General Information

It depends on grade level. If the student is in grades 6-12, you can contact the school administration and request the switch. Elementary students do not have the option to transfer to the BVA.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No. School will start and end at each level will remain the same. Please allow for a few extra minutes for bus routes to accommodate the extra riders.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site
  • While 3 feet is allowed, 6 feet will be maintained to the greatest extent possible. If a classroom can accommodate all learners with desks 6 feet apart, they will keep the students at that distance. 
  • Lunches will also use six feet of spacing since students will be removing their masks. 
  • At this time, the contract tracing guidelines have not changed so if a student in a class is COVID positive, anyone who is seated less than 6 feet from the student will be quarantined.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Families should contact their classroom teachers to determine how the student will be receiving their daily work and how the student can receive assistance with any questions about their work.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No. As of April 6, 2021, the only two modes are in-person everyday or remote.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No. Staff assignments were made based on the choices that families have made. Our mode change decision was made based on the current number of in-person students.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

We have been relying on families all year to do their part by practicing safe behaviors in all that they do. We will be encouraging families to be safe over spring break and follow the advice from the CDC.

If you plan to travel over spring break, we ask that you are a responsible traveler. Use the mitigation strategies of mask wearing, hand washing, avoiding large crowds, etc. to the greatest extent possible. If you have a known exposure to someone who is COVID positive, reach out to your healthcare provider for advice on whether you will need to quarantine.

For more information visit the IDPH page on travel: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel-safety-guidance

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

BPS101 is required to follow the local health department guidelines. The Kane County Health Department requires a 14-day quarantine for students and staff working/ attending schools and daycare facilities.  We will make changes to quarantine procedures when directed by the Kane County Health Department.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

When students are within 6 ft for more than 15 minutes (cumulatively in 24 hours) the current local health department policy is to quarantine exposed individuals for 14 days.  Decreased distancing in the classroom potentially increases the number of individuals who may need to quarantine if there is a positive case.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes, the new guidance is discouraging an on-site symptom screener for all students and staff. This has never been the practice in BPS101. All staff and students will continue to complete the daily online screener. 

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Bus capacity remains at no more than fifty students per bus.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Students are still required to be six feet apart in the cafeteria, but the 50 person limit has been removed. We are still evaluating the impact this will have on our students. We will update this information once the plan has been finalized.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No, the guidance has not changed about the requirement for districts to provide a remote option.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

Unless you have been identified as a “close contact” to someone who has tested positive, there are no restrictions for you. Continue to practice good hygiene especially around the member of your household who is self-quarantining and monitoring their symptoms.

Category: General FAQ

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and the district nurse.

  • Do stay home.
  • Do follow the health professional’s advice about the length of your self-quarantine and monitoring of symptoms.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities during the self-quarantine.
Category: General FAQ

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and a district nurse.

  • Do call your school nurse (if you are a student) or the administrator who supervises you (if you are a staff member) as soon as possible. They will connect you with a district nurse to determine the next steps. They will also complete the contact tracing to determine who is considered a “close contact” to you.
  • Do follow the advice of the district nurse about the number of days that you will need to isolate at home.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities.
  • Don’t worry that your COVID-19 status will be shared by the BPS101 staff members. There is an extremely limited number of people who will be told of your status. Anyone identified as a “close contact” to you will be called, but your name will remain confidential.
  • Don’t contact your friends, classmates,  co-workers or others about your positive test result; there are a few reasons for this request:
    • The contact tracers need time to make their phone calls. Anyone who needs to be called should hear the information from a health professional.
    • People who are not “close contacts” are not required to be tested or quarantined. There is no need to cause unnecessary worry.
    • It will help us to keep your confidential health information private.
Category: General FAQ

If a student will be absent from in-person or remote learning due to illness or any other reason, parents must report the absence to the school’s attendance line just as they normally would. If your student has been placed on quarantine, no call is necessary since the nurse will record the absence for you.

Additionally, please let your school nurse know if your student:

  • Has symptoms
  • Has COVID 
  • Has been asked to quarantine

The purpose of the notification is to keep track of the number of students unable to return to school and to determine if contact tracing is needed.

