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A special holiday message from me to you...
The Holiday Season is in full swing, Bobcats! We are sure you all are very excited to be into this festive season, and in truth, you and your children have earned a break from study. As our community concludes 2020, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Bee Cave Elementary a fantastic place to be.
Our Bobcat community holds many gifts and talents that are shared daily with our students and one another. From the classroom, to our living room, and all points in-between, our collective efforts to raise the whole child are evident. Each of you pours your passion, commitment, and heart into this campus. Your willingness to make decisions that may be hard in the present, yet have a positive and lasting influence in the future, are truly appreciated in our partnership. These efforts and your service only shine during the holiday season.
Thank you for showing up and for sharing your children with us remotely or in-person each day. Their faces best express the true meaning of this holiday season. They radiate a sense of unbridled enthusiasm, untainted hope, and unabashed joy for life and the opportunities that await them. It is a joy to interact with, grow, and learn alongside your children. It allows our staff to see into the why of our profession.
In the spirit of this holiday season, we extend our thanks for everything you do for your children and our school. As we enjoy the upcoming holidays, we hope you receive and return the seasonal bounty of blessings and good tidings that genuinely make the holidays special. To the parents and friends of the Bee Cave community, please have a safe and joyous holiday season. We will see you in 2021!
Dear Bobcat Parents,
BCE wishes you and your family a restful, safe and healthy holiday break. Thank you so much for your ongoing support with the implementation of our COVID protocols. We work hard every day to keep the students masked, sanitized and at a safe distance.
When we return in January, we will have an additional 60+ students and three remote teachers returning to campus. We will diligently support our new to/returning to campus students and staff with the COVID and campus protocols. Remember, along with what we do here school to stay healthy, staying healthy at home, coming to school healthy, and notifying us if your child has symptoms is key to keeping the school healthy. Please take the holidays to review the LTISD COVID handbook and reach out to us if you have any questions.
Also, remember that with more students returning we might feel a little growing pain in regards to traffic in the mornings and afternoons. Please give things a couple of weeks to calm down and for everyone to get used to the growth and routine. If you notice any issues please report them to me as soon as possible.
Also, our district calendar has been updated for the remainder of this school year, to include additional staff development days/student holidays (included in the list of dates below). Please take the time to review this as well.
Take care and stay well,
Reporting Positive COVID test results during the Holiday Break
Thank you, and I sincerely hope no one has to fill out this form.
1/4 & 5/21...............Student Holiday/ Staff Development Day
1/8/21....................."Shining Bright with Goals Neon Dress Up Day?" - Monthly Theme
1/19/21...................Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
2/11,12,15/21.........Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
3/5/21.....................Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
LTISD Protocols for Screening
***Please remember to screen your children each morning before school.***
If your child has any ONE of the symptoms on the screening list, they should stay home.
★ Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
★ Loss of taste or smell
★ Difficulty breathing
★ Shortness of breath
★ Sore throat
★ Shaking or exaggerated shivering
★ Muscle or body aches
★ Congestion or runny nose
★ Nausea or vomiting
Please know that children who come to school with symptoms will be sent home.
It is important that everyone become familiar with the re-entry protocol
Re-entry protocol applies to students who experience symptoms at home OR if they are sent home from school.
● at least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
● the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
● at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
The 10 days must be observed even if symptoms only last a short while and the child did not have fever.
If your student wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, you must either:
● obtain a medical professional’s note (with date) clearing the student for the return based on an alternative diagnosis; or
● obtain an acute infection test (at a physician’s office, approved testing location found at tdem.texas.govc/covid19/, or another site) that comes back negative for COVID-19.
We Are Not Admitting Visitors At This Time
From Our Amazing PTO
This month's BCE PTO Newsletter is out! The newsletter is automatically sent out to everyone who has an active account on our PTO website, bcepto.com. If you haven't yet registered or need to update your information, please do! You won't want to miss out on all the important updates for PTO meetings, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and more!
TEA on Minimum Standard Health Protocols on Visits to Schools During Campus Closureshttps://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/minimum-standard-health-protocols-for-school-employees-in-school-building-during-campus-closures