September 21, 2020
Hello Bradley Beach Families, I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out today to remind the Bradley Beach Community that our annual Back to School Night will be held this Thursday, September 24th, from 6PM to 8PM. In order to maintain health and safety measures, this year’s Back to School Night will be held in a virtual environment, and there will be two identical sessions to accommodate families with multiple children from 6PM-7PM and 7PM-8PM.
For families of students in Grades PreK-4, grade level partners will create a Google Meet for students in each individual grade level. Families will have the opportunity to log into the Google Meet for a specific grade level where they will be provided a live presentation followed by a question and answer session hosted by multiple teachers of that grade level.
For families of students in Grades 5-8, teachers will create videos for each class period they instruct, which will allow parents to virtually follow their child’s school day. These videos will be available to families beginning Wednesday and on Thursday night, teachers will hold Google Meets from 6PM-7PM and 7PM-8PM by subject area to answer any questions parents may have about the particular subject.
Related Arts Teachers, Education Specialists, and Remote Instructional Coaches will also develop videos for their classes which will be posted on Wednesday, and they will hold Google Meets from 6PM-7PM and 7PM-8PM to answer questions about their individual area of expertise.
In order to facilitate your experience, we are developing a virtual “Back to School Night Menu” which will be available on our website during Back to School Night. This single platform will contain the links to your grade level Google Meets, as well as both the English and Spanish versions of the pre-recorded videos for viewing at your convenience. Additionally, each grade level and subject area will host a Google Meet with Spanish translation, as the PreK- 4 Google Meets from 6PM to 7PM and the Grades 5-8 Google Meets from 7PM to 8PM will host a Spanish speaking staff member.
We look forward to meeting with your families this Thursday night in our new virtual environment. Please contact the Main Office or your homeroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time and stay safe.
Dr. Stephen T. Wisniewski