BVISD School Reopening Notice August 7, 2020

Buena Vista ISD is providing notice to parents, families, and community members regarding back-to-school plans. As required, a minimum of one week prior to the start of school, the plan to mitigate COVID-19 is being disseminated to all families & posted on the District’s website. Please keep in mind the plans are subject to change.  We appreciate your patience & understanding as we continue working to ensure a safe & productive environment for all.

BVISD Guide To Reopening

Plan To Mitigate COVID-19 Summary

Phase In Process

Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19

Derechos Y Responsabilidades De Educación Durante COVID-19

BVISD School Reopening 2020

We are excited to welcome our students and staff back to school in August, whether we see you in-person or virtually. We are working to ensure a safe and productive environment for all. See below for current information regarding plans for reopening schools. Please note that details are subject to change based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities.

Key Details

Learning options

Two learning options for students

Buena Vista ISD families will select from two options for their children.

* Option 1: Full-time in-person on campus, with heightened hygiene and disinfection protocols.

* Option 2: Full-time virtual with district-provided technology.

District Academic calendar

* The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 19 See the updated school year calendar .

Grading and reporting

Grades will be taken during the return to school transition period and throughout the 2020-21 school year. They will count toward student GPAs for high school credit bearing courses. The grading system, grading scale, and number of required assignments will be consistent whether students are learning face-to-face or remotely. Students will move to four nine-week grading periods and will continue to receive progress reports every three weeks, with report cards being sent at the end of each nine-week grading period.


Before you begin the registration process you need your child's ParentPortal ID. If you do not have your child's id. contact Kim Dominguez at kdominguez@bvisd.esc18.net or 432-536-2225 x. 301

You must have already created a ParentPortal account AND verified your email address. (Verifying the email address can be done during the creation of a new account or for an existing account on ParentPortal>My Account (Email Address)). The email MUST match a parent/guardian's email address in campus's records. If you do not have a valid email address or need additional support , please contact Kim Dominguez at kdominguez@bvisd.esc18.net or 432-536-2225 x. 301 as she is our specialist handling online registration.

Ascender Parent Portal https://ascenderportal.esc18.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=186901

Should you need additional support , please contact Kim Dominguez at kdominguez@bvisd.esc18.net or 432-536-2225 x. 301 as she is our specialist handling online registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

Why isn’t BVISD offering a hybrid option like other districts?

If I choose one option and want to change the choice later in the year, can I make a switch?

How will virtual school be different from at-home learning during the closure last spring?

What if most families choose the traditional option? Would there have to be changes to accommodate social distancing or will there be a limit of how many students can select the traditional option?

How will you address social emotional or mental health concerns?

Will teachers get to choose if they want a virtual or traditional in-person schedule?

What precautions will be in place on campus?

Will students and staff be required to wear masks?

Will BVISD require daily screenings of students, staff, & visitors?

How will the school monitor bathrooms, cafeterias, gyms, and other common areas?

Will buses run?

Will social distancing be observed on buses, and how will seating arrangements be determined?

What precautions will be in place for extracurricular activities?

Will students have recess or the ability to play and socialize with other students?

What will staff do if they have to quarantine or if they get sick? Will the district provide extra sick or personal days for staff?

What happens if a student or a teacher tests positive for COVID-19?

Will the entire classroom have to quarantine and enroll in virtual school if exposure occurs? What if multiple classrooms and students/staff are impacted?

How will registration take place for the 2020-2021 school year?

Will I be able to make the choice(face:face/virtual) or does the district choose for me?

Are immunizations required for virtual school?

Will students remain enrolled if they choose virtual school? Will they lose their spot?

Will meals be provided for students who select virtual school?

Can students who select virtual school still participate in athletics and extracurricular activities?

Will BVISD provide technology?