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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aggie Weekly-August 29th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week we welcomed in our students and staff to kickoff the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to start the school year and we will work hard to help students meet their goals this year. Today, Mr. Higgins and Mr. Braga spoke with grades 9-12 to discuss student expectations and safety protocols.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus Advisory: On Tuesday, students, parents, and staff were sent the following email from Administration:

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

As many of you are aware, many communities in Bristol County are on high alert regarding the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. We are on outdoor campus, so we need to take precautions to protect ourselves from EEE. We wanted to provide as much information as possible to our families. We are researching applications for our campus to ensure our plant and animal health, as well as protect our school community. The following are recommendations to ensure maximum safety:

We are requesting students and staff to avoid heavy wooded areas. This includes any after school activities and students waiting for the late bus.

Our PE students and athletes will be offered the use of bug spray for each event

Wear long sleeves and pants outside if possible

In addition, we are informing our coaches that athletic events that take place outdoors need to be finished no later than 5:15 pm. Coaches will conduct any after game meetings indoors.

Additional Resources:
Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you

One Call Earlier this week, we sent home information regarding the threat of EEE in Bristol County.  Tomorrow, as there are no classes in session, we will be spraying both our north and south campuses.  We have also purchased bug spray for athletics and classrooms.  As students spend a portion of every day outside, we are encouraging them to use the bug spray and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


PowerSchool Users Guide for Parents/Guardians

Introduction

PowerSchool's Parent Portal is a tool specifically developed for parents and students that integrates into the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS). At Bristol County Agricultural High School we are committed to student success. Withe the PowerSchool Parent Portal, students and parents will have live access to grades. Our staff is committed to updating the portal every 2 weeks to ensure that you are up to date with your child’s academics. We strongly encourage families to utilize this feature to ensure that your child does not fall behind and does not meet expectations. If you have any questions on how to access the portal, please contact jcosta@bcahs.com with any questions.

Let’s Get Started

To get started, you must create your PowerSchool account and link your child(ren) to it.

Creating Your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account

Before you can log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you will need to create your account and link your child(ren) to it. You should have received a letter from Bristol Aggie with your child's Access ID and Access Password. This information is needed to link a child to your account. If you do not have this information, contact the Main Office at 508-669-6744.

NOTE: The Access ID and Access Password for your child should be protected. Only provide this information to individuals who need to monitor your child’s progress.








Create Parent Account

Creating an account requires 2 steps: 1. creating your parent/guardian account and 2. linking student to the account.







Enter the following information:
  • First Name – Your first name.
  • Last Name – Your last name. 
  • Email Address – Your email address (must be unique). • Username – Your desired username (must be unique). 
  • Password – Your desired password (must be at least 8 characters). 
If you choose an email address or username that is already in use, the system will alert you when you submit the page and ask you to choose another.

The email address MUST be unique. If Parents/Guardians share the same email address, you should only set up one parent access account and you can only login and access one at a time. If you have different email addresses you can set up another account with that email address.

Your password must be at least 8 characters long. The system will indicate your password strength. Please try to use a password that is "Strong" or "Strongest"


Link Students to Account

This section requires that the information for at least one student be provided. The Access ID and the Access Password should have been provided to you in a separate letter. They are case sensitive and must be entered exactly as indicated in the letter.






Enter the following information:
  • Student Name – The name of the student in "First Last" format.
  • Access ID – The student's Access ID from the PowerSchool Parent Access letter. 
  • Access Password – The student's Access Password from the PowerSchool Parent Access letter.  
  • Relationship – Your relationship to the student. Choose a value from the drop-down menu. 
Continue adding additional students. You should have received a separate PowerSchool Parent Access letter for each student in your family. The credentials for each student are unique and should be kept private.


When you've finished, press the "Enter" button.





Account Successfully Created!



If everything is correct, you will be returned to the sign in screen. Enter your Username and Password you just created to start using your new account.



Common Account Creation Errors

If there are any problems, PowerSchool will indicate the error and ask you to correct the problem. Common errors include: failure to complete all fields, entering an email address or username that is already associated with another account, or entering an incorrect student access ID or password.

