COVID-19 SCHOOL UPDATES:
Hello Bethesda Families-
Please make sure to read the most recent message from MCPS which includes an updated list of meal service sites:
ALL MARYLAND Schools are closed 3/16-3/27.
If you need assistance you can leave a message on the school voicemail at 240-204-5300. Please leave your name, and contact information including a phone number and email address OR email your questions to Lisa_Seymour@mcpsmd.org OR Stacey_M_Lillis@mcpsmd.org.
Kindergarten Orientation Information:
Kindergarten Orientation information can be completed online. All K Orientation information can be found on the school website https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/bethesdaes/news-index/2019/march/2019-2020-kindergarten-information/
Complete the necessary paperwork for Kindergarten registration - found at this link.
In addition to this paper work, please complete this Bethesda ES "Keep in Touch" form.
Please email the completed forms to Maria_P_Velascoemail@example.com or Stacey_M_Lillis@mcpsmd.org or Lisa_Seymour@mcpsmd.org
MCPS MEAL PICKUP INFORMATION:
As a reminder, the district will begin providing free meals to all students (18 years old and younger), Monday, March 16 at 20 locations- see below. Please note that a parent and child must be present to pick up the meals.
The meals, which will be provided in a Grab-and-Go format will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The locations are as follows:
Captain James Daly
JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres
Earle B. Wood
We are also pleased to share that starting on Tuesday, March 17, students will receive both a breakfast AND lunch meal to take home at all of our meal sites. Students do not have to present an ID to receive meals. For high school students who are in need of transportation to these sites, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has announced that it will provide free service on all Ride On buses starting March 16.
In addition, please note that the learning acitivites are available ONLINE:
We are also providing the packets here via PDF for those having trouble accessing via myMCPS Classroom.
As shared in Friday's letter, learning activities and materials are now available online through myMCPS Classroom. Printed materials were also sent to schools to distribute to students. We are aware that some students that need printed packets did not receive one on Friday. We will be providing information where packets will be available for pick up this week Please Note that printed packets are intended only for students without online access at home.
You can find help online for accessing and using the Instructional Activities Center at:
The FAQ include: (Click the hyperlinked text to access each section of the FAQ document).
I’m a student and don’t know my username and/or password
I’m a student and I can’t see the MCPS Resources folder
I tried to log into myMCPS Classroom and got a 403 error
I’m using the Google Chrome browser
I’m not using the Google Chrome browser
I’m a parent and want to enroll in the course. How do I do this?
Have a portal account?
Don’t have a portal account?
I don’t have an email address.
How do I navigate within the myMCPS Classroom Course?
Information on internet and other county resources:
Comcast has announced that effective Monday, March 16, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service. You can learn more about this offer at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.
Additional information on county food assistance, mental and emotional health support, and medical assistance can be found here and on the MCPS coronavirus webpage.
Jaleo, Bethesda, will operate a community kitchen. The community kitchens will operate out of the restaurants’ side doors with a limited number of volunteers from 12 – 5 pm daily beginning Tuesday, March 17, offering only takeout service.
Please read full MCPS update at:
and continue to check the MCPS website for updated information during the school closure at: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/
Additional Learning Resources
Free access to all Brainpop sites www.Brainpop.com and www.brainpopjr.com and https://ell.brainpop.com for our school.
This can be especially helpful for our English language learners as it has a platform dedicated to them.
Additionally, there is an excellent video https://go.brainpop.com/coronavirus-resources and resources about Covid-19 to spark a discussion with children about the situation.
Parent Toolkit is a bilingual (English/Spanish) one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of child development. Parents can click what grade their student is in and what type of resource they’re looking for (videos, advice, etc) and about what (academics, health, etc) and pull up a list of resources.
Additional Resources to Support Learning at Home
Online Virtual Field Trips - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview