BVSD Reintroduction Update – 10/8/2020
In person learning for all grades by 10/27/2020
On September 22 the Working Advisory Group suggested to BVSD leadership a staggered and differentiated return of all students to school
BVSD leadership feels that the plan maintains the spirit of the original recommendations made by the Working Advisory Group, while accelerating and expanding these opportunities for students.
As shown in the diagram below, the remainder of elementary students will returnto school on October 20. Grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to attend in-person four days a week.
Students in transitional grades (6th and 9th grade) will also return on October 20. The remainder of our middle and high school students will return on October 27.
Middle School students will attend two-days a week in a blended model.
High school students will remain in the planned one-day a week schedule in an effort to keep cohort sizes smaller. Under this plan, only a fourth of students would need to be quarantined if there is a case, instead of half (Phase 3) or all students (Phase 4).
Students will be notified of the days they are assigned to attend on October 16.
Students that are not interested or unable to return to school will continue to have the opportunity to learn remotely. If you haven’t already, and wish to opt-out of in-person learning, please do so in Infinite Campus by following these instructions by October 13.
Busing is being prioritized for students in special education and elementary students. BVSD leadership is exploring the feasibility of offering bussing to middle school students. Update planned by October 26.
At this time, given the impacts of the current health guidelines, the district is unable to provide normal bus service to all eligible high school students. The BVSD Transportation team will be working with the high schools to encourage alternative transportation options including RTD, biking and walking, where possible.
Child care will be reduced and follow a more traditional schedule (before/after school care)
- Standard before and after School Age Care (SAC) programs for Grades K-5 will begin October 20. Full day programming on Tuesday-Friday will no longer be offered.
- The final day for middle School grades 6-8 Full Day Child Care will be October 19.
- Standard before and after School Age Care (SAC) programs operating in K-8 schools will accept K-8 students beginning on October 20.
- Monday full day care will remain an option for students in SAC programs at select elementary and K-8 schools as staffing and enrollment permits.
- CMS Preschool Child Care will follow a Monday-Friday bell-to-bell school day schedule. Half and full day programming will be offered at the following locations: Heatherwood, Meadowlark, Eisenhower, and Nederland.
- Early Connections Infant and Toddler Care @ ARHS will continue to operate under our regular published schedule.
Rates reflect a return to in-person learning and are available here. For more detailed information on child care programs, please visit https://childcare.bvsd.org/. Email email@example.com with any questions.
BVSD will be hosting their Let’s Talk Education show for families next Thursday, October 15 at 4:00p.m. Tune in to Comcast Channel 22 or livestream at bvsd.org/bv22. Submit any questions you have via this form. You can also view our FAQs on our website here.
Mountain Strong Families Series Is Back!
The Mountain Strong Families Series sponsored by Teens Inc. is back. The first two sessions are a two part topic that focus on fostering your child’s healthy sexual development. The third session is teaches about how to be an anti-racist family. For more information, contact Ann Sherman at Teens Inc.
GoGuardian Will be Used to Monitor Internet Usage on BVSD Accounts/Devices
Please refer to the letter for the regional superintendents regarding the districts use of GoGuardian (link). Information includes the district’s digital citizenship program and ability to opt-out of 24/7 monitoring/filtering.