Bee Cave Beehive
WOW! I can't believe we are in the last nine weeks of the 20-21 school year already. Looking back...We have been in a pandemic, through five 1st days of school, and one of the most severe snow/ice/winter storms in history for this part of the map. Everyone has done an AMAZING job this year with flexibility, tolerance, perseverance, and staying healthy. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone !
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.
Take care and stay well,
3/29/21 - 6/1/21.......Order School Supplies for 2021-2022
3/30/21....................Spring Individual Pictures
*** In-person Learner's during the school day
*** Remote Learner's after school
(3:30pm - 4:30pm in the gym. Please come to the gate by the gym)
4/6/21......................4th grade Writing STAAR
5/5/21......................Track & Field Remote Learner's (more info to come)
5/6/21......................Track & Field Kinder, 1st, 2nd
5/7/21......................Track & Field 3rd, 4th, 5th
5/11/21....................3rd & 4th grade Math STAAR
5/13/21....................3rd & 4th grade Reading STAAR
5/18/21....................5th grade Math STAAR
5/19/21....................5th grade Reading STAAR
5/20/21....................5th grade Science STAAR
5/28/21....................Last day of School (Early Release)
Early Ordering starts NOW through JUNE 1st..........................(Late Ordering JUNE 2nd through June 22nd) School ID: BEE010
Bee Cave Book Writers Contest
The Bee Cave Book Writers is a fun contest to get kids excited about being authors! Use your imagination to write and illustrate your book at home. Completed books will be evaluated and fabulous prizes will be awarded for each grade level. All participants will receive feedback and a ribbon, and you can even read your book in class!
Blank books will be distributed to each student to create their book. For in-person students, books will be delivered in class. For remote students, we will notify you of the pick up day/time. Remote students will also have the option to submit their books virtually (through video), if they prefer. More details will be sent regarding the book submission process after registration ends. If your student would like to sign up, please fill out this Google form. **We have extended the entry date, and entry forms are now due by Thursday. April 1st.
BCE Track & Field Spring 2021
Things to know for your child's Track & Field Day
· Equipment will be sanitized before each station use. (Wipes, hand sanitizer or spray will be provided).
· Spirt Sticks will be awarded to the class with the most spirit.
· Students should wear a class t-shirt or all the same color shirt, bring a water bottle labeled and a sack lunch .
· Students need to bring a sack lunch their Track and Field day as the cafeteria will NOT be making lunches for those grades. Students will eat lunch before or after their T& F time in their classrooms unless their lunch time will not be effected my the Track & Field schedule.
A message from our counselor, Mrs. Trimmer ...
The lessons I used this month were from commonsense.org. and netsmartz.org. There are also a lot of great resources there for parents to help us stay current on the appropriateness of games, apps, YouTube channels, movies, etc. There is SO MUCH out there and it's really hard to keep up with all there is for our kids to see and do, so it's helpful to have a trusted source for all of the things we need to know in order to help our kids stay safe and responsible. While we're on the topic, Hands Free Life and Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford are some of my favorite books on being balanced and present. As parents, we are pulled in many different directions, and these books have helped me find balance in my own life. They offer practical tips for reducing distraction and stress in order to be fully present for what really matters.
We're having so much fun learning about this important topic! As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything I can do for your child.
STAAR Spring 2021
Helpful 5th to 6th Grade Transition Information for Parents & Students
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