Before the start of this school year, BCS decided to continue online learning through the first semester in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the vaccination rate of eligible residents in the Bay Area has reached over 85%, day schools have also been open for nearly three months and no large-scale outbreak has been reported. Children aged 5 to 11 can also be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The pandemic in the Bay Area is gradually easing.
Face-to-face learning is especially important when learning a language, students can definitely benefit from the interaction with their teacher in the classroom, therefore, BCS encourages students to go back to school.
The BCS board discussed the school’s reopening proposal at this month’s board meeting, and passed a decision to reopen face-to-face learning under safe conditions in the 2nd semester (Starting from January 22, 2022).
BCS will reopen the campus in two stages. Next semester of this school year will be the first stage. Parents of each class decide whether to return to campus or continue to attend online classes. Class representatives need to hold a parent meeting to discuss and vote on whether to return to school. The decision can only be the whole class going back to school or the whole class continuing online learning, no hybrid mode classes. Class representatives need to notify the school of their decision before November 21.
Culture classes reopening plan will be announced in December.
The second phase will be in the 2022-23 school year, and all classes will return to school.
The school will have safety measures and guidelines so that students, teachers and parents can safely attend classes in the school.
Students need to take their body temperature before entering the classroom, wear masks on campus, and teachers need to be vaccinated. If the class needs a room parent, the room parent also needs to be vaccinated, the school will announce the details of the safety measures later .
The school hopes that we can slowly return to the past and see the interaction between teachers and students in the classroom.
The school will continue to closely follow the pandemic and government guidelines, and make adjustments to our decisions if appropriate.
Welcome back to BCS school year 2021-2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to BCS. Over the summer, the school has been closely monitoring the pandemic development. With the surge of the delta variant cases in Santa Clara county and the majority of our students not yet eligible for vaccination, it is still unclear when this current wave of pandemic will be behind us. The health and safety of our students, parents and teachers are our top priorities. The school board decided to extend the distance learning through the first semester of this school year. Our target is to resume face-to-face teaching in the 2nd semester if it is safe for us to do so.
BCS is a non-profit organization and we are thankful, especially for our enthusiastic parent volunteers and hardworking teachers. Without their contributions, BCS would not have had such an esteemed reputation.
On behalf of BCS, I warmly welcome you all back and those who have just joined the BCS family this school year. Thanks for your trust and your support! We will continue to do our best and to be the best for you and your children.
For this school year (2021-2022), the first day of school is on September 11th (Saturday). I hope we are all ready to accept new challenges. We can do it together!
This school year, BCS has made some changes and hope to have your full support and cooperation. The enclosed package includes important information from registration and curriculum departments. Please read them carefully before school starts. School will send textbooks distribution arrangements in the following days.
You can visit our website at www.bcs-usa.org for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Wishing all of you a pleasant and successful school year!
Principal, Berryessa Chinese School
August 23, 2021
Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, BCS will start the 1st semester of 2021-22 school year with online learning, and we are targeting to re-open for in-person learning in the 2nd semester if it is safe to do so.
BCS recently created a new student referral program to promote more students in learning Mandarin and/or Cantonese language. The information about this referral program can be found on the BCS Website main page right side tab or link below. Should you have any further questions about the program, please contact BCS Registration <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Here the link for the New Student Referral Program
Next two weeks 4/03 and 4/10 are BUSD spring break. Please be informed that there will be NO SCHOOL on those two weeks.
Please pay attention to the dates below from BCS registration. If you or persons you know have child(ren) who are interested to learn Mandarin or Cantonese, please refer them to this link for the online registration tomorrow.