• Coronavirus Updates

    Coronavirus Update - 4/1/2020

    BELLFLOWER SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

    Governor Gavin Newsom stated on April 1, 2020 that 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 

    Please continue to check the school and district websites and our @wearebellflower social media accounts for updated information.

    If you are in need of resources such as School Meal Distribution sites or Educational Resources, please click here to visit our BHS COVID-19 Community Resources Page

    Coronavirus Update - 3/24/2020

    At this time the Department of Public Health has issued a Safer at Home order through April 19, 2020.  For this reason, BUSD will be extending our closure until April 19, 2020. This date may change as we receive new information from the LA Department of Public Health. 

    This past week, staff have been organizing professional development resources and identifying quality online resources for our teachers to use for distance learning. 

    Teachers and staff are reaching out to you to determine the best way for teachers to interact with students and parents and provide support and distance learning during the upcoming weeks. Please look for their emails or phone calls in the next few days.

    Please continue to check the school and district websites and our @wearebellflower social media accounts for updated information.

    If you are in need of resources such as School Meal Distribution sites or Educational Resources, please click here to visit our BHS COVID-19 Community Resources Page

    Coronavirus Update - 3/17/2020 - Community Resources During COVID-19

    Hello Bellflower Middle/High School family!

    We hope that you are doing well despite the unprecedented challenges we are facing. As we await to see what unfolds, we are compiling a list of resources that are available for students, families, and community members. We hope that these resources, links, and information are helpful as we navigate this journey. As with everything else in life, collaboration and teamwork is always better because we are #BetterTogether. Together we will get through this difficult time and we will look back at our response and hopefully be proud of the steps we took.

    If you have any other resources or information that would be helpful, please email them to Mr. Gil Casta‚Äčñeda at gcastaneda@busd.k12.ca.us

    We're in this together, Because Unity Creates Success!

    ~The Bellflower Middle/High School Administrative Team (Mr. Lundgren, Mr. Castañeda, Mr. Espinosa, Mrs. Whitney)

    Click here to be redirected to the page with Community Resources

    Coronavirus Update - 3/16/2020

    Bellflower Middle/High School continues to be closed and all related activities, athletics, and field trips have been cancelled from March 16th through March 27, 2020. School will resume on Monday, March 30th. If this date is extended you will be notified. We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Please continue to check the school and district websites and our @wearebellflower social media accounts for updated information.

    At this time, please continue to follow the recommendations for protecting yourself from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    Know How it Spreads

    • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
      • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
      • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Take steps to protect yourself

    • Clean your hands often
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact

    Take steps to protect others

    • Stay home if you’re sick
    • Cover coughs and sneezes
      • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
      • Throw used tissues in the trash.
      • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Wear a facemask if you are sick
      • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
      • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
    • Clean and disinfect
      • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
      • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

    For more information, please visit the CDC Website at https://www.cdc.gov/

    What you need to know about handwashing...

  • Coronavirus Update - School Closed - 3/13/2020

    The Governor of California has declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus.  Please be advised that all schools and related services/activities within the Bellflower Unified School District will be closed March 16 through March 27, 2020.  School and related services will resume on Monday, March 30.  If that date is extended you will be notified.  Please continue to check the school/district websites and social media accounts for updated information.

    Thank you and please stay healthy.

    Coronavirus Update - 3/12/2020

    The Bellflower Middle/High School Administrative Team considers the wellbeing and safety of our staff, students, and community a top priority. As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID 19), it is important that we remain attentive, informed, and calm. 

    At this time, we have NOT been informed by the Department of Public Health of any individuals (staff or students) in our District who have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends the following:

    • Stay home when you are sick. Stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or symptoms of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).

    • Limit close contact with people who are sick.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

    Bellflower Middle/High School is taking precautions by:

    • Continuing to clean classrooms on a nightly basis, including cleaning desks, door knobs, and light switches with disinfectant.

    • Each classroom will have a spray bottle of disinfectant and towel to be used as teachers see fit.

    • Student bathrooms are being cleaned and stocked multiple times during the day with soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.

    We will continue to monitor information provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and we will continue to provide regular updates as they become available.

    Thank you for your continued support. We’re in this together, Because Unity Creates Success!

    Click here to visit the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Website

    Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website

    For a document with frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 in English, please click here.

    For a document with frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 in Spanish, please click here.

    For a document about “What You Should Know” regarding the Coronavirus in English, please click here.

    For a document about “What You Should Know” regarding the Coronavirus in Spanish, please click here.