Welcome to Remote Learning in BSD
The 2020-2021 school year will be different than any we've experienced. BSD administrators spent the summer preparing for all possibilities - remote learning, in-person learning, and a hybrid of the two. Leading up to the start of the school year, educators have engaged in professional development and hours of preparation to welcome students back in a virtual format while providing the same rigor, compassion, caring, and professionalism the BSD community has come to expect.
Remote learning in BSD is guided by three equally important principles: building relationships, social-emotional learning, and depth of knowledge.
A critical component of students' success is the relationships they have with educators and peers. A foundation of trust and respect is required for quality learning to occur. BSD teachers will be purposeful in getting to know their students and connecting them with their peers.
We are facing the layered impact of the pandemic, school closure, and social unrest. BSD has prioritized supporting the social-emotional development of our students. All students in PK through 12th grade will have SEL (social-emotional learning) opportunities in their schedules.
Students will be engaging in new learning of grade-level content standards. Informal and formal assessments will be used to assess unfinished or incomplete learning from the spring, and teachers will accelerate students' learning to ensure grade-level compentency.