Butler and Bloomingdale Schools
Together for Children
Hello Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):
Schedules for our Hybrid Instructional Plan
Daily Health Attestation in Realtime
Families will be given the opportunity and reminders in the instance it is overlooked in the beginning - but if it is something that becomes a concern, we will request a meeting at the school level to see how we can work together so that all are in compliance with this request.
I thank you in advance for your attention to this.
Go to the Parent Portal on Realtime
(you will need your portal code, username and password)
Complete the Daily Parent COVID-19 Questionnaire on the days your child is in school. It will pop up on the screen when you log in.
**Students who are 100% Virtual do not need to complete a questionnaire at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Face Coverings Required for staff, students, and visitors in school facilities?
Yes. District staff, students, and visitors are required to wear face coverings except under the following circumstances:
- When doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
- When a student is in extreme heat outdoors.
- If a student’s documented medical condition, or disability as reflected in an Individualized Education Program (IEP), precludes the use of a face covering.
- If a student is under the age of two (2), due to the risk of suffocation.
- When a student is eating or drinking.
- If or when anyone has trouble breathing or is unconscious, is incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance (e.g., face coverings should not be worn by Pre-K students during nap time).
- The student is engaged in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities.
- During gym and music classes when individuals are in a well-ventilated location and able to maintain a physical distance of six feet apart.
- When wearing a face covering creates an unsafe condition in which to operate equipment or execute a task (for example, students operating machinery in which face coverings may get caught).
Can staff and/or students wear face shields instead of face coverings?
Should students, staff, or others who have been tested for COVID-19 attend or visit school while they await test results?
What are the rules and procedures to clear an individual to return to school following a positive test result? Does a test need to come back negative?
A negative test is not necessary to return to school. CDS follows CDC guidelines, which provide that persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset, and
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
- Other symptoms have improved.
Is there a specific place at school to isolate students or staff who show symptoms of COVID-19?
What is the procedure if a student tests positive and has been at school?
If my child starts In-Person can I move them to a virtual learning environment?
Anyone who would like to begin virtually when we return February 1, 2021 and you have not previously indicated such to your child' principal, please let your child's principal(s) know in writing by January 25, 2021. Students who choose to attend in a virtual setting will set up an appointment with their child's principal(s) to pick up their materials for their classes.
How will wearing a mask be enforced? How will those who do not comply be disciplined?
Will students share instructional and recreational materials?
Students will not use shared equipment in PE or other recreational courses. Students will not utilize equipment during recess times. Students will not share toys.
Occupational and Physical Therapy equipment will be sanitized between each session.
Related Arts services supplies will follow the parameters set forth by the SEDNJ and NJMEA.
Special Education Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen to students who are in the referral or re-evaluation process?
Is my child’s IEP still in effect or do they get the same program as everyone else?
How does the A/B schedule impact my students' special education program?
Special Education Programming will remain the same as what was determined at your child's most recent annual review or initial IEP development meeting.
All students who receive special education programming will not be in an A/B cohort and instead will attend class five days per week, each week.
Will the aides be allowed to touch and prompt my child? My child requires his hand being held for support and safety, will this occur?
How is the district going to recoup missed related services?
My child cannot wear a mask, what do you need to confirm that?
- If you feel your child should be exempt from the mask requirement, we ask that you submit this request to your child's building principal.
- Our OT will also continue to work with students during their session and provide resources to staff on masking wearing along with their other IEP goals.
My child has sensory issues and cannot wear a mask, how will they be supported?
If your child fits the criteria outlined above for an exemption from the mask requirement, we ask that you submit this request to your child's building principal.
Our OT will also continue to work with students during their session on masking wearing along with their other IEP goals.
If my child removes their mask, will someone help them put it back on and if they refuse to wear their mask at some part of the day will they be sent home?
Yes, our leadership and teaching staff share the philosophy that we are here to education students. Therefore, we will work with students to learn how to keep the masks on. We recognize that this is a challenge for some students so we are committed to work with your children and our families.
Students will not be sent home if they are unable to keep the mask on due to their disability.