Please Note: Revisions, deletions, and additions to this document will occur between now and Friday, August 20. as clarifying documents are received from the Department of Education and the Delaware Division of Public Health. Changes made after August 20 will be noted in the Revisions Log channel. Purple font will be used in the document to denote changes made after August 20, 2021.
Dear BSD Parents/Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,
At the June 2021 Board of Education meeting, the District announced its intent to return to a traditional school year format with all students receiving in-person, face-to-face instruction five days per week. The ability to do so was made possible due to the state’s lifting of the bus capacity restrictions and easing of the social distancing requirements for classrooms. Since that time, Building Principals and District departments have been in the throes of planning to make the safe return of all students in-person a reality on August 30th and 31st.
In doing so, we will follow all safety guidelines of the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DDoE). BSD's protocols, procedures, and expectations outlined in the Health and Safety channel of this website meet or exceed recommended actions and standards to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, families, and community to the best of our ability through the use of layered mitigation strategies.
Every year, the District has a small group of students that require an alternate educational experience. While we are not offering a remote learning/hybrid option, we will make homebound instruction available to students who meet the medical criteria and are approved through the District’s existing process. If you believe your child has a medical or mental health condition that could prevent them from attending, please contact your child’s Building Principal to initiate the evaluation process.
Please know that we will continue to monitor local, state, and regional conditions. BSD is in frequent contact with DPH, DDoE, and other health agencies involved with COVID-19 mitigation and response for the safety and well-being of our students, families, staff, and community.
We are thrilled to welcome you and your child back to in-person learning this school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.
Please Note: The content detailed in this plan is based on the information known to the District as of the date of its publication and is intended to supersede any conflicting District rules, protocols, or guidelines during the time of its application. Changes will most likely need to be made periodically given the fluid nature of COVID-19 spread, as well as evolving medical research, improved data sets, changes made to local, state, and national orders and regulations, and other factors. To continue to meet the needs of students and our community, this plan will be reviewed and adjusted, as necessary. A running list of all changes will be cited on the Revisions page. Stakeholders will be notified by email and/or phone message of substantive revisions, additions, and deletions.