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Communications from Mrs. Waterhouse

January 25, 2021

Message from the Principal | Athletics Update | JROTC Wants You! | Virtual Community Forum

Message from the Principal

We are coming to a close of our semester one classes. Semester two will officially start on Wednesday, January 27th. Students will have advisory on Wednesday. Thursday, January 28th will be the first day that students will notice a change in their schedule (see schedule below).

Student Schedule to Start January 27th

  M T W T F
  A-K: In Person
(L-Z: Remote)
L-Z: In Person
(A-K: Remote)
All Students: Remote A-K: In Person
(L-Z: Remote)
L-Z: In Person
(A-K: Remote)
7:35-8:15 AM Block AM Block 7:35-8:45
Independent
Work Time
AM Block AM Block
8:20-9:17

Block 1

Block 1 9:00-9:30
Advisory via Google Meet
(attendance required)
Block 1 Block 1
9:20-10:17 Block 2 Block 2 Block 2 Block 2
10:20-11:17 Block 3 Block 3

9:30-11:30 Independent Work Time
AND
Office Hours by teacher invite or student request

Block 3 Block 3
11:20-12:17 Block 4 Block 4 Block 4 Block 4
12:17-1:25 Lunch/Prep Lunch/Prep 11:30-12:00
Lunch
Lunch/Prep Lunch/Prep
1:25-1:55 Block 1 Virtual*
ALL Students
Block 3 Virtual*
ALL Students
12:00-3:00
Independent Work Time
AND/OR
Flexible Pathways Meeting
Block 1 Virtual*
ALL Students
Block 3 Virtual*
ALL Students
1:55-2:25 Block 2 Virtual*
ALL Students
Block 4 Virtual*
ALL Students
Block 2 Virtual*
ALL Students
Block 4 Virtual*
ALL Students
2:25-3:05 Flex Period** Flex Period** Flex Period** Flex Period**

We encourage students to have water bottles and snacks that are easy to eat with masks (such as nuts, granola bars, etc.). Breakfasts will continue to be available from 7:35 AM - 8:15 AM in the cafeteria and lunch will continue to be grab-and-go at dismissal time. Students that need a mask break or a snack may ask to go to the office, where we have a designated space.

We want to encourage all students to look at the start of the second semester as a fresh start to classes. We know that our transitions between hybrid and remote made it difficult for many of our learners. The start of new classes is an opportunity to reengage with learning and attendance. Students and/or parents should contact guidance counselors if there are any questions or concerns about starting the new semester.

As always, questions or concerns can be sent to Brenda Waterhouse at bwateshs@buusd.org.

Be safe, be well, and stay strong!


Emergency Remote Schedule

This time of year is known to have some challenging weather days, and previously schools were closed for the safety of student travel. In the event that we are faced with weather conditions that would normally close school, we will be switching to a Remote School Day. This schedule (below) will also be used in the event that we have to switch from in-person instruction for any reason, including Covid. For consistency, we are using this schedule as it is the schedule we previously used when fully remote.

Notifications about switching to the Remote Schedule will be made via robo-call, posted on our website and Facebook page and on the WCAX school closing listing.

  M T W T F
  All Students: Remote All Students: Remote All Students: Remote All Students: Remote All Students: Remote
7:35-9:00 Independent Work Time Independent Work Time 7:35-8:45
Independent
Work Time
Independent Work Time Independent Work Time
9:00-9:15

Advisory Check In (attendance required)

Advisory Check In (attendance required) 9:00-9:30
Advisory via Google Meet
(attendance required)
Advisory Check In (attendance required) Advisory Check In (attendance required)
9:20-10:20 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1
10:25-11:25 Block 2 Block 2

9:30-11:30 Independent Work Time
AND
Office Hours by teacher invite or student request

Block 2 Block 2
11:25-12:00 Lunch Lunch 11:30-12:00
Lunch
Lunch Lunch
12:05-1:05 Block 3 Block 3 12:00-3:00
Independent Work Time
AND/OR
Flexible Pathways Meeting
Block 3 Block 3
1:10-2:10 Block 4 Block 4 Block 4 Block 4
2:25-3:05 AM Block AM Block AM Block AM Block

Student Schedules

Some recent changes were made to our master schedule of courses. The changes to the master schedule may have impacted individual student schedules for the second semester. Schedules may be viewed through Infinite Campus (IC). Attached, please find a couple of helpful documents about accessing and using IC. If needing assistance with IC access, please email Anna Ryan at aryanshs@buusd.org or Jan Trepanier at jtrepshs@buusd.org.

If you have any questions about student schedules or changes, please contact your student's counselor. If you are unsure of who your student's counselor is, please reach out to Ry Hoffman, Head of School Counseling, at rhoffshs@buusd.org