Buy your yearbook at Treering.com before the deadline of Friday, April 30th. Make sure you customize your two page spread, free of charge, with your order before this date or miss out entirely! Contact your Yearbook Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Join teachers live on Google Meet Mon 4:30-5:30 PM, Wed 6:30-7:30 PM, & Thu 7:00-8:00 PM. Join now: https://meet.google.com/lookup/ch4ajmn57c
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot from the office of the Clerk of the District. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the District no later than 3:30 p.m. on May 18, 2021.
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, but not later than 3:30 pm on April 19, 2021. The following vacancies are to be filled: 5-year term ending June 30, 2026 presently open Each petition must be addressed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, the name and address of the candidate.
Raise Craze has started. Register today at my.raisecraze.com/AMY8PFM and start spreading kindness! Curious how fundraising through kindness works? Check out the brief video ( https://raisecraze.com/instructional-video) and make your mark on the world.
We apologize for the confusion regarding pictures taken yesterday. In order to ensure that all students were featured in the Yearbook, we requested that our school photographer come back to take pictures of any student that was missed in the fall. The primary purpose for these pictures was the Yearbook, however, if your child had their picture taken yesterday and you would like to consider ordering a package, you can still do so by visiting inter-state.com/order and entering code: 58396XA. There will be a spring picture re-take day in the next few weeks where students can have their picture re-taken, if they wish, and parents can order at that time also. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Yearbook advisors at email@example.com.
Spring picture re-takes are tomorrow! To order pictures of your child, please visit http://inter-state.com/order and enter code 58362V.
Reminder that the fitness room is now open to the adult public on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30 PM on days when school is in session. Time to get rid of that pandemic pooch.
Join us live for our virtual Spelling Bee starting at 9 AM! Watch the stream at https://brdfrd.com/spelling-bee
Dear Community Members, The fitness room will be open to the adult public today from 4:30-6:30 PM. At this time only the cardio equipment and hallway will be available for use. Everyone who comes to the school must wear a mask when using the equipment or walking in the hallway. From now until further notice the fitness room will be open during this time on Tuesday and Thursday, provided school is in session. Thank you and enjoy your workout.
Help earn money for Bradford through the Tops in Education program. Learn more about the program at http://topsmarkets.com/education
Asking for your Assistance We have received a concern about the speed some cars are travelling when pulling through the loop in front of the school during student drop-off and pick-up. This area can get congested during these times, so we are asking that you please exercise extra caution when driving. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe as they enter and leave school. Go Braves!
Bradford Central School District Fitness Center Usage Beginning Tuesday, March 9th The fitness center will be open to the public on a limited basis every Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30 PM on days when school is in session. There will be a staff member on hand to review procedures and offer assistance. Only cardio equipment (treadmill, elliptical etc.) and the hallways for walking, will be available at this time. You will be required to disinfect your equipment after use. While you are walking in the hallway or using equipment an acceptable facial covering must be worn at all times. People entering the school should report to the fitness center to sign in and be screened before beginning any workout. We are required to keep a list of all people who attend the fitness center for the purpose of contact tracing. Spring athletic practices are scheduled to begin on April 19th and this may cause the dates/times for fitness center availability to change.
The Bradford Central School District would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to the Cargill Corporation for their generous donation of $14,200, in the form of a grant, to help support student learning. These funds will be used to purchase (45) student chromebooks for use both in school and at home, as well as support our Districtwide technology initiative. Now more than ever we realize the need for digital equity for all students and this donation will assist as we strive to achieve this.
Reminder to parents! Senior Ads are due tomorrow, February 26 by the end of the day. If you'd like to honor your Senior in this year's yearbook, please be sure to order soon. Orders can be placed directly on the yearbook website at https://www.treering.com/validate using school passcode 101590513361943. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Join us on March 1, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm for a Fun Virtual Family Night and Author Visit to kick off our Read Across America Celebration week. We will be playing Bingo, hosting a few giveaways, and enjoying a presentation from Author Daniel Jude Miller. Hope to see you then! https://meet.google.com/zca-ryng-zoe
I’m pretty sure this image applies not only to our faculty and staff, but parents and students as well. I hope all of you can find time this break to relax and recharge. We have not only endured, but thrived, this past year in the wake of never seen before circumstances. Thank you to every single one of you for all of your hard work, encouragement and commitment to our children. Go Braves!
The Board of Education Virtual Meeting recording is now available for viewing at the following link: https://brdfrd.com/CrzXEc
Game on! 🏀 Watch tonight's Boys Varsity basketball game live now: https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford/sports.cfm
🏀 We're excited to bring you the livestream of tonight's Boys Varsity basketball game vs. Arkport/Canaseraga. We will post the livestream link at 5:45 PM. Stay tuned! 🏀
Our phone lines have been restored. Thank you for your patience!
Dear Awesome BCS Students, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you can get homework help from 6:30-7:30 PM by logging on to the link below. Trust me this will be much better than trying to copy off of your neighbor’s paper without the teacher seeing you. https://meet.google.com/lookup/ch4ajmn57c
The Bradford Central School District will be closed on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. I swear we really do like your children and want them is school 😁. Stay safe and warm everyone. PS- Meal delivery will be delayed until Thursday.
