Flexibility needed for start of school

With the start of the 2020-21 school year right around the corner, administrators at schools across the state are attempting to put together plans for the re-opening of school after mandated closures in the spring.

At Bertrand, the start of school is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17th. Mr. Jason Brown, Superintendant, and Mr. Shaun Kidder, Principal, have been working hard to develop plans for a safe return to the building. Keeping things as normal as possible, and following suggested guidelines from the Nebraska Department of Education and Two Rivers Health Department have proven to be a tricky and somewhat difficult task. Information and guidelines from these organizations continues to evolve and change quite rapidly, making it difficult to set definite plans this far in advance.

Detailed plans developed by the administrators have already had to be changed because of updates sent out by the organizations listed above just this week. Because of this, the administration at the school is asking for patience and understanding as this is a fluid situation. Changes and updates will occur as needed, as recommendations and updates continue to develop.

At this time, the use of masks at Bertrand Community School will be optional.  More detailed information will follow in the near future as the start of school gets closer. Meeting the needs of the students of our Bertrand Community School family is the main priority.

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