As an FYI to our BCSC families and in case you were not able to join us in person or virtually on our BCSC Youtube Channel, the BCSC Board of Trustees recently approved revisions to our corporation’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan during a regular School Board Meeting on Monday, October 19.
The following two documents have received School Board approval as additions to the BCSC reopening plan:
The first document is our effort to align our potential instructional operations decisions with the color coding levels from the state. The state releases these levels each Wednesday, providing us with additional information as we attempt to make operational decisions. We will not stop using our local red/yellow/green accounting metrics, but we know that our stakeholders are also paying close attention to what is happening at the state level.
The second document depicts the approved hybrid model(s). If a decision is made to utilize a hybrid model, the middle schools and high schools would immediately begin an alternating day schedule. Elementary schools would operate in either Phase I or Phase II based on the level of community spread - Phase I for elementary schools is a continuation of five-day in-person instruction and Phase II mirrors the attendance schedule of the secondary schools. This approach with elementary schools aligns with state recommendations.
It is our belief that adding these hybrid models to our reopening plan simply adds "more tools to our toolbox" as we continue to address the challenges of COVID-19.