In-person School continues Monday, October 5, 2020; School Based Virtual (Online Students) continue with the same process


Announcement 1:

We have used the Kentucky Department of Public Health metrics and Breathitt is listed as a “yellow” county, so we will continue with our hybrid/blended learning model.  In person learning will continue during the week of October 5, 2020, for those students who chose that option.  School Based Virtual (Online Students) will continue with the same process they have been using. 

Synchronous learning will continue for ALL students Monday through Friday.  The Blue Group will attend in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday, and online Wednesday through Friday, students will log on according to their daily schedules just like they have been doing.  Students in the White Group will log on according to their daily schedules on Monday through Wednesday and will attend in-person classes on Thursday and Friday.  Students who opted to continue to participate in school based virtual learning will continue to follow their daily schedule just as they have been since school began.   It is very important that all students participate in each class every day.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.  

Announcement 2:

Students or staff should stay home or be sent home if any of the following occur:  

  • Temperature greater than 100.4

  • Cough

  • GI (vomiting/diarrhea)

  • New rash

  • Exposure to a COVID-19 case in a 48 hour period

Contact your school nurse if it is unclear whether your child should stay home.


Announcement 3 (Food Service):

We will continue to offer our weekly food box program at each school. Meal pick up days are Wednesdays from 11 AM until 5 PM.  The students that have chosen in person learning will receive meals for 5 days, and students attending virtually will receive meals for 7 days. Children age 18 and under can register online on our website, on Facebook, or by calling the school bus garage.  The meal pickup at Breathitt High School has been moved to behind the Central Office building located on Court Street due to the construction work at the Coliseum. 

Announcement 4 (Transportation):

Buses are now travelling Breathitt County roadways.  Please remember to watch for students who may be waiting by the roadside. When buses are picking up students and the red lights are flashing, please remember to stop because our students’ lives are so important. If you have any questions regarding transportation of your children, please call the bus garage at 606-666-2339.

Announcement 5:

The new emergency administrative regulation from the Department of Public Health, signed by Governor Beshear, requires those responsible for students – parents, guardians, or other caregivers – to notify their child(ren)’s school(s) within 24 hours if a student tests positive for COVID-19.  This new administrative regulation went into effect on September 28, 2020. 

Process for Reporting COVID-19 to Breathitt County Schools

Choose ONE of the following options for reporting:

First Option:

  1. Call the BCS Helpline at (606) 693-4908.

    1. Leave a message with name, phone number, and description. 

    2. You will receive a return phone call from school personnel to confirm the message.

Second Option:

  1. Call the child’s school and ask for the school nurse (leave a voicemail if necessary).

Announcement 6:

Please continue to follow us on our website and social media pages for the latest updates.  We will be making a school decision each week on Thursday around 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the helpline at (606) 693-4908 to leave a message, or call your child’s school. 

Stay safe, practice good social distancing, and have a great evening.  Mask up, Breathitt County Schools!


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