North Notes

Blue Valley North's Parent Newsletter - February 19, 2021

In this Newsletter …

    • A Letter from North Administrators

    • February and March Schedule

    • Testing Day - 2/23

    • Kudos and Celebrations

    • Parent Teacher Conferences

    • Spring Sports and Coaches Info/Athletic Paperwork Due 2/25

    • School Store Applications Due 2/24

    • Mark Your Calendar

    • Counseling Updates

    • VirtualED Options for 2021-22

    • Band Class for Students That Don't Play!

    • Senior Class of 2021

    • Parent Announcements

    • Class of 2022 Fundraiser

    • Student Announcements

    • Mustang Medical Messages

    • BVEF Raffle with a Reason

    • Durham Contact Info

    • Parent Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale

    • PBC Winter Activity Guide

    A Letter from North Administrators

    Mustang Community,


    We want to remind you that our enrollment window ends today. Our counseling staff has met with every ELA class, and with virtual students during North Time, to explain the 3 STEP ENROLLMENT PROCESS to all of our students. Please make this a priority as our Enrollment window ends on today, February 19. Please use this link with your student to make decisions about next year’s courses. Students will submit their forms via Canvas and it is important that we get this information today to ensure we make correct preparations for 2021-2022.


    Information regarding Parent/Teacher Conferences is in this newsletter. All conferences will be virtually scheduled via Zoom from February 22 -25. Teachers will be available at varying times to meet with families. Our teachers look forward to speaking with as many parents as possible. Given the virtual nature of these conferences and the time available, I would encourage you to talk to your child, check grades on Canvas, and decide if a Parent-Teacher conference is necessary. If you and your child are happy with how things are going and with your student’s progress in class, a conference is not necessary.


    To sign up for a conference please follow these directions. IMPORTANT: After submitting your signup request, an email confirmation will be sent. Make sure your EMAIL CONFIRMATION shows your selected time. If you do not see a filled-in radio button next to your selected time, this means the time was selected by someone else before you clicked submit. You will need to return to the sign-up form and select a new time. If you encounter any problems with the Conference Sign-up, please contact the teacher.


    Thank you for making Enrollment and Conferences a priority. Both are key for our students’ success. Also, a reminder that there is no school on February 25 and 26, due to conferences.


    As always, we are so grateful for our parent community!

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    Testing Day Details - Tuesday, February 23

    February 23 is Testing Day for Juniors and Freshman. This will be an Asynchronous Day. Virtual Students will take these tests in-person, in their home building.


    9th grade students should arrive to school by 7:30am for Pre ACT Testing at 7:45. Freshmen will be dismissed at 12:00pm. Lunch will not be served and they will have asynchronous lessons in the afternoon. Room assignments are posted in the Flex space.


    10th grade students will be at home with asynchronous lessons all day.


    11th grade students should arrive to school by 7:30am for ACT Testing at 7:45am. Juniors will be dismissed at 12:00pm. Lunch will not be served and they will have asynchronous lessons in the afternoon. Room assignments are now posted in the windows outside Student Services.


    12th grade students will have senior class pictures in the morning, (seniors—check your email for the details of the schedule) and they will have asynchronous lessons at home all day. Pick up Balfour announcements and/or order your cap & gown while you are here.

    Kudos and Celebrations (new)

    Boys' Swimming and Diving Team

    As you read this, the Boys' Swimmming and Diving Team is competing at the state meet. In spite of some challenges the team faced this season with Covid and injuries, 21 boys achieved state qualifying or consideration times or scores! They include:


    Ben Ding

    Spencer Eyen

    Matt Freeman

    Peter Goldsborough

    Alex Houts

    AK Klaus

    Burton Kohrs

    Theo Kupper

    Alec Lopez

    Grant Mao

    Max Masilionis

    Michael Mayo

    Klein McGraw

    Ryan Parisi

    Sam Peterson

    Jacob Rohleder

    Sasha Siomodes

    Luke Twyman

    Davis Wetmore

    Hudson Wetmore

    Oliver Zhang


    Special thanks to coaches Rob Cole, Shelly King, Amy Hanna and Abigale Elyacharshuster, and team managers Colin Gaebler and Will Shertenlieb. Good luck at State!


