We were notified Nov. 17th that one of our cafeteria staff was exposed to COVID. Our COVID team met and discussed the situation. We participated in a conference call with the Department of Health and also sought guidance from an epidemiologist.
Based on this information, we need to quarantine the majority of our cafeteria staff for two weeks. This situation will require the district to be virtual for all grades K-12 from Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, November 24. We will return to school in person on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Extra-curricular activities and parent/teacher conferences will still be able to take place.
We would like YOU to share your musical talent with area nursing homes that are in great need of interaction & entertainment! If you would like to submit a video of you singing, dancing, playing an instrument...practice up! Choose a festive Holiday song to share, join in with brothers, sisters, parents and let's spread some cheer!
Recordings Due December 6th @ 8 PM
NJHS will be collecting Toys For Tots in conjunction with the Berlin Ambulance Association and Marine Corps Reserve. Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys. Please do not send toys resembling weapons. Donations can be dropped off at the high school, middle school, or elementary offices. Please include your child's homeroom teacher's name. We will be collecting until December 4.
Instead of our in person session seceduled for 10/28/2020, BBHS will host the first-ever Recorded Virtual Financial Aid Information Session. Financial Aid expert, Julie Fontana will be available to help create FSA ID, discuss the documents needed, the deadlines you need to meet, and the scoop on financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The links to these recorded sessions are below. If you would like to schedule a virtual 1on 1 help session to get assistance completing your forms, contact Julie Fontana, PHEAA Access Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-322-2563.
2020 PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation
Recording Password: pYNSgMe6
2021-22 FAFSA Overview
PLAY RECORDING ( 55 min)
Recording Password: mR5PnWJS
Dear Berlin Brothersvalley Community,
In recent weeks, our nation has experienced heart wrenching and physically devastating violence. We want to acknowledge the toll that these events have taken on schools across the country. In the wake of these events, we want to reassure you that BBSD continues to provide a safe environment for our children to learn.
BBSD is vigilant in our efforts to ensure our schools are safe. We have a detailed emergency operations plan that lays out specific plans and responses related to prevention & mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. We conduct regular drills that provide practice to our students and staff on how to best respond to emergency situations. Also, we continue to work closely with law enforcement and other security professionals to maximize our safety efforts.
Please know that BBSD continues to be proactive in our safety measures. We encourage the community to work with the school district and local police departments, and to report any issues that may cause you concern. If you see something, please say something, and encourage your children to do the same.
Berlin Brothersvalley School District has the ability to send out text alerts and messages. In order to participate in this service, your cell phone number must be in our student database AND you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone.
*Although Berlin Brothersvalley School District does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.