We hope your families are safe and well! As we continue to plan and prepare for the upcoming school year, we wanted to share some important information with all of you.
When we first submitted our reopening plan to the state back in June 2020, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was using Red, Yellow and Green color designations. As of August 4, 2020 we are still in the Green designation, however we have additional mandates from the state that must be implemented. Thus, we will operate in what we're calling the "Enhanced Green" designation upon our return to school this year.
Please take some time to review the documents below prior to the first day of school on September 1, 2020. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility!
BASD's COVID-19 Website
We have created an entire section of our website dedicated to sharing information with families that may be helpful. Visit our COVID-19 website>
BASD's Reopening Documents
Butler Area School District completed the state's phased school reopening plans document. For more on that, including the Attestation, visit our Reopening Plans page.
Learning Pathways Initiative
We are now offering four Learning Pathways for the 2020-2021 school year. They are the Traditional School Model where students will attend school full time in person; the Online/Cyber School Model where students will take all of their classes remotely online through our Cyber Learning Program; the Hybrid School Model (grades 7-12) where students may elect to take some classes in person and other classes remotely through our Cyber Learning Program; and (NEW) our Flexible Traditional School Model (grades 7-12) where students may attend school in person two days a week and remotely online through our Cyber Learning Program three days a week. Visit our Learning Pathways Initiative page>
Cyber Learning Program
If your are planning to participate in the Traditional School Model, you do not need to register. If you would like to enroll in the Online/Cyber School Model, Hybrid School Model or Flexible Traditional School Model, you will need to register on our Cyber Learning Program page. Visit our Cyber Learning Program page>
First Day of School
The first day of school is September 1, 2020. All of our K-4 elementary schools, our Middle School and Center Avenue Community School will report to school as planned on September 1. Our Intermediate High School and Senior High School will have a "soft opening" the week of September 1. Read more about that here>