District nursing staff will still be available to walk families through the Quarantine/Contract Tracing process.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

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On-site Learning

It depends on grade level. If the student is in grades 6-12, you can contact the school administration and request the switch. Elementary students do not have the option to transfer to the BVA.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No. School will start and end at each level will remain the same. Please allow for a few extra minutes for bus routes to accommodate the extra riders.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site
  • While 3 feet is allowed, 6 feet will be maintained to the greatest extent possible. If a classroom can accommodate all learners with desks 6 feet apart, they will keep the students at that distance. 
  • Lunches will also use six feet of spacing since students will be removing their masks. 
  • At this time, the contract tracing guidelines have not changed so if a student in a class is COVID positive, anyone who is seated less than 6 feet from the student will be quarantined.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Families should contact their classroom teachers to determine how the student will be receiving their daily work and how the student can receive assistance with any questions about their work.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

No. As of April 6, 2021, the only two modes are in-person everyday or remote.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

We have been relying on families all year to do their part by practicing safe behaviors in all that they do. We will be encouraging families to be safe over spring break and follow the advice from the CDC.

If you plan to travel over spring break, we ask that you are a responsible traveler. Use the mitigation strategies of mask wearing, hand washing, avoiding large crowds, etc. to the greatest extent possible. If you have a known exposure to someone who is COVID positive, reach out to your healthcare provider for advice on whether you will need to quarantine.

For more information visit the IDPH page on travel: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel-safety-guidance

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

BPS101 is required to follow the local health department guidelines. The Kane County Health Department requires a 14-day quarantine for students and staff working/ attending schools and daycare facilities.  We will make changes to quarantine procedures when directed by the Kane County Health Department.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

When students are within 6 ft for more than 15 minutes (cumulatively in 24 hours) the current local health department policy is to quarantine exposed individuals for 14 days.  Decreased distancing in the classroom potentially increases the number of individuals who may need to quarantine if there is a positive case.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes, the new guidance is discouraging an on-site symptom screener for all students and staff. This has never been the practice in BPS101. All staff and students will continue to complete the daily online screener. 

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Bus capacity remains at no more than fifty students per bus.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Students are still required to be six feet apart in the cafeteria, but the 50 person limit has been removed. We are still evaluating the impact this will have on our students. We will update this information once the plan has been finalized.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

All students will have access to their classroom teachers during the class period whether they have selected on-site or remote. 

  • Students who have opted to learn in-person follow the Crimson/Gold schedule
  • Students who selected remote learning, learn from home
  • Some students have been identified to attend in-person every day

BHS Bell Schedule

  • Block 1 7:35 to 8:50
  • Block 2 8:55 to 10:05
  • Block 3 10:10 to 11:20
  • Block 4 11:25 to 12:35
  • 12:35 dismissal for in-person learners (grab and go lunch available)
  • Lunch 12:40-1:10
  • Student Support Hour 1:30-2:30

RMS Bell Schedule

Category: On-site

Elementary students started the school year in hybrid mode, alternating between learning at home and at school (crimson and gold days). RMS and BHS students will return to school in the hybrid mode as well. While our goal is for all students to attend every day, the hybrid mode will continue for the foreseeable future.

Here is the current calendar. This will continue to be updated as we move through the year.

* Attendance days will vary for early childhood and certain special education programs

Category: On-site

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

If a student will be absent from in-person or remote learning due to illness or any other reason, parents must report the absence to the school’s attendance line just as they normally would. If your student has been placed on quarantine, no call is necessary since the nurse will record the absence for you.

Additionally, please let your school nurse know if your student:

  • Has symptoms
  • Has COVID 
  • Has been asked to quarantine

The purpose of the notification is to keep track of the number of students unable to return to school and to determine if contact tracing is needed.

District nursing staff will still be available to walk families through the Quarantine/Contract Tracing process.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

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Remote Learning

No. Staff assignments were made based on the choices that families have made. Our mode change decision was made based on the current number of in-person students.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

No, the guidance has not changed about the requirement for districts to provide a remote option.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

All student services and support (high ability, intervention, IEP, 504, etc.) will be provided to BVA families.

Category: Remote

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

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