Update - COVID-19 - Day Five: The Expanding Universe-3/20/2020

BRRSD Families and Community Members,

Congratulations! We have succeeded with five days of distance learning and the weekend is here. Please take these two days to focus on your family. I gave this same message to our staff:  this weekend, slow everything down. Saturday and Sunday should be a time to rest and recharge. This global situation should remind us to focus on what is truly important. Take care of yourself and those around you.

Our schools will continue, but learning isn’t confined to our buildings. There is an ever-expanding universe always around us and we live and learn within it every day. We can get caught up with the immediate and miss the important. We will keep the learning going, but that requires that we keep everyone healthy and positive. 

Remember, next week we celebrate distance learning and the B-R community. Share your pictures and videos with your teachers or classmates and if you are comfortable, post them on Twitter with the hashtag: #BRingonthespirit. All posts with this hashtag will be posted on our Distance Learning page for everyone to enjoy. 

We are encouraging everyone home during this distance learning to participate: students, staff, families, alumni, parents of alumni, and members of the larger BRRSD community.

  • Monday - BRRSD Spirit
    • Post pictures and/or video of you in your favorite school or district gear!
  • Celebrate teams, groups, and organizations as well as your schools
    • Create a post that highlights what you love about BRRSD
    • Send positive messages to your teachers, administrators, colleagues and friends
    • Share a cheer
  • Tuesday - Distance Learning
    • Tell us what you love about distance learning
      • Share something you’ve learned
      • Share a project you’ve completed
      • Share what is working well
      • Share the fun
  • Wednesday - Movies and Books
    • Dress as your favorite character from a book or movie
      • Share your favorites
      • Be creative… it can be a “guess-who” post
  • Thursday - Fun Dance Day
    • Show off your moves
      • Share a video with a fun dance
      • Include family members
      • Extra points if you can connect it to something you are learning in class
  • Friday - Crazy Hair and Hat Day
    • Share your unique side
      • Share your craziest hairstyles
      • Wear your favorite hat

Make it fun, Be creative. Remember that you are celebrating our community, which means you are representing our district. Please keep all posts appropriate for school and representative of B-R.

Reminders for the weekend:

  • Slow it down and focus on you and your family.
  • We are in this together. Do your best and follow your teachers.  They are taking a break….
  • All resources can be found on our Distance Learning webpage.
  • Attendance must be submitted each day by 10 a.m. with our Attendance Form.
    • Remember to log in to Chrome as each student.
  • For Tech Support, email: DLDtech@brrsd.k12.nj.us.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your continued collaboration,

Russell Lazovick
Superintendent of Schools
 

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