COVID-19 PLANNING UPDATES

3003, 2020

Transportation Department Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19

Updated: March 30, 2020

On the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2020, District 201 was notified that an employee in our transportation department tested positive for COVID-19.  This employee was assigned to a Belleville East bus route to deliver approximately 15 meals per day.  The employee only drove the bus and had no physical contact with nor involvement in preparing or distributing the meals.  The St. Clair County Health Department advised the district to notify an employee that had close contact with the employee testing positive.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are in the process of notifying those families who may have received a lunch from this bus.  Most families have been notified. Based on the information known and guidance from the CDC, a student who may have received the lunches from this bus has been determined to be a low risk exposure.  Per CDC guidelines we are advising these families to self-monitor by taking their temperature twice a day and remain alert for respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) until (14 days after March 29).

The safety and health of our employees, students and families is our most critical priority at this time.  We encourage each of you to follow and adhere to the Governor’s stay at home order and practice social distancing.

2003, 2020

Friday March 20 Message

Updated: March 20, 2020

As you may know, Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for Illinois until at least April 7. This means that school will also be closed until April 7. At this time, we do not know how this will impact spring break. We will have more information from the Illinois State Board of Education regarding school calendars sometime next week. If we have more information, we will let you know. Our current plans remain in place. E-learning and mobile WiFi will continue. Food delivery for students will also continue in the same manner. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe and stay healthy.

1703, 2020

Tuesday March 17 Message

Updated: March 17, 2020

Students please remember to begin checking your school accounts tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 18, for E Learning correspondence from your teachers.  E Learning guidelines have been sent to all student accounts and are posted on the district website-  www.bths201.org.

Meal delivery will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, for all District 201 families.  Please refer to the district website if you are not familiar with a bus stop near your home.

Belleville School Transportation Services wifi equipped buses will be scattered throughout the community.  Please check our website regularly for updated locations and times.

We are committed to serving our community during these trying times.  Please stay healthy and safe.

1603, 2020

Lunch Delivery

Updated: March 16, 2020

MESSAGE TO PARENTS- MEALS

District 201 will provide daily delivery of meals for students.  The following plan may be subject to change.  All updates will come via school message call.  One prepared breakfast-lunch sack will be available for any family member or student under the age of 18.

Our transportation and food service department will begin breakfast-lunch delivery on Wednesday, March 18th.  The buses will be following regular education routes only.  The route for delivery will begin approximately (3) hours later than their regularly scheduled pick up time.  For example: if your normal pick up time is 7:30 am please expect the bus to arrive at your stop around 10:30am.  Please be patient as these routes may take additional time.  If you are unaware of the nearest bus stop, please use this InfoFinder link  (http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=BTHD21LE8HINC1) to determine the location nearest you.

If you do not ride a regular education bus, live near a regular education bus stop, or miss your drop off time, you can still receive a breakfast-lunch sack from your local elementary school no later than 12:00 p.m.

1503, 2020

eLearning Student Guidelines

Updated: March 15, 2020

eLearning Student Guidelines
Belleville Township High School District 201

As a student, what are my responsibilities?

Check your school email every morning. You will be sent a link to a form to complete to be counted as present. You need to complete the form by 2:00 pm each day. Night school students need to check in by 4:00 pm.

After you check in, access your assignments for each of your classes through Google Classroom or the instructions your teacher emailed you.

Complete all of your assignments by the due date your teacher provided.

Report any problems you are having to elearning@bths201.org

 

As a student, what can I do to stay organized?

Start your eLearning Day early, but also check throughout the day for updates. Waiting until late-afternoon or evening to start your work adds unnecessary stress.

Divide work-time into manageable, 30-40 minute sessions. It’s a lot easier to stay focused! It’s also okay to take a short break, but remember to finish your work!

Complete the work for the class that you find the easiest. Check it off your list, and then concentrate on the items that may require more time or effort.

Ask your teachers questions! Use the Google Hangouts for the fastest replies.

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1303, 2020

District 201 Schools Closing March 16-30, 2020

Updated: March 13, 2020

Dear District 201 families and students:

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until March 30, 2020, schools in District 201 will be closed.  This action is being done as a result of a directive from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. By closing our campuses, we hope to help in preventing the potential spread of COVID 19.  We elected to close on March 16 in order for our teachers to finalize electronic learning plans.  

All classes as well as before- and after-school activities and events are cancelled during this closure.  Organizations that use District 201 for their activities will not be able to hold those activities until further notice.  Organized practice or activities should not take place on our campuses.

On Monday, March 16, we will provide information via e-mail and school messenger regarding electronic learning opportunities for students.  We will have more specific information at that time. Students will be permitted on campus Monday from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm to pick up necessary books and learning materials they may need during the closure.  Also on Monday, we will have information available regarding federally supported breakfast and lunch programs. Please watch for that information as our hope is to provide meals for students who need them during the school closure.

District 201 administration remains in close contact with the St. Clair County Regional Superintendent of Schools, administration at District 201 feeder schools, and the St. Clair County Health Department.

Sincerely,

Jeff Dosier

Superintendent

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1003, 2020

COVID-19 Planning

Updated: March 10, 2020

As we hear more each day about the spread of the Coronavirus, BTHS District 201 has plans should our schools be impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. We continue to gather as much information as possible to continually update our plan and are closely monitoring reports about the spread of the Coronavirus. Our staff members continue to be in contact with the St. Clair County Health Department. We are also monitoring absenteeism rates of students and staff.

