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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) School District Updates Mar 15, 2020 updates

We have created a website with important information during the COVID-19 school closure.

Click to view the COVID-19 section of our website>

 

An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District Mar 25, 2020

An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District:

The on-going Covid-19 virus has tested everyone’s mettle and resiliency. The rapid-fire directives and decisions emanating from governmental agencies has produced an unbelievable amount of challenges for the staff, students and parents of the Butler District. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sincere respect and deep appreciation we have for our dedicated and unselfish staff in meeting these difficult challenges.

All Special Education Meetings, Events, Activities, Athletics are Canceled or Postponed Mar 17, 2020 events canceled

All meetings, events, activities and athletics are canceled as long as our school district is closed. Currently, we are closed through Sunday, March 29. Thank you for your patience. 

Special Education/ IEP Meetings
All special education meetings, including IEP meetings, that were scheduled to take place during the closure have been postponed. More information for families of special education students can be found on our COVID-19 website. Click to access>

School Board Meetings
The School Board meetings that were scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Monday, March 23 have been canceled. 

PTO and other Parent or Student Meetings
All PTO meetings that were scheduled to take place during our school closure have been canceled. 

Every parent or student meeting that was scheduled to take place during our school closure will be postponed until a later date. 

Events and Activities
All school events and activities are canceled during the school closure. Some events may be rescheduled for a later date. We will share information as it becomes available. 

Athletics
All athletic practices, games and competitions are canceled until further notice. 

 

After School Meals and Homework Help Mar 6, 2020

The Nutrition Group and Butler Area School District will be offering after school meals to school-age children in the community.  The program is free and open to all school-age children who were 18 years of age or younger at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 

 

Start Date: March 2, 2020

Where:  Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School

When:  Monday and Wednesday

Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.

 

For more information, contact:

Food Service Directors

Helen Walker (724) 214-3223

Lisa Montebell (724) 214-3243

Bobbi Ritts (724) 214-3221

A Message from the Butler County Superintendents Mar 4, 2020

Parents/Guardians,

The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

While there are NO confirmed cases at the District level or in Pennsylvania regarding coronavirus, we are continuing to closely monitor updates and are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations in proactively planning should measures need to be put in place. All Butler County Superintendents/Executive Director and School Nurses are maintaining regular contact with Butler County leaders, Pennsylvania Department of Health officials, Butler Health System and other health care providers to discuss official updates, share information and, if needed, to coordinate any response. We are committed to collaborating in this effort and making the best possible decisions for our students, staff and families.

(POSTPONED) FAB Showcase Mar 2, 2020 FAB

This event has been postponed. We will share more information when it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. 

Chef Day at Center Avenue Feb 28, 2020 chef day

Center Avenue students recently had the opportunity to learn from Executive Chef, Jamie Sola and Pastry Chef, Kim Jezak. 

Chef Jamie, the Executive Chef of Revival On Lincoln, showed the students knife skills, cooking techniques, and food preparation skills. 

Pastry Chef Kim taught the students how to correctly frost cakes, create decorations, and different piping techniques. 

This unique opportunity will help with the students' chapter 339 portfolio for graduation.    

View photos on Flickr>

Power Outage at Center Township Feb 27, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

Center Township Elementary School has lost partial power. Without full power in the building, we will be unable to provide lunch to our students and maintain heat throughout the day. 

Our plan is to transport all Center Township Elementary School students to the Intermediate High School via bus at 11:30 am. All students will have the opportunity to eat lunch at the Intermediate High School and participate in various activities throughout the day. 

At the conclusion of the day, we will dismiss bus students directly from the Intermediate High School.  Students who are already scheduled for parent pick up will be transported back to Center Township for dismissal.

Gifted students who were at Center Township today from other elementary schools are currently being sent back to their home schools. Center Township gifted students will be sent to the Intermediate High School with their regular class at 11:30 am. 

If you would like to pick your child up early from school, please try to arrive at Center Township before 11:30 am. If you cannot get there before 11:30 and want to pick your child up early, please go to the Intermediate High School. The Intermediate High School office number is 724-214-3400.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. 

 

Sincerely,
 

Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent
Butler Area School District

A Message from the Superintendent -- Feb. 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

The school year is in full swing -- and unfortunately so is cold and flu season. However, there are preventative measures you can take as a line of defense. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following actions to help people stay healthy this year: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when sneezing or coughing. 
  • Get plenty of rest. 
  • Eat healthy foods and drink a lot of healthy liquids (avoid sodas). 
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that could be contaminated. 
  • Get your flu shot.
Kids' Weekend Backpack Program -- Spaghetti Dinner Feb 19, 2020 Backpack Spaghetti Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, March 11 at Tanglewood from 4-7 pm for a Spaghetti Dinner that benefits the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program. 

The meal includes pasta, meatballs, salad, cupcake and a beverage. You can dine in or take out! There is free parking at the Tanglewood Center (10 Austin Ave, Lyndora, PA 16045). 

  • Adults and children 13 & over -- $10
  • Children ages 4-12 -- $5
  • Children 3 and younger -- free

Bring a food item for the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program and get a free door prize ticket.

We hope to see you there. 

K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Plan Feb 17, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Parents and Guardians:

Butler Area School District has always maintained a commitment to supporting student development and growth. The School Counseling Department’s mission statement upholds this pledge to student success through academic, social, emotional, and career awareness by means of a collaborative approach with students, parents, educators, and the community. It is our continued goal to develop life-long learners who are productive citizens in this changing global society. To this end, the School Counseling program in the Butler Area School District continues to implement a comprehensive K-12 Guidance Plan to support college and career readiness for all students.

100th Day at Center Avenue Feb 11, 2020 199th day

Students in Mrs. Earl and Mrs. Ray's room at Center Avenue celebrate the 100th day of school by brainstorming 100 words. They also used their estimation skills by estimating how many "chews" it would take to finish a starburst, and how many "licks" it took to get to the center of a tootsie pop! 

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