Health & Safety in BESD
As the District plans for the beginning of the 2021-2022 school, it prioritizes the safety and well-being of all students and staff. Please be aware that the district is expected to maintain a mitigation plan that is regularly updated. BESD will continue to update the plan based upon guidance from health experts as well as the COVID transmission rates within the community. The mitigation plan will be updated in the next month and located on this site. At this time, we do know that face covering are optional for students to start the 2021-22 school year while on campus. However, the district reserves the right to reinstate a mask requirement based upon guidance from health officials and in response to a resurgence in COVID cases that creates significant risk of transmission. Additionally, students will not be health screened upon arrival to school for symptoms. However, we will need the support of all families to ensure that students are screened at home and remain at home if symptoms and/or illnesses is present. Information about screening your child for symptoms is also included on this site. We look forward to working with all BESD stakeholders in order to maintain safe and healthy environments at all of our schools.
BESD REOPENING TASK FORCE
Collaboration is vital to the success of the reopening efforts for 2021-2022 and BESD is currently engaged with a representative Reopening Task Force that consists of teachers, parents, and administrators.
This diverse team is tackling the many challenges that the district faces in navigating effective mitigation strategies, student/staff social-emotional well-being, budget and school logistics. Members are currently working towards proving consensus input that will be provided to the Superintendent and Governing Board.
Face Covering Information (Optional to Wear)
Recovering Lost Learning Time
BESD provided spring tutoring in April as well as a robust summer school experience to support our students. Our staff will continue to work with all students in order to address academic and social emotional needs during the 2021-22 school year.