Bee Cave Beehive
Dear Bobcat Parents,
On Tuesday, October 13th (the beginning of our second grading period), we will have 71 students returning from remote learning and we are so excited. For those that are returning to campus, parents please make sure that you review the in-person protocols/expectations with your child[ren], specifically related to mask wearing, safe distance, sanitization, and not sharing school supplies. If you have school supplies at home please send them with your child[ren] on Tuesday to use here at school. This includes the chromebook if you borrowed one from LTISD.
For those of you that have been sending your child[ren] in-person since August 19th, thank you so much for your diligence and persistency in following and reinforcing the COVID protocols with your child[ren]. We are all doing a great job here at BCE and I am incredibly proud!
October is the beginning of a very busy time of year. This month we will have our APEX fundraiser. Please see the schedule and information below for details. This year we are working towards a new sound system for our gym that will replace the original one from 1999. We have many events in our gym where we recognize and celebrate our students, so it is important that we have one that works well. We understand that not everyone will be able to give, but the best thing about APEX is that it is all inclusive and ALL students get to participate.
10/01 - 10/31/20....National Bullying Prevention Month
10/01 - 10/31/20....Principals' Month
10/04 - 10/10/20....National Fire Prevention Week
10/09/20................Staff Work Day/Student Holiday
10/09/20................. APEX Teacher Huddle 2 pm
10/09 - 10/12/20......Student Holiday - No School for Students Friday or Monday
10/13/20..................In-person Learning Begins for 2nd grading period
10/13/20..................APEX Pep rally 2:30pm (virtual)
10/14 -21.................APEX Leadership Lessons (virtual)
10/12 - 10/16/20......National School Lunch Week
10/16/20..................APEX Kickoff Event
3:30pm-6pm Tshirt & Prize Pickup drive through back parking lot/bus lane
10/19 - 10/23/20......National School Bus Safety Week
10/20/20..................Student Pictures (individual) - schedules coming soon
- In-person students - during school hours (on campus)
- Remote learners - 4 - 5:30 (on campus)
10/20/20 ................Flu shots available here at BCE (more info to come)
10/22/20................ APEX event REMIX DAY 2pm
10/30/20.................Book Character Day
11/23-27/20............Fall Break / Student and Staff Holiday
Gifted and Talented Nominations
The yearly nomination window to have your child tested for the LTISD Discovery (Gifted & Talented) Program is currently open. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2020. You can find the nomination forms HERE on the district website. Information on the LTISD Gifted & Talented Program can be found in the attached slideshows (English & Spanish). Please review if you are interested having your child evaluated for the program.
LTISD Protocols for Screening
***Please remember to screen your children each morning before school.***
If your child has any ONE of the symptoms on the screening list, they should stay home.
★ Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
★ Loss of taste or smell
★ Difficulty breathing
★ Shortness of breath
★ Sore throat
★ Shaking or exaggerated shivering
★ Muscle or body aches
★ Congestion or runny nose
★ Nausea or vomiting
Please know that children who come to school with symptoms will be sent home.
It is important that everyone become familiar with the re-entry protocol
Re-entry protocol applies to students who experience symptoms at home OR if they are sent home from school.
● at least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
● the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
● at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
The 10 days must be observed even if symptoms only last a short while and the child did not have fever.
If your student wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, you must either:
● obtain a medical professional’s note (with date) clearing the student for the return based on an alternative diagnosis; or
● obtain an acute infection test (at a physician’s office, approved testing location found at tdem.texas.govc/covid19/, or another site) that comes back negative for COVID-19.
In-Person vs. Remote Learning for your Child
If your student will be participating in remote learning for the second grading period and you want to change their instruction to in-person for the third grading period, you must fill out the Instructional Status Change form linked below.
The third grading period begins Tuesday, January 5th, parents are asked to make the appropriate selection using the Instructional Status Change Form posted on our website by Friday, December 4th.
A listing of Frequently Asked Questions and other resources regarding our learning options are available on the School Year 2020-2021: Learning. Transformed section of our website.
As a reminder, this is a constantly evolving process; conditions and plans are subject to change.
A Message from our Counselor, Mrs. Trimmer
LAST CALL to buy a 2019-2020 yearbook!
Yearbooks are available for purchase with our receptionist, Leanne Hamilton @ 512-533-6250 or email her at email@example.com. They are -
- Available in the front office
- Sold on a first come first serve basis (no holds)
- Cost: $30
- Payments: EXACT cash or checks made out to Balfour (checks made out to BCE or LTISD are unable to be accepted)
Ms. Keri Swanson & Rachel Hughes
Bee Cave Elementary - LTISD
We Are Not Admitting Visitors At This Time
From Our Amazing PTO
This month's BCE PTO Newsletter is out! The newsletter is automatically sent out to everyone who has an active account on our PTO website, bcepto.com. If you haven't yet registered or need to update your information, please do! You won't want to miss out on all the important updates for PTO meetings, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and more!
BCE PTO has masks and t-shirts for sale
BCE PTO has purchased 1 filtered mask for each child returning to school (in person) in August. These masks are adjustable to fit a child age 3 - adult. Specs on the masks - PM 2.5 particulate respirator washable/reusable with laser imprinted BCE logo. Additional masks are available for sale at www.bcepto.com. Please update your account information and you can find the purchase form under "My Account/My Forms". Masks will be available for $10 each.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Order your 2020-21 BCE Spirit Wear shirt today!
Two different designs.......Gray Dry fit and Cotton Tie Dye.
Youth and Adult sizes are available.
Log into your BCEpto.com account to purchase.
TEA on Minimum Standard Health Protocols on Visits to Schools During Campus Closureshttps://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/minimum-standard-health-protocols-for-school-employees-in-school-building-during-campus-closures