Lake Hills English Language Learner (ELL/MLL) Parent Meeting

Please join us for our first English Language Learner (ELL/MLL) meeting of the school year on Tuesday December 1st, 2020 at 4pm LIVE on TEAMS. This will be recorded for families that are unable to attend the live meeting. This meeting is for parents of students in the English Language Learner (ELL) Program, however all parents are welcome to come learn with us. The goal of this meeting is to come together as a community and engage in the following:

  • Discuss the priorities for families currently and address the needs and challenges we are facing.
  • Provide you with ideas you can use to support your child emotionally as he or she learns a new language.
  • Strategies for engaging children in fun, meaningful activities at home during distance learning.

Due to technology constraints the presentation will be in English and Spanish only, but we will be using different tools to provide translating for the recorded meeting. We hope that you will attend regardless of your native language and we will do our best to make sure the LIVE meeting is accessible for all. We are excited to have multiple cultures and families from the community represented during the meeting.

Acompáñenos para la primera reunión para familias con estudiantes en el programa “ELL” (inglés como segunda idioma) el martes 1 de diciembre, 2020 a las 4:00 de la tarde en vivo en TEAM.  Grabaremos esta reunión para que los que no pueden asistir en vivo tendrán acceso para mirar el video de la reunión en una fecha más tarde.  La audiencia principal de esta reunión son familias con estudiantes ELL, pero todas las familias de estudiantes en la escuela Lake Hills están bienvenidas.

Esta reunión se enfocará en:

  • Las prioridades para familias actualmente y hablar acerca de los desafíos que nos enfrentan
  • Proveer ideas que pueden utilizar para apoyar a su hijo/a en aprender nuevo idioma
  • Estrategias para animar a los niños en actividades divertidas y valiosas en la casa durante la época de aprendizaje remoto

Por razones de la tecnología, se presentará la reunión en inglés y español, pero habrá otras herramientas para traducir/interpretar la grabación de la reunión.  Esperemos que todos asistan la reunión, no importa el idioma que hable usted.  Haremos todo posible para que todos tengan acceso para participar en la reunión.

  • When: Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Microsoft Teams. Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting or call in (audio only) +1 206-800-4133, Phone Conference ID: 683 979 596# .

Get help with Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft has a video tutorial on attending a live event (English, Español, 简体中文) and more on their website (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Translations are available using Microsoft Translator – change your language in Teams in the settings. Change settings in Teams (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
    • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
    • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions, Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari
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Choice School and Program Application Period Closes

Choice School Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted from 9:00 am on Monday, December 7, 2020 to Friday January 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Offer notifications will be emailed in February 2021. This application process is for incoming kindergarten or 6th grade entry to the appropriate choice school or program.

If you would like to add your student to a Choice School waitlist for other grade levels, please visit our Apply to Choice Schools and Programs page for more information. For a listing of common questions and answers about the Choice School Programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Choice School and Program Application Period Opens

Choice School Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted from 9:00 am on Monday, December 7, 2020 to Friday January 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Offer notifications will be emailed in February 2021. This application process is for incoming kindergarten or 6th grade entry to the appropriate choice school or program.

If you would like to add your student to a Choice School waitlist for other grade levels, please visit our Apply to Choice Schools and Programs page for more information. For a listing of common questions and answers about the Choice School Programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Career and Technical Education Information Night

Are you interested in finding out about the many career pathways available to you in high school?  Careers such health care, visual communications, information technology, business and marketing, culinary, education, transportation, construction, plus more?

If you are a 5th thru 11th grade student, (Parents are encouraged to join us!) please join us on February 9 to hear about the many Career and Technical Education programs available within this district!   Hear about our 12 different career pathways that begin at the middle school and continue through high school. Understand the difference between a Satellite and WANIC program, how college credit is earned while in high school, and the many industry recognized certifications available as students take CTE classes.  Hear from our many instructors and the Director of Career and Technical Education.

  • When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams link coming soon.

Get help with Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft has a video tutorial on attending a live event (English, Español, 简体中文) and more on their website (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Translations are available using Microsoft Translator – change your language in Teams in the settings. Change settings in Teams (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
    • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
    • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions, Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari
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Virtual School Board Visit to Enatai Elementary School

The Board of Directors will hold a virtual visit with Enatai Elementary School parents, students, staff, and Principal MacDonald. The primary goals for this meeting are for board members to become more familiar with the school, in its own context, and to provide time for stakeholders of the school to interact with the Board.

The visit will be set up in distinct sessions with each stakeholder group as follows:

If you have any questions about the visit please reach out to Jennifer Bateman at batemanj@bsd405.org.

*Please note the ‘classroom visits’ portion is planned as a break out session for individual board directors and district leadership to observe individual classrooms; there will be a placeholder screen up without discussion while these break-out sessions are underway. Attendees will not be able to visit classrooms.


Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Information Session

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Information Session is part of the BSD and Special Needs PTA’s Family Resource Series. Please join this family-focused informational session regarding both DDA Intake & Eligibility Rules and Processes and Services. Learn if your child might be eligible for DDA services. Also learn about a variety of services DDA offers, such as but not limited to: personal care, waivers, respite care, behavior support/consultation, supported employment, assistive technology, behavior support and consultation, environmental adaptations, therapeutic equipment/supplies, nurse delegation, speech, hearing & language services, specialized clothing, transportation, and more. This session is designed for parents/caregivers who want a basic understanding of DDA, which can support children from birth to adults, lifelong.

  • When: Tuesday December 8, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Microsoft Teams. Register using CVENT. A link to join virtually will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Translation services will be available through Microsoft Translator app using your smart phone. If you do not have access to a smartphone, please let us know when you receive the Teams invitation email.

Get help with Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft has a video tutorial on attending a live event (English, Español, 简体中文) and more on their website (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Translations are available using Microsoft Translator – change your language in Teams in the settings. Change settings in Teams (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
    • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
    • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions, Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari
Microsoft Teams, Watch the live event in Microsoft Teams landing page screenshot.