General Reopening Plan

Planning Priorities 

The BHA Board established the following priorities in developing the plan for a safe restart to school.

  • Health and Safety - putting protocols in place that will keep students and staff as safe and healthy as possible and keep our schools open as long as possible. Stay Safe to Open!
  • Quality Instruction - providing full in-person instruction five days a week while providing an option for students who aren't able to attend in person.
  • Efficient and Safe Operations - ensuring that the regular operations of BHA can occur - while keeping in mind- staff, student, and parent capacity, space limitations, and financial resources.
  • Flexibility and Responsiveness - preparing plans that can be adjusted as new information comes in and ensuring a smooth shift to a fully virtual environment if it becomes necessary.

Health Overview

Our BHA Parent Survey 2020-2021 has affirmed a strong preference to have in-person school for students in the fall. This preference aligns with guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which "strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school." Schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being. The importance of in-person learning is well documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020.

BHA has worked to put practices in place to mitigate the risk by slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting all individuals. Everyday preventive actions, such as hand hygiene, frequent cleaning and disinfecting, respiratory etiquette, and avoiding close contact, will be used in conjunction with the specific guidelines that follow to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. BHA will continue to monitor information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and the North Shore Health Department (NSHD), understanding that these guidelines and practices must be flexible in responding to new information. The strategies presented here will also be revised and adapted depending on the level of viral transmission in the school and throughout the community. 

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