    Sweetheart Royalty

    Our Sweetheart Court was honored on February 19th during a virtual ceremony. Congratulations to the following students:


    QUEEN NOMINEES:

    Addi Miller

    Ashley Curtis

    Christine O’Brien

    Gladys Bockelman

    Natalie Swerdlow


    KING NOMINEES:

    Firas Batrash

    Frank Barton

    Jacob Swerdlow

    Jake Marzullo

    Will Orchard


    King and Queen, Firas Batrash and Gladys Bockelman, were crowned during the event.

    Parent Teacher Conferences Spring 2021 (new)

    Believe it or not, conferences are here! This year, they have gone virtual. Conferences will be held from Monday, February 22, through Thursday, February 25. Teachers will be available at varying times to meet with families. The teachers look forward to speaking with as many parents as possible. Given the virtual nature of these conferences and the time available, we encourage you to talk to your child, check grades on Canvas, and decide if a Parent-Teacher conference is necessary. If you and your child are happy with how things are going with your student’s progress in class, a conference is not necessary. Feel free to drop the teacher an email with any extra questions that you might have.


    Conference Signup To sign up for a conference please follow these directions. IMPORTANT: After submitting your signup request, an email confirmation will be sent. Make sure your EMAIL CONFIRMATION shows your selected time. If you do not see a filled-in radio button next to your selected time, this means the time was selected by someone else before you clicked Submit. You will need to return to the sign-up form and select a new time. If you encounter any problems with the Conference Sign-up, please contact the teacher.


    Preparing for your Zoom Conferences

    Conferences will be conducted via Zoom.

    • If you have never used Zoom on your device—Please use one of these 3 options:
      1. Prior to the conference time, download the Zoom Client
      2. Consider sitting with your student and using his/her MacBook where Zoom is already set up.
      3. When joining the meeting use this link https://zoom.us/join and enter the meeting code. The meeting code is in the Zoom link found in your Confirmation email. This option does not require a download.


    Attending your Conferences

    The Zoom link and password can be found in your email confirmation and here. Please do not share. When you arrive to the conference, you will be in a Zoom waiting room until the teacher finishes with the previous parent. Please try to be a minute or so early as our clocks vary and teachers will need to stay on schedule.


    The teachers look forward to the opportunity to visit with you in our “virtual” conference setting.

    Spring Sports Athletic Packets Due Feb. 25 by 3:00 (updated)

    There are only three more school days to turn in your student's physical and athletic participation packet before spring sports begin! Get it in next week to avoid the line!


    February 22: School Day

    February 23: Testing Day / Asynchronous Learning All Day for non-testers

    February 24: School Day

    February 25: No School / BVN Office will be open 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Deadline at 3:00 p.m. for Spring Sports Athletic Paperwork; students *only* can come into the office and drop off athletic paperwork

    February 26: No School / BVN Offices closed

    March 1: Spring Sports Begin/All Athletic Paperwork & Physicals Have to be Approved


    Spring sports begin on March 1, and include Boys’ Baseball, Boys’ Golf, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Softball and Boys’ & Girls’ Track and Field. In order to try-out and begin practicing, physicals and completed, signed paperwork must be turned in. The deadline has been extended one day to Thursday, February 25, by 3:00 p.m.


    There is no school on February 25, but the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students, if you do not get in your paperwork by this deadline, you will have to wait in a long line on March 1, after school, and miss part of your first practice/tryout.


    If your student played a fall or winter sport, their physical and all paperwork will already be on file. Forms are available in the main office by the receptionist desk, or can be downloaded from the BVN website>School Information>Activities & Athletics>Athletics>Useful Links>Participation Packet. Here is a link to the packet to print at home: Participation Packet .


    The physical and participation packet has been updated for the 2020-21 season. Every student needs a new physical, every year, completed, signed and dated (May 1, 2020, or after) by a physician (Note: There are TWO places where the doctor has to sign and date the physical. Check this BEFORE you leave the doctor’s office!).


    All forms need to be printed, read, signed by a parent and student, and returned to BVN. Completed forms can also be scanned together (no photographs accepted) and emailed to Teresa Anderson, BVN Athletics, tanderson@bluevalleyk12.org , dropped off to the main office by your student or mailed to: Teresa Anderson, Blue Valley North High School, 12200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209. (Please remember that visitors, including parents, are not allowed in the school building this year. This is for the protection of our students and staff.)


    If you have questions, please call Teresa Anderson at (913) 239-3011.


