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

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.

School year calendar

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

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?