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Board discusses school opening plans, College & Career Readiness

The BKW Board of Education discussed school opening plans at their Aug. 30 meeting, including the layered mitigation plan and a contact tracing and quarantine plan by the Albany County Department of Health. At the meeting, Bonnie Kane also presented on the work she’s done this summer on College and Career Readiness.  She is working …

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Health Department requiring mask wearing in school

Everyone here at BKW is looking forward to welcoming all of our students back for in-person instruction in just a few short days. Our goal this year is to keep students in school for as many days as possible, while also maintaining a safe environment for both students and staff. To do this, as we …

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Sports streaming to return as an option for Bulldog fans

The BKW athletic department will be streaming all home indoor athletic events again this year via https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. In addition, Bulldog fans can watch away games at schools that also have a NFHS Network camera. “Although we fully expect fans to be able to attend these events in person, the streaming option is great for out-of-town …

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Free school meals for all students during 2021-22; families still encouraged to apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals

August 24, 2021 Dear Berne-Knox Westerlo Central School District Families: As part of an effort to make sure children have access to meals during the pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture has announced the extension of a waiver that results in school meals being available to all children at no charge. Meals will consist …

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District-wide School Safety Plan open for public comment

Aug. 16, 2021 –  The following proposed District-wide School Safety Plan is open for public comment for 30 days. Comments may be forwarded to Anne Farnam, District Clerk. BERNE-KNOX-WESTERLO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT-WIDE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN 2021-2022 School Year Reviewed/Revised: 8/16/21 Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District District-Wide School Safety Plan Table of Contents Introduction Section I: …

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BKW Layered Mitigation School Opening Plan: Fall 2021

August 16, 2021 / plan updated 8/31 Dear BKW families, With the issuance of school opening guidance by the NYS Education Department last week, we are now in a position to share with our community the BKW Schools opening plan for the 2021-22 school year. We are grateful for the Department’s leadership to issue this …

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Free school supplies distribution by NHS, NJHS on Aug. 31, Sept. 2; pre-orders encouraged

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will be giving out free school supplies for any BKW student who would like them. This event has been rescheduled due to school cleaning and will now be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-orders are encouraged, but …

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Reminder: Transportation forms are due

Reminder for BKW Parents & Guardians: Transportation forms are due back at the school office no later than Monday, August 16, in order for the alternate pick up and drop off locations to be effective for the first day of school. The forms can be found on the district website’s Forms webpage. Thank you.

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BKW fall sports tryouts, physicals and first practices

Any students interested in playing BKW fall sports should sign up online at the link below: https://bkwschools-ar.rschooltoday.com/ A valid physical on file with the nurse will be necessary to try out. BKW will provide free physicals on Aug. 23 starting at 8 a.m. Please contact school nurse Alicia Lounsbury alicia.lounsbury@bkwschools.org for a time slot. JV …

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