BVSD is CURRENTLY operating in Phase 1: Home Learning only.
K-2 Return to In-Person Learning Planned for September 29th
We know families have millions of questions about K-2 students returning in-person. We do not have all the answers yet but will share as much as we know as we know it. Here is a summary of current plans:
Full classes of K-2 students will be invited back with their teacher 4 days per week (no A or B groups or staggered days of the week).
Each class will be kept separate from other classes of students during the school day (They will have their own bathrooms, their own separate recess and separate lunch areas within the cafeteria or other spaces).
Students will be asked to wear masks but can remove them when eating or when outdoors. Students will also be asked to wash hands frequently.
Students will not be required to stay any distance apart from peers within their class. They will be expected to remain at a 6 foot distance from anyone not in their class.
The number of staff that can be with groups of students will be limited.
Parents must do a screening form prior to the student arriving at school. Forms are in Infinite Campus and are available hard copy. Any student who arrives without a submitted screening will be screened and a call home will be made to arrange for screenings to happen prior to the student arriving at school in the future.
Here is the district website with Reintroduction Plan information:
3rd-5th Grade Remain in Home Learning
Update Expected September 22nd at BVSD Board Meeting While the district did announce opportunities for Outdoor Learning for 3rd-5th students are permitted, we do not yet have specific guidelines for those and therefore no specific plans as of yet. We are also awaiting the September 22nd board meeting when the district will announce whether any changes will be made to the 3rd-5th grades.
Dear Wonderful Whittier families,
Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! This year will be a year like no other but I am confident in our amazing community of families and staff to make the most of it. I know there are many, many questions out there so here is a link to FAQs that I am hearing so far and that I will continue to add to including notes from my Google Meets for parents.
Technology support: Our IT Service desk is available and now has bilingual support if you have any issues with your device and setup or are in need of repairs. You can contact them at 720-561-HELP or at IT@bvsd.org.
Please do not hesitate to call the main office if you need anything at 720-561-5431. Also, Alexis Batko, our FRS Coordinator, is back to support families with any financial or other needs and she can be reached at 720-561-2422 after August 10th. We hope that together we can remain focused on our IB vision: as civically-engaged community members, we can all improve our world through intercultural understanding and respect.
BVSD will be distributing several meals’ worth of food items and fresh produce to families every Monday.
New Parent Resources Page for Home Learning
Please spread the news with your staff and families! We have a new "Family Learning Hub" page designed to support families with information about SeeSaw and Schoology, links to childcare, food resources and support about seeking help. This webpage is a work in progress so let families know to check back frequently. Feel free to share this link with your community.
The educational foundation, Impact on Education, will once again be providing school supplies to students whose families cannot afford them, as part of the Crayons to Calculators program.
One kit will be provided to each student who needs them. The kits have been safely prepackaged for:
- Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
- Middle/High School
Tuesday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.