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BC Elementary Handbook for Parents and Students

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Well-known throughout the Capital Region for its exemplary and innovative educational programs, BC is dedicated to preparing students to meet the demands of a Regents diploma, and much more, on their way to successful careers and rewarding lives.

That journey begins in our elementary schools, which are focused on nurturing students’ academic and personal development.

In order for our schools to be safe places and to operate efficiently, it is important that everyone understand our schools' rules and expectations. This handbook contains important information to serve as a resource for both parents and students in Bethlehem Central's elementary schools.

We encourage you to review this handbook to become familiar with school and district policies that are necessary for the safety, welfare and well-being of our students and staff, and school procedures that will facilitate your communication and interaction with your child's school. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like clarification of information contained in the handbook.

Information or answers to questions you have that is not contained in this handbook may be found on the district or school websites. The district can be found online at

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Bethlehem Central Elementary School Handbook for Students and Parents

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Academics Special Education and Student Support Services  
Communication Student Transportation  
Community Partnerships School Safety  
Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Policy District Policies and Procedures  
Food Services District Code of Conduct  
Health Services (School Nurse's Office)