Food Resources for Families:
In need of food? MEAL DISTRIBUTION FOR STUDENTS AT ALL LOCATIONS IS ONCE A WEEK- MONDAYS, 9AM-1PM
When a holiday falls on Monday, distribution moves to Tuesday, e.g., Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 7, 2020; distribution will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ESOL Virtual Parent Meeting #3
6:30 PM Board of Education Work Session
BUSCH MIDDLE SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
St. Louis, MO 63109
Fax 314-244-1728 or 314-244-1729
Principal: Robert Lescher
Virtual Learning Hours: 8:15 AM - 3:12 PM
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Hello Busch families! Our school building is currently closed. Classes will be conducted virtually until sometime in Quarter 2. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
We are so excited that you have chosen SLPS and Busch Middle School of Character. We are committed to providing excellent education and support to our students and their families. We are beginning our year with 100% virtual learning, which will continue through the end of first quarter (October 16). SLPS will re-evaluate at that time to determine if it is safe for us to return to our school building for classes (we are following health department guidelines).
Virtual learning is a lot like a normal day at Busch. Students have Character Connection at 8:15 AM (this is a 15-minute Advisory time where students connect in a small group with a teacher and kids in all grade levels). After Character Connection, students "travel" from class to class online, experiencing their regular core content classes, as well as related arts like music, art, and physical education. After classes, our school connects for a daily meeting with our principal until 3:12 PM.
If students need assistance at any time, they are encouraged to e-mail their teachers or send them a chat in Teams. Parents/guardians, we are here for you too. Click here to find a list of faculty members and their contact information.
Virtual Learning Terminology
Zoom Meetings- You've probably heard this term used a lot during the COVID pandemic. While some teachers may occasionally use Zoom, our school is mostly using Microsoft Team Meetings. These meetings are a lot like Zoom meetings, and usually when your Busch student uses the term "Zoom meeting", they probably mean a Microsoft Teams Meeting. A Teams meeting is just another way to say "virtual class time" where students meet with their teachers over a webcam.
Synchronous Learning- Our school is using synchronous learning this quarter, which means that students meet with their teachers in real-time, live, virtual classes.
Asynchronous Learning- Asynchronous learning is the practice work or homework your student does independently. Most asynchronous work this quarter will occur during normal class times, and teachers will be available during this time to assist students and answer questions.
Teams- Microsoft Teams is the program/app where students have their daily classes and turn in assignments.
Outlook- Outlook is the program/app where students send and receive e-mail.
Tyler SIS 360- This is an online portal where parents/students can view records like attendance and grades. Parents/guardians can contact the school to sign up for access to this valuable portal.
Chat- Chat is a section on Microsoft Teams where students can send instant messages to their teachers and ask questions. To access Chat, open the Teams app and click on the Chat button at the bottom or left side of the screen. Use the search toolbar at the top to find the name of the teacher you want to chat with.
If you have any questions or concerns during virtual learning, please text our principal, Mr. Lescher, at 314.250.1542 with your name, the name of your student, and a number on which you can be reached, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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