Spring Reopening Letter #3 3/24

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Happy spring! The day we come back on campus is almost here!  Thank you to all of our families for their responses to our spring planning survey.  After daily emails and text messages for 5 days, out of 459 students,  we received 435 responses.

For those of you who chose hybrid learning for your scholar, via our spring planning survey, we are excited to welcome them back on campus for hybrid learning, Monday, April 12th

For those of you who chose to remain in distance learning, rest assured that we are here to support you as well.

As a reminder, you may switch from hybrid to distance learning, but due to scheduling restraints we are unable to take requests to switch from distance learning to hybrid. We thank you for your understanding!

Our Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, March 25, 6:30pm, to vote on a reopening schedule which accommodates the number of students interested in hybrid learning. 

We invite you to join us virtually as our board discusses the reopening plan:


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/590731727554283533, or by calling (415) 655-0052. Enter audio access code 310-398-807.

Public comments can be emailed to Jennifer Meeker at jmeeker@bellamentecharter.org. 

Parents will receive an email Friday, March 26, which shares the schedule approved by the Board.

As we approach another school break when we would typically travel or gather with family and friends, we want to remind you that public health guidance continues to suggest that you avoid these activities with individuals outside of your immediate family. We are just past the one-year mark of this pandemic, so we understand the desire to get out and about. With the vaccine rolling out and case rates decreasing in many areas, there is light at the end of the tunnel. However, there is still reason to be cautious.

As you make your plans, please keep in mind that following all relevant county, state, and national guidelines relating to gatherings and travel can help prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick.

This means that it’s important to wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice physical distancing wherever you go, and stay home if you’re feeling sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to update its guidance around travel, gatherings, and other activities to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. They include considerations regarding both large and small gatherings, visiting beaches and pools, attending sporting events, and transportation, among other things.

San Diego County continues to follow the California Department of Public Health requirements for gatherings that states gatherings should be limited to no more than three households and should be held outdoors. All attendees should follow the standard hygiene protocols noted above.

Public health officials continue to advise individuals to avoid unnecessary travel, especially if you or someone in your family is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you do need to travel, it’s important to check if there are travel restrictions or testing requirements in place before you go, and review all CDC considerations. As of Feb 16, all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID- 19 before they board a flight to the United States. Masks are also required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

In addition, California’s travel advisory is still in effect that provides recommendations to avoid non- essential travel to any part of the state more than 120 miles from one’s residence, and for anyone entering or returning to California to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

If you return from any high-risk areas and believe you or a family member may have come in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, please contact your health care provider and/or get tested.

We hope that you are able to celebrate and spend time with loved ones safely and responsibly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our front office at  info@bellamentecharter.org. Our office will be closed March 29- April 9, reopening April 12.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.


Erin Feeley, Executive Director