CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

October 23

Dear BSSD Families,

Thanks for your support throughout the pandemic. We can’t stress enough the importance of keeping your child home from school if someone in your household is experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19. For instance, if a parent is ill or awaiting COVID-19 test results, all BSSD students/staff in the family must stay home. By doing so, you reduce the spread of COVID-19 and reduce or negate the number of individuals required to quarantine due to direct exposure. Please help us keep our schools safe and healthy.

This week, we had 22 reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information. The individuals who tested positive and anyone who had close contact with the positive cases will not return to school until their quarantine ends. If you were not notified, that means your student was not in the same class as the positive case, nor was your student identified as a possible close contact. Please call your school with any questions regarding COVID-19 procedures.

Later today, you can expect two more emails from the district. One is regarding finalizing your educational option for the second semester, and the other is an announcement about plans for snow days.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

October 16

Dear BSSD Families,

We have completed our sixth week of school, thanks to all of you! Your households are critical in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. If your student has been knowingly exposed to a positive case outside of school, you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by quarantining for 14 days. Direct exposure is defined as being less than six feet from a positive case for more than 15 minutes. This includes the 48 hours before a positive individual becomes symptomatic or 48 hours before a positive test for someone who is asymptomatic.

This week, we had 15 reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information. The individuals who tested positive and anyone who had close contact with the positive cases will not return to school until their quarantine ends. If you were not notified, that means your student was not in the same class as the positive case, nor was your student identified as a possible close contact. Please call your school with any questions regarding COVID-19 procedures.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

October 9

Dear BSSD Families,

Each of us plays a crucial role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. As we start to welcome the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, it is not uncommon to see an uptick in reported illnesses and absences. This year, more than ever, it is critical that we all stay home when we are sick. A new cough, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste/smell are high-risk symptoms for COVID-19. If you or anyone in your family are experiencing any high-risk symptoms, please keep your entire family home until you have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or the family members have completed their 14-day quarantine. The same rule applies if anyone has two or more moderate-risk symptoms. Moderate-risk symptoms are fever over 100.2 degrees, congestion/runny nose, nausea/diarrhea/vomiting, sore throat, headache, or muscle/body aches. By doing your part and staying home, you and your family will be reducing the spread of disease.

This week, we had 18 reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. It is important to note that five of the 18 positive individuals were already quarantined for various reasons when they became symptomatic or tested positive resulting in no direct exposure at school or additional quarantines. You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information, a link on the left side of the page. The individuals who tested positive and anyone who had close contact with the positive cases will not return to school until their quarantine ends. If you were not notified, that means your student was not in the same class as the positive case, nor was your student identified as a possible close contact. Please call your school with any questions regarding COVID-19 procedures.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,

Blue Springs School District

October 2

Dear BSSD Families,

It takes all of us to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If your child starts displaying symptoms of any kind, you may find it helpful to reference the Jackson County Health Department’s “Can my child to to school today?” flow chart. This flow chart is used by our schools to help determine if, when, and how long an ill student needs to stay home from school.

This week, we had six reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information. If someone in your student’s class tests positive for COVID-19, you will be notified. If your student is directly exposed to a positive case, you will be notified, and given a date your student may return to school following their quarantine. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 procedures, please call your school.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

September 25

Dear BSSD Families,

As we wrap up our third week of school, we want to commend all our students and staff for following COVID-19 safety precautions to keep our schools safe and open. You can help by keeping your student home if they were exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual outside of school. By staying home due to direct exposure, your student and family are helping to reduce the spread of the virus in our schools.

This week, we had eight reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information. If someone in your student’s class tests positive for COVID-19, you will be notified. If your student is directly exposed to a positive case, you will be notified, and given a date your student may return to school following their quarantine. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 procedures, please call your school.

If you have unresolved technology questions, please call the help desk at 816-874-3242 from 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

September 17

Dear BSSD Families,
Thank you for your partnership as we work to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. One of the many precautions we have in place to mitigate the spread of disease is by asking all of you to keep your children home if someone in your household has possible symptoms of COVID-19. As a reminder, that would be one high-risk symptom: new cough, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell or two or more moderate-risk symptoms: fever over 100.2 degrees, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, and muscle or body aches. COVID-19 symptoms vary in every person, and keeping well students home when someone in the household is sick is a critical part of preventing the spread of the disease. Please call your school office with questions about quarantine timelines.

