Methods and Platforms
Sharing the Load
Rules Meant to Be Unbroken
Best Practices
BIF-pourri
100

This resource is used to communicate with parents and students regarding assignments, upcoming dates, supplies, and day-to-day reminders.

CJs

100

Be sure to involve this staff member if a parent complains to the teacher about another teacher or staff member.

Head of School (HOS)

100

Though convenient, NEVER use this name when referring to the school in any public-facing way.

BASIS

100

It is best to respond to emails within this amount of time.

24 hours

100

This is the first day of school for Fall 2022.

Wednesday, August 17

200

Use this site for posting updates to the entire class, grade level, or specific groups, direct messaging with parents, or posting classroom resources.

ParentSquare

200

This department of the school would deal with such issues as academic dishonesty.

Student Affairs/Support

200

Quiz results should NEVER be posted on this site.

ParentSquare

200

For breaks and vacations, please initiate this type of alert, shortened to OOO.

Out of Office alert

200

These documents allow our families to get to know our faculty better, even before ever meeting them!

Intro letters

300

A repository for lesson plans and digital resources, keeping track of assignments and grading.

Schoology

300

LETs send this home weekly to families to communicate class updates and important upcoming dates.

LET Newsletter

300

Use this font-type when creating formal presentations for the school.

Roboto

300

When emailing a group of parents, be sure to use this type of “blind” message.

BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)

300

Parent Hours are held virtually, using this speedy-sounding software.

Zoom

400

Use this program for internal communications with staff.

MS Teams

400

Unit Communications are the responsibility of these staff members.

Subject Expert Teachers (SETs)

400

This must be obtained before taking pictures of students when off-campus.

Written permission from parents

400

Parents are required to set teacher conferences at least this far in advance.

48 hours

400

Many useful training videos and other resources can be found on this “shared” website for BINS.

Sharepoint

500

For more sensitive communications with parents such as grades or disciplinary concerns, use this medium.

Email (or phone call)

500

Aside from the Department of Corrections, DOC also can stand for this school employee.

Director of Communications

500

This hairy-sounding acronym is the name of a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

FERPA

500

For convenient teacher meetings that can be created by parents, use this helpful website to set appointments.

Calendly

500

This is the closest supermarket to our Lower Campus.

Smart and Final

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