North Notes

Blue Valley North's Parent Newsletter - February 12, 2021

In this Newsletter …

    • A Letter from North Administrators

    • February Schedule

    • Testing Day - 2/23

    • Kudos and Celebrations

    • Parent Teacher Conferences

    • Physicals & Athletic Paperwork Due 2/24

    • School Store Applications Due 2/16

    • Mark Your Calendar

    • Counseling Updates

    • VirtualED Options for 2021-22

    • Band Class for Students That Don't Play!

    • BVN Athletics

    • 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,


    As we endure the frigid temperatures, 2021/2022 Enrollment is red hot! This week our counseling staff 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 Friday, 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 by the 19th to ensure we make correct preparations for next school year.


    You also should have received information regarding Parent/Teacher Conferences. Like last semester, all conferences will be virtually scheduled via Zoom. Conferences will be held from Monday, February 22 through Thursday, February 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 at this time.


    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 for the next two weeks. Both are key for our students’ success. Also, a reminder that there is no school on Monday, February 15, for President’s Day and both February 25 and 26, due to Parent/Teacher 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 Freshmen. This will be an Odd/Asynchronous Day.


    9th grade students should arrive to school by 7:30 a.m. for Pre ACT Testing at 7:45 a.m. Freshmen will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will not be served and they will have asynchronous lessons in the afternoon at home.


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


    11th grade students should arrive to school by 7:30 a.m. for ACT Testing at 7:45 a.m. Juniors will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will not be served and they will have asynchronous lessons in the afternoon at home.


    12th grade students will have senior class pictures in the morning, (seniors should watch their email for the details of the schedule) and they will have asynchronous lessons at home all day.

    Kudos and Celebrations (new)

    BVN Celebrates Black History Month

    The BVN Social Studies department coordinated a poster parade in the halls of North. “It is important that students see and learn about Black American achievement in math, science, the arts, the military, civic service, sports, and more,” said Mrs. Erica Benson, social studies teacher. Click here to see all of the posters: BHM@BVN


    Boys' Basketball Team

    Senior Andrew Orr was named the Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week. Andrew, BVN center, was interviewed on February 10th by 41 Action News during the 10:00 p.m. sports segment. Here is a link to the interview and award presentation: ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK . Congratulations!


    Girls' Volleyball Team

    Congratulations to the volleyball program for earning the Team Academic Award from the Kansas Volleyball Association. The Varsity team earned an impressive 3.8 GPA during first semester.


    Also, eight girls made the KVA All-Academic Team.


    All-Academic First Team

    Jasmine Dulan

    Morgan DeBow

    Sophie Munro

    Ka'Mya Williams


    All Academic Honorable Mention

    Kayte DeLong

    Janelle Green

    McKenna Simons

    Carley Spachman


    Congrats to these impressive Student-Athletes!

    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

    · Prior to the conference time, download the Zoom Client

    · Consider sitting with your student and using his/her MacBook where Zoom is already set up.

    · 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 Participation Packets Due Feb. 24 (new)

    There are only six 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 15: No School / Presidents' Day

    February 16-19: School Days

    February 22: School Days

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

    February 24: School Day / Deadline at 3:00 p.m. for Spring Sports Athletic Paperwork

    February 25-26: No School Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

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


    Spring sports begin on March 1st and include Boys’ and Girls' Track and Field, Boy's Baseball, Girls' Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Soccer, Girls' Softball, Boy's Tennis, and Boys' Golf. All required paperwork must be in by Wednesday, February 24, if your student wants to try out or begin practicing on March 1st. If your student played a fall or winter sport, their physical 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: 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.)


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

    BVN Student Store Applications Deadline - February 16 (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 Tuesday, February 16th 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. 15 - No School/President's Day

    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. 24 - Physicals/Athletic Paperwork due 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 15-19 - No School/Spring Break

    March 22 - No School/Professional Learning for Teachers

    March 23 - School resumes after Spring Break

    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

    Plans for the 2021-22 school year are being designed in anticipation that the majority of our students will return to school for the traditional in-person experience our families know and value. For those interested, the district will continue to offer an all-virtual learning option.

