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BWLS COVID-19 UPDATED INFORMATION & RESOURCES

District Family Update - May 20, 2020

Hi Families! Please check out the attached video update for information on our levy and planning for next year. Have a great summer!

District Family Update - May 15, 2020

As we wrap up this unique year, we continue to plan for next school year.  Right now, we are planning for multiple scenarios as we await guidance from the state, including the exact requirements (primarily health-related) that we must meet next year.Right now, we are planning for multiple scenarios as we await guidance from the state, including the exact requirements (primarily health-related) that we must meet next year.

Family Update on COVID-19 - May 1, 2020

Can you believe it is May already? What a crazy spring it has been for us all, but I continue to be grateful to live in a community that supports and cares for one another.  Today, I want to share information on our levy, end-of-the year logistics, and plans for next year.

Family Update on COVID-19 - April 21, 2020

As you have probably heard by now, Governor DeWine announced yesterday that he has closed school buildings for the remainder of the year.

Family Update on COVID-19 - April 13, 2020

I hope you are staying healthy and that you enjoyed the holiday with your families.  Today, I want to share information on voting absentee, free wi-fi access within the district, and remote learning grading.

Technology Update - 4.6.2020


Based on family feedback during the first week of remote learning, as well as the governor’s extension of the school building closure period until at least May 1, we are revising our technology plan for chromebook distribution.
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Class of 2020 - Important Information

Please find attached a letter to our BWHS Class of 2020 regarding prom and graduation.  This letter is on Schoology, Facebook, and will be sent in a text/email blast to senior families.

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Senior Profile

Attention all seniors - we would like to honor you on our social media! 

Technology Update - 4.01.2020

The move to remote learning has included some technology issues for several of us. Some are struggling with reliable internet access at home, and Schoology has been overloaded at certain times, making it difficult to access assignments.

District Mental Health Brief - Family Friday 4.3.20

This week's Family Friday article by our Mental Health Specialist, Justin Plummer, discusses setting a schedule.  

District Mental Health Brief - Wellness Wednesday 4.1.20

This week's Wellness Wednesday article by Justin Plummer, our Mental Health Specialist, discusses coping with change.  

Mental Health Monday Article

This week's Mental Health Monday article by Justin Plummer, our Mental Health Specialist, discusses managing stress in changing times.  

COVID-19 Family Update - 3.30.2020

Thank you for your patience today as many districts across the nation accessed Schoology in unprecedented numbers.  Their team is working diligently to continue to increase capacity as we all adjust to this new normal. When all else fails, have your child read, read, read.

COVID-19 Family Update 3.28.20

I hope you are having a great-- albeit unconventional-- spring break.  I have lots of news today, including how House Bill 197, which was just signed into law yesterday afternoon by Governor DeWine, will impact our students.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.24.2020

In reviewing our technology plan for chromebook repairs, we have determined that we will be able to offer hardware repairs at our central office as needed.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.22.2020

Due to the Governor’s “stay-at-home order” being announced today, our district technology department will be working from home beginning this Tuesday until at least April 6.

COVID-19 District Update - Technology Support

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to update you on our technology support.  As you have probably learned in communication from principals and staff, we will rely on some technology and internet access for students during this remote learning period.

COVID-19 District Update 3.18.2020

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to thank the many community volunteers and our awesome food service crew for packing up food for our families in need.

COVID-19 District Update 3.16.2020

I wanted to reach out with some updates and clarifications for you.  I apologize for the length, but I have lots of information to share.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.14.2020

While we had initially planned to use this coming Monday, the last day we are permitted to be open, as a last opportunity for staff to meet with students to provide resources and directions for remote learning, we will now be closed to students on Monday.  

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.13.2020

The following message is an all call sent on March 13, 2020.

Helping Families in Need During Building Closures

We have gotten lots of questions about how we will help our families in need with meals during the building closures. These details are still being finalized, but we will share soon.

COVID-19 Message from Schoology - 3.13.2020

Good morning, I have received a few questions about the potential of making up time in the summer. 

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Big Walnut now has a "Digital Backpack" to streamline communication and to help students stay organized. Schoology provides a centralized place for teachers, students, and parents to communicate, access assignments, and receive school and class updates.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 03/12/2020

The following is an update that was sent as an all call to families on 03/12/2020.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.10.2020

The following is an all call regarding an update going out to families this evening (3.10.2020)

COVID-19 District Update

The attached letter contains an update on the district's efforts to ensure the health and safety of all students.