What learning model will students be in to start the school year?
Students will be in school five days a week unless otherwise communicated.
Will students be in hybrid learning during the 2021-2022 school year?
At this time, the district is not planning to utilize the hybrid learning models from the previous school year.
Can my student enroll in BC Online?
No, BC Online will not be an option for students at this time.
Will students be placed in cohorts?
No, students will not be cohorted this year so they can be in school five days per week.
Are face masks required?
Face masks will be required for all students (ages 3 and up), staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, while in school buildings, starting on Wednesday, August 11.
Why are face masks still required this school year?
Face masks are our best mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community, especially for our youngest students who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
Are face masks required on buses?
Yes, face masks are also required on student transportation, per a federal requirement.
Will face masks be required outdoors?
No, face masks will not be required outdoors.
Health & Safety Protocols
Will physical/social distancing be enforced?
Physical distancing of three feet between students will be encouraged when it doesn’t impede on quality instruction.
Does the district plan to allow for large-scale events?
In order to allow for three feet of distancing, we will be limiting large gatherings and reducing capacity. These events and activities will be up to the administrator’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.
What happens when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19?
When there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, the individual will be placed in quarantine and our health services team will conduct contract tracing to determine if there are any other "close contacts" that need to be quarantined.
What is a close a "close contact?"
The definition of a “close contact” has changed since last school year:
The CDC still considers a “close contact” as those within six feet of distance for at least 15 minutes EXCEPT when the student(s) were wearing masks
By requiring face masks, we will be able to limit the number of students who will need to quarantine at home when there is an exposure in school
Specific quarantine lengths will be communicated to families on an individual basis
Are vaccines or regular testing required to attend school?
COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 are not required by the school district, however, strongly encouraged by the district. We will continue to host onsite vaccine events for community members.