    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 to learn in a variety of formats. If your family is interested in the virtual option moving forward, please read through the full details regarding modifications to virtual learning on the district website. 2021-22 highlights for virtual learning at the high school level include:

    • Teachers/Classmates: Students should expect to have classmates, teachers and/or special education case managers from school(s) other than their home school. All teachers in the virtual option are Blue Valley staff who are fully licensed through the state of Kansas for the subject that they teach.
    • Full-year commitment: Students will be asked to commit to the virtual option for a full school year.
    • Asynchronous Instruction: At the high school level, students will notice movement toward a more asynchronous virtual experience.
    • Dual Enroll “Flex” Program: As has been the case in previous years, high school students will also have the option to dual enroll in the in-person and virtual settings. Enrollment in this “flex” option is subject to course availability.
    • KSHSAA Athletics/Activities: At this time, KSHSAA has not renewed the waiver to their standard policy that was in place for 2020-21 which requires virtual students to take one in-person class to be eligible. For the 2021-22 school year, students who desire a virtual learning experience and to participate in KSHSAA-sanctioned activities/sports will need to enroll in the flex option.

    Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the virtual option during the high school enrollment period this month. We acknowledge that making a decision in the spring for the fall is difficult given the large number of unknowns. To allow for this unique circumstance, families enrolled in in-person learning (or flex at the high school level) will have an opportunity in July to make a change to the full-time virtual option. The only move a student will be allowed to make in July is INTO the full-time virtual option, not vice versa. Families who feel unsure about their decision are encouraged to enroll in-person for the flexibility of moving to full-time virtual, as desired, in July. For more information, 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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    BVN Athletics

    Attention Boys Golfers/Parents

    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.


    Spring Sports Athletic Participation Packets Due Wednesday, Feb. 24

    Spring sports begin on March 1st and include Boys’ and Girls' Track and Field, Boy's Baseball, Girls' Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Soccer, Girls' Softball, Boy's Tennis, and Boys' Golf. All required paperwork must be in by Wednesday, February 24, if your student wants to tryout or begin practicing on March 1st. If your student played a fall or winter sport, their physical 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: 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.)


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


    2021 Boys' Tennis Tryout Information (new)

    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 for the team 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 p.m. 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


    Contact Coach Tracey Johnson at tdjlaw@hotmail.com with any questions.


    Tennis Conditioning

    Attention Freshman Boys: Are you interested in trying out for the upcoming tennis season? If yes, the tennis team captains are holding conditioning after school.

    Time: 3:15 - 4:45
    When: Every Wednesday after school

    Where: BVN Tennis Courts

    Senior Info for Class of 2021

    Mark your calendars! The Blue Valley North Commencement Ceremony will be Sunday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. If KCMO makes changes to their event sizes and gatherings, we will have a backup plan to host in one of our stadiums at a date to be determined.


    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 99 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


    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.

    Virtual 8th Grade Enrollment Night (update)

    Check the February 5, 2021, BVN email with subject: BVN Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year for a PDF that contains video presentations from our teachers about BVN classes/programs and information on how to enroll. These videos give our incoming freshmen Core Class introductions (linked in the PDF attached to the enrollment email). The email also lists the specific days and times that counselors will be zooming with our 8th graders regarding enrolling for their freshman year. We want to welcome our new Mustangs to the Blue Valley North community and look forward to seeing you in the halls next year!


    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.


    Course Fee Payment is Open

    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 .

    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

    BVN Student Store Applications Due February 16 (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 applications are due Tuesday, February 16th and interviews will take place soon after. Email your completed application over the long weekend to Mr. Turrentine and/or contact him with any questions at mturrentine@bluevalleyk12.org.


    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 .

    8th Annual Black Student Union Leadership Conference (new)

    The Kansas State University Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is excited to host their 8th Annual Black Student Union Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union and virtually, via Zoom. This free conference features a keynote speaker, multiple breakout sessions, lunch, and a campus tour. (Sign-up for in-person deadline is February 12.) This year's theme is "Black is the Blueprint." Breakout sessions themes range from topics on leadership, identity, culture, and the college admissions process! Our keynote speaker is K-State Alumni and former football player, Tre Walker.


    Here is a link to more information: Leadership .

    Mustang Medical Messages

    Have a Safer Valentine's Day

    The safest way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is gathering virtually or with people who live with you.


    • Make Valentine cards or decorations and drop them off to loved ones.
    • Take a walk with your Valentine (a quick one!)
    • Celebrate with loved ones virtually.
    • Prepare a special meal or dessert.
    • Plan a special movie or game night.
    • Break out a blanket and have a picnic indoors.


    If you plan to celebrate with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors. Holiday Tips (cdc.gov)


    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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