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Stay At Home Bingo

Stay At Home Bingo Have a little fun while staying at home....
Participate in our very own BridgePrep Stay at Home Bingo.
Save the image and then post it to your Facebook and/or Instagram marking off all of the things you've done. Be sure to tag us :)
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Parent Letter-Zoom Weekly Parent Workshop
Dear Parents,
I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during these unforeseen circumstances.

In an effort to provide a safe learning environment and to minimize distractions, we ask that appropriate attire and physical distance while students are participating in Zoom video conferencing with the teacher and other students are maintained by all that are within the home. Please allow your child to work independently in his or her own space. We must be respectful and mindful of each family and their right to privacy.

As we continue to learn about remote learning during this very unique situation, we encourage
you to participate in our weekly Remote “Office Hours” on Wednesdays (08:00 am - 08:30 am).
Listed below is the Zoom meeting link which will also be placed on our website.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2430955890
Meeting ID: 243 095 5890

Thank you for your continued support throughout this process.

Sincerely,
Dr. La Tonia Harris
Principal
School Closure Update

School Closure Update The State advised local school districts to extend the school closures through May 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we certainly miss our students, their safety, and the health of our community, remains of critical importance. All Osceola schools will be closed through May 1, 2020 with online distance learning taking place during this time. We will keep you informed of any updates.
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Grab-and-Go Meals

Grab-and-Go Meals To ensure that students have nutritious meals while away from school, the district's School Nutrition Services Department will provide FREE breakfast and lunch to children 18 years and under during the extended school closure between March 23 through April 15, 2020, at the following sites: • Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue in St. Cloud
• Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street in St. Cloud
• Ventura Elementary - 275 Waters Edge Drive in Kissimmee
• Denn John Middle - 2001 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee
• Central Avenue Elementary - 500 W. Columbia Avenue in Kissimmee
• Osceola High - 420 S. Thacker Avenue in Kissimmee
• Kissimmee Middle - 2410 Dyer Boulevard in Kissimmee
• Sunrise Elementary - 1925 Ham Brown Road in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• KOA Elementary - 5000 Koa Street in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Deerwood Elementary - 3701 Marigold Avenue in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Westside K-8 School - 2551 Westside Boulevard in Kissimmee
• Cameron Preserve
• Narcoossee Middle - 2701 N. Narcoossee Road in St. Cloud
• Liberty High - 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Holopaw Church

Meals will be available for pickup between 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at each location. Families can go to school/site nearest them to pick up food even if they do not attend that school. Families will drive up in the bus loops, and they will be handed meals through the vehicle window.
Lynx will begin offering complimentary transportation to parents and students who ride on their current routes to get to the nearest stop to the feeding sites. Parents must be accompanied by their child to receive the free fare. Parents should inform the driver that they are going to the school for breakfast and/or lunch, and they will not be charged bus fare.

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Bridge Prep Academy Internet Safety Guidelines
Remote Learning:
It is imperative that students are in an environment conducive to learning. The area in which students are receiving information from their teachers online and completing assignments should be:

 Quiet: The area specifically set up for the student should be peaceful and quiet. Televisions, radios, and phones are turned off. Remove any other objects/toys that can be a distraction for the duration of the scheduled learning time.

 Comfortable: Although laying in a bed or on a couch can be comfortable, students minimize motivation, engagement, and focus when in these two positions. Students need to be sitting at a desk/table, on a chair, in the upright position. In this way, you mimic a classroom environment which increases focus.

 Monitored: Parents/guardians should ensure that students are engaged and completing assignments. Check on them periodically while they are online. Monitoring not only keeps students on task, but it also ensures that students are using the internet appropriately (using educational sites, kid-friendly language, not engaged in cyberbullying, etc.).

 Dress code: In the event that the student is completing assignments in a high traffic area where other individuals are constantly walking by and in view of the tablet, computer, iPad’s camera, please ensure that everyone has dressed appropriately (no undergarments or pajamas). Please also make sure appropriate language is being used at all times. No yelling, cursing, or vulgar conversations.


Internet Safety:
Online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators. Using apps and websites where children interact, predators may pose as a child or teen looking to make a new friend. They might urge the child to exchange personal information, such as address and phone number, or encourage children to call them, seeing their phone number via caller ID. Parents should be aware of what their children see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Talk to your children, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities.

Basic guidelines to share with your children for safe online use:
 Follow the family rules, and those set by the Internet service provider.  Only answer video calls that were set up by their teacher or a trusted adult  Never post or trade personal pictures.  Never reveal personal information, such as an address, phone number, or school name or location.  Use only a screen name and don't share passwords (other than with parents).  Never agree to get together in person with anyone met online without parent approval and/or supervision.  Never respond to a threatening email, message, post, or text.  Always tell a parent or other trusted adult about any communication or conversation that was scary or hurtful.

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:
 Spend time online together to teach your children to appropriate online behavior.  Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.  Bookmark kids' favorite sites for easy access.  Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.  Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange.

Cyber Bullying:
Cyberbullying happens through sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. Cyberbullying also involves sharing personal or private information about someone without their permission causing them embarrassment. It is important that students are encouraged to practice positive online conduct and to have a “think before you post” mentality. Students should report any suspicions or harmful online activity to a responsive adult, and follow the student code of conduct in regards to cyberbullying practices.
Cyberbullying involves the use of technology or digital devices such as cell phones, desktop/laptop computers and tablets. Cyberbullying also includes:
 Social Media- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter  Short Message Service (SMS)- text message, instant message, apps, direct message  Email

Some cyberbullying includes:  Lies  Purposely sharing false information  Posting hurtful pictures or videos  Posting or saying mean things about someone race, or physical characteristic  Victims of cyberbullying might feel more powerless since it is very easy to distribute information online and very hard to retrieve and remove what is already out there.  If left unchecked, the effects of cyberbullying can lead to extreme stress and depression, and students who are victims may feel drawn to self-harm as a result of their experiences.

While some might consider cyberbullying as “bullying lite”, when the internet is added to the equation, it can be especially painful because of the access the aggressor has on the victim. School administrators and student services will follow corrective and supportive strategies as needed to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all our students and families.
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