District to host second Return to Learn virtual engagement event
Bloomington Public Schools and BEC-TV are teaming up to co-host another live virtual community engagement event to present its Return to Learn plans for schools in the fall.
The Return to Learn Community Engagement event is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The live virtual event will be carried on BEC-TV, and available for streaming on Roku, Apple TV, or the BEC-TV website. Visit the BEC-TV website for details on how to watch.
District leaders will present the educational model it will implement when the school year begins on Aug. 31. The educational model will be aligned with the state’s final guidance, which is expected to be announced the week of July 27-31.
Presenters will also provide plans for Bloomington Online School, the district’s new fully online school for grades K-12; special education and social emotional learning services; support services; and health guidelines.
Viewers will again have a chance to submit questions prior to and during the event.
“We are hoping for the best outcome to get students back into school, but we are prepared for any scenario we may face this school year,” said Superintendent Les Fujitake. “All of our plans are subject to change based on the status and severity of COVID-19 in our area, and state and public health requirements.”
Fujitake also praised the various workgroups of school and district leaders, teachers, support personnel, parents, and health and safety experts for helping to shape the educational models and Return to Learn plans.