District employees love seeing what families are doing to keep busy during school closures! Keep posting to Facebook! Knowing that schools will be closed by mandate through at least April 7, 2020, we will again be providing food vouchers for qualifying families next week at the District Office on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We will maintain the same process used yesterday and ask for a 1 in - 1 out process to insure recommended social distancing. Please contact the District Office at (309) 772-9461 with questions or to seek assistance. The discussions surrounding e-learning around the state continue. We have ongoing concerns that have not been addressed about the inequity this leads to between students who have online access and those who don't. We'll watch for guidance from our Regional Office of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education and work on ideas to be ready. Please stay tuned for information regarding parent-teacher conferences later today. Maybe together we can all wish for sunshine?
A Skylert has been issued to our school community. It saddens us to share that today, Governor Pritzker announced a state-wide shelter in place and extended the closing of schools through Tuesday, April 7. For now, our current district calendar had staff and students returning on Monday, April 13 following our customary days of non-attendance surrounding Easter weekend. District administration will work with the Board of Education and state agencies to determine if a change is needed to bring students and staff back on Wednesday, April 8, which is the earliest day allowed under the current directive. Our hearts go out to our families struggling with childcare and work closures. I know teachers miss their students and everyone is ready to go back to school. Please continue to reach out if you need assistance. School and district phones and emails are monitored daily. We will continue to provide updates, as necessary, here. Please check back daily. Thank you and stay safe.
We have not received any additional information regarding extending the school closure, and so remain cautiously optimistic that we'll be able to welcome students back on the 31st. If your child is struggling with the take-home activities, please don't add additional stress to your home. This is just one of the many choices that are available to keep students engaged until they're able to return to school. #proud2BPC
Our thoughts are with our families today as they began a long 2 weeks of school closure. There is no new information to share today. Like you, we continue to hear recommendations that schools should remain closed for a period longer than 2 weeks, and at least 1 state has cancelled school for the remainder of the school year, however we have not been notified of extended closure at this time. Please continue to monitor this page and scroll down to see information provided in previous posts. Take care.
We have good attendance throughout our buildings today and teachers who are excited and grateful for another day in front of students. Packets will be mailed home for those students unable to attend today. If you have a student who takes medication while at school, please contact Kristi White, our district nurse, at (309) 772-9464 to arrange for that medicine to get home while schools are closed.
For families who plan to pick-up their food voucher today from the District Office, please park in the staff parking lot at the High School (across from the bus barn) and enter through the Superintendent's Office door (you'll use the buzzer to the left of the door). This will help us minimize traffic through the High School. Hours for pick-up are 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm today and again next Monday, March 23. Contact us as (309) 772-9461 if you have questions.
All school and district offices will close after school today for a mandatory, all-staff meeting. All school and district office staff will monitor voicemail and email throughout the closure. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question or concern, or if you need assistance.
Please continue to monitor this page for updates and to scroll through previous postings below to get information about school activities and events. We do not have information regarding activities and events that are scheduled to occur past the current mandated 2-week closings.
We will continue to use this page as often as necessary and provide additional resources when available. If you are using a mobile device to access this page, the Resources will appear at the bottom of your screen. Please remember to update your Skylert notifications in the event a Skylert notice is necessary. Click here for a summary of options you are encouraged to select to get accurate and timely information. Thank you.