April 24, 2020

To Do:

Please have your 2.0 staffing plans completed by next Friday, May 1 at the latest. Be sure to enter your new plan into the 2.0 staffing templates in this shared staffing google doc.

No Contact List- Please update the disconnected secondary connections lists by next Thursday.

Information:

Hot Spots- Hot spots have arrived and the first round has been delivered to your schools. Skip provided this resource page for additional information, how to request more, the form needed to be completed by a parent who is borrowing one, and a video (or written instructions) on how to set one up at home. Please take a look at this page and be ready to share this resource for any that may need it.

Meals- As you know we have begun delivering meals to many more sights. We have four routes in Bend and another in La Pine. We have an EA riding on the bus along with the driver for each of our routes. If you need something for EA’s to do, we need subs to ride and help deliver if/when regulars are unable. Please see who is able and provide me a name and phone number. I will add it to the list and they will potentially receive a call when we need someone. The Bend routes all begin at High Desert Middle School. They all run from approximately 10:30 to 12 or 12:30. It sounds as if the La Pine routes are well-staffed. Thank you for your help with this important work.

Behavior- Hayley E. shared this great resource on stress, distress, and trauma in light of covid. Lots of info here, but important to consider when we do reopen our buildings and bring our students back.

Need some help? – There is a group of folks who have rallied some local churches around volunteer or donation needs in our BLS schools. This group of churches is wondering about adopting specific schools, purchasing gift cards for teachers who may have needs, or even doing more landscaping projects (with proper social distancing, of course), among other things.  If you have an idea that a group of volunteers could help with please let me know.

Sustainability doesn’t stop during covid– Please read from Jackie W.

It is interesting to read about how our neighbors to the north are addressing grading during the COVID 19 school closures.

You may get requests about refunds for caps and gowns. Doug Miner will refund at the end of May.  Doug asks that parents send refund requests directly to his email: www.minersgrad.com

Calendar:

WebEx with HS Administrators Monday, April 27, 1:30. Please be prepared to share something great one of your teachers is doing in their classes to promote student learning.

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