Our custodial staff has implemented additional efforts to increase the disinfection of our facilities and bus fleet. Custodians are cleaning tables, chairs, doorknobs, drinking fountains and other surfaces on a daily basis. Buses are regularly disinfected. The product used to disinfect has been effective in killing most viruses. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made available as needed.

Health organizations have recommended ways we can prevent the spread of the virus. Please emphasize the following ways to prevent the spread of the virus with students:

  • Seek medical care if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Follow the advice of the healthcare provider.
  • Maintain at least 3 to 6 feet between yourself and another person who is sneezing or coughing.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand rub or sanitizer when washing hands is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face without washing your hands first.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Our planning includes scenarios when there are cases of Coronavirus in our community and school is open and also when schools may be closed at the recommendation of public health authorities. The decision to close our schools would be at the recommendation of public health authorities in the county, region or at the direction of state leaders. Of course, our hope is that school will be held as usual for the remainder of the school year. A committee of staff members is looking at ways to support student learning should there be a need to close school for any amount of time. Staff members are currently developing electronic learning options for students in case the decision to close school is necessary. We will share more information about these plans as they become available. Our hope is that we will be able to hold classes as usual for the remainder of the year, but we wanted to let you know steps District 201 has taken to be prepared.

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Belleville West Campus

WEST CAMPUS

4063 Frank Scott Parkway West
Belleville, IL 62223

Belleville West is a state of the art high school built on 126 acres south of Route 15 on Frank Scott Parkway West. The campus consists of a 360,000 sq. ft. educational facility, a football/soccer stadium *with brand new turf* encircled by an all-weather 8 lane track, athletic facilities to accommodate tennis, softball, baseball, soccer, cross country and physical education.

The educational facility contains a performing arts center, computer labs and numerous career and technology labs, in addition to classrooms that meet the educational curriculum of the district.

Along with an outstanding physical plant, Belleville West is home to a 28-acre prairie grassland and conservation area and two wetland cells. Understanding the need to promote conservation, Belleville West offers opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, real world activities in science.

The Bridges Connections Program adjacent to the main campus offers transition skills instruction for students ages 18 to 21 with developmental disabilities.

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE

All students average A.C.T. score:

20.4 District

Attendance Rate: 93.1%

Students going on for post-secondary training:

2-year Institutions: 33%

4-year Institutions: 47%

Military: 1.5%

Vocational Schools: 2.5%

National Merit Student Finalists &
Commended Students Average for District: 10 per year

Percentage of Students in Honors Programs: 20%

Belleville East Campus

EAST CAMPUS

2555 West Boulevard
Belleville, IL 62221

Belleville East is located on 62.75 acres of majestic wooded land, at the corner of West Boulevard and Carlyle Avenue. This beautiful college-like campus contains 19 instructional buildings, a football/soccer stadium *with brand new turf* encircled by an 8 lane all-weather track and additional athletic facilities to accommodate cross country, baseball, softball and tennis.

The educational facilities include a state of the art performing arts center, cafeteria, computer labs and a variety of classrooms designed to meed the educational curriculum of the district. A media center was completed at the end of the 2009 school year and provides a beautiful educational space for our students.

U.S. News & World Reports awarded Belleville East the bronze medal in its 2008 and 2009 “Best High Schools Search.”

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Basic
Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Blood Drives
Cancer Awareness
Character Education
CharacterPlus Member
Collect Food for Food Pantries
Elementary School Tutoring
Empower Me
For the Cure Events
Key Club / Interact
Military Appreciation Activities
Racial Harmony – Youth Harmony Program
Student Volunteer

Sports

SPORTS

Baseball
Basketball – Girls & Boys
Bowling – Girls & Boys
Football Cheerleading
Competitive Cheerleading – Girls & Boys
Cross Country – Girls & Boys
Dance Team
Football
Golf – Girls & Boys
Soccer – Girls & Boys
Softball
Swimming – Girls & Boys
Tennis – Girls & Boys
Track & Field – Girls & Boys
Volleyball – Girls & Boys
Wrestling

Staff

STAFF STATS

Teachers / Counselors – East 155, West 131
Technology – 2
Aides – 71
Nurses – 4
Custodial / Maintenance – 48
Support Staff – 34
Administrators –  15
Average Years of Experience – 14.6 Years
Bachelors Degree – 35.1%
Masters and Above – 64.5%

Total Enrollment – 4,958 Students
East – 2,653
West – 2,305

Pupil : Teacher Ratio – 16.5
Pupil: Administrator Ratio – 371.9

Average Class Size – 18.6 Students

District Highlights

  • 16 Band and Chorus Offerings

  • 10 Theater Productions

  • 87 Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 26 Sports and Athletic Teams

  • OVER $8 Million in Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2013

  • Over 900 Awards and Scholarships

  • 13 Advanced Placement Offerings

  • 20 Dual Credit Offerings

Belleville West

  • 126 Acre Campus at Route 15 and Frank Scott Parkway

  • 360,000 Square Feet

  • Excellent Athletic Facilities

  • Performing Arts Center, Computer Labs, Career and Technical Education Labs

  • 28 Acre Prairie Grassland

  • Bridges Connection Program

Belleville East

  • 63 Acre Campus at Carlyle and West Boulevard

  • 19 Instructional Buildings on a College-Like Campus

  • $38 Million Renovation: Performing Arts Center, Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Career and Technical Education Labs

  • US News and World Report – Bronze Medal “Best High School Search”

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