BA BONUS Learning Days Beginning March 17

Dear Bulldog Families:

I want to thank the incredible efforts of staff in their work today; they were able to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Close out 3rd quarter grades
  • Sanitize their rooms and hallways
  • Prepare the school for closure
  • Create a roadmap for our BA BONUS learning days
  • Provide parents with free online and no-tech options
  • Begin learning how to convert in-class experiences to online learning

As we continue to work through this unprecedented time in history, please know that your child’s learning is still something we take extremely seriously.

Our staff is working to launch an online learning platform that will be available to all students.

In the meantime, we recognize the importance of keeping your children engaged in stimulating activities during their time away from the BA campus. Our staff and administration have created a rubric titled Bonus Learning Days aimed at providing families with a structured learning day for all children, grades K-8. It is full of online, low tech, and high tech activities geared at keeping young minds occupied in educational activities.

Packets are also available at school in our information tubes and at the Transylvania County Library if you do not have internet access.

Bonus Learning Days are intended to provide structure for parents and students while we are building our distance learning program.  These are not required school days and there is no need to submit work to teachers at this point.  Our staff is engaged in building distance learning courses for your children during the first week of school closure.

If your child is in Kindergarten-5th grade and needs a computer, the school will be open to check out Chromebooks from 12:00-6:00 pm, tomorrow, March 17, 2020.

We will also serve a grab and go lunch tomorrow from 11:00-12:30.

I will continue to update you each day at 4:30 with our progress.  I invite you to visit our webpage and click on the Sunday Message link to stay up to date with the latest news from BA.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

In partnership,

Ted Duncan


BA Bonus Learning Day Structure and Suggested Activities