The Butler Area School District Board of Directors is proud to share that Dr. Brian White has accepted a five year contract with our district. The board took this action because leadership is imperative to the success of our school district for both today and tomorrow.
Dr. White’s leadership has moved our district forward in so many ways since he began as superintendent in August 2017. Upon his arrival at Butler, Dr. White immediately initiated a strategic planning process that was truly remarkable. One of his greatest talents as a leader is his ability to engage and empower the members of our community, including teachers, staff, parents, students, elected officials and residents. Through his belief that all stakeholders must have the opportunity to be involved in planning for the district’s future, he was able to engage several hundred people in the strategic planning process.
Students in Mr. Takacs’ homeroom participated in socially distanced gym class with Mrs. Wilson. They played Rock, Paper, Scissors Victory Dance and and did jumping jack as a warm up.
This week, a federal judge ruled that Governor Wolf’s limits on congregant group sizes are unconstitutional. As a result of this ruling, we are now able to allow our band and cheerleaders to perform at the football game on Friday evening. In addition, each football player, cheerleader and member of the band will receive two event spectator tickets for their family members or friends. However, we will not be selling or distributing general admission or student tickets.
Structured play time looks a lot different in kindergarten this year! Students in Mrs. Kriley’s class chose an individual play bag to use at their desk. Play bags contain small world items, Play-Doh, or loose parts like blocks, Magna-Tiles, and Legos.
*Play bags are quarantined and/or sanitized before another student may select it to play with.
Mr. Erich Campbell painted a picture of Rocky Bleier over the summer for a great cause! Mr. Bleier autographed the painting and it is up for auction. The money raised will go toward Family and Teen Outreach.
View more photos on Flickr.
We the school year is off to a good start for everyone! View photos from the first day of school.
We hope the school year is off to a great start for everyone. It has been so great to have students back in our buildings! We have a couple of updates that we want to share with you.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Cyber Learning Program orientation in person or attended a learning material pick up this week. If you have already received your child's learning materials, you may disregard this email.
We realize some families could not make it to the orientation or to the pick up times we offered. Therefore, we are offering one more opportunity for elementary parents to pick up their child's materials for the Cyber Learning Program prior to the first day of school.
UPDATE: Students who purchased a parking pass last year will receive a discount on their parking pass for this year.
If you purchased a parking pass (full year or half year) for the 2019-2020 school year, you will receive a discount on your parking pass for the 2020-2021 school year. In this case, your parking pass will cost $70 for the 2020-2021 school year.
If you brought your check to school already, you can bring an updated check that reflects the new amount on the first day of school. At that time, we will return your original check to you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to designate your child’s Learning Pathway in order for it to be in effect on the first day of school is today (Wednesday, August 19, 2020). We will temporarily pause all new enrollments and change requests from August 20-September 4. After September 4, you may change your child’s Learning Pathway.
Visit our website for more information about our Learning Pathways as well as the registration links and change request links: https://www.basdk12.org/news/660
In an attempt to offer additional courses for secondary students (grades 7-12) who are enrolled in our Online/Cyber School Model or our Hybrid School Model through the district’s Cyber Learning Program, we will be adding live streaming for some courses that are not being offered asynchronously through Edgenuity or Google Classroom.
As a result of this update, we are extending the enrollment deadline to Friday, August 21. We will then temporarily pause our Cyber Learning Program enrollment for secondary students (grades 7-12) from August 22-September 11. The enrollment registration date for elementary (grades K-6) is still today (Wednesday, August 19).
Dear Parents/Guardians of VoTech Students:
If your child is a BASD student who attends Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS) and requires transportation to/from VoTech during the "soft opening" week (09/01/2020 - 09/04/2020), please submit your request via the form linked below by Monday, August 24.
Soft Opening Vo-Tech Transportation Request: https://forms.gle/9gMK2ajd3nut5xp39
If you have any questions regarding BCAVTS transportation for your student, please contact our Transportation Department at 724-287-8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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