Bee Cave Beehive
After our return from the Winter Storm, we hit the ground running! The students were SO glad to be back with their classmates and back into a regular schedule. As we approach Spring Break and a new (our last) grading period for the 20-21 school year, I want everyone to know that I truly appreciate your patience, understanding and support this year with all of the challenges that we have faced. This last nine weeks will go by fast because we will be so busy getting everything done that needs to be done. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to send you a sincere Thank You.
With continued diligence in following our daily COVID protocols we help ensure that everyone stays healthy. Thank you for continuing to contact us when your child (BCE student) or family member becomes COVID positive so we can help guide you through the quarantine or isolation period timeline, protocols to follow before returning to school, and a plan for continued instruction during this period.
As always, a sincere thank you, to each of you, for your ongoing support.
Take care and stay well,
3/1 - 3/31/21..........Music in our Schools Month
3/1 - 3/5/21............National Schools Breakfast Week
3/5/21.....................Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
3/12/21...................Early release at 12:05pm
3/14/21...................Daylight Saving Time Begin! Spring forward 1 hour
3/22/21....................In-person Learning Begins for the grading period that begins March 22
Week of 3/22............Talent Show Video Submissions Due
5th to 6th Grade Transition Activities
During your child's next scheduled guidance lesson, Mrs. Trimmer will show the slide presentation/ video provided by the middle school, gather any unanswered questions for the MS staff, and hand out choice sheets. The week of the 22nd, she will go to classes to help the students input their selections into Skyward.
Below is the global timeline for all of the transition activities:
March 1st - Course Catalog Published and Shared with Rising 6th Grade Families.
March 10th - 45 minute 6th grade Q/A meeting-virtual. This is intended for questions after having gone through the site/videos/how to’s. Fine Arts will host a parent info session too (date TBD).
Week of March 22nd - Elem counselors assist rising 6th graders in selecting courses in Skyward. All sheets/entries due March 26th.
March 26th- All entries will be in Skyward. Elem counselors send turned in choice sheets to MS counselors.
Other helpful information:
Before the Q & A Sessions next week, Parents please take the time to review the entire presentation, Rising 6th Grade Parent and Student Presentation for Course Registration, including the notes section on each slide.
Parent/student Q&A sessions next week:
Wednesday, March 10th @
8:30 AM: 6th Grade Q&A Meeting Link4:30 PM: 6th Grade Q&A Meeting Link
The most recent issue of the BCMS Newsletter, Raider Review, is also available with 5th to 6th grade transition information.
MS Course Catalog site is live on the BCMS website
There will be a ton of info on the Course Catalog site including course descriptions, videos, selection sheet how-to’s, downloadable sheets for remote students, bell schedule, PE waiver info, Fine Arts showcase, FAQs, etc. All of the info that is typically presented in the parent meetings and student visits will be on there. Also being offered is the Q&A parent meeting virtually on March 10th for all rising 6th grade parents and students.
PreAP classes are now called Honors classes at the middle school level.
PreAthletics is an additional 6th grade PE offering for students that know they will want to participate in athletics in 7th. It will be an introduction to sports and training. It counts as their 6th PE/Health credit. There is a full description on the course catalog site.
BCE's Spring Book Fair, Books Are Groovy, is Here!
Preview Dates ........................ March 3rd - 5th Purchase Dates ..................... March 8th -12th
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A message from our counselor, Mrs. Trimmer ...
Virtual Round Up (Online Kinder Enrollment) Opens March 24th
March 1st through 5th is Education Diagnosticians' Week
- Christy Brothers, Bee Cave Elementary School and Serene Hills Elementary School
- Casey Brown, West Cypress Hills Elementary School
- Jeff Dietzel, Lake Travis High School
- Kristina Gonzalez, Rough Hollow Elementary School
- Leena Gulati, Serene Hills Elementary School
- Traci Jackson, Bee Cave Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School
- Lari Rogge, Lake Pointe Elementary School and Lake Travis Elementary School
- Thelene Scarborough, Lakeway Elementary School
- Jennifer Scoggins, Hudson Bend Middle School
Please join Superintendent of Schools Paul Norton in recognizing the contributions of these hard-working individuals.
LTISD Office of Communications, Media & Community Relations
Updated 2020-2021 LTISD Instructional Calendar
District updates Return to School Protocols for COVID-19, reviews new CDC guidelines for quarantine
As conditions surrounding the pandemic continue to evolve, Lake Travis ISD officials have evaluated and updated the Return to School Protocols for COVID-19. Specific changes can be found in the document as outlined below:
- Self-screening Protocols for Staff and Students (p. 12)
- Close Contact (p. 14)
- Protocols for Re-entry After Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (p. 14-15)
- Protocols for Re-entry After Coming into Close Contact with an Individual Test-Confirmed to Have COVID-19 (p. 15-16)
Additionally, District officials are aware of new guidelines issued December 3rd by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which reduce the number of days close contacts should quarantine following exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual. Austin-area school district officials and local health authorities participated in a conference call December 4th to review and discuss the CDC's guidelines. Given the importance of contact tracing and quarantining in our schools, Lake Travis ISD will continue its review of these guidelines and will make a final determination shortly.
"The health and safety of our school community is of utmost importance," said Paul Norton, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools. "Our plans will remain flexible to accommodate potential changes, and guidelines may be further modified as needed. In the interim, we urge our school community to continue the consistent practice of personal hygiene and social distancing."
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