SUMMER 2020
CENTRAL OFFICE | BRANDON VALLEY SCHOOLS





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Summer 2020 - Return to School Plan

Updated: 7/6/20

In collaboration with state and local officials and drawing upon the considerations of the Center for Disease Control, whereas practical and feasible, the Brandon Valley School District has developed a Three (3) Phase “Summer 2020 - Return to School Plan”, with the end goal of school beginning as scheduled in August.

Utilizing a phased approach will allow for the school district to implement best practices based on the current situation, allow for the timely re-evaluation of practices within each phase, and communicate in a timely manner that allows for necessary planning.

The absolute most critical component of the plan is a Cooperative Partnership with parents / guardians, staff, and students, where individuals commit to 1.) Stay home if sick, 2.) Practice good hygiene, (Hand Washing / Sanitizing) 3.) Practice Social Distancing whereas possible.

Please complete the "Daily Individual Health Screening Process" prior to coming to Brandon Valley School Facilities.

If necessary, the Summer 2020 - Return to School Plan phase strategies may be altered in response to Covid-19 developments.

Following in-depth collaboration with state and local health officials, Phase 1 & 2 of the Summer 2020 - Return to School Plan is as follows:

Phase 1: June 2020

The following procedures are effective June 1-30, 2020. In accordance to the CDC, individuals are recommended to wear a cloth facemask and practice social distancing whereas possible.

  • No non-essential out of district staff travel
  • No outside organization “indoor facility” use permitted
    • Excludes “essential” childcare services
      • On-site childcare services must follow maximum number participant criteria
      • Rigorous cleaning / disinfecting procedures completed by vendor, as outlined in usage agreement
  • District Sponsored programming is allowed with the following criteria
    • Maximum number of 10 students/participants per facility space
    • All District Sponsored programming is Voluntary
  • District Sponsored “Academic Programming” available to eligible students
    • Special Education: Extended School Year
    • English Language Learners: Summer School
    • BVHS Credit Recovery: Summer School
    • Drivers Education Class
  • District Sponsored “Activity” Programming is limited to Brandon Valley Students grades 9-12 (for the 2020-21 school year)
  • Transportation services for mandatory programs will be provided as follows:
    • Driver / Riders recommended to wear cloth masks
    • Busses / Vehicles are sanitized before / after route
  • All BVSD facilities routinely sanitized / disinfected when District Use is in session
    • Supervisors are responsible for establishing, coordinating, and completing administratively approved Safety / Cleaning Plans

Phase 2: July 2020

The following procedures are effective July 1-31, 2020. In accordance to the CDC, individuals are recommended to wear a cloth facemask and practice social distancing whereas possible.

  • No outside organization “indoor facility” use permitted
    • Excludes “essential” childcare services
      • On-site childcare services must follow maximum number participant criteria
      • Rigorous cleaning / disinfecting procedures completed by vendor, as outlined in usage agreement
  • District Sponsored programming is allowed with the following criteria
    • Maximum number of students / participants is limited to 50% Occupancy
      • Graduation July 19, 2020: Mr. Mark Schlekeway, BVHS Principal will disseminate details regarding Graduation in the near future.
  • District Sponsored “Academic Programming” available to any eligible student
    • Special Education: Extended School Year
    • English Language Learners: Summer School
    • BVHS Summer School
    • Driver Education (Classroom & Driving)
  • Transportation services for mandatory programs will be provided as follows:
    • Driver/Riders recommended to wear cloth masks
    • Hand Sanitizing on / off transportation
    • Busses /Vehicles are sanitized before/after route
  • All BVSD facilities routinely sanitized / disinfected when District Use is in session
    • Supervisors are responsible for establishing, coordinating, and completing administratively approved Cleaning Plans
  • District Sponsored “Activity” Programming is limited to Brandon Valley Students grades 9-12 (for the 2020-21 school year)
  • Student participation in Academic / Activity Programming is voluntary
  • Return to School - Fall 2020 Survey (Open Until: Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Phase 3: August 2020

A decision regarding summer programming and outside organization facility usage for the month of August will be made on Friday, July 17, 2020.


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