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Falcon Files

MAY 2020

Hello Falcon Bluffs Families,

As we enter our last month of the school year we want to say THANK YOU!  Your continued support and patience has been overwhelming.  Together we have created and refined a remote learning plan for our students to help ensure kids stay engaged in learning. Your suggestions and feedback along the way have been instrumental in their success.  We will continue to send along updates regarding closing out this year and the start of next year.  Keep an eye out for more information headed your way as we shift into the summer.
 

Sincerely,

Tom Burns

Principal





 
 FALCON BLUFFS HAPPENINGS:


PTO Sponsored SPIRIT DAY @ FRO-YO SPOT

Thursday, May 21 - Noon to 8:00 pm
Be sure to mention you are with Falcon Bluffs 
Hope to see you there





CHATFIELD SENIOR HIGH INFORMATION:

Please follow CSHS on the following platforms:

Follow Chatfield Sr. High on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.




 NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAM:

Due to district guidelines and covid19 concerns, we have decided to cancel our New Beginnings Program for this summer.  Please watch for more information in mid to late July for incoming 6th grade students new to Falcon Bluffs.  


 YEARBOOK UPDATE:

If you have purchased a yearbook for your student, they may pick them up on either May 19 or 20 depending on your students assigned pick up day by last name and time slot.   Only those students who have already paid will be able to pick up their yearbook.  We are not selling any yearbooks on those days.  


 COUNSELING:

Take a moment to check out these Counseling Department Resources that were created during this time of remote learning.




 LONGMONT DAIRY CAPS:

For those of you that are still collecting the Longmont Dairy bottle caps for us for a money back to the school donation from the dairy, we thank you!

Here is the updated information from Longmont Dairy itself:

LONGMONT DAIRY BOTTLE CAPS.pdf

Thank you for holding onto your bottle caps until this fall.
We appreciate your support!


FBMS REMINDERS:
  •  Remote learning continues until further notice.  



 
 FBMS COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS:

The Six Falcon Bluffs Collective Commitments are: Grit, Growth Mindset, Relationships, Intellectual Curiosity, Professionalism, and Collaboration.

We are learning how to work together, understand different perspectives and to embrace the learning process.



FBMS POLICIES:

For information regarding content and knowledge grades, dress code, and other Falcon Bluffs school policies, please check out the link below.  You can also find it under "Family Resources" on the tabs above in the drop down list.

FBMS Policies and Information

 SCHOOL SAFETY:
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:

Please take a look at the following link with regard to emergency situations at school - Information for Families, published by Jeffco Schools: 
Jeffco Student Safety and School Emergencies for Families


BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE CONNECTION INFORMATION: 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Information:  If you are having trouble logging into our network, be sure you have logged into JEFFCO CONNECT and signed the BYOD permission (EACH SCHOOL YEAR parents AND students must sign this agreement).  Please see the attached link with more information.
BYOD Log On Information Step-By-Step


 WASHINGTON DC OPPORTUNITY:

Rescheduled for spring of 2021

 SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERN: 

We want to share some information, tips, and reminders about students' appropriate use of technology, both at school and beyond the walls of our building, to support learning and student safety.  We also want to inform you that we received reports of some students being concerned about the "Momo Challenge," a social media hoax (scare tactic). We want to make you aware of this news so you can help to keep a careful eye on your child's internet use.  Here is an article about the “Momo Challenge” if you want to know more, and an on-line resource on how to deal with the issue if needed.

First, to provide a framework for this communication, here is a guiding policy regarding student use of the Internet, as outlined in Jeffco Public Schools Student and Family Handbook (Code of Conduct):

"STUDENT USE OF THE INTERNET
The Internet and related electronic instructional resources are
used in schools to support student learning. The use of these
resources are for educational purposes only when on district
property, at district or school-sanctioned activities or events,
when students are being transported in vehicles dispatched by
Jeffco Public Schools, and off school property when such conduct
has a nexus to school or any district curricular or non-curricular
activity or event.

