Reopening Schools Forum #3 Recording

On Wednesday, Sept. 2 school leaders held a virtual forum about the final stages of reopening schools. (View Recording of Forum) As you likely know, district and school leaders have spent the summer working with staff preparing school buildings to welcome students back into them in a socially distanced manner. They’ve also been creating schedules …

2020-21 School Tax Rate Lower than Estimated

BH-BL school tax bills to go out Sept 1. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district received final tax equalization rates for the towns of Ballston, Charlton, Glenville and Clifton Park and approved the 2020-21 tax rate, which resulted in a lower than estimated weighted average tax rate increase. When residents approved …

New Transportation Form Due

If you have not already done so, please resubmit any transportation forms that were submitted prior to the Board of Education policy revisions. You do not need to submit this form if your child is riding the bus to and from their home address, or is attending Fully Virtual School. Forms should be submitted IF: …

Reopening Elementary Schools Virtual Forum Recording Available

On Thursday, Aug. 20 the Elementary School Principals and Coordinator of Virtual Learning Carrie Sunkes, along with Superintendent Dr. Patrick McGrath and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction David Collins held a virtual forum to talk about what the 2020-21 school year will look like. They explained instructional models, student expectations, health & safety protocols, transportation …

2020-21 School Year to Begin Sept. 14

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Education approved a revised 2020-21 school year calendar that welcomes students to the first day of school on Monday, Sept. 14 for both in-person/hybrid and fully virtual school students. [Download Sept-Nov District Calendar] Additionally, the district’s traditional Opening Day for staff has been shifted to Tuesday, Sept. …

Reopening Schools: In-person/Hybrid School

The district’s full reopening plan includes an In-person/Hybrid instructional model for students for the 2020-21 school year. On Aug. 10, parents were asked to register their children for either the In-person/Hybrid or Fully Virtual model. Nearly 75% of the student population selected In-person/Hybrid for September. Below are some details about the In-person/Hybrid model. Certain details, …

Reopening Schools: Fully Virtual School Instruction

As part of the district’s overall reopening plan, fully virtual school is an option for students. As of August 14, there are 712 students (about 25% of the student population) that have opted for the Fully Virtual School for September. Below are details about the Fully Virtual School plan. Certain information is still being worked …

Reopening Information: Testing & Contact Tracing

Managing students or staff who may become ill at home or at school is an important part of the BH-BL School District’s reopening plan. Information regarding how the district will handle each can be found below. Management of ill persons, contact tracing and monitoring The district requires students, faculty, or staff members who develop COVID-19 …

Reopening Schools FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions from the BH-BL Community (Updated Dec. 9, 2020) This webpage will be updated regularly as new questions are submitted and information is shared. Please refer back to it often. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email Communications Specialist Tara Mitchell at tmitchell@bhbl.org. Full Reopening School Plan submitted …

Reopening Schools: Special Education FAQs

BH-BL Special Services Department Reopening of Schools Frequently Asked Questions & Parent Resources Q. Will my child’s  IEP or 504 plans and student services be met? The district will provide, to the greatest extent possible, each student with a disability, the special education and related services, identified in the student’s IEP. Due to the health …