DEVELOPING LIFELONG LEARNERS THROUGH LITERACY

MONTHLY MESSAGE

Verletta WhiteApril 2018

Dear Team BCPS,

Welcome to the fourth marking period! All school year, I have been impressed and inspired by our students’ hard work. Let’s continue that spirit through the last day of school.

This month, our teachers will have the opportunity to start getting familiar with Schoology, the learning management system we will begin using systemwide on August 13, 2018. Schoology is available through BCPS One, and it will allow parents and students to find courses, grades, and assignments as well as communicate easily with teachers.

Schoology allows us to give parents, students, and educators many of the features you have asked for. It is easy to use with a simple design.

Parents and students can learn more by visiting the Learn About Schoology page on BCPS One. Log in will be available on August 13. Parents and students may submit questions for the section on frequently asked questions.

Families may also learn about a new way to make college affordable. Pending approval by the Baltimore County Council, the College Promise Program will cover tuition and mandatory fees for about 1,000 qualified students at the Community College of Baltimore County.

I look forward to reading the winning haiku from our Team BCPS Haiku Contest. Winners will be chosen from more than 1,600 entries and announced on International Haiku Poetry Day, which is April 17. The contest is a wonderful way to celebrate literacy, and I thank our educators for encouraging student choice and creativity.

Sincerely,

Verletta White
Interim Superintendent

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