Bee Cave Beehive
I want to give a sincere thank you to all of the parents for being diligent with screening your children before they leave to school every morning and for contacting us if your child or a family member has been exposed to COVID or has become positive.
As the numbers of cases in our area have increased, we continue to follow our daily routine protocols of hand sanitization, mask/shield wearing, and safe distancing. Remember, along with what we do here at school to stay healthy, staying healthy at home, coming to school healthy, and notifying us if your child has symptoms is key to keeping the school healthy. Provided for you is the LTISD COVID handbook. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
As always, a sincere thank you to each one of you for the ongoing support.
Take care and stay well,
Lake Travis ISD after school virtual enrichment
Our after school enrichment programs have transitioned to a virtual-only setting. We are offering art, cooking and baking, robotics, and science classes remotely (no in-person classes). Registration is currently open. For a full description, please visit our LTISD Community Programs website.
REGISTRATION: Currently Open
START DATE: February 8, 2021
Lake Travis High School Theater Arts Program
Please help spread the word about the High schools Performance of Cinderella. ( Broadway version) All ages of kids will Love it.
This will be a live streaming event. The students have worked so hard despite everything going on to put on this musical. They have had to build sets, make props. It's been a labor of love for our HS students. Many of the current Theater Art students are former Bee Cave Bobcats. Please show your support for our High School Fine Arts program this week.
Direct Link to buy tickets: LTHS Tickets
A HUGE Thank You to our School Board for all they do!
A Note from BCE's Counselor, Mrs. Trimmer
Our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) focus this month is Conflict Resolution. Bobcats are learning what it means, why it's important, and how we can work through our conflicts peacefully. The lower grades are learning how to tell the difference between a big problem and a small problem by asking the three important questions. Is it dangerous? Does it make me feel worried or scared? Is anyone hurt? If the answer to any of those questions is "yes," then we get help from an adult right away. If the answer is "no," then it's a small problem and we can handle it on our own. Bobcats are learning that small problems make us feel annoyed, sad, frustrated, or angry, and that we need to be calm before working out the problem. That's where our breathing strategies come in handy! After we're calm, we might decide that the problem wasn't such a big deal after all. In that case, we can just ignore it or do something else. If not, we're learning how to talk it out by sharing our feelings, listening and repeating what the other person says, empathizing, then apologizing, if necessary. Here are some discussion points to help you talk about conflict resolution with your child:
- What does conflict resolution mean?
- Why is it important to solve conflicts peacefully?
- Do you have a lot of conflict in your friendships? Why or why not?
- Do you like the way you handle the conflicts you have?
- What can you do if you disagree with your friends?
Before long, our Bobcats will be problem solving experts! We've really enjoyed exploring this topic at school through our broadcast and counseling lessons, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's ever anything I can do for your child.
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