Hello BIS Families, I hope this final newsletter for the 2019-2020 school year finds you all safe and healthy. It is hard to believe it has been over 60 days since we were last together in the building at BIS and we only have one week until the official last day of the school year. It is unfortunate and sad that we have missed so many fun events including: the BBT School Carnival, field trips, civic engagement day, Dash-n-Splash and many others. However, as difficult and unfortunate as this pandemic has been, the BasehorLinwood students, staff, parents and community have stuck together and worked hard to ensure our students did not lose the opportunity to continue their learning. I have been on many Zoom meetings and witnessed student work and projects they have completed, as well as some of the fun social activities staff have implemented during those meetings. It has been very impressive to see the effort that many have put forward during this difficult time. While we all know having the students in the building provides a better education, we also know that students, staff and parents have grown in many ways through the continuous learning process. I would like to wish our 5th grade students the best next year in middle school. We would normally have a meeting to discuss the transition with them, as well as get to see them make their last walk out of BIS. While it is disappointing, I have no doubts that this group of 5th grade students are going to rise to the challenge of middle school and will continue to be successful. My advice to all of them would be: continue to work hard, be respectful, make good decisions, set your goals high and believe in yourself! GOOD LUCK 5th grade, we are proud of you and we are going to miss you. We would like to share with you that we are planning a “reverse parade” for the students and staff. On Friday, May 22nd from 12:30PM to 2:30PM many of our staff will be in front of BIS sitting/ standing along the sidewalk. Our staff would love to see as many of our students drive through the car line as possible. We hope you are able to be part of it. We would ask that you only drive by and wave. We ask that you do not stop and that all students and parents remain in their vehicle. There is so much uncertainty about what is next and how we will move forward in the future. While the unknown is difficult for all of us there is one thing we do know, as long as we all continue to work together and do what is best for our students, we will make it through this and be stronger than ever.
I hope each one of you have a fabulous summer!