COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This information includes updates on Bloomington Public Schools' response plan to the outbreak of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. The situation is evolving and information and recommendations are changing daily as new information becomes available.

Distance Learning Information for Families

To support routines, students are encouraged to log in by 10 a.m. to Seesaw (K-5) or the Hub (6-12). Pre-K, early childhood special education and center-based special education students will connect with their teacher each day. We understand that schedules vary. If a student or caregiver logs in by midnight, they will be counted present for that day.  

Staff will monitor attendance as we work to stay connected and ensure supports are provided if needed. In addition to connecting daily with students and families, teachers and support staff including social workers, counselors and psychologists will reach out to any student/family not engaging in distance learning for three consecutive days.

Caregivers will check Seesaw for the day's work. The goal is to provide meaningful activities that reinforce early childhood learning domains.

Parent/Family Checklists (Español, Somali)

Students and/or caregivers will check Seesaw for the day’s work. Starting on March 30, classroom teachers will post assignments for students on Seesaw. The goal is to provide meaningful activities that reinforce academic and social/emotional skills.

Seesaw Distance Learning Tutorial Video

Middle and High School staff will post the day/week’s activities on a Google calendar linked to the Hub. Teachers will use discretion regarding the amount of time needed to complete assignments. Students will submit the Distance Learning Day activity based on the teacher’s instructions. 

Hub Distance Learning Tutorial Video

Instructors will contact students via email with specific information regarding learning materials in the case of a closure.

BTC staff will post the day/week transition activities on a Google calendar. Teachers will use discretion regarding the amount of time needed to complete assignments. Students will submit the Distance Learning Day activity based on the teacher’s instructions. 

Teachers will be available to support students enrolled in PSEO programs with organizational planning and coursework support.

Teachers will utilize Google Classroom and/or the TextNow app to text students with links to learning materials.

Students who receive special education services will have their services coordinated by their case manager. Special Education services that are listed on a student's current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be addressed through a Distance Learning model and will be designed specifically for each student.

Special Education Parent Letter

Español / Somali

EL teachers will collaborate with other instructional staff to provide continued support for English learners. Contact your child's EL teacher with questions.

Family Resources
Childcare for Essential Employees
Community Food Resources
Medical Resources
Mental Health Resources
Language Assistance
Low Cost Internet Options
Talking to Children & Young Adults about COVID-19
Additional Learning Activities
Scholastic Learn at Home
Daily projects by grade level to keep kids learning while at home.
Donations

We're grateful for our caring community! Many families and community partners have asked how they can help during this time. The district is accepting monetary donations toward meal distribution, supplies or an area of your preference