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    • Reminder that Monday, April 12 is 2 Hour Early Dismissal and In-Person Learning Schedule.
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    • Checklist will be updated regularly.

          REOPENING READINESS CHECKLIST

      School Name: Benjamin Tasker MS To Be Updated:  4.9.21

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      Completed/In Progress

      COVID committee has been established to include a building level administrator and diverse staff representation.

      Completed

      C.A.R.E room established and stocked with adequate supplies

      Completed

      Hand sanitizer dispensers installed (1 per 10K ft)

      Completed

      Paper towel and soap at each hand washing station (classrooms and bathrooms)

      Completed

      There is a schedule in place to check and replenish health & safety supplies as needed throughout the day while the facility is occupied.

      Completed

      All restroom fixtures are operational 

      Completed

      All water fountains turned off

      Completed

      Adequate supply of hand of sanitizer, soap, paper towels, toilet paper 

      Completed

      Proper signage posted throughout the building

      • social distancing

      • Face covering/masks mandatory

      • handwashing guidance and encouragement

      Completed

      There is a schedule in place for routine cleaning and disinfection.

      Completed

      Communal spaces are closed or there is a plan for staggered use, cleaning and disinfecting (staff lounge, library, auditorium, conference rooms, gym, etc.)

      Completed

      Filters installed in all HVAC systems

      In Progress

      Building Supervisor trained on Health First Cleaning System COVID 19 protocol

      Completed

      Night Lead trained on Health First Cleaning System COVID 19 protocol

      Completed

      Adequate supply of PPE ordered for all staff

      Completed

      Classroom furniture arranged

      Completed

      All rooms examined for mold/mildew

      Completed

      There is a sanitation schedule for use of Victory Electrostatic Sprayer 

      Completed

    • ALERT: Students will be allowed to submit any 3rd quarter missing work assigned from Friday, January 28 to Thursday, March 25. This includes classwork, independent assignments and assessments.

      Dear Parents and Guardians,

      In our continuing efforts to support student success during distance learning, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is providing students with additional time to show/demonstrate what they have learned by making up any assignments missed during the third quarter.             

      From Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 9 (end of third quarter), students will be allowed to electronically submit any missing work that was previously assigned or expected to be turned in during the third quarter (Friday, January 28 to Thursday, March 25). This includes classwork, independent assignments and assessments. We encourage your child to use Spring Break to review and complete any missing assignments.

      If you are unable to access an assignment during Spring Break, please follow up with your child’s teacher after Spring Break ends on Tuesday, April 6 to request access. 

      Fourth quarter will begin Monday, April 12. We encourage all students and families to take advantage of this opportunity. We understand the challenges of the past year and we want our students to have every chance to succeed.

      You should expect follow-up instructions from your child’s school. 

      Thank you for your continued partnership!

      Sincerely,

      Helen Coley, Ed.D.
      Chief of School Leadership and Support


      RECORDATORIO: Recuperación the tareas del tercer trimestre

      Estimados padres y tutores:

      En nuestro continuo esfuerzo por apoyar el éxito estudiantil durante el aprendizaje a distancia, el sistema de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George (PGCPS) está brindado a los estudiantes tiempo adicional para demostrar/probar lo que han aprendido al hacer trabajos de recuperación por toda tarea faltante durante el tercer trimestre.       

      A partir del martes, 6 de abril y hasta el viernes, 9 de abril (final del tercer trimestre), se permitirá que los estudiantes entreguen electrónicamente todos los trabajos pendientes que se hayan asignado o exigido previamente para entregarse durante el tercer trimestre (jueves, 28 de enero al jueves, 25 de marzo). Esto incluye trabajos de clase e independientes y evaluaciones. Alentamos a que su niño use el descanso de primavera para revisar y completar todos los trabajos pendientes.

      Si no puede acceder al trabajo durante el descanso de primavera, por favor haga seguimiento con el maestro de su niño después del descanso de primavera, el jueves 6 de abril para solicitar acceso.

      El cuarto trimestre comenzará el lunes, 12 de abril. Alentamos a todos los estudiantes y a las familias a aprovechar esta oportunidad. Sabemos de los desafíos de este año pasado y queremos que nuestros estudiantes tengan todas las oportunidades para tener éxito.

