Bridging the GAP Foundation, Incorporation

Bridging the GAP Foundation, Incorporated’s mission is to build the space of educating, impacting, and providing students elementary-high school with the adequate tools necessary enhance their education.

Vision: “Bridging the GAP, creating a space for Future leaders one at a time”

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#Mentorship
#Scholarship
#Leadership

Operating as usual

06/22/2021

#Virtualseek2021 #nsbe

Welcome to WEEK #2! Students will be exploring the @makeblock #mBot while learning about #robotics, coding, sensors, and autonomous vehicles! Buckle up🙌🏾

#virtualseek2021 #nsbe #changingthefaceofengineering

Timeline Photos 06/22/2021

Congratulations!!!! ✨

Congratulations to Lanier teacher Latasha Thurman! Through her work as a DonorsChoose Teacher Advocate, she helped teachers at Lanier and across the state increase access to funding and support. #TeamJPS

03/22/2021

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2021-2022 school year! #WhereTheTrojanJourneyBegins

Timeline Photos 03/16/2021

Timeline Photos

"How Two Years of Pandemic Disruption Could Shake Up the Debate Over Standardized Testing"

https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/how-two-years-of-pandemic-disruption-could-shake-up-the-debate-over-standardized-testing/2021/03

NASA Summer Internship for GLOBE Sophomores and Juniors! 02/20/2021

NASA Summer Internship for GLOBE Sophomores and Juniors!

#Intership ✏️📚

NASA Summer Internship for GLOBE Sophomores and Juniors!

docs.google.com 08/06/2020

Technology Quest: Supporting Your JPS Scholar Through Virtual Learning

docs.google.com Parents for Public Schools will offer a 75-minute training for parents on how to navigate the JPS website to get up-to-date information on the District's Virtual Learning Plan. The instruction is free and will provide information on how to access resources such as Canvas, Google Classroom and other....

08/06/2020

Jackson Public Schools

Comcast will continue to provide 2 months of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers through December 31, 2020. More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2PtovWE

08/06/2020

NSBE's Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

Is your future engineer looking for ways to continue engaging with NSBE once SEEK ends? If so, the NSBE Jr. program is designed to keep 3rd-12th graders excited about STEM all through the school year. Join us Thursday, August 6th from 7PM-8PM EST for a webinar hosted by the NSBE Jr. team.

http://ow.ly/iNOu50ASw9q

jackson.k12.ms.us 08/04/2020

Jackson Public Schools Reveals Virtual Learning Instructional Plan

jackson.k12.ms.us August 3, 2020 – The online learning program for scholars will involve three major components including instructional supports for parents and teachers.

07/27/2020

Canton Public School District

The Canton Public School District adopts a 100% Virtual Learning Model until further notice.

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, Community Members, and Other Friends of the Canton Public School District,

Friends, when I made the initial announcement about our district's instructional delivery method, I informed you that the decisions that we will make over the next few weeks are subject to change as we receive additional information. I have been communicating with state and local health officials recently, and after great deliberation and consideration of our students', teachers', families', and community's lives, we have made the decision to provide instruction to our students in a 100% virtual model until further notice. This decision is based on the increased number of cases not only in Mississippi but especially in our county and our local area. Though we know that it will be an inconvenience for some, ultimately, I hold your children's and my staff's lives in my hands for about 30% of the day. This is a fact that I do not take lightly.

Please stay tuned for more details in the coming days as we prepare to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually on August 17th, 2020.

Thank you for your continued support of the Canton Public School District.

Gary Hannah
CPSD Superintendent

Spanish Translation

Estimados padres, estudiantes, personal, miembros de la comunidad y otros amigos del distrito escolar público de Canton,
Amigos, cuando hice el anuncio inicial sobre el método de entrega de instrucción de nuestro distrito, les informé que las decisiones que tomaremos en las próximas semanas están sujetas a cambios a medida que recibamos información adicional. Me he estado comunicando recientemente con funcionarios de salud estatales y locales, y después de una gran deliberación y consideración de la vida de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, familias y comunidad, hemos tomado la decisión de brindar instrucción a nuestros estudiantes en un modelo 100% virtual. hasta nuevo aviso. Esta decisión se basa en el mayor número de casos no solo en Mississippi, sino especialmente en nuestro condado y nuestra área local. Aunque sabemos que será un inconveniente para algunos, en última instancia, tengo en mis manos la vida de sus hijos y de mi personal durante aproximadamente el 30% del día. Este es un hecho que no tomo a la ligera.
Estén atentos para más detalles en los próximos días mientras nos preparamos para comenzar el año escolar 2020-2021 prácticamente el 17 de agosto de 2020.
Gracias por su continuo apoyo al Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de Canton.

