BBCA remains committed to maximizing our students' in-person education while keeping our school community as safe and healthy as possible. We are praying for God’s protection and wisdom so that we may make decisions that may not always please everyone, but will serve our community to the best of our ability.
We have looked to the CDC, Bulloch County Schools, and the State of Georgia for information. We will use discretion where we can and implement rules and guidelines accordingly. We believe our policies must be flexible in responding to new information, and we must be willing to refine our approaches when specific policies are not working. We want to operate smartly, safely, and sensibly while promoting a positive learning environment for our students.
Last year, it was God’s provision and the vigilance of parents that limited the spread of COVID in our school. You, the parents made the difference. Parents held their child(ren) home if there was a cold, a cough, or the sniffles. They got their child tested and did not reintroduce the child until they were sure we were safe. This year we are relying on the same efforts and protection.
If a student contracts COVID: the ill student(s) can return to school and end isolation once the following are met:
If a student has direct exposure but it is not yet determined whether the student is infected, students should:
If there are any signs of illness, please have the student tested, and only then return after receiving a negative test. Direct exposure may be in the classroom, at home, or at other extracurricular or social activities.
As far as having cold, fever, cough or other symptoms, again we will rely on the vigilance of our parents. Erring on the side of caution served us and will continue to serve us.
At this time:
• Limit class to class interaction
• Having students eat lunch in their classrooms.
• Implement a temporary mask mandate while on campus.
• Send a specific class home for a period of time if cases are isolated to specific grades.
• In the event of increased cases across the school, we could enforce a temporary school-wide closure in an effort to stop further spread.