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“Tales of the Dairy Godmother” and more planned for Agricultural Literacy Week, March 15-19

Agricultural Literacy Week is March 15-19, and BKW students and staff will be working together to grow understanding and appreciation of the agricultural world, especially among younger learners. “This year, Ag Literacy Week will look a bit different since we are keeping contact to a minimum,” said BKW teachers and FFA advisors Michaela Kehrer and …

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Pre-K Information Night recording is now available

Did you miss Pre-K Information Night? A recording of the night can be viewed online by visiting https://youtu.be/bKR8X6qCl6w To receive a Pre-K registration packet by mail, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD27A3N7_1NMgGpHg1JaytaDD6U-t8mofeCoZyR3srxgbeeQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Packets will be mailed out on Monday, February 22, 2021.  Please contact the Pre-K teachers or the Elementary School main office with any questions. 

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Health exams must be on required form as of Feb. 1

Education Law requires all New York State public school students to have a health exam when they are a new student in a school district and when they enter Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Beginning on Feb. 1, 2021, schools cannot accept the health exam if it is …

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Siblings of students with COVID-19 symptoms excluded from in-person classes

Effective immediately, the Albany County Department of Health has advised K-12 school districts to exclude siblings of symptomatic students from attending in-person classes pending COVID-19 test results of the symptomatic student. This means that brothers and/or sisters of a student who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should also stay home until that student’s test results are …

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Congratulations 6th grade honor roll achievers

Congratulations to the following 6th grade students for achieving the first trimester Honor Roll list: High Honors Saige Hellwig Madison Pasquini Charlotte Elble Eden Elble Henry Ferguson Benjamin West Honors Madison Mosbey Madelyn Emmerich Justin Stevens Nicholas Miller Joaquin Abraham Myla Evans Honorable Mention Evelyn Hopkins Isabella Yakel Layla Cole William Tobia

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Kiwanis, Builders Club, FFA improve Uhai Trail

On November 20, Nelson Kent and Russ Pokorny from the Helderberg Kiwanis Club worked with students in the elementary Builders Club, and their advisors Carey Raymond and Melissa Lindberg, to put up 20 bird houses along the Uhai Trail, which runs behind the school.  Thank you to Mr. Kent for the photos he took that …

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BKW Bulldogs & community unite to help Jody heal

Just before Thanksgiving, Bulldogs of all ages sent their love and well wishes to BKW 8th grader Jody Sisson during Wear Blue for Jody Day at their school. They have also been writing their lessons with blue Jody Strong pencils. Their expressions of love and support are among many shared throughout their school district and …

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Helping children with online learning

To help parents and guardians support their children’s learning at home, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Special Education is sharing the following resources provided by the IRIS Center of Vanderbilt University. The IRIS Center has created the following tip sheets: My child says she doesn’t like online learning. How can I help? …

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