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 …

1001 Book Program is BACK!

Our wonderful reading program is BACK! Haven’t heard about it? Here’s the story: We have 100 blue bags, each filled with 10 books appropriate for Pre-K to 2nd grade. This collection of books will get your child reading about a variety of subjects and ideas. Students who read all 1000 books will have book #1001 …