News From the Ridge

01-18-2021

Office main line: 913-239-7400 Attendance: 913-239-7405 Nurse: 913-239-7413

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Calendar for the week

Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No School


Tuesday, January 19- Blue Day

First day of Second Semester

Welcome back to our Students moving from Virtual to in-person learning


Wednesday, January 20- Red Day


Thursday, January 21-Orange Day

Major Saver envelopes sent home today


Friday, January 22-Yellow Day


Monday, January 25- Green Day

Report cards will be available on ParentVue after 4 pm

A huge SRE welcome to our students returning from virtual learning starting tomorrow. Make sure to send a mask and a water bottle. Call the office if you need another car rider number for your dashboard at dismissal. Check the update below for additional details.

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KINDERGARTEN INTREST FORM 2021-2022

SRE families,


If you have an incoming Kindergarten student to SRE, please fill out this link to have your email put on the SRE Kindergarten 2021-2022 distribution list.


https://forms.gle/Z8UYgq7TeXDHCxVF6


Please pass this link on to other families in the neighborhood who may have an incoming Kindergarten student.


Thank you.


Lisa Cardone

LCardone@bluevalleyk12.org

913-239-7409

Virtual Student Picture Day Retakes

If you had a virtual student enrolled during first semester and they still need their picture taken for the 2020-2021 school year please contact Bethany Houser bhouser@inter-state.com 816-600-2454 at Inter-State studio to set up an appointment.


If your student does not have a picture taken, they will not be featured in the SRE yearbook.

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Major Saver

Campaign Kickoff and Envelope Distribution: January 21st

Look for your Major Saver envelope to be sent home.


Daily Collection Process: January 27th – February 3rd (Follow Up Day – February 4th)

Major Saver has revised our collection process minimizing contact within the schools

· Major Saver staff will follow all physical distancing and PPE requirements.

• Office or (vestibule area) collection only. No contact with teachers and students.

• Major Saver staff will follow all physical distancing and PPE requirements.

• Teachers will send any sales packets to the office first thing in the morning.

• Office visits will be brief to collect money, fulfill card orders and classroom prizes.

• Fulfilled orders will be left in the office for redistribution later in the day.


Remote/Online Students: Students who are participating in remote/online learning will have the ability to participate via an “online campaign”. Cards will be mailed directly to the customer on a daily basis. Student prizes will be dropped of at each school for a parent pick-up at a later date.


Limo Ride/Pizza Party Incentive: The Limo Ride/Pizza Party incentive will NOT be offered on our prize program this fall.

· A physical replacement prize at the same prize level.


Thanks you for you continued support of Major Saver and the Blue Valley Educational Foundation.

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End of Quarter Information - Viewing Canvas Courses and Second Quarter Grades

At the end of each quarter, courses in Canvas will conclude and will no longer be visible on the Canvas app and website. Courses for this year’s second quarter will conclude on January 14th. Report cards will be generated and families will be able to view second quarter grades on ParentVUE at the end of the day on January 25, 2021.


How do I view my child’s report card?

  • Log in on ParentVue

  • Select your elementary student’s name

  • In the left navigation bar, choose REPORT CARD


If you have questions about Standards Based Grading as you view your child’s report card, please review the information found on the Elementary Report Card resource page.


Each new quarter, classroom teachers will publish their next quarter Canvas course. As courses are published, students and families will again be able to see current courses on the Canvas app and Canvas website. For Canvas parent resources, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/canvas.

REMINDER: Please pack an extra mask and a water bottle for each child.

Looking ahead

Monday, January 25- Green Day

Report cards will be available on ParentVue after 4 pm


Tuesday, January 26- Blue Day


Wednesday, January 27-Red Day

Collection of Major Saver


Thursday, January 28- Orange Day

Collection of Major Saver


Friday, January 29- Yellow Day

Kansas Day

Collection of Major Saver

From previous updates

Inclement weather reminder

Reminder from District November 6 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.


From Mrs. McLay: With the snow and rain please keep in mind the safety and comfort of your student. Please have appropriate shoes for PE. Crocs, clogs, sandals, flip flops, boots of any kind (rain or winter) and dress shoes are slippery and do not give appropriate support. Please check with your students teacher for what Color Day you have PE and refer to the School Calendar.

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COVID-19 testing

In addition to your primary health care provider, here are some resources regarding additional locations to get tested.


  • Shawnee Mission North High School, Johnson County Community College and Church of the Resurrection. No age restrictions, Mon-Sat 9-5:30. More information on all of these sites here: https://www.gogettested.com/
  • Heart to Heart International (via MARC partnership) has six remaining testing events before the end of the year: https://www.hearttoheart.org/covid19testing/
  • https://www.comebackkc.com/
  • JCDHE continues to offer testing for ages 5+. Students and staff can drive through during normal operating hours and no appointment with a referral card obtained from the school nurse. This is for people with SYMPTOMS ONLY, please. All others welcome to utilize our site with an appointment via this site: https://www.jocogov.org/schedule-covid-19-test

Technology help for Elementary School Families

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  • At-Home: Families/students should submit a BV Care “Technology Help” form online. The BV Care team will work to schedule remote assistance or an in-person appointment at the district’s designated BV Care support site. BV Care support is available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Additional information regarding appointment date, time and location will be shared with you once your online help form is submitted.


  • VirtualED Learning: Families/students should submit a BV Care “Technology Help” form online. The BV Care team will work to schedule remote assistance or an in-person appointment at the district’s designated BV Care support site. BV Care support is available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Additional information regarding appointment date, time and location will be shared with you once your online help form is submitted.

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