The Growler

May 2nd, 2021 Edition

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Dear Families,

We had such a great first week back to full days with some of our students! I am so impressed with their flexibility, resilience, and positive attitudes! It is heartening to see them back at school - learning, playing, and growing together.

Finally, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! I'm sure you'll agree with me that our teachers are simply the most incredible, compassionate, hard-working, dedicated, caring, flexible, and fun humans around! I am so thankful for all they do for our school, students, and families. Please join me in thanking them for their tireless efforts to make our world a better place.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for questions, concerns, or celebrations.


Lindsay Gates

Interim Principal

Covid update from the district office

Jackson county is back in the "extreme risk" category. This affects restaurants, businesses, gyms, etc. most heavily. At this time, the change in risk category does not impact our ability to conduct school as we have been for the past week, or our ability to hold sports practices and competitions that are approved by the OSAA.

Schools will not be required to change their instructional model for the rest of this school year, unless there is school based spread of Covid-19 confirmed by the local health authority. Each time there is a case, we work closely with the LHA to determine whether or not the case and/or any spread is determined to be generated from the school. To date, that has not been the case with any of the staff or student cases that have occurred.

The state has also released new county risk guidance this week that has allowed for more participants in activities even at the "extreme risk" level, which will effect sports and extracurricular event planning. See the links below.

New Risk Level Guidance

What to Expect When There is a Positive Case at School

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PTO wants to hear from you!

Wednesday, May 12th, 6:15pm

This is an online event.

To all of our families old and new,

The PTO board would like to spend some time at our next meeting getting to know you! For our final meeting of the year, we would like to hear from everyone; maybe you have some new ideas or maybe you just want to hear about what our events "used to be like" before Covid. Regardless of your reason, we just want you all to be there.

Join us on Zoom!

bobcat bag weekend food program

If this past year has taught us anything, it is that we need to be there for each other when times are tough. As the financial pressures have eased for some, we have many families still feeling the financial impact of a tough year. This is why we are implementing our Bobcat Bag Weekend Food Program so that our families in need, don’t have to worry about whether or not there will be enough food to get through the weekends when school meals are not provided. Help us ensure that everyone's weekends are filled with relaxation and rejuvenation.

How can you help? We are currently seeking both monetary donations and food donations. 100% of donations will go directly to purchasing food and supplies for our kids in need. You can drop food items off at Bellview Elementary every Thursday from 8-4.

Some examples of commonly included items are:

Boxes of macaroni & cheese

Individual apple sauce

Jar of peanut butter

Oatmeal packets

Granola Bars

Pudding Cups

Fruit snacks



Boboli Pizza crusts and sauce



In Community,

Your Bellview PTO

Bellview Elementary

Vision: Inspiring future leaders to imagine and build a better world through thoughtful action and kindness.

Mission: Bellview values diversity, builds essential skills, and fosters relationships to empower our students to become capable, independent, lifelong learners.