This week, we have seven reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. You may view our district dashboard for more information. If someone in your student’s class tests positive for COVID-19, you will be notified. If your student is directly exposed to a positive case, you will be notified, and given a date your student may return to school following their quarantine. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 procedures, please call your school.

Students who have district-issued devices and need technical support may email the help desk at helpdesk@bssd.net. Emails need to include your school abbreviation (BSHS, VSE, MRMS, etc.) in the subject line. Visit our student technology webpage for more information.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

September 11

Dear BSSD Families,

Welcome back to school! Thanks for your partnership as we all work through arrival, dismissal, and technical issues the first few days of school. Our students have been doing a great job of following the COVID-19 precautions of wearing masks, sanitizing/washing their hands, and social distancing. Thank you for reinforcing these important precautions at home.

Every Friday, you will continue to receive a COVID-19 update from the district. Every week, usually on Fridays, you will receive an email from your child’s school with the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at the school. If someone in your student’s class tests positive for COVID-19, you will be notified. If your student is directly exposed to a positive case, you will be notified, and given a date your student may return to school following their quarantine. Since September 7, we have had six reported cases of COVID-19 in our schools. A dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases throughout the district will be available on our website soon.

All students/staff members must stay home when they are ill to reduce the spread of disease. COVID-19 symptoms include a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever over 100.4 degrees, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle or body aches. Your family can help reduce the spread of disease by keeping all your students home if anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Each case is unique, and your administrator will determine school quarantine policies. Please view our daily health assessment, found on facebook, and symptoms guidelines for more information.

Students who have district-issued devices and need technical support may email the help desk at helpddesk@bssd.net.  Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m until September 14. Emails need to include your school abbreviation (BSHS, VSE, MRMS, etc.) in the subject line. Visit our student technology webpage for more information.

Don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

September 4

Dear BSSD Families,

This unconventional school year brings many changes necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. All in-person students and families need to allow more time to pick up and drop off daily. Parents/guardians will not be permitted to leave their car. Please plan ahead by taking photos at home or visiting your school on a non-school day to allow plenty of room and time for back-to-school photos.

As a reminder, every in-person student is required to wear a cloth or disposable face covering. Please consider sending two or more with your student, so they have backups if necessary. Water fountains are closed at every school, and students are encouraged to bring a prefilled water bottle. Water bottle refilling stations will remain open across the district. A or B line school meals are free until further notice for all students, including our distance learners.

If your student is returning to in-person school, please help us reinforce the necessary precautions to reduce the spread of disease. Students need to wear their mask at all times. Exceptions may occur during breakfast, lunch, recess, and P.E. Students should sanitize/wash their hands throughout the day, including when they enter school, use the restroom, before they eat, after they eat, before recess, and after recess. Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and throughout the school. Students need to practice social distancing whenever possible.

It is critical for all students/staff members to stay home when they are ill. COVID-19 symptoms include a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever over 100.4, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle or body aches. Each case is unique, and your school administrator will determine school exclusion policies. Please view our daily health assessment and symptoms guidelines for more information.

Students who have district-issued devices and need technical support may email the help desk at helpdesk@bssd.net or call 816-874-3242. Emails need to include your school abbreviation (BSHS, VSE, MRMS, etc.) in the subject line. Visit our student technology webpage for more information.

We look forward to welcoming all our students back to school in just a few short days. We appreciate your compliance, understanding, and flexibility as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community. And, as always, don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

August 28

Dear BSSD Families,

Our School and Nutritional Services team is hard at work planning to feed our students breakfast and lunch safely. Each student will receive a lunch badge to be used for touchless payment. You may add money to your student’s lunch account now through School Café. School Café is also where you will find applications for free and reduced meal benefits or where you will find any negative meal balances. Please visit our Food and Nutritional Services webpage for more information. To-go meals will be available for daily pre-order for our distance learning students. Contactless meal pickup will take place at every middle school. More information regarding student meals will be available next week.

