BHS COVID-19 Updates, Resources, & Tips

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Google Classroom Tricks & Academic Tips

Google Classroom Tips

When you login to External LinkGoogle Classroom, you should see a screen with all of your classrooms showing.  Click on the Menu button in the corner to find the "To Do" and "Calendar" features.

  • LIFE HACKCalendar feature shows assignments from all of your classes on the same calendar.

  • LIFE HACKTo-Do feature allows you to see a list of all upcoming assignments in the order they are due.

Academic Tips & Tricks

Overwhelmed by all of the emails, assignments, and information that you are getting?!  We understand and want to help!

Here are a couple of strategies you can try to make all of this more manageable.

  • LIFE HACKYou can link your Google Classroom calendars to your Google CalendarExternal Linkso that everything shows up in one place. 

  • LIFE HACKCheck out these Google ExtensionsExternal Linkthat can help keep you on task and away from distractions while working from home!
    • Focus KeeperExternal Linkinstalls a timer that allows you to work for 25 minutes, then gives you a 5 minute break, then back to work!

    • Stay FocusedExternal Linkwill block distracting websites and temptations for you!

  • LIFE HACK: Make a schedule like the one below to organize when you're going to focus on different classes. You can print a blank version Google Docto make your own.

  • LIFE HACKMrs. Vaughn also created this tool Google Docto help her students stay organized.

Social-Emotional Tips for Students

Keeping Mentally Healthy during quarantine

Virtual Bear Den & Wellness Room

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, isolated, or sad?  Please visit our Virtual Bear Den.  In our Virtual Bear Den you'll find some outlets to help calm yourself and stay mindful.  

Mental Health Resources

Crisis & Emergency Contacts

If you are struggling with your mental health and you need help, it is important that you talk with your parent/guardian and/or contact any of the crisis text/phone lines that are open 24 hours a day.

Crisis Text Line COVID-19

  • Crisis TEXT Line:  Text SCHOOL to 741-741 to connect to a counselor 
  • Crisis Help Line:  1-800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project Helpline:  1-866-488-7386
  • Common Ground Helps Line:  1-800-231-1127
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Call 911 or your local Police Department

Non-Crisis Contacts

  • State of MI Peer Warmline: 888-733-7753
    • 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., 7 days per week
    • Serves individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and trauma. ​​​​​​
  • Mental Health and Wellness Clinic College of Education, Wayne State University
    • During the COVID-19 stay home stay safe order, until further notice, all sessions will be offered either via telephone (voice only), cell phone FaceTime (iPhones only), or Zoom (video conferencing).
    • There are no fees for our counseling/psychotherapy services at this time.
    • Go to Linkto learn more and to make an appointment, or email for inquiries.  Please see flierPDF Document for more information.

There is additional mental health information and resources on the BHS Counseling Mental Health Information webpage.  

Easterseals of Southeast Michigan 
Services & Information

Easterseals continues to offer services including case management, youth peer services, peer recovery supports and individual, family and group therapy all via telehealth platforms. These platforms include: eVisit, Microsoft TEAMS, and Zoom. Easterseals is also able to facilitate sessions telephonically as needed.

Some of the evidence-based groups that are currently being offered are:

  • Mortal Recognition Therapy (MRT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Prime for Life
  • Healthy Living (facilitated by Youth Peer Support Specialist)
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Incredible Years

To access services through a telehealth platform, please contact Easterseals Contact Center at 1-248-475-2150 or 1-800-75-SEALS.

Please visit External for more information.

SAT & ACT COVID-19 Updates

SAT exams

Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26th.

  • At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration.
  • All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations.
    • This includes the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5 and a new administration in September 26.
    • This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded.

Please check External LinkCollege Board Coronavirus Updates for the latest information.

ACT exams

ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th across the US. 

All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. 

Please check the External LinkACT website for updates.

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