School News

Congratulations  2021 6th Grade All Star Band Members! 

all star bandFour of our 6th grade band students have been chosen by audition for this prestigious honor.  Kelsey Castles, Carly Selesky, Nathaniel Shultis, and Adison Thatcher have demonstrated leadership, musical excellence, and unwavering commitment to our BES instrumental music program.  We salute these talented and dedicated student musicians!

BOE Meeting

Please be advised that the March BOE has been moved to Thursday, March 18th

Message from Dr. Ketch

BES would like to thank you for your support as we, as a school community, have navigated through the last year of COVID-19. Our goal has always been to provide BES students with as much in-person instruction as possible based on the CDC’s recommendations. We are pleased to announce that through careful planning we are able to proceed with the next phase of our reopening plan. The return to four days of in-person instruction will be implemented in phases beginning with our kindergarten students who will return March 4, 2021 and proceed to the next grade level. Please remember our ability to bring grade levels back relies on our capacity to do so in a safe manner following all health and safety guidelines.

 

In order to maintain social distance in accordance with the Department of Health guidance, we will be utilizing every square foot of the building, some classes will be placed in our large instructional areas, i.e. the gym or cafeteria. As we continue to bring grade levels back parents will be individually contacted regarding our return plan for that grade. BES will continue to offer a virtual classroom option for those who do not wish to have their child return in person. Since the beginning of the school year our goal has been to offer more in-person instruction. We are excited to be able to offer this and look forward to welcoming each grade level back as we move through the second phase of our reopening plan. Thank you.

Dr. Patrick Ketch

Superintendent

Kindergarten class of 2034 - Registration is now open

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*  Kindergarten Registration information link

 

*  Preschool Registration information link

 

*  YMCA Before & After School Care link 

Employment Opportunity

Would you like to make a difference in the life a child?  If you love learning and children, we may have an employment opportunity for you.  BES is need of paraprofessionals to work with individual students and in classrooms.  Please check out the employment tab on our district website and apply today.

Send us your snow day pictures

If you would like to send in pictures of your children for our website and yearbook, please click on the link below, complete the permission form and follow the instructions on how to do upload your pictures.

 

https://forms.gle/SCzDy5ygudRsr3Di7

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The Great Kindness Challenge

We are going to kick off The Great Kindness Challenge this week for the start of February, which will run the rest of the school year.  

 

Hybrid students will participate in the challenge, during indoor recess, students will have the opportunity to decorate strips of paper with messages of love and hope.  These strips of paper will be connected to make a 'Kindness United' chain that will be strung up through the building.

 

For virtual classrooms, students can create their own links to be shared on Google Classroom. Students are also welcome to create links and return them to school to be included with the school-wide chain. 

 

Here is the YouTube Kickoff video in both regular and Video Link format:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41UOAeWII8s&feature=youtu.be

https://video.link/w/dIjMb

Blairstown Youth Soccer

Please click on the link to view information on the Blairstown Youth Soccer Club 

6th Grade NWR Forms

Below are the 6th grade forms that need to be completed and returned.

 

NWR Registration Form

7th Grade Course Selection Form 2021-22

Guidelines for parents and Daily COVID Screening Guidelines - Updated 1/22/21
Order school lunches for the week here

The US Dept. of Agriculture approved BES for a program that permits schools to serve meals to all students at no charge.  Please click on the LINK for more information. 

 

If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kampfe in the school office at 908-362-6111 ext 102.  The survey below is for ALL STUDENTS

 

Blairstown Elementary Student Pre Order Meal Form

2018-2019 School Performance Report

 Please click on the link below:

 

School Performance Report

SPECIALS Schedule

Please click on the link to view the SPECIALS Schedule with Current Cycles 

Hybrid/Virtual learning Tutorials

The 2020-2021 school year will present many challenges. BES would like to make the Hybrid/Virtual learning as easy as possible.  Please click on the link below:

 

Tutorials 

BES School Safety Protocols

COVID-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance - November 19, 2020

Families can now apply for child care tuition assistance to help with care for children who have remote learning schedules due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

HOW TO APPLY - Please click on the link for more information. 

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Blairstown Elementary School FAQ'S

What is the Arrival & Dismissal time?

School will begin at 9AM and end at 1:15pm.  All students who walk or are driven to school should NOT arrive before 8:55 am.  

 

Preschool students will attend from 9:15 AM until 12:30 PM.  Parents dropping students off should NOT arrive before 9:10 AM.  

 

Where will students enter the building? 

Students will be entering the building through the gym.  If a student arrives after 9:10am, they should come in through the main office and Miss Hardy will give them a late pass.

 

Preschool students drop-off/pick up will be at the Scharre Wing entrance.  

 

Does my child need to wear a mask? Are staff members required to wear a mask?

YES!  ALL students and staff members are required to wear facial masks at all times.  

 

Are students required to wear a mask on the bus?

YES! All students are required to wear a mask on the bus and keep their mask on for the entire bus ride.  School bus drivers WILL NOT allow students to board the bus if they do not have their masks on.

 

Will school lunch be available? 

YES, The US Dept. of Agriculture approved BES for a program that permits schools to serve meals to ALL students at NO charge.  If you need to order lunch please visit our website and the link “Blairstown Elementary Student Pre-order Meal Form”. This should be completed for any student requesting lunches for the week that you will be picking up.

 

Can my child bring in a snack?  Yes, students are encouraged to bring in a small snack and water.  There will be a short snack time built into their schedule during the day. 

 

How do I subscribe to the BES App? 

The app is available for free in the App Store for your Apple or Android device. 

  • Search Blairstown Elementary School in the App Store

  • Register and create your account

  • Select “Parent” as roll option

 

Our Mission

In partnership with home and community, Blairstown Elementary School is dedicated to the mission of providing an engaging and comprehensive education.
 

A passion for learning is ignited through an enriched learning environment. While celebrating individuality, our students develop confidence, competence and character.
 

All students have the opportunity to achieve their highest potential on a quest of lifelong learning to succeed in a global, 21st century.

 

Certified Sustainable Jersey School

Sustainable Jersey Award

BOE

BOE Meetings are held in the Blairstown Elementary School Library @ 7 PM

March 18, 2021

April 1, 2021

May 6, 2021

June 3, 2021

 

User Friendly Budget 2020-2021

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator                          
(Education; Curriculum)                                              
Dr. Patrick Ketch                                                                            
1 Sunset Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ  07825                                   

(908)362-6111 ext. 104                                                                

ketch@blairstownelem.net                                                              

 

District Anti-Bullying Specialist   

(Incident Reports; Investigations)

Ms. Sheri Brady       

1 Sunset Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

(908) 362-6111 ext 112

brady@blairstownelem.net       

Please click on the links below to view important information regarding HIB 
      

Anti-Bullying Report 2018-19
HIB Investigation Form                                          
Report & Incident Form       

Power Point on HIB