Outdoor Lunch at Bandelier
We, the undersigned parents and other caregivers of students attending Bandelier Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year, are requesting a return to outside dining for students, weather permitting. As per the APS COVID Guidelines, “Students at school will be encouraged to eat outside when possible, and lunch schedules will be staggered to avoid large groups.” Outdoor dining was provided at Bandelier during the spring portion on the 2020-2021 school year to protect our kids from contracting and spreading COVID while eating lunch. This school year, when the COVID-19 delta variant is increasing and appears to be impacting children at a significantly higher rate than the alpha variant, it is imperative that Bandelier reinstate outdoor dining to ensure that we are taking all the necessary precautions to protect our kids while in school.
This petition was presented to Bandelier's principal on Tuesday, August 17th via email and via a hard copy dropped off at the office. No response has been made yet. If participants have ideas for further actions to take, please leave them in the comments. Thank you.