Fall/Winter Virtual Continuing Education Program

Fall/Winter Online Continuing Education Offerings Social Security Class, Nov. 18 If you’re like many retirees or those approaching retirement, you probably have a lot of questions about Social Security. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into retirement income planning, when to start talking about benefits, taxes, and much more. This course will be held on …

Bus Route Cancellations a Potential in Near Future

As you have probably heard, school districts across the state are facing severe bus driver shortages. Like our neighboring districts, BH-BL could be the next in line to temporarily cancel a bus route due to bus driver shortages. The Transportation Department is currently operating with just enough bus drivers and monitors to complete the district’s …

Parent University Webinars Begin Oct. 20

BH-BL’s Parent University is back! First Webinar is Wed., Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m. BH-BL is kicking off the 2021-22 school year by bringing Parent University back to the limelight. This year the district has partnered with Building Better Futures founder Dr. Jennifer Bashant to bring families one-hour, monthly webinars focused around parents as partners. …

Founder’s Day Nominations Needed

Save Thursday, Feb. 3 for the Founder’s Day dinner Do you know someone deserving of the Founder’s Day award? Go ahead, nominate them! We all know that someone special who has gone up and above, beyond the call of duty for our teachers, children, community and simply the wellbeing of others. Perhaps it’s a staff …

Sept. 30: Mitigation Plan Protocols Updated

Throughout the school year, district leaders will be monitoring Department of Health and CDC guidelines and recommendations and revisiting district protocols to make any necessary adjustments to BH-BL’s Tiered Mitigation Plan. This past week, based on new guidance and internal reviews, adjustments were made to the plan. [VIEW PLAN HERE] On Monday, the district put …

Oct-Nov Board Virtual Meeting Links

Board of Education Virtual Meeting links Wednesday, Oct. 20: The Board of Education will meet virtually at 7 p.m. If you are planning to address the board via Privilege of the Floor, please email Board Secretary Dottie Salvatore at dsalvatore@bhbl.org to be added to the POF list. [GOOGLE MEET LINK TO VIRTUAL 10/20 BOARD MEETING] …

Districtwide Food & Fund Drive for Local Families

Holiday Food & Funds Drive BH-BL is once again partnering with CAPTAIN/CHS to raise money for district families to provide needed food and supplies over the holiday season. All of the proceeds collected go directly toward this effort. To donate to this cause, visit:  www.captaincares.org/bhbl. Each BH-BL school will also be running a physical food …

BH-BL to Welcome Glenville PD School Resource Officer

In a joint press conference today, BH-BL Superintendent Patrick McGrath, Scotia-Glenville School Superintendent Swartz, Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle, and the Glenville Police Department announced their continued efforts to support the community-to-school partnerships by entering into a School Resource Officer program at both BH-BL and Scotia Glenville. This program provides BH-BL with a full-time Glenville Police …

Seating Charts on School Buses Begin Monday, Sept. 27

Now that BH-BL students are back to school full time, district leaders continue to fine tune practices and protocols related to helping reduce the spread of COVID among students and staff. Upon reviewing the patterns of the past few weeks of school, district officials have learned that when students need to be placed in quarantine …