Several Classes Cancelled Due To COVID 19 At Broken Bow Schools

Broken Bow Public Schools released a statement Saturday night. August 15th cancelling classes for several grades after discovering more positive COVID 19 cases.
The statement said the district “currently has three confirmed positive staff members and 24 members who have been quarantined”. School for pre-k and 6 through 12 grades will be cancelled through August 21st. Classes for for those students will resume on Monday August 24th. All students in Kindergarten through grade 5 will continue classes as normal on Monday August 17th.
The district will now require all students and staff to wear a mask at all times from August 17th through September 7th.
The full statement released Saturday evening is below.

PLEASE READ–IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!

Bow Nation,

I would like to update everyone on the COVID status of the Broken Bow School District.  The district currently has three confirmed positive staff members and 24 staff members who have been quarantined by the Loup Basin Public Health Department.  Therefore the decision has been made to cancel all PK and 6-12 classes through August 21st.  At this time classes will resume Monday, August 24th. There will be no off campus learning during this time.  All K-5 students should report at their normal time Monday, August 17th.  All 9-12 practices will resume as normal on Monday, August 17th.

Broken Bow Public Schools takes our students safety and well-being into consideration with every decision that is made.  That being said, the decision to cancel school next week for all preschool and 6-12 students was strictly made due to staffing issues.  This decision was made with input from the BBPS Board of Education,  local medical professionals, and the Loup Basin Health Department.

Starting Monday, August 17th and running through September 7th we will REQUIRE all students and staff to wear masks.  This includes extracurricular activities and school transportation.  All other events and activities held at BBPS will not require masks.  However, masks are strongly recommended and encouraged to help keep our students safe in the classroom and participate in extracurricular activities.  The mask policy will be reviewed prior to September 7th.  Any changes will be communicated at that time due to the fluidity of the situation.  Students can bring their own mask or the school will provide your child with a mask.

As always we will keep you updated on the ever changing situation.  Broken Bow Public Schools is committed to providing a quality education in a safe environment for all students of our district.   Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to call the school.

GO BOW,
Darren Tobey
Superintendent

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