Bluejay Bulletin

September 10th Newsletter

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Bryan Families,

I hope everyone had a restful Labor Day! It seems as though the end of Labor Day brought the change of seasons. I have enjoyed the moisture and cooler temperatures.

I have two areas of concern with our dismissal that I am asking families for help - wearing masks and handicapped stalls.

Wearing Masks - It is expected that everyone honors social distancing on school property. With the number of people around our front doors, remaining 6 feet from others at all times has proven to be difficult as people pass one another. For this reason, if you approach the building, you will be asked to wear a mask. My preference is for families to have a safe location in the parking lot to meet children that allows you to stay near your vehicle.

Handicapped Parking Stalls - Handicapped parking stalls are not temporary parking. To use a handicapped parking stall, you must have a handicapped parking permit visible.

As we resume our school year routines, you can expect a newsletter twice each month. Coming up in our next two weeks, we will be sending home mid-quarter reports to students who are on pace to receive a low grade. Additionally, we will be sending home Parent-Teacher Conference information in the coming month. Conferences will be virtual and held through Zoom this year. More detailed information is to come, but our PTC dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, October 12th from 4:15-8:15PM

  • Tuesday, October 13th from 4:15-8:15PM

  • Wednesday, October 14th from 8:00AM to 12:00noon


Jimmy Feeney III


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School Improvement Team

All parents are invited to be a part of our School Improvement Team. Our team meets four times a year on the following dates: September 21st, November 23rd, January 11th, and April 19th. We will meet at 4:00PM via Zoom until we are able to meet in person again. The goal of our team is to monitor progress on the school site plan and make recommendations on pertinent issues.

Additionally this year, we will be reviewing our Site Plan and setting new goals. This process has been postponed until we are able to determine a manageable schedule in our current environment. More information will be shared as updates are known.

Please contact DeeDee if you are interested in being part of our 2020-2021 School Improvement Team - or 402.715.8325.


COVID Reminders

Thank you for your help in navigating the pandemic. Your communication and willingness to work with us is appreciated. A couple reminders:

  • If your child exhibits the symptoms listed below, please do not send them to school and call the office to let us know.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID or is asked to quarantine due to exposure to a COVID positive person, please call the office to let us know.
  • If a family member is being tested for COVID, please keep the Bryan student home until the results are known and call the office to let us know.

Please know that we are following the Douglas County Health Department's recommendations. They can be found here: Douglas County Health Department Recommendations

  • Any student who has been within 6 ft of a positive individual for 15 minutes or more must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Any student exhibiting the symptoms listed below will be expected to self isolate for 10 days, receive an alternate diagnosis by a doctor, or receive a negative COVID test.

I know this is not ideal for working parents, but it is the recommended way to stop the virus from spreading in our school. If your child is ever impacted by this you will be offered the concurrent remote learning option.

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