As a reminder, we encourage those of you who can transport your child to and from school daily to do so. We know that taking your child to school is inconvenient, but doing so will reserve bus transportation only for those families that have no other choice. Parents who are working from home might consider a carpool system with neighbors. For those families utilizing bus transportation, we need your help in mitigating the spread of disease on the bus by not sending your student to school sick and following our transportation policies for 2020-2021.

High school athletics/activities have been approved to continue with fall programming as scheduled. Due to the pandemic, spectator attendance will be limited. More information may be found by visiting the webpage.

Be on the lookout for an email later today containing more information and links for the upcoming Schoology trainings. And, as always, don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,

Blue Springs School District

August 14

Dear BSSD Families,

School supply lists are available for students in grades K-8. New to the supply lists this year are cloth or disposable face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. EPIC Foundation is once again providing nearly all of the supplies for in-person kindergarten students. Students in grades K-8 participating in BSSD Distance Learning will find asterisks next to recommended BSSD Distance Learning Supplies. Students in grades 9-12 should be prepared with basic supplies such as pencils, pens, paper, and folders. Once school begins, each teacher in grades 9-12 will communicate any additional supplies necessary.

Thanks to those of you who completed returning student enrollment. If you have not already done so, please contact your school for more information or assistance. Enrollment information is critical as we continue to plan for the upcoming school year.

In order to provide a seamless classroom experience for in-person school and BSSD Distance Learning, the district has adopted Schoology as our new Learning Management System. Starting September 1, parents/guardians have the opportunity to participate in virtual informational/training meetings. Visit the webpage on Schoology for more information.

Next week, you will be receiving an email from Peachjar, the district’s new online community flyer distribution system. To ensure you receive the emails, you may want to consider adding school@peachjar.com to your approved email list.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and Welcome Inn will continue through September 4. School lunch pickup sites will be closed through at least August 24.

The Return to Learn guide, along with all the reopening information we’ve shared over the summer, may be found on our website. All school offices are open and available to receive phone calls. You may also want to consider following @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

August 6

Dear BSSD Families,

Over the last couple of months, we’ve released a lot of important information to you about reopening our schools this fall. All the information may be found on the main page of our website under the heading, Recent News. This includes the Return to Learn guide and the new 2020-2021 school calendar. You may also want to consider following @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.

Please don’t forget to complete returning student enrollment before it closes on Sunday, August 9, at 5 p.m. Enrollment instructions for students returning to the district and new students may be found on our website. Incoming kindergartners who have already completed enrollment and screening are considered returning students and will need to complete online enrollment. Enrollment is complete once all forms have been filled out, and all obligations and lunch debt have been paid.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and Welcome Inn will continue through August 21. School lunch pickup sites will be closed through September 8.

All school offices are open and available to receive phone calls. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your school with questions.

Thank you for your partnership in education.
Sincerely,

Blue Springs School District

July 31

Dear BSSD Families,

District enrollment and residency verification (which includes uploading a current utility bill) will take place online this year. Enrollment opens for returning students today, Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m. and new students on Monday, August 3, at 10 a.m. Enrollment and residency verification for returning students will close on Sunday, August 9, at 5 p.m. You may find these instructions and video tutorial to be helpful. Incoming kindergartners who have already completed enrollment and screening are considered returning students and will need to complete online enrollment.

During enrollment, you will be asked to verify your educational option of either In-Person School or BSSD Distance Learning. If you select BSSD Distance Learning, you may not switch to In-Person School until second semester. The enrollment process also includes a question about bus transportation. As a reminder, if your family is able, please plan to transport your student to and from school daily so that bus transportation is reserved for families who have no other option. All school offices have reopened for the year, so please contact your student’s school with questions.

Comprehensive guidelines for reopening school will be released on Tuesday. The guide will provide more detail regarding COVID-19 protocols, distance learning details, and safety precautions. Until that time, it is important for you to know that we’ve made a change to the safety precautions for the coming school year. For the safety of our students and staff, cloth or disposable face masks will be required at all times during In-Person school for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check out this video for more information.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and Welcome Inn will continue through August 21. Students will have access to breakfast and lunch meal pickup at James Lewis and Thomas Ultican Elementary Schools from 11:30-12:30 until, today, Friday, July 31. School lunch pickup sites will be closed through at least August 24.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

July 24

Dear BSSD Families,

Thank you for taking the time to select In-Person School or BSSD Distance Learning for your student. At this time, about 17% of students have opted for BSSD Distance Learning. It is still our intention to open school as scheduled on August 24. District leadership, along with the various COVID-19 task forces, continue to work on plans for the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to update you weekly, or more frequently, if and when plans change or evolve.

