Distance and Home Learning

Recent Updates:

  1. Specialist Blog added to table
  2. Virtual Health office added to table
  3. Reminder: students should be logging to their accounts (Seesaw, GoogleClassrooms, etc) Contact your child’s teacher for help.

Dear Bates Families,

Boston Public Schools will be closing from Tuesday, March 17th-May 4th, 2020. In an effort to support our families to the very best of our abilities the Bates staff have put together this website to centralize instructional assignments, food resources, COVID-19 resources and more. Over the next 6 weeks we will centralize information here. This site will be revised regularly.

All students are encouraged to engage in remote learning while school is not in session, and it is highly recommended that all families develop and follow daily schedules with their children.  We ask that families prioritize the learning materials created by our Bates educators.

We fully recognize families are rearranging their households, setting up childcare, and so much more to accommodate and navigate these next several weeks. We encourage families to reach out with any questions and concerns. We are here for you! We are in this together! We CAN do this!

Rodolfo Morales, Principal
Families are also welcome to reach out to your child’s individual teachers

Grade Level Sites:

All students need to sign on to their Seesaw or google classroom accounts to see Bates School Resources. If your child needs help logging on please contact your child’s teacher.

Community Update 3/17/2020

Dear Families,

We thank you for your kind words, support, and action as we transition to online/distance learning. As Boston Public Schools and Phineas Bates Staff prepare for this transition, we offer some general resources and suggestions that can be used during these weeks. 

The most important and impactful thing families can do during this time is to read to and with your child daily. If reading isn’t part of your regular routine or if you want to make it a more positive experience, this article provides simple tips for making the most of read-aloud time. If you are not able to read with your children, you can opt to watch these interactive read-aloud videos with your child. After reading, help your child to make personal connections to the characters, messages, challenges or illustrations in the story. 

Below are several resources that are available to families:

ActivityDescription and How can families help at home?Grade 
Clever Digital Backpack

Your child’s learning materials can be accessed through their Clever Digital Backpack using their BPS Google account (How To access Clever at home). On here, students can find links to several resources including:BrainPop: Username: BatesBrainPOP2020Password: corona2020ST MATHAutomatic login from CleverTumbleBooks & TumbleBooks JuniorFor sites like “Duolingo”, students must create usernames and passwordsFor sites like SeeSaw and Google Classrooms, teachers will invite students and families to joinK-5
Independent Reading

Reading is power! Research supports that independent reading is the largest driver to student success. As always, we need all students to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day. It is important to implement routines such as asking questions:
K – 5
RAZ Kids
Students in K2-4 have log-ins. Teachers will be sending usernames/PW K2-4
ST Math in Clever
Find ST Math after logging into the CLEVER BACKPACK: ST Math is a visual instructional program that leverages the brain’s innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. Students can use ST Math up to 30 minutes per day.K1 – 5
Khan Academy
Khan Academy We offer exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material.Khan Academy has a library of standards-aligned lessons covering kindergarten through early college. Students can practice skills with exercises, quizzes, and mastery challenges and get immediate feedback and support. Khan Academy is available in 40 languages. Students without laptops can access the Khan Academy website or use the Khan Academy app on smart phones.Khan Academy has shared some schedules and how to’s for using their website.K-5
Circle Time Fun
Learn and bond with your 0 – 6 year old. Follow and interact with an expert instructor. code: homefun1K-1
Each lesson has a reading passage, videos, optional review questions, and self-graded practice questions. The lessons can be assigned to Google Classroom and it puts the grade that students got on the practice questions (students must get 10 practice questions correct to get 100%).K-5
Scholastic learn at home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!K-5
Free Math Activities and Resources
Lesley University’s Center for Mathematics Achievement in collaboration with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics have put together this resource guide for parents and caregivers to be able to support children’s mathematics learning at home during school closures for the COVID-19 outbreak.  All the suggested resources are free, with the exception of the board games.K-5
Resource for Spanish learning
Check out resources from our Spanish Teacher, Ms. Gerena.K-5
Anti-Oppressive & Anti-Racist Curriculum
A small collection of anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas and resources for families impacted by closures caused by the coronavirus K-5
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!K-5


Social-emotional Wellness

Up to Date Information

Sample Schedule:

Below is a sample schedule to help families and children with new routines:

We thank you all for partnering with us. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns. 

With immense gratitude,

Rodolfo Morales

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