• Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!



    Welcome to the 6th grade in (virtual) room 26! I am looking forward to a great school year with my students. Communication with parents will primarily take place through Class Dojo. Click HERE to join our ClassDojo.


    The first day of school is August 17. We will have our first class meeting on Monday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. Students must check Google Classroom every morning by 10am for daily tasks and Zoom schedule. I have sent each student an invitation to my Google Classroom. The code was also sent home this week. Here is a visual representation on how your child can join our Google Classroom. 


    UPDATE:  Due to rolling blackouts, Back-to-School Night has been postponed until Monday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. to answer any parent questions or concerns. Click here for the link to that meeting. 


    Password: 030354

    Zoom Meeting ID: 980 1370 7887


    Check out my Parent Resource Page for  information about the school year.




    ~Ms. Belany

  • The Invisible Web

    by Patrice Karst Year Published: 2020

    A story celebrating love and universal connection, even when we're separated from loved ones by distance or other circumastances. This will be one of our first read-alouds of the school year.

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Ms. Belany

I have taught in West Contra Costa for over 10 years and look forward to another great year of learning. This is a very important year for your child as they work towards their promotion to middle school by digging deeper into their research, writing, and math skills. I have high expectations for all of my students, in both classroom conduct and academic achievement, and I look forward to teaching your child and working together with each family to make this year successful. When I'm not at Highland you can find me teaching Mexican folk dance, or curled up with a mug of tea and a good book.