BCSD Schools Closed
Through End of School Year
Due to COVID-19
- Buildings Accepting Phone Calls
Although many of our staff are working remotely, we do have administrators and secretaries working in our buildings during the closure Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm and Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm. Please call your school or our district administration center (563) 359-3681 with any questions you have. Please don't come to our buildings without calling first.
- Pick-Up Meal Support
While we are closed due to COVID-19, Bettendorf Community School District will be providing free meals to children age 18 and under. Meal pick up is a drive–through grab and go Monday through Friday, 11:30 am – 1 pm, at Bettendorf Middle School and Neil Armstrong Elementary. In an effort to keep our staff safe and limit person-to-person contact, we ask that those driving to one of the feeding sites open the trunk of their car, or leave a seat open where staff can place the food. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Academic Support Opportunities
The district is providing academic and social-emotional support opportunities to students/parents. District faculty and staff are organized into deployment teams along curricular lines to coordinate these resources.
- Family & Social-Emotional Supports
See the family and social-emotional stupport provided by the Bettendorf Communituy School District student services support team
- BCSD Schools Closing Game Courts & Playgrounds
As a part of continued community efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Bettendorf Community School District is joining our municipal partners in closing game courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball, etc.) and playground/play structures. The district had previously closed outdoor athletic facilities (track, fields, diamonds, etc.).
- Athletics & Extracurricular Activities Suspended
State associations have suspended all athletic, music and speech practices/contact, games and performances through the end of the school year.
Information on Specific ISSUES/Questions
- What will be the last day of school?
As you are aware the original last day was scheduled for June 3, 2020. When the initial 3-week school closure was announced, the last school day was moved back to no later than June 12. This was done in anticipation that students would return to school and the standard schedule. Now that students are not physically returning to school the district will make the determination as to the last school day based on what is the best use of resources in order to achieve the goal of doing all that we can to prepare students for the 20/21 school year.
- What about graduation?
As previously stated, the district has put mechanisms in place to see that all seniors who were situated to graduate will be able to do so on schedule. The board will be reviewing graduation ceremony options at its meeting Monday night.While this board meeting isn’t physically open to the public, it is streamed live at Bettendorf Community School District YouTube page. Public comments can be made by submitting emails to Celeste Miller at email@example.com. The last day for seniors will be Wednesday, May 27. In addition to graduation, Prom will be discussed at Monday’s board meeting.
- When will school begin next year?
The current first day of school is Monday, August 24th. In her closure announcement, the Governor also waived the start date regulation which currently prevents schools from starting before August 23rd. As the district receives guidance on this waiver from the state, the Board will determine if there will be any change to the start date and any other matter related to the school calendar for next year.
- What about summer school?
If and how traditional summer school offerings will be held will primarily depend on where the state is at relative to public health measures at that time.
- What about spring activities?
The Governor also canceled the spring sport/activities seasons. It was announced that a determination about summer sports/activities will be made by June 1. District facilities will remain closed until that time unless other such guidance is provided by the state and/or public health officials.
- What about my child’s school supplies in desks and lockers?
The district will announce how this will be handled as soon as possible.