wlbt.com 07/24/2020

JPS moves to fully virtual schedule for Fall semester

wlbt.com Jackson Public Schools will be only virtual for the fall semester of 2020.

docs.google.com 07/23/2020

Request for Free Home Internet Hot Spot for Fall Semester 2020 - Deadline to Apply -July 26, 2020

docs.google.com The State Department of Education is funding free mobile hot spots for the fall 2020 semester for qualifying students. Only one hot spot per address is allowable. Since only one hot spot will be provided per household, only one child needs to be registered. However, please list the names of other ch...

madison-schools.com 07/22/2020

Back to School Information / Letter to MCS Families

madison-schools.com

07/09/2020

#madisoncounty

Please follow this link to read a letter from Superintendent Seals outlining plans for the upcoming school year: https://www.madison-schools.com/Page/40003 Please also visit the Back to School section of the MCS website to view guidelines and reentry plans. #MarkofExcellence #MovingtheMark #CreateCollaborateCommunicate

07/08/2020

The Learning Station

Remind them why it’s worth it. 💕

#TeachersChangeLives

(via www.weareteachers.com)

07/06/2020

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⭐️Big News!! ⭐️ Introducing TTYL’s Free Webinar: Roadmap To Effective Virtual Learning. 📚 This is a free webinar hosted via zoom by TTYL that will take place on Thursday, July 30th from 6pm-7pm! With everything going on in the world we never know when or if we will have to be back to virtual learning. Some students are even choosing the go on the virtual learning path. This webinar is being hosted right before the start of the school year to provide students and parents with information on how to be the BEST virtual learner/students they can be! 😀Click the link in the comments to secure your spot!! You DO NOT want to miss this opportunity!



#webinar #free #virtuallearning

nbcnews.com 07/06/2020

Schools want to reopen. The question is safety — and the problem is money.

nbcnews.com "They're caught between a rock and a hard place, and the biggest fear is they're going to be forced to open schools without the safety guidelines."

06/30/2020

Canton Public School District

Parents,

As promised, I wanted to provide you with an update on our district's reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. CPSD will implement a hybrid schedule to begin our school year. In this hybrid schedule, students will receive instruction through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Students will be physically present at school two days per week and virtually present online three days per week. On the days that students are physically present, we will observe strict safety procedures. This model will allow us to have fewer children present each day, thus allowing us to spread students out at a safe distance in classrooms and other areas. Students will be divided into two groups at each school; while one group is physically present in the building, the other group will be virtually present online. We will use classroom cameras to ensure that students who are present virtually are able to view the instruction that is occurring at school in an online format at home. I also took into account that there are some parents who are simply not comfortable with their children being physically present in the building at all. We will offer these parents the option to have their children virtually present online five days per week. We will ensure that laptops are made available to all children who need them.

We made this decision with our students' safety as an utmost priority. However, as this pandemic changes from day to day, we ask that you understand that this plan may be revised at any time as the situation changes. Stay tuned to our district's page and our website for weekly updates that will include information about new policies, processes and procedures, our revised 2020-2021 calendar, and other details related to the start of school. We thank you for your patience and support as we adjust to this new normal.

Sincerely,
Gary Hannah, Superintendent

SPANISH VERSION:

Padres

Como prometí, quería brindarle una actualización sobre el plan de reapertura de nuestro distrito para el año escolar 2020-2021. CPSD implementará un horario híbrido para comenzar nuestro año escolar. En este horario híbrido, los estudiantes recibirán instrucción a través de una combinación de instrucción en línea y presencial. Los estudiantes estarán físicamente presentes en la escuela dos días por semana y virtualmente presentes en línea tres días por semana. En los días en que los estudiantes estén físicamente presentes, observaremos estrictos procedimientos de seguridad. Este modelo nos permitirá tener menos niños presentes cada día, lo que nos permitirá distribuir a los estudiantes a una distancia segura en las aulas y otras áreas. Los estudiantes serán divididos en dos grupos en cada escuela; Mientras que un grupo está físicamente presente en el edificio, el otro grupo estará prácticamente presente en línea. Usaremos cámaras en el salón de clases para asegurar que los estudiantes que están presentes virtualmente puedan ver la instrucción que está ocurriendo en la escuela en un formato en línea en el hogar. También tomé en cuenta que hay algunos padres que simplemente no se sienten cómodos con la presencia física de sus hijos en el edificio. Les ofreceremos a estos padres la opción de que sus hijos estén prácticamente presentes en línea cinco días a la semana. Nos aseguraremos de que las computadoras portátiles estén disponibles para todos los niños que las necesiten.

