Dear Families and Staff,
I hope you and your families were able to rest and enjoy the weekend while staying safe. You may have seen that the City of Boulder has issued a Stay-at-Home order starting this evening, March 24 at 5pm. While we have not heard official word from our other cities/counties, we are preparing with the expectation that they issue similar orders.
There are many exemptions to these orders for activities and businesses that are considered essential. Educational institutions are considered essential, “for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible.”
Our plan for the distribution of technological devices this week at our buildings, as well as future plans to distribute paper materials and food after Spring Break, will continue as scheduled, even if the counties issue similar orders. We are making every effort to ensure that our distribution sites are following necessary precautions to allow for physical distancing, as well as having staff follow strict protocols on the handling of materials.
Technology device pickup this week
Our IT team worked tirelessly over the weekend to ensure all devices were prepped and ready for pickup this week for students who need them. Devices will be distributed outside the schools and will be given to families in their cars.
If you need a device and have not heard from your school, please email your school’s principal for the day and time.
Paper materials pickup next week
In an effort to support Home Learning, BVSD will also be providing one backpack per family with print learning materials, books, and activity menus for preschool-5th grade students who do not have access to a digital device.
These backpacks will be available for pickup:
Days: Monday March 30 and Wednesday April 1
Time: 10am - 1pm
Locations: Sanchez Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Crest View Elementary, Columbine Elementary, Emerald Elementary, Louisville MS, Nederland Middle/Senior High School, Pioneer Elementary and University Hill Elementary
For parent who do have devices and internet but wish to have paper materials for their elementary student, you can access the printable materials on the website here
Food distribution resuming next week
After Spring Break the Food Services team will resume the distribution of food bags on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm at the same 9 distribution sites for the remainder of the school closures. Learn more on the website here
It is our goal to ensure all students are prepared for the start of home learning, while also protecting those in our community from potential exposure. Therefore, we insist that you do not come to schools to pick up devices/materials/food if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19.
We thank you in advance for following all protocols put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community during these events.
Boulder Valley School District