Archive for August, 2020

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K-5 Remote Learning deadline extended to Aug. 21

Filed in District, District News by on August 19, 2020

An important message about K-5 remote learning from Assistant Superintendent Dave Hurst Dear K-5 Family: We are in the final stages of putting together a virtual learning program for K-5 students whose families have opted for remote instruction from home. We have had some last-minute interest from families who want to enroll their children in […]

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K-5 Remote Learning Family Choice Option

Filed in Archive by on August 19, 2020

K-5 Remote Learning Family Choice Option (updated August 12, 2020) The K-5 Remote Learning Option provides a balance between synchronous and asynchronous learning for these students. Synchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students are online at the same time with a set schedule. Learning resources and tasks are provided for students to work on […]

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Back-to-School: Face mask wear and care

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on August 18, 2020

When school gets underway in September, students, staff and visitors to our schools will be expected to wear face coverings at all times, indoors and outside, including on the school bus and in classrooms. Naturally, there are a lot of questions surrounding face coverings, or masks. Below are some of the most frequent:  Q. What […]

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Quick Guide to BCMS – 2020-21

Filed in Archive by on August 18, 2020

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS BCMS Phone: 518-439-7460 BCMS Fax: 518-475-0092 BCMS Attendance: 518-439-7460 STUDENT ARRIVAL – First Bell 8:00 AM.   During the COVID 19 Pandemic, no students should be left unattended prior to the 8:00 AM Arrival Bell.  Students arriving after 8:10 a.m. must report to the Main Office with a note signed by parents. DISMISSAL […]

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Slingerlands Reopening Q & A for parents

Filed in Archive by on August 17, 2020

On Thursday, August 13, Principal Heidi Bonacquist held an online parent forum where she answered many questions regarding the reopening of schools in the Bethlehem Central School District and particularly at Slingerlands. You can view the presentation below:  

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BC nutrition expert recognized nationally as a “Rising Star”

Filed in District, District News by on August 17, 2020
BC nutrition expert recognized nationally as a “Rising Star”

Congratulations to BC Food Services Director Allissa Eiser, who has been named a “Rising Star” in the field of foodservice and is featured on the cover of a national publication, Food Service Director magazine. Since March, Eiser has coordinated the preparation, distribution and delivery of tens of thousands of meals to BC families since the […]

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Important back-to-school survey for K-6 families

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on August 17, 2020

The district has an important back-to-school survey for BC families. This one is for all K-6 families who have child/ren returning to school in September. The Transportation Department is finalizing bus routes for the start of the 2020-21 school year and schools are planning for arrival and dismissal that is both safe and efficient. The purpose […]

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Hamagrael Q & A for Parents

Filed in Hamagrael by on August 17, 2020
Hamagrael Q & A for Parents

On Aug. 13, Mr. K answered questions and gave parents a glimpse at what classrooms would look like when school resumes in September. You can view here.

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Laura Bronson Introduction Letter

Filed in Archive by on August 17, 2020

Hello! I am thrilled to be your new Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chair for the Bethlehem Central School District (BCSD). I bring with me to this role many years of special education experience as a CPSE Chair, 504 Plan Coordinator, teacher, counselor, and behavioral health specialist. As a parent of Elementary and Middle School […]

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Laura Rosa Introduction Letter

Filed in Archive by on August 17, 2020

Dear Bethlehem Middle School Families, It is with great pleasure that I write you this letter as the new CSE Chairperson for Bethlehem Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to work and support a school with such a rich tradition of education. I have spent the last 18 years working in various […]