Bend Senior High School
2021/22 School Year Notice: ALL incoming freshman and sophomore students will be required to complete a new ACR form if they want to attend a high school that is outside of their new home boundary; including those who are currently attending a high school on an approved ACR. A new ACR is required due to the multiple boundary changes created by the new high school and the desire to balance enrollment across high schools. All incoming freshmen and sophomore students will be pointed to their NEW HOME BOUNDARY SCHOOL for next year.
IMPORTANT: AREA CHANGE REQUEST FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
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With the school year -- and CDL -- just underway, we understand you still may have a lot of questions. We've put together this list of FAQs to help you find some answers.
Attention Lava Bears:
We are absolutely excited to have all students back in person for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year.
In order for us to have the best opportunity to stay open in Hybrid, we are asking all students to follow strict masking, sanitation and social distancing protocols.I cannot emphasize the importance of these safety protocols enough, especially trying your best to socially distance in a school our size. We will handle contact tracing through in person live attendance.Please remember and keep in mind that Hybrid is not “normal” schooling – None of this is “normal”. We must adhere to strict guidelines and safety protocols.
Thanks for your patience, flexibility, grace and most of all kindness.We are trying to be as proactive as we can, knowing we will find ourselves in reactive mode.None of us was set up for a pandemic and information is changing constantly.We will definitely try and put our best foot forward, especially with a school our size.
1 – I so appreciate you finishing first semester strong in CDL! Reminder (tomorrow): Friday 2/5 - No School
2 - There are 2 new grading policies (A, B, C, PASS (D) and NG (F) and no zeros after 12/1/20) that teachers will be administering at the end of first semester. Many teachers have already implemented this policy.
3 - Final Grades will be posted for all first semester classes on Monday, Feb. 8. Please check your grades in ParentVue/StudentVue. If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns, please contact the teacher directly.
4 - Schedule Changes: - No Schedule Changes will be made this school year, 2020-2021. The only exception will be a true placement (level change) issue. Why, you ask? We built our schedule based on forecasting data. We built a schedule that allows students to access classes and one that is balanced. Right now our schedule is balanced, and will allow us to shift from CDL into a HYBRID model 2nd semester. If we start changing classes, and they become unbalanced, we cannot shift into a HYBRID model with the constraints placed on us from Oregon Department of Education. I ask you in advance for your understanding, patience, and grace.
5 – Hybrid Schedule – Please See above attached schedule – Please note a change in the Wednesday Schedule district wide – Attendance in the “live” WebEx (for 24 minutes instead of 45) is required – Teachers can and will be presenting new content – Teachers can assign homework through CANVAS on Wednesdays.
6 – Only 2 points of entry to the school (includes the Mods and Tech Building) – Main Entrance (all 9th and 10th Grade) / Athletic Entrance (all 11th and 12th grade) - Door opens @ 9:05a (no earlier) – Symptom checks, masking, social distancing and sanitizing hands will be required upon entry…..multiple staff will be there checking these requirements for safety…..This is only before the first period of the day…..After first period begins, all exterior entrances will be closed and locked except for the main entry; students (all grades) need to use the Main Entrance only.
7 – Attendance:Will be taken by teachers for students who are in person only.Attendance will not be taken from CANVAS.There will no longer be an “Attendance” button on CANVAS pages.If a student is not in school on their “in person” day, they will be marked absent.Attendance on Wednesdays will be taken through mandatory “Live” WebEx…. In person attendance is especially important for contact tracing.
8 – ALL meetings with staff will still be done “virtual”. This includes Counseling, Future Center, 504, IEP, ELL and teacher meetings.
9 – Before you come to school on 2/8 and 2/9 please review Hybrid Orientation/Safety Prezi presentation to all students.Here is the link - https://prezi.com/view/fEyqF46YbSj8YlmpURlc/ - This Prezi presentation was produced by Student Government.We are asking all students to view the presentation by 2/8.
10 – ALL Grades (9-12) Hybrid Safety Orientation: 2/8 will be Cohort A’s orientation day and 2/9 will be Cohort B’s orientation. Students will be following the attached Hybrid schedule – We will be having a trial run of our safety protocols for Hybrid and teachers will be going over safety protocols in their rooms these two days.New instruction will start on Thursday 2/11 for all classes.
11 – Student Expectations – Students are expected to follow proper masking (See attached Masking Poster) and social distancing requirements. Safety of All is our Number 1 Priority! If protocols are not followed:
12 – Once students are in class, they will only be allowed to leave for emergency restroom breaks. All offices and the Library are closed during class time.Materials and iPad distribution/issues will happen in classrooms.We will also have distribution pick-up times for students who were not here for in person classroom pick-up.
13 – Reminder that offices will remain closed to public for in person community visits.Please call or email…. We will set a time to meet “virtually” if necessary….All fees and fines can be paid online.
14 – WE ARE ASKING ALL STUDENTS TO WEAR BLUE AND GOLD ON 2/8 and 2/9!Please wear your best Lava Bear attire (staff will be decked out as well).
15 – Please remember “What it Means to be a Lava Bear”. The above attached poster says it all
“See” you soon…….
Much respect and admiration......
-See Attached (Will remain the same for Semester 1 and 2)- 2020-21 High School Calendar
The first 6 weeks of Semester 2 – (2/8-3/19) - Blue Day Classes Only (Periods 1,3,4,6,7B)
The second 6 weeks of Semester 2 (3/29-5/7) – Gold Day Classes Only (Periods 2,3,5,6,7G)
The third 6 weeks of Semester 2 (5/10-6/18) – White Day Classes Only (Periods 1,2,4,5,7W)
Families are encouraged to stay up to date with Bend-La Pine Schools communication by visiting the Return to School website.
A lookup tool for the 2021-22 school boundaries is now available.
NOTE: Don't forget to use the directional on your street address if you have one. For example, 520 NW Wall Street
Discover your neighborhood school through our Attendance Areas web page.
Parents wishing to send their children to a non-magnet school in another attendance area must fill out an Attendance Area Change Request form by March 1.
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Parents interested in learning how to opt out of Oregon’s statewide English language arts or mathematics testing can find more information and a required form to fill out below. Once the form is complete, return it to the main office.