617.635.8149 (Beethoven) 617.635.8157 (Ohrenberger)

Important Links During School Closure

Beethoven Ohrenberger Home Learning Website
School Google Site with Assignments, per grade

Amazing Educational Resources
Consistantly updated free online learning programs for families

Support Services for Families
including resources for : Mental & Physical Health, Legal & Immigration support, Food, Shelter & Safety, Employment, technology and more….

 

Here are a few updates as we are currently in school closure due to the coronavirus.

  For Students:

  – Check email/dojo accounts daily
  – Log into Clever Google class daily
  – Keep in touch with teachers regularly
  – Check the School google site for class specific work

  For Families:
  – Follow our facebook page at Beethoven Ohrenberger K-8 for regular updates.
  – The Ohrenberger is ranking in the top 4 schools in the district to have children accessing online curricula. This information comes from    the % of kids logging onto their google class.  This is wonderful news.

  If families are having difficulty with any of these items, email Holly Jordan at hjspcbo@gmail.com or Mette Arnmark at mette.spc@gmail.com and we can assist in getting the correct help. 

Since Governor Baker announced that all Massachusetts schools will remain closed through this academic year, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley recently released guidance to schools, underscoring that student learning will continue, while keeping health and safety as our top priority. We understand that this is a challenging time for all of us as we balance work, home life, caring for loved ones, and the education of our children while also working to remain safe during this health crisis. 

We know students are missing their classmates, teachers, and countless meaningful events. We miss them too. While we can’t recreate the full classroom experience during this school closure, we can provide enriching learning opportunities and connections for our students. 

We are prepared to meet the unique needs of our students to continue their learning and provide support to our families. Our team has been working hard to develop plans and collaborating with school leaders to ensure students have access to learning opportunities for the rest of this school year. 

Visit bostonpublicschools.org/coronavirus and boston.gov for the latest updates.

The following will be in effect on Monday, May 4 through the end of the school year in June.

Schedule: Every school will share a class schedule with families and students. 

Attendance: Teachers will record daily attendance each week. Attendance includes completing learning activities or interaction with teachers/staff. Teachers in grades K0-5 will record daily attendance. Teachers in grades 6-12 will record daily attendance by course. 

Grading: Students will receive grades and feedback on their assigned projects and tasks. Elementary students (grades K0-5) will receive a term 3 grade of Meets Expectations, Approaching Expectations, or Not Yet Meeting Expectations. Secondary students (grades 6-12) will receive a Term 3 letter grade if it is above their average grade from Terms 1 and 2. Otherwise, secondary students will earn a grade of Pass or Incomplete and that grade will not be factored into their final grade. 

Advancing to the Next Grade: No student will be held back in their grade. All students will advance to the next grade and will have opportunities for summer learning and additional support in the fall. If parents believe their child would benefit from repeating their grade, they can request a meeting with their teacher. 

Access to teachers: Each school schedule will include class times, and a school staff member will contact each student at least every three days.

Students with disabilities: Students will receive services that can reasonably be provided in a remote learning environment by their assigned team of educators  in relation to the goals identified in the student’s IEP.

English Learners: Students will receive ESL instruction based on their English Development Level.

Graduation: Graduation is a celebration of students, their families, and their school communities. We are working on several opportunities to celebrate this year’s graduations citywide and with each school. We look forward to sharing more information soon.

 

Laptops and Internet

Laptops are available for any BPS student that needs one. If your student needs a computer or access to the Internet, fill out a request form here . You will receive an email to schedule an appointment for a laptop to be delivered to your home.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

While schools are closed, there are over 50 sites in Boston providing free breakfast and lunch for pick-up to all Boston families. BPS has 16 sites that are open Monday – Friday, 8:30-11:30 am. Find the location closest to you at bostonpublicschools.org/freemeals 

Learning at Home

For additional learning materials and activities, click hereThere is information for each grade level, special education, English Learners and technology resources. You can find the videos online or tune into Comcast 9, RCN 15, or Verizon 1961.

School Registration and Assignment

Confirm your seat: bostonpublicschools.org/rsvp or call 617-635-9010. The priority registration period for all other grades started on February 10 and has been extended until further notice.