As you know, we have started remote learning and are using Google Classroom as a platform. To enroll students in their online classroom, please visit classroom.google.com and sign in using the username and password that was sent to you by your scholar’s teacher. If you don’t have your login information, please contact your scholar’s teacher or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote Learning- Assessment Information
In order to measure learning we have decided as a network to incorporate assessments during remote learning. Assessments will begin on Monday, April 20, 2020. Please click HERE for more details on remote learning assessments.
Link Tree – A fast and easy way to access Google Classroom
BACS Culture Team is so excited to share with you how we were able to find a way for scholars and families to navigate through Google Classroom with minimal hassle. The Culture Team created what we call, “A Table of Contents” that is linked to Google Classroom and other important information for scholars/families at BACS. This link which is powered by Link Tree can be accessed through all forms of technology. All families need is access to the link.
To access your link please view your child’s Google Classroom and or view the links below. You can click the link and or copy the link to your search engine. Once you retrieve your child’s link please save the link for easy access.
Grade Specific Links:
Additional remote learning resources
LEXIA READING CORE5
Lexia is an individualized research-proven literacy
computer program. Log on to Lexia 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.
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!
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.
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.
Click this link for additional online resources to support your scholar's learning at home.
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.
Top rated online math program, created by teachers to ensure all children love learning math. Click here to visit Zearn.
Free grab-and-go breakfast & lunch
For the most up-to-date information on free meals, visit the NYC Department of Education's website.
Neighborhood guides to food and assistance
Free access to internet: broadband and wifi
Call Spectrum at 844-488-8395
Call Optimum/Altice at 866-200-9522
Additionally, Spectrum will have wifi hotspots open throughout Brooklyn.
Childcare options for children of first-responders
If you are a parent and work as a healthcare provider, FDNY, NYPD, OEM or other eligible front-line worker, there are Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) set up for your children. For more information, eligible parents can complete the survey online here.
Parent resources for talking to children about COVID-19
NPR: Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
PBS Kids for Parents: Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News
PBS Kids for Parents: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
NY Times Parenting: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
From the National Association of School Psychologists: COVID-19 Parent Handout
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Tips for Caregivers on Media Coverage
Share age-appropriate facts and correct misinformation
Reassure them that they are safe
Practice social distancing
Practice good hygiene through washing hands for 20 seconds and coughing into your elbow
Additional COVID-19 resources
NYC Mayor's Office-Thrive NYC: Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home
SNAP benefits are being provided to all students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in New York through The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. For information on receiving SNAP benefits, read these FAQs or enroll here.
Family SNAP Benefits – Federal Relief Fund:
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 email@example.com
to ensure that we have your most updated contact information for calls, text and email.
Grief and loss counseling support
The purpose of the grief/loss counseling support call-line is to provide students and families with immediate grief/loss support, parent consultation, referrals for mental health providers, or access to bereavement resources after the loss of a loved one or member of the Ascend community due to COVID-19.
Funeral Expense Relief
Low-income families can qualify for financial assistance through this HRA program, and due to the impact of COVID-19, they have increased the burial allowance from $900 to $1,700 and the cap on burial costs from $1,700 to $3,400. The City’s HRA website has more details on the full program and application process here.