Bee Cave Beehive
Dear Bobcat Parents,
Happy first day of school and welcome to the 20-21 school year! We are so glad that you are joining us to kick off this year with online learning. Our theme for this year is #bobcatsbuildabettertomorrow. Please enjoy this short video with your students that the Bobcats faculty has prepared on how we are planning to build a better tomorrow for 20-21.
From Our Amazing PTO
BCE PTO has purchased 1 filtered mask for each child returning to school (in person) in August. These masks are adjustable to fit a child age 3 - adult. Specs on the masks - PM 2.5 particulate respirator washable/reusable with laser imprinted BCE logo. Additional masks are available for sale at www.bcepto.com. Please update your account information and you can find the purchase form under "My Account/My Forms". Masks will be available for $10 each.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Order your 2020-21 BCE Spirit Wear shirt today!
Two different designs.......Gray Dry fit and Cotton Tie Dye.
Youth and Adult sizes are available.
Log into your BCEpto.com account to purchase.
Remote Learning ... Helpful Info
As we gear up for a very unusual start to school, our number one priority is everyone's physical and emotional health. The last thing we want to do is add any additional stress to your lives. Please take some time to read the Remote Learning at Home Overview linked here on the district's web site.
If you are wondering what a day of remote learning might look like, you can go to this link. Remote learning is intended to provide students and families with an opportunity to have a flexible schedule.
- Students may follow the class day synchronously and participate in real time.
- Or families may choose to be more independent and participate asynchronously.
- Instruction will be a blend of online content and traditional classroom teaching.
- Attendance will be based on daily progress and participation.
- Because sitting too much and too much screen time can be bad for children's health, synchronous online class time will be limited to 1-2 hours a day.
We hope that our plans for remote learning will be user friendly and allow families to engage in academic work on a schedule that fits their unique circumstances. We want your children to learn and enjoy e-learning, not create more stress for you during an already stressful time. If you are worried, your teachers and I want to know. If you need help, we want you to ask. If you just need to share how you are feeling, we want you to reach out to us.
CONSIDERING A WITHDRAWAL TO A HOMESCHOOL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING? READ BELOW:
I know educational decisions are so personal and are difficult to make. I support and honor the decisions you are making for your children, and I want to make sure each of our families who are choosing a different educational opportunity are fully informed of the guidelines established by TEA (Texas Education Agency). Here is additional information to help with these important decisions:
Students who attended a private school, including a home school, in Texas the prior year will be eligible to earn funding under the traditional on-campus method. But remote instruction is treated differently. Consistent with the laws governing the Texas Virtual School Network, school systems may not submit for funding educational delivery through either a remote synchronous or asynchronous method for students who attended a private school, including a home school, in Texas the prior year, with certain exceptions:
(a) students who transition from early education programs, where no entitlement to enroll in the public school existed, to public school;
(b) students who transfer in from outside the state;
(c) students whose prior year private school does not offer the appropriate grade level (e.g., a private school ends at 6th grade so students moving on to 7th grade would no longer be able to attend the private school);
(d) students whose private schools are either no longer in operation or are not offering remote instruction for the 2020–2021 school year;
(e) students who were enrolled in a public school in Texas for a portion of the 2019-20 school year, even though they were also enrolled in a private school, including a home school, for a portion of the 2019-20 school year; or
(f) students who receive remote instruction for a portion of the 2020-21 school year, but not the entire year. Specifically, students who attended a private school, including a home school, in Texas the prior year will ultimately be eligible to earn funding for remote instruction during the school transition period or during a school closure ordered by an entity authorized to do so as long as a student ultimately receives on-campus instruction for a minimum of one grading period.
In the situation we are in, any student may enroll at LTISD and receive remote instruction for the period of time that we are ordered to teach all students remotely (through September 4th). However, once we are allowed to re-open campus, students will be required to attend on-campus learning for a minimum of one grading period unless one of the following exceptions applies:
- the prior year private school does not offer the appropriate grade level (e.g., a private school ends at 6th grade so students moving on to 7th grade would no longer be able to attend the private school) or
- the prior year private school is either no longer in operation or is not offering remote instruction for the 2020–2021 school year.
I hope you find this information helpful as you continue to consider your educational options.
Yearbooks are here and we have extras for sale!
Yearbooks are available for purchase with our receptionist, Leanne Hamilton @ 512-533-6250 or email her at email@example.com. They are -
- Available in the front office
- Sold on a first come first serve basis (no holds)
- Cost: $30
- Payments: EXACT cash or checks made out to Balfour (checks made out to BCE or LTISD are unable to be accepted)
Ms. Keri Swanson & Rachel Hughes
Bee Cave Elementary - LTISD
We Are Not Admitting Visitors At This Time
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