What will School Hours Be?

The same as regular school hours:
M, T, Th, F 9-3:30, W 9-2

What are the In-Person Learning procedures to minimize the spread of Covid-19?

Is there lunch service still available during the school closure?

Bend-La Pine Schools will serve free “grab and go” meals for kids 18 and under at 10 locations throughout the district.  More details and information are on the district’s website.

How is Bend International School implementing the state of Ready Schools Safe Learners Guidance for School Reopening?

Bend International School will adhere to the guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority on reopening schools.  The metrics state that schools must be in a county that achieves the following metrics:  Case rate: ≤10 cases per 100,000 population in the preceding 7 days and the test positivity: ≤5% in the preceding 7 days (must also be met for three weeks in a row) the following state metric must be met three weeks in a row: Test positivity: ≤5% in the preceding 7 days.  Due to the metrics not being met in Deschutes County, we are planning to open using our comprehensive distance learning plan.

What are the best ways to stop the spread of the virus?

Wear masks (properly fitting, not neck gaiters) Wash your hands frequently and before eating. Stay home when you are sick. Practice physical distancing when with people from outside your family.

Covid 19 School Reopening Plan

What is the transition plan for reopening for in person learning?

What is the cohort calendar for the hybrid in-person schedule?

How will lunch be served during in-person learning?

Families will be able to order from the BIS lunch program, on our website, and a February menu will be coming out soon and updated to our website.  Families on NFRL do not need to pay.  Lunches will be delivered to the classroom.  Students will eat outside whenever possible, and if eating inside they will distance more than 6 feet and ventilate by opening windows.

What if there is a COVID positive case within my child’s class?

You will be notified if your child was exposed to COVID and with any information regarding quarantining.  You may be notified by email and/or postal mail. We will work closely with our nurse and the LPHA to follow all health and safety protocols.

How can a BIS student check out a book from the BIS library?

What should I do if a digital learning tool is not working?

Contact our technology integration specialist Elizabeth Colvin at elizabeth@bendinternationalschool.org

How should I talk to my child about the Covid 19 virus?

Talking to your child in an age appropriate manner is essential to maintain wellness during the outbreak.  Here is guidance from local public health officials and the CDC. 

How will schools in Oregon handle potential exposures to Covid-19 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year?

Bend International School will follow the guidelines that the Oregon Department of Education has outlined for how schools should deal with potential Covid-19 exposures and outbreaks.  The guidance can be found below. 

When will the COVID 19 vaccine be available for students and their families?

 Contact your health care provider to find out about the timing for your family to get vaccinated.