Good Afternoon BUSD Families,
This is a message from BUSD Superintendent, Tracy McSparren.
BELLFLOWER SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF THIS ACADEMIC YEAR
Governor Gavin Newsom stated today schools will not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year. The Governor states distant learning will continue.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond is to provide guidance and support to school districts regarding distant learning.
Many of you have asked valid questions regarding grades, credits, end-of-year ceremonies/celebrations, summer school, registering for classes for 2020-21, etc. At this time, we have not received any guidance or directives from the State as to how this is to be handled. The District has made it clear to the powers that be, that this should be the priority on education. These questions are also the foremost on our Board of Education's mind.
The hopes and the District’s positions are:
- Students will not be penalized or negatively affected with respect to grades or credits due to enrichment activities.The enrichment activities can only help. We expect more guidance from the State of California in these areas.
- We will be able to provide the end of year celebrations and ceremonies in some form or fashion. You have our word that we will look at all options to hold an event, even if original plans need to be modified or postponed, before canceling anything. At this point, nothing has been canceled.
- Summer school will be able to start at the published dates: June 8 - July 7, 2020
Let your State Legislators know what you deem important on the issues stated above. They need to hear from you even more than they hear from us!
Food Distribution Change
Beginning Monday, April 6, YMCA will be moving food distribution from the YMCA location to the Bellflower Unified Nutrition Center. The reason for this move is to provide a safer and more expedient opportunity for distributing food.
From the YMCA you would go North on Woodruff to Somerset then head East toward McNab. Then take McNab South to Ron Yary Way and head West. If everyone follows this pattern it will prevent traffic back up onto Alondra Blvd.
Education at Home
Teachers should have made contact with students at this time. If your child has not received information from teachers, please remind them to check their student email account. If they have not received any emails, please see your school website for information on how to reach out to your principal who will assist you.
Thank you and stay healthy!