BREAKTHROUGH FALL 2020 UPDATE

October 31, 2020

Good afternoon families, 
 
Happy November! I hope this update finds you in safe and in excellent health. It has been an unusual semester, but time doesn't stop and we keep pushing forward. Just a couple of announcements and updates! 
 
1. October Community Meeting Recap 
2. High School Festival -- Updated Schedule
3. BT Tutoring
 
October Community Meeting Recap
If you were not able to attend last week's community meeting here is a recap can summary of what was covered. The topic was on Self-Advocacy! 
 
 
BTFW High School Festival -- UPDATE
This week BTFW will be hosting 7 representatives from various high schools in FWISD to speak with you, our Breakthrough Families. This event (2 nights) is mandatory for our 8th grade families. 9th and 7th grade families are encouraged to attend. Please log in 10 minute before the program starts. Details Below:
 
Night One: Monday, November 2nd - 6:30pm
TCC South Collegiate HS / Western Hills HS / Paschal HS
 
Night Two: Thursday, November 5th - 6:00pm
TABS / Young Men's Leadership Academy / North Side HS / Marine Creek Collegiate HS
 
Breakthrough Tutoring 
We have 27 tutors ready to help you in our virtual Math Labs & Writing Centers. BT Tutoring is every Wednesday. Please sign up by Tuesday
 
Math Lab (Math or Science): 
 
BT Writing Center (Writing/ English/ Social Studies):
 
Thank you families for your commitment to BTFW! Stay positive, keep your heads up, and know that this too shall pass! If there is anything you need , please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 817-302-3280. 

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    31 de octubre de 2020

    ¡Buenas tardes familias! 
     
    ¡Feliz noviembre! Espero que esta actualización lo encuentre segura y en excelente estado de salud. Ha sido un semestre insólito, pero el tiempo no se detiene y seguimos avanzando. Solo un par de anuncios y actualizaciones. 
     
    1. Resumen de la Reunión Comunitaria de Octubre
    2. Festival de la Escuela Secundaria - Calendario Actualizado
    3. Tutoria BT
     
    Resumen de la Reunión Comunitaria de Octubre  
    Si no pudo asistir a la reunión comunitaria la semana pasada aquí hay un resumen de lo que se cubrió. 
     
     
    Festival de la Escuela Secundaria - Calendario Actualizado  
    Esta semana, BTFW acogerá a 7 representantes de varias escuelas secundarias en FWISD para hablar con ustedes, nuestras familias de Breakthrough. Este evento (2 noches) es obligatorio para nuestras familias de octavo grado. Se anima a asistir a las familias de los grados 9 y 7. Inicie sesión 10 minutos antes de que comience el programa. Detalles abajo:
     
    Noche Uno: Lunes, 2 de noviembre - 6:30pm
    TCC South Collegiate HS / Western Hills HS / Paschal HS
     
    Noche Dos: Jueves, 5 de noviembre - 6:00pm
    TABS / Young Men's Leadership Academy / North Side HS / Marine Creek Collegiate HS
     
    BT Tutorías
    Tenemos 27 tutores listos para ayudarlo en nuestros laboratorios de matemáticas y centros de escrituras. Tutorías de BT es todos los miércoles. Registrese con estas enlaces: 
     
    Math Lab (Math or Science): 
     
    BT Writing Center (Writing/ English/ Social Studies):
     
    ¡Gracias familias por su compromiso con BTFW! Manténgase positivo y sepa que esto también pasará. Si necesita algo, no dude en comunicarse con nuestras oficinas al 817-302-3280. 
     
    All the best / Sinceramente, 
    Breakthrough Fort Worth
  • Breakthrough Fall Update - September 5, 2020

    September 5, 2020

    Happy Saturday BT Families!!
     
    We are just a few days away from our first Study Buddy session this week! As we prepare for Tuesday, just a couple of announcements and instructions.
     
    Study Buddies Week 1 
    Study Buddies begins this week from 6:30pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Please be sure to log in with your Breakthrough email account. Below are the time and Zoom link that corresponds with your grade. 
     
    Tuesday, September 8th
    7th Grade & 8th Grade
    Time: 6:30-7:30pm
    Link: Please check your email for the Zoom link or contact Rudi Flores
     
    Thursday, September 10th
    9th Grade
    Time: 6:30-7:30pm
    Link: Please check your email for the Zoom link or contact Rudi Flores
     
    10th, 11th, & 12th grade will begin the week after Labor Day. 
     
