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Developing Healthy
Citizens at Beresford

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens at Beresford

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Developing Healthy
Citizens

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Lifeskills

Lifeskills

Beresford is a school focused on HET (Highly Effective Teaching). A major component of this philosophy is teaching LIFESKILLS. They provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community. 

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Summer Communication

      FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

July 31, 2020
Dear Families,


I hope this letter finds you and your family well. The purpose of this letter is to introduce you to new staff at our school, to inform you about the curriculum and learning platforms we will be using for the 2020-2021 school year and lastly to let you know about upcoming communication.


Beresford Staff

Please join me in welcoming our new staff members:  

Arnisha Wurlitzer is joining our Kindergarten team 
Nicole Habeeb is joining our fourth grade team (previously Beresford’s RSP teacher)
Justine Morey-Language and Literacy Specialist
Tricia Freitas- Resource Specialist Teacher
Summer Letcher-Smith- School Psychologist 
In addition to our new staff members, we are also adding a self-contained, half-day preschool program for special education students.  We are excited to welcome Eva Stephens as the preschool classroom teacher and look forward to expanding access to quality programs for all families.   


Learning Management System (LMS)

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. Kindergarten will be using the Seesaw Learning Management System. First-Fifth grades will continue to use Google Classroom as their Learning Management System. The LMS for all students will be used to facilitate all assignments, links to meets and resources for students and families. 


SMFCSD Curriculum

All grades will continue to use Benchmark Universe for Language Arts. Newly adopted,  Zearn Math is a 1st-5th paper and software based curriculum that our teachers will be using. TK and K will use district curated lessons for their math curriculum. TWIG Science is our new and exciting science curriculum that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, (NGSS). Many teachers have been working over summer to learn about our new curriculum. Additional professional development will be provided for teachers starting August 3rd. 

 

Upcoming Virtual Meeting

On Wednesday, August 12th I will have a Back to School Night with Principal Felix.  This will be a virtual meeting where I will present information on the Distance Learning Program at Beresford.  I will continue to send weekly update emails, like this, as well.  


I’m working with our district to finalize how you will know what teacher your child has been assigned to. Please continue to follow our district/school emails, SMFCSD web page and our Beresford Web Page for the most up to date information. 


Take care,

Erin Felix, Principal

 
31 de julio de 2020
Queridas familias,


Espero que esta carta te encuentre bien a ti y a tu familia. El propósito de esta carta es presentar al nuevo personal de nuestra escuela, informarle sobre el plan de estudios y las plataformas de aprendizaje que utilizaremos para el año escolar 2020-2021 y, por último, informarle sobre nuestra primera fecha de reunión de padres / tutores.


Beresford Staff

Únase a mí para dar la bienvenida a nuestros nuevos miembros del personal:

Arnisha Wurlitzer se une a nuestro equipo de Kindergarten
Nicole Habeeb se une a nuestro equipo de cuarto grado (anteriormente maestra RSP de Beresford)
Justine Morey, especialista en lenguaje y alfabetización
Tricia Freitas- Maestra Especialista en Recursos
Summer Letcher-Smith- Psicóloga escolar
Además de nuestros nuevos miembros del personal, también estamos agregando un programa preescolar de medio día para estudiantes de educación especial. Nos complace dar la bienvenida a Eva Stephens como maestra de preescolar y esperamos ampliar el acceso a programas de calidad para todas las familias.


Sistema de gestión de aprendizaje (LMS)

Un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje (LMS) es una aplicación de software para la administración, documentación, seguimiento, informes, automatización y entrega de cursos educativos, programas de capacitación o programas de aprendizaje y desarrollo. Kindergarten utilizarán el sistema de gestión de aprendizaje Seesaw. Los grados primero a quinto continuarán usando Google Classroom como su sistema de gestión de aprendizaje. El LMS para todos los estudiantes se utilizará para facilitar todas las tareas, enlaces a reuniones y recursos para estudiantes y familias.


