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Blue Eye School District Announces Reopening Plan

The Blue Eye School District has announced their plans for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Read below to see the details of their plan.

The School district released the following statement: “The Blue Eye R-V School District is committed to providing a quality education to all students while also ensuring their safety and well-being. After tabulating the parent survey results, the overwhelming majority of parents want seated, in person learning as we return to school.

We plan to start school on August 24th with traditional seated classrooms. We will offer virtual school to those who want virtual. Someone from the school will be in touch with those that selected “virtual” on the parent survey to go over the details of the virtual education. Those that select virtual will do so by semester (meaning that if you select virtual your child will be virtual for the entire 1st semester of the 2020-2021 school year). To maintain instructional continuity and to not overtax limited staffing and resources, the district does not want students switching between the full-time in-person and virtual class schedules in the middle of the semester. If you choose to switch back to the traditional seated classroom option you may do so in January of 2021.

In accordance with MSHSAA guidance, students choosing to take virtual classes will not be eligible for MSHAAA activities.”

DISTRICT GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

HEALTH AND SAFETY –All of our buildings will follow the best safety practices possible to keep students safe.

  1. Students will be guided to wash hands multiple times a day.
    1. Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations.
  2. Large gatherings will be restricted to the amount allowed, in addition to practicing social distancing to the extent possible.
  3. Water fountains will be restricted; students are encouraged to bring water bottles from home and use the automatic water bottle dispensers.
  4. As of today, students and staff are not required to wear a face covering, however, we welcome any/all to wear one as the Centers for Disease Control state they are an important strategy to reduce the transmission of COVID.
  5. It is recommended that families check temperatures daily before going to school. Anyone with a fever higher than 100 degrees should not come to school. Students and staff should stay home if:
  • They are experiencing any of the following symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Have tested positive or are showing COVID symptoms
  • Have recently had close contact with a person with COVID
  • Visitors will be limited on campus as much as possible during the school day.

FACILITIES

  1. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the buildings.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas will occur on a daily basis at various times throughout the day. A disinfecting spray machine will be utilized in all classrooms daily.
  3. All custodians have received training on how to best disinfect and clean.
  4. Custodians will take extra precautions cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing chairs, desks, door handles, tables, etc.

TRANSPORTATION

  1. Busses will be cleaned and disinfected each time they return to the bus barn.
  2. Students will be assigned seats with family members.
  3. Students will fill the bus from the back to the front.
  4. Bus windows will be kept down to promote the flow of air, weather permitting.
  5. Transportation will continue to be provided, but it is encouraged for parents to drop off and pick up when possible.

The Blue Eye Administrators are working diligently keeping up with the changing guidelines. It is never our intention to keep you in the dark. We will update you as soon as we learn more. As you are aware, things are changing daily and we have to follow the guidelines set forth by the Missouri Department of Education. Our dedicated teachers are preparing for students and we are all committed to providing the best, safest education possible and to help each of our students succeed!

Thank you,

Dr. Doug Arnold

Superintendent

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