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BHIS Family Information Night - Shared screen with speaker view
Mama Ashlee Rose
36:52
Thank you all for making this meeting happen. We are glad to be here.
Michael C
40:47
Thank you BHIS admin, staff, PTA, and community for this info night. Wishing BHIS all the best for a safe, healthy, and happy start of the school year.
Callista Chen, PTA President
41:19
@Mama Ashlee Rose and @Michael C, thank you!
chris mcmullen; he/him and eva mcmullen; she/her
41:49
If we haven’t scheduled a kindergarten meeting how should we do that?
Stephanie Gruss
44:04
Can we use our own devices instead?
Mama Ashlee Rose
44:26
will there be after school/ launch this year?
Lynn
44:54
Thank you BHIS admin and staff for your hard work! Can you opt out of the SPS device if you have one at home that you can use?
Park kids
45:22
What is the technology for? Do they have to have it?
Josh R
46:07
Is the $25 applicable at all SPS schools?
Heather Hart
46:36
@ Josh R, Yes
stephanie
46:50
I have purchased a student laptop for my child to use for school. Is it mandatory to use school laptop?
AV Goodsell
47:08
Kindergartens also use laptops???
Callista Chen, PTA President
47:42
https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/dots/support-training-forms/schoolpay/
Romelle
47:45
@ Av - they will use iPads
Callista Chen, PTA President
47:50
@AVGoodsell, they had iPads
Robert Coin
50:30
what other school supplies will we need, if any, beside the school issued tech?
Lynn
51:55
What will the time limits be for lunch?
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
51:58
What is the actual amount of time for lunch going to be.
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
52:22
Can we bring our kids home for lunch?
Lynn
53:13
In previous years, kids were expected to use shared rags to clean the tables. Is this expected of them this year?
Mama Ashlee Rose
53:31
can kids bring their own food? or will there be a menu of the food provided?
Rahima Haji
53:47
you are breaking up
Thu Nguyen
54:01
The masking while chewing rule - is that part of the Dept of Health requirement? That will make it very difficult for the kids and soil the masks.
Sol Gonzalez
54:13
Adults should be the ones cleaning tables.
Tracy Gan
54:47
I absolutely agree with @Thu Nguyen’s opinion.
Heather Hart
54:59
Menu for September will be posted here https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/culinary-services/menus/
Mama Ashlee Rose
55:16
thank you
Migee
55:55
Will you be able to share where/how frequently the distancing isn't possible? That "where possible" has been shared in a variety of avenues.
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
56:34
3 feet was based on CDC guidelines pre-delta.
Leonor & Robb (Nayah's parents)
58:54
Will the school have the ability to conduct rapid testing of symptomatic students?
Emily
59:20
Can you disclose what % of staff and volunteers working in the building are currently vaccinated (i.e. 90%)
Migee
59:29
No.
AV Goodsell
01:00:02
Is there a way to heat up food for my child? My child is extremely particular about food and will not likely eat anything provided. We have struggled with this in preschool big time. Who can we contact about this?
Robert Coin
01:00:27
how frequently will staff have to re-up on their covid training?
Tracy Gan
01:00:42
Masks will lose their filtering ability when wet or soiled. And pulling the mask up and down while eating will increase the amount of germs on their hands. Are all kids required to stick to this mask-up-while-chewing rule?
Eufro Cortez
01:01:55
si se escucha bien gracias
Eufro Cortez
01:03:59
una pregunta Juan Carlos que tes es el que le van haser?
Thu Nguyen
01:04:00
Agree with Tracy. Mask-up-while-chewing is very uncomfortable. (I’ve tried it.) Not only will it be even harder and messier for the young kids, but moreover, they may not be able to finish their meals in the allotted time.
Heather Hart
01:04:07
@ Leonor and Rob, SPS will be using diagnostic testing (PCR- more accurate), not rapid antigen tests
Leonor & Robb (Nayah's parents)
01:04:31
Great, thank you!
David Saelee
01:04:33
Will someone be taking temps and watching for children that look symptomatic when they arrive at school?
stephanie
01:04:35
my mother is a cancer patient. Grown is all vaccinated. kids under 12 yrs old are not fully vaccinated. who do I need to speak with? I had requested virtual learning.
