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BOE Meeting • Spring Break • Summer Programs

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2021 Summer Learning Programs

Looking for engaging summer learning opportunities for your child? Check out Blue Valley’s Summer Explorations program, which features a wide array of one-week hands-on experiences for students of all ages, as well as virtual courses for high school students. Summer Explorations puts fun at the forefront of learning! Enrollment opens at 8 a.m. on March 8. All summer programs will be held in-person unless otherwise noted. The district will continue to employ appropriate COVID-19 mitigation practices during summer programs for safe learning environments. Additional information about summer programs, including a catalogue of course offerings, is available on the district website.

Food and nutrition update

In preparation for Spring Break, meal kits for all those interested will be available for pick-up on Friday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at the four pick-up locations (Blue Valley High, Blue Valley West, Blue Valley North, and Blue Valley Northwest). Meal kits will include both breakfast and lunch meals for five days. There will be no meal pick-up on March 15 or 17. There is no cost for these meals and welcome all Blue Valley families with students.

New! Meal Pick-Up Location Change Coming Soon

Starting Monday, March 22 and going forward, we will offer meal pick-up at two locations only. Blue Valley High and Blue Valley Northwest will serve as our designated meal pick-up sites. Meal pick-up will continue to occur on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon for virtual learners. There is no cost for these meals and welcome all Blue Valley families with students. For additional information, including a map of the pick-up locations, visit the district website.

March board meeting and open forum information

The Board of Education will host its regularly scheduled March meeting on Monday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the District Office. Patrons are invited to tune in virtually through the district’s livestream or attend in-person. Patrons who would like to address the board may do so through Open Forum. Open Forum occurs at every regularly scheduled monthly board meeting and provides one hour (approx. 20 participants; 3 minutes each) of allotted time on the agenda for individuals to address the board in-person or by submitting comments in writing to be read. If you would like to address the board, you must complete an Open Forum Request Form online. Request forms will open at noon one business day prior to the scheduled meeting and will close at noon on the day of the board meeting or once speaker capacity has been reached.

The online Open Forum Request Form for the March 8 meeting will be posted on the district website at noon on Friday, March 5. For more information, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/BOE.

Spring break travel recommendations

Traveling for Spring Break? Be in the know of the latest local and national travel recommendations. Check out the following websites for travel information and recommendations.

  • Kansas State Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Travel Information: KDHE’s web page includes travel-related quarantine and isolation recommendations.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination web page includes an interactive map with hyperlinks to travel restrictions by destination.

  • U.S. Department of State: The Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Information web page features the latest travel requirements for U.S. citizens leaving and returning to the United States. The web page includes information about the requirement that all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.

Thank you for using good judgment when traveling and continuing to practice mitigation efforts including wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing and using good hand washing techniques.

Blue Valley legislative update

As the 2021 Legislative Session continues, we ask that families familiarize themselves with Blue Valley’s 2021 Legislative Positions. It is the district’s priority to support legislation that is beneficial to Blue Valley students and public education in general. This year, the district is emphasizing efforts around the following Priority Level Positions:

  • Fund Special Education at Statutory Amounts and Expand Definition of At-Risk

  • Enhance Student Mental Health

  • Eliminate Tax Credits and Vouchers for Private Schools

Read written testimony submitted by the district and find links to contact local legislators and a variety of legislative resources including weekly legislative updates can be found at www.bluevalleyk12.org/legislative.