July 28, 2020
Hello Students, Parents, and Community,
I wanted to take this opportunity to summarize the work we have done to prepare for the return of our students to school on August 24th. With the input of administration, staff, and school board we have put together a plan to help insure the safety of our students and their families, the community, and our staff members.
The following list has been completed so far:
· Plexiglas in the office and cafeteria
· Main entrance camera (all doors will remain locked during the day)
· Disposable masks ordered and received
· Reusable cotton masks ordered and received
· 1 to 1 devices (6-12)
· 55 gallon drum of hand sanitizer ordered
· Hand sanitizers ordered for each door (inside and out)
· By Board motion, we will have a closed campus for all students
· Current Attendance Policies will remain in place (always case by case)
· Limited out-of-district acceptance
We will ask that everyone who enters the school buildings use hand sanitizer and wear a mask. Students will be asked to wear masks while passing in the halls and be allowed to remove them in the classroom as they remain in their seats. We will provide social distancing in the classrooms as much as possible. Teachers will also be required to wear masks while in the buildings but while lecturing and teaching from the front of the room they too will be able to remove their masks.
Campus will be closed this year and all doors will remain locked during the school day. We have installed monitors and speakers at the entry doors and parents will be able to communicate with the front desk. Upon entry we are asking that parents and visitors use the hand sanitizer and wear a face covering. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
The busing situation will be a tricky one. We will assign seats to the students and they will be asked to sit with siblings at all times. We will try and group students the same each day to avoid unnecessary contact. Because social distancing will be impossible we will ask that students wear a mask at all times on the school bus. Busses will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
Sanitary wipes will be provided and students will be asked to wipe down their desks before each use. Extra cleaning supplies and tools will be used to wipe down high traffic areas and sanitize them throughout the day.
Even though we are few in numbers, we will stagger recesses and lunch periods to create smaller groups. This may result in shorter lunch periods than in previous years to make the schedule work for everyone.
Please call the office if you have question or concerns, 352-4445.
The Bliss School District is seeking a full-time Para-professional aide. For more information contact Michele Elliott, Clerk, Bliss School District #234, P.O. Box 115, Bliss, ID 83314 phone (208) 352-4447. Application available at www.bliss234.org. EOE
Registration forms to expedite the registration process.
All registration forms must be complete for each student being registered.