We were very happy to see our K-7 students back in our classrooms yesterday! Next Thursday, we finally can see our high schoolers! Fingers crossed that we can continue this path to normalcy. We worry about the mental health of our students. With the prospect of sports and a vaccine on the horizon we are hopeful, but also realistic. Our new testing protocol has gone well, with the majority of families taking part. A word of caution though.. a test result is a moment in time and weeds out those currently sick. We understand the fragility of in-person learning and unfortunately can not guarantee that we will need to return to virtual learning in the coming weeks.
In the past week, we have received survey results from HS parents/students regarding needs for Virtual Learning. We want to thank everyone who responded. We appreciate the kind words and encouragement many gave us regarding this time, but also shared the challenges with our staff. As educators, we take your comments seriously and will be thinking of them as we move forward.
At any other time in history I would have most likely started my newsletter, not about COVID, but about the impact news events have had on our messages to students. As I roamed the halls yesterday, I saw teachers carefully addressing the questions about current events. Please know that we at BIS are here for your children and understand the tightrope we MUST walk to uphold a fair and neutral message to our very impressionable children. Our message will continue to be reassuring and steadfast in our conviction for a more perfect Union.
Just a reminder... Testing for athletes will be available Monday afternoon, with Tuesday afternoon being for all high schoolers not tested.
Thanks for your support!
Have a nice weekend!