    Breakthrough Email
    Please make sure your child(ren) still has access to their Breakthrough email account. If they forgot their password, please contact Rudi immediately to request a password reset. 
     
    If your child was able to participate this summer, they still have access to that email account: 
     
    Password: Contact Rudi Flores for password assistance.
     
    Students will be receiving messages, BT information, and updates to their BT account. It is important for them to start developing professional email skills as we progress in this digital world. 
     
    Breakthrough Tutoring Week 1
    We have 27 tutors ready to help you in our virtual Math Labs & Writing Centers. BT Tutoring begins this Wednesday, Sept. 9th. If you would like to set up a time with one of our tutors for this week please sign up below before 7pm, Tuesday, Sept. 8th:
     
     
     
    Technology / Chromebooks
    We will continue to be calling families who have requested chromebook from us. Thank you for your patience. We will be getting this out to you this week. 
     
    We have a lot to be grateful for and a lot of work to be done in all areas of life. Let us tackle them together! This is tough, but so are each and everyone of you. Please contact the BT office if you have any questions. 
     
    All the best, 
    Breakthrough FW

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      Feliz sábado Breakthrough familias,
       
      ¡Estamos solo unos días de nuestra primera sesión de study buddies y el primer día de escuela! Mientras nos preparamos para el martes, solo un par de anuncios e instrucciones. 
       
      Study Buddies Week 1
      Study Buddies comienza esta semana de 6:30pm-7:30pm a través de Zoom. Asegúrese de iniciar sesión con su cuenta de correo electrónico de Breakthrough. A continuación se muestran el tiempo y el enlace de Zoom que corresponde con su grado.  
       
      Martes, 8 de septiembre 
      7th Grade & 8th Grade
      Tiempo: 6:30-7:30pm
      Link: Por favor revise su correo electrónico para el enlace Zoom o contacte a Rudi Flores
       
      Jueves, 10 de septiembre 
      9th Grade
      Tiempo: 6:30-7:30pm
      Link: Por favor revise su correo electrónico para el enlace Zoom o contacte a Rudi Flores
       
      Los grados 10, 11, y 12 comenzarán la semana después del Labor Day.
       
      Correo Electrónico de Breakthrough
      Asegúrese de que sus hijos todavía tengan acceso a su cuenta de correo electrónico de Breakthrough. Si olvidaste contraseña, comuníquese con Rudi inmediatamente para solicitar un restablecimiento de contraseña. 
       
      Los estudiantes recibirán mensajes, información de BT, y actualizaciones a su cuenta de BT. Es importante para ellos comenzar a desarrollar habilidades profesionales de correos a medida que avanzamos en este mundo digital. 
       
      Tutoría de Breakthrough Semana 1
      Tenemos 27 tutores listos para ayudarlos en nuestros laboratorios virtuales de matemáticas y centro de escrituras. BT Tutorías comienza este miércoles, 9 de septiembre. Si desea programar una cita con uno de nuestros tutores para esta semana, regístrese a continuación antes de las 7pm, martes 8 de septiembre:
       
       
       
      Tecnologia / Chromebooks
      Continuaremos llamando a las familias que nos han solicitado un Chromebook de Breakthrough. Gracias por su paciencia. Te lo comunicaremos esta semana. 
       
      Tenemos mucho que agradecer y mucho trabajo por hacer en todos los ámbitos de la vida. Pero lo vamos a lograr juntos!  Comuníquese con la oficina de BT si tiene alguna pregunta. 
       
      Sinceramente, 
      Breakthrough FW
  • Breakthrough Fall Update - September 1, 2020

    September 1, 2020

    Good afternoon Breakthrough Family, 
     
    I hope everyone is staying safe and cool in this Texas heat! Thanks to everyone that was able to attend our fall orientation last Saturday via zoom. If you were not able to attend, no worries! I have attached the recordings for English and Spanish below. 
     
    This update will be a quick one as we prepare for the start of school for FWISD and finalize our School Year Study Buddy assignments! 
     
    1. Fall Orientation Recordings
    Below are the links to the BTFW Fall Orientation as promised. They are about 35-40 minutes long and are packed with dates, links, and information all necessary for Fall 2020. Please not hesitate to contact Rudi (rudi.flores@fwcd.com) with any and all questions you may have. 
     
