Bett District Update - October 20, 2020

Bett District Update - October 20, 2020

Oct 02, 2020

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October 2, 2020

OCTOBER IS HEALTHIEST STATE MONTH!

Learn more about how to help Iowa kids stay healthy with healthy eating and active living! 5-2-1-0 Video | Healthiest State Initiative October newsletter


RETURN TO LEARN 2020-2021 UPDATE

Updated Guidance on Covid-19 - Face Coverings

In response to Governor Reynolds' new Covid-19 recommendations, close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days if a face-covering was worn consistently and correctly by the positive case and close contacts. The positive case still must isolate. The close contacts should self-monitor.

It is extremely important for students and staff to wear a face-covering that fully covers both the nose and mouth (not a face shield or a mask with exhalation valve) correctly and consistently and only remove them briefly for a drink or eating. The District will continue to work closely with the Scott County Health Department (SCHD) and decisions regarding quarantine requirements will be made on a case by case basis. IDPH and the SCHD are still recommending 6-foot social distancing in addition to the masking as layers of protection.

Correct worn face-coverings will protect students and staff from further quarantine. How to Proper Wear a Face Mask: Infographic - John Hopkins Medicine


Online Learning Info & Resources
Parent Training Video & FAQ

Please take a few moments to view the virtual training video and Parent FAQ document created to support parents with BCSD's learning platforms. This training will include an overview of the learning models that includes information such as accessing grades, receiving notifications, and navigating the Canvas homepage.

We hope you find these resources helpful. We will continually work to provide your students with the best educational experience possible. If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact the school office.


Keeping our BCSD Community Informed
COVID-19 Status Update

#

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

10

Individuals who tested positive

91

Individuals currently quarantining

In an effort to keep students, staff, parents, and the entire community aware of how COVID-19 is impacting our District, we plan to share as much information as possible while protecting the privacy of those affected. Following the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, we will release details by District and not by building to ensure the privacy of our students and staff. Please note we will update this data at the close of each week, and you will be able to view it on the District Return-to-Learn Webpage.

When the District is notified of a positive COVID-19 case through the health department, parent, or staff member, the building principal and nurse will begin to assist the health department in determining any individuals who may have been in close contact with the positive individual. For all close contacts, the health department and/or the school will be in contact with the family.


Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students

We are excited to share that the USDA is extending the Summer Food Service Program through Dec. 31, 2020, or while funds are available! This means we will be able to provide FREE breakfast and lunch for every child between the ages of 1 - 18 years old. This includes students enrolled in the Bettendorf Community School District, as well as any other child aged 1 - 18 years. Learn more


4TH GRADE ORCHESTRA SIGN UP - Still Available

It's not too late to sign up for orchestra! 4th grade is the year to learn to play violin, viola, cello, or bass - don't miss your chance! Visit www.tinyurl.com/bettelemorchestra for more information and to sign up online. Contact Graciela Burroughs at gburroughs@bettendorf.k12.ia.us with questions.

Watch Video - Please note: Group video clips from last school year PRIOR to COVID-19.


VIRTUAL LITTLE BULLDOG CHEER CLINIC - Register by Oct. 15

Our annual Little Bulldog Cheerleading Clinic is going virtual this year! Join the Bettendorf High School Cheerleaders in the comfort of your own home to learn basic motion technique, chants, jumps, and for our advanced learners a portion of our halftime cheer! Our virtual camp is open to all kindergarten through 8th graders. Registration deadline is October 15th. Further Questions: Contact Assistant Coach Jillian Knott - jknott@bettendorf.k12.ia.us.


ELEM FLU VACCINE CLINIC - Oct. 15 & 16

The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be available again to BCSD elementary students on Oct. 15 & 16. Parents will need to fill out a consent form.


BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Meetings | Public Input Form | Board Meeting Agendas | Board Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Meeting
Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
View the agenda

Meetings are being moved back to the Ray Stensvad Board Room in the District Administration Center with guests in BHS Library. Guests are required to wear a face-covering and maintain appropriate social distancing.

The public may also watch the meeting livestream on YouTube. If you are not able to attend and would like to provide a statement to school board members to be read at the meeting, please email cmiller@bettendorf.k12.ia.us by noon on the day of the meeting.


DISTRICT OPPORTUNITIES

HH PANERA DINE-TO-DONATE - OCT. 8
4-8 pm on Thursday, October 8th, show the HH PTO flyer at Panera and help raise funds for students.

