District Adds Half Days for Educational Planning & Sustainability Purposes

Be Sure to Update Your Calendars After meeting with faculty and staff, and assessing ongoing professional development needs related to in-person, hybrid, and remote learning, district leaders have decided to modify the half day schedule in November and December in order to incorporate additional professional development and educational planning opportunities for staff. “In order to …

Budget Advisory Committee Explores Short-Term Structural Changes

October 27 Meeting Recap Meetings of the Board of Education’s Budget Advisory Committee continued this week as district leadership also continues to prepare for the possibility that the district may face a cut in NYS aid of up to 20 percent. “The possibility that the district will face a multi-million dollar reduction in state aid …

A head-to-toe lesson in healthcare for BH-BL HS Student Abigail Smith

You could say that students in the Two Year Sequence of Health Careers program at Capital Region BOCES learn the art of nursing from head to toe. During a recent lesson in Adam Mainville’s class, students practiced hand and feet care on mannequins, a skill not only in demand as the population ages, but also …

Health Update: New Guidance for Students/Staff Exhibiting COVID symptoms

The New York State Department of Health has recently issued updated guidance for schools in dealing with students and staff who exhibit symptoms during the school day that could be related to COVID-19. Students with one or more of the symptoms below will need to be evaluated by their Healthcare Provider (HCP) and may need …

Staff Member Tests Positive; No School Exposure

Late this morning, school officials were informed that a Stevens Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been in school since Friday, Oct. 2, and was not exposed to the COVID-19 virus until sometime after the individual left school on Oct. 2. BH-BL’s COVID-19 Coordinator and school leaders have been …

Buildings Closed & Events Cancelled, Oct. 7

Due to massive power outages and heavy rains throughout the Capital Region, all after-school activities and sporting events (games & practices) are cancelled. Additionally, many buses are running late. The Transportation Department reports, however, that all buses are safe. Many are being rerouted in numerous locations. UPDATE: 4:41 pm— Students have been safely dropped off …