BSS Closure and Distance Learning
Hello Brilliant Star Family,
Yesterday, Governor Torres declared a state of emergency to protect the CNMI against the threat of the COVID-19 virus. As a result all non essential government offices have been shut down and the Public School System has issued a shutdown of all campuses until March 30th. He is asking the community to practice social distancing, only to leave your home if it is absolutely needed and has banned all gatherings of 50 people or more.
Brilliant Star Montessori School will enact the following protocol…
1. School will be shut down until March 30th. The campus will be closed to everyone but staff.
a. Staff will be working from home or their classrooms the week of March 23rd - 27th.
b. Office hours will be from 10 am - 2 pm next week.
c. Do not come to campus before calling the office.
2. BSS’s flexible spring break goes into effect this week.
a. Spring break will be from March 16th - March 20th
3. Observations and Parent Teacher Conferences are postponed to a later date.
a. We will reschedule once school is opened again.
BSS’s Distance Learning Schedule
1. March 23rd - 25th
a. Students and parents will be in direct contact with Head Teachers acquiring a gmail account, signing up for any online educational websites or apps, preparing to open and complete online lessons.
2. March 26th - 27th
a. Online distance learning lessons and activities are started.
Early Registration for Returning Students
Early registration was due March 13th. This date has been extended to March 27th. Payments can be made over the phone with your credit card. I will be waiving the credit card fee until March 27th. If you need to pay with a check or cash please let me or Miss Liza know and we will arrange a time this transaction can be made. I will be calling families on our waiting list starting March 30th. Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your child's spot for next school year.
Know that we are all in this together. If you or someone you know has an essential need such as food, shelter, or water due to the current situation please let me know and I will do what I can to help. Our community both here at school and in the CNMI is strong!
Be positive and stay healthy!