Blue Ridge Monthly Update
Today's Date: Monday, February 7th, 2022
We hope everyone had nice couple snow days! Many scholars seemed tired today so we assume there was plenty of sledding over the past five days! This month is a busy one, we have several teacher workdays where scholars aren't in session, we have parent/teacher conferences at the end of the month and Home School Basketball League starting! Below you will find the most recent updates from Valentine's Day party info to PTA information.
We are looking forward to a great month of learning. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. You can call the Blue Ridge office at 573-214-3580.
Dr. Mark Burlison
Mrs. Becca Babcock
Valentine's Day Parties
Mask update from the district
Dear CPS Families:
Columbia Public Schools continues to receive information and guidance from health and medical experts, including virologists studying Columbia’s wastewater as part of the Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance Project. Since the beginning of the pandemic, wastewater data has been a reliable predictor of the arrival and peaks of COVID variants.
Current sewershed reports indicate the variant has peaked in Columbia, and we are beginning to see a decline. This is encouraging information. With the recent winter weather and district snow days, Columbia Public Schools will extent the current mask intervention strategy through Friday, February 11, to better determine the impact of the current downward trend once all scholars and employees have returned to our buildings.
The safety of our scholars and employees continues to be our number one priority and this extension of our current intervention will allow for additional time for cases to continue to decline in our community.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work to balance mitigation with the importance of keeping our scholars safely learning in person.
Columbia Public Schools
Homeschool Communicator Basketball League is starting!
Student apparel order is in!
Our next PTA Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00 in the cafeteria at BRE. We hope to see you there!
Pizza orders from our Little Caesars Fundraiser arrive tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th. Please come to the front office to pick your order up anytime between 2:00-6:00 p.m.
The PTA Board
President- Vicki Phillips
Vice-President- Bridget Emerson
Treasurer- Kelly Pulliam
Secretary- Nicole Winkler
Important School wide Dates-
Important Dates in the future-
Wednesday, February 9th-
- 1/2 day for students. School dismisses at 12:50. Teachers have professional development the remainder of the day.
Monday, February 14th-
- Valentine's Day parties @2:15- No visitors at this time.
Tuesday, February 15th-
- Spring Picture Day
Friday, February 18th-
- No school for students- Teacher workday
Monday, February 21st-
- Presidents' Day- No school
Monday, February 28th-March 3rd
- Parent teacher conference week
Friday, March 4th-
- No school- Teacher workday
Wednesday, March 9th-
- Half day of school for students. All students released at 12:50.
Wednesday, March 16th-
- No school for students- Teacher work day.
Monday, March 28th- Friday, April 1st- SPRING BREAK- NO SCHOOL