School News

COVID-19 New Guidelines - 12/1/2020
Guidelines for parents and Daily COVID Screening Guidelines - Updated 11/30/20
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Mon, Nov 30th Tues, Dec 1st     Wed, Dec 2nd

      Thurs, Dec 3rd 

          Fri, Dec 4th

 

       
         

 

Picture day - Make ups & re takes

make up dayTuesday, December 1st - Blue Cohort and Virtual Students

Friday, December 4th - Gold Cohort and Virtual Students

** Virtual students who would like to have their picture taken or a re-take, please contact Mrs. Scialla @ 908-362-6111 ext 104 **

picture day

 

 

Virtual Book Fair

virtual book fairBelow, please find the link for our virtual only book-fair. It starts today and will run until Dec. 13th. The books ship direct and any order over 25.00 is free shipping.  

 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/blairstownelementaryschool1

BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY

The Blairstown Township Board of Education has a vacancy of a two year unexpired
term. The appointed candidate will serve for one year and run for election for the
remaining year of the unexpired term. Eligible candidates must have been residents of
Blairstown or Hardwick Township for at least one year. Additional requirements
include candidates be registered to vote, be able to read and write, and be U.S. citizens.

 

Candidates may not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body,
nor may they have any interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board of
Education. 

 

Letters of interest for those who want to fill the position through December 2021 can
reply by December 11, 2020 to: Mr. Matthew P. Herzer, Blairstown Township BOE,
PO Box E, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Please call 908-362-6111.ext 106 with questions.

Parent Letter - November 22, 2020

Please click on the link to view this important letter from Dr. Ketch.

SPECIALS Schedule

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

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. 

Superintendent Search Update

The Blairstown Board of Education continues to make progress in its search for a new Superintendent.  Currently the Board is conducting interviews with the candidates the Board finds to be most qualified be the next educational leader of the Blairstown School District.   The interview process should progress throughout November and conclude in early December.   As always, the BBOE thanks all of our caring stakeholders for their support during the search, and looks forward to posting future updates as we are able.  

 

Just a reminder...

If your child is going to be absent please call Ms. Hardy at ext 105. When leaving a message, please include a reason for your child's absence as well as any symptoms if any. Upon return, either a written note from a parent or doctor. Also, please include the school nurse, Mrs. Roof, with a copy of the note.

 

Thank you! 

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

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.

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

 

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