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BWLS COVID-19 UPDATED INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Technology Update - 4.01.2020

The move to remote learning has included some technology issues for several of us. Some are struggling with reliable internet access at home, and Schoology has been overloaded at certain times, making it difficult to access assignments.

District Mental Health Brief - Wellness Wednesday 4.1.20

This week's Wellness Wednesday article by Justin Plummer, our Mental Health Specialist, discusses coping with change.  

Mental Health Monday Article

This week's Mental Health Monday article by Justin Plummer, our Mental Health Specialist, discusses managing stress in changing times.  

COVID-19 Family Update - 3.30.2020

Thank you for your patience today as many districts across the nation accessed Schoology in unprecedented numbers.  Their team is working diligently to continue to increase capacity as we all adjust to this new normal. When all else fails, have your child read, read, read.

COVID-19 Family Update 3.28.20

I hope you are having a great-- albeit unconventional-- spring break.  I have lots of news today, including how House Bill 197, which was just signed into law yesterday afternoon by Governor DeWine, will impact our students.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.24.2020

In reviewing our technology plan for chromebook repairs, we have determined that we will be able to offer hardware repairs at our central office as needed.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.22.2020

Due to the Governor’s “stay-at-home order” being announced today, our district technology department will be working from home beginning this Tuesday until at least April 6.

COVID-19 District Update - Technology Support

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to update you on our technology support.  As you have probably learned in communication from principals and staff, we will rely on some technology and internet access for students during this remote learning period.

COVID-19 District Update 3.18.2020

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to thank the many community volunteers and our awesome food service crew for packing up food for our families in need.

COVID-19 District Update 3.16.2020

I wanted to reach out with some updates and clarifications for you.  I apologize for the length, but I have lots of information to share.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.14.2020

While we had initially planned to use this coming Monday, the last day we are permitted to be open, as a last opportunity for staff to meet with students to provide resources and directions for remote learning, we will now be closed to students on Monday.  

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.13.2020

The following message is an all call sent on March 13, 2020.

Helping Families in Need During Building Closures

We have gotten lots of questions about how we will help our families in need with meals during the building closures. These details are still being finalized, but we will share soon.

COVID-19 Message from Schoology - 3.13.2020

Good morning, I have received a few questions about the potential of making up time in the summer. 

Schoology

Big Walnut now has a "Digital Backpack" to streamline communication and to help students stay organized. Schoology provides a centralized place for teachers, students, and parents to communicate, access assignments, and receive school and class updates.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 03/12/2020

The following is an update that was sent as an all call to families on 03/12/2020.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.10.2020

The following is an all call regarding an update going out to families this evening (3.10.2020)

COVID-19 District Update

The attached letter contains an update on the district's efforts to ensure the health and safety of all students.