While we have not yet finished the school year, I know many folks in BVSD are already turning their attention to the fall and what our plans will be for returning to school.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Health officials here in Colorado and Boulder Valley continue to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and implement pandemic response plans to protect the health and safety of our community.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Boulder County Public Health and Broomfield County Public Health and Environment have been working closely with healthcare providers, schools and businesses to share information and guide our response.
Colorado effort to receive donations and volunteer contributions.
Impact on Education is raising money and organizing volunteers to help BVSD students during this crisis.
BVSD has decided to continue Home Learning through the end of the current 2019-2020 School Year and the 2020 Summer Learning program.
To make sure all students were prepared for home learning, staff created backpacks of supplies, learning materials, and books. Staff volunteers distributed these to students over three different days at nine locations across the district. "It's all together for all students and families," says Angel Stobaugh, Director of Language Arts and Humanities.
Our goal is to connect all students with devices and the internet at home so they can fully engage in their learning. Over 7,000 devices have been distributed for students across the district, and our IT team has been working with families who need the internet through a variety of different options.
Home learning is in full swing as we wrap up week 2. It has been a heavy lift for everyone involved. While not everything worked perfectly out of the gate, we appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility.
“One thing everyone is unified on is wanting to know what’s going to happen. And they want to get back to normal as soon as possible,” said Superintendent Rob Anderson. “We are taking the responsibility of educating students and keeping them safe both very seriously. Those two things can compete.”
In this fifth episode, we spoke with teachers and staff about their experiences as both teachers and parents during this time and the top advice they have for parents.