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Please take ‘return to school’ parent survey, closes June 12

Dear BKW families, I hope you are all safe and well. Please also accept my sincere appreciation for the shift everyone has made during this unique and challenging time. As a school community, we have worked together, endured uncertainty, and continue to be ready for the unexpected. I have been most impressed by the sheer …

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Governor extends receipt of mail-in voting ballots through June 16, drop box voting now over

Gov. Cuomo on Sunday, June 7, extended the date  to receive voting ballots for the GASD 2020-21 budget vote and school board election. Hand delivery of ballots to district drop boxes ended at 5 p.m. on June 9, but ballots can still be received by mail by the school district through 5 p.m.,  June 16. …

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Elble/Tedeschi honored by NYSSBA with Excellence Awards

Two BKW Board of Education members – Nathan Elble and Matthew Tedeschi – have been honored by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) with Level 2 Board Excellence Award this year. NYSSBA offers a Recognition Program designed to provide school board members with professional development opportunities and acknowledge those who strive to continually …

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Health & dental exam requirements

BKW’s school nurses would like to inform our students’ families about important health and dental examination requirements set by the state. June 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd , 5th, 7th …

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Governor signs executive order allowing in-person special education summer programs

On Friday, June 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order authorizing schools to provide in-person special education services over the summer. Summer programs for special education students will be offered at BKW on-site from July 6 to August 14 and will be aligned with health and safety protocols. Students who are usually served by …

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Message from Dr. Mundell about graduation, DOH guidance

As Dr. Pitterson communicated in his most recent letter to senior parents, the BKW graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held on June 24, at Jericho Drive-in, at 9 p.m. We have worked closely with the senior class over the past month to gather their thoughts and design a graduation ceremony that …

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David Doolin, Logan LaForest, Logan Warner inducted into National Technical Honor Society

BKW students David Doolin, Logan LaForest and Logan Warner have been recognized for excellence in their studies at their high school and in career and technical education by being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). They are among 51 students so honored at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School, where David …

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Student athlete health history due 30 days before season starts

Looking ahead to next school year, if the fall and winter sports seasons proceed as usual, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) will permit student athletes to participate in the fall 2020 sports season if they have previously had a health examination for school attendance in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school …

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