MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 5-11-2021. Hello Everyone, I wanted to share a story that was put together by K-MAN 1350 and broadcast on Monday May 10th. Here is the link to the written article. https://1350kman.com/blue-valleys-four-student-class-of-2021-prepare-for-next-chapter/. It is exciting for the Seniors to get recognized. It's a great day to be a RAM!!!
What a great night for the FFA Awards Banquet!! There was an amazing turnout by the community. Mr. Meals and the FFA students did a tremendous job!
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!! Good Afternoon Blue Valley Families, In an effort to have a little fun as we are wrapping up the year, all district schools will be having a theme day tomorrow May 4th. The theme is Star Wars based, "MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU." Students and staff are encouraged to wear Star Wars themed apparel. (T-shirts, hats, etc. ). It is a great day to be a RAM!
***UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 5-3-2021 Hello Blue Valley Families, The Board and I met this morning to discuss Riley County Health Order #22 related to revoking masks. and face coverings. It was decided to make the wearing of masks and face coverings optional for the remainder of the school year. It was also decided that temperatures do not have to be taken upon entering a building or getting on the bus. We will continue social distancing as well as using good sanitizing and washing techniques to keep the spread of any illnesses as low as possible for the remainder of the year. If you would prefer that your student(s) continue to wear a mask for personal protection, please send a note through Class Dojo to your student(s) teacher so we can have direct communication about this from you. Thank you for your support throughout this year as we have navigated the pandemic together. It is a great day to be a RAM!!
UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 4-29-2021 Hi Blue Valley families, I am excited to announce that the Blue Valley Board of Education has made the decision to move the last day of school for the 20-21 school year from Friday, May 28th to Tuesday, May 25th. We wanted to get this information to you, so you are able to plan accordingly. Here are the release times for May 25th: McCormick Elementary will dismiss at 12:45 and BVHS/BVMS will dismiss at 1:00pm. This has been a challenging year full of success! I am very proud of our students and staff for battling through the hard times to make it to the finish line! It is a great day to be a RAM!!
Blue Valley Preschool Open House will be on Friday, May 14th from 8:00am to 4:00pm. See the flyer below for more information.
ARCHERY UPDATE!! 4-28-21. This message is for parents of Archery Club participants. We will not be having archery on Wednesday's because we don't have sponsors available. With May being such busy month our time is limited for sponsor availability. Our last session of Archery Club will be on Saturday May 22nd from 10:00am until 12:00pm in the Middle School Gym. We have a class of new sponsors going through the class on May 8th so hopefully we can have more opportunities. On a side note, a couple weeks ago at our first meeting, we created a sign in sheet and I asked for parent emails. I have sent a couple emails out to those parents who have students participating. Some of you are not getting the messages I am sending out. If your student participates and you haven't received an email from me please send me an email at email@example.com and I will add you to the list. We would like to have Archery Club over the summer but it depends on availability. A summer schedule will be sent out on or before our last session on May 22nd. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. I know the kids are exited about this opportunity we just need to work around the adult schedules. Thank you for understanding.
Hello Blue Valley Families. Sorry for the short notice. The road construction started today causing 15-20 minute delays for the buses from Olsburg to Randolph and vice versa. We apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE ON KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP MAY 4TH, 2021 Hello Blue Valley Families, I wanted to update you on the Kindergarten Round-up being held on May 4th from 5:30 - 6:30 at McCormick Elementary School. As the staff and I initially planned this event, a lot of thought went into how we could make it the safest way to have the “Round-up.'' We made the plans and sent the information out to the community. Since then, we have had some discussion with a variety of stakeholders about the event and we have decided to make some slight changes to the Kindergarten Round-up 2021. The date of the event will be May 4th from 5:30-6:30 @ McCormick Elementary. We will have 2 portions to the event to accommodate as many people as possible: From 5:30-6:00, McCormick Elementary School will be open for an Open House to meet Mrs. Dreith. During the Open House, parents and incoming Kindergarteners are welcome to come in the building, take a tour of the classroom and building. Parents are encouraged to not bring siblings as there will be no child care available and the playground will be closed. From 6:00-6:30, Mrs. Dreith will move outside for the drive through portion of the event so parents who want to drive up can meet her and pick up their Kindergarten enrollment packets. We hope to see all incoming Kindergarten students and family on the 4th.
Message from the Superintendent 4-21-2021. Hi Ram Families, I just wanted to update you on our safety procedures as it relates to masks. As we move towards the end of this school year and look towards next year, we feel it is a good time to look at what we need to do moving forward. After some good discussion(s) and review of what we are currently doing, it was decided to make face masks optional while outside (recess, passing period, etc.) Masks are still required upon entering and while inside the school buildings, classrooms and on buses. We will still maintain appropriate social distancing in all spaces inside and out. If we participate in events outside of our district, we will still follow what ever safety procedures are in place for that event space/district. Thank you for the support you have given us so far. It's a great day to be a RAM!
