So it’s full steam ahead–with public health protocols in place, including masks and social distancing– for BVSD Reintroduction: Based on last night’s special Board of Education meeting, by the end of October, all BVSD students will have the opportunity to attend school in-person at least one day a week or continue learning remotely. And although the place of learning may be different for each student, Impact on Education is continuing and even strengthening as the partner to schools by supplementing academic support funding!
Two months into the 2020-2021 school year and BVSD pk-2 students are now able to attend in-person, and just announced last night, grades 3-5, 6th, and 9th now have the opportunity to return in-person October 20th, with 7th-8th and 10th-12th having the option to return in-person October 27th. Elementary students will be able to attend four days a week with middle school students attending two days a week and high school students attending one day a week. Families can also choose to continue remote learning and/or change their current in-person learning preference from in-person to remote/at-home or vice versa by logging in to their Infinite Campus account and making that change by October 13. Instructions for changing learning preferences can be found here, and it’s incredibly important that each student make the decision best for their own family.
Just as BVSD students are finding their own groove in learning and either building on or starting new routines, starting this week, Impact on Education is piloting a Student Academic Support Fund: School leadership can apply for funding every two weeks with decisions made four days after each application cycle ends. Specific student academic needs that can be addressed include tutoring, supplies, music instrument fees and repairs, class fees, software licenses and more. Volunteer community readers review the anonymous applications and make their recommendations to staff each cycle. We’re proud to be able to continue to provide supplemental funding to individual schools for individual and class student academic needs, whether students are learning within the school buildings or remotely. Even if the place where students learn changes, the needs are still there and likely will grow.