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August 18, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
The first day of school for BCSD students is Monday, August, 24th.
Dear BCSD Parents/Guardians,
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to the 2020-2021 school year! As you are aware, this school year will be different than any other school year due to the challenges of COVID-19.
As a school community, we will be redefining what a “traditional” school day looks like. The opening of the 2020-2021 school year poses numerous challenges for the Bettendorf Community School District, including the implementation of mitigation strategies (i.e. social distancing, use of facial coverings, good hygiene practices, etc.); addressing the social/emotional/mental health needs of our students and staff; and preparing for the probability of COVID-19 cases within our school community. We will continue to take direction from the CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and the Scott County Health Department.
We appreciate your continued patience, grace, and flexibility as we work through the challenges of COVID-19 in launching the 2020-2021 School Year. Despite these challenges, BCSD staff and the community have been working tirelessly to ensure that our students have access to a rich, meaningful educational experience in a safe environment. I am confident in our ability to persist through these challenges and continue our long standing tradition of excellence.
Thank you for entrusting the Bettendorf Community School District staff with the education of your student(s). It is a privilege we do not take lightly.
Dr. Michelle Morse
DISTRICT OFFICES/BUILDINGS CLOSED - August 19th
The District offices and buildings will be closed tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 19th, from 7:30 am - 10:30 am for our annual staff back-to-school in-service. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
RETURN TO LEARN 2020-2021 UPDATE
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. As we prepare to welcome our students back to school on Monday, August 24th, we wanted to highlight a few updates:
HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE - Changes in health services for 2020-2021 School Year
NUTRITION SERVICES UPDATE
MEALS AVAILABLE TO ONLINE LEARNERS (Hybrid & 100% Online Learning)
The District Transportation Department will be making modifications to the transportation model to facilitate the Hybrid Learning Model. Below are the highlights of the changes we are making:
Donation to BHS Ping Pong Club
Directors approved a $500.00 donation in memory of Tyler Hurd to the BHS Ping Pong After School Activity fund from David Roberts Consulting Group, St. Charles, IL.
Issuance of RFP for Professional Design Services for Herbert Hoover Elementary Addition & Renovation
Directors approved an RFP plan for Professional Design Services for Herbert Hoover Elementary Addition & Renovation as presented. A recommendation is scheduled to be made to the BOE September, 21st. The scope of the project is an addition for a secure entry, administrative spaces, and renovations to other spaces in the school.
PARENT & STAFF NOTIFICATION
The Bettendorf Community School District uses the SchoolMessenger system to communicate with parents and staff. You do have the ability to adjust message delivery preferences or opt out of General Notifications, Early Release/No School Reminders, and School Delays & Cancellations Due to Weather. Update your preferences through https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com or by contacting Celeste at (563) 359-3681, ext. 3005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. - Learn more
PARENTS & SCHOOL SAFETY
The safety and security of Bettendorf Community School District students and staff is of utmost importance. The district has a comprehensive crisis plan developed in cooperation with Bettendorf police and local emergency management agencies. The plan is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Our schools also have well‐established security measures for the safety of students and staff including: visitor check‐in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and police liaison officer support. To assure that you receive information in an emergency, please be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date in Infinite Campus.
Information for parents on emergency notifications (Also available in school handbooks)
P3 CAMPUS SAFETY APP
The Bettendorf Community School District works with QC Crime Stoppers and other area school districts in providing P3 Campus as one of our safety initiatives. P3 Campus is an anonymous tip reporting solution designed specifically for the educational community. School community members can report about a wide range of concerns including: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons, or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others through the P3 Campus mobile app or through any web browser at P3Campus.com.
BULLDOG BOOSTERS APPAREL ONLINE STORES
RUN WITH CARL – Going the Social Distance
To keep the Quad Cities Community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while furthering Run with Carl, Run with Carl is going SOCIALLY DISTANCED!
Lace up your running/walking shoes and hit the pavement in honor of Carl, run the RWC route, and post a selfie tagging #RWC2020! Run with Carl will still be collecting donations to directly benefit the Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley School Foundations through our RWC PayPal. Later this summer, there will be a SPECIAL EDITION shirt released for purchase to commemorate the year, so be looking for more information about that coming soon!
COMMUNITY VIRTUAL BACKPACK
Sept. 8 - Dec. 18
Aug. 24 1st Day of School for Students
Aug. 27 HS Sports Kick-Off
Aug. 28 HS Football vs Washington (Away)
Sept. 7 No School - Labor Day
Sept. 8 Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting - 6 pm
Sept. 11 HS Football vs Davenport Central (Home)
Sept. 15 Mobile Food Pantry - 5:45-7 pm Herbert Hoover Elementary
Sept. 18 HS Football vs Davenport North (Home)
Sept. 21 Board of Education Meeting - 6 pm
Sept. 25 HS Football vs Pleasant Valley (Home)