Good afternoon BCSD Parents/Guardians,
This document is intended to serve as a resource that will provide you with information regarding your student’s remote learning experience beginning Monday, November 23rd, and concluding on December 9th. Students will return to the regular hybrid learning model on December 10th. Additional information that is specific to your student’s school will also be communicated separately by each building principal.
BCSD students are required to participate in school and complete all assignments each day. Parents/Guardians whose students are too ill to participate need to call their school office to report their absence.
Canvas will continue to serve as the District’s learning management system during remote learning. All links for live instruction can be found on each teacher’s Canvas homepage.
Bettendorf Community School District will be providing free curbside meals to students who are 18 and younger. School breakfast and lunches will be available for pickup at Bettendorf Middle School and Neil Armstrong from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on November 23, 24, 30, December 1 – 4, and December 7 - 9.
Each meal will contain lunch for the current day, as well as breakfast for the following morning, with the exception of November 24. On November 24, we will be providing 3 breakfasts and lunches during meal pickup times. The lunches will be for November 24, 25, and 27, and the breakfasts will be for November 25, 27, and 30.
Since all food is “grab and go,” the plan to feed students allows parents to line up in their vehicle in the school parking lot. Please stagger arrival times to avoid congestion. A staff member will come to you and ask the number of meals you are requesting. They will deliver the meals to you in your vehicle. Please do not exit your vehicle.
No food will be consumed on-site.
If you would like your child(ren) to receive meals but do not have a form of transportation, please contact Miryam Andrews-Ohlman, Outreach Coordinator, at (563) 468-3715.
If your child has a food allergy and needs a meal accommodation, please contact Kayla Leu at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to pick up.
Food is being stored and prepared following our local Health Department and Federal USDA guidelines and regulations. All foods are intended to be consumed immediately or refrigerated within 2 hours of pickup. Refrigerated items should be discarded within 3 days (with the exception of juice and milk).
If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Leu, Director of Nutrition Services, at email@example.com.
The school building locations are listed below:
Neil Armstrong Elementary
3311 Central Ave.
Use the entrance off of Central Avenue. Look for the yellow sign that reads “Meal Pickup Entrance”
Bettendorf Middle School
2030 Middle Rd.
Use the entrance off of 18th Street. Meals will be available at the main entrance. Look for the yellow sign that reads “Meal Pickup Entrance”
Remote Learning Schedules & Expectations
Return to Learn FAQ
Check out the District’s Return to Learn FAQ for answers to common questions.
The social and emotional well-being of all students is equally important, and they will continue to have access to mental health services during remote learning. School counselors will be available to meet virtually with students as needed. Each school has established a protocol for how to access social and emotional support and will communicate this to students and parents through school newsletters.
Special Education & 504 Plans
Bettendorf Schools will continue to meet the needs of all students through remote learning. Since school began, we have worked with families to create individualized plans for hybrid learning as well as preparing for a move to remote learning. Plans outlined in individual education plans (IEP) encouraged collaboration with families on how students' needs could be met if this transition occurred.
Page I in IEP’s outlines how services will be provided. These plans were created in the first weeks of school, and we’ll implement those plans as we support students remotely. Special education students will continue to be served by special education staff, supported by paras, and in many cases, continue work with general education staff. Since safety is our main concern, our current plan will be to virtually serve students with IEP’s during this short move to remote learning.
Students with 504’s will still be provided the accommodations laid out in individual plans. School counselors are case managers for these plans and will continue to collaborate with all staff to relay items detailed in each 504 plan.
If questions or concerns arise, please work with the case manager for your student to determine how the school can respond to helping each student be successful in our temporary move to remote learning.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s principal. We appreciate your partnership in the education of your student(s).
Wishing you and your family a blessed and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.