It’s almost the 2020-2021 School Year, and we’re gearing up to support BVSD students during what is sure to be the most challenging year any of us could imagine!
As you’ve likely heard, BVSD now plans to begin in Phase One with all students learning remotely from their homes. We are continuing our partnership with BVSD Food Services to distribute emergency food twice a week throughout the district to ensure students have the nourishment they’ll need to learn. And we provided nearly 6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies through our Crayons to Calculators program earlier this week. Each student received necessary school supplies for their grade level, and we added supplies this year to facilitate students learning during a pandemic, such as headphones with microphones, hand sanitizer and cloth masks.
On top of food and school supplies, Impact on Education plans to support student learning by providing every student in need with computers and home internet. We are also partnering with BVSD student advocates to encourage and motivate more student engagement and achievement at every grade level. Additionally, we are committed to supporting students when they have trouble. A robust plan for supplemental instruction is in the works that may include everything from online assessments, to virtual tutoring, to providing supplemental learning resources.
We couldn’t do this work without a supportive community that understands the needs our students face. Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts. If you are in a position to give, please consider supporting our students this year.