      Anticipe recibir las instrucciones que debe seguir de la escuela de su niño.

      ¡Gracias por su continúo apoyo y colaboración!

      Atentamente,

      Helen Coley, Ed.D.
      Directora de Apoyo y Liderazgo Escolar


      RAPPEL : Travail de rattrapage pour le troisième trimestre 

      Chers parents et tuteurs,

      Dans le cadre de nos efforts continus pour favoriser la réussite des élèves pendant l'apprentissage à distance, les Écoles publiques du comté de Prince George (PGCPS) offrent aux étudiants, un délai supplémentaire pour montrer/démontrer ce qu'ils ont appris en rattrapant les devoirs manqués durant le troisième trimestre.             

      Du mardi 6 avril au vendredi 9 avril (fin du troisième trimestre), les élèves seront autorisés à soumettre par voie électronique, tout travail manquant qui a été précédemment assigné ou qui devait être rendu au cours du troisième trimestre (du vendredi 28 janvier au jeudi 25 mars). Cela inclut les travaux en classe, les devoirs indépendants et les évaluations. Nous encourageons votre enfant à profiter des vacances de printemps pour revoir et terminer tout travail manquant.

      Si vous ne pouvez pas accéder à un devoir pendant les vacances de printemps, veuillez contacter l'enseignant de votre enfant après la fin des vacances de printemps, le mardi 6 avril, pour demander un accès.

      Le quatrième trimestre débutera le lundi 12 avril. Nous encourageons tous les élèves et les familles à profiter de cette opportunité. Nous comprenons les défis de l'année passée et nous voulons que nos élèves aient toutes les chances de réussir. 

      Vous devez vous attendre à des instructions de suivi de la part de l'école de votre enfant.

      Merci pour votre partenariat continu !

      Cordialement,

      Helen Coley, Ed.D.
      Directrice du leadership et du soutien scolaire

    • Updated Spring Break Travel Guidance Prince George's County Public Schools sent this bulletin at 03.25.2021 04:31 PM EDT

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      Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) issued guidelines regarding travel during Spring Break. The guidelines have been updated to reflect Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations regarding testing. The CDC does not recommend travel at this time. If you must travel due to family emergency or unforeseen circumstances, you must be tested upon your return to Maryland. If you test positive, alert your principal/supervisor. Quarantine is only to be used if you receive a positive test result.

      PGCPS Student Guidelines

      In-State Travel – No COVID Test Required

      Out-of-State Travel – COVID Test 

      • Get a COVID test three to five days after travel.
      • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
      • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days.
      • Continue virtual learning during quarantine. Be sure to inform your teacher and school administrator.

      International Travel – COVID Test 

      • Get a COVID test three to five days after travel.
      • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
      • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days.
      • Continue virtual learning during quarantine. Be sure to inform your teacher and school administrator.

      CDC Guidelines

      At this time, the CDC does not have a testing requirement for outbound travelers, but recommends that you get tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen) one to three days before you travel internationally. Travelers should check with international destinations for their entry requirements.

      • As of March 2, 2021, if you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than three days before you travel by air back into the United States (U.S.) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your health care provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
      • All air passengers traveling to the U.S., regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery (proof of recovery from the coronavirus within the last 90 days).
      • Passengers flying from a U.S. territory to a U.S. state (i.e., American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) are not required to present documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery.

      For more information, please visit the PGCPS and CDC websites.

    • SECOND NOTICE letter for HS Transitional Registration

    • PGCPS Town Hall

      PGCPS to Host Telephone Town Halls About Return to In-Person Learning

      Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will host a series of telephone town halls to hear from and offer updates to families and members of the community about the return to in-person learning. All parents and guardians will receive a phone call from the school system. If you do not receive the call, please dial-in at 844-734-8766.  Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available by calling 508-924-5155 on Monday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 24. 

      Monday, March 22 — Academics: Virtual Learning and Hybrid Learning, 6 p.m.

      • Dr. Judy White, Chief of Academics
      • Dr. Lisa Spencer, Instructional Technology & Support Director
      • Dr. Kia McDaniel, Curriculum and Instruction Director
      • Dr. Sheila Jackson, Family and School Partnerships Director

      Wednesday, March 24 — Health, Transportation and Operations, 6 p.m.

