Archive for July, 2020

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2020-21 Reopening Plan now available

Filed in District, District News by on July 31, 2020

A message to BC families from Superintendent Jody Monroe: Dear BC family: Together, we are preparing to begin a new school year that will be unlike any other. These unprecedented circumstances require us to reinforce a commitment to health and safety, redesign teaching and learning, and think strategically about how we support a safe and […]

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District outlines reopening plans for 2020-21

Filed in District, District News by on July 29, 2020

The following information was updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. At the July 28 Board of Education meeting, the Bethlehem Central School District outlined plans for a possible reopening of school buildings if schools are allowed to open in the fall. These are preliminary plans that are designed to prioritize in-person instruction while meeting all […]

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Board to discuss reopening plans Tuesday, July 28

Filed in District, District News by on July 24, 2020

Between August 1 and August 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to make a decision regarding the reopening of schools in New York State. Before he does, all school districts must submit individual reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year. These plans are due July 31. The Bethlehem Central School District has been working for […]

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Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Filed in Archive by on July 20, 2020

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.  People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. […]

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ESY Program Information – Summer 2020

Filed in Archive by on July 17, 2020

Dear Families: As you are aware, on June 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that school districts could provide on-site Extended School Year (ESY) programs beginning July 6, 2020. We have been looking at how best to provide ESY against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we received guidance from our school physician as […]

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Fall sports season on hold until Sept. 21

Filed in Archive, BCHS, BCMS, District, District News by on July 16, 2020

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced today it will delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season until September 21, 2020. The season was originally set to begin August 24.  The association that oversees interscholastic sports in New York State also voted to: Cancel fall regional and […]

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Lab School graduate awarded the Wendy Repass Suozzo Memorial Award

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on July 16, 2020

Friends of Five Rivers (FFR) has announced that BCHS 2020 graduate Michelle Moczulski has won this year’s Wendy Repass Suozzo Memorial Award Scholarship. The Memorial Award is granted each year to a graduating senior at Bethlehem Central High School (BCHS) who will be attending college for environmental studies or a closely related field such as […]

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Update July 15: Guidance and timeline for possible fall reopening

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on July 15, 2020

The following is an important message for families from Superintendent Jody Monroe:  Dear BC family: We have begun to receive guidance and a clearer timeline regarding a possible reopening of school for the 2020-21 school year. On Monday, July 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the threshold criteria for reopening schools. The Governor will use these […]

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Class of 2021 yearbook photo information

Filed in BCHS by on July 15, 2020

Hello, Class of 2021. It’s time to make your appointment for your senior photos. Photos will be taken this summer. The link to register online is or you can call (951) 272-8600 (9a –7p, EST, Monday-Friday) to book your appointment. Also, watch for information about ordering your 2021 yearbook and submitting your baby photos. […]

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Annual notice: Districtwide safety plan for 2020-21

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on July 13, 2020

Please note that the information below is an annual requirement. The Districtwide Safety Plan is a general plan filed each year by the district that outlines the district’s response to emergencies. This plan is unrelated to any possible reopening of schools in the fall. No decisions regarding a fall reopening of schools have been made. […]