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Updated: Sep 11

We hope this message finds you well - or at least hanging in there! 


Administration at Blue Valley has reached out to us and asked for our help.  They understand that experiences have varied and there are a lot of questions and concerns out there.  We have agreed to survey Gifted Education families to get your feedback on what is and isn't working as we go back to school.  If you have thoughts you want to share, please fill out the attached Google form and submit your responses by end of day Sunday, September 13th.  Your feedback will remain anonymous.  We will provide this information to the district on Monday and keep you informed of any response we receive.    Thank you for your help! Amy Gallentine President

Dear families,


Our mission at BVPAGE is to advocate for an enhanced educational experience for gifted students and provide resources and support for their families and educators. This week, our board voted to activate the advocacy arm of our organization in response to the very challenging decisions we now face in terms of choosing which educational plan best suits our children’s needs this fall. On Monday, we plan to reach out to district special education and gifted administrators to present our questions and concerns over the options being offered both in person and virtually. It is our hope to get answers to as many of them as possible and offer BVPAGE as a resource for district officials to consult as they continue to refine their plans.


We wish we could give you more time take your questions but, as we all know, the August 3rd decision deadline is approaching quickly, and we would like to get answers to help you be as informed as possible. We have already compiled a list from the hundreds of comments we’ve received on our Facebook group and via email and phone calls. If you have not yet shared your concerns with BVPAGE, we ask that you please either email us or post on the BVPAGE Facebook page/group with any additional questions by NOON ON SUNDAY (7/26), so we can add them to our list for Monday.


Please note: we are focusing only on questions and concerns that are gifted specific. We strongly encourage you to reach out personally to the Blue Valley hotline with general and health specific questions. That number is: 913-239-4045 and is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday. Please also consider contacting board of education members or the county health department.


It is times like this when we are grateful that we can band together as one voice and be heard. Let’s all continue to support each other, no matter which path we choose, and do our best to help our kids be successful. 


Amy Gallentine

2019-2020 BVPAGE President

Many of us have questions about what Gifted Education looks like in the new Back to School Plans. Let’s work together to figure out what we’d like know. Join the discussion in the closed BVPAGE FaceBook group. If you aren't a member, ask to join, answer the membership questions, and you will have a response usually within a few hours. Hope to see you all there!

Blue Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education