BCPS Weekly Bulletin

1214. BCPS ONE PARENT ACCESS, ANNUAL MAINTENANCE, AND ENHANCEMENTS

During the week of May 29, 2017, school staff can expect to receive the attached letter regarding BCPS One parent access, annual maintenance, and enhancements. School staff should distribute the letter to students so that the letter can be taken home to parents during the week of Monday, June 5, 2017. Please note the following:

 Effective Monday, July 3, 2017, only parents identified in the BCPS Student Information System (SIS) as a contact authorized to make educational decisions for the student will be allowed access to their student’s information in BCPS One. This will reduce the risk of exposing student information to individuals who do not have an educational right to know. This security enhancement will require parents authorized to make educational decisions to have an e-mail address, first name, and/or last name in the SIS that matches the e-mail address used to establish their BCPS One account. Parents who currently do not have an e-mail address, first name, and/or last name in the SIS that matches their BCPS One account are asked to update this information by contacting school staff in order to avoid an interruption in access to student information in BCPS One.

 Beginning Wednesday, June 21, 2017, parents will be able to view student report cards through the student information tile in BCPS One.

 Between Saturday, July 29, 2017, and Sunday, August 6, 2017, BCPS One will undergo annual maintenance and will be intermittently unavailable.

 On Monday, August 7, 2017, BCPS One will be available again to parents, students, and staff with 2017-2018 school year information and a refreshed look.

 Beginning Monday, August 7, 2017, parents will be able to electronically update Student Privacy Options through the student information tile in BCPS One.

 Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017, parents will be able to view student acknowledgement of BCPS’ Technology Acceptable Use Policy for Students through the student information tile in BCPS One.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Tara McNulty, Supervisor 443-809-9124

1218. TRANSFER OF MATERIALS

In order to efficiently and effectively transfer materials to schools and offices, the Office of Logistics requests adherence to the following guidelines.

Transfer requisitions are used to request removal of items (furniture, equipment, shredding, surplus books, etc.) that are no longer needed in schools or offices. These items may be broken, obsolete, or surplus. School and office staff should submit transfer requisitions as soon as possible and store items in a way that will not impede student and staff safety, instruction, and other activities within the school or office. Items should not be placed outside of the school building. Completed transfer requisition forms should be sent electronically to logistics@bcps.org. School and office staff should:

List specific information such as, number of pieces to be removed, description of material, disposition, and requested pick-up date.

 Ensure the items for pick-up are located at the specified loading area for quick and prompt removal.

 Use proper sized cartons (cut down if necessary) to eliminate empty space and to allow the stacking of cartons in the delivery vehicle.

 Reinforce boxes with strong tape. Packing boxes and tape may be requested through the Office of Logistics.

 Clearly tag or label the side of each box with disposition or destination of materials to be removed.

Logistics cannot guarantee pick-up of surplus materials prior to school opening for requests received after Monday, August 7, 2017.

Teacher Transfers

In order for delivery by the first day teachers report back for the 2017-2018 school year, summer teacher transfer requests must be received no later than Monday, June 26, 2017. Logistics is requesting a limit of ten boxes (or similar objects) per staff member. Logistics is not responsible for moving personal belongings. Follow the instructions above for submitting a transfer requisition. All boxes should be marked (on the side) with the teacher’s name, new school, and room number (if available), or contact the Office of Logistics for labels.

Principals should refer to Board of Education Policy and Superintendent’s Rule 3640, Disposal of Surplus or Excess Property, for more information.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Bob Powers, Supervisor 443-809-6345

1222. DIGITAL LEARNING UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP MODULES SUMMER 2017

Digital Learning University (DLU) currently offers more than 45 different modules with topics ranging from Device 101 to Visual Thinking with Sketchnotes. DLU participants must register for the Digital Learning University: Digital Tools to Support the Teaching and Learning Framework – 2017–2018 School Year CPD Course, and complete five modules during the 2017–2018 school year in order to earn 1 MSDE credit. Each three-hour module is comprised of two hours of instruction and a one-hour reflection. Participants may repeat this process to earn additional MSDE credits. Summer 2017 DLU Workshop Module offerings will begin Wednesday, July 5, 2017, and end Thursday, August 24, 2017. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more about Digital Learning University by visiting http://tinyurl.com/DLUenroll.

