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Thurs, Sept 24th 

 Fri, Sept 25th

 

       
         

 

Superintendent Search

The Blairstown Board of Education is beginning the process of searching for a new Superintendent.  Please click on the links below for information:

 

Blairstown Superintendent Search Community Survey

 

Superintendent Search

httsp.www.njsba.org/jobs/74383/ 

Student Handbook

Please click on the link to view the 2020-2021 Student Handbook.  This can also be found on under "Forms & Links" on the website. 

Updated School Calendar

Please click on the link below to view: 

 

2020-2021 Updated Calendar 

Just a friendly reminder...

Please remember to report your child's attendance ON VIRTUAL Day's  through the Parent Portal.  If you forget to report attendance for the current day, you can call the main office and it can be adjusted.  If attendance is not reported, it will be recorded as a marked absence for your child. Also, please be sure that your child logs into their Special's Class in the afternoon as it is a continuous part of the school day.

 

Lastly, please be sure to update your contact information on Realtime including the photo permission form as well as the military connection form. All of these items can be located in the parent portal under parent questions.

 

Thank you!. 

Covid Screening and Guidelines

Please see the link for Covid Screening.  Parents should be screening their child EVERY day before leaving for school.  This screening is a guide for parents to be used daily.

 

Also, below is a link for Covid Guidelines. In the event that your child has symptoms of Covid or is sent home by the school nurse with symptoms of Covid.

Link 

 

 

 

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 

The Warren County Library

The Warren County Library is always willing to be of assistance.  Below are links to two videos on the library's YouTube channel.  The first covers how to get a library card and the second is about placing items on hold.  We don't have a video about picking up items through curbside pickup, but instructions for doing so can be found on our website, https://warrenlib.org/content/curbside-service#.X2NinWhKiUk.

Signing up for a library card: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66mixKbdbrU
Placing items on hold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-r7QQ7b4Ok&t=2s

Reminders/Updates:
  • Back to School night may be rescheduled to a later date.  Information will be sent home shortly; 

 

  • The BES cafeteria is still open to purchase “take home” lunch.  The menu can be found under the “News & Resources” tab on the BES Website;

 

  • Picture day will be rescheduled to a later date.   Information will be sent home shortly;

 

  •  Please send in any outstanding paperwork that is due to the nurse. 

 

BES School Safety Protocols

ย Just a reminder....

Please remember to send in a note with a list of approved people who can sign out your child(ren) in grades K - 3. 

 

For grades 4 - 6, Please remember to send in a note if you are allowing your child(ren) to walk home unescorted.

 

And finally, everyone should send in notes if there is any change in your child(ren)'s dismissal. For example: If your child(ren) are attending Camp Mason after school and need to ride the shuttle bus, please send in a note letting your child’s teacher know.  If your child normally rides the bus home and will be picked up that day, please send in a note. 

 

Please contact the office with any questions. 

Thank you! 

 

PTG Membership Information

BES PTG Membership form is available! This year's membership is complimentary due to the current health situation. We encourage all BES Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Staff to join - HYBRID or VIRTUAL! Just fill out our new electronic membership form via the attached link. Wishing everyone a great school year! 

 

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https://forms.gle/bRespiUK6EFnwKjN8

Blairstown Youth Basketball Association

Please click on the link below to view:

 

Blairstown Youth Basketball Association - Recreational Basketball Registration & Waiver Form

Student Drop Off Procedures

Parents driving their child to school must pull all the way up to the drop off where staff will take your child's temperature before exiting the car.  Children will then proceed into the gym.

Walkers should wait on a blue circle painted on the sidewalk maintaining social distancing until a staff member takes their temperature.  Children will then proceed into the gym.

There is no parking in front of the school.  If you need to park, please park across the street in the municipal lot.

Important - Re-entry Plan Information

Please click on the links below to review: 

 

Re-entry Plan 

 

Sussex County YMCA - Updated information 8/31/2020

Please be advised that The Sussex County YMCA program will still be offered at BES.  However, the start date will be postponed for a few weeks.  Parents should call the the YMCA directly to register their child/children. 

 

Below are links for parents about the program and financial assistance information,  Registration forms can be found under the "News & Resources" tab on the BES website.

 

 

Blairstown Elementary Restart Plan

 

HYBRID OPTION – Students are sorted into 2 Cohorts :   

BLUE COHORTmeets Monday & Tuesday   9:00-1:15pm,

GOLD COHORT – meets Thursday & Friday   9:00:1:15pm,

                             2:30-3:15pm  - virtual instruction

 

FULL VIRTUAL OPTION – Students will receive online instruction from an assigned teacher and will be required to do all assignments, assessments, and projects virtually.

 

WEDNESDAY’s – FULL VIRTUAL DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS

 

YMCA CAMP MASON

Camp Mason is offering remote learning support to BES families.  Camp Mason staff will endeavor to ensure that students keep to their school schedules and students will be connected with their own teachers (or school designated personnel or websites) for remote learning sessions.  They will also be given daily opportunities and support to complete assignments/homework/classwork.  Shuttle bus will be provided at BES for student drop off to Camp Mason.  Please see their website for details.  www.campmason.org/outdoor-learning.

Camp Johnsonburg Information

 

Alternative Options for your Students who wont be in school 5 days per week,  

 

Camp Johnsonburg

Covid Symptoms & Return to School FAQ

 

Please click on the link regarding Covid Symptom & Return to School FAQ: 

 

2018-2019 School Performance Report

 Please click on the link below:

 

School Performance Report

Please click on the link below
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Blairstown Elementary School FAQ'S

When is the first day of school?  

The first day of school is September 3rd.  ALL students who chose the hybrid or full virtual option will begin school on the 3rd.  Since September 3rd falls on a Thursday, the Gold cohort will start school in the building.  All hybrid and full virtual students will start school  virtually on the 3rd. 

 

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.  Preschool paperwork will be sent out the week of August 24th.

 

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 facial 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.

 

How can I find out Bus information? 

School bus stops will remain the same every year. In the event a bus stop is changed you will be notified. New students and Kindergarten students will receive their bus information in the upcoming week.  Mrs. Scialla will be reaching out to all families that have chosen to ride the bus and will provide them with their new pick up time.  (due to school starting at 9am)  

 

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

 

Will school lunch be available? 

Student lunches will be available to students as a bagged/box grab and go style lunch and will be delivered to the homerooms prior to dismissal for students to eat at home. NO lunch will be served in the cafeteria.  All student lunch accounts will be done through Pay Schools. (we will send out information on how to sign up for Pay Schools) NO cash transactions will be accepted. We will also have available on our website a daily lunch order form for parents or virtual students as well as off-day cohort students.  Lunches can be pick up for those students at the main office at dismissal 

 

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 pay for my child's Cafeteria charges? 

*  Log on to payschoolscentral.com

*  Select the "Sign-Up" option from the menu

*  The screens will guide you through the process to establish your account

*  The internet convenience fee is a percentage for credit cards and a flat fee for ACH transaction

 

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

 

October 15th

November 19th

 

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 2017-18
HIB Investigation Form                                          
Report & Incident Form       

Power Point on HIB