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Ball Charter School

2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703

8/14/20 Announcements

August 18, 2020

We had a very busy and successful first day. We had over 85% attendance on our first fully-remote opening day.  Here is what we have learned after Day 1:

  • For a video version of these announcements, click HERE
  • Several kindergarten and new student District login and passwords are not working.  To remedy this, please email your teacher or Ms. Sullivan (esullivan@spsp186.org) with the error message. Teachers can then forward the error message to our friends at District 186 system support so they can correct the problem. 
  • Zoom meetings require stable wifi.  Several families have requested additional hotspots for their homes.  If you don't currently have wifi or have three or more students that will be online at the same time, you can request a hotspot by emailing Mrs. Harrison at laharrison@sps186.org.
  • Some parents logged into Study Island already and noticed their student's NWEA Pathway is already setup.  Study Island will officially start Monday, August 24th.  More details on how to login will be sent this week.  The goal for students is to spend 60 - 90 minutes on math and 60 - 90 minutes on reading on Mondays only. You are always welcome to work ahead, but realize there is no "end" to Study Island.  The program is individualized practice based on your student's 2019 MAP scores. 
  • At this time, all students have 1 Zoom link per teacher. For K-5 that means 1 for their classroom teacher and one for Encore.
  • Each student will meet in their Encore classes (Music, Art,, PE, Spanish and Technology) today through a Zoom invitation that has been sent to student or parent emails. Here are scheduled Encore times:

Middle Level (6-8) - 9:15-10 am

Intermediate (4/5) - 10:45-11:30 am

Upper Primary (2/3) - 12:15-1:00 pm

Primary (K/1) - 1:00-1:45 pm