BCSD School Climate Survey for Parents

A positive school climate helps people feel socially, emotionally and physically safe in schools. To ensure the district is aligning its priorities, staff and resources to meet the needs of our school community, the Bethlehem Central School District is conducting its School Climate Survey for students, staff and parents over the next 10 days. Link to the 2022-23 School Climate Survey for Parents. Note: If you have …

Letter from Principal Kloss Jan. 6

Elsmere Family Google Site January 6, 2023 Dear Elsmere Families, Welcome back to a fresh, new year! What a beautiful opportunity to start  anew with goals to help ourselves be better people and to help our world be a better place. One common goal ties in very well with our school theme for the month: self-control.  …

Spring 2023 NYSSMA Piano Evaluation Registration

Information and registration form for NYSSMA piano evaluation March 10-11 at Schenectady County Community College can be found here.  Registration and payment are due to Dave Norman, Music Supervisor by January 24.

Letter from Principal Kloss, Dec. 16

Dear Elsmere Families, Happy Snow Day! I hope your children and you are delighting in the day: playing in the snow, elaborate pretending (my kids loved playing “restaurant”) daydreaming, drawing, reading, the list goes on! As most adults have probably experienced, so many great memories can be made in this downtime! And here we are …

Reminders about flu, respiratory illnesses and Covid

There has recently been an increase in respiratory illnesses statewide, including influenza, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and COVID-19. BCSD encourages the following precautions to keep our students, staff and the community healthy.  Stay home when sick or symptomatic. Students should be fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours and symptoms improving before they return …

K-5: New computer science enrichment coming soon

The following is a message for K-5 families from Deputy Superintendent Dr. David Hurst… Dear K-5 families: This year, all classrooms K-5 will be provided with a series of hands-on computer science enrichment activities led by the district’s Library Media Specialists.  To help our elementary students get excited about computer science, coding, and engineering, the …

Glenmont earns 2022-23 Spirit Run Trophy

With the highest percentage of students participating in the K-5 Spirit Run, Glenmont Elementary School takes the first-ever trophy for most spirit. Check out photos and results from this event.

How BC communicates weather-related closings, delays

With winter weather just around the corner, it’s a good time to become familiar with how the district shares weather-related school closing information. Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website, right on the homepage at www.bethlehemschools.org. School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: Channel 6, Channel 9, NEWS10, Channel …