Plan de estudios SMFCSD

Todos los grados continuarán usando Benchmark Universe para lenguaje. Recientemente adoptado, Zearn Math es un currículo basado en software de 1º a 5º que nuestros maestros utilizarán. TK y K usarán lecciones curadas del distrito para su plan de estudios de matemáticas. TWIG Science es nuestro nuevo y emocionante plan de estudios de ciencias que está alineado con los Estándares de Ciencias de la Próxima Generación (NGSS). Muchos maestros han estado trabajando durante el verano para aprender sobre nuestro nuevo plan de estudios. Se proporcionará desarrollo profesional adicional para los maestros a partir del 3 de agosto.


Próxima reunión virtual

El 12 de agosto, presentaré una visión general de la educación a distancia.


Estoy trabajando con nuestro distrito para finalizar cómo sabrá a qué maestro ha sido asignado su hijo. Siga los correos electrónicos de nuestro distrito / escuela, la página web de SMFCSD y nuestra página web de Beresford para obtener la información más actualizada.


Cuídate,

Erin Felix, directora

 AERieS PARENT PORTAL LINK

 

                                       

The parent portal is vital for us to have the most updated information so the school and district can communicate with you via email, text and phone calls. All families must update the parent portal even if you are a returning family. 

When it is safe to return to campus, you will have two choices. Each family must select one of the options below by Monday the 27th at midnight. Your choice will be a commitment through the mid-January semester break. If no selection is made, students will automatically be placed in the hybrid model.
Option 1: Student remains in Distance Learning Model 
Option 2: Student begins Paired-Days Hybrid Learning Model 
For more information, see the Fall Reopening Plan for SMFCSD

Please click the link above to log in to the Parent Portal

For the latest update from the SMFCSD please click this link 

Troubleshooting:

****Click 'Forgot Password' to reset your password****

FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH        APPLICATION 

 While the fall semester will begin in Full Time Distance Learning for all SMFCSD schools, meals will be available for pickup for enrolled students at College Park, Foster City, Laurel, LEAD, and Sunnybrae. When staff and students are allowed to return to campus, all school sites will serve meals.

As a reminder, households need to apply each school year for free and reduced-price meals. Those who do not qualify for free or reduced-price benefits can purchase breakfast ($1.50) and lunch (elementary-$2.50; middle school-$3.00). 

Complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals online. Families are notified of eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits via letter. If you need assistance, have questions or need a paper application, please contact Child Nutrition Services at (650) 312-1968.

Welcome letter from the Principal 

 

July, 24, 2020
Dear Families,
I hope you and your family are doing well and have been enjoying the summer break.   I first want to introduce myself, my name is Erin Felix and I am excited to be your new Principal.  I have worked in the San Mateo Foster City School District for 17 years both in and out of the classroom and although the start of this school year is not what any of us envisioned, I believe that our amazing staff will make this a positive experience for all students.  I also have elementary-age children who attend school in the San Mateo Foster City School District, in 3rd and 5th grade, and my family lives locally.  This summer we have enjoyed playing sports like soccer and basketball, watching movies and tie dying.


As you may have already heard, our school board voted to start the 2020-2021 school year in Distance Learning for all students through the October intercession, at which time we will re evaluate health conditions. In addition, they voted to amend our school calendar. The first day of school for students will be Monday August 17, 2020. More information about what this first day will look like will be coming to you soon. 


On July 21st, our district sent an email requesting you to complete two things. First, families are asked to update information for each child in the Aeries Parent Portal. Second, you are asked to make a selection regarding the delivery model of instruction.


Parent Portal

The parent portal is vital for us to have the most updated information so the school and district can communicate with you via email, text and phone calls. All families must update the parent portal even if you are a returning family. 


Delivery Model of Instruction

When it is safe to return to campus, you will have two choices. Each family must select one of the options below by Monday the 27th at midnight. Your choice will be a commitment through the mid-January semester break. If no selection is made, students will automatically be placed in the hybrid model.


Option 1: Student remains in Distance Learning Model 
Option 2: Student begins Paired-Days Hybrid Learning Model 
For more information, see the Fall Reopening Plan for SMFCSD

I know you may have many questions, be assured I will continue to share information with you as we draw closer to the start of school. Please continue to monitor our school and district websites for the most updated information. I look forward to our continued partnership and to the day we will be able to reconnect in person.


