Our Plans + Operations
New Ways at the New School
Educating during COVID is the wildest thing we’ve seen our school navigate in its almost 50 years of existence. Up close and personal, up close and in person is the Blacksburg New School (BNS) way. But, we're learning new ways to do what we've always done: work to instill a love of learning and respect for the community and others. Now we're just doing it from a little further away.
Below, you'll find details about our school operating procedures, offerings, risk-mitigation efforts, and weekly board updates.
Phase 3 Opening Policies & Procedures
On August 7, 2020, Blacksburg New School submitted its Phase 3 reopening plans to VCPE, our accrediting agency. Below are links to important guidelines and school policies that are critical for our ongoing efforts to remain open to in-person learning, while also offering remote learning for those teachers and families who choose it.
Families of in-person learners are required to complete and send the Student- Daily Health Ticket to school each day.
Teachers, and any other adult entering the building (although these numbers are extremely limited these days), but also submit the Adult- Daily Health Ticket. These are kept (confidentially) for three moths to ensure individuals are following our health guidelines and to assist with any necessary contact tracing.
Click on any of the images below to read the Board of Director's formal report out on COVID planning, preparation, and ongoing in-person and remote learning support efforts.