COVID-19 Communication - March 11, 2020

Dear BHUSD Community, 

 

Today, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As of today, we do not have any confirmed cases at BHUSD. We will take this day by day, our COVID-19 Response Plan has been activated. Until we announce otherwise we look forward to seeing you on Monday, 23rd March refreshed and ready to get back to school! 

 

We are currently experiencing an unpredictable time in our history as a nation and as a school district. I realize you are facing many questions. Thank you for all that you are doing to support BHUSD.

 

As we prepare for Spring Break I need to relay some important things to you. 

  1. Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and our community from COVID-19 and any illness. 

  1. If you visit a country or place (keep in mind, the CDC could declare warning areas within America) that is at Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 according to the CDC you must report this to Student Services (Phil Wenker, pwenker@bhusd.org) and your Principal. 

  1. Your child will be required to stay home and away from fellow students for 14 days after your return to Los Angeles and before coming back to school. This is the standard self quarantine period recommended by the CDC. At the moment these countries include China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan. Any absence due to quarantine or illness will be excused.  

Please check here for up to date travel warning information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

  1. We must be prepared for all scenarios which could include Home Learning. Depending on the grade level, this is a mix of online and workbook learning. Just as we have drills for other emergency situations we need to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, we will be sending all students home for Spring Break prepared, just in case! 

  • Grades TK - 2 will take home consumable workbooks.

  • Grades 3 - 5 will take home their school laptops. 

  • Grades 6 - 8 will use their devices at home, if they do not have access to a device please contact Kevin Allen and we will provide one to take home. 

  • Grades 9 - 12 - will take home their issued devices. 

  1. Finally, as the CDC continues to communicate, the most important preventative measure is to wash your hands. Our teachers also continue to promote frequent hand washing among students especially before they eat. Please refer to the graphic below if needed. 

Please expect to hear from us if anything changes however, for now, enjoy your Spring Break.

 

Respectfully,

Dr. Bregy 

Superintendent
 
How to wash your hands