School Reopening 2020-2021

  • This page contains information regarding the plans for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

     

    LINKS TO REOPENING DOCUMENTS

    BMPRSS Revised Remote Learning Plan

    Reopening Plan for 2020-2021 - Updated 12-01-2020

    Reopening FAQ

     

    RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

    Requesting Remote Instruction

    Accessing your child's cohort information

    Finding Child Care Flyer

    Decision Tree for Student Illness

    How to Wear a Mask

    Cloth Face Coverings for Children

    Mask Mythbusters

    Pediatricians Answer Top 10 Questions Regarding Child Face Masks

    Special Education FAQ

     

    COMMUNITY FORUM RECORDINGS

    Introduction

    Bruno M Ponterio Ridge Street School

    Blind Brook Middle School

    Blind Brook High School

     

     

    REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

    Reopening Guidance from NYS Education Department

    COVID-19 Flow Chart Decision Tree

     

    SURVEYS

    BBMS/BBHS Student Input Survey 

    Results from Parent-Partner Reopening Survey

     

     

    COVID-19 Testing
    Blind Brook UFSD is not equipped to conduct testing in the event of a large-scale outbreak. We have a standing relationship with the Westchester County Department of Health and in the event that testing is required, we will defer to the Westchester County DOH for any required or relevant information. This information will be disseminated through our communications platform.

    Testing is readily available in our community. Students, staff or visitors requiring COVID-19 testing should contact their health provider, a local urgent care, federally qualified health center or visit the NYSDOH website to locate a nearby testing facility
    https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.


    Contact Tracing
    The Blind Brook School District will notify the state and local health department immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual within school facilities or on school grounds, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors of BBUFSD.


    To assist the local health department with tracing the transmission of COVID-19, BBUFSD has developed and maintained a plan to trace all contacts of exposed individuals in accordance with protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program.

    Districts may assist with contact tracing by:

    • Keeping accurate attendance records of students and staff members
    • Ensuring student schedules are up to date
    • Keeping a visitor log that includes date and time address and phone number, and where in the school they visited
    • Assisting the local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual in accordance with the protocol, training, and tools provided through the NYS Contact Tracing Program
    • Informing the local health department of a staff member testing positive regardless of county of residence.
    • For all contact tracing, the DOH will require the name, address, and phone number as well as the name and phone number of the guardian of a student.

    If/when COVID-19 cases are discovered, in consultation with the local health department BBUFSD will do the following:

    • Close or quarantine locations of potential exposure for 24 hours, if possible
    • Clean and disinfect locations as necessary
    • Provide DOH with information as required

    Confidentiality must be maintained as required by federal and state laws and
    regulations. Staff should not try to determine who is to be excluded without guidance
    and direction from the local health department.