May 1st, 2020
Dear Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools Community,
As we begin the month of May and enter the final few weeks of the 2019-2020 School Year, the District shares this email as an update regarding several important matters for our students and our families.
Finishing our Educational Year in Positive Fashion
Students and staff are encouraged to finish the 2019-2020 school year by taking advantage of as many instructional opportunities as possible from our devoted staff. With the recently agreed to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Board of Education, administration and staff, the final four weeks of our modified academic school year due to the COVID-19 matter will include a minimum of two recorded and/or live instruction times or lessons, in addition to two hours of office time for students to email their teachers directly and ask questions through their Google platform. The cooperation between our staff, our families and our students has made for a successful transition to offsite learning during this unprecedented time, and this MOU will ensure that continued learning characterizes the remainder of this school year. Thank you to everyone for your support.
In-Car Commencement on June 13
at 1 p.m.
The Class of 2020 will be honored with an
In-Car Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, June 13
beginning at 1 p.m
. in the parking lot between the Middle School and the Football Stadium. This Commencement Ceremony will take place after a special parade that will be led by the Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Police consisting of the members of the Class of 2020 that will travel throughout the neighborhoods of the community to honor our special senior class. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools remains dedicated to providing the graduating Class of 2020 with a dignified year-end celebration that the students deserve, while following the permitted and specific commencement scenarios outlined by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine earlier this week. District leadership comparatively felt that the in-car commencement scenario provided the safest option with the greatest opportunity to share our pride, recognition and school spirit for the Class of 2020. While remaining in cars, taped portions will be played for all to watch while being live streamed on our District and our community’s Facebook pages. Once again, thank you to both Mayors and the Cleveland Metroparks for their support in helping the BBHCSD honor and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the best manner possible to BEE ONE COMMUNITY.
Families Seeking Refunds
The Board of Education has recently given direction on the use of refunds and credits due to the global pandemic, and the BBHCSD will be sharing further guidance and communication on programs affected early next week. Please stay on the lookout for this important information.
Special Recognition for our Dedicated Staff
Today is National School Lunch Hero Day, and the BBHCSD thanks the individuals who take the time to prepare healthy meals for our students, adhere to strict nutrition standards, navigate student food allergies and offer service with a smile. School nutrition professionals are truly heroes and we thank them for their service. In addition,
next week, Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 8
is Staff Appreciation Week
and the BBHCSD will be honoring our devoted staff members for their hard work and dedication to our school district.
Happy May! Please continue to do your part to keep yourself and your family safe, healthy and well!
Superintendent of Schools