Return to the Classroom: Comprehensive Reopening Plan

Last Updated: 10/13/2020 3:39 PM

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Bellevue Families,

We thank you for your continued support through the development of a safe re-entry plan. Your district-wide task force has worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless and healthy transition back to the classroom. I know I speak for the entire Bellevue staff in saying that we look forward to seeing your family again.

Please read the below information thoroughly and select the best learning option for your student and your family. If, after reading through the information, you still have questions, please contact your student’s school.

See you soon, Tigers.

Sincerely,

Dr. Smith Signature

Dr. Robb Smith, Superintendent


SCHOOLING OPTIONS

 

BELLEVUE PRESCHOOL

IN-PERSON PRESCHOOL

  • Preschool will return to full schedule upon our return to the classroom.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:

  • Monday-Thursday, regular half-day schedule
  • Aunt Kathy’s Childcare will also resume onsite

Preschool Reopening Info Graphic

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for Preschool students to complete the Reopening Survey. Should your student require an exemption from in-person instruction, please contact our Preschool Director, Ms. Tara Wittrock, at tara.wittrock@bellevue.kyschools.us.


`GRANDVIEW ELEMENTARY

  • OPTION #1: IN-PERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
    • 5 days a week
    • 7:45 am students may enter the building. Instructional day begins at 8 am. 
    • 3:00pm dismissal (2:00 pm on Wednesdays)
    • Masks required all day in the building unless actively eating or drinking (with regular mask breaks throughout the school day)
    • Visitors in the building by appointment only
    • No deliveries to students will be allowed
    • 21st Century After School Program will resume
    • Click HERE for a short video of the new morning routine!
       
  • OPTION #2: VIRTUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
    • Fully virtual at home learning
    • Curriculum: Edgenuity Online Learning, led by certified Bellevue staff
    • Up to 4 hours online requirement 5 days per week
    • Commitment required until end of December

BELLEVUE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

  • OPTION #1: IN-PERSON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
  • WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
    •  A/B schedule: Live instruction two days per week, 3 days of at home learning and practice
    • 7:45 doors open
    • 3:00pm dismissal (2:00pm on Wednesday)
    • Wednesdays will continue to be open for tutoring by appointment only
    • Masks required all day in the building unless actively eating or drinking
    • 21st Century After School Program will resume at a time TBD
    • Visitors in the building by appointment only
    • No deliveries to students will be allowed
       
  • OPTION 2 #: VIRTUAL MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
  • WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
    • Fully virtual at home learning
    • Curriculum: Edgenuity Online Learning, led by certified Bellevue staff
    • Enrollment in six (6) courses for BHS students, five (5) courses for BMS students.
    • Commitment required until end of December

Parents may select the option that they feel is best for their students. If in-person instruction is selected, parents may request to return to virtual learning at any point. However, if virtual instruction is selected, students will not have the opportunity to transition back to in-person instruction until January 2021.

 

For more detailed information, click visit our Reopening FAQ Page.

 

REOPENING SURVEY

 

Please select the learning option that works best for your child, and complete the reopening survey below.

A separate survey must be completed for each student.

GES Survey link button      BMS BHS Survey link button

 

- The deadline to submit your student's survey is Wednesday, September 23rd. -

 

REOPENING TIMELINE

 

Reopening Calendar

 

Preschool Students will phase back into the classroom with two days per week of in-person instruction for the first two weeks. 

Grandview Students will phase back into the classroom with two days per week of in-person instruction for the first two weeks. During this time, virtual instruction will continue while at home, but will not include any live class time components. 

Bellevue Middle & High School Students will follow the below A/B schedule:

  • Group A: In-person instruction on Mondays & Thursdays
  • Group B: In-person instruction on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Wednesdays remain open for individual tutoring.

 

All students will be contacted by your school to determine your placement into Groups A & B. 

 

CLEANING PROTOCOLS 

 

Below are just a few of the steps that Bellevue Independent Schools are taking to adhere to Kentucky's Healthy At School protocols:

  • Morning temperature checks will be taken upon entry for all students and staff.
  • Social distancing measures will be enforced during lunch times.
  • New hand sanitizing stations installed throughout the buildings.
  • Sanitizing misting machines have been purchased for each facility.
  • Maintenance and custodial staff have implemented enhanced sanitizing procedures to keep our schools healthy.
  • New water fountains with bottle filling stations are being installed at Grandview.
    • Students will be required to bring refillable bottles from home.
  • Cloth face coverings are required at all times for students and staff (with the exception of "mask break" times at GES and when actively eating or drinking).

COVID-19 RESPONSE PROCEDURES

 

Below are the forms and procedures created by our nurses, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Health. Please note that all information listed below is subject to change as new regulations are released.


RESPONSE FLOWCHART- Below is the flowchart outlining our district wide response to Covid-19 cases.

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IMPORTANT HEALTH FORMS

  • Daily Home Screening for Bellevue StudentsBellevue families can help keep our school community safe by completing this screening each morning before school. 
  • Guidance on Covid-19 Symptoms- A list of the symptoms that nurses will evaluate, and what symptoms will require a student to be sent home.
  • BISD Covid-19 Triage Form- Should your child present potential symptoms of Covid-19, this triage form will be sent home with the student outlining the observed symptoms and guidance on when the student can return to school.
  • Covid-19 Degrees of Separation- General information and guidance about the degrees of Covid-19 exposure.