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NWR Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

The North Warren Lions and Leo Clubs Present...Virtual Halloween Costume Contest!

Meeting of the SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY GROUP - October 29, 2020

Please click on the link for information on this meeting. 

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

The Fall 2020 PTG Gertrude Hawk Sale is going on now! Please visit the following links for more information. 

 

Fall 2020 GH Online Account Setup

Fall 2020 GH Online Sale Letter

Important information
COVID-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance - Updated information for families

Governor Murphy has announced that families with incomes up to $150,000 (previously up to $75,000) are now eligible for the COVID-19 school age tuition assistance program. Families with children in remote schooling can be eligible for up to $1,900 in full-time child care assistance.  Assistance is also available for students attending school part-time. 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.  Please click on the link for more information. 

This announcement is for all our BES families.

The US Dept. of Agriculture approved BES for a program that permits schools to serve meals to all students at no charge through December 31 on days that school is in session. 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 VIRTUAL Students ONLY  

 

Blairstown Elementary Virtual Student Pre Order Meal Form

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

Important - Re-entry Plan Information

Please click on the links below to review: 

 

Re-entry Plan 

 

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.

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

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Blairstown Elementary School FAQ'S

Do I need to report my child's attendance on Virtual days?

YES, on VIRTUAL Day's  attendance must be reported 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.

 

Has the School calendar been updated? 

Yes, 2020-2021 Updated Calendar

 

Should I be screening my child? 

YES, Parents should be screening their child EVERY day before leaving for school.  This screening is a guide for parents to be used daily.

 

Where can I find the Student Handbook? 

The Student Handbook can be found on under "Forms & Links" on the website. 

 

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.

 

What is the school drop off procedure?

 

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.

 

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 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 

 

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

November 19th

December 3rd

 

 

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