Re-entry Plan

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Posted on 10/02/2020
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The district is working with school board members, administrators, teachers, and community members to develop a re-entry plan for the fall of 2020.  The following links will update as we move forward.




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The next Board Meeting will take place on Monday, October 12. 

08/12/2020 Update

On August 10th, 2020 the Board of Trustees approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to return to school in a Blended Model. The blended model is a five-day school week for all students. Most students would attend in-person instruction two days a week, either in the Mon./Tues. group or the Thurs./Fri. Group. Some intervention/IEP/504 students will also have in-person instructional groups or services on Wednesdays. The split between Mon./Tues. and Thurs./Fri. will be based upon the following alphabet split:

Monday / Tuesday =    Last Names A-L
Thursday / Friday =  Last Names M-Z

Please note that households will be grouped together regardless of the last names of students living in the household. Requesting movement from one group to another for transportation, childcare, or another related reason will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis based upon availability at the particular school/grade. Those requests should be handled via communication with the building principal. Additionally, to ensure balanced classes between the Mon./Tues. and Thurs./Fri. groups, school teams may need to adjust the initial alphabet split.

Additionally, the Board of Trustees approved a change in the start date for students. School will begin for all 1st-12th grade students on Tuesday, September 8th. PK/K classrooms may use a staggered start that will be communicated by the principal.

2020-21 School Year Calendar

Parents continue to have the option to enroll their child/ren in a 100% Remote Learning Plan. A follow-up registration for 100% remote learning will be sent to parents this week. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 19th. If the district makes a decision to move between plans, either moving toward a more-restrictive or less-restrictive plan, parents will have the opportunity at that time to re-evaluate which plan they would like to proceed with. If the district does not make a move between plans prior to the semester break an opportunity for families to reevaluate their decision would be provided at that time.

100% Online Remote Learning Registration

Toggling between the return to school plans at sites and/or district-wide will be directed by the Superintendent in coordination with the Board of Trustees and the County Health Department. The likely trigger for those decisions will be the County Health Department’s ability to keep up with active case contact tracing and the school district’s ability to maintain in-person staffing. Additionally, the district is developing a set of metrics to inform the decision-making process.

District staff is currently working on a detailed return to school handbooks for PK-5, 6-8, and 9-12 that will provide further details on the remote, blended, and cohort learning models, student and staff expectations, as well as detailed information related to safety protocols and procedures, if/when we experience positive COVID cases in our schools.

For up-to-date documents detailing the draft return to school plans please see the Superintendent's website

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Comments can be sent to trustees@bsd7.org

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