-5 will be asked to signup for Seesaw, a mobile app that allows families to communicate directly with teachers. Secondary staff members will continue using StudentVue with students and ParentVue with families. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to regularly check their district-provided email account for updates about distance learning plans.
  • Meal distribution. We are delivering meals to bus stops between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every day, Monday-Friday, through Friday, March 27. Families can also pick-up meals from noon-1 p.m at both North campus and Earle Brown Elementary. Families who are unable to receive meals during mid-day can pick-up meals from 4:30-6 p.m at Earle Brown Elementary at the employee entrance (door #5). 

 

And BCCS seniors, we haven’t forgotten about you. We will be reaching out with a special message just for you on Monday.

We made it through the first week of our new normal. I appreciate all of the flexibility our community has shown while we figure out how to best serve our community. I want you all to know, we are here for you and we are all in this together. 

Take care and have a great weekend.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Carly Baker, superintendent 
Brooklyn Center Community Schools

Visit www.BCCS286.org/covid19 for more information.