July 6, 2020

Posted by Lizzie Windler on 7/6/2020

Good Evening Bulldogs,

This is Dr. Crowther, proud Burbank High School Principal, with announcements for the week of July 6, 2020. After taking most of the month of June off, I’m returning to the weekly Sunday call as a communication tool to our BHS families.

Our District has been working hard on return to school scenarios for 2020-2021. Please review the District website for the latest information. As the Superintendent’s message from last week indicated, the District plans to offer both an online only and a hybrid model of both live and online classes for the Fall. Expect a questionnaire to be sent to your household sometime this week regarding your preferred track for your student. It will be essential that you complete this form ASAP so that we place your student properly.

In addition to two models, the live session school day breaks students down into two cohorts featuring morning and afternoon sessions. Scheduling siblings at multiple BUSD schools on the same track schedule for child care purposes is a primary consideration when scheduling students. Again, please look for the District questionnaire and complete it as soon as possible. Thank you.

I know that there are so many questions yet to be answered about the 2020-2021 school year. I have them too, both as a parent and educator. How will we meet social emotional needs of students returning to school for the first time in months? How will be clean and sanitize the physical campus? How will be promote social and physical distance once on campus? What about high school sports and activities?

Please note, we will continue to pass information on as decisions are made. These questions have multiple layers.  In addition to negotiating all of these matters with unions, the District takes cues from larger entities such as the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Public Health Office, the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section and the Pacific League. Some recommendations and guidelines are fluid and change. At Burbank HS, we commit to sharing the most accurate and current information as soon as we have it.

I will be hosting both an AM and PM virtual Zoom meeting on July 21, 2020 with updates to many of the questions above. I will also pass along details as I learn them through these calls, email blasts and my Twitter account. Feel free to follow me, Dr. C. @BHSBUSD.

You should also visit our school website frequently, www.burbankhighschool.com.

Some updates for the week ahead: 

YEARBOOKS:

We finally received the 2019-2020 yearbooks! We will begin distribution this week, distributing to the Senior Class of 2020 this Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday last names A-G, Wednesday H-O and Thursday P-Z. For fastest assistance, Seniors should bring their receipt. This distribution effort will take place out of the parking garage on the corner of Third and Delaware.

BOOK RETURN:

If you previously missed make-up days for book returns, you can still return books on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Come to the library’s exterior entrance on Harvard St., where there will be a book cart to leave your books. Make sure you include your letter or put a post it on the books with your name and ID number. The cart is checked throughout the day and books are brought in as they are dropped off. For your peace of mind, it is suggested that you take a photo of the books on the cart before you leave.

If there is no cart when you come by, do not leave books. 

This concludes announcements for the week ahead.

Best,

Dr. Crowther