    Spring Sports Coaches and Team Information


    Boys’ Baseball

    Tryout information and the schedule is found on the BVN Baseball website. Follow this link and look under the “Parents” tab: www.bvnbaseball.com


    Questions? Email Coach Mike Dudley at mdudley@bluevalleyk12.org


    Boys’ Golfers and Parent info

    The Spring season is fast approaching which means that March 1st will be here before we know it and there will be a mandatory player/parent Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. to go over tryout information, season expectations, etc. Coach Turrentine and Coach Hedlund will deliver some information and will be around to answer any questions regarding this year’s team. Contact Coach Turrentine at mturrentine@bluevalleyk12.org to advise of your interest in playing and to get the Zoom log-in information.


    Questions? Email Coach Turrentine at mturrentine@bluevalleyk12.org .


    2021 Boys' Tennis Tryout Information

    Boys' Tennis tryout week will be on Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the BVN tennis courts. All players interested in trying out MUST have all of their participation forms turned in to the athletic office BEFORE the 1st day of tryouts and all players MUST participate in all days of tryouts, unless excused by Coach Johnson.


    There is a mandatory player and parent ZOOM meeting, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., following the final tryouts on Friday, March 5, for all players who make the team and their parents.


    ​Players should bring their own tennis rackets, a mask, water in their own reusable water bottle, weather appropriate tennis clothing (layers of clothing - we will practice outside in very cold weather sometimes, as long as there is no snow or rain) and proper tennis shoes (not running shoes), a towel, and a positive attitude to tryouts!


    Thinking about joining the BVN Boys' or Girls' Tennis team? Check out this video describing the team experience and Summer Tennis Camp! BVN Tennis Camp


    Questions? Contact Coach Tracey Johnson at tdjlaw@hotmail.com .


    Girls' Soccer Team

    Hello Mustang Family! It’s hard to believe that the spring season is already here and Girls' Soccer is ready to kick the season off! We have tryouts that begin Monday, March 1 – Thursday, March 4, 3:15-5:30ish at the turf field with lights. If you are not in the player groupme please contact Coach Turner at bmaxturn@yahoo.com to be added. The groupme is for players only, not parents.


    Questions? Email Coach Bryan Turner at bmaxturn@yahoo.com .


    Girls’ Softball Tryouts:

    The first practice will be March 1, after school. Please email Coach Gibson for information. You may begin practice as long as all athletic paperwork and physicals have been returned and approved by Mrs. Anderson, BVN Athletic Administrative Assistant. The deadline is February 25, by 3:00 p.m.


    Questions? Email Coach Stevie Gibson at stevierayegibson@gmail.com .


    Girls’ Swimming and Diving:

    Parent Zoom Meeting next Wednesday, Feb 24 at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Rob Cole if you want to get information about the meeting at email: Coachrfc2@gmail.com . Physicals and Athletic paperwork are due to Teresa Anderson in the BVN main office by Wednesday, February 24, by 3:00 p.m.


    Tryouts for swimming will be:

    Monday, March 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 2, 3:00-6:00 p.m.


    This is a no cut sport and teams will be selected Tuesday Night.


    Tryouts for Diving will be:

    March 1-6 (times listed below)


    Divers will be placed into two groups by alphabetical order and have 2 tryout periods. The dive coach will notify the participants. The teams will be selected on Saturday, March 6.


    Group 1

    Monday, March 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 3, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m.


    Group 2

    Tuesday, March 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Thursday, March 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


    Questions? Email Coach Rob Cole at coachRFC2@gmail.com .


    Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field:

    There is a PowerPoint linked below for all track and field team related questions. The first practice starts on Monday, March 1, at 3:20 p.m. Please meet on the track. All physicals and athletic paperwork needs to be turned in and approved by Mrs. Anderson before athletes can practice. The deadline is Feb. 25, 3:00 p.m.


    2021 BVN Track and Field Info


    Questions? Email Coach Mark Fancher at mfancher@bluevalleyk12.org .


    Thank you for your interest in spring sports! Again, if you have questions about physicals and all the required athletic paperwork, please contact Teresa Anderson, BVN Athletic Department at email: tanderson@bluevalleyk12.org or phone: (913) 239-3011. Teresa is available Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    Note: February 26, BVN offices will be closed.