Tomamos esta decisión con la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes como la máxima prioridad. Sin embargo, como esta pandemia cambia día a día, le pedimos que comprenda que este plan puede revisarse en cualquier momento a medida que la situación cambie. Estén atentos a la página de Facebook de nuestro distrito y a nuestro sitio web para recibir actualizaciones semanales que incluirán información sobre nuevas políticas, información sobre procesos y procedimientos, nuestro calendario revisado 2020-2021 y otros detalles relacionados con el inicio de clases. Le agradecemos su paciencia y apoyo y nos adaptamos a esta nueva normalidad.

Sinceramente,
Gary Hannah, Superintendente

projectcasting.com 06/29/2020

Have a Movie Idea? Netflix is Now Looking for Aspiring Writers

projectcasting.com Have a movie idea? Netflix is now looking for aspiring writers. Imagine Impact from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s production company, is looking for

mississippitoday.org 06/28/2020

After flying 126 years, the Mississippi state flag is removed by lawmakers

mississippitoday.org A nine-member commission will be appointed to develop a new state flag design that must be approved by voters on the November 2020 ballot.

jackson.k12.ms.us 06/26/2020

Class of 2020 / 2020 Scholarship Totals by School

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jackson.k12.ms.us 06/24/2020

JPS Seeks Feedback on Reopening Schools Surveys

🗣 Parents!

jackson.k12.ms.us June 23, 2020 – We are requesting parent and employee feedback on two reopening surveys. We will use your input to finalize instructional support for 2020-2021.

06/19/2020

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mdek12.org 06/02/2020

Learning-at-Home Resources for Districts | The Mississippi Department of Education

mdek12.org The resources contained on this website contain materials and tools that may be used to provide additional resources to parents or students. This information is only intended to be a general summary of information provided to the public. The Mississippi Department of Education does not endorse or pr...

06/02/2020
06/02/2020

Do not allow your scholars to get behind this summer! Go ahead and register them NOW!!!!!!!!!📚✏️




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06/01/2020

We still have time refocus our minds, dreams, and goals!!!

05/26/2020

One Voice

The deadline for internship applications is quickly approaching! If you or anyone you know is interested, please have them visit our website at onevoicems.org/hwmli and sign up!

Applications are due this Friday!

05/20/2020

#Growth 💫

I found this idea yesterday in Instagram to help kids enhance their writing by "Growing a Sentence." Thank you, @loverteacherapple

wjtv.com 05/14/2020

Jackson State temporarily waives GRE, GMAT and PRAXIS testing requirements

wjtv.com JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson State University has temporarily suspended its GRE, GMAT and PRAXIS requirements for graduate programs with these testing require…

wjtv.com 04/15/2020

Jackson State University waives ACT/SAT scores for incoming freshmen

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wjtv.com JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson State University is waiving the ACT/SAT test requirements for the 2020-2021 academic year. The ACT/SAT score waiver is in response to postponements/cancellatio…

04/14/2020

Bridging the GAP Foundation, Incorporation

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Vision: “Bridging the GAP, creates space for Future leaders one at a time”

#Scholarship #Academics #Leadership

#Mississippi

#Tennessee

04/09/2020

Read-Aloud

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Dr Kathleen Grigsby, Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools, Division 1, reads The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.

04/09/2020

Mississippi News

Mississippi Department of Education has waived the PRAXIS testing requirement for aspiring teachers until December 2021.

This is an excellent time for teachers that couldn't pass PRAXIS to become certified but also to become experts in the field by developing students and growing schools.

This is an amazing opportunity for those teachers to show the State just how worthless and meaningless PRAXIS really is.

A standardized test cannot and will not ever prove your effectiveness as a teacher - let us prove it.

- @Barksdale Barksdale

watchtheyard.com 04/01/2020

Alabama State University Just Waived ACT/SAT Requirements for 2020-2021

Parents of the Class of 2020 scholars 💫

watchtheyard.com Alabama State University just announced that it will waive the ACT/SAT test requirements for the 2020-2021 academic year. According to the press release issued by the university, 'This decision comes after the ACT postponed its national test date deadline from April 4 to June 13, and the National Co...

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