Interested staff must register for the individual workshop modules by logging into BCPS One at https://bcpsone.bcps.org, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. The workshop is titled Digital Learning University Module and can be found in the Professional Learning Modules catalog.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Amanda Lanza, Specialist 443-889-4035

1228. SCHOOL PROGRESS PLANNING BOOT CAMP 2017-2018

School Progress Planning (SPP) Summer Boot Camp will be held from Monday, July 17, 2017, through Friday, July 21, 2017, at Pikesville and Perry Hall high schools. School staff that would like to attend may invite up to 5 additional staff members for two half-days of boot camp. Space is limited. Ten-month teachers who participate will be provided with a stipend based on availability of funding. School staff that have finalized their SPP prior to boot camp will be able to use this time to create systems and structures to help monitor and implement the plan.

Zones 1 and 3: Register for two half-days from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Pikesville High School.

Zones 2 and 4: Register for two half-days from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Perry Hall High School.

All participants must register for boot camp by Friday, July 7, 2017, by logging into BCPS One at https://bcpsone.bcps.org, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. Boot Camp activities are titled SPP Boot Camp 2017–2018. The sessions can be found in the Workshops-Registration catalog. Once logged in, there will be 4 sessions:

 Perry Hall High School: Session 1

 Perry Hall High School: Session 2

 Pikesville High School: Session 1

 Pikesville High School: Session 2

Each school team member must choose one section in Session 1 and one section in Session 2 (school team members should choose the same sections). Space is limited, so all registration is subject to availability at each site.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Mary Dagen, Coordinator 443-809-3238

1230. EXTENDED DAY LEARNING PROGRAM (EDLP) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2017–2018

BCPS employees eligible for tenure and in good standing are encouraged to apply for part–time, temporary, evening positions in the EDLP for the 2017–2018 school year. The application window will open on Thursday, June 1, 2017, and close on Friday, June 9, 2017. Interested candidates, including those hoping to return to the program, must submit an online application via Applitrack and attend an interview in order to be eligible. New candidates will be interviewed on Saturday, June 10, 2017, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Loch Raven High School; potential returning candidates will be interviewed at their EDLP site before the close of the school year. For more information about the program, visit the EDLP Webpage and Educational Options on the Intranet.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Stacy Bryan, Supervisor 443-809-2326

1234. NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION STATE AND LOCAL AID INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Teachers who have taught successfully for a minimum of three (3) years on a professional certificate are eligible to apply for National Board Certification issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. BCPS, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), participates in an Aid Incentive Program, which covers the total assessment cost for educators seeking National Board Certification. To apply for the Aid Incentive Program, applicants are required to submit an application, two (2) references, and an essay based on the five (5) core propositions of National Board Certification.

Information regarding National Board Certification, as well as the application packet for the Aid Incentive Program, may be downloaded by visiting the Office of Certification’s Web site at http://www.bcps.org/offices/personnel/certification/NBC.html

An interest meeting for BCPS teachers wanting to learn more about National Board Certification and the Aid Incentive Program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Greenwood Campus, Building E, 6901 N. Charles Street, Towson, Maryland 21204, from 4 to 5 p.m. The Office of Certification must receive all applicant information by Friday, June 16, 2017.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Carla Simons, Supervisor 443-809-4147/5768

1235. RESOURCE CENTERS FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS

The Resource Centers for Families and Schools at Middlesex Elementary and Campfield Early Learning Center will have adjusted summer hours and will be open only to BCPS employees. BCPS employees must show their BCPS One-cards to center staff upon arrival. Regular hours will resume Monday, August 28, 2017. The summer schedule for both centers is attached.

Resource centers will not copy and/or laminate anything with a copyrighted graphic. When placing an order, the customer must guarantee that the document does not contain any copyrighted material. Resource center staff reserve the right to deny a request for service. A copyright guideline document for teachers can be found at https://bcpsodl.pbworks.com/w/page/82991317/Copyright%20and%20Fair%20Use.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Jennifer Dunkle, Supervisor 443-809-6490

Judy Bisasky, Administrative Secretary 443-809-6490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to BCPS Weekly Bulletin

  1. Bella says:

    Good to see a taenlt at work. I can’t match that.

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