    BVN Student Store Applications Deadline - February 24 (new)

    Do you have a current Sophomore or Junior who is interested in business and wants to take a class where they get to operate and manage a real retail operation? If so, the applications for the 2021/2022 Marketing Management class are now available in the store or outside Room #404. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 24th and interviews will take place soon after that date.


    Email your application to Mr. Turrentine over the long weekend or contact him with any questions at mturrentine@bluevalleyk12.org.

    Mark Your Calendar

    February - Hybrid Schedule

    Feb. 19 - Enrollment Forms due in Canvas/See Counseling section below

    Feb. 22-25 - Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom

    Feb. 23 - Testing Day: Freshmen & Juniors 7:45-11:30/ Remote learning for students not testing (details in this newsletter)

    Feb. 25 - Physicals/Athletic Paperwork due by 3:00 for Spring Sports' Athletes

    Feb. 25-26 - No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences

    March 1 - Spring Sports begin (if students have paperwork approved)

    March 1 - BVEF Raffle Deadline

    March 1-12 - Hybrid Schedule

    March 15-19 - No School/Spring Break

    March 22 - No School/Professional Learning for Teachers

    March 23 - All students who chose in-person will come to school full-time, everyday

    April 23 - No School/Professional Learning for Teachers


    Upcoming All School Events

    All BVN events, activities, sporting events and additional calendar adjustments are found on the EKL calendar: www.easternkansasleague.org


    Click here for the revised 2020-21 Blue Valley School District Calendar.

    Counseling, Academics & Testing (new)

    Click Here For BVN's Counseling Webpage for information about:



    Questions? Contact Theresa Gonzalez @ (913)239-3016 or tgonzalez@bluevalleyk12.org .

    Virtual Option Details for 2021-22 School Year

    High school enrollment for the upcoming school year is open! As a reminder, high school families who are interested in enrolling in the full-time all-virtual option or the “flex” option for the 2021-22 school year will make that indication through the enrollment process. The 2021-22 school year will welcome the next iteration of the virtual learning option as it evolves to provide additional opportunities, choice and flexibility for students.

    Unsure if virtual learning is the right fit for you? Review the Profiles of High School Virtual Students for help envisioning the types of students for whom this option is best suited. For more information regarding enrollment and modifications to the virtual learning option, visit the district website.

    BVN Students - Join the Band!

    Always wanted to learn an instrument? Were you in band back in Middle School and now want to come back? The band has a place for you!


    For the 2021-2022 School year, we’re trying something new… a band class for High School Students who haven’t ever played an instrument (or haven’t played in a few years). Everyone is welcome! We have a place for YOU!


    Interested? Complete this form and we’ll send you more info about this awesome opportunity!

    Questions: Email Mr. Freeman, BVN Band Director: djfreeman@bluevalleyk12.org

    To join: choose “Concert Band” on your enrollment forms.


    Warning: Side effects of learning an instrument include increases in self-confidence, creativity, belonging, organizational skills, teamwork skills, and more. Extreme enjoyment (FUN) occurs in 98% of cases, with nearly all participants reporting a highly valuable experience.

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    Senior Info for Class of 2021 (New!)

    Important News! Our plan to host graduation ceremonies at Municipal is changing due to COVID restrictions. Since the KC mayor extended the mass gatherings protocol through May, we will conduct our graduation ceremonies at the District Activity Complex, 13310 Switzer, in Overland Park. The date and time are unchanged: Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. with a rain date of Tuesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. Other info about Senior Week will be announced as decisions are made.


    The district will live-stream graduation to provide an alternate format for those who are not able to attend. It is our goal to honor and celebrate the Class of 2021 with as much normalcy as possible while still upholding health and safety guidelines. We will provide more detailed information, including any attendance guidelines, as we near graduation.


    We have a new Canvas page for all Senior information!
    Check here regularly through the year: SENIOR INFO


    This canvas page currently has links to:

    • A countdown to graduation! Only 92 more days . . .
    • An info video from Balfour about how to order your cap & gown and announcements
    • A link to authorize the release of your student's transcript when he or she applies to colleges
    • More Info about the Senior Class Picture on Tuesday, Feb. 23
    • Info about picking up announcements/ordering your cap & gown from Balfour on Feb. 23


    We will update this Canvas page as new info becomes available. You no longer have to wait for Friday to get updates from North Notes--you can check the Canvas page any time.


    Questions? Contact BVN Activities: Lisa Miller @ lkmiller@bluevalleyk12.org .

