Arriving at School
- Each building PreK-12 will share their specific arrival plan for staff and students.
- Parents need to send children to school with a mask.
- Students and staff will have temperature checks upon arrival and will need to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands immediately upon entering the building.
- Parents of PreK-12 students are encouraged to drop their child off at school or walk with their child to/from school to reduce possible virus exposure.
- Parents of PreK-12 students will be expected to stay in their cars.
- Parents should screen children daily for the following symptoms and keep them home if any are present. As CDC guidance changes, these protocols will be adjusted accordingly.
- A fever of 100.4° or greater
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Bus Transportation Protocols
- BSD will provide bus transportation for riders who live outside the 1 mile radius from school.
- Should a mandate be issued requiring the District to limit the number of riders on a bus, the transportation radius may be extended (no more than 3.5 miles).
- Bus drivers will be trained in COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Masks are required for all bus riders at all times.
- Bus drivers will wear a face covering/mask when students are entering and exiting the bus.
- Touchpoints will be sanitized after each route and thorough spraying with disinfectant will occur each after each morning and afternoon schedule.
- When possible, bus windows will be opened to allow outside air to circulate in the bus.
- Students will load the bus starting from the back and working forward. Unloading at school will be front to back.
- Triage school buses for deep cleans. Buses idle more than 30 days do not need cleaning.
- Roof vents will be open for ventilation which provides more airflow and safer for students.
- Students will be assigned a seat.
- Bus schedules will ensure the same driver, same vehicle, and be with the same students each day.
- Bus monitors will wear face masks at all times while students are on the bus.
- Students will not be allowed to ride home on a bus to which they are not assigned.
School-Age Childcare (SAC) and Grace Childcare
Before and after school-age childcare (SAC) and Preschool-age care (PAC) will continue as long as Be with us HERE (in-person instruction) is in effect. If the pandemic conditions warrant a closure, SAC and PAC services will also close. In order for a student to be enrolled in SAC /PAC, they have to be enrolled as Be with us HERE. Should there be a Scenario 4 Rolling Closure (one building is virtual due to an outbreak, but the rest remain open), SAC, PAC, and/or other childcare services at that location will also be closed.
Things to note:Masks will be required.SAC will use large gathering spaces in the buildings (gymnasium, commons areas, and cafeterias) to improve social distancing opportunities whenever possible.
To learn more about SAC, visit the K-6th grade before/after care page of our website.
To learn more about PAC, visit the full-day fee-based preschool page of our website.
If you would like to enroll your K-6 child in before/after childcare (SAC), you will need to register them by 5 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Registration for the first semester will be closed after this date and a waitlist will be created. This allows us to have a consistent number of students and helps us safely social distance the students and staff.
If space is available, parents on the waitlist will be contacted as the openings happen.
We will open SAC enrollment again in December for the second semester.