Bexley City School District Update

February 26, 2021

An Update On Double Masking

Spring Break Travel
Students and staff who plan to travel during Spring Break are required to follow the Ohio COVID-19 Travel Advisory and self-quarantine if traveling to an area with high rates of infection.

Students and staff are expected to continue following the District’s health and safety protocols currently in place including mask-wearing, frequent hand-washing, social distancing, and staying home when sick or when any symptoms are present.

Quarantine Guidelines
BCSD follows the Ohio Department of Health's K-12 School Quarantine Guidance, which was updated January 13, 2021. You can read the full document here.

Students and adults in K-12 schools may continue to attend in-person school, even during a normal quarantine period, if the following conditions are met:
  • The school has documented COVID-19 prevention policies, including universal mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, identification and management of students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection protocols.
  • The exposure occurred within a classroom environment or while on required school transport (e.g., school bus).
  • The person with COVID-19 and any associated contacts were wearing face masks that covered their nose and mouth at all times.
  • If meals were consumed, a distance of at least 6 feet between students must have been maintained.
  • Social distancing was maintained.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)defines acceptable distancing as a minimum of 6 feet. In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics, desks should be placed ideally 6 feet apart and at a minimum 3 feet apart.

The above guidelines only apply to classroom settings. Students should not attend in-person school if they are exposed to COVID-19 outside the classroom, including during sports and other extracurricular activities, regardless of masking.

Elementary Parent Workshops
The Cassingham PTO is sponsoring a series of parenting workshops facilitated by Libby Steele, LPCC, and Matt Dunatchik, LPCC, of Gestalt Columbus. All of these workshops are for 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

March 2, 2021 Navigating the Unknown: How to help growing brains with tough transitions
Zoom link: https://bexleyschools.zoom.us/j/81866809527

April 13, 2021 - Navigating Challenges: How to develop a culture of patience and acceptance

June 8, 2021 - Learning through Play: How to foster a growth mindset and stop the power struggle

These workshops are open to all Bexley elementary school families.  All workshops will be held virtually.