Update on Face Coverings in BH-BL Summer School/Camps

The NYS Department of Health’s Interim Guidance for Child Care, Day Camp, and Overnight Camp Programs during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has now been revised to apply to summer school programming as well. BH-BL programs will follow the new guidance effective immediately. The guidance states: Unvaccinated children/campers are strongly encouraged but not required to wear face …

UPK funding slated for 70 students to attend local early childhood programs at no cost to parents

For the 2021-22 school year, the enacted state budget slated $105 million for Pre-Kindergarten funding, with a focus on low- and medium-wealth school districts for the expansion of Pre-Kindergarten, or for districts that currently do not have a program for four-year-olds. BH-BL is one of the districts that qualified to receive aid to provide early …

Instrumental Music Registration

Is your child interested in playing a musical instrument next school year? A virtual instrumental introduction meeting was held recently but in case you missed it, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/amoLnSp1Oms If you are ready to sign up, pleases complete the following online registration form: https://tinyurl.com/vpv6ncbt AFTER you receive the instrument selection letter in …

Letter from Superintendent Regarding Masks at School

I want to pass along updates to our Reopening Plan based upon the updated (June 7, 2021) guidance released by NYSDoH. With respect to face masks, the new guidance states: “Effective June 7, 2021, face masks are not required to be worn outdoors on school grounds, including during outdoor school sports. However, Responsible Parties may …

Residents Approve 2021-22 Budget; Morse & Versocki Voted to Board

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, BH-BL residents went to the polls and approved the 2021-22 school budget vote with 1,466 yes votes to 415 no votes and a passing percentage of 78. Residents also approved proposition #2 on the ballot, the continuation of an ex-officio student board member, with 1,652 yes votes to 214 no …

Technology Takes a Back Seat to Pen Pals for Pashley Fourth Graders

There’s no doubt that during this worldwide pandemic, technology has been a superstar by keeping us all connected and attending work and school. Yet, fourth graders at Pashley Elementary School have decided to put the breaks on technology in lieu of handwriting for a recent pen pal project they have been working on with their …