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BLUE VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR

  • In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Kansas, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered all public school buildings in Kansas to remain closed through the end of the school year. View the Governor’s press conference online or read a press release issued by the Governor’s office. The school district will continue to work closely with education officials, health officials and government officials to navigate this uncharted territory and will continue to provide regular updates to staff, students and families as we work to better understand our new normal. 

  • MONITORING CORONAVIRUS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Blue Valley Schools wants families to know we are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and proactively working with state and local health partners including the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). 


    STAY HEALTHY

    One of the most important things the Blue Valley community can do right now is practice preventative measures and remind students of everyday actions they can take to slow the spread of germs and prevent illness. The district appreciates the encouraging of these healthy habits at home as well.  

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. School staff have access to preventive products like disposable wipes and hand sanitizer to use throughout the day to stop the spread of germs. District custodial staff utilize hospital-grade disinfectants and decontamination cleaning systems that sanitize both hard and soft surfaces killing viruses and bacteria.

    • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care. Children who are ill should remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

    • Review KDHE recommendations for 14-day home quarantine (updated 3/15/2020)


    If you have questions related to COVID-19, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline. Staffed by school nurses from across Johnson County. (913) 715-CV19 (2819) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    TRAVEL INFORMATION

    Blue Valley encourages families to review the latest travel notices and recommendations from the CDC and JCDHE. Please review KDHE recommendations for 14-day home quarantine (updated 3/15/2020), as the list includes popular domestic and international Spring Break destinations. Blue Valley will continue to carefully follow any and all recommendations from national, state and local health officials.


    Blue Valley Schools appreciates your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.
     

COMMUNICATION FROM BLUE VALLEY SCHOOLS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS

  • MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT TODD WHITE - MARCH 23, 2020

  • BLUE VALLEY PLAYGROUNDS REMAIN CLOSED - MARCH 20, 2020

  • FREE GRAB-AND-GO BREAKFAST AND LUNCH BEGINNING MARCH 24 - MARCH 19, 2020

  • UPDATES FOR BV FAMILIES - MARCH 18, 2020

  • KS GOVERNOR ORDERS SCHOOLS TO CLOSE THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR - MARCH 17, 2020

  • JOHNSON COUNTY NEWS CONFERENCE - MARCH 17, 2020

  • ALL BV SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 5 - MARCH 16, 2020

  • PRESS RELEASE FROM JOHNSON COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS FOLLOWING KSDE RECOMMENDATION - MARCH 15, 2020

  • PRESS RELEASE FROM JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS - MARCH 13, 2020

  • COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 13, 2020

  • SPRING BREAK TRAVEL - MARCH 12, 2020

  • UPDATED CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - MARCH 6, 2020

  • NEWSLETTER ARTICLE TO FAMILIES - FEBRUARY 28, 2020

  • NEWSLETTER ARTICLE TO FAMILIES - JANUARY 31, 2020