BWL has developed a comprehensive distance learning program, BWLOnline, which goes into effect on Monday, March 30th--the first day following our spring break, when students would normally have returned to the building. Beginning on March 30th, online learning will take place in all three divisions. You will receive information from the Division Directors about the day-to-day schedules and how to access additional resources. Below are important links and tools for each of the three divisions. In addition, the Business Office has provided a new way for parents to send tuition payments and fees. Everyone in the Business Office is working remotely during this time of social distancing and is available by email.
The faculty, administration, and division coordinators are also available by email to answer any questions you may have, as families begin utilizing the resources associated with BWLOnline.
To simplify the process of making payments to the School for tuition and fees, and for deposits for 2020-21, we have added a 'Tuition Payment' option to the "Support BWL" section of our website for credit card payments. There will be no extra charge to make payments via Support BWL. Under "Note to School" on the payment page, please give us the name of the student for whom you are paying, and whether it is a payment for the current academic year, or for next year (2020-21).
You may still continue to mail checks to BWL, but because mail pickup at the School building will be sporadic, we will not be able to confirm that your payment was received right away. FACTS families will continue to pay through the FACTS plan as usual.
We hope that you are keeping well and safe. Alma Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Fazeela Bacchus (email@example.com) and I are all working remotely and are available for the duration of the school closure by email to answer any questions, or give you any assistance you may need.
Teachers will send assignments home via Eboard which is a website where teachers can post assignments and lessons. Each grade will have an Eboard that will contain Homeroom, Math, Reading, World Languages, Library, Music, Gym, and Art - Science and Computer Science have their own eboards. The links to these eboards are listed below.
Lower School Eboards
|Second Grade||Third Grade|
|Fourth Grade||Fifth Grade|
|Science||Computer Science (Mr. Bloom)|
|Computer Science (Mr. Judson)|
Here are details about the Lower School Plan.
Zoom Instructions for Students and Parents:
- Before you ZOOM
You will need your computer, Chromebook, tablet, or smartphone.
You will receive a notification from your teachers with a 9-digit meeting ID that you can use to join your class -OR- your teacher will email you a link to click on to join the Google class.
To Join a ZOOM (Note you do not need to get a Zoom account):
- Join the meeting by clicking on a ZOOM link provided by your teachers. (join.zoom.us).
- Follow the prompts to download and run ZOOM.
- Enter your meeting ID if you are prompted to do so.
- Click to join the audio conference.
- When you are in the meeting, you may click on the start video button to turn on the camera on your device.
Teachers will continue to connect with students using Power School Learning where they will post assignments, lessons and learning resources. Students will continue to be graded and evaluated in Power School Learning. Faculty will also support face to face classes using Zoom.
Zoom is the software you will use to connect with your teachers in the upper and middle school in the event of an extended educational disruption. Each teacher will post a zoom web address that will allow students to connect with them. The address will look something like this https://zoom.us/j/9278619600 and it will be posted in the teacher's Power School Learning class pages.
You do not need to create a Zoom account as a student. However, you will need to download Zoom software when you initially begin with Zoom. Once you click on the Zoom link you will be prompted to download software if you have not already. Follow the prompts to download zoom and connect with your teacher. Zoom works on IOS/Android and Chrome devices.
If you are having trouble connecting, make sure your computer and internet is in working order. Also, check the sound and camera as these are two components that are needed for a zoom connection.
Find out the status of Power School using the Power School Status Page.
Here are details about the BWLOnline Middle School Plan.
Here details about the BWLOnline Upper School Plan.
These are resources some of your teachers may be using to supplement the BWLOnline environment.