Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how BEES is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.
We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.
Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.
Last updated: August 19th, 2020
Blended Learning Schedules UPDATED Feb 2021
BEES will now only operate two groups of students for learning.
In person students in classes 601, 602, 701, 801 and 802 will attend school 5 days a week. Hours 8:30 - 2:00 PM
Full remote students in classes 603, 702, 703 and 803 will attend online school fully remote 5 days a week. Hours 8:30 - 2:00 PM
We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.
- Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults and students.
- Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.
- Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you.
- Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.
- Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
- Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.
We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days.
- If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free!
- If your students experience internet-connectivity issues with their iPads, they can request help through the Technical Support for Families form
- Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days.
Tips for At-Home Learning
How can I help my child be successful with at-home learning?
Create a structure for academic learning at home:
Try to keep your child on a routine, this will make it easier for them if they transition back to school.-
Make sure their schoolwork time fits with your family's schedule.
Address the physical aspects of learning at home:
Let your child pick out their school space at home and help set it up. Give your child recess or relax time during the day. Physical activity is an important part of supporting overall health and offers both cognitive and emotional benefits.
Create different seating options for your child using items you have at home. For example, office chair, beanbag, stool, the floor or allow them to stand.
Support your child's behavioral and social-emotional needs:
Your child should be able to earn a reward based on behavior or amount of work completed
- Your child should have clear expectations on how to earn their reward.
- Try not to get frustrated with yourself if you don't understand what your child is learning. School curriculum has changed a lot over the years. We are all in this together; reach out for assistance!
Remote Learning Expectations
During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
- Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.
- When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.