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Coronavirus (COVID 19) Information

Bettendorf Community School District information and resources regarding the COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Information

Feb 27, 2020


Scott County Health Department
Iowa Department of Public Health | Center for Disease Control
Practice Social Distancing SCHD 3-14-20

BCSD Schools Closed Through April 10

  • Pick-Up Meal Support
    Will be made available to students similar to the summer meal program at Bettendorf Middle School and Neil Armstrong Elementary.
  • Academic Support Opportunities
    Our plan is to have our academic support opportunities to students/parents by Monday, March 30. This will include both academic and social-emotional supports. Currently, faculty and staff are organized into deployment teams along curricular lines. While this teaming initially slows the launch of supports, it is critical infrastructure should we have extended closure.
  • Medication Pick Up
    Any parent needing to pick up student medications housed in our nursing offices should contact your child’s school office on Monday, March 23, during normal office hours to set up a time to get the medications. Additional guidance for items other than medication will follow the week of March 30.
  • Extending the School Year
    We will plan to extend the school year. This would not extend past Friday, June 12th.
  • Wednesday Early Releases Canceled
    Wednesday Early Releases to support district professional development will be canceled through the end of this school year.
  • BHS Graduation to Remain Sunday, May 31
    Under the current closure schedule, graduation will still take place on Sunday, May 31 at 1:00 PM.
  • Supporting Student Education
    Explorations are underway as to how the district can support your child’s education during this period of closure. Updates will be provided but nothing would transpire until after Friday, March 27th.
  • Athletics & Extracurricular Activities Suspended
    State associations have suspended all athletic, music and speech practices/contact, games and performances through April 12, 2020.

District Notices to Parents

Centers for Disease Control

Iowa Department of Public Health

Fact Sheet Updated 3-4-20| FAQ Updated 3-5-20| Talking to Children About COVID-19 2-26-20

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Prevention

Prevention guidelines for preventative measures you can take to stay healthy, including:

  • Contain germs by staying home when ill until at least 24 hours after having a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper arm/elbow.
  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water.


Health Reminder - When to Call a Dr.

As a reminder heading into spring break, particularly if you are traveling; if you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:

  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.

If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.


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