      • Barry Stanton, Chief of Operations
      • Dr. Helen Coley, Chief of School Leadership and Support
      • Dr. Rudy Saunders, Transportation Director
      • Karen Bates, Nursing Supervisor

      Tuesday, April 6 — Student Town Hall, 5 p.m.

       

      • Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO
      • Ninah Jackson, Student Member, Prince George’s County Board of Education
      • Parent Center

        PGCPS heard from parents and guardians during the implementation of distance learning this past winter/spring 2020 – assistance was needed in the areas of technology, instruction, and other supports. Thus we have strategically designated locations throughout PGCPS where parents can receive assistance with technology, accessing and navigating platforms, and other troubleshooting beginning August 31, 2020.

        The safety of parents and staff is paramount.  Social distancing will be adhered to. Site stipulations require that all visitors wear masks. Visitors should arrive at their designated appointment time and will be instructed that only one person may enter the facility per family and children may not enter the facility.  The temperature of each center worker and each visitor will be scanned upon entry into the site.  Anyone with a temperature greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed to remain on site.  No children are allowed into the Support Center.  Parents must make arrangements for their child’s safety outside of the Parent Support Center.

        Days/Times:

        Beginning Monday March 1st, the Parent Support Center hours will be Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00PM ONLY .

        Sign up for an appointment

        **An email address is required to book an appointment online. 

        To book an appointment online:

        1. Select link for the specific location you would like to visit
        2. Select the service you need.
        3. Select an available time from the list. *Appointments must be made more than 90 minutes in advance.
        4. Complete the appointment form.
        5. A confirmation email will be sent to the email they use to register. 

        Locations

        Need assistance?

        Email: parent.supportcenter@pgcps.org

      • Student Wellness is Essential

         

         

         

      • Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Parents and Caregivers

        Click for Podcasts, websites, videos, and articles for parents to utilize in giving daily social and emotional support to children with their daily activities. Strengthening social and/or emotional well-being creates and maintains healthier environments for more long term effective learning.

      • From Bowie Youth and Family Services
        Bowie Youth & Family Services understands how difficult the daily struggles for families can be during this time of pandemic. We take comfort in knowing that we are all in this together and are doing the best we can to work in a virtual world. For us that means helping families cope with the pandemic which includes free tele-therapy, free tutoring and referral services. We are available for intake calls 8:30 am - 9:00 pm our temporary number is 513-817-3158. Check out our web site www.cityofbowie.org/youthservices and  Facebook  for tips on coping during a pandemic. Don't hesitate to reach out to our office and let us help keep your families safe, healthy and strong during this time of national crises!
      • Student Services

         PRep Presentations

      • INSTRUCTIONS TO CREATE, ACCESS, AND UPDATE PARENT PORTAL FOR SCHOOLMAX

        There is a 2-step process in CREATING AND ACCESSING SM for parents...Complete Parent Portal where parents only have access and Tasker Form for Parents Updates for us to update in SchoolMax (SM). 

        Below are the directions to sign up for SchoolMax via Parent Portal (if you complete  form, keep it for your record); this Parent Portal form is not to be submitted to any staff at Tasker.  Once you complete this process, open this link and complete this form so emails and numbers can be update in Tasker's portal.

        If you have access to SM but need to update parent email addresses and robocall numbers, please complete the link above.

    • Calendar of Events

      Please click on the event for more details and information.

    • School Information

      Principal

      Dr. Kendra Hill   
      Dr. Hill's Welcome Letter  SY 20/21

       

      Assistant Principals

      6th Grade  Shawn Malbon

      7th Grade  Rebecca Turner  

      8th Grade  Susan Harris  

       

      Counselors

      6th Grade  Robyn Jones     

      7th Grade  Keisha Manning  

      8th Grade  Nicole Schwartz

       

      School Information

      4901 Collington Rd
      Bowie, MD 20715

      Main Office: 301-805-2660

      Fax: 301-805-2663

      Registrar: Mrs. Whitney (301) 850-6435 karen.whitney@pgcps.org (parent-teacher conferences and student records)

      Nurse:  Karen Prue, karen.prue@pgcps.org, 301-850-6437

      PEA: Sonia Brooks, sonia.brooks@pgcps.org

      PTSO President: Karla Andrews, taskerptsoinfo@gmail.com

       

      Questions or Concerns? 

       

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