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Bakersfield R-IV Going Virtual for Two weeks
Amy Britt
Friday, October 16, 2020
Dear Parents,
Unfortunately the virus has significantly impacted our school and community to the point that the safest plan is to transition to virtual learning for two weeks.  We plan to do this for the next two weeks, October 20-23 and 27-30.  We will return to seated learning on Tuesday, November 3.  

It is our sincere hope and desire that the two weeks will be adequate time to pass all isolation and quarantine periods.  Also, if any other students and staff have been exposed, 14 days is the time frame when symptoms should present.  At that point, those persons with symptoms could seek treatment and everyone else would be able to come back.  

Teachers will be available during school hours for questions.  Many will be conducting zoom classes so if your child has a question during the time the teacher is conducting a different class in zoom, the teacher will get back with you as soon as possible.  

IN ADDITION, all teachers (unless required to isolate because they are positive for COVID) will be on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5 to 7 pm to answer questions or provide tutoring during the two weeks we are doing virtual learning.  If you bring your kids to campus, they must be healthy and wear a mask!  You may also call your teacher at school during these times.  

If your child needs a flash drive because you do not have internet, please call the office Tuesday morning.  The parking lot will be available to work from if you need internet access.  

I sincerely apologize for this.  All of us at school would much prefer seated instruction.  Seated instruction is better for kids and easier for teachers, however, with the significant numbers we are experiencing at the moment, the safest place for kids to learn for right now is at home.