Letha H
01:04:37
What is the plan for PCPs? This is classes like library, art, PE
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:04:40
Would it be possible to cover directly how the two class/two teacher structure at BHIS will work? Will all grades stay in place and teachers move from class to class? And If students are changing classrooms who is cleaning the areas, prepping? And will there be ELA teacher reassignments
Eufro Cortez
01:05:22
si gracias
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
01:06:47
Will the remote learning be based at BHIS or Queen Anne?
NIck Sagall
01:06:52
Since more kids might be kept home for longer, is there a plan for those students to do remote learning of some sort?
Callista Chen, PTA President
01:06:58
The PTA is recording this message and the questions in the chat. We will do our best to work with Ms. Washington and Ms. Wilson to have these questions answered in writing on our website.
Heather Hart
01:07:26
@Nick, there is no current plan for remote learning
Letha H
01:09:41
How will recess and rainy day recess be handled?
Migee
01:10:17
It sounds like there are six lunch periods versus three. How many students per period is that?
Sol Gonzalez
01:10:39
How many kids are in class now?
Leonor & Robb (Nayah's parents)
01:10:50
Will tents be available for outdoor lunch so kids can eat outside even in drizzle and if not, is that something we could fundraise for?
Migee
01:11:09
Besides a phone call from a teacher, will there be more information shared about class size? Teacher name?
Migee
01:11:35
@Leonor--I'd help with that.
Jenny Lee
01:12:16
My child has asthma and coughs - we want to make sure she's not tested for COVID each time
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:12:19
How are we mitigating the open pod architecture of the school, unlike other schools with single classes in classrooms with doors, what is considered a cohort for possible covid exposure?
Eufro Cortez
01:12:25
cual es su número Juan Carlos 🤔
Park kids
01:12:34
I’m not comfortable having my Children eat inside ever. Can they just go outside regardless of the weather?
Eufro Cortez
01:13:55
si gracias
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:14:03
So will they be sharing tables like before
Alli
01:14:08
They are changing the language cohorts in terms of ELA teacher. I got a call this AM that my son's ELA teacher is being changed to accommodate the covid protocols .
Migee
01:14:29
@Park kids--our family feels the same way. I'm glad there is an opportunity initially but I'm interested in knowing what it would take to host lunch outside until kiddos are vaccinated.
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:14:32
^^^ curious about ELA teachers as well my child had Mr Pickard last year.
Lynn
01:15:05
In the classroom, will students be in individual desks, at least three feet away from each other and elimination of rug time as they were last year? Or are there differences this year?
Migee
01:15:05
I think people are feeling pretty durable with the weather! More worried about covid. :)
Tim Wang
01:15:10
Hello All - thank you so much for this virtual meet. Very helpful and we're grateful for all your time, attention and care. If students are sick. What is the protocol or process for returning back to school if they are sick?
Stephanie Gruss
01:15:13
jaosborne@seattleschools.org
Juan Carlos
01:15:55
Nurse Jenny Osborne @ <jaosborne@seattleschools.org>
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:16:20
To be clear - students will be in one classroom in the morning, with one of their teachers, move to a different classroom with their other classrooms. So students will be sharing desks as before?
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
01:16:37
Regarding covid infection at BHIS, how is the school keeping track of new cases, and where can parents access this information?
Thu Nguyen
01:16:47
Can you please address the mask-while-chewing questions? This is a major concern for my Childs ability to eat
Lynn
01:16:48
If students are in the English cohort, will they changes teachers during the day for grades 2-5?
Migee
01:17:41
You mentioned we'd be getting a call from a teacher, will we receive anything written or via email about who our teacher is, what our class size is etc.?
Erin Koga
01:18:05
What is pick up going to look like this year? Will it be like it was during hybrid?
Migee
01:18:18
If a student is exposed to a COVID positive case and needs to stay home, how would you like us to handle that?
Park kids
01:18:36
Yes @migee agreed
Migee
01:18:40
Good question-second. What is the pick up procedure?
