Health Alerts

STAYING HEALTHY & WELL IN BRAHMA NATION

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, and schools play an important role in this effort. Please review the BISD Homepage and this site for the most up-to-date information regarding the District's efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Brahma Nation. 

​Bellville ISD will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  The BISD Board of Trustees will continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00am to make decisions to facilitate learning and supports for the duration of our closure. Updates will be posted on the district website and Facebook Page. 

Please see the updated FAQ specific to Bellville ISD by clicking the link available HERE

SUPPORTS FOR CONTINUED LEARNING 
Please see the links below for information on the provisions our BISD team of educators have created to support continuity of instruction during the duration of the District's closure. All resources are intended to support students' continued progress and minimize learning gaps to the greatest extent possible.  Resources are intended to provide support only. Students will not be penalized for anything they are not able to complete or access during this time. 

Hard-copy resources are available to be picked up from campus offices on Tuesdays from 7:30am-11:30am. Any work completed during the period of closure should be retained at home and submitted upon our return to normal District operations. 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Families interested in checking-out a District-issued Chromebook should fill out the survey linked HERE Our BISD Tech Team will reach out to parents to coordinate the device check-out process. 

If at any time our parents or students need technology support, please submit a request on the form available HERE and one of our BISD Tech Team members will reach out to assist you. 

CONTINUED PROVISION OF FOOD SERVICES
BISD will continue to provide free breakfast, lunch, and snack items to students for the duration of our school closure.  Meals can be picked up from 11:30am-1:00pm at Bellville High School and West End Elementary Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday.  For those who are unable to pick-up meals but would like to receive them please email awerner@bellvillebrahmas.org or call (979) 865-7017.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please see the resources linked below for additional information. See BISD COVID-19 Vol. 2 for responses to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). See:  [BISD COVID-19 Vol. 1], [BISD COVID-19 Vol. 2], [BISD Food Services]


COVID 19

COVID-19 Overview

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus.  There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.  At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that caused it and stopping the spread through everyday good hygiene practices such as: 

  • stay home when sick;
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow;
  • wash your hands as frequently as possible;
  • if you cover your mouth or nose with your hand, avoid touching other objects;
  • frequently touched objects such as door knobs, toys, and light switches should be sanitized regularly;
  • avoid putting your hands in your eyes, ears, nose, or mouth;
  • do not share cups, eating utensils, drinks, towels, toothbrushes, etc.
  • use disinfectants to clean classrooms and households regularly; wipe down tables and desks, etc.;

To better understand the nature of COVID-19, please see the video released from the Center for Disease Control provided HERE

The number of cases of COVID-19 identified in Texas is growing. To see an updated list of identified cases please see the to the Texas Department of State Health Services provided
HERE. Worldwide data regarding the trends of progression and predictions for spread is available HERE.  Mapping of COVID-19 is available HERE.

The Texas Education Agency has up-to-date and comprehensive information available
HERE

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English)
COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Stop the Spread of Germs (English)
Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)

Joint Efforts to Support Continued Learning
Internet Discounts in Response to COVID-19
Guidance on Expanded Internet Coverage Options

Information for Employees:
FMLA Provisions-COVID 19 (English)
FMLA Provisions-COVID 19 (Spanish)
 

BISD Encourages Continued Learning
Although BISD is currently closed due to the Corona Virus, we encourage students to continue learning at home during this extended break.  Please access the resources provided below to support continued learning during this time. BISD suggests students read, work, and play to keep their minds active and stimulated. 

Recommended Daily Activities: 
  • Rise & Shine: Take care of personal hygiene & eat breakfast
  • Work:Assist with  household chores
  • Learn: Spend 45-60 minutes three times daily engaging your brain
  • Play: Be creative and physically active
  • Bedtime: Keep as much routine as possible 
Available Online Learning Resources: 
Availability of Hard-Copy Resources: 
  • Hard-copy resources can be picked up from campus offices on Tuesdays from 7:30am-11:30am. 
  • Completed student work should be held at-home and turned-in upon the District's return to normal operations.
  • Evidence of student work will assist our team in knowing how to best support students upon return to school. 

Grades, Class Rank, GPA, & Course Credit (Spring 2020): 

BJHS Course Selection: 

Please use the Google Classroom Course Codes shown below to assist us in moving forward with course selection for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year. 
 
  • Incoming 6th Graders: xgnpjax
  • Incoming 7th Graders: nisjdid
  • Incoming 8th Graders: 6k3iisa




Hard-copy resources can be picked up from campus offices on Tuesdays from 7:30am-9:30am. 
Hard-copy resources can be picked up from campus offices on Tuesdays from 7:30am-9:30am. 
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