     
    2. BTFW Needs Assessment Survey
    In order for us to serve you better, we ask if you could please fill out this survey by Monday, August 31st. Additionally, this survey will allow us to get your most up to date contact information as well. If you have already filled this survey out at the orientation session there is no need to fill it out again.      
     
     
    3. Technology & Resources
    If you indicated that you need technology or external resources in the survey, BTFW will be reaching out to you directly with instructions and/or options for you and your family next week. We will do our best to get you the Chromebooks you need by next week, Friday Sept. 4th. 
     
    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the Breakthrough Offices at 817-302-3280. We can't wait to see you all when the time is safe until mask up and be safe. 
     
    All the best, 
    Breakthrough FW 

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      Buenas tardes Familia Breakthrough, 
       
      Espero que todos estén seguros y frescos en este calor de Tejas! Gracias a todos los que pudieron asistir a nuestra orientación de otoño el sábado pasado a través de zoom. Si no pudiste asistir, ¡no te preocupes! Adjunto están las grabaciones en inglés y español a continuación.
       
      Esta actualización será rápida mientras nos preparamos para el inicio de clases para FWISD y finalizamos nuestras asignaciones de Suby Buddies del año escolar!  
       
      1. Orientación de otoño videos
       
      A continuación se muestran los enlaces a la orientación de otoño. Duran entre 35 y 40 minutos y están repletos de fechas, enlaces, e información, todo lo que es necesario para el otoño de 2020. No dude en ponerse en contacto con Rudi (rudi.flores@fwcd.com) con todas y cada unas de las preguntas que puede tener. 
       
       
       
      2. BTFW: Encuesta de Evaluación de Necesidades
      Para que podamos brindarle un mejor servicio, le pedimos que complete esta encuesta antes del lunes, 31 de agosto. Además, esta encuesta nos permitirá obtener su información de contacto más actualizada. Si ya completaron esta encuesta en la  sesión de orientación, no es necesario que la complete nuevamente.  
       
       
      3. Tecnología y Recursos
      Si indico que necesita tecnología o recursos externos en la encuesta, BTFW se comunicará con usted directamente con instrucciones y/u opciones para usted y su familia la próxima semana. Haremos todo lo posible para conseguirle los Chromebook que necesita la semana que viene, el viernes 4 de septiembre.
       
      Como siempre, si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, llame a las oficinas de Breakthrough al 817-302-3280. 
       
      Sinceramente, 
      Breakthrough FW
       
  • Breakthrough Fall Update - August 14, 2020

    August 14, 2020

    Hey Breakthrough!! 
    Hello School Year!! 
     
    It has been three weeks since Breakthrough summer 2020 concluded. We miss the good vibes, the laughter, the excitement, the teachers and the kids! 
     
    Breakthrough does not stop at the end of summer. As we prepare to support you this fall, we want to close out summer with some last-minute items: 
     
    1. Breakthrough Final Report Cards
    2. Communication and Emails (Families/Students)
    3. Breakthrough Fall Orientation 
     
    1. Breakthrough Final Report Cards
    In the coming days, everyone will receive summer reports cards. In those reports, your student(s) will receive four total praises (things they did masterfully) and one collective prompt (something they can improve on to become better learners). Additionally, you will receive details on what Fall School Year programming will look like as we are going to stay virtual through December 31. 
     
    2. Communication and Emails (Families/Students)
    If you recall our ABC’s of Breakthrough expectations, the C stood for Communication. It is important that you are staying in contact with us with any changes or school concerns. We will continue to be transparent with everything that is going on with Breakthrough FW. 
     
    Student Breakthrough Email Account: 
    Your child(ren)’s BT email account will remain active until the day they graduate High School. Additionally, it will be the account that students will use to enter our Zoom calls throughout the fall. Please remember your passwords and let us know if you need those passwords reset. 
     
    3. Breakthrough Fall Orientation -- Saturday, August 22, 2020
    Mark Your Calendars! -- Breakthrough Fort Worth Fall Orientation will be happening Saturday, August 22, 2020. Your attendance is required as part of your fulfillment to BTFW. We will discuss Fall Programming for all grades, 7-12. We will be providing TWO sessions as follows, and you must attend one of them: 
     
    Aug. 22nd - 10:00am - SPANISH
    Aug. 22nd - 11:00am - ENGLISH
     
     
    ^^this will take you directly to the orientation Zoom room.

    Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office at 817-302-3280. 

    All the best, 
    Breakthrough Fort Worth

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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.