News & Announcements

Welcome to the 20-21 School Year

We are excited for the first day of school, Wednesday, August 12. Like our families, we have been eager for the clarity about what the opening of school might look like, and with the clarity comes the excitement. Please see the attached letter with important information.
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Elementary School Waiver Information

While the waiver application process is being developed, waiver applications will not be available until our county’s testing capacity is robust enough to respond to confirmed COVID-19 cases if they arise in schools that have reopened with a waiver.
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July 21 Town Hall Recording

Please view the recording of last night's Town Hall Meeting. As we prepare to open on August 12 with distance learning only due to the pandemic, we will continue to make our plans available. We will continue to share information via email and our web page.
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All SC County Schools Required to Offer Distance Learning for Fall 2020-2021

Dear Families,
While we released our criteria for possible school closure on Wednesday of last week and our draft plan to reopen schools on Friday afternoon, we are sharing an important update. On Friday afternoon, the state released updated guidance for school reopening. Please see the attached joint communication from all SC County school districts announcing the required return to distance learning for the fall.
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Draft Reopening Plan

Attached is our draft school reopening plan. The reopening plan attempts to balance health, safety, academic programming, science, and resource allocations with the fact that a degree of uncertainty and concern will accompany any reopening efforts for schools.
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Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

The BDUESD staff is actively working to publish our plan for reopening school. The plan will be based from the local, state and national guidance, local infection data, and parent survey data. Information is consistently changing and many unknowns remain. We plan to release our draft plan on Friday, July 17. A Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday July 21 at 5:30 to share the plan and hear from our community.

We recognize this is challenging for our parents/guardians and students, and we appreciate your patience, understanding and support during this very challenging time.
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June 8, 2020 Community Update

Welcome to the final day of the 2019-2020 school year.  I want to start by extending my sincerest appreciation to the BDS staff and community for their partnerships during the entire school year.
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