Bus transportation will look different this school year to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All bus riders need to commit to riding five days per week. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be required on the bus. All buses will be disinfected thoroughly every night, and high touch-point areas will be cleaned between every route. If it is feasible for your family, we encourage you to drop off and pick up your child daily. This will reserve bus transportation for those in our district with no other option to get to and from school. Please help us continue to plan for in-person school by completing this short survey. Please fill out one survey for every BSSD student.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and the Welcome Inn will continue through August 21. Students will have access to breakfast and lunch meal pickup at James Lewis and Thomas Ultican Elementary Schools from 11:30-12:30 Monday-Friday until July 31.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

July 17

Dear BSSD Families,

The deadline to choose your student’s educational option for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended to Wednesday, July 22. If you have not done so already, please complete this form for each student in your household. The selection deadline may seem early to many of you, but it gives us the necessary time to plan for the upcoming school year.

We know there are still many questions regarding co-curricular activities, as well as protocols for when we have positive cases of COVID-19. We will communicate that information as soon as it is available. You may find these frequently asked questions to be helpful when making your decision.

Abundant Life Church is giving away free back to school items and more at their drive-thru fairs in Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit. Please click here for more information on community resources during the pandemic.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and the Welcome Inn will continue through July. Students will have access to breakfast and lunch meal pickup at James Lewis and Thomas Ultican Elementary Schools from 11:30-12:30 Monday-Friday in July.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

July 10

Dear BSSD Families,

We are excited to welcome students back into our buildings for face-to-face summer school on Monday, July 13. Please check out our summer school and Prime Time safety guidelines. Students will need to bring a few essential supplies and a pre-filled water bottle with them daily.

On Tuesday, all of you received the educational options for August-December in the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete this form by Friday, July 17, for each student in your household. Families will need to decide if their child will attend In-Person School or learn from home through BSSD Distance Learning. We put together a list of frequently asked questions that you might find helpful as you decide which option is right for your family.

Summer meal dropoff sites at Autumn Place, The Ridge, and the Welcome Inn will continue through July. Starting on Monday, July 13, students will have access to breakfast and lunch meal pickup at James Lewis and Thomas Ultican Elementary Schools from 11:30-12:30 Monday-Friday in July.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

July 3

Dear BSSD Families,

We look forward to welcoming your students back to school for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school. Our school day will look a bit different this summer. Please check out the Summer School and Prime Time Safety Guidelines for more information on our summer safety precautions. Please note that per the current mandate by Jackson County, all students must wear a face mask unless they have a medical exemption. The summer safety precautions are subject to change based on city, county, and state restrictions.

If your student(s) requires medication during the day, please fill out the Medication Information/Sign-In Sheet and send it with your student on the first day of the program.

You will receive more information from your student’s teacher on July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Sincerely,

Blue Springs School District

June 26

Dear BSSD Families,

We look forward to welcoming your students back to school for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school. Our school day will look a bit different this summer. Please check out the Summer School and Prime Time Safety Guidelines for more information on our summer safety precautions. Please note that per the current mandate by Jackson County, all students must wear a face mask unless they have a medical exemption. The summer safety precautions are subject to change based on city, county, and state restrictions.

If your student(s) requires medication during the day, please fill out the Medication Information/Sign-In Sheet and send it with your student on the first day of the program.

You will receive more information from your student’s teacher on July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

June 19

Dear BSSD Families,

We look forward to welcoming your students back to school for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school. Our school day will look a bit different this summer. Please check out the Summer School and Prime Time Safety Guidelines for more information on our summer safety precautions. Please note that per the current mandate by Jackson County, all students must wear a face mask unless they have a medical exemption. The summer safety precautions are subject to change based on city, county, and state restrictions.

If your student(s) requires medication during the day, please fill out the Medication Information/Sign-In Sheet and send it with your student on the first day of the program.

