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Connect-Ed from Mr. Spage [posted 1/15/21, connect-Ed 1/15/21]

Click HERE for message information

Supporting attachments in message:


Updated Bell Schedule--Effective 1/21/21[posted 1/15/21, connect-Ed 1/15/21]

Effecitve January 21, 2021 [first day of 3rd Quarter] there is a new bell schedule that will be followed. 

  • New Bell schedule, click HERE
  • AB schedule, click HERE

BRH 2020-2021 Parking Passes[posted 1/14/21]

Please completed the following Form to apply for Parking Passes. Click HERE


SpartMart...Get your Gear [posted 1/11/21]

The SpartMart has New Gear for the New Year.  Click HERE for the QR code for more information.


Pupil Services Information [posted 1/11/21]

Mental Health and Wellness Conference - January 30 (VIRTUAL)

The Department of Pupil Services will present a virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference, “Navigating the Path to Student Wellness” from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. More information and registration can be found here: Loudoun County Public Schools Mental Health and Wellness Conference. (Attendance may be limited due to capacity.) 

In addition, LCPS is collaborating with Inova to present the “Act on Addiction Summit,” a series of presentations offered January 25-29. For more information, please visit: http://inova.events/AOASummit

Both events are free for parents, educators and community members. 

Click HERE for more information


Make-Up Picture Info: 9th, 10th and 11th Grades (BRHS Auditorium) [UPDATED 12/21/20; UPDATED 12/03/20]

Date for 9th, 10th, & 11th grade underclass portraits are scheduled for...

  • Monday, January 11, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, see websites for listed scheduled times.
    • Please click HERE for procedures, safety precautions and the complete schedule. 

Academies of Loudoun: [posted 12/02/20]

Parent Info Session Academies of Loudoun 2021 Winter Admissions Information Virtual Sessions (via WebEx)

Wednesday, December 9   6:30 p.m.         View the Session Live Stream

Tuesday, December 15      6:30 p.m.         View the Session Live Stream

Wednesday, January 6       6:30 p.m.         View the Session Live Stream

Saturday, January 16         10:00 a.m.        View the Session Live Stream

Thursday, January 21         6:30 p.m.         View the Session Live Stream

Monday, February 8            6:30 p.m.         View the Session Live Stream

Target Audience: High school students grades 9-11 and their families.


*Interpretation Request
 - Please email AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org if you require interpretation services to attend an information session. Please include preferred date(s) and language(s). NOTE: All requests must be received no later than five (5) business days prior to your selected information session. 


Superintendent Message:  [connect-ed 11-18-20, posted 11-18-20]

To All LCPS Families and Staff Members:

Last night the Loudoun County School Board voted to establish metrics that Loudoun County Public Schools will use to monitor community conditions and determine whether the spread of the coronavirus reaches levels that require returning to 100% distance learning for all students  or limiting the expansion of implementation of the hybrid model.

These metrics were recommended by staff after extensive consultation with the Loudoun County Health Department. They reflect the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health in considering data about the spread of COVID-19 in our community while evaluating the safety and public health implications of school operations.

In taking action last night the School Board determined the following:

If the CDC core indicators relating to the Loudoun County case incidence rate* and the Loudoun County percent positivity rate** are each at the highest risk levels, then LCPS would return to 100% distance learning for all students and would not expand implementation of the hybrid model

*= New cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days reaches > 200

**= Percentage of RT-PCR tests that are positive during the last 14 days reaches >10%

Nothing in this motion precludes the superintendent from implementing 100% distance learning as is appropriate, i.e. should COVID-19 transmission occur within particular classes, a school or schools.

The LCPS COVID-19 Case Data webpage is updated daily with information regarding isolations, quarantines, and the CDC Core Indicator data referenced in the School Board decision.  Embedded below is an image of how the core indicator data is represented on the LCPS webpage.

Core Indicators, Loudoun

We are continuing to plan to welcome students in grades 3-5 and seniors at AOS and AET to hybrid learning on December 1, even as we closely monitor and evaluate the conditions in the community. We will continue to provide additional information about the impact of this decision on other elements of LCPS operations as it becomes available.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and support as we work through this process as a community. LCPS remains committed to returning students who choose hybrid learning to school so long as we can safely do so, and your continued vigilance is an important factor in our ability to move forward.