    Parent Announcements

    Class Rings

    Sophomores—watch your mail for a postcard from Balfour with information if you are interested in purchasing a class ring. Class rings ordered online will be shipped directly to your home this spring. Ordering is now available exclusively online, as well as assistance with finger sizing at www.balfour.com . Questions?

    Please call our Balfour rep, Mr. Derek Beck at (913)-549-3076.

    Course Fee Payment is Open (new)

    The student elective fees have now been posted on the student accounts; check ParentVue for the electives charge and make your payments by Friday, 2/12/2021. Your ParentVUE login and password are required to pay course fees. Here is a link to ParentVue: online now.


    Questions regarding fee payment should be directed to our BVN Bookkeeper, Linda Kaphingst, email: lkaphingst@bluevalleyk12.org .


    Report Student Absences via ParentVue

    Did you know you can report your student's absence in ParentVue? This is an easy, efficient way! Once you sign into ParentVue, you will see your student's name and a blue button titled "Report Absence." It takes you to a screen where you can select the start date and end date and the reason code. There is also a box titled "Note" for additional information. Don't forget to hit the "Save" button. If you have questions, please call Rita Mouber, BVN Attendance Manager, 913-239-3001.


    You can still call Rita Mouber, 913-239-3001, to report an absence. If no one answers, she's talking to another parent so please leave a message. Rest assured, Rita will get your student's absence recorded.

    Student Council Class of 2022 Fundraiser

    The class of 2022 is planning a fundraiser, for prom, in which students provide services at a price for dog walking and grocery pickups. We hope you will ask us to help you! Put your feet up, and let us do the hard work for you! All proceeds go to Junior and Senior Prom! Here is the link to sign up for the fundraiser during the month of February:


    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a45aca82ea7fa7-bvnjunior

    Student Announcements

    FCA

    FCA will be meeting on Wednesdays during North Time for 15 minutes via Zoom. Please email Jason Jones, FCA Sponsor, at JJones05@bluevalleyk12.org if you have questions.


    BVN Class T-shirts Pickup at The Stampede

    All Class Shirts are available for pick-up in The BVN Stampede School Store during hybrid business hours: Monday – Friday when school is in session for 15 minutes before school starts and 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The store is also open during 5th hour on Odd days.

    We have T-shirts for every grade: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.


    BVN GSA

    GSA meets virtually every Wednesday during North Time. Please contact Ms. Moran at smoran@bluevalleyk12.org if you would like to join the zoom meeting.


    KAY-Mustang Community Service Club

    Join KAY-Mustang Community Service Club! We have an exciting community service project you can do from home. We are creating BVN Storytime, a read aloud library for K-2 students. We also have a couple of other service possibilities. Click this link to join the club. Click this link , then “enroll in Course” to see the Club’s Canvas page where club news and information is posted. Questions? Contact Club president Tanu @ tsakaray@bluevalleyk12.net .


    News from the BVN Library

    The library website is now accessible from all Canvas pages. In the navigation list on the left side you should see Library. Or: Click here to visit the BVN Library website . From the library website, students and staff can now chat with the librarians during school hours. Look in the upper right corner. No question is too big or small!

    Student Technology Help

    On the Canvas Course card titled BVN Student Hub 2020-2021 there is student support information. After looking at the information in the BVN Student Hub, if you are struggling with technology, there is help.


    • If your computer is broken please submit a BVCARE ticket and someone from I.T. will reach out to you. A link to BVCARE can be found on the BVN Student Hub or at www.bluevalleyk12.org / I would like to… / BVCARE- Technology help
    • If you are having problems with a specific assignment or course in Canvas, always reach out to your teacher first.
    • If you have questions about instructional tools (Canvas, Google Drive, Zoom…) or something is not working the way it should, there is a daily Student Help Zoom during North Time. To access this Zoom, open Canvas / Click on the BVN Student Hub 2020-2021 Course Card / Click on Zoom / Join anytime between 10:40-11:10am on Odd days, and between 12:25-1:20pm on Even days. If you are in the building and need help, you can bring your laptop to the library during North Time for tech help.


    Meal Pick-up

    Drive-thru meal pick-up service for students in distance learning and VirtualED is available on Mondays and Wednesdays at four locations across the district, including Blue Valley North High School. This service has started back up again in 2021. You can find more information on this link Drive-Thru Meal Pick-Up web page .

