Dear Buckeye Valley Family,
As we complete our third week of classes, I write to share good news about our progress with our BV Schools operating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to both the “DOO” and “Barons Are Back” options for helping make this a reality. Overall our students are doing very well in following our safety guidelines and the daily procedures seem to be working effectively. I have been delighted visiting each of the buildings multiple times and seeing students wearing masks and maintaining appropriate physical distance in a variety of settings. Our teachers are utilizing the time that they do have with the students to introduce meaningful content as well as provide engaging work outside the classrooms. Students, the work provided away from school is important and it is imperative that you engage each week!
We remain fully committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of the Buckeye Valley Community and keeping our campuses safe. In this spirit, I want to inform families that we will be staying with the current Hybrid Model - Cohorts A attending Monday/Tuesday, Cohort B attending Thursday/Friday beyond September 25th and for the remainder of the 1st quarter (October 16th). I understand that this model presents challenges for families, particularly those with younger students and those with less than optimal internet connections. However, the students and staff seem very comfortable with the Hybrid Model and have shown this to be successful the first few weeks of school.
In short, I feel that continuing with the Hybrid Model is the best option right now and we will work through challenges that remain until we can safely return our schools to full capacity - which remains the goal! We will continue to monitor the Covid - 19 data for the BV community and district, providing the most current information to the Board of Education. This will allow us to make the best decision for our students for the 2nd quarter and beyond!
Thank you for all you are doing to support your students and the health and safety of our campuses.