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Coronavirus update – April 1 – BKW Internet hotspots available, Governor’s orders continuity of learning

BKW offers Internet hotspot points for families BKW Schools have set up several hotspot points located around the school district to assist families with internet access. They are: Westerlo Town Park Green Acres Berne Senior Center Knox Town Highway Garage Old East Berne Fire Department (across from Dollar General) 1. Schools district vehicles will park …

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Coronavirus update – April 1 – BKW makes Internet hotspots available, Governor’s order continuity of learning

April 1, 2020 – 1 p.m. – Governor orders continuity of instruction BKW Hotspot points located around the school district to assist with internet access: Westerlo Town Park Green Acres Berne Senior Center Knox Town Highway Garage Old East Berne Fire Department (across from Dollar General) 1. Schools district vehicles will park at each location …

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Y expands child care to include essential workers

March 31 update:  Y providing child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers The Capital District YMCA is providing child care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at their four Early Learning Centers:   Clifton Park KidzLodge Early Learning Center 47 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065 518- 881-0055   Duanesburg Early Learning Center 185 Mott Rd, …

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WMHT supports at-home learning with on-air and online educational programming

Our local PBS station, WMHT Public Media, is offering an educational programming block targeted to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed.  From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day line-up will cover …

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Superintendent Mundell’s March 18 school closures message

BKW Superintendent Dr. Timothy Mundell reaches out during this time of school closures to students, staff and their families. BKW misses you! Dr. Mundell talks about learning and teaching, meals, taking care of ourselves and other topics. He also reminds them that they can reach out to his office by phone if needed. See his …

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Change: Breakfast/lunch information for students during school closures – pickup now deliveries

Dear BKW Community,   The district will be providing meals during the school closure to any student in the BKW school district starting on Tuesday, March 17. IMPORTANT NOTICE; Beginning Wednesday, March 18 the district will be making home deliveries to all who are in need of a breakfast and lunch. All are welcome to …

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Coronavirus update – Governor orders schools closed for 2 weeks

Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant. Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s Blackboard Connect notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Please check back frequently for updates March 17 – …

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Counseling resources for the BKW school community on COVID-19

If you or your family would like to speak with a counselor about the COVID-19 virus or related stress, please contact the Counseling Department at 518-872-1482, Option 3.  Below are a list of resources as well:   Talking to kids about COVID-19 (video) https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Talking to Elementary Children about COVID-19 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3eApRJDPdVxpOlq1eEU124oIWpfQDK1/view?mc_cid=567c0051db&mc_eid=04c403aabb https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus Social Story about …

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Butternut squash featured on Taste Test Thursday

BKW Elementary School students enjoyed March Taste Test Thursday today. This month’s Harvest of the Month was butternut squash. Nutrition Fact: Butternut squash contains beta-carotene, which is what gives squash its bright orange color. Students enjoyed NYS maple mashed butternut squash in the school cafeteria.

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A capital experience for FFA at Farm Bureau event

It was a capital experience with agricultural leaders and producers when 10 members of BKW’s FFA chapter attended the Taste of New York Farm Bureau event in Albany on March 2.  Prior to the event, the students had the opportunity to meet with New York State Deputy Secretary of Food and Agriculture Patrick Hooker.  Hooker …

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