Our food service department continues to prepare more than 10,000 meals each week for children. All BASD students and all children 18 and younger who reside in the Butler Area School District are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch for free. If your family would like food service during our remote learning period, you may use this link to sign up, if you have not already. https://forms.gle/XqU3ktDzPFrYe6ob8
We have opened up enrollment for our one-to-one device protection program.
Butler Area School District is partnering with One2One Risk Solutions to provide accident and loss protection for our district's one-to-one device program. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the full cost to repair or replace your child's district-issued device and limit your responsibility to per-occurrence deductible, should loss occur.
More information is available on our website. https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/1824
The deadline to enroll in the device protection program for the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2020.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I find myself giving thanks for all of you -- the people who make our school district and our community a place of excellence, success and hope.
This year has been unlike any other. Yet, despite the many challenges, all of you continue to show up to support our schools and our community.
My preference is to have our students physically in school where they can learn and grow with their teachers and peers. It’s not ideal to implement remote distance learning for all students. Quite frankly, it’s incredibly difficult for many. I want you to know that we understand the struggle and we are committed to doing everything we can to support you and your children while we are operating remotely.
Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School students each received an amazing holiday basket thanks to Inspired Hearts and Hands (IH2) and MSA. This includes both students who are enrolled in the Traditional School Model and the Cyber School Model.
IH2 and MAS partnered with the school to make this incredible gift possible. A very special thank you to both IH2 and MSA for adopting Emily Brittain for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Check out all of the baskets!
An individual from our Intermediate High School community self-disclosed that they have tested positive for COVID-19. There were not any close contacts. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.
As a precaution, we are sanitizing the areas of our schools that these people came in contact with. This is in addition to the cleaning procedures that are already in place on a daily basis.
An individual from our Connoquenessing Elementary School community self disclose that they have tested positive for COVID-19. There were not any close contacts. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.
I want to begin by thanking everyone for your support and understanding as we transitioned to remote learning at the elementary level and continued remote learning at the secondary level. Unfortunately, we have already exceeded our thresholds to have live instruction next week. We will continue to operate our elementary and secondary schools as we did this week. It is also necessary to transition Center Avenue Community School to Remote Instruction.
There are several holiday resources available to families throughout Butler County. Click to see the list.
An individual from our Center Township Elementary School community self disclose that they have tested positive for COVID-19. There were not any close contacts. Due to privacy laws, we can not share additional information.
Butler Intermediate High School is proud to acknowledge the following current ninth grade students for receiving the Good Citizenship Award from Senator Scott Hutchinson's office:
The Good Citizenship Award honors students for demonstrating the five important qualities that make a good citizen - scholarship, character, service, leadership and acceptance of responsibility in academics, extracurricular activities and families.
Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Mrs. Mumaw’s kindergarten students at Summit Elementary School recently learned all about bats! They learned many facts about bats, read "Stellaluna" and compared bats to birds, and read bat books looking for sight words. They also talked about sequencing with the book "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Bat."
The the class transformed their room into a “bat cave.” They blacked out the windows and door and turned off the lights! They even dressed in black or brown like bats, listened to bat noises in our cave, and spent a lot of time using our flashlights to do work.
On October 22, 28 students from the Intermediate High School and Senior High School participated in the Propaganda competition.
Propaganda is an academic game in which players become critical thinkers as they learn to recognize techniques of persuasion. Due to the pandemic, students participated at our school and then our scores were ranked against participating students from other school districts.
Great job, everyone!
Butler Area School District
Tweets by Butler_Area_SD