Sincerely,

Erin Felix, Principal

 

24 de julio de 2020
Queridas familias,


Espero que usted y su familia estén bien y hayan disfrutado las vacaciones de verano. Primero quiero presentarme, mi nombre es Erin Felix y estoy emocionada de ser su nueva directora. He trabajado en el Distrito Escolar de San Mateo Foster City durante 17 años, tanto dentro como fuera del aula, y aunque el comienzo de este año escolar no es lo que ninguno de nosotros imaginamos, creo que nuestro increíble personal hará que esta sea una experiencia positiva para todos los estudiantes. También tengo niños de primaria que asisten a la escuela en el distrito escolar de San Mateo Foster City, en 3er y 5to grado. Este verano hemos disfrutado jugando deportes como fútbol y baloncesto y viendo películas.


Como ya habrá escuchado, nuestra junta escolar votó para comenzar el año escolar 2020-2021 en educación a distancia para todos los estudiantes hasta la intersección de octubre, momento en el que evaluaremos otra vez las condiciones de salud. Además, votaron para enmendar nuestro calendario escolar. El primer día de clases para los estudiantes será el lunes 17 de agosto de 2020. Pronto recibirán más información sobre cómo será este primer día.


El 21 de julio, nuestro distrito envió un correo electrónico solicitando que complete dos cosas. Primero, se pide a las familias que actualicen la información de cada niño en el Portal de Padres Aeries. En segundo lugar, se le pide que haga una selección con respecto al modelo de instrucción de entrega.


Portal de padres

El portal para padres es vital para que tengamos la información más actualizada para que la escuela y el distrito puedan comunicarse con usted por correo electrónico, mensajes de texto y llamadas telefónicas. Todas las familias deben actualizar el portal para padres, incluso si usted es una familia que regresa.


Modelo de entrega de instrucción

Cuando sea seguro regresar al campus, tendrá dos opciones. Cada familia debe seleccionar una de las siguientes opciones antes del lunes 27 a la medianoche. Su elección será un compromiso durante el receso del semestre de mediados de enero. Si no se realiza una selección, los estudiantes serán ubicados automáticamente en el modelo híbrido.


Opción 1: el estudiante permanece en el modelo de aprendizaje a distancia

Opción 2: el estudiante comienza el modelo de aprendizaje híbrido de días emparejados

Para obtener más información, consulte el Plan de Reapertura de otoño para SMFCSD


Sé que tendrán muchas preguntas, tenga la seguridad de que continuaré compartiendo información con usted a medida que nos acerquemos al comienzo de la escuela. Continúe monitoreando los sitios web de nuestra escuela y distrito para obtener la información más actualizada. Espero con ansias nuestra asociación continúa y hasta el día en que podamos volver a conectarnos en persona.


Sinceramente,

Erin Felix, directora

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

All events are postponed at the moment. More information will follow once we know when we are back open. 


To report an Absence

Please report all student absences at 650-312-7546 before 9:00 am 

Leave a message with:

  • Your Name
  • Student Name
  • Reason for Absence
  • A telephone number for contact

Beresford is a really great place because ...

  • We have a friendly, dedicated staff that works passionately to develop the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Beresford is a safe environment with a small and diverse student population.
  • Families and staff team up to create a supportive community.
  • It’s a small school in a large district.
  • It’s a supportive, diverse, loving community.
  • The teachers are invested in knowing all students and in participating in their growth.
  • We know each student and their abilities.
  • We use PBIS.
  • We hold high standards for all our kids.
  • We are the hidden gem of SMFC.
  • We offer rigorous, differentiated instruction while offering the social-emotional development and community that small schools have to offer.  

Beresford TK & Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Aeries online New Student Pre-registration Form for 2020-2021 opened January 6, 2020  at noon through Friday, Jan 31, 2020. When the form has been completed, print two copies of the confirmation of the submission, bring printed forms to the school office, along with all necessary up-to-date registration documents (see below) on the following days and times: 

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-12 and 1-4:30pm

Address verification Dates  

After January 29th, documents will be verified between 9:00-12:00 am and 1:00-4:30 pm. 

View the full calendar here

 

 

How Do I Get Involved?

Please visit Beresford PTA's newly launched website: www.beresfordpta.com


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