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A Message from the Superintendent -- Move to Remote Learning for Secondary Students Oct 30, 2020

As of Tuesday, November 3, 2020, we are moving to remote instruction at the secondary level (grades 7-12). This operating status will remain in effect until at least Friday, November 6, 2020.  As a reminder, Monday, November 2 is an in-service/ Act 80 day, so students do not have school.

College Board Recognition Program Scholars Oct 30, 2020 college board rec

Four Senior High School students -- Juliana Bish, Micah Fabrizzi, Katelyn Knights, and Emma Teff – all scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT! As a result, these students were eligible to apply for the College Board National Recognition Program last spring and were identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars this fall!

This program enables students to highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. Congratulations to Juliana, Micah, Katelyn and Emma!

Food Service for IHS and SHS Students (Nov. 3-6) Oct 30, 2020

Our food service program will continue next week. Secondary families (grades 7-12) who are in need of meals may sign up to receive breakfast and lunch for free during this temporary remote learning period.

It was brought to our attention that some families were unable to access the registration link we sent earlier this morning. Please use this link to register:  https://forms.gle/Rnt3dRejKK3XBUfL8

We will distribute meals on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 between 11 am and 1 pm at Broad Street School and the Senior High School. Each registered student will receive 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches.  

BASD Health Alert -- October 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

One individual from our McQuistion Elementary School community self disclosed that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been at school since last week. It was determined that they did not have any close contacts at school. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.  

BASD Health Alert -- October 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

One individual from our Intermediate High School community self disclosed that they have tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals who were determined to be close contacts in this case are adults. They have all been notified and are not present at our schools. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.  

Elementary Pollinator Gardens Oct 27, 2020 pollinator gardens

For the 2020-2021 school year, Butler Area School District received a PA Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education grant to install pollinator gardens at the six K-4 elementary school buildings.

BASD Health Alert -- October 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020

One individual from our Intermediate High School community self disclosed that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.  What we can share is that it was determined that this individual did not have any close contacts with other individuals at school. 

BASD Health Alert -- October 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

One individual from our school district community self disclosed that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Although we have not yet received official notification, we have consulted with the Pennsylvania Department Health. This individual interacts with people from multiple schools.  Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.  What we can share is that all individuals who are considered a close contact have already been notified.

School calendar Updates Oct 20, 2020 school calendar update

The Butler Area Board of School Directors adjusted the 2020-2021 school calendar at their meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020. This time is necessary for our teachers to manage our different Learning Pathways.

The update includes three additional Act 80 Days. The Act 80 dates are:

  • November 2, 2020
  • January 25, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
2020 Tornado Prince and Princess Oct 20, 2020 Prince and Princess

Juniors Charlie Kreinbucher and Aubree Tack were named the 2020 Tornado Prince and Princess at Butler Senior High School's homecoming on Friday, October 16.

In addition to Charlie and Aubree, the members of Butler's Homecoming Court included Marley Fish, Lauren Seybert, Olivia White, Casey Zurzolo, Tucker Christie, Christian DePolo, Jacob Jones, and Sage Vavro.

Congratulations to all of these students! 

Northwest Students SOAR! Oct 19, 2020 SOAR

Northwest students are SOARing again this year!  SOAR stands for Safety, Ownership, Attitude, Respect and Responsibility. Students earn their spot on the bingo board by "soaring." Congratulations to all of our bingo winners! 

General Richard Butler Chapter, NSDAR Donates Supplies to Emily Brittain Oct 16, 2020 EB Donation

The members of the General Richard Butler Chapter, NSDAR recently donated school supplies and masks to Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School. Their generous donation included markers, crayons, rulers, scissors, spiral notebooks, glue sticks, kleenex packs, disposable face masks, silicone mask cages for staff, and face shields for students.  

A special thank you to General Richard Butler Chapter, NSDAR for their donation to our school!

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