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Coronavirus update – March 29 – BKW Schools/offices now closed through April 15, School budget vote & board elections postponed

March 29, 2020 – Noon Annual school budget votes across the state are postponed until at least June 1, under an executive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that extends and expands restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.   School budget votes were scheduled for mid May – the state’s next scheduled mass voting event …

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Emotional support hotlines

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES Albany County Mental Health Support Line: 518-269-6634 8 am-5 pm, 7 days a week New York State Emotional Support Hotline for Mental Health Counseling: 1-844-863-9314 Mobile Crisis: (518) 292-5499 8 am- 10 pm Monday- Friday, and Saturday & Sunday 11 am-7 pm

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Y expands child care to include essential workers

March 25 update: Parent need for child care survey If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, …

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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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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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Letter to BKW School community regarding COVID-19

Dear BKW School community, This is a scary time for all. Not only the Coronavirus, but the daily stock market reports, and economic situations, along with panic at grocery stores, has simply put us all on edge. It is astounding the number of people waiting in lines to check out at stores in the last …

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Private and parochial school transportation request due April 15

Note: Due date extended due to COVID-19/Coronavirus  Requests for private and parochial school transportation for the 2020-21 school year are due to the BKW Transportation Department no later than April 15. For more information and to download an application please access the link below: Private and parochial school transportation request form

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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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BKW senior Brianna Beisly advocates for education

BKW senior Brianna Beisly joined with fellow Career and Technical Education (CTE) students and SkillsUSA members and officials from Capital Region BOCES in Albany on Legislative Advocacy Day on Feb. 26. “I was chosen to represent SkillsUSA as well as Capital Region BOCES,” Brianna said. “I spoke with senators as well as assembly members about …

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