BES Weekly Updates
Week of September 28-October 2
Now, for the updates and reminders this week, we know that there is a lot of information coming your way right now and many choices to be made. This is a lengthy update but full of great information so please be sure to read to the end!
Please complete the survey shared by Dr. Raley prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday October 2 for each elementary child who is currently enrolled in our schools. Let us know if you will be choosing to send your child to school or if they will continue with their current distance learning approach. Please note that the choice you make will be binding through the end of the first semester that ends on Friday December 18.
We are here to support you through this process. If families need assistance completing the survey, more information about the plan or a paper copy of the survey please call the school at (804) 556-5380.
Equity and Inclusion in GCPS
At their meeting on September 8, the Goochland County School Board affirmed its commitment to providing our students, staff, families, and visitors a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. At this meeting, the Board unanimously approved a revision to our Standards of Student Conduct (JFC-R) that aligns directly with their resolution adopted at their meeting on June 9, 2020, their three equity goals, their Equity Policy, and our division’s Engage 2026 Strategic Plan. Specific revisions were made to sections related to disruptive conduct and student dress. Our school division remains committed to providing an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment that embraces diversity, condemns racism, and is free of harassment and discrimination for everyone.
Virtual Back to School 10-08-2020
Virtual Back to School Night
How: Use your student iPad and Goochland Google Log-In to join using the Google Meet App
Enter Code: BES2020
When: Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:00-7:00 pm
What: Take a Virtual Tour of BES, Meet our Principal and Staff
Breakout to join your Child’s teacher in a Google Meet for Q&A
(teachers will share their Google Meet info prior)
LIVE Tech Help available 6:35- 7pm as needed using Google Meet Code BESTech
Your attendance automatically enters you to win a family game prize pack
Please fill out this Back to School Night survey before Oct 8 to help teachers give you the most helpful information during their session.
Student Materials Pick-Up
On Monday afternoon, Sept. 28, we will have our second student materials pick-up. If your child’s teacher has alerted you that they have materials to be picked-up, please come by BES anytime between 12 and 6.
BES Family Quilt
Students who are learning virtually for at least 5 consecutive days and are eligible for free or reduced-price meals are eligible to receive a P-EBT benefit this fall. If you received a P-EBT benefit this past spring or summer, the new benefit will be automatically added to your card. It is not necessary to contact the school about this benefit. All eligible students will be submitted for benefits by the school division. Benefits will be issued between September 30 and October 15, 2020. If you have questions about P-EBT after this date or want more information, please visit the DSS P-EBT webpage to submit your question and receive a response. You can also view the flier here.
Flu Shot Drive Thru Clinics Available
One of the best defenses against the flu is getting your flu vaccine! We would like to notify you of four different flu clinics that may be of interest to you and your family:
Through a partnership with Kroger, Goochland County Public Schools is sponsoring a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic on Tuesday, October 6, from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Goochland High School. If you have health insurance, bring your card for billing purposes. If you do not have health insurance, the cost is $25 per vaccine. Online registration is required. Please see this flyer for registration links, as well as other important information for the clinic.
The Chickahominy Health District is offering a free drive-through clinic as well. This drive-through clinic is scheduled for October 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fire Station #6 in Hadensville (4810 Three Chopt Rd). See flyer here.
Bon Secours is also hosting two separate drive-through flu clinics. These vaccinations are free of charge, regardless of whether or not families have insurance.
If you have any questions, please contact Kent Duffey, Lead Nurse for GCPS, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-556-5322 (extension 4875) or Jen Waggener, Executive Director of Exceptional Education, at email@example.com or 804-556-5625.