Teachers and school administration determine use of the Jeffco
Instructional Network based on educational goals of the school
and classroom, and may determine to limit access. Students are
encouraged to use the network to do homework, class-related
research, and class work when appropriate. Students should not
use this network for music, gaming, or non-educational video
streaming. In compliance with the Child Information Protection
Act (CIPA) requirements, this network will be monitored. Jeffco
Public Schools accepts no responsibility associated with loss,
damage, or theft of a device connected to the network."

Next, in terms of education, please know that we provide learning on a regular basis here at school around digital citizenship (e.g., avoiding plagiarism, appropriate use of the internet, digital footprints, etc.) as well as proper care of devices (e.g., carrying them with two hands, not having liquids near a device, having a cover on the device at all times, etc.).

Finally, here are a couple of resources you may wish to explore to help in your decision-making at home around appropriate use of technology for your family:

1)  https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students   [These are standards for the use of technology in teaching and learning.]

2)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mvche4leOBB63aOgOR_4bR0htOitnWE7QBbyYHXu1ik/edit?usp=sharing   [This is a resource you might
choose to use as you determine what technology might "look like" in your family.] 

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns

 PTO/ACCOUNTABILITY INFORMATION AND NEWS:

 PTO DATES:



ACCOUNTABILITY DATES:



  CHATFIELD NEWS AND EVENTS:

If your student will not be going to CSHS for the 2020-2021 school year, please be sure to contact the Chatfield Sr. High
Registrars Office for more information (303) 982-3670.

New Graduation Requirements

School & District Newsletter Article

      2nd Semester – January 2020

TIME TO SELECT DEMONSTRATION PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION

As students get ready to select their classes for next fall, some students will need to also determine which option/s they will choose to demonstrate their knowledge in English and math as part of the new graduation requirements. The updated Jeffco graduation requirements call for students graduating in and after 2021 to complete a minimum of 23 credit hours of study in specific courses and demonstrate that they know how to apply and use what they have learned in English and math and are prepared to pursue their interests after high school. 

 Click HERE to learn more about the graduation requirements

Earning a 470 in English and a 500 in math on the SAT exam will fulfill the demonstration portion of the graduation requirement. Students can also meet the demonstration requirement by selecting other options in addition to the SAT, such as Capstone, industry certificate, ASVAB, and more.  Work in partnership with your school to explore different options available to your student and check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information   FAQ's for Familes

DISTRICT HAPPENINGS:

Remote Learning Until Further Notice


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Just a reminder that we will push out an email the first Friday of each month containing our Falcon Files but it is updated far more often and available 24/7. Consider creating a bookmark to easily access the latest FBMS news at: https://falconbluffs.jeffcopublicschools.org/our_school/falcon_files


 

 FALCON CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
   
  • October 23, 30- PTO "Buck a Bag" Clothing Drive - South Parking Lot Before and After School
  • October 22 - Band & Orchestra Concert - FBMS Gym 6:30 - 8pm
  • October 23 - Choir Concert - FBMS Cafeteria 6:30-7:30pm
  • October 25 - One Day District Fall Break
  • October 28 - Staff Development Day - NO School for Students
  • October 30 - Trick-Or-Treat Street @ Chatfield Sr. High in conjunction with FBMS National Jr. Honor Society

NOVEMBER - Kick-Off ALL Month @ Virgilio's Pizza Spirit Month sponsored by PTO

 

** Please keep November 9th open for our annual PTO's fundraiser at Lucille's Creole Cafe from 7-10 pm

Buy your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-bayou-bash-tickets-70101691045


 FALCON CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
   
  • October 23, 30- PTO "Buck a Bag" Clothing Drive - South Parking Lot Before and After School
  • October 22 - Band & Orchestra Concert - FBMS Gym 6:30 - 8pm
  • October 23 - Choir Concert - FBMS Cafeteria 6:30-7:30pm
  • October 25 - One Day District Fall Break
  • October 28 - Staff Development Day - NO School for Students
  • October 30 - Trick-Or-Treat Street @ Chatfield Sr. High in conjunction with FBMS National Jr. Honor Society

NOVEMBER - Kick-Off ALL Month @ Virgilio's Pizza Spirit Month sponsored by PTO

 

** Please keep November 9th open for our annual PTO's fundraiser at Lucille's Creole Cafe from 7-10 pm

Buy your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-bayou-bash-tickets-70101691045


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