Ascend's Re-opening plan
To streamline updates to families and staff, please click HERE for information about our re-opening plan.
Ascend will continue to update with:
Frequently asked questions and answers
What families need to know
What staff members need to know
What students and staff members should do if they feel sick
Health guidance for families and others who visit our schools
If you have additional questions not answered on the website please reach out to your Principal or Assistant Principal of Operations. For specific questions regarding help with packets & instruction, please email your scholar's teacher or Assistant Principal in the About Us tab of this site.
Google Classroom Tutorial
Remote Learning Resources
September 8th - November 24th
All BACS scholars (K-4) will begin the
2020-21 school year with 100% remote learning instruction from September 8 (1st day of school) through October 16.
Below are resources to support with remote learning instruction during this time.
Technology Family User Guide (English)
Technology Family User Guide (Spanish)
Instructional Kit List:
Additional Instructional Resources:
A Remote Reading Resource for Independent Reading
Reading at home is one of the best ways to support your scholar's academic growth this year. In school we will be using RazKids as our e-book platform. We wanted to share with you all a second great platform so that your scholars have access to even more free e-books. SimplyE is the New York Public Library’s FREE, open source e-reader App and program that brings together their entire collection of more than 300,000 e-books and audio books to make them accessible all in one place. Click HERE for instructions.
Google Classroom Tutorial
Update your contact information TODAY!
We want to make sure you are connected with the school to receive all important updates for your scholar during this time. Email our OPS Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
to ensure that we have your most updated contact information for calls, text and email.
Scholastic's Learn at Home resources includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Scholars can complete on their own and with their families. Just find your scholar's grade level and let the learning begin here!
Learning A-Z is offering a FREE subscription to Raz-Kids and/or Headsprout to help learning continue while out of the physical classroom, in light of the coronaviurs. This offer is valid through the end of the school year.*
Raz-Kids is a digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).
Headsprout is an online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.
Free, online educational resource, including over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, physics, chemistry, biology, American civics, art history, economics, and computer science. Visit Khan Academy here.
List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings here. Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education. Please browse and access as needed to support your scholar at home.
Top rated online math program, created by teachers to ensure all children love learning math. Click here to visit Zearn.
ELA & Math online resources
Click this link for additional online resources to support your scholar’s learning at home.
New York State Common Core aligned curriculum resources and information for parents and families.