During this pandemic that struck Boulder Valley in March 2020, BVSD stood out for its leadership and tireless work to support students. As we embark on a new school year we are continuing to lead the way, offering improved remote learning and equitable services to meet the needs of all of our students and families.
BVSD has long been a leader in indoor air quality. During COVID-19 our team redoubled its efforts. This winter break, however, it took the entire BVSD team coming together to add one more safety layer -- air purifiers in every classroom and classroom.
Several teachers at Superior Elementary are exploring the best ways to provide HyFlex Instruction. That is when a portion of your students are in-person and some are learning remotely from home.
Between September 29 and the end of October, students at all levels had the opportunity to return to in-person learning. The students were excited, but we think the teachers were even more excited to have them back.
Over the summer, a group of elementary teachers, led by Foothill Elementary principal Nicholas Vanderpol, developed thousands of instructional videos to support elementary teachers and students. It was a labor of love meant, aimed at supporting their colleagues during the pandemic.
School supplies were given out to students in need during Impact on Education's annual Crayons to Calculators school supply drive.
Our caring educators miss the daily interaction with our students, but they found new ways to connect with families, providing support and encouragement to both students and parents alike.
With only one week of preparation, BVSD teachers made a tremendous transition to Home Learning. It was an entirely new mode of instruction and learning that required having teachers learn how effectively teach over Google Meet, as well as shooting and editing educational videos.
While COVID-19 had closed our schools, our goal during the early days of March was to keep students engaged and learning. Knowing that many families did not initially have technology and internet access, BVSD staff got to work, building backpacks filled with supplies and age-appropriate educational activities.
BVSD's employees jumped into action shortly after the pandemic struck Boulder Valley. While school buildings were closed, they were there ensuring that students were cared for.
The Boulder Valley School District has built a comprehensive 5-phase Back Together BVSD reintroduction plan that is flexible enough to meet any challenge we might face during this pandemic.
This summer we have been diligently working at improving Home Learning. We have worked to make it a more rigorous and engaging learning opportunity for our students.
We know this time is difficult for our families, so we are dedicated to making assistance as easy as possible.
Serving the students and families of Boulder Valley is only possible through the support of our community and especially our partners at Impact on Education. Our foundation has been with us every step of the way, raising funds and coordinating volunteers. With their help, we've been able to ensure our students do not have to go without food, face coverings and school supplies. Join the effort by filling out the form on this website.