COVID-19 Information

Bellevue Christian School's Reopening Plan 

Bellevue Christian has worked hard to monitor COVID-19 developments and carefully weigh decisions about returning to school while evaluating the ongoing safety of students, faculty and staff.

The Reopening Plan has involved a careful analysis of our program, our procedures, the current public health landscape locally and nationally, and guidelines issued by the CDC, OSPI, AAP, and our local health department. In light of the information available, BCS decided to begin the school year for our elementary campuses in-person, and remotely for Junior and Senior High, with a transition to in-person learning.  We believe this is the best way to serve our students and fulfill our mission to prepare students to live faithfully for Christ.

Elementary 

We made the decision with safety protocols in place, to responsibly open our elementary campuses on Sept. 3 for in-person learning (Grades K-6th). Preschool started Sept. 8 at Mack and Three Points. 

Junior High & Senior High 

Beginning on Oct. 6, we began welcoming back our Junior High and High School students four days a week.

One reason BCS waited to bring grade 7-12 students back on campus has to do with the number of individuals each secondary student and teacher come into contact with on a daily basis.  While elementary students learn in tight and predictable “cohorts” of students (and this year, those cohorts have been shrunk even smaller than usual), Junior/Senior High students each have seven rotating classes, not to mention lunch and passing periods, and may quite reasonably interact with more than 150 students on a given day, significantly increasing the likelihood of widespread transmission and making contact tracing much more difficult.   

Our hope is to return to a 5-day per week schedule for our Junior High and High School students Nov. 9. We are continuing to monitor new numbers and data points closely and could shift the date depending on what we learn about COVID-19 activity.

 

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