Sincerely,

Eric Williams, Ed.D., Superintendent


Principal Message--Oct 30 [posted/connect-ed 10-30-20]

Please see the BRHS web site for the latest newsletter and other updates. As we wind down the first quarter, please also check ParentVue and reach out to your students’ teachers with any questions. Grades will be posted November 9. 

Reminder: Starting November 4th, New A/B/A/B Schedule.

  1. Tuesdays/Thursdays will be A Days
  2. Wednesdays/Fridays will be B Days

We want to acknowledge concerns about experiences in distance learning. As we progress in distance learning and plan to begin potential hybrid teaching, our goal is to grow in how to best instruct. We do know there is not an easy solution. Students and teachers are all working hard. In speaking with students and teachers some strategies that have worked are:

Student guidance:

  • Use a planner.
  • Use Mondays for assignment completion.
  • Use Learning Lab time.
  • Take advantage of teacher ‘office hours’ on Monday.
  • Use study hall, math lab, and NHS tutors if needed.
  • Email teachers with questions.
  • Give your cell phone a ‘break’ during class.

Teacher guidance:

  • Assignments be given and due in the specific class synchronous time.
  • Approximately 50 minutes of home/asynchronous work per course/per week.
  • AP and DE course will have additional requirements.  
  • Update student grades in Phoenix regularly.

You will receive a survey from LCPS to choose Distance or Hybrid for semester 2 (Nov 11-20 survey dates). We plan to host a ‘information session’ on November 16 in the evening to help parents and students with this decision. More information will be sent and posted.

Attached is a letter from our faculty Equity Leads. We are interested in parent/stakeholder input, please consider joining us.

Additionally, included is an outreach flyer for parents to get more information about schoology or ParentVue.

We strongly encourage all parents to become a BRHS PTSO member. Each dollar from the membership fee goes a long way for our students and teachers. All the funds raised are returned to the students through programs such as, Freshman/New Student Welcome Reception, Senior Scholarships, Project Graduation, and School based clubs and organizations. Please use the below link to sign up for the membership.  http://www.brhsptso.org/info.php?pnum=3

Please join us for the BRHS PSTO General Meeting which is held on November 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73353555699?pwd=VVFBWjY3eWtIdStwVmFtMkRlRmloZz09

Meeting ID: 733 5355 5699

Passcode: f17aYk


Yearbook Info [posted/connect Ed 10/23/20]

The yearbook staff is continuing to collect photos from parents and students for use in the yearbook.  This week, we are asking for your pictures of students with their pets; students wearing their favorite masks; and students engaged in distance learning.

To submit a photo of a student and his or her pet, please use this form: https://forms.gle/BdVYJWka3U1wQCZS9

To submit a photo of a student wearing his or her favorite mask, please use this form: https://forms.gle/NkPxpV3sUFW6QjqS8

To submit a photo of a student doing schoolwork, please use this form: https://forms.gle/qQuLUkTHWCbqjNa38

Over the next few weeks and months, you will receive an email from a staff member if your submission was selected to be published on a spread.  Questions?  Contact the yearbook adviser, Sarah Dyer, at sarah.dyer@lcps.org.


Seniors "Chalk of the Town" [posted/connect-ed 10/16/20]

Please see flyer  [click HERE] regarding a senior (only) event on October 26. Questions, Email - rcr@lelcs.com

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0849A4AA29A4FC1-class1


Seniors--Cap & Gown   [posted/connect-ed 10/16/20]

Cap and Gown ordering information: https://www.balfournova.com/caps-and-gowns

Here is step by step instructions how to order:

  • Step 1- Go to balfournova.com
  • Step 2- Select Caps and Gowns
  • Step 3- Select Broad Run High School
  • Step 4- Enter in your email address to receive a confirmation for your order
  • Step 5- Complete your information
  • Step 6- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Announcements, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website below. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to order.  https://www.balfour.com/shop/graduation-products?smi=76514

Or, use the Grad Products Brochure & Order Form [click HERE] to order by mail.  If you have any questions, please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436.


Student Survey[connect-ed from LCPS 10-08-20]

To the Parents/Guardians of LCPS Middle and High School Students:

To improve our understanding of middle and high school students’ distance-learning experiences, LCPS will invite grade 6-12 students to complete a brief, 10-question, multiple-choice survey during their advisory period between Friday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 14. The survey will take less than 5 minutes for students to complete.

