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Inclement Weather • District ACT Score • Drive-Thru Meals

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Inclement weather update

In Kansas, it is likely over the next several months we’ll see forecasts that call for inclement weather. Blue Valley encourages students and families to be prepared by:

  • Bringing home district-provided devices daily

  • Reviewing 2020-21 inclement weather learning options

    • NEW! REMOTE LEARNING DAY: A remote learning day will be used when adverse weather conditions exist that make travel to and from school unsafe. The learning day will include check-ins with teachers and asynchronous work for all students, including VirtualED. Specific details about schedules for the day will be communicated by the school administration and teachers.

    • DELAYED START: Delayed starts will be used when temporary adverse weather conditions exist, including high winds, cold temperatures or unfavorable road conditions. A two-hour delayed start would allow in-person staff and students extra time to arrive at school. This option maximizes in-person instructional time with students. VirtualED students and students learning remotely in the hybrid model would also start two hours late. Specific details about schedules for the day will be communicated by school administration and teachers.

    • TRADITIONAL “SNOW DAY”: In extreme weather conditions, the district may still call an inclement weather day with no school for all students.

During this ever-changing pandemic, Blue Valley is prioritizing student learning on inclement weather days, whether that learning is in-person or remote. By prioritizing learning, the district avoids having to further extend the school year into June.

Families will continue to receive an email and text message when the school day is modified due to inclement weather. When possible, the announcement will be made the day before so families can plan. General information about inclement weather is available on the district’s website.

Blue Valley students’ 2020 ACT score exceeds state and national averages

Blue Valley graduates have something to celebrate. The district’s 2020 graduates scored a composite ACT score of 24.3, a score that continues to exceed public school district scores in the metro area, as well as state and national averages.

The ACT is a college entrance examination that tests English, reading, math and science. A record number of more than 1,800 Blue Valley 2020 graduates took the ACT registering an average ACT composite score of 24.3, compared to the average Kansas composite score of 20.4. and the average national composite score of 20.6.

Drive-Thru Meal Pick-Up

In preparation for Thanksgiving break, meal kits will be available to pick up on Monday, Nov. 23, 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). The meal kits will include five days of meals. Please note there will be no meal pick up on Monday, Nov. 30. The normal pickup schedule will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 2. More information about Drive-Thru Meal Pick-Up is available on the district website.