HS FINE ARTS BOOSTERS DINE-TO-DONATE AT PORTILLO’S - OCT. 15
Thursday, October 15th, from 5-8pm, dine at Portillo’s on 53rd and help raise money for Bettendorf High School Fine Arts Boosters! Be sure to show the flyer so the boosters will receive 20% of the proceeds!

BCSD MOBILE FOOD PANTRY @ MARK TWAIN
Upcoming dates: Oct. 27, Jan. 29, Feb. 16, Mar. 23, April 20, May 18. The BCSD Mobile Food Pantry is being offered at Mark Twain Elementary School, 1620 Lincoln Rd., 5:45-7 pm. Please do not arrive before 5:30 pm. The distribution will be a park & pick-up style. Please contact Marcy Volkstorf at (563) 359-9375 or email at mvolkstorf@bettendorf.k12.ia.us.

BECOME A FINE ARTS PATRON!
Help support the students & staff of the performing arts programs in the BCSD. These programs include band, orchestra, choir, and theatre! Click on this link to take you to RevTrak. After signing in, click on the "Donations" title. From there, you are taken to the page where you can now make your contribution directly online!!


COMMUNITY VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Hand in Hand

Child Care Opportunities

Posted 8-26-20

Girl Scouts

All Girls Welcome

Posted 9-2-20

Family Museum

FM STEM! & Explore Spanish

Sept. 8 - Dec. 18

Posted 8-14-20

Bettendorf Public Library

Teentober Reading & Video Challenge

October

U.S. Army

Aviation Adventure Semi Interactive Exhibit
Oct 5 & 6 - Starting at Noon at Russell Construction - 4700 E. 53rd St., Davenport

Oct. 5-8

Figge Art Museum

Free Family Day - Registration

Oct. 10

Bettendorf Baseball Club

Tryouts for a 12-Under Team

Oct. 11

U.S. Army

Rise to the Challenge - Fitness Exhibit

Oct. 19-22

Gilda's Club QC

Virtual Noogiefest

Oct. 24

RSVP by Oct. 8



UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 5 Board of Education Meeting - 6 pm

Oct. 15 Portillo’s Dine-to-Donate for HS Fine Arts Boosters 5-8 pm

Oct. 15 & 16 Elementary Flu Vaccine Clinic

Oct. 19 Board of Education Meeting - 6 pm

Oct. 19 - 22 Elem Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 20 & 22 MS Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30- 7 pm

Oct. 22 End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 23-26 Fall Break

Oct. 26 HS Staff Work Day

Oct. 27 2nd Quarter Begins

Mobile Food Pantry @ MT 5:45-7 pm



UPCOMING HS ATHLETIC EVENTS

BHS Sports Calendar

10/VFB

10th/Varsity

10/2/20

5:00PM

Muscatine HS

Away vs.Muscatine HS

Muscatine HS

XC

Meet

10/3/20

10:00AM

Wartburg College

Away vs. Wartburg College

Wartburg College

GS

Invitational

10/3/20

8:50AM

Cedar Falls

Away vs. Multiple Schools

Holmes Junior High School

9VB

Invitational

10/3/20

8:30AM

Clinton

Black & Gold vs. Multiple Schools

Clinton MS

OCT. 5TH - OCT. 10TH

BG

District Meet

10/5/20

TBD

TBA

Away vs. TBA

9VB

Quad

10/5/20

6:00PM

Davenport Assumption

Black & Gold vs. Multiple Schools

Davenport Assumption HS

9FB

1 Game

10/6/20

6:00PM

BHS

Pleasant Valley

BHS Touvelle Stadium

GS

Meet

10/6/20

6:00PM

Davenport North

Away vs. Davenport North

Davenport North High School

JV VB

Match

10/6/20

5:00PM

BHS

Central DeWitt

BHS Large Gym

V VB

Match

10/6/20

6:30PM

BHS

Central DeWitt

BHS Large Gym

10 VB

Match

10/6/20

5:00PM

BHS

Central DeWitt

BHS Large Gym

XC

Invitational

10/8/20

4:45PM

Central DeWitt

Away vs. Multiple Schools

Central DeWitt High School

10/VFB

10th/Varsity

10/9/20

5:00PM

Dav. West

Away vs.Dav. West

Brady Street

GS

Invitational

10/10/20

10:00AM

Muscatine HS

Away vs. Multiple Schools

Muscatine High School

9VB

Tournament

10/10/20

8:00AM

Iowa City (High)

Away vs. Multiple Schools

Iowa City HS

V VB

Tournament

10/10/20

9:00AM

BHS

Multiple Schools

BHS Large Gym

10 VB

Invitational

10/10/20

8:30AM

North Scott HS

Away vs. Multiple Schools

North Scott HS



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