Dear BVUSD Families and Staff,
I hope you are staying healthy and are adjusting to this unprecedented situation!
Today, students should have started to work on their learning packets (sent in paper and/or digitally on Friday, March 13). The learning packets were designed for (the first) two weeks of school closure to provide material and ways for students to keep learning and making progress in their grade level standards while helping students stay connected to school, but not to put extra pressure on our families. For this week and next week, as we adjust to this new situation, students should complete what they can of the packets, when they can. We understand that families may have different schedules at home due to work demands, etc.
Now that it is very clear that school closures will last beyond the two weeks to help stop the spread of this virus, your child's teachers have been working super hard to learn new on-line platforms and to plan for more robust home learning opportunities and support for your children that we will roll out to begin on April 6. You will continue to hear more about this as things develop.
If you have a child with an IEP, you will be hearing from your child's special education teacher this week or next to schedule a virtual meeting to address how your child's IEP learning goals will be addressed.
Sadly, a few moments ago, Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa closed all parks including those at schools in an effort to stop the spread of Covid 19. Here is the story in the Press Democrat:
We closed our playgrounds earlier and now we must also close our school grounds.
It is still important for students to have a balance in their lives which includes getting daily exercise and having some fun while following the rules of the shelter in place and maintaining social distancing.
As a way to enjoy nature virtually, you and your children may enjoy this link of live stream cameras around the world: https://explore.org/livecams
It will take all of us working together to stop the spread of this virus.
Take care and stay healthy!
Sue Field, Ed.D., Superintendent