Summer School is Coming!

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We've Missed You!

Dear Bolivar R-1 K-8th Grade Families,

First and foremost, we miss you and your children. COVID-19 has brought on many unusual circumstances for our school district this spring. In compliance with the stay at home orders issued by our Missouri Governor, we will continue to offer online and "at home" learning activities throughout the end of the school year, May 22nd, with the hopes that students can maintain the great progress they have made during the first three quarters of the 2019-2020 school year.

There is no "right" or "wrong" way to support your child during this time. Student, family and community physical, mental and emotional well-being are the most important. The state department of education has developed a guide for parents that has many great reminders and tips around how to support learning at home--see the link below:

Parent Guide For Supporting Learning at Home

Summer School: June 1st - 26th

It is our desire to offer a rich, in-school, summer school program for each one of our students. Summer school activities will have a focus on literacy and mathematics each morning. During this time, we will move learning forward by covering the concepts and skills we didn't have an opportunity to teach this spring--skills that are essential for our students' success next year.

We recognize that COVID-19's impact will require us to fill in some learning gaps for students next fall and we will work purposefully to make certain your student has a seamless transition, however, we would love to have every student attend summer school with us in June!

Afternoons will be full of fun, enrichment activities our students are sure to enjoy, and as usual, breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students attending summer school.

We will be providing transportation this summer in our efforts to make certain summer school is accessible for all children across the district.

Online Learning Options During Summer School

An online summer school option will be available for literacy and mathematics instruction in first through fifth grades. We will provide online instruction in literacy and mathematics for BMS if enough students express an interest.

Summer School Participation Survey

Click the link below to complete a brief survey if your child is attending summer school or would like to participate in online learning during summer school. Surveys are due by Wednesday, May 6th. More information and an online registration form will be coming soon!

Summer School Participation Survey

Safety Measures as we Return to Summer School

We will have several safety measures in place as your child returns to school. These safety procedures have been recommended by the Polk County Health Center, follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and will be routinely used by each building:

Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts

  • Adequate sanitation supplies will be distributed throughout each building
  • Custodial staff will routinely clean surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Teachers and students will use cleaner and paper towels and/or disposable wipes to clean personal works spaces

Teach and reinforce healthy hygiene practices

  • Staff will be trained on healthy hygiene/personal space practices and teach these strategies to students
  • Handwashing strategies include washing with soap & water for at least 20 seconds
  • Hands will be washed after going to the bathroom, after playing outside, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Students will be reminded to not touch their eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Students will be reminded to not share cups, eating utensils, food or drinks with others
  • Students will be encouraged to bring personal water bottles from home
  • Students may wear a medical face mask to school if it makes them feel more comfortable

Require sick students and staff to stay home

  • Each employee will take his/her temperature and monitor symptoms prior to starting work each day
  • Student temperatures will be taken each morning, if a student has a temperature of 99.9 or higher they will be sent home
  • If an employee or student becomes sick at school, we will immediately send them home and clean/disinfect his/her workspace
  • We will separate sick students and staff from well students and staff until they can leave school
  • We will provide a mask for sick students and staff to use until they can leave school grounds

Implement multiple social distancing strategies

  • K-8th grade class sizes will not exceed 12 students
  • Large field trips, assemblies, school-wide performances and other large gatherings will be avoided
  • Classes, where students are likely to be in very close contact, will be modified or avoided
  • Students will not mix in common areas
  • Student arrival/dismissal from busses will be staggered.
  • Only essential visitors will be allowed in summer school buildings
  • Staff, students, and families will maintain distance from each other in the school setting