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    The next Board of Education meeting will take place on Thursday, August 12, 2021. The meeting will begin in Executive Session at 6:30 PM at which time the School Directors will interview teacher candidates. The regular Board meeting will begin at approximately 7:30 PM in the high school library.

    Public Participation in Board Meetings- Any citizens who wish to comment at the Board meeting should refer to Policies 006 and 903 on the District website for directions.

     


     

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  • New Student Registration

     

    The Berlin Brothersvalley School District will hold new student registration on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Families with school age children who have recently moved into the district should visit the appropriate school building during these hours to complete the registration process for the upcoming school year. Parents/guardians are asked to bring up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency, and birth certificates for any students entering kindergarten and students who are new residents of Pennsylvania. Enrollments forms can be found on our school website, www.bbsd.com. If you have any questions, please call the elementary school (K-4) at 814-267-4623, the middle school at 814-267- 6931 (5-8) or the high school (9-12) at 814-267-4622.

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  • 2021-22 BBSD School Calendar

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  • Full Time Custodian Position

    Immediate opening for full time custodian with benefits. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Rachel Prosser at 814-267-4621 or rprosser@bbsd.com.

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  • RFP Facilities Study

    The Berlin Brothersvalley School District invites qualified proposers to submit proposals for a comprehensive District-Wide Facilities Feasibility Study. All bids will be due by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021. For applicable RFP specs/information contact Lori Gindlesperger, Business Manager, lgindlesperger@bbsd.com or (814)267-4621.

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    Football Heat Acclimation

    The official start date of fall sports is August 16th.  Varsity football heat acclimation begins on August 9th.

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  • Concussion Tests

    Concussion/Impact tests wil be given on Tuesday, August  10th and Thursday, August 12th from 3pm to 4pm in the High School Computer Lab room 110 (Mr. Slope's room). All athletes entering grades 7, 9, and 11 are required to complete this test. All athletes should enter the main doors at the high school office. 

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  • Youth Soccer Camp

    The Berlin Soccer teams will be hosting a youth soccer camp for Kindergarten through 5th grade age students. The camp will be help Monday, August 9th through Thursday, August 12th.

    Click Here for Registration Info

     

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  • Baseball Fundraiser

    The Berlin Baseball team is selling vouchers for the Altoona Curve.  The vouchers can be used for tickets to any Altoona Curve game.  Cost of the vouchers are $8.00, all proceeds go to the Berlin Baseball team.  If you are interested please contact Mandy Leonard at 814-434-1342.


     

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  • COVID Information Graphic

    As of July 26, 2021

    We will return to school for in person instruction on Monday, August 30, 2021. We understand that exposures to the COVID virus are inevitable and more than likely will continue to occur in our community. It is critical that individuals and families pay close attention to any exposures and monitor any health issues. Schools must still monitor student and staff health to maintain a safe learning environment for all. This is not a change in how schools operated even before COVID-19.

    Each of us is responsible for keeping the district open for in person instruction. Do not send your child to school if they are ill or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID or one of the variant strains.

    At this time, wearing a mask/face shield/etc. is not required but an option for anyone who wishes to continue this practice. There is no mandate which requires the district to wear masks at this time.

    Currently, we are under a mandate for students and staff to wear face coverings on the bus. Please make sure that you follow this mandate if you intend on using the buses for transportation to and from school.

    We will continue to utilize common sense safety and hygiene protocols as outlined in the Berlin Brothersvalley Health and Safety Plan posted on our website. The plan served the District well during the 2020-2021 school year and will be modified to reflect the most recent guidance from the various health agencies and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

    We understand that most of us were taught to “fight through” symptoms when we don’t feel well and go to school. The transmission of the coronavirus and the new variant, which is apparently more contagious, requires us to think differently when it comes to symptoms. If students and staff are ill, then staying home is the right choice. If you have any questions regarding your situation, contact the district at (814) 267-4621 for advice and instructions on your options regarding coming to school.

    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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    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.

    New Elementary Cafeteria Option - Click Here

    Beginning February 8th, the Food Service Department will offer the option for elementary students in grades 2-4 to purchase extra food and drink items from the cafeteria tray line on a trial basis.

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    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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    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

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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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