MESSAGE FROM ARCHERY SPONSORS 4-20-21. I wanted to let the Middle and High School Archers know there will be no archery club on Wednesday the 21st after school. An announcement was made at the end of the day today. There is no sponsor available. We will have it on Saturday the 24th from 10am - 12pm in the Middle School Gym. It was a great turn out last Saturday. Hope to see everyone back this week. I am working on a calendar for the rest of the year with the sponsors. Once completed I will send it out to the parents of the kids participating in the program. Thank you for your patience as we get the program up and running. It is a great day to be a RAM!!
This is a reminder to fill out the 2nd preschool survey. If you have already filled it out, thank you! If not, please fill it out by Friday, April 23rd. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdARArziLA04Lqm8XAMdqs9xE6WBwPjO3IpJaA8HhpjhuS5mA/viewform
Archery Club Reminder 4-16-21. We will have archery club for High School and Middle School students tomorrow Saturday the 17th from 10:30 -12 at the BVMS gym.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 4-14-2021 Hello Everyone! I know you are being sent a lot of surveys to complete. All of them are very important so that we can serve you and your student(s) better. I sent out a survey last week that we are using to develop the USD 384 long term strategic plan with. It is important for us to get community feedback while the BOE makes decisions on many things including infrastructure, transportation, maintenance, technology and curriculum. Your feedback is valuable. Thank you for taking the time to complete it. THIS SURVEY CLOSES ON FRIDAY THE 16TH AT MIDNIGHT. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVUSD384
The Blue Valley Preschool is changing direction to better serve the Blue Valley community. If you have children who will be of preschool age for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete this survey. Please pass along as we would like to reach as many families as possible. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdARArziLA04Lqm8XAMdqs9xE6WBwPjO3IpJaA8HhpjhuS5mA/viewform
April 8th, 2021. Hello Blue Valley Families, I need to apologize for the short notice on this, time has gotten away from me. I wanted to let you know that we will be having an Archery Club meeting for the kids, today after school from 3:30-4:30. I know this is short notice and if the kids can't attend it is not a big deal. I went through the classrooms this morning to share the opportunity with the kids and asked them to reach out to parents because there is no transportation home after the meeting. We will be sending out a schedule once we can talk about dates. Archery is not in competition with other school activities such as track, robotics or scholars bowl. It is meant to be a fun activity for kids that they can participate in while they are doing the other activities. Our plan is to have Archery one (1) time per week and maybe a Saturday morning as well so those who do other activities can still participate. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
**IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT 4-7-2021 Over the past several years the Blue Valley Board of Education and staff have been implementing district wide goals. It is time to renew and update that plan. The following survey in an initial step in that process that will occur over the next 6-9 months to develop a long-term plan. On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank you for taking a moment to provide feedback and input as the Blue Valley Board and staff work to update the strategic plan for the next five years. Please share this link with others in our community who may not follow our Facebook accounts, receive these notifications or be connected to our District webpage. Your input into this process is very important to its success. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVUSD384
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT. 3-31-21. Hi Blue Valley Families! I wanted to give a couple of quick reminders. Tomorrow April 1st the Blue Valley PTO is hosting Boots and Bling at The Bricks in Olsburg. A silent auction is being held with online bidding. you can bid on the Blue Valley PTO Facebook page. We have NO SCHOOL on Friday April 2nd and Monday April 5th. Monday April 5th, road construction between Randolph and Blaine, Kansas is scheduled to start. Be prepared for delays. Please plan accordingly. Be looking flyers from Mrs. Butler about our Spring Concert schedule currently for May 18th,
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT March 19, 2021 Good Morning Blue Valley Families, I received an email this week from KDOT that will impact transportation to and from school starting April 5th through the June 1st. Here is what I received: KDOT has a contractor that will be milling and overlaying K-16 and are planning to start the project April 5th. The contractor’s plan is to start at the US-77/K-16 junction (Randolph) and proceed east toward Blaine, KS. The project should be completed around June 1st timeframe. The contractor will be using a pilot car with flaggers, for traffic control purposes through the work zone. A typical work zone is roughly 2.5-4 miles. There will be delays to traffic up to 15 minutes. I will send updates as I received them.
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT March 16th, 2021 Hello Blue Valley Families! The district is in the process of completing our KESA (Kansas Educational School Accreditation) reporting process and we need some feedback from you. We are in year 4 of a 5-year accreditation process. Our team has been working hard to make sure each student has success and now it is time for some help from the community. There are two questions on this form. We will be using your answers to help us finish our report and present it In April to our observation team. We are collecting answers until March 23rd so everyone will have the opportunity to share their thoughts. We appreciate the time you spend reflecting on this and answering how you feel we can best serve our students. Please use this link to answer 2 questions. Thank you for your time! https://forms.gle/PYxxCLdQdhVm5Q3H7