State PreACT for Sophomores + Virtual Day
January 27, 2021
Why is BPS having a Virtual School Day? To give Sophomores the most similar PreACT testing environment to that of a national test day and to limit the disruption of the school day for all secondary students to one day as opposed to six days of testing required to administer the PreACT during a regular school day.
If I am an all virtual sophomore, can I still participate in the PreACT? Yes. Please report to school at 8:40, and we will direct you to a testing room.
Which grades will participate in the Virtual Day apply to? 9th, 11th, & 12th.
Why does Virtual Day not include 10th graders? All BPS Sophomores will be ON CAMPUS to take the PreACT.
Will breakfast and lunch be provided as usual? Yes.
Where are Sophomores supposed to report on January 27th? Students have been notified in their history classes. If they do not know where they are supposed to report, there will be teachers available when students arrive letting them know their testing room number.
What do 10th graders need to bring to school for the PreACT? The PreACT is a paper pencil exam. Bring two #2 sharpened pencils. Students are not allowed to use mechanical pencils on the exam. Students will need their chromebook fully charged as well as their chargers and that is all! Chromebooks will be used to work on personal financial literacy in the afternoon. No backpacks will be allowed.
Will 10th graders taking the PreACT test have access to their phones? Per ACT regulations, students will NOT have access to their cell phones for the duration of the test. This includes lunch and break times. Parents should contact the BHS office in case of an emergency. Students are encouraged to leave their phones at home or in their vehicles. Student cell phones will not be allowed in the building.
What is Virtual School Day? Bixby High School, 9th Grade Center, and Brassfield Learning Center are “closed.” 9th, 11th, and 12th-grade students complete work from home on Canvas.
What if I am a Junior or Senior and I attend Tech? Even though Juniors and Seniors are virtual, they will need to attend their TCC/Tulsa Tech classes. Tulsa Tech buses will continue to run as usual.
How will attendance be counted? During school hours, all students must sign into Canvas and complete a one question attendance quiz in student life in order to be counted as present for the day.
Where do we find the assignments? Assignments will be located on Canvas.
What will HS/9GC/BLC teachers do during Virtual School Day? Teachers will work their regular contract day on-site and assist with the administration and proctoring of the PreACT for BHS Sophomores. The 9GC teachers will continue with distance learning. They will not be assisting with the PreACT.
Will 6th hour athletics classes be in session? No. There will not be any athletic activities or practices prior to 3:45 PM.
Will most students stay home on Virtual School days to complete the assignment? Students do not need to remain at home but the school will be closed; however, students must submit all assignments on January 27th unless prior arrangements have been made.
What if we do not have the Internet at home? Some Canvas assignments can be set to be available offline. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with teachers prior to January 27th if needed to ensure this option is in place or other arrangements have been made.
What will the school day and transportation schedule look like for Sophomores? Sophomores will follow regular arrival and dismissal times and buses will run as usual.
Who should I contact with questions/concerns about the Virtual Day and/or State PreACT Test for Sophomores? School counselors at BHS can help with any questions or concerns
Will BPS be having a Virtual Day in the Spring so that all Juniors can take the state ACT Test? Yes, April 7, 2021. More information to come!