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BPUSD Schools Closed for all Students March 16-30

March 13, 2020
 
Dear BPUSD Community,
 
The Los Angeles County Office of Education has recommended school closures. Schools will not be in session for students beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020. At this time our schools will reopen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
 
What is a school closure?
During this time, ALL students preschool to high school and adult education will remain home. This includes after-school programs like Think Together, athletics and other extended learning options.
 
Why a two-week closure?
This allows the district to slow transmission of the illness while giving us reasonable time to re-assess the situation going forward.
 
Will there be a spring break?
At this time, we expect to hold spring break as scheduled.
 
Does the District have an instructional plan in place?
Students and families will receive communication for their school sites regarding instruction options in the coming days. The District has provided Curricular and Enrichment Resources to parents and students as voluntary enrichment activities. They will not be graded or be credit-bearing, so take advantage of this opportunity to explore academic areas your child is interested in. Go to https://www.bpusd.net/apps/pages/enrichment for these resources. 
 
How will meal programs be provided?
The District will continue to provide free and reduced-price meals that families may pick up and take with them at the following locations and times: Jones Jr. High and Bursch Elementary at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. will be set-up as drive-through service sites. Parents will have to drive through the location. Meals will be provided for the number of children in the car. Students must be present to receive a breakfast/lunch sack. 
 
How will I know if the closure is extended or other changes are being made?
The District will continue to provide regular updates with families through Blackboard Connect Ed, District website and social media. 
 
We would like to thank our families and staff for their continued support during these difficult times. 
 
Sincerely,
Froilan N. Mendoza, Ed.D.
Superintendent