The BBHCSD will shift to our ALL REMOTE LEARNING model for ALL students effective Monday, November 30th until Friday, December 18th when Winter Break begins. This decision comes after consultation with our teachers union, building administrators and the Board of Education. Our current local numbers and the inability to find substitutes for those staff members who have either tested positive for COVID-19, or who are under a quarantine order, present significant challenges in staffing our buildings. Further, we continue to see positive cases in our high school despite having been remote for a full week. Our middle school has also experienced a surge in staff cases and quarantines, and the same pattern is emerging in our elementary schools. Preschool will also remain in the Remote Learning Model. With no school next week during the Thanksgiving holiday, this measure will effectively keep students and staff away from the physical campus of the District until Monday, January 4th.
The District’s proactive measure to go ALL REMOTE from November 30th until we return from Winter Break in January is being instituted so that buildings can be thoroughly and deeply cleaned and to prevent further chance of sickness or quarantine with the coming flu season when absences typically spike in our schools. Such measures were originally included in the BBHCSD’s Reset and Restart Plan in August, where our proactive intent was to mitigate as much unnecessary exposure as possible while productively and safely educating our students. Keep in mind, however, the District will permit co and extra-curricular activities to resume at the High School on November 30th, and continue at the Middle School, with parent permission. Please provide your parental consent to your son or daughter’s coach or advisor before this date.
In addition, we will be providing Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch to all enrolled families during the Remote Learning period. If you would like to participate in the breakfast and lunch program, please sign up using this link. Pick up will occur at the High School on Tuesdays and Fridays for ALL students from 11:30- 1 p.m.