• BUSD News - Superintendent’s Update April 12, 2021

    Welcome back from Easter Break.  We hope everyone had a relaxing break.

    As you may have heard last week, Governor Newsom shared plans to open up the California economy on June 15th if two criteria are met:

    1. Equitable vaccine availability:  If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years or older who wish to be inoculated. 
    2. Consistently low burden of disease:  Hospitalizations are stable and low, and specifically, hospitalizations among fully vaccinated individuals are low.

    He also shared the Beyond the Blueprint plan. Governor Newsom shared that although the economy may open, there will probably be the need for masking to continue.  He also shared that he hopes to have schools fully open in the fall.  

    BUSD is excited to share that at this time based on the updated information we are planning for a full return to instruction as the current guidance, SB 98 that allows distance learning will expire on June 30, 2021.  BUSD will continue to follow all Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) guidance for schools.

    Parent Learning Loss Survey

    Bellflower USD uses data to identify students who need additional support to better succeed in school; however, as we continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and work to address areas of need in the coming months, your viewpoint and perspective with regard to how best to support your child is valuable. The areas identified within the survey have been determined based on feedback from parents and preliminary LCAP survey results. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. The Parent Learning Loss Survey can be found on the homepage of the BUSD website.

    Community Resources

    The Office of Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is hosting a Drive-Thru Food Distribution event in partnership with the City of Downey, LA Food Bank, L.A.Care, LA County Library, and Teamsters, Local 396.  They will be able to serve 2,500 families non-perishables and other resources - up to (2) families per car.  This event is first come, first served, while supplies last, and drive-up only.  Due to safety concerns, walk-ups will not be accepted.

    Please have everyone in your car wear a mask while driving thru. 

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    9.a.m. – 12p.m. or while supplies last, first come, first served.

    L.A. County Library Headquarters

    7400 Imperial Hwy

    Downey, CA 90242 

    Enter on Rives and Imperial Hwy

    No registration is required. If you plan on coming, practice physical distancing and make sure to have space in your car for food.  If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the event - consider sending someone on your behalf.

    High School Voter Education Week (April 19-30, 2021)

    BUSD believes that it is important to ensure that our students are learning to become active and engaged participants in our democracy.  It is never too early to motivate our students to get involved.  Students that are sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can get involved civically by pre-registering to vote.  Once pre-registered, they will automatically become active voters on their eighteenth birthday.  Links to pre-register/register are found on each school’s website under the Students tab.  Additional information can be found here.