Great Bridge Intermediate Transportation Plan for Families Providing Transportation
As we prepare for the return of our Option 1 children to campus, we want to review our morning drop off and afternoon pick up procedures for our families.
Morning Drop Off
Morning drop off is from 7:55am to 8:15am through the loop in the front of the school. Please do not drop your student off prior to this time as the school building will not be open. Due to our expected significant increase in families who will transport their child, we are requesting that you pay close attention to our security officer who will be directing traffic out front. This is very important for the safety of all.
Dismissal is at 2:44pm. New this year, parent pick up will be after the buses are dismissed and, rather than parents coming into the building to sign out their students, we will use a number system. Students will be assigned a number and parents will have a hanging mirror tag with the same number on it hanging in their cars. When the GBI staff sees the number tag hanging in the vehicle, he/she will call for the student with the matching number to be dismissed to the vehicle.
Parents who arrive prior to the buses being dismissed will be asked to park and wait on Wildcat Way (the road between GBH and GBI that is also the entrance). There will be a staff member and an orange cone out indicating where to stop. The purpose of this is so that cars do not block the path of our buses. Once buses are dismissed, the GBI staff member will direct the line of vehicles to circle around the bus loop on the side of GBI. This is where parent pick up students will be dismissed and we will attempt to assist four cars at a time. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this new system.
Online Learning at Great Bridge Intermediate
To support our students and their families, the Department of Elementary Teaching and Learning created scheduling guidelines for online learning.
Online learning will take place during routine school hours. 8:15 a.m. to 2:44 p.m.
Start the Day: The online learning day will begin with a morning meeting (15 minutes), where teachers will check in with the class and provide an overview of the day’s activities.
Routine: Throughout the day, students will receive 90 minutes of teacher-led instruction (in 30 minute sessions) integrating the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies.
Resources: Physical education, art, music, and library have been scheduled throughout the week in 30-minute sessions.
Flexibility: Recognizing our young learners need breaks from the screen, we have made every effort to avoid scheduling core subjects back-to-back. In the event core subjects were scheduled back-to-back, an online BRAIN BREAK was incorporated in the schedule.
Student Support: During independent learning time, students will be scheduled to work in small groups using Zoom or Google Meet. These sessions will be led by your child’s teacher, an assistant, or other instructional staff to address individual student needs. Your child’s teacher will work with you to determine how and when these small group sessions will take place during scheduled independent learning times.
Closure: The online learning day will end with a closure or reflection activity (15 minutes) to review what was learned and to discuss next steps for learning.
Family Support: Teachers will be available for office hours each day and can be reached by phone or email. Video conferencing appointments are available as well.
**Individual class schedules and teacher assignments will be posted in ParentVue by August 28, 2020.
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