Getting Into Google Classrooms

For all of the Parents who were not at the session we held in January, and as student who haven’t used Google Classroom before, here are a few samples of how to get on to a Google Class.  Many classes already have Google Class and some have recently been set up or are in the process of being set up.  Have a look!

#1 – This is a generic video, so do not email Ms. Malka unless you are in her class – you can email your own teacher.  Video Example of Google Class Login

#2 –

 

#3 A graphic representation of how to get on to Google Class

Update March 30th

Dear Bakersfield Families,

On behalf of all our staff here at Bakersfield, I wanted to say again how much we miss having our students come to school each day and the many connections we have with families. We know how important social distancing is at this time, and I hope that you and your family are doing well and staying healthy during these challenging days.

During this week, staff from Bakersfield will be contacting families to check in on students. We want to ensure that you receive information from our school, as well as the School Board. As we move forward with online learning opportunities, we want to confirm that students can access a digital environment – we cannot work from an assumption that we all have technology at home specifically for the use of our children. As our staff will not be calling from our school, you may see calls coming from, “unknown caller ID”, “Private Name” or “Private Number.”  Over the next few days, we ask that you pick up the call as it may be one of your child’s teachers. We also know that there is an increase in fraudulent calls, please be assured that your child’s teacher will always identify themselves as such and will only ask questions regarding your child’s education. **Just as a reminder, please do not to give sensitive personal information (such as social insurance numbers, birth dates, etc.) over the phone. Your child’s teacher would not ask this type of information during a call.

To ensure that our staff can connect with all our families, we will encourage that calls be kept focused and positive. We know that you will have many questions that are still being worked on at the provincial level.  Once we have further information, we will share updates at www.yrdsb.ca/covid19 , Twitter @YRDSB, and emails.

Thank you,
Krysten Cameron

Checking In

Good Afternoon BPS Families!

We were going to wait until we had more information to post, but many of you have been emailing us with questions.

Here is what we can tell you right now:

  • We miss seeing the kids and families every day!!!
  • We know that this is stressful and uncharted times for everyone and we want to encourage you to access the links on our YRDSB website for how to talk to your kids about COVID-19 (see below)
  • There are concerns about the continuity of learning. The Minister of Education announced the Learn from Home platform that you may choose to access with your children, YRDSB also has links for home on the link below, and many of our teachers have been posting on their Google class sites, Twitter and Instagram. Please check out those resources if you would like.
  • At this time, we are heading back to school April 6th – if anything changes, you will get an email and I will Blog and Tweet.
  • Lots is happening on Twitter, so consider getting an account if you don’t have one. Follow us @Bakersfield_PS, your teachers, the Library @BakersfieldLLC, @YRDSB and #education

YRDSB Resources

If you or anyone you know from our community needs support, please let us know. We want to help ensure that we all continue to come together as a community to help emerge as a healthy and happy community.

#BeKindBeProudBeBakersfield

Krysten Cameron & Jennifer Rosenberg

(Krysten.cameron@yrdsb.ca)