May 15, 2020
Distance Learning - Bellaire@Home

We are committed to continuing our practice of strong communication each week.  We have created a specific web page for parents that will hopefully serve as a one-stop-shop in terms of resources and responses to questions and concerns.  Included on that web page is our daily schedule, log-in information for all of our platforms, contact tech support form and even more. It's a great site to visit weekly for important updates.  You can access DistanceLearningBHS here

Updated FAQ for Students and Families
The FAQ that was created following Bellaire's Community Live Meeting has been updated with information for students and families.  Effort is made to update the FAQ each Friday afternoon so it is a reliable document for information.  Current updates include information on grading guidelines, STAAR exemptions, AP exams, and more. The FAQ can be accessed here
Morning Announcements with Mr. McDonough
Tune in every day at 8am and watch the daily announcements with Mr. McDonough. You can subscribe to the Channel here. Links are also posted daily to the announcements on Twitter and on our website.  If you have a question for Mr. McDonough you can ask that here.  This morning's episode includes a 4th installment in a series of Shout Outs from our staff to the kids as we dearly miss them.  
Summer School June 8th- July 2nd
Original Credit and Credit Recovery Summer School Classes will be offered online. For a list of courses, information and to register, please visit
our website.

If you have questions about Summer School please email Ms. Mulet. 
9th -11th Graders Building Access & Laptops 
9th-11th grade students we will be publishing information rega rding locker access soon.We haven't forgotten about you. Laptop turn-in will be scheduled in June.
PTO Teacher Appreciation Campaign.
Traditionally at the end of each school year the PTO provides the teachers and staff with an appreciation lunch and gift cards. This year we hosted the lunch during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Now we are asking for donations to purchase gift cards for the 250+ teachers and staff to express our appreciation for all they have done to help and support our students through this very difficult year. Donations can be made through this link. 

Tech Support
Contact Tech Support through  this link Please provide accurate contact information so that Mr. Scarrow or Mr. Paniagua can get in touch with you to help.  email address that you provide and/or answer your phone between 9am-12pm. 
 


AP EXAMS
AP exams will be offered completely online this year. We are very excited about this!  Students can use tablets, PowerUp laptops, cell phones, or even submit their written responses via picture taken on their cell phone. The College Board released the 2020 AP Testing Guide this week. Click here to learn all about taking a test online.

If a student has trouble submitting an AP exam they need to reach out to their teacher or Mr.
Scarrow ascarrow@houstonisd.org . Students have up to 48 hours from the exam to request a makeup through this link.

If a student wishes to cancel an exam or has questions about AP testing, please email Allen Scarrow.

IMPORTANT Transportation Update 2020-2021
All students (current and incoming) must request transportation for the 2020 - 2021 school year. The district stated that they are not renewing transportation requests this year. Requests for transportation for next year are due by May 30th, 2020.  Click here to make a request.

Seniors
Senior Check-Out 
Senior Check-Out begins next week, May 18-22.  Seniors will come on the day assigned to them by their English Teachers. Details about check-out can be found here.  Students taking AP exams should wait to come to check-out until after the last AP exam.  May 26th is an additional day that students can check out. Drive through check-out will begin in the parking lot at Maple St. and Ferris.  St. Additional information can be found on our website and by watching the Senior Meeting video recording. 

Seniors if you need to pay for a textbook that you have lost, you can pay for the book on Schoolpay.

If you did not pay Senior Dues and you would like to purchase a Cap and Gown, you can now pay for those items on Schoolpay.  The cost is $40.00.  If you would like to purchse a Senior T-shirt those are also on Schoolpay and cost $15.00. 

Please visit our UPDATED SENIOR FAQ page for answers to questions that were asked during the Senior Meeting.
Seniors we want to shine the SPOTLIGHT on YOU! Share a picture and your plans after graduation. We will use a random picker to select Seniors to Spotlight on social media. We will do our best to post as many as we can. Submit your information and picture here.
Senior Class FAQ
Answers to questions asked during Mr. McDonough's Senior Class meeting April 9th. Click here to access it.

