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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.

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
Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program for Grades K-6 Oct 15, 2020 Kinsa

This year Butler Area School District is partnering with the Kinsa’s FLUency School Health Program. The mission of the program is to prevent the spread of illness during cold and flu season at schools. Family participation in this program is voluntary and open to families with students in grades K-6. Participating families will receive a free award-winning Kinsa thermometer to take their child’s temperature each day. The program also provides an app that families may use to help detect and respond to spreading illness. It is free for families to participate.

A Message from the Superintendent -- Oct. 7, 2020 Oct 7, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Community: 

We recently provided parents/guardians with the opportunity to provide “start of the year” feedback. In addition, our faculty and staff have been assessing what is working well and what needs to be revised. As a result of this feedback, I have several updates, reminders and changes that I would like to share with you. 

First, thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback over the past few weeks. We are using the information that was collected to help ensure each of our Learning Pathways are as effective as possible for the remainder of the year. 

A Special Visit for Cyber Learning Students Oct 1, 2020 2nd grade guidance counselor

Miss Erb’s second grade cyber students recently had a special visitor! The guidance counselor, Mrs. Schnur, read a story to students about how to be a bucket filler. Then students shared how they can be bucket fillers in cyber school. Thank you for virtually stopping by the second grade cyber class, Mrs. Schnur! 
 

K-4 Parent Sign-Off Form Sep 8, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-4: 

We hope the school year is off to a great start for your child. If you have not already, please review the Student HandbookDiscipline Handbook and our Technology Policies (Click "POLICIES" top right -- Click the "800 OPERATION" section on the left -- Click 815 and 815.1.).

Once you have reviewed these documents, please complete this form one time for each child you have in grades K-4 by Friday, September 11, 2020. All parents/guardians must complete this form regardless of their child's Learning Pathway. 

Parent Sign-Off Form: https://forms.gle/2FRF5XgW6754mNc89

Thank you!

Mrs. Theresa Cherry, Center Township Elementary
Mrs. Hope Hull, Connoquenessing Elementary and Summit Elementary
Mr. Matt Martinez, Northwest Elementary
Dr. Carrie Morgan-Davis, McQuistion Elementary
Mrs. Cassandra Pencek, Emily Brittain Elementary

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