Virtual Learning Opportunities
Beginning Thursday, March 19, meaningful enrichment opportunities will be available online for students by grade-level and subject areas. Students will be encouraged to participate in activities/tasks which will not be assessed. This approach ensures equity and access for all learners.
Additionally, as we support the whole child, you can expect teachers to check-in with their students a few times a week. Expect them to reference aspects of the virtual opportunities to further learning during the closure. Please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers if your child is having difficulty accessing the learning activities. Our staff will be flexible during this challenging time.
For families and students eager for more, we’ve developed a learning resource page with other ideas that you can explore.
Virtual Learning Opportunities:
How do I access my child’s Google Classroom?
Virtual learning will occur via Google Classroom. If accessing Google Classroom via mobile phone, you can download the app or access it using the following link: https://classroom.google.com.
Elementary and middle school students were automatically registered into their grade-level classrooms by the district. Here is a video of how elementary school students access their Google classroom.
High school students will receive a Class Code from each of their teachers to access a classroom. They must sign in using their @bps-schools.com Google account. For directions on how they will access the Google Classroom, see this video
The video said that students would need to log in with their BPS Google Account. How do I know my child’s BPS Google Account?
Your child’s username is the same as the username that they use to log into the computer at school. However, usernames for home access will use a different BPS account. Students will use Username@bps-schools.com instead of Username@birmingham.k12.mi.us. Teachers of K-2 students will email the parents their child’s username. Most students in grades 3-12 will know how they log into a computer at school. If your child does not know their username or password, they can contact the BPS HelpDesk at HelpDesk@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3123.
What if my elementary or middle school student is not registered in the correct Google Classroom?
If, for some reason, your child is not registered in the correct classroom, codes will give students access to the BPS Online Learning Google Classroom for their grade level. To sign into a Google Classroom by using a Class Code, see this video.