WEEKLY FAMILY COMMUNICATION / AUG 6, 2020

Dear Families,

We will be delivering an update to you each week about the start of the school year and what you can expect as a Breakthrough family! This week, we put together a short video so that I could talk with you about the key priorities for our remote learning program:

Live Interaction: We are *so* excited that we have developed a way for your scholar to learn directly from their teacher, with *live* instruction and interaction! This is going to be a complete shift from earlier remote learning in the spring, and we feel it is going to be a wonderful improvement and experience for your scholar (and for our teachers!). We will also have recorded lessons if you need to engage with a particular lesson at a different time, or simply want to work through additional content.


Ease of Logistics For Families: This is huge for us. We want to make the logistics of School At Home as easy as possible given the situation, and we have invested in an amazing Learning Management System that is going to make the experience of School At Home much easier. This single platform approach will allow scholars to log-in to one program for their learning needs, and it will make it far easier for families to keep tabs on student learning and progress. Everything will happen through this single new portal!


Innovative Extracurriculars: We know that there is so much more to school than academic learning, and we are prioritizing making sure extracurriculars are a major part of this school year! From art classes to science experiments to crew and community meetings, we will be making sure this school year is well-rounded, engaging, and exciting! We are so excited to roll out our full range of extracurriculars over the next few weeks.


I am grateful for our collective early decision at Breakthrough to do learning remotely to start this year, because we have had the time and opportunity to build out a truly wonderful learning experience for your child. Stay tuned for next week’s update, which will include information about family and scholar supports of all kinds!

With respect and gratitude,

BPS Andrew McRae

Andrew McRae

Chief Academic Officer