Message from the Registrar - IMPORTANT
Class of 2020,
 
I hope you are staying safe and 6 feet apart!!! I have a few VERY important messages for completing your final semester of high school and graduating.
 
  1. Be sure you have connected with your teachers and counselor so you are aware of what you need to do to graduate and complete the year!!
  2. You DO NOT need to request final transcripts at this time. Final Transcripts will not be ready until after graduation.  
We will send out a message to announce when you should start requesting your final transcripts.
  1. It is imperative that you have listed in Naviance all the colleges for which you have applied!
If you have not added your colleges in Naviance please do so ASAP.
If this is not complete we cannot process your final paperwork after graduation. 
EVERYONE should log in and update their Naviance account.

If you need help, please reach out to Mr. Lee in the College Center or Ms. Brevard or Ms. Davila, in the Registrar's office. 
 
My Best,
Brandi Brevard
BHS Registrar


Final Transcript Request
Final transcript requests must be submitted by Friday May 22nd.
· Students may request up to three (3) free transcripts, if for personal use type the student's name and your mailing address.
· The college on your request must be listed on your Naviance account for electronic submission.
· All submissions are final.
· If additional transcripts are needed after the deadline, there will be a $2 fee per transcript.
· ALL SENIORS MUST MAKE A TRANSCRIPT REQUEST.
· If you are certain that you will not need to have a final transcript sent to a college, scholarship, fraternal organization, military, or NCAA/NAIA, please type "None Needed" in the box for Name of College, University or Scholarship.
· Final transcripts can only be issued after the student graduates and will not be available until the middle of June.

City Wide Graduation Celebration
We will come together in the Parking Lot at Ferris and Maple (also known as Pebble Beach) June the 5th at 6:30pm to celebrate our senior class.  This event will be for students only and we will have social distancing protocols in place for the event. We will be communicating details in the coming week through all of our communication channels. Seniors will wear their caps and gowns to the event. 
Virtual Graduation
We are working with the district and Herff Jones on the Virtual Ceremony for the Class of 2020.  In the coming weeks, it will be important for seniors to check their HISD email accounts for information and graduation materials. Not sure how to check your HISD email, click here
Alumni Scholarships
The Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School is accepting scholarship applications. Apply today!


2020 Senior Scholarship Application

Incoming 9th Grade Course Selection - Help Spread the Word!
We invite 8th grade students to join us Wednesday, May 6, at 4 pm for a live presentation through Microsoft TEAMS for our incoming 9 th grade students.  The link to join the May 6 Live session is https://bit.ly/CourseSelectionBHS .  If the link is accessed through a computer nothing needs to be downloaded. If a family is joining by mobile phone they will need to download the TEAMS app. 

This presentation will provide an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the process of how to choose courses and submit the course selection form. They will also be able to present questions through an online chat.  If students are not able to watch the live presentation, the recording will be posted on the Bellaire website. 

Prior to the live session, we encourage families to look over the following resources: 


 

FAQ for Incoming 9th Graders

Course Level Guide

Career Technology Elective Course Guide


We can't wait for our the Class of 2024 to be on our campus! #CardinalProud
It Takes A Village...
"Bellaire Share" is new this year. Please help us collect important information and get student and staff accomplishments out to our school community.  Share with us Bellaire HS activities and student achievements. You can upload your pictures of any event easily. Together we can accomplish a lot. You can submit information anytime on the homepage on the right side of the page or bookmark this link.
Join the PTO
Please consider joining the Bellaire PTO.  The PTO's Commitment to Learn Campaign is about to launch.  Funds donated to the PTO go directly to support students and learning at Bellaire High School.  There is no doubt that family involvement at Bellaire makes us a stronger school.  Join the PTO online here!

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