Bett District Update - October 30, 2020

Bett District Update - October 30, 2020

Oct 30, 2020


October 30, 2020


Thanks to the support of the Paul Norton PTA, Mrs. Boblett’s 2nd through 5th grade vocal music students are learning the ukulele this year.They will continue learning to play throughout their upper elementary years.


Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by being infected with the new coronavirus, and flu is caused by becoming infected with influenza viruses. In addition, COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than the flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It also can take longer before people show symptoms, and people can be contagious for a longer time. Another important difference is that while there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, there is a vaccine to protect against flu—and this year, getting your flu shot is more important than ever.

The best way to prevent infection with COVID-19 or the flu is to continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands frequently, continue using the BCSD Daily home screener, and stay when feeling ill, stay home. Symptom Table Graphic

Safe Snack List Updated

Due to COVID-19, students are still no longer allowed celebration/birthday treats or deliveries. No items were removed from the list. A few items were added (listed below):

Crackers: Keebler brand graham crackers - (includes Scooby Doo graham cracker sticks); Nilla Wafers; Fig Newtons; Nabisco Barnum's animal crackers; Ritz crackers- **HIGH ALERT: NO Ritz Bits cheese or peanut butter**

Crunchy Snacks:Beanfields Bean Chips and Cracklins, The Good Bean Crunchy Chickpea Snacks; Sensible Portions Veggie Chips;Pringles 100 calorie pack original

Keeping our BCSD Community Informed

COVID-19 Status Update


For the week of Oct. 27 - 30 (New cases)


Individuals who tested positive


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 offer FREE breakfast and lunch for every child between the ages of 1 - 18. This includes students enrolled in the Bettendorf Community School District and any other child aged 1 - 18 years. Learn more


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

Upcoming Meeting
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 -
Meetings are held in the Ray Stensvad Board Room in the District Administration Center with guests in the 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 by noon on the day of the meeting.


The next BCSD Mobile Food Pantry will be Tuesday, January 19th, at Mark Twain Elementary School, 1620 Lincoln Rd., Bettendorf, 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
Upcoming Dates: Jan.19, Feb. 16, Mar. 23, April 20, May 18


Check out the November issue of the Healthiest State Initiative! October is Healthiest State Month!


Buy a “My Heart” Hy-Vee Bag - Support Athletic Boosters
Bettendorf Athletic Boosters has been chosen to participate in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag program! For the month of November, pick up a $2.50 reusable Red, "My Heart" Bag at the Hy-Vee on Devils Glen Rd and Bettendorf Athletic Boosters will receive a $1 donation for every bag sold! Your contribution helps raise funds to provide student athletes with the equipment and resources they need to be successful.

Granite City Dine-to-Donate Nov. 15 for BMS National History Day Program
Help support the Bettendorf Middle School National History Day Program by dining at Granite City on Sunday, November 15th. Present the flyer when placing your order or mention you are supporting BMS National History Day.


Materials are posted for informational purposes only. This does not imply Bettendorf Community Schools District's endorsement of them.

Family Museum

FM STEM! & Explore Spanish

Sept. 8 - Dec. 18

Posted 8-14-20

Scott County Health Department

Resources for Halloween Safety

Cub Scout Pack #84

Invitation to Herbert Hoover Kindergarteners

Posted 10-27-20

In From the Cold QC

"Non-Event" Mayors Hunger Luncheon


UI Alumni & Friends

Hawkeye Haiku Writing Contest - Grades 3 +

Oct. 21 - Nov. 18

Family Museum

Monster Mash

Oct. 29-31

Putnam Museum

Putnam Explorers - Grades 1-4

Nov - April

Girl Scouts

Open House for BCSD Girls | Link to FB page

Nov. 7

Bettendorf Baseball Club

Wiffle Ball Tournament

Adults - Dec. 27

Grade 3-8 - Dec. 28


  • Nov. 1- Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov. 2 - Board of Education Meeting
  • Nov. 3 - Election Day
  • Nov. 15-21 - American Education Week
  • Nov. 16 - Board of Education Meeting
  • Nov. 19 - HS Conferences
  • Nov. 25-27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break - Offices Closed


BHS Sports Calendar

Saturday, October 31, 2020





Swimming: Girls Varsity JV

(Date changed from 10-24-20)

vs. Multiple Schools..@Muscatine High School Gym

Carver Pool

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