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August 2020

Wilson’s Words 8.24.2020

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Good Evening Bensley Families!


Great News! If you still have NOT picked up your child’s Chromebook, please come to the Bensley School Office on Thursday, August 27th between 12:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm. It is very important that your child begins practicing logging on to the Chromebook as soon as possible.

This is NOT a repair or support site. Chromebooks that need repair can be taken to:

Clover Hill HS 8/27/20 between 1:30pm – 4:30pm;

Thomas Dale HS Tuesday 9/1/20 between 8:00am-11:00am;

Clover Hill HS Thursday 9/3/20 between 1:30pm-4:30pm

Beginning September 8, 2020, please visit the Chromebook Basics website for additional support sites/times and information about chargers.

Letters with Comcast promo codes were sent out to families last week who registered and are eligible. Following directions provided, Comcast will install the internet in your home. Any family requesting a hotspot should go to to learn about this program.

MAPS TESTING– Don’t forget your current 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade Bensley student can take the MAP test at anytime during these times:



August 24 to August 28 from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

On Tuesday, August 25 testing will be available until 7 pm

August 31 to September 4 from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

On Tuesday, September 1 testing will be available until 7 pm

If your child is unable to take either of these tests when scheduled, additional opportunities will be provided in September once the new school year has begun. No student will ever be penalized or disadvantaged in any way if they can’t test until school starts.

To take this test, you may use a Chromebook or nearly any other mobile device with internet connectivity. Prior to your testing date you should try at least one practice test to make sure the test runs well on your mobile device.

To take a MAP test or practice test, click on the “Home MAP Testing” link on our school website. This link will also appear on the dashboard when you log into your CCPS student account. From here you can find all the information needed to take your MAP tests. There will also be information here to help you reach a test proctor in case you need help logging into your tests. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wilson, Ms. Harris, or Ms. Pacer in the Bensley Office.

The FIRST Day of “Virtual” school is September 8, 2020! Our student online hours are from 8:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday with some activities done both live with the teacher in Googlemeet or Canvas activities independently. Your child’s teacher will contact you next week for a virtual Open House/Meet the Teacher date and time.

Thank you!