Buckeye Valley’s Coronavirus Response:
What will the next three weeks look like?
As scheduled, BVLS teachers will use Monday, March 16 to continue preparing their remote learning plans and building online content. We anticipate implementing remote learning beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and continue this type of learning until our schools reopen. Spring Break is still scheduled for the week of March 30-April 3. New remote learning opportunities will not be added at that time.
What does remote learning look like?
Students at our secondary buildings are already accustomed to this learning model through Schoology and Chromebooks. For our elementary students and their families, where digital learning may not occur as regularly, we realize this may present a bit of a learning curve. Your child’s teacher will be sharing their resources for continued at-home learning during the shutdown in an electronic format using the communication platform they use most regularly.
Providing continued education during this shutdown does not mean shifting the responsibility of teaching and learning to our parents. On the contrary, our digital learning system allows our teachers to share their lessons and even interact with students to answer their questions in a virtual format, such as the chat feature in Schoology. However, as is always the case, we do rely on a certain level of parent engagement to help children progress in their learning.
How will students in grades K-5 get their assignments?
Please login to the online platforms your teachers currently use.
If I don’t have Wifi, what are my options for remote learning?
Starting Monday, March 16, Charter-Spectrum Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students that do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 megabits per second. To enroll in Charter’s free broadband program, eligible consumers must call (844) 488-8395. Comcast is offering applicants who qualify, 25 Mbps connection for free for two months. All new customers in this program will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. Click this link to learn more. Also, many Google tools allow you to work offline. Click Here for a Quick Start Guide.
What do I do if I don't have a device to use for Online Learning?
Buckeye Valley Local Schools will make Chromebooks available to students who do not currently have access to a computer at home and will need them to complete online studies. Please note: 1 Chromebook per family.
Drive-Up Chromebook Pick-up will take place at the BVHS Gym entrance.
Date and location-- BVHS Gym Entrance
From 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
From 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm
When will my child’s assignments be due?
Our teachers understand that students will need flexibility with completing and submitting assignments during these unusual circumstances. Students’ grades will not be penalized if they do not have access at certain times or at all. Students, or parents, should contact the teachers directly for their specific questions.
Where can families get emergency food relief?
Buckeye Valley will be providing meals for those students who have applied and qualified for the State of Ohio’s free and reduced lunch price program at no charge to these families. Beginning Tuesday March 17, Buckeye Valley will offer drive through services at Buckeye Valley Middle School, Buckeye Valley East Elementary, and Buckeye Valley West Elementary Buildings during the hours of 4pm - 6pm. Families can visit these locations to pick up lunch and breakfast items for their students.
How does the shutdown affect preschool?
The state-mandated shutdown for the three weeks includes our preschool.
How will extracurricular activities be affected?
All extracurricular activities, including athletics, are on hold at this time.
What about the Y-Club?
Please see the Y-Club March 15 Communication. Y-Club will only be available at the Delaware location, not BV East or BV West. They may be reached at email@example.com.
Will special education students continue to receive services?
Individual case managers will be reaching out to our families early the week of March 16. We are working on a plan as to how students can receive assignments that best meet their individual needs to continue providing educational opportunities. We are awaiting guidance from the Ohio Department of Education regarding other services during this unusual time.
Will my child still have access to mental health services available through the school?
We recognize the importance of consistent and continued care for our students who access our school-based mental health programming through our partnerships with Syntero network providers. The district is working with our mental health partners. Please look for more information about how those services will be continued. Please email:KKehoe@mybvls.org
Will you still be issuing report cards on schedule?
Yes. Q3 Report cards were sent out via email on March 13th, as previously scheduled. If you did not receive a copy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be sent to you as soon as possible.
What about state testing?
We are awaiting guidance from the Ohio Department of Education.
Are any buildings open during the shutdown?
All buildings will be closed to the public during this state-mandated shutdown, including our Central Office. If you are new to BV, please begin the online enrollment process by clicking here. Once our buildings are open, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to complete the enrollment process.
Is the District Office open for business? Can I still enroll for next school year?
The District Office will not be open to the public but will still be conducting business by email. Families are still invited to complete the online registration process for next school year or complete other business by contacting the District Office at email@example.com.
What about students who travel during spring break?
it is not within our power to dictate families' travel plans; we can only encourage them to follow the CDC’s travel advisories. We strongly recommend staff and families who may be traveling outside the local area follow all State Department advisories and CDC recommendations. The CDC warns this may include some limitations on movement and activity for up to 14 days. Students will not be allowed to return to school for 14 days after travel. The district will work with families to ensure that absences are excused and that teaching and learning can continue from home If a student or family member must practice social distancing or self-isolation by the time school returns for another reason, the district will work with families to ensure that absences are excused and that teaching and learning can continue from home. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus.
I’m a community member who wants to help. What can I do?
We appreciate the overwhelming number of our community members who have reached out to help our families. We suggest reaching out to our community partners like Common Ground Free Store (740)-369-8735, the Buckeye Valley Food Pantry in Ashley (614) 507-0426), or the Delaware HelpLine (211) to see how you may help. Buckeye Valley Local Schools is held to strict guidelines with regards to food service regulations.
Where do I get more information about COVID-19?
To reach a health representative for more information on COVID-19:
The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). You can also reach the Delaware General Health District at the following numbers:
General questions: 1-833-427-5634
Report a disease: 740-203-2040
Healthcare Professionals: 740-203-2040
After-hours emergency line: 740-815-6518
Where do I direct BV questions during the shutdown?
Teachers are expected to be responsive on a daily basis to questions related to schoolwork. While they will not be online the entire day, they will be checking email and online platforms regularly throughout school days. Weekends and Spring Break are times you should not expect an answer. If you are experiencing difficulty connecting with your child’s teacher about school work, please contact the building principal.
We welcome your suggestions, concerns, or questions. Please click on the school/department below that most fits your needs to send an email. Phone lines will not be answered. If you are looking for a specific teacher, administrator, or staff member, please use the Staff Directory. For general questions please email: BVHelp@mybvls.org
Live/Online Technology Support will be available through the District Webpage and via E-Mail 24/7.
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