STAYING IN THE LOOP

Bennett Valley Union School District

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

Precautions to Reduce Risk of Exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and Other Flus


Dear Bennett Valley Families and Staff, 

                    School safety and student and staff health are top priorities for us!                                                                                                                                      Today, we were informed that a private school in Healdsburg canceled classes after someone in the school community came in contact with a patient diagnosed with the  Coronavirus.  In addition, we received the attached press release regarding a second case of Coronavirus (COVID 19) in Sonoma County.                                                                                                                                                                                                 To date,  we have had NO reports of any staff or students who have tested positive or been exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.   The recommendation is to remain calm and do what we can to stop the spread.   Last week we began implementation of our advanced cleaning protocol for flu (which includes frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces) in our classrooms, door handles, restrooms, cafeterias, and other public spaces.                                                                                                                                                                                              The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS), the lead agency in the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Sonoma County Office of Education have been working together on plans, protocols,  and in providing timely information, support and resources to schools.  I will keep you informed as I receive information.                                                                                                                                                   You can find Coronavirus resources for schools on the SCOE website and additional information on the DHS website  DHS website.  The DHS website has a link to specific information for schools:  https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Disease-Control/Coronavirus/Information-for-Schools/

How To Reduce Your Risk

Local health officials urge practicing good hygiene to reduce the risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, such as the flu or coronavirus. This includes:

• Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes and face
• Cough or sneeze into your sleeved elbow
• Stay home when ill
• Get a flu shot.  If you have not received your flu shot yet, it’s not too late; annual flu shots are the best protection from flu, which still sickens and kills thousands of people in the US every year.

Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services

 

Take care!

Sue Field, Ed.D.

Superintendent

10/2/20 Update and Supportive Resources for Families and Staff

A message from BENNETT VALLEY USD Dear Bennett Valley Families and Staff,  I hope you are safe and doing well!  What a harrowing week!   Thanks to the amazing work of the fire crews, it appears that the district is mostly out of danger at this time, although several...

Friday Fliers: VOTA Info (May 3-10)

Attached are the VOTA Sponsorship Flier and the Online Auction info flier.BVEF is very thankful that all of their generous 2020 community sponsors have stayed with them through this difficult time.  Thank you sponsors!!Please check out the BVEF website...

Friday Fliers (Not even COVID-19 can stop the Friday Fliers!)

A message from BENNETT VALLEY USDAttached is flier for the Virtual VOTA (Valley of the Arts) Online Auction Fundraiser which will be held May 3-10.Below is a link to the California Census.(take a look) and a digital version of Family Life magazine.. ...

April 10, 2020

Dear BVUSD Families and Staff, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! Congratulations on completing the first official week of Distance Learning!  A big shout out and thank you to our fabulous teaching staff for their very hard work connecting with their...

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...

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...

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