The survey is completely voluntary; responses will be combined for analysis and not reviewed individually. We hope you will encourage your students to complete the survey so we can learn from the feedback they provide.    https://forms.gle/ycfsxUhLEEoaEM336

Thank you for your support.

Department of Instruction
Loudoun County Public Schools


Yearbook Information [connect-ed from BRHS 9-29-20]

The yearbook staff wants to thank you again for your submissions to our weekly Google Forms!  We still have submissions coming in for our Exercise and Conditioning form, which is located here: https://forms.gle/xEuEGnh6j5G9qdQz5

This week, we are collecting photos of Broad Run students doing any kind of hobby.  If you'd like to submit a photo, please use this Google Form: https://forms.gle/AzmJAhxq9VVthQs46

Over the next few weeks and months, you will receive an email from a staff member if your submission was selected to be published on a spread.  Questions?  Contact the yearbook adviser, Sarah Dyer, at sarah.dyer@lcps.org.


Message from LCPS--Virtual Responsive Race Circles: [connect-ed from LCPS 9-24-20]

The Department of Pupil Services’ Restorative Practices Team is offering Virtual Responsive Race Circles for students at the elementary and secondary level. These optional circles will provide students with the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about race, inequity, and social justice while promoting positive social connections during this time of distance learning. The circles and questions will be differentiated based on the age level of the students.

If you are interested in having your child participate in a virtual circle, please complete the Registration Link.  If you would like additional information about the process, please contact Jennifer (Wall) Evans, Supervisor of Student Assistance Services.  

When you register, a LCPS Restorative Practices’ facilitator will contact you to discuss the expectations for participation and conduct a brief pre-screen with you and your child. Our team consists of student assistance specialists, school social workers, and school psychologists who are also members of the unified mental health teams. Two trained facilitators will lead the one-time virtual circle (60 minutes), with no more than 6 students in each and circles will be conducted outside of synchronous instructional time. LCPS is taking precautions to protect student privacy and prevent disruptions during the circle process. If a student uses offensive language or displays inappropriate behavior, they will be removed from the meeting and the parent/guardian will be informed immediately.

Following participation, you will be provided with additional educational resources and your child will be connected to school-based resources as appropriate.

For more information about LCPS Restorative Practices please visit Student Assistance Services


Message from PTSO--SAT Boot Camp: [connect-ed from BRHS 9-23-20]

Broad Run Families: If you have any questions, please contact PTSO Member Marita Reidy marita2015@comcast.net

A reminder that PTSO is sponsoring the following SAT Boot Camps and SAT Practice Test.

 

SAT BOOT CAMP with THE PLAYBOOK: https://learntheplaybook.com/

Learning Method: VIRTUAL LIVE ONLINE

DATES TO CHOOSE FROM: 

September 26-27  (Enrollment must be done by 6pm EDT on 9/25/20)

October 10-11  (Enrollment must be done by 6pm EDT on 10/9/20)

Tuition: $195 (a portion of the proceeds benefits BRHS PTSO)

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm Eastern Time Zone (Student will attend Saturday and Sunday)

This fall, learn THE PLAYBOOK for beating the SAT at its own game. CHOOSE THIS, NOT THAT! is a one-weekend workshop that teaches students go-to strategies for every question guaranteed to be on the SAT. Designed by former College Board insiders and led by a dynamic instructor who has coached thousands of students to their utmost potential, CHOOSE THIS, NOT THAT! is the definitive prep course for students who want to march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.  Selected topics include how to:

  • Spot and eliminate the SAT's notoriously tricky trap answers,
  • Shortcut math problems that stump 95% of test-takers
  • Uncover clues that instantly reveal the main idea in lengthy Reading passages
  • Remain calm and focused under pressure -- an indispensable skill for anyone tackling the three-hour, 154-question SAT.

Tuition is just $195 for the entire weekend, which includes 8 hours of expert live-online instruction, strategies from an instructor who has helped thousands of students to maximize their score, our exclusive strategies guide, and video recordings of the entire weekend, so you can review key concepts as often as you would like. You can also email info@LearnThePlaybook.com and one of our advisers will be happy to provide more information on this special prep opportunity. 

The first VIRTUAL SAT Practice Test for the 2020-21 school year will be with Revolution Prep. See attached PDF flyer.

