Points of Pride
A message from our principal, Mr. Charles E. Garcia
March 31, 2020
First and foremost, I hope this communication finds you well and in good spirits. I hope you are doing well during these very difficult times. Please let your children know that we miss them and that our thoughts are with them. In addition, please let them know not to stress about the instructional piece that we will be rolling out. It will be a learning opportunity for all of us. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our people. Please continue to follow all precautions regulated by our government and please reach out to us if you need anything. As a team we will keep moving forward with resiliency, grace, and optimism!
Week one of online learning is almost here (April 6th). We have been working hard to ensure that this process is as seamless as possible for you. We thank you for your patience and support. Please ask your children to continue to check their district e-mail daily. Our online learning will utilize the platform of Google Classroom almost exclusively as we want to remain consistent in our delivery in order to minimize miscommunication. In addition, I will be sending a direct e-mail to your children and sending them a student master schedule. Please note that our first week of instruction will be review in the core content areas only. We will ease our way into the non-core subjects in the coming weeks.
For those students who do not have a device at home and/or WiFi we will provide offline instructional packets. These packets are designed to provide work for many weeks of instruction in order to eliminate the need for routine pickups. We have made enough packets only for students who do not have a device and WiFI as all students with a device will be receiving online instruction. These packets will be distributed on April 2nd and 3rd in a Grab and Go fashion off of Venado Street in front of the Tartan Theatre. You will not have to get out of the car as we will do our best to hand deliver the packets in timely and safely manner (Please be patient with us as this also new to us). We are asking you to please follow this schedule to ensure efficiency.
We have printed offline packets for those students that do not have online access. Distribution of offline packets will be on a drive through basis on Venado Street (behind Bel Air HS) on Thursday, April 2, 2020, as follows:
o 9th graders - 8 am - 10 am
o 10th graders - 10:00 - 12:00 pm
o 11th grader 12:00 - 2:00 pm
o 12th graders 2:00- 4:00
The El Paso Public Library is allowing access to their online resources even without a public library card. An online application has been made available. This temporary access will provide online databases and digital materials such as e-books and e-audiobooks. Please click the link below to begin your application request.
If you need to update any information online, please log in to the Home Access Center (HAC) and follow the steps below:
o Click on update registration
o Click on the + next to contact information
o Click on Edit/View next to the name of the parent whose email you would like to update
o Edit the information and click SAVE
You will be prompted to answer all questions under additional information tab and save. The last step is to check off on I Agree and click submit. You will then need to contact either your child’s teacher or an attendance clerk so that the information is accepted in the system.
o Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch are available at the campus from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 am to any child under 18 years of age on a drive through basis.
o YISD has launched its new Health Hotline to answer any questions regarding COVID-19, in cooperation with the El Paso Health Department. Their number is (915) 434-1092, available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
o Do you have questions regarding your grades,LOC, or academic status? Are you feeling anxious and scared? Visit our school website at http://belair.yisd.net/ and fill out the Counseling Services Form.
o If you are in need of technical assistance with online learning, please call our District’s Innovative Learning Representatives at 434-0683, 434-0688, 434-0676, or 434-0687.
o As always, you may find further or updated information at our district website, yisd.net. Follow us on social media via Twitter @BelAirHigh, @CharlieGarciaBA, and our Facebook Page.
If you are in need of technical assistance with online learning, please call our District’s Innovative Learning Representatives at 434-0683, 434-0688, 434-0676, or 434-0687.
As always, you may find further or updated information at our district website, www.yisd.net. Follow us on social media via Twitter @BelAirHigh, @CharlieGarciaBA, and our Facebook Page.
Let's all work together to reduce community spread of the COVID-19, please follow the guidelines to stay healthy and remember social distancing is very important. We are excited to begin a new routine and look forward to ending this school year successfully.
We STAND for our Students!
Charles E. Garcia, Principal