As we prepare to head off for Winter Break, I want to provide you with information about what you can expect in January, as Boulder Valley School District students not only return to class on Tuesday, January 5*, but back to in-person learning.
Tonight, during our Board of Education meeting it was announced that the Boulder Valley School District will move to remote learning, starting next week.
As you likely have heard by now, Boulder and Broomfield counties have moved to a more restrictive level on the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 Dial. As of today, Friday, November 6, they are both in Safer at Home: Level Orange - High Risk.
This week we welcomed back the last wave of students for in-person learning. It has been great to see students back in our buildings, getting direct support from their teachers, interacting with their friends, and simply being kids again. We are, however, tracking some concerning data when it comes to COVID-19 cases in our community and state.
Tonight, during a special meeting of the Board of Education, we updated our reintroduction plans. All students will now have the opportunity to return to in-person learning before the end of this month
Boulder Valley School District is continuing to move forward, cautiously, with its staggered and differentiated plan to return students to the classroom – beginning next Tuesday, September 29, with the groups listed in the chart below – but working towards including all BVSD students in coming weeks.
Please see this message for updates on the following:
Reminder: No school for students on Monday 9/21
Current health situation
Next steps for grades 3-12
Opting in or out of in-person learning
We want to provide a quick update regarding the Working Advisory Group. They are making excellent progress and, instead of waiting for the update to the Board scheduled in late September, they will be presenting their recommendations on Tuesday evening.
BVSD has updated the time of the food bag distributions. Bags will still be distributed on Mondays, but now from 10:30am-1:30pm.
After reviewing the data we have collected over the past couple weeks, we have decided to start the school year on Wednesday, August 26 in Phase 1 – Home Learning.
At this time all registrations for athletics and activities are closed. Please watch for more information about athletics and activities the last week of July!
Visit us at our Home Learning site for resources and support while we work together online. Go Cyclones!
Wednesday’s events at the U.S. Capitol were unprecedented and unsettling. While we are glad that order has been restored and our democratic processes were able to continue overnight, the imagery of a mob breaching security and taking control of the home of our national legislature is frightening to many adults, and no doubt to our children.
When people ask Chris Urbina, Boulder and Broomfield counties’ public health medical officer, the best way to stay safe during the pandemic, he always shares the same list of tried and true virus prevention tips.
As we prepare for the return of students to the Boulder Valley School District in January, our partners in public health say the data and research shows that schools are one of the safest places for our students and staff to be during the pandemic, because it is one of the few places in our community where a layered approach to health precautions is being implemented with fidelity on a daily basis