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A message from Superintendent Jody Monroe, Feb. 12

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on February 12, 2021

The following message was emailed to all BC families on Friday, Feb. 12 from Superintendent Jody Monroe:

Dear BC family:

Today, faculty and staff at the high school were greeted with Valentine’s Day treats provided by the BCHS PTO on behalf of high school families. It was a gesture that was so appreciated by the people who work at the high school, where our district offices are located. 

Our PTOs/PTAs throughout the district have delivered these kinds of special moments for faculty and staff all year and they have not gone unnoticed. I would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who continue to support both students and staff.

As we head into the February break, I think we are all feeling optimistic about the trend in declining COVID cases in the district and in the community. Some who follow the financial markets like to say, “the trend is your friend.” When it comes to the current COVID trends, that statement is especially true. 

As a school district, we need to do our part to ensure that trend continues so our schools can stay open for in-person instruction. This will require your cooperation. Though travel is not recommended at this time, if your family does travel during the upcoming week, please be aware that we will follow all health and safety guidelines currently in place as part of New York state’s travel advisory. Students who travel will not be able to return to in-person instruction until all quarantine and testing requirements are satisfied. This will ensure the health and safety of everyone when school resumes on Monday, Feb. 22.

Enjoy the week ahead, one that promises more daylight and lots of opportunities for outdoor winter activities. There is much to look forward to when students return as well. In particular, Unity Day on February 26, which will be a districtwide day of reflection and celebration organized by the Black History Month Committee at the high school. Together we will demonstrate solidarity and pride by wearing orange on the 26th to represent kindness, appreciation and acceptance for diversity and inclusion. Please put that date on your calendar and join us.

And once again, thank you for your continued support. Have a restful, safe and happy week ahead.

Sincerely,

Jody Monroe

Superintendent