    Mustang Medical Messages

    Student COVID testing update (new)

    Parents, if the district offers testing to students again, the consent for testing will be available to you a second time in ParentVue to give your YES consent. Currently, ParentVue consent is now closed. Thank you.


    Planning any travel for Spring Break?

    Consider looking over Kansas Travel Exposure Related Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines:

    1. KS Travel Guidelines / Quarantine Guidelines

    • Attended/traveled to mass gathering events out-of-state of 500 people or greater where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear masks.
    • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15.
    • Others needing to continue quarantining: Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.
    • International Travel: Please note that the CDC may have testing or quarantine requirements for individuals traveling back into the United States. Visit their web page for more information.


    Authorization for Meds/Procedure to be Administered at School (new)

    If your student needs to take prescription medication at school, the parent/guardian needs to complete an authorization form before this can be done. Here is a link to the AUTHORIZATION. Please call Amanda Collichio at 913-239-3013 once you have the form completed. She will set up a time for you to drop off the signed, completed form with the prescription in the original prescription bottle. Thanks!


    If your student carries their own prescription medication with them, in their backpack, to school, the parent/guardian needs to complete the district self carry form and keep it in their backpack with their meds. Here is a link to the SELFCARRYFORM . The nurse needs to make note of this procedure in their BVN health records. Thank you for helping us keep your students healthy!


    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail Amanda Collichio, BVN Nurse, at ajcollichio@bluevalleyk12.org. or call at 913-239-3013.


    VACCINE INFORMATION (new)

    JCDHE vaccine FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions | KDHE Vaccine KS (kansasvaccine.gov)

    Helpful Vaccine Bookmark recommended: https://www.kansasvaccine.gov/


    Free COVID Test resource:

    https://www.gogettested.com/kansas


    COVID Communication

    The safety of Blue Valley North students and staff continues to be a top priority. In an effort to keep our school community informed when we have a positive case, families can expect the following:


    • Families will be contacted directly if through the contact tracing process conducted by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and the district's health professionals' team:
      1. your child was identified as a low-risk exposure of a student or staff member
      who tested positive for COVID-19.
      2. your child was identified as a high-risk exposure/close contact of a student
      or staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.
    • If your child’s proximity to or nature of the interaction with the positive individual did not indicate a low or high-risk exposure, then you will not be contacted.


    NOTE: Positive cases by school are reflected on the BV COVID Dashboard. The dashboard is updated every Friday with information from the prior week (Wednesday to Wednesday).

    Protect yourself from COVID-19

    Wash or sanitize your hands regularly, Avoid touching your face and mask, maintain 6 feet distance from others when possible, wear a CDC recommended mask in public settings. Cover your cough with your elbow, enjoy the great outdoors, keep social contacts limited, if you're sick, stay home and consider getting a test.

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    Blue Valley Ed Foundation Raffle for a Reason - deadline 3/1

    The Blue Valley Ed Foundation is launching Raffle for a Reason to support our teachers, building, and district-wide grants, as well as a BV Cares program to help our school families with essential needs! Click here to take a look at FOUR amazing raffle packages! Tickets are ONLY $50 each and you can pick which packages you want to enter for a chance to win! There is something for EVERYONE! GOOD LUCK!


    Check on the awesome packages on this link: RAFFLE

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    New Auxiliary Gym Construction: November through July

    We are very excited that construction for our new Auxiliary Gym is under way. This project began in November and should be completed at the end of July. It will take place on the west side of our campus next to our pool entrance. Please note that access from our North and South parking lots will be obstructed due to the construction site. Glenwood will still be accessible from the South parking lot but the parking spots on the west side of the campus will be dedicated for construction parking. Thank you for your patience during this project.

    Durham Bus Riders

    Durham has decided to not use the Hybrid stop times and instead only use the All in School stop times regardless of what learning mode the District is in. If you have questions, please call Durham at 913-681-2492.


    Note that it is best to call outside of route times, between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or email admin6700@durhamschoolservices.com.

    PBC Happy New Year Mustang Spirit Wear Sale

    Enjoy some new Blue Valley North spiritwear sponsored by the BVN Parent Booster Club. Once you place your order through the PBC website at www.bvnmustangs.com , you will receive an email that will give you a home address for pickup. Thank you for your support! Go Mustangs!!
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