STAYING IN THE LOOP

Bennett Valley Union School District

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

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 Lunches:  Santa Rosa City Schools has graciously agreed to include our students in their meal program.  Beginning Monday, 3/23, after Spring Break, all students ages 18 and younger may get a drive-through/carry out lunch from 11:30-1:00 PM from any of the following locations.  The students must be present to collect the lunch:

Elsie Allen High School-599 Bellevue Ave

Lincoln Elementary–850 W 9th

Monroe Elementary-2567 Marlow Rd

Cook Middle School-2480 Sebastopol Rd

Piner High School–1700 Fulton Rd

Santa Rosa Middle–500 E St

Lewis Education Center–2230 Lomitas Ave

Burbank Elementary–203 S A Street

Brookhill Elementary–1850 Vallejo St

Remote Learning:  On Friday, all K-6th grade students received 2 weeks of work via the learning packets designed by our wonderful teachers. The TK teachers have also created packets that are available either today or tomorrow.  TK parents will be hearing from their child's teacher as to the distribution of these packets, consistent with required social distancing.

We will continue to provide work for your children as long as this lasts.  

Devices:  Last Friday, we endeavored to determine who might need a computer or other device to do the work packets; most if not all packets sent out so far did not require a device.   Should this go on awhile,  some grade levels may use Google Classroom or other platform.   Some of you without devices may wish to check one out from us or other vendors (see below).    If you would like to check one out from us, please email your child's principal John.eberly@bvusd.org and Josh.Wilson@bvusd.org directly and please cc Director of Technology Services, Tina Barrett a tina.barrett@bvusd.org.  

Connectivity:  Several providers have offered free connectivity to low income families with students during school closures. 

Comcast (English: 1-855-846-8376 / Spanish: 1-855-765-6995) or  http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/.  

T-Mobile (contact: Stephanie.Tovani1@t-mobile.com)

Sonic https://www.sonic.com/cov19

 

Sprint (contact: Taylor.Simms@sprint.com)–They also have devices to buy or rent

Using our Schools During Closure:   The Shelter in Place order did allow some use of outdoor space for exercise with social distancing required.  If you bring your child to school to play–please do not let your child use the play structures.  Although we have cleaned them, they stay clean only until one person uses them.  Students are welcome to use the track,  shoot baskets with their own ball, use the ball wall for handball practice with their own ball,  but they must keep the social distancing and not play with others who might also be on site.  I know that sounds terribly harsh, but the goal is to flatten the curve of the spread of this virus.

Take care!  I will keep your informed as things develop.

Stay safe and stay tuned,

Sue Field, 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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