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GRAB AND GO LUNCHES

MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER!

Bertrand school will be offering a grab and go sack lunch again next week starting on Monday, March 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You may pick up your lunch at the south entrance by the old gym. (playground exit)

There is a google form that will need to be filled out by Friday, March 27th by 1:00 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 Friday.

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. If you need to make changes to your lunch count, please contact the school. Go Vikings https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dLuREbuo0wUF8GZA8ubnWP3nFgjM3dj7jAfT30e9vKA/edit

Covid-19 Update

Dear Students, Parents, and Patrons,


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

Help fill up the food pantry

Fill up the Food Pantry: K-6th Grade will get rewards!

Ideas for donated items include: Box mixes, Laundry soap/dryer sheets, Deodorant, Peanut butter, Toilet paper, Shampoo/Conditioner, Canned meat, Dish soap, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Soups, Cleaning products, Body Soap, Cereal, Paper towels, and Canned Fruit.

Things the Pantry is NOT accepting: Ramon Noodles
Please check those expiration dates!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

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Give the Gift of Life








National Honor Society Scholarship Blood Drive
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00(noon)-6:00
Bertrand Community Building

Donating blood is always a great way to help those in need. During a natural disaster, it becomes even more important. The Red Cross has had to cancel over 500 blood donations due the flooding in Nebraska. Let’s do our part!

By giving blood, not only will you be making an impact on the lives of others, but helping the Bertrand Chapter of NHS earn money for student scholarships.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the blood drive on April 9th! You can make an appointment by calling the school (472-3427) or walk-in!

National Honor Society INductions

You excel. You serve. You lead. You succeed.

On Thursday, March 21st, the Bertrand Chapter of National Honor Society will induct eight new members into their organization. The 7:00pm ceremony, in the old gym, will include former Bertrand graduate Tanner Nelson as guest speaker.

The public is invited to attend. There will be refreshments after the ceremony.