PK – 6th Grade: Most school supplies will be provided by the Lions Club. Please provide your own backpack, headphones, water bottle, and an extra pair of tennis shoes for P.E.
Jr – Sr High: Pens, pencils, highlighters, a scientific calculator, ear buds, optional stylus, note cards, notebooks or 5 subject notebook, 2 to 4 cloth stretch book covers. Calculus students need binders. Geometry, Trig, and Calculus students need a scientific calculator, or graphing calculator, a TI-84 is a good one to get.
Face masks: ESU has ordered 5 face masks per student, but they have NOT come in yet.
According to the 2019-20 school calendar, the end of the current school year is set for Wednesday, May 20th. After looking at the Nebraska Department of Education requirements for minimum hours, the Bertrand Community School will have met that requirement on Friday, May 8th. The Board of Education and the Administrative team at Bertrand Community School have determined that all 7th-12th grade students that have completed all assignments and are passing all classes by May 8th will have completed all requirements for the 2019-20 school year effectively ending their school year. Those 7th-12th grade students that have not completed all assigned course work and/or are not passing their classes will be given until Wednesday, May 20th to meet these requirements. The students not meeting the above criteria will be notified by their teacher on May 8th when they can discuss an individual student plan for the remainder of the school year. All junior and senior high teachers will be available to assist students as needed between May 8th and 20th.
Our K-6 teachers will be using the time May 8th-20th time to work with struggling students in areas of greatest need and/or whole group activities to reinforce specific state standards and positive academic growth. Our goal over these eight days is to provide ample opportunity for struggling students to end the school year on a positive note. Please call Mr. Kidder at 308-472-3427 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Bertrand school will be offering a grab and go sack lunch again!! May 4 through May 8th!
There is a google form that will need to be filled out by Thursday , April 30th, by 12:00 p.m. for EACH child in your household. You can find the form on Schoology, Bertrand website, Bertrand Viking Facebook page, and Instagram. If you cannot access the form and want meals, please call the school at 472-3427 by 12:00 pm on Thursday! YOU MUST SIGN UP BY NOON ON THURSDAY!! We will NOT be accepting late sign ups!
If your student is unable to pick up their lunch but they are still in need of meals, please contact the school to make arrangements.
******Pick up will be in FRONT of the school!*****
COVID 19 has changed how the business of Education is conducted at Bertrand Community School. Our facility has been closed since March 17th• The current recommendation from the Commissioner of Education is for “schools NOT to return to normal operations this school year.” The Governor and Health officials are supportive of this recommendation. At this time, Bertrand Community School facilities will be closed “indefinitely.” As per the NSAA edict, all activities are suspended through May 1 st, This “indefinite” closure of facilities will be reviewed/re-evaluated AFTER April 15th. If there is not a statement from the Governor or Commissioner which indicates they recommend/direct re-opening, our facility will remain indefinitely closed. Please understand, our facility may be closed but the school year is not over and education is still taking place!
We understand that learning must continue to progress and will look different than ALL of us are accustomed to seeing. Our teachers are currently providing enrichment and review by using electronic methodology. This review and enrichment “only” will be very soon changing to a “continuity of learning plan.” We will be providing details of this plan very soon. This plan will include moving from enrichment/review to education and instruction of new material. The staff will be informed that new material may begin being taught beginning March 30th•
This COVID 19 situation is developing and changing rapidly, and conditions are changing daily, hourly, and sometimes by the minute. Please be assured that school administrators are closely monitoring official state and national guidelines from the Nebraska Department of Education, the Governor’s Office, State Health Officials, and the Center for Disease Control. We will continue to monitor this COVID 19 situation and treating safety as our main priority.
As I stated earlier, all school activities are cancelled during our indefinite closure time-frame. The Governor’s recommendation of allowing a maximum of 10 people in a room is being followed. We look forward to being given the “all clear” from State Officials.
Respectfully, Dr. Dennis C. Shipp Superintendent Bertrand Community School