In order to take action on technical readiness online assessment preparation, take local steps to maximize the impact of current funds, and make the case to connect every teacher and student in Arizona to high-speed Internet, we need to understand what bandwidth is currently available in the classroom at our schools.
To do this quickly and easily, from March 10 to April 18, 2014, we are partnering with nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to complete an Arizona Internet School Speed Test.
Our partnership will allow you and Arizona to easily crowd-source data from any in-school staff member using a free and easy to use online application that measures how much Internet speed is available to classroom devices.
This data will support network planning, demonstrate the need for increased funding, and support district readiness for the new online assessment program.
Starting March 6, any person on a school network can go to http://partners.schoolspeedtest.org/arizona.html and take a free School Speed Test in less than a minute.
For more information on the project, please refer to this very informative FAQ:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPEEDTEST SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN WHILE ON THE BRUSD NETWORK TO YIELD ACCURATE RESULTS.
Due to the huge success of our all-day kindergarten program during this school year, we are starting the process of getting the names of interested parents for the 2014-15 school year.
- Students must have turned 5 or be turning 5 by the end of August in order to be eligible for kindergarten.
- This is a tuition based program and currently costs $150.00 per month on full months of school and $75.00 during half months (this cost could be subject to increase for the 2014-15 school year).
- Families must live within BRUSD district boundaries or have been approved for open enrollment.
If you would like to be placed on the list of interest for this program, please come by the elementary school office or contact Dave Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org (please be sure to include your name, your child’s name and a contact phone number).
The FamilyLink Parent Portal is now live!
FamilyLink replaces the PASS System. FamilyLink is similar to PASS, but its expanded functionality provides parents with easy, quick, real-time access to a host of important information about their students. Parents who had previously provided their email address to the District have already received their FamilyLink login credentials at the email address that was on file.
If you did not receive that email, you will need to go to your child’s school and provide them with your email address (to verify your identity) and you will receive your login credentials from the building secretary.
FamilyLink can be accessed from the ‘Parent Resources’ drop down menu from the District and individual school websites.
Blue Ridge Parents.....
Please take advantage of all of the phenomenal benefits available to you on our websites by signing up for your own SchoolFusion account.
All you have to do is click on the Parent Registration tab on the left menu of the District Website, complete the online registration form, and then click the 'Click here to register' button.
Once registered, you will have a quick and easy way to communicate with BRUSD teachers and staff through the SchoolFusion system, receive daily email notifications and a dynamic calendar listing of important assignments and events in your child's classes and across the District, as well as instant access to homework assignments, projects, tests and other information that are essential to your child's success.
Communication between parents, teachers, and students is critical to maximizing academic achievement, and staying connected is now easier than ever with the BRUSD SchoolFusion website solution!
Additionally, the link can be accessed from the left menu on the District Web Page.