Information about Revolution Prep

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020  
Time: 9:00am- 12:30pm
Fee: is $25.00

To register for the VIRTUAL Practice Test with Revolution Prep, please go to the page. If you have questions for Revolution Prep, please email the Revolution Prep’s dedicated Academic Liaison assigned to Broad Run HS - Matt Hale or call 301-798-7227. All Proceeds for the practice test will benefit the BRHS PTSO!

 

For information on upcoming SAT/ACT test dates and locations, visit the Broad Run Return to School page  the information about test dates for SAT/ACT is about half-way down the webpage.


Marita Reidy

PTSO SAT/ACT Coordinator

If you have any questions, please contact PTSO Member Marita Reidy marita2015@comcast.net


Message from BRHS [connect-ed from BRHS 9-22-20]

School Pictures

  • Seniors, please view the website for information regarding make-up pictures in October. By appointment only.
  • Juniors are scheduled to take their school pictures on Monday, September 28 and should view the website for information and the schedule.
  • Any 9th or 10th grader who missed their photo opportunity yesterday can join us on Monday, September 28 between 9:30 AM and 12:45 PM, no appointment required.
  • There will be an additional make-up day for underclassmen in November. More information forthcoming. Contact Mr. Barbour if you have any questions.

Yearbook

  • The yearbook staff received over 70 "first day" pictures from parents and students!  Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo.  Over the next few weeks and months, you will receive an email from a staff member if your submission was selected to be published on a spread.
  • This week, we are collecting photos of Broad Run students doing any kind of exercise or conditioning.  If you'd like to submit a photo for consideration, please use this Google Form:  https://forms.gle/xEuEGnh6j5G9qdQz5
  • Questions?  Contact the yearbook adviser, Sarah Dyer, at sarah.dyer@lcps.org.

 

Monday Attendance [connect-ed from LCPS 9-18-20]

During the month of September, it is important that Loudoun County Public Schools capture student daily attendance Monday – Friday to provide accurate attendance reports.  Monday is an asynchronous day for middle and high school students; therefore, there will be no synchronous learning. In order to be counted present, your student must open a permission click link that will be sent to their LCPS email account on Monday, September 21 and respond to the three reflective questions prior to 1:00 pm on Monday. If they do not respond, your student will be counted absent on Monday. If you are also a parent of an elementary age student, attendance will be taken during their synchronous morning meeting. 

Thank you for helping us to capture your student’s attendance on Monday.


Student Nicknames [connect-ed from LCPS 9-18-20]

As LCPS students and teachers become more accustomed to working with the tools available to support distance learning, we continue to identify opportunities to improve the experience. One new opportunity to make the distance learning environment more personal for students is to  allow parents/guardians to designate the display name that will identify students in many LCPS systems.

To provide that choice, LCPS will be making an update that will allow parents/guardians to enter an alternative first name to be displayed for a student.  This alternative first name will be the name displayed for students in Google (including Google Meet), LCPSGO, and O365.  Please review the “Nickname” field in PVUE and enter the name you wish to be displayed for your student.  If no Nickname is listed, the student’s first name will continue to be displayed. 

Please note: Updates need to be completed by Monday, September 21, 2020, if you wish to make a change. If you do not wish to make a change, no action is required.

To review the Nickname field and update it if appropriate, parents/guardians will login to ParentVue (mobile app or website).  Nicknames are not required; LCPS is offering families the opportunity to review and update if needed.

Process for Changing “Nickname”:

  1. Log into ParentVUE (mobile app or website)
  2. Select the Student Info menu, scroll to the Nickname field to review
  3. If a Nickname update is needed, click on the Edit Information button
  4. Scroll to the Nickname area and provide the new Nickname in the Changed Value column
  1. Click Save
  2. The school will accept the update - please allow staff time to review and accept all updates requested through this process.

Important Note:  Changing the “Nickname” used for display purposes in LCPS systems does not change the student’s legal name.  If an adult student or parent/guardian desires to change the student’s legal name, official documentation such as a court order is required.

These changes will go into effect for students in Google (including Google Meet), LCPSGO, and O365 on Wednesday September 23, 2020.  Parent/guardians can update the Nickname field at any time using the instructions above; LCPS requests this initial review by all families be completed by Monday, September 21, 2020.

Additional ParentVUE support materials are available here.


