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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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Families can still apply for free and reduced price school meals

Dear BKW Families, We recognize that the Coronavirus pandemic is both a public health crisis and an economic crisis. In many families, this pandemic has directly impacted jobs and household income. If your family has been economically impacted, we want to remind you that it is still possible to apply for the 2019-20 Free and …

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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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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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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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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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Student & parent-friendly Counseling Center expands services

BKW has a great team of student support professionals – staff who assist with college and post-graduation planning; personal, interpersonal and social issues; behavioral and mental health concerns; wellness and overall health promotion; and special education services and programs. Thanks to this year’s capital construction project, these professionals and their support staff have a space …

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