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Letter From The Superintendent: March 1st logo

Monday, March 1st, the Boone County Schools will transition to a 4-day/week model of in-person instruction.  Students attending in-person classes will be at school every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will remain a day for schools to focus on students needing assistance.


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Letter From The Superintendent: Four Day In-person Instruction logo

I hope that you and your family are well following the President’s Day holiday.  The Boone County Schools will be transitioning from the hybrid model of instruction to a 4-day/week model on Monday, March 1st.  Students attending in-person classes will be at school every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will remain a day for schools to focus on students needing assistance.

With this decision, our schools will work to provide as much social distancing as possible between students, however, we will not be able to always maintain 6 feet of social distancing between students during classroom instruction.  Breakfast and lunch periods will require 6 feet of social distance between students as they must remove their masks to eat.  Following our mandatory school safety protocols will be extremely important – all students and staff must wear a face mask, stay as far apart from others as possible, wash hands, sanitize common surfaces, and stay home if you are sick.

Transition To Four Day A Week In-person Instruction logo

At the Thursday, February 12th, 2021 Boone County School Board meeting school board members approved a measure to return to four day a week in-person instruction to begin on March 1, 2021. District administration and staff are in the process of working to finalize the details for the transition.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

Letter From The Superintendent: Moving Forward logo

Thanks go out to our students, families, and employees as our schools have been successful in transitioning to in-person instruction in the hybrid model these past two weeks. We are confident that we can keep our students and employees safe in this instructional model. We will continue to monitor the number of positive cases in our students and employees, in addition to those in our community.

As we shared in our general framework for the second half of the school year, we expect to continue in the hybrid model for a period of time and then transition to a 4-day per week model for the remainder of the school year. The hybrid model was chosen in order to provide the recommended 6-feet of social distancing between students and staff. While I agree that more face-to-face instruction is the best scenario, implementing it makes physical distancing virtually impossible in our schools. We have estimated the approximate transition date to be in early March as we will closely follow the conditions in our community and allow for the vaccination of employees and community members to become fully effective.

Notification to Parents and Guardians: REPORTING COVID CASES logo

Notification to Parents and Guardians

Kentucky law requires parents to report to their child's schools if their student has a communicable disease that could place other students and staff at risk for infection. While usually that involves things like chicken pox, state public health regulations have been updated to include COVID-19 as one of those communicable diseases.


If your student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, please immediately report it to the school nurse, by calling your student's school. Notification that a student tests positive is important so that we can take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading among students. 


To allow us to best track the educational needs of your student, please immediately let us know if your child has been placed on quarantine due to COVID-19 so that we can work with you to adjust your student's schedule to prevent learning loss while he/she is quarantined. We are happy to assist with remote learning opportunities and other services that may be available during this time.

From The Field Podcast AND Lifelong Learner Blog - Updated 11/20 podcast

As part of our professional learning program, we are pleased to announce our NEW Podcast, “From the Field,” which features Boone County educators on a variety of topics. Our first two episode on this bi-weekly podcast feature Stacie Kegley, Instructional Coach at Ballyshannon Middle sharing her experience with proficiency scales. Cathy Himmelmann and Kyle Berberich, Technology Resource Teachers, offer “top ten tech tips” on episode two that teachers (and parents alike) will find useful. Be sure to come back as our collection continues to grow. Educator in Boone County? Interested in sharing your “From the Field” experience? Contact Kim Thomson (kim.thomson@boone.kyschools.us), PD Coordinator.

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Boone County Nutrition On The Go Order Form! **Updated 2/17** bag lunch

No Cost For Meals For ALL Students From September 9, 2020 Thru June 30, 2021.

**Updated 2/17**

Forms will be open at 3:00pm Wednesday afternoon and close at 6:30 am the following Monday.
Virtual Learning/ Hybrid Learning Form:
• All students and children in Boone County ages 2-18 will receive meals at no charge thru June 30, 2021
• Hybrid learners have the option to pick up their 3 day bags on Wednesdays at ANY school from 10am-2pm*
Notice of Non-Discrimination logo

 Public Notice Boone County Board of Education


Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation .disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.


Any person having inquires concerning Boone County Schools’ nondiscrimination policies may contact:

Kathleen G. Reutman, Executive Director

Boone County Schools Student Services Division

8330 US 42, Florence, Ky 41042



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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented our community with many complex challenges, including how we will safely educate our 21,000 students. The priority of safely and effectively educating our students must be balanced with the safety of our 3,600 employees and also the financial impact of the pandemic on jobs and our families.

While we cannot eliminate risks altogether, we believe that by following the state and federal guidance listed above we can together significantly reduce the risk of potentially spreading COVID-19 on our campuses. Doing so, however, will require a shared commitment by each of us to take care of ourselves, our families, and everyone in our schools.




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