Superintendent Letter to BCPS Families November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

 

Dear BCPS Families,

As you know, over the last week, there has been a large spike in our community in positive COVID-19 cases. We have seen the following positive cases over the last seven days: 10/28 (21), 10/29 (13), 10/30 (11), 10/31 (9), 11/1 (23), 11/2 (27), 11/3 (27), and 11/4 (24). As you may also know, according to the health department, the incidence rate map published each day will soon turn red. According to KDE, when a county is in red status, the guidance states there is a “critical and substantial community transmission” concern.    

After consultation with Health Department and local hospital officials, beginning Monday, November 9th, all BCPS in-person/NTI (traditional) students will continue the NTI format through at least Friday, November 13th.  We will consult with our Health Department and hospital officials throughout the upcoming week and plan to have a determination of in-person instruction for the week of November 16th by Friday, November 13th.  Because we recognize the severe need for daycare in our community, the following BCPS daycares will be open during the upcoming week: ACT Kinder College, Little Friends, and Summit Elementary. If you have questions about our daycare programs, please call Dr. Denny (Kinder College) at 606-324-1528 or Mrs. Skiles (Summit/Little Friends) at 606-928-7118.

BCPS Food Service will continue the bus delivery schedule that was previously used to deliver meals to all students. There will be no drive through meal pickups for BCPS Virtual Academy students during this time. They will be able to utilize the bus stop deliveries while all students are learning remotely.  If you were not previously on the bus route for meal delivery and would like to be added, please go to the district webpage, and click the link to sign up for this service.   

Please note that our custodial and maintenance staff will continue to clean and sanitize all BCPS facilities and buses at high levels over the next week.

We encourage our community to continue following recommended public health guidelines, including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, and maintaining social distancing whenever possible. Please be aware of any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Additional symptoms may include runny nose, sore throat, nausea, a lack of appetite, loss of smell and taste, diarrhea, headache and body aches. If these symptoms develop, please self-isolate and contact the health department.

We must all work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school, the district office, or the Boyd County Health Department.

Stay Safe,

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Superintendent





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