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  • 2021-22 BBSD School Calendar

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  • Schoology

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  • PHEAA will be offering a virtual Financial Aid Presentation on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The presentation provides an early understanding of the financial decisons that students need to make concerning higher education. Any student planning on continuing their education should attend at the site below.

    Presentation Link

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  • Letterman Jackets

    Any high school student interested in purchasing a letterman jacket should sign the list in the office. Interested students must also turn in a $50 deposit when signing up. Orders and sizing will be done Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:00am. If you have any questions please stop in the high school office or contact them at 814-267-4622.

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  • Fundraiser for J B Schrock Playground - Saturday, October 16th


    Linda Karchner, President of the J B Schrock Community Park Board, is celebrating her 60th birthday as a fundraiser for the playground!
    The festivities will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at the J B Schrock Playground [700 South St., Berlin].


    The playground is pre-selling tickets for BBQ Chicken Halves AND Dinners. Halves are $6 and Dinners are $10 [includes BBQ chicken half, cole slaw, baked beans, Landis bakery roll & butter, dessert]. Chicken must be pre-ordered and prepaid by Oct. 2nd. Contact Shirley Reed at 814-267-4961 to order chicken. [NOTE: Chicken pick up on Oct. 16th will be from 11 am - 1 pm]


    Other fundraising opportunities that day will include an old-fashioned cake walk, raffles, Boscov's Shopping Discount cards, and beverage sales.
    Music AND FREE kids activities [games, crafts, and THE STORY LADY will be making a special appearance at 12:30 pm]!
    Several individuals, businesses, and organizations have already supported the fundraiser but additional donations of cakes, gift certificates/baskets/etc. for the raffles, as well as monetary gifts are appreciated.


    Thank you in advance to Berlin Market and Thrivent Financial for their donations.
    DoTERRA® Essential Oils is also matching all donations that day, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000!


     

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  • SAT School Day

    The High School will be hosting a SAT School Day on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The cost of the test is $55. Qualifying students can take the test at a discount. Please stop in the Guidance Office for more details!

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  • Athletics Graphic

    BBSD Athletic Schedule

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  • 2021 Berlin Youth Football Apparel Sale

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    Dear Berlin Brothersvalley Community,

     

    Our school year has changed already after just 2 very successful days with students. The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued an order for "masking" for all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania beginning on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. At our School Board meeting on Thursday, August 12, the Board approved our Health and Safety Plan which provided the option for students, staff and visitors the choice to wear a mask or face shield. We no longer have this choice and must adhere to the order issued by the Department of Health. We know that there are a variety of opinions and feelings regarding this order and also realize that our in-person learning situation is in jeopardy of being disrupted on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. Last year we were able to navigate the school year and provided our students with in-person learning approximately 92% of the year. We understand how to work through this situation and will fall back to the process we used last year to maintain our academic, athletic and arts programs. There has been some question regarding the consequences of ignoring this mandate and continuing the option for masks/face shields. Failure to comply with this directive could result in the following:

    • Potential loss of approximately $8 million dollars in Federal/State funding.

    • Loss of insurance coverage for the school district resulting in district and personal liability. This has the potential to bankrupt the school district if exposed to litigation which is currently covered by our insurance.

    There are other potential "unintended" consequences for violating this order. This order also supersedes the District Health and Safety Plan. Guidance from legal counsel for the district is clear that violation of this mandate will expose the District to potential litigation.

    On a positive note, the wearing of masks in school provides relief from quarantining according to the CDC: "In the K-12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3-6 feet of an infected student (laboratory confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time." This CDC provision will allow students to remain in the classroom as well as engage in extracurricular activities.


    We need your cooperation to once again navigate these uncertain and turbulent times. It is in everyone's best interest to work together and protect our students, staff and community.

    Please refer to the District website for the most up to date information.

    Thank you for continuing to support our students and teachers by cooperating in our collective effort to keep our students engaged as much as possible in all of the "Three "A's"!

     

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. David F. Reeder

    Superintendent

     

    Full Statement from Governor Wolf

    PDE Frequently Asked Questions

    Medical Exemption Form for Mask Requirement

    Face Coverings FAQ Sheet

     

    State Recommendations for Schools Following Identification of a Case(s) of COVID-19

     

    BBSD Health & Safety Documents

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  • FID and Virtual Instruction Definitions

    BBSD has several instructional delivery models when we need to leave our buildings and learn remotely. This guide will assist in describing the models and the responsibilities associated with each.  Click here for more information.

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  • BBSD Health & Safety Guidelines

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  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant Fund

      

    ESSER Fund FAQ Sheet     ESSER Fund Information

     


     

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    Covid-19 Relief Package: P-EBT Card - Click Here

    BBSD is requesting free/reduced lunch applications to be completed to determine if you qualify for an emergency P-EBT card which the State will be issuing this spring for students to purchase food outside of school. Click here to open up the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

     

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  • Financial Aid Graphic

    Be sure to check out available scholarship opportunities

    Recorded Virtual Financial Aid Information Session

    The links to 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 jfontana@pheaa.org or call 814-322-2563.

    2020 PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation
    https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=abf27fd36b22486a9dd2f44fc8a8a354
    Recording Password:  pYNSgMe6


    2021-22 FAFSA Overview
    PLAY RECORDING ( 55 min)
    https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=0dbeac2a295a4255b62ff92ee39d1c89
    Recording Password: mR5PnWJS

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  • Employment Opportunities

    To see all full-time and part-time positions currently open at the school please visit our Employment Opportunities Page!

    For more information and to request an application, please contact:

    Rachel Prosser

    rprosser@bbsd.com

    Berlin Brothersvalley School District, Human Resources

    1025 East Main Street, Berlin, PA  15530    (814) 267-4621

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  • Resources Graphic

    Safe 2 Say Something

    https://www.safe2saypa.org/

    Crisis Intervention Services

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  • Title IX Training Material

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  • Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: https://internetessentials.com/

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  • ESSA Federal Report

    As part of Pennsylvania's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Berlin Brothersvalley is required to post its ESSA Report Card

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    Foundation Website Page

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School Safety

  • Safe to Say Something

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  • 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.


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  • School Emergency Procedures

    Berlin Brothersvalley School District has steps in place to address student and staff safety issues through the adoption of a

    District-wide Emergency Response Plan.


     

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  • School Alerts

    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.

    • To participate in text messages:  Text Y to 67587 from your wireless device.
    • If you prefer not to receive text messages:  Text STOP to 67587.

    *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.

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