United Public Schools

Due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases, we have decided to postpone the face to face conferences for grades 7-12 scheduled for today October 20th and Wednesday October 21st. We will set virtual conferences for a later date for grades 7-12. If you are a parent of a 7-12 grade student and would like to visit with your child's teachers, you are more than welcome to do so via email or phone call.

he Preschool through 6th grade virtual conferences that have been scheduled will continue to go on as planned.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we feel this is best for our staff and community at this time. 

HOME GAMES We hope this clears up any confusion some may have regarding entry of home games moving forward while Ward County is in yellow. 

Beginning at noon on Friday,  September 25, for home indoor events, each participant will be issued 2 vouchers. These vouchers will be given to each participant prior to the contest and are to be used to be able to purchase a ticket to the contest. Adults and students who do not attend DL-B will not be allowed entrance to the contest unless they present the voucher.  DL-B students will still be allowed entrance for home games without having a voucher.  This directly affects our home volleyball game with Bishop Ryan on Tuesday, September 29th. Again, when looking at away games, those parameters are determined by the hosting school.

Finally, outdoor games hosted at DL-B do not have any restrictions on fan admittance at this time.

I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during these challenging times. 
Christopher Bachmeier
Des Lacs - Burlington Superintendent of Schools

A Letter From Superintendent of Schools, Christopher Bachmeier New letter to the district as of September 23, 2020. Please click here to download.

Acknowledgment of Infection Risks: The risk of COVID-19 transmission will still be present as school activities begin in August and likely through the 2020-2021 school year. Students and their families, along with school personnel, must recognize these risks and implement best practices to mitigate these risks. Click here to read all the information in a download.
Elementary Health and Safety Quick Reference Guide. Click here.

From Superintendent of Schools, Christopher Bachmeier:
Good Afternoon, 
On Monday August 3, 2020 the United #7 Public School board adopted the Health and Safety Plan and Distance Learning Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  

You will notice that there are two changes from the Safety Plan that were in the draft format that was sent last week.  
  • Schools are to steer away from using colors in our plans as much as possible. This will allow for less confusion as Governor Burgum will determine the color zones.  We have shifted the plan to phases instead of colors. We can be in any of the three phases in Blue/ Green zones. We can only be in Phase II and Phase III in Orange / Yellow zones. We can only be in Phase III in the Red zone.
  • The other change comes in Phase II. We have learned that in Phase II most North Dakota schools are still sending their PK-8 students as they do in Phase I, however the hybrid of alternating days takes place in only grades 9-12. This means in Phase II our PK- 8 grade students will attend school face to face every day. The reason for this change is to help parents with the responsibilities of daycare.  Younger students are less apt to succeed in a hybrid schedule and older teenagers are more apt to spread COVID -19 than younger students.  

The school board also approved  starting in Phase I as long as Governor Burgum keeps us in the Blue/Green zone when we begin classes on August 18th. 

I want to thank everyone who played a role in this process and again ask if you plan for your child to take part in "distance learning" that you please call either the Elementary School or the High School to inform us of this decision. 

Please take care and be safe!
Christopher Bachmeier
Des Lacs - Burlington Superintendent of Schools

here to download documents.