08/10/21 Board of Education Mask Extension
Blue Valley Families,
Blue Valley Schools is eager to welcome back our students and staff for the 2021-22 school year. We are thankful to be a part of such an incredible and caring community of families, staff and administrators. This coming year will surely bring its share of challenges, but as proven over the past 17 months, we are resilient and will get through this together.
As you likely know, the Blue Valley Board of Education passed a motion yesterday to extend the Johnson County Board of Health Order requiring masks for Blue Valley Schools to include grades 9-12 and the 18- to 21-year-old program, as well as all staff and visitors, to be reviewed at least quarterly at board meetings.
As we have shared frequently the past few weeks, there are two driving forces influencing our decisions as we enter a new school year amid a continuing pandemic: The safety of our staff and students is always paramount, and keeping our students in school – in person – is critical to their long-term success and well-being.
Our staff care very much about each and every student and will do whatever it takes to provide a world-class education for our students.
This coming school year will be no different.
We will continue to follow guidance from health experts in order to provide a safe learning environment for our staff and our students and their families. We will also remain nimble, continue to listen and maintain the best learning environment possible given the current situation.
While we know there will likely be challenges ahead, we are hopeful that with these mitigation factors in place there will be brighter days and a sense of normalcy once again. We hope you will all support the teachers and administrators of the district as we start the school year with a goal of providing the best possible learning experience for your children.
Blue Valley Schools