You will receive more information from your student’s teacher on July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

June 12

Dear BSSD Families,

We look forward to welcoming your students back to school for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school. Our school day will look a bit different this summer. Please check out the Summer School and Prime Time Safety Guidelines for more information on our summer safety precautions. Please note that per the current mandate by Jackson County, all students must wear a face mask unless they have a medical exemption. The summer safety precautions are subject to change based on city, county, and state restrictions.

If your student(s) requires medication during the day, please fill out the Medication Information/Sign-In Sheet and send it with your student on the first day of the program.

You will receive more information from your student’s teacher on July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

June 5

Dear BSSD Families,

Virtual Summer School begins today for our students in grades 6-12. Session I for high school students runs from June 5-July 2, and middle school virtual summer school runs from June 5-July 31. Students who are enrolled in virtual summer school who experience technical difficulty while using district software or a district device should email HelpDesk@bssd.net. Please type the word summer in the subject line, describe the issue, and attach a picture of the error code if you can.

Face-to-face summer school will run from July 13-31. Registration forms are due on June 13. Due to current circumstances submitting a registration form does not guarantee enrollment. Summer school is contingent upon restrictions, enrollment, and staffing.

Task force meetings are underway as we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year. In the next couple of weeks, you will receive COVID-19 parent surveys by way of email and text message. Your participation in these surveys is much appreciated, as the data collected will play a key role in our planning process. If you do not already receive text updates from the district, please text the word YES to 67587 to opt-in.

Don’t forget to visit one of our summer meal sites to pick up breakfast and lunch for your student. As always, please consider following us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Sincerely,
Blue Springs School District

May 29

Dear BSSD Families,

There is so much we do not know about the 2020-2021 school year, yet our focus remains the same. The Blue Springs School District is always committed to providing exceptional education in a safe and nurturing environment. Plans are in place to collect data from our community and feedback from many task forces throughout June. The task forces, which include parent participation, will discuss a variety of topics concerning returning to school in the fall, and the results will help guide us in our planning process. The Blue Springs School District is prepared to serve all students during these uncertain times, whether it be the more traditional on-site schooling or online virtual education. The district has an option that will be right for you. We appreciate your patience as we continue to develop these plans, and as promised, more information will be released to you when it is available.

Registration information for on-site summer school and Prime Time Summer Journey was sent earlier this week. The programs are contingent upon restrictions, enrollment, and staffing. Both programs will observe social distancing guidelines, and Prime Time Summer Journey students will not participate in field trips. Please click here for information and registration.

The summer food program begins on Monday, June 1. It will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lakes Elementary, Daniel Young Elementary, Franklin Smith Elementary, James Walker Elementary, Brittany Hill Middle School, and Blue Springs High School. Extra food will be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that our students will have meals on the off days.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.
Stay well,

Blue Springs School District

May 22

Dear BSSD Parents,

Congratulations on making it through the school year. The last couple of months were filled with parades, celebratory yard signs, and drive-thru pickup. It was not always easy, but your efforts are admirable, and your partnership is always appreciated.

As our world continues to change rapidly, we aim to provide you with relevant and consistent communication. Throughout the summer, you can count on the Blue Springs School District to deliver weekly COVID-19 updates to your inbox on Fridays at 10 a.m. We know that when it comes to the 2020-2021 school year, there is great anticipation and uncertainty, but rest assured that we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff.

In conjunction with 27 schools in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference, high school activities will be re-opened in two phases. Phase I will begin on June 15. Students will be allowed on outdoor campus facilities in groups of 50 or less. Phase II will start on June 29 to include summer workouts and practices. Restrictions, precautions, and protocols will be followed during both phases.

Virtual summer school applications for students in grades 6-12 can be found here. High school registration forms are due back today, May 22, and middle school registration forms are due back on June 1. Face-to-face summer school will run from July 13-31, and Prime Time will open on July 6. Prime Time students must participate in face-to-face summer school. Registration information for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school will be available early next week.

As a reminder, the last day of meal service drop off and pick up was yesterday. Please click here to view the final BSSD Quarterly of the year, which also details the summer food program.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information @BSSDnews.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

May 15

Dear BSSD Families,

With one week left in the school year, hopefully everyone can find comfort in the fact that we did it! The end of this school year may have been unconventional, but we all persevered and made it together. We want to send a special shout out to the Class of 2020! We’re hopeful that our graduates will be honored in a traditional ceremony at Municipal Auditorium on July 19. Blue Springs South High School’s ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., followed by Blue Springs High School at 5:30 p.m. All Valley View High School graduates will participate in a traditional ceremony on July 14 at 7 p.m. at their school. Graduates from all three schools will be given six tickets to reduce the number of people in attendance.

