Welcome!

Virtual School 2020!

  • Mrs. Clark's Office Hours (actively available for questions, comments, Zoom meetings, etc)

    • 10:40-11:00 and 1:30pm-3:30pm every day and I'm available on Wednesdays!

  • We will be utilizing Google Classroom and Class Dojo. Students should check the Google Classroom platform daily. Class Dojo will mainly be used for parent communication, although I will also use it for tracking attendance and communicating behaviors.

  • Students and families can email me at Caroline.clark@bcsemail.org. Guardians can also use Class Dojo. Students can email me or post a private comment to our Google Classroom sites.

  • Black Mountain Elementary 5th Grade Survival Guide!

Remote Learning Schedule, Beginning 9/28/20

This schedule is for every weekday except Wednesdays.

8:00 Morning Meeting Zoom

8:20 Math Zoom and Independent Work Time

9:30 ELA Zoom and Independent Work Time

10:40 Small Groups/ Independent Work Time

11:00 Lunch and Recess

12:20 Specials

12:50 Science

1:20 Optimistic Closure (on Mondays and Tuesdays, this happens within the Science Zoom at the end)


Welcome families, parents and guardians!

Thank you for exploring this website. I hope the information located here is helpful and easy to use. We will rely on each other this year as we seek to grow your 5th grader. As we are all students and teachers (at the same time), please let me know how I can improve my practice. I want to model life-long learning to each child. We are all able to learn and grow more!

Take the time to call the front office and get your unique code to view your student's Powerschool throughout the year. While your student is and should be held responsible for their grades, we are transitioning into middle schoolers and may still need encouragement with our assignments. I also want to take a moment to emphasize what is most important: Growth. Grades can be a helpful tool in learning, but a grade should not be held as more important than the attitude and learning of a child. Grades are earned by a child, not given by a teacher.

Powerschool can be located by the student through "IAM" (my.ncedcloud.org). We will regularly practice doing this and I will remind students to be aware of their grades. There are MANY instructional tools on "IAM" that we will use throughout the year, and most, if not all apps, can be accessed outside of school.

One final note, I am usually quick to respond to an email or Dojo message. If I do not reply immediately, I will respond as soon as possible. My main objective is to grow your students! If an emergency or change in transportation arises, please do not Dojo me. Please call the office instead.


Thank you for your partnership!

Mrs. Clark

caroline.clark@bcsemail.org