The Bradford Central School District will be going on a 2-hour delay this morning.
The Bradford Central School District will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This one was for you Caleb.
Dear Parents/Guardians, After consulting with William Kennedy, Director of Emergency Services in Schuyler County, we are going to continue on with afterschool activities. All practices in Dundee will be from 4:15-5:15 PM, so as to allow students to return back to the District before tonight's heavier snowfall is expected to occur. Please know there is a sports bus that runs from Bradford to Dundee, and back, if you have any apprehension about your child driving. The boys varsity practice in Bradford at 6:45 PM may be shorted depending on weather conditions. The heavier snowfall in our region is not expected to start until well after all practices have ended and student-athletes have returned home for the evening. Thank you.
The Bradford Central School District will be operating on a 2-hour delay this morning.
Dear BCS Parents and Student Athletes, We are very happy to announce that beginning on February 1, 2021 the Winter sports season is set to begin. This will be a limited season in that all activates, including Sectionals, must be concluded by March 14, 2021. Due to the shortened length in the season fewer games will be played. Schedule are being created as I type this message. It has also been determined by all counties we would participate in, Steuben, Schuyler and Yates, that a mask must be worn at all times during competition and spectators will not be allowed to attend in-person. We realize some of this information may come as a disappointment, but I ask that everyone try to see the positives in this allowance of athletics and not dwell on what we wish was different. At the end of the day our students have been given an opportunity to pursue an interest of theirs and for this I am grateful. In lieu of spectators not being able to attend games in-person, we do plan to stream live game action for all contests. More information about where and how to access these livestreams will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continues support of our students and District. Go Braves!
The January 19, 2021 Board of Education Virtual Meeting is now available for viewing: https://brdfrd.com/2021-01-boe-meeting
Dear BCS Parents/Guardians, If your student is out on quarantine you MUST forward their release to our school nurse, Mrs. Miller, before they can return to school. Her email address is email@example.com. You can also have the testing site/medical provider fax a copy of your release to (607) 583-2305. Mrs Miller will respond to let you know they are cleared to return. If you do not hear from her, your student should remain home tomorrow until their clearance is confirmed. Thank you!
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of a true education.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Please remember there is no school on Monday, January 18th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thank you.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th has been rescheduled to be a full-day of school. Thank you.
Dear BCS Community, I have several updates to share today. This coming Wednesday, January 13th will again be a full-day of school for students. We had thought our staff was going to be able to be vaccinated on this day, however, these plans with the Schuyler County Public Health Agency fell through due to scheduling and distribution issues. We are working towards scheduling another day for BCS staff to get vaccinated in the not too distant future. If and when this can be scheduled we will do our best to give families and students as much notice as possible. Today we found out we had a school employee and a student test positive for COVID-19. Thankfully the numbers of people effected by this is minimal. We have contacted all impacted families. I know these messages can be disappointing at times, but we continue to take all of the precautions we can to keeps students and staff safe and our doors open. Thank you for your support and understanding. John Marshall Superintendent
Dear Pre-K and 1st Grade Parents, Due to a close contact with an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 we will have to quarantine the morning PreK class and Ms. Doppel’s 1st grade section. We are calling parents and leaving messages if unable to speak directly. Due to a lack of teacher availability we will not be able to run our afternoon PreK classroom. These students are not a close contact and due not need to quarantine. I apologize for this late notice but we did not receive word of this positive result until this evening. We will share more information with all impacted students/families on Monday. John Marshall Superintendent
Dear BCS Parents/Guardians, We were notified Saturday evening that our staff will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this coming Wednesday afternoon. As a result of this we will have to make Wednesday, January 13th a half day of school. Students will be sent home at 11:30 AM. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, I am excited that we continue to make progress to ensure our school remains safe and open for students, our community and staff. John R. Marshall Superintendent
Ski Club Update: Ms. Sparks, Ski Club advisor, will be contacting interested students/parents to share information and finalize a commitment to being part of this club. We are planning our first ski day to be Sunday, January 24th. I know there was some interest in extending this opportunity to elementary grade levels, however, after speaking with a resort representative we will keep this club for students in grades 7-12. Don't worry 5th and 6th graders, snow will be on the slopes next year as well. To the students who have signed up for this club, start waxing your skiis and looking for your handwarmers because in a few weeks it will be all about the downhill.
Dear BCS Parents, Please be advised that if your child had to quarantine because of a close contact at school we have received clearance from our local public health agency that all students may return to school. If your child had to quarantine because of a close contact or positive test result not associated with the school, please be sure to provide proof of quarantine release to our nurse, Mrs. Miller, prior to sending them to school. Thank you. John Marshall Superintendent
Dear BCS Families, We received word today from our local health department that we had a student and a staff member test positive for COVID-19. Any families impacted by these positive test results have been contacted. John R. Marshall Superintendent
Reminder that tomorrow Wednesday, December 23 is a half day early dismissal. Dismissal is at 11:30. If you have any questions please contact the main office.