Remember that access ID's and passwords are case sensitive; please enter them exactly as indicated in the letter.

When an entry error occurs, you will need to re-enter any information that was not entered correctly. Also, for security reasons, you will need to re-enter all passwords.




Switch Students

Once you've signed-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can easily switch between the students in your family. A button will appear in the upper-left corner of the screen for each student that has been linked to your account.



Forgot Your Password?

If you forget your password, you can request a password reset from the system at any time. Just click the "Having trouble signing in?" link on the Parent Sign-in page.






Fill in your Username and Email Address. The system will authenticate your information and send you a security token with instructions on how to reset your password.

It is important to note that the security token sent is only good for 30 minutes. If you do not reset the password in the allotted time, you will need to repeat the process.


Attention Parents- MIAA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has developed educational materials on opioid misuse prevention and is partnering with schools across the state to share this information with students, parents and school personnel. Because of the risk of injury and the subsequent need for pain management, student athletes may be at risk for opioid misuse. Check out this video with Dr. Ruth Potee, who guides athletes, parents, and coaches on how to treat sports injuries while reducing or eliminating the use of opioid-based pain relievers.




In the Classroom:

First Day of School:






Animal Science: Sophomore Equine Science class doing a lab on Biosecurity! #BAPRIDE






Ag Mec: Virtual reality welders at work! Nice work Elizabeth and Kristina! #BAPRIDE






Ocean Bowl:



Come on out and clean up a beach! Bristol Aggie will be participating in the International Coastal Cleanup through COASTSWEEP Mass. We will be picking up trash and debris on Saturday, September 21st, 10am-2pm at Horseneck Beach in Westport. You can meet us there or hop in the van at school at 9.15am. Help make the beaches safer and cleaner for humans and wildlife! Experience nature! Get a little exercise! For more information or to sign up, please contact Ms. Perry at eperry@bcahs.com. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and family!


Message from the Cafe Staff:

Good day to all! I am sending this email to inform you of all the new and exciting programs we will be offering this year as well as some procedures we will be enforcing in the cafeteria.

BREAKFAST

· Room B18 (Gilbert Hall) and the Cafeteria

· French toast sticks, bagels, muffins, cereal, breakfast bars, fresh fruit, parfaits and fruit smoothies

· Price: $1.50. Reduced $.30 and free

Please check the monthly menu for that day’s selection.

Any other suggestions are welcome!

As the year progresses, we like to create some fun activities in the cafeteria. Stay tuned for our next big event!!!

Stay “tuned” for our new lunch room “Play list.”

To Purchase a meal……

· You must show your student I.D. to purchase a meal.

· Or use your 8 digit pin number.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR ID OR KNOW YOUR ID NUMBER THEN YOU MUST WAIT TILL THE END OF THE LINE AND WE WILL LOOK YOU UP. This will allow the line to move faster so everyone will have plenty of time to enjoy their meal.

· Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are available daily for $1.00.

· A second lunch is $3.00

· We offer a variety of snacks and water for .50.

· No charging of meals. Money can be added to your account so you will always have a balance available. Please see any of the cashiers if you would like to add money to your account. Cash or bank checks are approved. No personal checks.

· Reduce waste! Use the bucket w/ a pink lid for food waste scraps. No Meat. No Paper. It’s for our animals.

As always, I welcome any and all suggestions. I am available from 7-3 every day or feel free to contact me at tvernazzaro@bcahs.com or you can reach me at X126.

Most importantly, if you have any dietary restrictions or concerns please let me know and I will make any accommodations that I can.

Have a nutritious day!

Theresa Vernazzaro

Food Service Manager


MSBA Week 2:




MSBA Our Future:







FFA:

Class of 2023: The Big E Permission slips were emailed to you. Again, space is limited. The first 50 completed forms with payment will hold spots. Visit the Bristol FFA website for access to the forms.

Contestants: The Big E and National Information is on the website as well. Please be sure that your paperwork for both events is returned.


The Week Ahead-B Week
  • Monday, September 2- No School- Labor Day
  • Tuesday, September 3
    • Assembly in the gym
  • Wednesday, September 4
  • Thursday, September 5
  • Friday, September 6









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