September BRHS Newsletter [posted 9-18-20]

Click HERE for the Newsletter from BRHS


Message from LCPS [connect-ed from LCPS 9-14-20]

September 14, 2020

The annual Parent / Guardian Preview of Family Life Education (FLE) materials will be 100% virtual for the 2020-21 school year. Parents / Guardians can view the instructional tools inside of ParentVue under the “Additional Information” tab and by clicking the Family Life Education link. 

For the 2020-21 school year, FLE in LCPS has adjusted the lessons to focus on FLE SOL’s that are rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL), the LCPS Profile of a Graduate and other important concepts.

If parents / guardians have further questions after viewing the materials, the FLE instructors are hosting a grade level Virtual Drop-in on September 16th, 17th, and 21st. You’re invited to ask questions and meet the instructors - find the schedule for times and meeting links at: https://www.lcps.org/Page/212723


Message from BRHS [connect-ed from BRHS 9-13-20]

Students and Parents,

Information links below from PTSO/Ms. Reidy for Parents on SAT/Test Prep

  • PTSO SAT/ACT information...Click HERE
  • PTSO STA/ACT Registuration Flyer...HERE

Student Attendance for MONDAY'S [LCPS connect-ed 9-11-20]

During the month of September, it is important that Loudoun County Public Schools capture student daily attendance Monday – Friday to provide accurate attendance reports.  Monday is an asynchronous day for middle and high school students; therefore, there will be no synchronous learning. In order to be counted present, your student must open a permission click link that will be sent to their LCPS email account on Monday, September 14 and respond to the three reflective questions prior to 1:00 pm on Monday. If they do not respond, your student will be counted absent on Monday. If you are also a parent of an elementary age student, attendance will be taken during their synchronous morning meeting. 

Thank you for helping us to capture your student’s attendance on Monday.


Reading & Math Assessments [LCPS connect-ed 9-09-20]

To All LCPS Families:

LCPS is committed to providing all students with a high-quality, personalized learning experience during the 2020-2021 school year. Anticipating that there may be differences in students’ progress throughout the spring and summer, LCPS will need to identify students’ instructional readiness levels in Reading and Math at the beginning of the new school year. Therefore, LCPS has elected to administer NWEA’s MAP Reading and Math Growth assessments to most students in grades 2-8 and select math courses in high schools in the fall, winter, and spring.

Following our distance-learning model, MAP assessments will be delivered remotely to students between September 21 and October 16 in a small-group, synchronous learning experience. While the assessment sessions will be managed by school staff, parent/guardian support will be necessary to aid students in successfully accessing and navigating the test.  Additional information regarding the testing sessions will be forthcoming from your student’s assigned school. 

It is important that we gather accurate assessments of students’ strengths and areas of need for guiding personalized instruction. For the 2020-21 school year, MAP will not be utilized for Math placement. Therefore, we urge parents to support their students to engage in the tests as authentically as possible without assistance from parents or other resources. LCPS recommends that all students utilize their district-provided device while participating in the MAP assessment. 

Parents can learn more about the MAP assessments on the LCPS website. General questions about the MAP assessment administration may be directed to the Research Office at research@lcps.org.

As we formatively assess student instructional readiness levels during the first quarter, teachers will decrease the number of summative assessments typically provided in an effort to not over-test students.

Thank you.


Student Resources for Learning Schoology [sent via connect-ed by LCPS 9-03-20]

The LCPS Educational Technology team has developed a number of resources for helping students learn to use the Schoology platform. 

Among them, two overview videos have been created, one for elementary school students and families, and secondary school students and families:

The videos give brief tours of the student Schoology homepage and show students how to navigate from screen to screen, find their courses, identify assignments and other useful tips.

These videos also are being shared by teachers and principals in advance of the start of school next week.

Parents/guardians should have received information from their students' schools about logging-in to Schoology. If they haven't, parents should reach out to one of their students’ administrative offices for assistance.

Schoology will provide a seamless learning environment to help LCPS improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning for every student. 

As an integrated division-wide system, Schoology also enables parents to see what their students are learning and how they are performing; teachers will be able to efficiently collaborate and share resources; and administrators’ ability to monitor, track and assess student, school, and division-level performance will be enhanced.