Heather Hart
01:18:45
@ Ann Lin, the district has a COVID dashboard they update every Monday https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/covid-19-dashboard/
iPhone
01:18:54
Do we need to buy the school supplies ?
Heather Hart
01:19:12
Oh! Actually, Mandarin kids are with Kyle Okada, who is my favorite (all of them, yes)
Ben Klingenstein
01:19:15
Agreed, how do we learn more about drop-off and pick-up procedures?
Migee
01:19:32
Water bottle?
Michael C
01:19:34
Thank you, PTA, for purchasing supplies for our children!
David Saelee
01:20:01
Is dropping my child off for school in the morning relatively easy or is it a traffic jam situation?
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
01:20:16
thanks, @Heather. Is there a way to see a breakdown by school?
Migee
01:20:16
There is one English only class. How are you handling that class?
Heather Hart
01:21:07
The PTA supports a lot of great things at BHIS, including school supply purchase. Your support is crucial. you can support us at our website, click on the donate button https://beaconhillpta.org/
Heather Hart
01:22:08
Yes! Romelle is the best!
Orion's mom (Ann Lin)
01:22:22
What is the plan for kids whose parents don't believe it's safe to go back to in-person school right now?
Ashley Duncan
01:22:35
For 4/5 students- The Spanish class will have Srta. Guzman and Ms. Duncan, the English class will have Ms. Lewicki and Mr. Okada, and the Mandarin class will have Li Lao Shi and Ms. Foster Nguyen.
Migee
01:23:35
@Ashley Duncan, that's helpful. Will similar information be shared for 2nd graders and the rest of the grades?
Crystal (she/her)
01:23:36
Thanks for the clarification, Ms. Duncan!
Ben Klingenstein
01:23:38
xed
Callista Chen, PTA President
01:24:55
We will make this video available for families.
Heather Hart
01:25:20
@Ann Lin, I’m afraid there is no plan for families who don’t want to go back in person yet. I’m sorry.
Sol Gonzalez
01:25:37
Thanks Ms. Duncan.
stephanie
01:26:55
please provide your email
stephanie
01:27:16
regards to virtual learning
Jenne + Aaron / English / 5th grader
01:27:28
Yes please provide emails in chat, thank you
AV Goodsell
01:28:00
Thanks for this info and session. I would love to chat with kindergarten teacher (still not sure who is my kid’s assigned teacher for the mixed 1st/Kindergarten English class).
Keyunda Wilson
01:28:10
Thank you BHIS Families!
Brenda Tausch Lapora
01:28:11
Thank you so much to BHIS staff and PTA!
Heather Hart
01:28:13
smwashington@seattleschools.org, krwilson@seattleschools.org, president@beaconhillpta.org
Callista Chen, PTA President
01:28:17
Thank you everyone. Please rest assured that we are doing our best to get you answers as soon as we can.
Heather Hart
01:28:25
heather.hart@beaconhillpta.org
Bethany (she/her)
01:28:28
Thank you so much for this meeting!
David Saelee
01:28:36
thanks you guys, have a great evening!
Janny
01:28:42
Thank you
Adam Kennedy
01:28:52
Thank you Callista and Sahnica
scarlett
01:28:56
👏
Callista Chen, PTA President
01:28:58
Thank you, everyone! Feel free to send a follow-up email with your question if you weren't able to include details in the chat. president@beaconhillpta.org
Amity Lumper, Derek Low (parents of Nico Low)
01:29:16
thank you, BHIS leadership team. you rock!!!
Emma
01:29:19
Thank you
Shannon Hunt
01:29:20
Where do we find which teacher partners our students are assigned to?
Cai Yu’s iPhone
01:29:37
Thank you.
Shannon Hunt
01:29:38
Thank you! Looking forward to in-person learning
Callista Chen, PTA President
01:29:41
@shannon hunt I believe the teachers will be contacting you shortly
Eufro Cortez
01:29:45
gracias.
Shannon Hunt
01:29:56
@callista chen. Thank you
Stephanie Gruss
01:30:25
Thanks, Callista and Heather