The following link will take you to the learning resources for parents and families:
There you will find resources that may help you during this time while our schools are closed.
As always, please reach out to the classroom teachers and check out their websites too. There is valuable learning information and contact information as well.
Thank you for all that you are doing at home with your children.
The goal of BPS Learning from Home is to keep students and staff safe while extending learning during school closure. Our program strives to:
- Keep our students connected with their teachers and their peers
- Provide learning opportunities to our students to provide continuity in their education
I understand the worry about the impact that out of school time will have on your child both academically and emotionally. Please know that our staff shares this concern and is working hard to engage your student with learning and wellness resources that will keep him/her/they connected to school. Most of you and your students have already heard from teachers, but if you have not, please let us know. Our administration team’s contact information is available below.
Here are some recommended guidelines about how long students should work on BPS Learning from Home activities:
- Kindergarten-2ndGrade Students – 1.5 to 2 hours per day
- 3rd &4th Grade Students - 2 ½ hours per day
These are guidelines and should not limit any student or family wanting to engage with the provided resources and opportunities for a longer period of time.
Along with your child’s homeroom teacher, special area teacher and encore teachers have prepared lessons and resources for you and your students. Special education teachers and ELL teachers are working with grade level teams to provide recommended modifications and accommodations as well as providing their own resources for students. Please visit your child’s teacher page to access information, locaated under the Teachers Page Tab.
Our staff is adjusting rapidly to this new remote learning need. We are learning what works well, what are our challenges to make the needed adjustments. Please know that we appreciate all you are doing to assist your student at home. The district has established a BPS community helpline (816-7100) to address your questions and concerns.
Over the next two weeks, our district team will develop a plan for the distribution of iPads to our students in grades 3 & 4 in order to allow them access online learning opportunities and technology-based tools. If you need technical support, please email ITHelpDesk@buffaloschools.org or call 816-7100 and press option 1 for Technology.
We are working with providers to try to support our many families with this need. If you do not have WiFi access, Charter - Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days. This service is available right now by calling 1-844-488-8395 to set it up. More information will be forthcoming regarding the availability of devices for mobile internet access.
Finally, please remember the importance of washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face, and coughing and sneezing etiquette. It is important that you follow the “Stay at Home” orders and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others when you are out of your home.
Our top priority is for students and families to stay healthy. If your student is sick, please focus on getting well and do not worry about the BPS Learning from Home resources and opportunities. Once a student is feeling better, he or she can connect with teacher(s) and re-engage in the learning opportunities. This, of course, would apply if anyone in your family is sick.
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What is the Primary Years Program (PYP)?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.
The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond.
Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
What the PYP offers students
By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.
It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.
Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.
The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.
The PYP is organized according to:
Growing World Citizens
One Makowski Moment At A Time!
For more information, please visit IB Primary Years Program
"Makowski is a community that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity. Through inquiry, we nurture and educate our children to become compassionate life-long learners. Our students will grow to become a positive influence on their community and the world."