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.
The PA Department of Health will bring a COVID-19 test site to Butler for five days beginning Wednesday, December 2, and running to Sunday, December 6 at Michelle Krill Field, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler, PA 16001. The site is both a drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinic and will be open each of the above days from 9 am until 6 pm. Up to 450 patients can be tested per day. Mid-nasal passage swab PCF tests will be preformed. Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is completely free to all patients. Patients must be ages three and older and are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. No appointment is necessary. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID or insurance card. Registration will also be completed on-site. The turn around time for testing results is two to seven days after testing.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, we have once again exceeded our thresholds to have live in-person instruction next week. We will continue to operate our elementary, secondary schools and Center Avenue Community School to Remote Instruction as we did this week.
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.
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
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.
Dear BASD Elementary Families,
Today is our first day of live (synchronous) instruction for students in grades K-6. Our goal is to provide this instruction balancing best practices and flexibility. You should have received information from your child’s teacher regarding their schedule. We also wanted to share some additional information with you for a smooth transition.
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.
Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 continues to increase in our community. It is impacting more families and employees. This directly impacts our ability to operate our schools. The number of employees excluded because of COVID-19 continues to grow. At this point we have over 30 employees excluded from work. Additionally, based on the data we have already received, we have crossed the threshold of substantial spread of COVID-19 in our community this week.
Butler Area School District