Dear Bettendorf Community School Families,
As you know, the 2020-2021 school year will be different than previous school years and we will be redefining what a “normal” school day looks like. Returning to school in the fall of 2020 poses many new challenges for Bettendorf Community School, including implementing mitigation measures (e.g., social distancing, requiring the use of cloth masks, social distancing, increased cleaning and disinfection regimens, increased education on health hygiene, practices, etc.), addressing social, emotional, and mental health needs of both students and staff, preparing for the probability of COVID-19 cases in the school community, just to name a few. As always, our main goal is to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students and staff as we prepare to educate students this fall. As said many times, this is a fluid and flexible situation that can change at any point. We will continue to take direction from the CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education and the Scott County Health Department.
Bettendorf Community School will be adding an addendum to our 2020-2021 Student Handbook related to our new COVID-19 guidelines/procedures. This will be coming out in the next couple weeks.
Below are a few changes I wanted to make you aware of from the health office:
Please feel free to contact your school nurse if you have any questions. As stated, this is a fluid situation and expectations, guidelines, requirements, etc. can change from day to day. Please remember that we will continue to keep your student as safe as we possibly can, but there is no scenario where we can guarantee 100% that your student will not get ill. We ask that you talk to your student about precautions they can take at school to help keep them healthy, e.g. washing and sanitizing their hands, wearing a cloth face covering, socially distancing themselves from others, etc. (I have attached some information for you to use with your student). Children model what they see and you are their biggest role model!
Your Bettendorf Community School Nurses:
ROXANNE SCHMERTMANN MSN, ARNP-BC
Nursing Services Coordinator for BCSD
Bettendorf High School (563) 332-7001 EXT 6022
ROXANNE SALDIVAR RN
BHS Program Nurse
DONNA CARLSON BSN, RN
Bettendorf Middle School (563) 359-3686
CAROL HARRIS LEINGANG MSN, RN NCSN
Grant Wood Elementary
LINDSEY BURKEN BSN, RN
Herbert Hoover Elementary
JORDAN DRANE BSN, RN
Mark Twain Elementary
MEREDITH ORTEGA MSN, RN
Neil Armstrong Elementary
KELLY CYPHER BSN, RN
Paul Norton Elementary
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