As we look to the future, we can’t help but think about the 2020-2021 school year. Please rest assured that the district has plans in place to collect feedback from many task forces throughout June. The task forces, which include parent participation, will discuss a variety of topics relating to health and safety, face-to-face schooling, and curriculum and instruction. It is our goal to update you in mid-July with information about the next school year.

As a reminder, the last day of meal service drop off and pick up will be Thursday, May 21. Our summer food program will begin on Monday, June 1. It will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lakes Elementary, Daniel Young Elementary, Franklin Smith Elementary, James Walker Elementary, Brittany Hill Middle School, and Blue Springs High School. Extra food will be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that our students will have meals on the off days.

Virtual summer school applications for students in grades 6-12 can be found here. High school registration forms are due back on May 22, and middle school registration forms are due back on June 1. Face-to-face summer school will run from July 13-31. Prime Time will open on July 6. Prime Time students must participate in face-to-face summer school. Registration information for Prime Time and face-to-face summer school will be available in the coming weeks.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing education with distinction while maintaining the safest possible environment. Thank you for your partnership in education, and don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

May 8

Dear BSSD Families,

As our last day of school approaches, we are preparing to return student supplies. All elementary schools will operate supply pick up and packet collection on May 18. District middle schools are collecting district materials and distributing student supplies the week of May 18. The high schools will hand out supplies and collect materials the week of May 18 and May 25. Please be on the lookout for more information from your child’s school with the details.

Change continues to be inevitable, and your flexibility is appreciated. Virtual summer school sessions for students in grades 6-12 will run from June 5-July 2 and July 6-July 31. Face-to-face summer school has been extended and will operate from July 13-31. Summer school enrollment information will be shared with parents next week.

Don’t forget to visit our website to find weekly lunch pick up and drop off locations, along with tech tips. Check out this page for more information on community resources available during the pandemic. And, don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay well,
Blue Springs School District

May 1

Dear BSSD Families,

District staff continues to prepare for the summer to the best of our ability. Virtual summer school will be offered from June 8-July 31 for students in grades 6-12. Course guides and registration information was sent via email Thursday evening. In-person summer school enrichment programming will be provided for students K-12 from July 20-31. Please check your email in the coming days for more information on summer school.

It is our goal to open Prime Time Summer Journey as soon as possible, but realistically operation may not begin until sometime in July. We know that families count on us for this critical service, and we will continue to update you as information becomes available.

Starting next week, the meal service pick up and drop off will not operate on Fridays, beginning May 8. Extra food will be distributed every Thursday to include lunch for Friday and breakfast for Saturday. Meal pick up and drop off locations will continue through Thursday, May 21. The district still plans to operate the summer food program beginning in June. More information will follow.

Don’t forget to visit our website to find weekly lunch pick up and drop off locations, along with tech tips. Check out this page for more information on community resources available during the pandemic. And, don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay well,

Blue Springs School District

Posted April 24

Dear BSSD Families,

The only thing certain right now is change, but despite that, we continue to develop plans for the summer. We know that many students and families count on us for childcare and education during the summer break. You can expect more information regarding summer school and Prime Time next Friday.

The Class of 2020 has been asked to save the weekends of July 18-19 and July 25-26 for a rescheduled graduation ceremony. We hope that by the middle of July, we will be able to gather in large groups, and depending on the directives from our state and local government agencies, we will host graduation ceremonies. Additionally, the district’s Public Relations team is collecting senior photos to be used for publication in the summer BluePrint magazine. Please help us celebrate the Class of 2020 by emailing JPEG files to info@bssd.net.

We cannot thank you enough for your commitment and patience as we all do our best to educate our students from home. Don’t forget to visit our website for more information on weekly lunch pick up and drop off, along with tech tips. Check out this page for more information on community resources available during the pandemic. And, don’t forget to follow @BSSDNews on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay well,

Blue Springs School District