Back-to-School Information (Part 2 of 2)
August 8, 2020
Guidelines for Face Coverings (Masks)
The CDC and ODH provide comprehensive guidance for the use of face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask can help to reduce the spread of respiratory illness and may decrease the chances of needing to close schools.

Face masks are required per ODH orders. Each family needs to have their child practice wearing a mask prior to the start of school and plan sending extra masks to school each day in case they would need to replace one during school day.

Please visit our BCLSD Plan of Action to Reset and Restart Education for exemptions as outlined by the ODH order. Please submit exemptions authorized by a health professional to the school nurse by Friday, August 21st.

Above is a checklist for families to use as a reference in identifying symptoms of COVID-19.
Above is a Daily Home Screening Checklist. We are asking families to assess students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the guidelines provided. Keep your child home if they are ill.
Join us in committing to keep our schools safe and students and staff. healthy by signing the Bulldog Pledge
The District is asking for a commitment from our students, parents, and staff members to do their part to help keep ours schools safe by signing the Bulldog Pledge which will be available in Final Forms. By following the recommendations of the CDC and the health department, we can reduce illness in our schools. Each parent, student, and staff member must do their part.

We are asking for your commitment to follow the district's guidelines and policies and join other students, parents, and community members in their efforts to keep our schools safe and students healthy.


Below is an example of the Bulldog Pledge you will find in Final Forms.
CDC Travel Advisories for the State of Ohio
Positivity rate is an indicator of how wide-spread COVID-19 is in a community, and ODH is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers. If the state you are traveling to becomes listed during your travel, please adhere to the guidelines.

The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. Based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates of August 5, the affected states are:
MS 25.8%, AL 19.9%, NV 19.0%, FL 18.2%, AZ 18.1%, and ID 17.5%.

Please visit the Ohio's COVID-19 website for the latest travel advisories for the state of Ohio.
UPDATED BCLSD Plan of Action to Reset and Restart Education

The BCLSD Plan of Action to Reset and Restart Education has been developed with input from our stakeholders and guidance from the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Fairfield Department of Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The BCLSD will be instituting several safety protocols to restart our schools. To view the plan of action and instructional status levels, click on link below.

Remote Learning Plan & Schedule:
Plans for RED or ORANGE Status Levels
The potential exists for the District to implement our all online/remote learning status level prior to the start of the school year or during the school year. The BCLSD Remote Learning Plan would be implemented in the event of a building level closure (Orange Status Level) or a districtwide closure (Red Status Level). Please review our remote learning plan to learn more about the daily schedules and procedures.

If the District needs to implement a Red Status Level (all online/remote) prior to the start of the 20-21 school year, our schedule will be adjusted to the following dates:

  • 8/20-8/25 Calamity Days
  • K-4 individual appointments with student/parents in-person or virtual and distribution of school items (no open houses)
  • Grades 5-12 distribution of school items and virtual meetings with students/parents.
  • 8/26 First Instructional Day, Grades 1-12. See the BCLSD Remote Learning Plan for a daily schedule.
  • 8/27 Kindergarten Staggered Start Date (school will notify parents)
  • 8/28 Kindergarten Staggered Start Date (school will notify parents)

The District will provide and deliver warm meals daily for any student requesting lunch.

Please review our Remote Learning Plan for more information.

The District will loan a Chrome device to any student in need of a device on our Red or Orange Status levels.
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Stay safe Bulldogs!
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