• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    BPS REOPENING PLAN

     


  • TEACHING AND LEARNING

      School Schedules:


  • When will a decision be made regarding the model that will be adopted for September?

  • Can parents choose a fourth option such as distance learning?

  • How many students are allowed in the classroom at one time?

  • Are students being engaged to provide feedback regarding the plan?

  • Are we moving toward a hybrid model or phased in reopening model with a start date in October?

  • Will you ensure that all members of the same family are in the same cohort so that they attend schools on the same days?

  • How will parents work if children are in virtual learning?

  • Can parents who do not have options because of work schedules send their children to school?

  • If a child starts the year virtually, because a parent doesn't feel comfortable, can the parent later change his/her mind?


  • Hybrid Schedules


  • Where can changes/revisions to the Reopening Plan be found?

  • Are only core classes being taught in person and all specials done remotely, so hybrid & remote kids would take these classes together?


  • Continuity of Instruction


  • What is the plan for preschoolers?

  • What about seniors? How do we support our children with applying to college when they have missed a year of school?


  • Special Education:


  • How will the District ensure that they stay in compliance with Federal Law and IEPs?

  • Will parents of special education children have the same choices as parents who don't?

  • How will OT/PT be provided for children in the virtual model?

  • How does distance learning assist children with multiple disabilities?

  • What about the Falk, Baker, and Randolph schools? What happens when students don’t want to wear a mask? Or don’t want to stay in their seat and violate another child’s space?

  • In one of the meetings it was stated that there is progressive discipline for not wearing a mask. How will this be handled for students who have difficulty with masks due to sensory difficulties etc. how do we ensure equity in this area?

  • During one of the meetings someone responded saying that students with ADHD can get a 504 plan to not wear a mask. In cases where there is a Special Education Classroom, full of students with ADHD, what protections will be put in place for the teacher where they may be in a class full of students with no masks?

  • Will students who are enrolled in remote integrated classes still receive special education?

  • My child is enrolled in integrated classes. How is this going to work in these new class settings? I would prefer for her to have tele-therapy and not be in groups.

  • If my child did not receive any speech & a month of OT how is it that it wasn’t offered in the summer?

  • Will special education students who are in co-teach classrooms be able to attend every day or does that only refer to students in self-contained classrooms?


  • SAFETY AND OPERATIONS

      Health and Safety


  • How do you address the concern that some children cannot keep a mask on all day?


  •   Safety and Wellness


  • What happens if school opens and someone tests positive?


  •   Facilities


  • How will the bathrooms stay clean during school hours?

  • Will there be ongoing cleaning throughout the school day?


  •   Transportation


  • How will transportation be addressed?

  • How do you propose cleaning the buses between groups?

  • How will the students social distance on the buses?

  • How will students be transported to schools when there are not enough bus aides to ensure social distancing?


  • FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (COMMUNICATION PLAN)

      Communication Plan with Families/Family Engagement


  • How will all of this information regarding reopening plans be communicated to families who do not speak English?


  • HUMAN RESOURCES/LABOR RELATIONS


  • If teachers are exposed to COVID-19 and they have to quarantine, how will his/her time be charged?


  • CHILD CARE


  • What is the process in the Fall for parents who need assistance with childcare?