Hello Redmen Families,
Today I am thankful that we have been able to be in school on a regular schedule for five weeks. As cases continue to rise in our community it is time to take a pause over the holidays and put a new plan in place to get us through the holiday season. In order to battle what our health officials are saying will be the most challenging time of the virus as families gather for the holidays, we will adjust our learning model in response. We continue to have a large number of students on remote learning due to quarantine so this plan also takes into account helping all of our students and staff get caught up before the Thanksgiving break. We plan to do two days of remote learning prior to Thanksgiving, Blended Learning for the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a full return following winter break. Myself and our local health officials are hopeful that this plan will help ease the cases and quarantines we are seeing and put us on a path for a full return to school in January. The following plan will take effect for Bellevue High School, Bellevue Middle School and Bellevue Elementary School:
November 23 and 24: Remote Learning for BHS, BMS and BES
*All staff will report to work and instruction will be delivered remotely to all students
November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
November 30 – December 18: Blended Learning for BHS, BMS and BES
*Remote Learning on Mondays
*Red Schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays
*White Schedule on Wednesdays and Fridays
December 21-January1: Winter Break
January 4: We will plan for a full five day return for all students, but will continue to evaluate the situation and communicate with families if we are not able to return to a full schedule on January 4. Please check your email over winter break for updates.
Blended learning offers us the opportunity for a combination of in person and remote learning while being able to maintain 6’ of social distancing. The goal remains to return to a full five day schedule as soon as possible, but with the health and safety of our students, staff, and families at the forefront.
I wish you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!