COVID-19 DISTRICT NEWSLETTER
Parents and Students
Plan for April 17th - May 21st
There is District Information as well as links to each Campus (Elementary and Secondary-MS/HS) below.
Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order closing all schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Bosqueville ISD will continue the "at-home" delivery method of instruction for all students until May 21, 2020. It is imperative that all students continue to participate in the "at-home" instruction assignments so they are prepared to advance to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.
As the District creates a "Transition Plan" moving forward we will continue to communicate with parents, students and staff regarding the closing out of the 2019- 2020 school year, and the preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please continue to monitor email, school messenger, Remind, the District Website and our District and Campus Facebook pages for information.
We will continue to offer lunches for our students who qualify through the free/reduced lunch program.
Please continue to communicate through e-mail as needed
James Skeeler, Superintendent
PLAN FOR APRIL 6TH - MAY 1ST
Bosqueville ISD will continue the “work at home” delivery method of instruction for all students.
Parent Portal will be off for the duration of our closure per guidance from TEA. Grades will be kept in your student's Google Classroom (4th-12th grades) and by the teacher for grades Pre-K-3rd.
Grading Guidelines: Please check each campus’ grading guidelines listed on each campus link below to see how grades will be calculated during this time.
We will continue to communicate with parents, staff and students through e-mail, our phone messaging system, our website and our District and Campus Facebook pages.
If you need to get in contact with a teacher or Admin please click the link to be directed to the directory.
Is graduation on as scheduled?
At this point, we intend for graduation to take place as planned. If anything changes, we will certainly update everyone about that.
What about prom?
As of right now, we have every intention of still having prom. It will not be on the original day ( we don't know the day or time). We will inform you more when we know when restrictions are lifted.
What events are canceled or postponed (sports, playoffs, UIL academics, One Act Play, etc.)?
The UIL has suspended all interscholastic competitions, and we will not be holding any local practices at this time. The UIL has indicated that they would like to reschedule all competitions and are working on a plan for that. More information will be provided as we have it available. Here is a link to their website: https://www.uiltexas.org/covid-19-information
What about my dual credit classes?
Dual credit students will need to follow the guidelines provided by MCC.
What about the STAAR test?
Governor Abbott announced on March 16, 2020 that the STAAR test would not be given this year. Here is the announcement: https://twitter.com/teainfo/status/1239554379138699264
Am I able to get a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form during the closure?
If you have a student who needs a verification of enrollment form, please email Mr. Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org You will need to be able to print the form.
Will we be required to make up the time at the end of the school year?
At this time, we do not think so. We have some additional minutes built into our calendar, and TEA is discussing allowing waivers to cover days above that. We will be sure to update you about this as we know more
- Helpful Information:
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially when someone is ill. CDC has additional resources on how to clean and disinfect schools at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/cleaning.htm(opens external link in new window).
- Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands.(opens external link in new window) If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
- Consult with primary care provider, local, and state health departments if they experience symptoms or circumstances that seemed to match those related to exposure to COVID-19.