STAYING IN THE LOOP

Bennett Valley Union School District

In an effort to keep everyone in the loop find important information below from BVUSD.

Monday, March 23, 2020 Update

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:  

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10845848-181/sonoma-county-considers-whether-parks?artslide=7

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

Fast Lane “Home Run” Hot Line

During this school year if your child has participated in THE FAST LANE to receive extra help in math and/or reading. Good news! That help can still continue! The Fast Lane is excited to offer the “Home Run” Hot Line beginning April 6th. Check out the attached flyer...

Dine and Donate and VOTA Online Auction Information

Fliers are attached for two upcoming BVEF (Bennett Valley Education Foundation) Events:Dine and Donate at Los Tres Chiles on Tuesday, 4/7.  Please note that the donate event applies to Takeout/Pick up and Curbside/Pick up orders only, not on delivery orders.  See...

Distance Learning to Continue throughout the 2019-20 School Year

Dear BVUSD Families and Staff,Very sadly, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID 19, Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced today that school should continue to take place via distance learning rather than on school campuses...

Online Action Format for VOTA 2020

The BVEF (Bennett Valley Education Foundation) Board has decided to move to an online action format for VOTA 2020 in light of the recent situation.  Stay tuned for more information.File attachments:VOTA 2020 Online stay tuned.pdf

School Closures Expected Through May 1

Dear Bennett Valley Families and Staff,We just received the press release below from the Sonoma County Office of Education indicating that the schools of Sonoma County and adjacent counties are now we are expecting to remain on remote instruction through May 1 to help...

Friday 3/20/20 Update

Dear BVUSD Families and Staff, I hope you are all safe and healthy and were able to find at least some fun and relaxation during spring break! In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, please know that your school district is here for you and your child!   The...

Update–Lunches after Spring Break and Other Details

Dear BVUSD Families and Staff,I hope you are doing well and staying healthy and safe!  We will get through this unprecedented event together.   It promises to be a bit of a long haul.We are getting new information every day.   I offer today's updates:School...

Friday Fliers (3/13/20)

Fliers are attached for the following:Chess For Kids after school classes at Yulupa and Strawberry SchoolsPhotos Needed for Yulupa and Strawberrry Schools' YearbookBVEF's VOTA (Valley of the Arts) ticket informationFile attachments:Chess Str & Yul flyer...

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