CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

  • *This web page will be updated as new information or guidelines are provided by public health officials. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to maintain a healthy learning environment.

     


District Notifications To Families & Staff

  • The Bondurant-Farrar Community School District continues to monitor the expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19. 

     

    Below is a list of notifications that have been shared with district families and staff. We will share new information as it becomes available via email, those notifications will then be added to this page. Please check back often as this is a rapidly evolving situation.

  • April 20, 2020: Closed Through Remainder Of School Year

  • April 8, 2020: Continuous Learning Options

  • April 2, 2020: School Closure Notification

  • March 30, 2020: Grab-&-Go Meals Update & Informational Video

  • March 27, 2020: Technology Update

  • March 19, 2020: Update For Parents

  • March 17, 2020: Closure Update

  • March 15, 2020: Governor's Recommendation

  • March 13, 2020: Central Iowa Districts Unify

  • March 12, 2020: Guidance From Iowa Dept. of Public Health

  • March 4, 2020: Minimizing The Spread Of Germs


Grab-&-Go Meals for Children

  • Grab-and-go meal program for children in need, ages 18 and under

  • During the school closure, Bondurant-Farrar will provide an opportunity for families to pick up grab-and-go meals for their children ages 1 to 18 years of age. This program will be solely for pickup of meals, and meals will not be consumed on-site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by being mindful of social distancing, limit the number of individuals at the table to less than four at a time, and not congregate at the site once meals have been distributed. The well-being of our students, especially those who may be food-insecure, is top of mind as we work to provide this important service to the families within our communities.

     

    Time & Dates:

    • Weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning March 23, times vary by location
    • We will be delivering a total of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per child per week: 
      • Monday - 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
      • Wednesday - 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts 
      • Friday - 1 lunch, 1 breakfast

    Locations: 

    • Country Living Mobile Park (6930 NE 56th Street, Altoona, IA 50009) from 11:30-11:45AM
    • Morris Elementary (700 Garfield Street SW, Bondurant, IA 50035) (North parking lot, accessible from 6th Street SW) from 11:30-12:00PM

     

    Additionally, students can utilize meals provided by other area districts: 

     

    There are several food pantries in the area: 

     


Pop-Up Food Pantry

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    Bondurant-Farrar Community School District is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa to hold "pop up" food pantries on May 14 and 28 from 3:00-4:00pm. These "pop up" pantries will be located at our high school again, however you will notice an updated map to help with traffic flow. The Food Bank of Iowa will be bringing 300 food boxes, each weighing approximately 40 pounds (a week’s supply of food). This opportunity is available to ANYONE that needs help during this time.

     

    Cars will drive up, give their name (no ID required), zip code, and household size. Our volunteers will then load one box into the trunk/back of the vehicle. No need for you to even get out of your car!

     

    How can you help? Pass this opportunity on to anyone in need. Or, have a little extra money to support The Food Bank of Iowa? Go to this link to donate online - https://bit.ly/2Vhe9ve.

     

    Questions? Contact robyh@bfschools.org, barberm@bfschools.org, or powersr@bfschools.org.

     


Frequently Asked Questions

  • To ensure we have an opportunity to address questions that may arise as we work through challenges, we ask that you please contact us directly or utilize our electronic form to submit questions. This form, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, will be posted below.

     

    Please note - Specific questions for principals, school counselors, and teachers can be directed to those individuals via email. Our staff directory can be found here.

     

    Although it is tempting to go to social media with questions, it is essential that questions are directed to the district so that accurate information can be provided and rumors can be avoided.

     

  • 1) How would students be able to raise grades and continue classwork, especially for AP classes?

  • 2) Will students be able to collect some things from their lockers?

  • 3) Are they still having the Costa Rica trip? If not, will participants receive a refund?

  • 4) Are the Grab and Go pick-ups at the child's respective schools? Or a central location?

  • 5) Can I get signed up for food deliveries?

  • 6) Will the staff be paid for the days the schools are closed?

  • 7) I recently bought a new smartphone. Is my old one of any use to a student needing a device?

  • 8) Are there any links to ed/learning resources we should be aware of that will help assist both the student and teachers at BF during the closure?

  • 9) Do you have any resources that can help me explain this pandemic to my young child?

  • 10) Are the grab-and-go meals provided for any student?

  • 11) If the district re-opens in May and I decide to keep my elementary/secondary student home, will that impact their placement for schooling next year?

  • 12) Can you help us understand what all went into deciding to cancel prom?

  • 13) How will this impact seniors and graduation?

  • 14) Will assignments be graded and tests/quizzes be given? If they wont be graded, would students end the semester with the grade they have currently?

  • 15) Will athletes be giving extra time to get their sports physicals done with doctor offices not doing physicals at this time?

  • 16) What does this mean for passing the grade. Will our children be held back?

  • 17) What about locker clean out? Will there be another time we can retrieve items left at school?