BHMS EBlast

September 25, 2020

Phase 2+ Update

We are excited to hear the recommendations from the Working Advisory Group that were presented to the Board of Education this week. For full details about the recommendations for return to in-person learning, please refer to the email sent by Dr. Anderson on September 23rd or visit the BVSD Website. I will share more details specific to Broomfield Heights Middle School as soon as possible. If you student is eligible for in-person learning at BHMS starting on 9/29, you have already received an email from me directly with more details about this opportunity.


Monday Launch Information for 9/28

Monday 9/28 is a "regular" Monday where students complete work on their own while teachers are in meetings and planning for the week. Please see this updated schedule for students to follow as they work through their asynchronous lessons.


Attendance Update

We have been working closely with our IT department to ensure that attendance records are updated and accurate in Infinite Campus. If you see any absences for your student before 9/14, please disregard these.


Dreambox math

Please have your student log in to Dreambox math (they can get to this program from my.bvsd.org and look for the Dreambox icon). If your student is unable to access this program, please email Erin at erin.hinkle@bvsd.org

A note from our school nurse

Hello Broomfield Heights families,

I am Pragya Jain, your School Nurse Consultant. I am here to help our school community navigate the start of this school year.

For families of students returning to in person learning soon, these are some reminders and processes you should be aware of.

  • Before dropping your student off at school or sending them on the bus, complete the screening form on Infinite Campus here: IC Daily Health Check Student Screening

  • Keep your child home if they have any of these cold or flu symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, vomiting diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell

    • If they’re feeling better after 24 hours and their symptoms have resolved, they may return to school. If they still have symptoms you must keep them home and reach out to our health room staff or me to determine when they can return.

  • If your student becomes ill during the day at school with ANY cold or flu-like symptoms you will be contacted and asked to pick them up as soon as possible.

    • I understand this is stressful. Please have a plan B (and even C!) for who can pick up your child if you are working and add those people as emergency contacts

  • If your student has a chronic health condition that may include symptoms similar to cold or flu symptoms (asthma, allergies, GI, etc) please consider consulting with your health care provider to obtain written documentation that their symptoms are consistent with their diagnosis and are not new or unusual for them. You may also discuss interventions (such as allergy medication) that may alleviate those symptoms.

  • If there is a concern of COVID in the school, families will be notified by us. In collaboration with public health, anyone diagnosed will be asked to stay home until no longer infectious. Anyone identified as a contact will be notified and instructed to stay home for 14 days after the exposure. More information on how COVID positive cases will be handled can be found here: CDPHE School and Childcare Case and Outbreak Guidance

Our school community is amazing, our teachers, school staff and I are here to support you and your child. Together, we can do this! Thank you for maintaining a kind attitude during this tough time.

Please email me with questions or concerns at pragya.jain@bvsd.org.

Sincerely,

Pragya

School Nurse Consultant

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BHMS Counseling CAFE is here, join us!!


WHEN: 8:45-915am

  • 6th grade only: Every Tuesday

  • 7th grade only: Every Wednesday

  • 8th grade only: Every Thursday

WHY: To socially connect with counselors and peers in a general and POSITIVE way!

How: Go to your counseling classroom in Schoology for the Google Meet code!

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