Family accounts in Schoology will provide better visibility into a student’s assignments and schoolwork, providing parents better tools to be partners in their child’s education. Parent access to the courses in which their students are enrolled includes the ability to see:

  • Upcoming assignments and classwork;
  • Recent assignments;
  • Overdue activities;
  • Groups their student is a part of; and
  • A calendar displaying events and assignments for each course.

Parent accounts in Schoology also allow parents to participate in courses as learners, allowing LCPS to engage and support parents via the platform. All parents are invited to enroll in the LCPS Parent Experience in Schoology course, in Schoology, to learn tips on how to navigate Schoology as a parent. If parents have not joined the course, they are encouraged to reach out to one of their students’ administrative offices for an access code. 

 


SAT and PSAT Update:  [connect-ed from LCPS 9-01-20]

September 1, 2020


Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will offer current seniors additional opportunities to take the College Board’s SAT test on Wednesday, September 23 and Tuesday, October 27, which are both school days. The SAT test will be offered on September 23, and the SAT test with Essay will be offered on October 27. SAT tests will be offered at each high school and students may register via this link now.   

After completing registration, students will be directed to the LCPS payment portal.  The cost is $52.00 for the SAT and $68.00 for the SAT with Essay.  Both the registration and payment portals will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 11. Each school’s test administration will be capped at 250 students, per test date. Bus transportation will be provided for students who indicate the need within the registration system. 

LCPS will offer current juniors the opportunity to take the College Board’s PSAT NMSQT test on October 14 and October 29 at each high school. There is no fee for the test and registration information will be provided by each school by the first week of October.  Test administration will be capped at 250 students per site, per test date and transportation will be provided for students who indicate the need. Students who wish to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, but who do not wish to take the PSAT NMSQT may find application information here.

As a reminder, LCPS will also offer the following SAT and ACT on the following weekend dates and high school locations: 

SAT

  • September 26 - Broad Run and Dominion High Schools
  • October 3 - Freedom, Independence and Woodgrove High Schools
  • November 7 - Dominion, John Champe, Potomac Falls and Tuscarora High Schools
  • December 5 - Independence, Loudoun County and Potomac Falls High Schools
  • March 13 - Briar Woods, Dominion, Independence, John Champe and Woodgrove High Schools
  • May 8 - Broad Run and John Champe High Schools
  • June 5 - Broad Run and Park View High Schools

ACT

  • September 12 - Broad Run High School
  • December 12 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools
  • February 6 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools

Applying for Temorary Remote Attendance Excpetions [connected from LCPS 9-01-20]

September 1, 2020

To All LCPS Parents and Guardians:

LCPS recognizes that a few families may have unique situations that prohibit a child from daily attendance of scheduled synchronous (online, live) learning activities scheduled by their teachers.

Parents/guardians must report these unique situations to the Parent Liaison, School Social Worker, or school administration at their school so that proactive measures can be taken to assist in resolving barriers to participation. If the barriers to participation cannot be resolved, the parent/guardian may request a Temporary Remote Attendance Exception (TRAE) via LCPS Permission Click.  Students will only be granted an exception if approved by the school principal or their designee.  Temporary Remote Attendance Exceptions (TRAE) will only be approved for one week and parents/guardians must renew the request weekly by using Permission Click.

Students who receive a temporary exception (TRAE) must demonstrate participation, engagement, and commitment by turning in a time log showing they have been engaged and participating and turning in assigned work, demonstrating commitment.  If a student does not provide a time log or evidence of work or participation in a timely manner, the student will be counted as absent.

Below are some reasons a student may be considered for a TRAE:

  1. Students do not have internet access.
  2. Students have limited internet access and are not able to attend daily scheduled synchronous learning time due to family hardship.

Such exceptions must be requested in the following manner:

  1. Parents/Guardians submit the TRAE request via LCPS Permission Click or they can contact their school administration directly  if they do not have any online access.
  2. The School principal, or designee, will review and approve or deny the request.
  3. Parents/Guardians must renew weekly

Exceptions will be approved for students with the following EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Parents/Guardians must submit a time log demonstrating student engagement/participation to the teacher/admin on Mondays.
  2. Students must submit all required assignments (if any) by the following Monday or first day of the school week.
  3. Students must demonstrate engagement, participation, and completion of required work.
  4. The parent/guardian may resubmit a request for TRAE weekly, using permission click.

If a student does not meet these expectations and is not providing evidence that he/she is engaged in learning, he/she will be marked absent and the student’s temporary exception may be denied by the school principal.


