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Charger Chatter March 24, 2020
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School News
Cherry Crest Family Forum with Principal Steere
Principal Steere will be hosting a recorded forum later this month (time to be confirmed). Submit your questions for Mr. Steere and collaborate with our community on how to support our students during the current school closure.
District Notices
Learning Resources While School is Closed
Dr. Duran's Families Forum

Did you miss our March 19 forum? You are now able to watch a video recording of the live forum where we answered questions and collaborated on how to support our students during the current closure.

Learning Resources

Bellevue School District has provided learning resources for families and students to use during our six-week school closure.

Student Portal

Do you need help to access student portal?

Microsoft Teams Help

If you need help with Microsoft Teams, there are a number of training videos available!
If You Need Help
Grab & Go Meals
Free Grab & Go Meals will be available to any child under the age of 18 at Lake Hills Elementary, Stevenson Elementary and Sammamish High School .
Child Care Needs
Due to school closures, Bellevue Boys and Girls Club is offering extended programming for families to help support our community as we move through the quickly changing Coronavirus situation. Please check the BGCB website for their availability.
Laptop & Internet Access Needs
Base stations for wireless Internet access (hotspots) and laptops are available for student use. They can be checked out from our Technology Department. Please submit your request via the online Student Technology Request Form - English / Spanish . Technology staff will contact families when resources are available for pickup. The preparation of devices can take up to 3 days. Students have access to our Student How-To Guides online . For additional technology help, please email studenthelp@bsd405.org . More details for in-person technology help will be available soon on our PTSA website .
Need Tech Help?
If you need to figure out new online learning technologies, Cherry Crest Community is here to help! Your PTSA has organized a way for your fellow classroom parents who work in our tech community and use these systems regularly to help out those who are new to these online learning systems. This is a meeting set up remotely to trouble shoot logging in, system navigation, and general basic tech support not necessarily limited to Teams.

Help is currently available in English, Tamil, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Hebrew and French.

If you need tech help, please click on the Sign-up Genius and pick a time slot. Someone will reach out to you to set up a Teams video chat.
How You Can Help
Donate
Below are some local nonprofit organizations currently serving our Cherry Crest Community as well as the greater Bellevue School District community. Please consider donating to them so they can continue doing their vital work in our community.

Provide Tech Help
If you can provide tech help , please contact us to get your name on our Tech Buddy list. Email us at president@cherrycrest-PTSA.org . Bilingual helpers are especially needed.
Other Cherry Crest Information
📣 Spirit Gear Store Currently Closed
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