HOW TO APPLY:  The Permission Click link will be available on the school webpage that your child attends.  Please contact the attendance secretary/registrar if you cannot locate the link.

Thank you.

 

 


Immunization:  [sent via connect-ed from LCPS 9-01-20]

September 1,  2020

To All LCPS Parents and Guardians:

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be fully immunized prior to beginning the 2020-2021 school year.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families who need them are experiencing difficulties getting all immunizations completed prior to the September 8 start date.  Because most LCPS students will begin the school year in 100% distance learning, the Office of Student Health Services has worked collaboratively with the Loudoun Department of Health to address this concern.  

  • Immunization requirements have not changed; however, for families whose students are participating in 100% distance learning, their children may still begin distance learning on September 8, regardless of their immunization status.  Families have until November 3 to get their student immunizations updated if they need to and will not be able to attend any in-person learning until they have met all immunization requirements.  Academies of Loudoun students in the Monroe Advanced Technical Academy (MATA), returning on  September 8 and students returning to hybrid instruction beginning October 13 will not be permitted to attend in-person learning until all immunization requirements have been met.  

 

  • Student Health Services staff will continue to work closely with parents to communicate Virginia immunization requirements and notify them of any immunizations they are missing. Although the immunization deadline has been extended, it is important that parents/guardians review their child’s immunizations and immediately contact their child’s primary care physician or the Loudoun County Health Department (LCHD), 703-777-0236, to get the required immunizations. You must contact the LCHD for an appointment, and bring a copy of your child's immunization record with you. The LCHD is located at 102 Heritage Way NE, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20176.  Please contact Student Health Services if you have any questions at 571-252-1017.

Thank you.


BRHS Communication Aug 31  [sent via connect-ed from BRHS 8-31-20]

Students and Parents,

Information and reminders for you.

-There is a lot of information on the BRHS ‘Return To School Web Site.’ Welcome back video, schoology instructions, etc…
-Virtual Tour
-Open House Info, Be sure to check in with your teachers Tuesday (Sept 1) and Wednesday (Sept 2). Google Meet Links are on teachers’ schoology pages.
-Rising 9 and New Students Orientation Google Meet links were sent earlier today via email.

**Our goal is to make sure everyone has accessed their classes in schoology and met their teachers prior to September 8.

The Debate & Speech Team is holding its online Interest Meeting for New Members Tuesday, 9/1, at 6:30. If you're interested in joining a great group of speakers, register for the meeting at tinyurl.com/brdebate2020

 


PTSO Information:  [posted 8-29-20]

BRHS Parents, 

The Broad Run High School PTSO is ready to start the 20-21 school year. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month. Our first this year will be September 14, 2020. Information regarding the BRHS PTSO and Membership can be found: -http://www.brhsptso.org/info.php?pnum=3

We are in need for volunteers. Please consider the following:

  • Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (Central Office Liaison)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (Central Office Liaison)
  • Project Graduation (to help coordinate the All-Night Graduation Party…see below)
  • School Advisory Committees (Counseling and Equity)

Being involved in the PTSO is a great way to stay connected to Broad Run. Mr. Spage attends meetings and updates membership with school data, current focus, and question and answer time.

Project Graduation  - The goal of BRHS Project Graduation is to provide an evening of fun and safety on graduation night for our seniors. More detailed information about Project Graduation  To plan and prepare for this event leading up to graduation night, we will need several volunteers to be part of the planning committee. The Project Graduation committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm from September through June. There is no meeting in January. We hope that you can join us. Parents of future, current and past BRHS students are welcome to join the committee! To view what roles are in need of a volunteers to chair, please go to Project Graduation 2021 Committee. Many hands make light work. When viewing this link, please consider how you might help make this a great event. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to chair please contact us at brhspg20147@gmail.com​  The first virtual meeting will be at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


Virtual First Day:  [sent via connect-ed from LCPS 8-28-20]

August 28, 2020

The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Virtual First Day website is now available.  Families may access the page at www.lcps.org/VirtualFirstDay.

The Virtual First Day website contains a number of resources families need to start the new school year.  These resources cover such topics as:

  • Parent access to and training in Schoology
  • School Calendar
  • COVID Mitigation Documents
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Parent Resources
  • Guide and Directory to the LCPS division
  • Program of Studies for Secondary Students 
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • McKinney-Vento Application
  • Insurance Information
  • LCPS Mobile App Details

Families also will be able to login to ParentVUE on the Loudoun County Public Schools website (not the mobile app) to complete the Online Verification process as part of LCPS’ Virtual First Day initiative. 

This process is required for families to review and update important information about their students as we begin the 2020-21 school year. LCPS requires families complete the Online Verification process for their students no later than Friday, September 25. 

For more information about the Online Verification process, please visit this webpage. Once families complete the Online Verification process, they will be able to view student schedules in ParentVUE.  If families have questions about this process, they can reach out to school support staff or to parentvuesupport@lcps.org.


Virtual Family Access Point Network (EL Family and Community Engagement): Aug 22 [posted 8/22/20] 

LCPS will be hosting a variety of Virtual Family Access Points, featuring important information to cultivate and strengthen partnerships with LCPS families, specifically English Learner and/or families that require language assistance services.

Please follow this link to the Virtual Family Access Point Network Landing Page for more detailed information.

  • The first virtual opportunity is on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 7 pm.
  • The Family Room Flyer  [(English) (Spanish) (Arabic)]
  • This session will be recorded for your future sharing ease.

We are looking forward to supporting our LCPS families, especially our EL families, during this Return to School 2020 season. 


Communication: Aug 14 [sent 8-14-20 via email & text from Mr. Spage] 

Students and Parents,

I hope everyone is well.

We are welcoming back faculty Wednesday August 19 and Monday August 24. Faculty will be working individually and collectively through professional development and setting up virtual classes in schoology.

A student/parent letter will be coming (via email) with information about student schedules, open house, and orientations which we are planning for August 31, September 1 and September 2. Information about how students and parents can access schoology will also be available in the coming weeks.

Students should check their LCPS email regularly. Check BRHS 'Return to School' web site. 

 


Communication: Aug 5 [sent 8-05-20 via email] 

 

Math Summer Refresher Sessions

 We hope your student was able to attend our first virtual session of the Broad Run Math Summer Refresher!  We had a great turn-out and were excited to help students get excited for the upcoming year of math!  🙂 We have two additional sessions which will be held on Tuesday 8/11 and 8/18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (please note the change in time).  Student tutors will be available to help students refresh their math skills for the upcoming school year.  

Summer Practice Packets (all optional!) are available on the Math Page of the Broad Run website.  Our tutors will use these packets to work through key prerequisite concepts and skills for each course.  Students are encouraged to work on their summer packets and come to the session ready with questions, if possible.

On the day of the session, students are welcome to log in to our main Google Meet (using LCPS sign-in, please) at any time between 10:00 and 12:00.  We will greet them and direct them to a smaller meet specific to their math course.  The link to the main Google Meet will be posted on the Math Page of the Broad Run website by 10:00 AM on the morning of the session.  

Ms. Wiggins, Mrs. Payne, and the Broad Run Math Honor Society students are looking forward to seeing you at the Math Summer Refresher!

Mathematics / Summer Review for Rising Students

Recommended practice can be found here - use this link to find summer practice for many of our mathematics courses.  www.lcps.org

Contact Ms. Wiggins at christine.wiggins@lcps.org  or Mrs. Payne at alexandra.payne@lcps.org with any questions.

 


Communication: July 31 [sent 7-31-20 via connect-ed, text, email]

BRHS Families and Faculty,

I hope everyone is doing well.  As we welcome back faculty in August and students in September, a significant amount of information will be communicated via email and our BRHS web site.

Parents, it is very important that your correct email be in the Student Information System. It is also very important that you have access to ParentVue. You can check your email and phone information in ParentVue.

Students, you must have access to and consistently check your student email (student#@lcps.org) and StudentVue.

Information about student schedules, open house and orientation links, and teacher classrooms in schoology will be sent to student and parent emails and accessible in ParentVue/StudentVue. Student attendance during in 100% distance learning is expected and will be taken through schoology.

If you know of other students or parents who are not getting this communication, please have them contact us at 571-252-2300. Access questions can be directed to Laura.Pendleton@lcps.org, 571-252-2314.

If you ordered a 19-20 yearbook you should pick it up by the main office between August 3rd – 7th between 10 am and 3 pm. If you would like to purchase a 19-20 yearbook you can during these times for $90.