Dear BCS Parents, Thank you for your patience this morning with our bus routes. We are doing the best we can to transport students to school in a timely manner despite having a very limited number of drivers. We will be facing the same shortage of drivers on Tuesday and ask that you continue to be understanding of our circumstances. The time your child was picked up today should be very similar to the time they will be picked up on Tuesday. If you could have your child ready and looking out for the bus it would be very helpful as we try to stay on schedule. Mr. Lewis Head Bus Driver
Dear BCS Parents, Students who ride bus 70 will be picked up in the morning approximately 10-15 minutes earlier than usual due to changes in routes due to our limited number of drivers. Bus 68 will be picking up students instead of bus 70. Thank you.
Dear BCS Community. We received word today from our local health department that a member of our staff has tested positive for COVID-19. This person had already been isolated due to COVID symptoms, however, we did have to quarantine (11) students and (1) additional employee. We will remain on remote instruction for all students in grades 7-12 up until the holiday break. Students in grades PreK-6 will continue to attend in-person school. Please remember Wednesday, December 23rd is our last day of school before the holiday break and we have an early dismissal time of 11:30 AM. John R. Marshall Superintendent
Dear BCS Families, Faculty and Staff, Due to a lack of school bus drivers we will be unable to open today, Wednesday, December 16th, as normal. We will use today as an emergency closing day, meaning school is not in session. Please stay tuned as we assess the situation and determine how we will proceed from now until the holiday break. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. John R. Marshall Superintendent Bradford Central School District
Dear BCS Community, The Bradford Central School District has confirmed that a staff member in our District has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this positive case we have to quarantine (13) students and (4) staff members. All impacted families have been contacted. This determination was made after extensive communication between the District and our local public health agency. Based on the nature of the contact we will remain open for regular school tomorrow and moving forward. As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our area I strongly encourage everyone to follow the preventative measures of wearing a mask, maintaining social distance and washing hands. Stay safe and vigilant everyone! John R. Marshall Superintendent
Dear BCS Community, The Bradford Central School District has confirmed that a student in our high school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this positive case we have to quarantine (3) additional students. All impacted families have been contacted. No faculty or staff have to quarantine per NYS Department of Health guidelines. As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our area I strongly encourage everyone to follow the preventative measures of wearing a mask, maintaining social distance and washing hands. Stay safe and vigilant everyone! John R. Marshall Superintendent
The Bradford Central School District is contemplating restarting its Ski Club during the upcoming winter season. This program has been successful in the past, however, due to low student participation, it has not functioned for the past several years. Please read the attached letter for more information.
Get a copy of this year's Yearbook on sale now! Go to https://www.treering.com/validate and use school passcode 101590513361943 to purchase your book!
Each year the Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes hold an annual Red Ribbon Week contest for students in grade 7 - 12. This year‘s theme was Tweet it! Talk it! Text it! This is a reminder that by staying drug-free you are sending a message about how much you value yourself, your family and friends, your community, and your future. Our students learned about this during health classes. This year Violette won a set of wireless earbuds. Congratulations Violette!
The Board of Education Meeting held on November 17, 2020 is now available for viewing at https://brdfrd.com/ygp3s
A link for the free Coursera classes offered by NYS is listed below. https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/coursera/coursera.shtm
New Yorkers can now take free online courses through Coursera. In partnership with Coursera, we launched a free online platform for New Yorkers to learn new job skills, earn certificates and advance their careers. At a time when unemployment has risen due to the pandemic, we hope these online courses will help New Yorkers get back on their feet. So, whether you're unemployed, underemployed, or are simply interested in learning new skills, check it out and sign up.
We can't underestimate the strain of COVID fatigue. Mental health is just as important as physical health. New Yorkers can call the State's mental health hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for free emotional support, consultations & referrals to a provider or visit the Office of Mental Health for resources.
NEWS from the Cafeteria Free weekday breakfast and weekend lunches are available for delivery. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please call the main office at 583-4616 to be added to the delivery list.
The end of October is here and the much anticipated Halloween is at the end of this week. 🎃 This year, it is our intention to maintain the positive and fun spirit of this event. Students are allowed to wear appropriate costumes on Friday, October 30. The costume should not interfere with learning and the ability to attend classes (be able to sit at a desk, etc... ). Students should plan to wear their costumes during the course of the day. Students will not have the opportunity to change into a costume at school. The costume must not obstruct with the student’s duties and responsibilities of learning. The dress code applies to all costumes. While students are not required to wear costumes on Halloween, those students who do wish to participate are reminded of the following guidelines: Face painting should be applied at home and should be minimally applied so that students’ faces are recognizable. Costumes may not mock another student, faculty member, race, religious or lifestyle preference. Costume accessories that are deemed dangerous or similar to weaponry are not permitted. Full face masks or any item that will impede vision are not allowed. Blow up costumes are not allowed. Finally, all costumes should maintain the integrity of our school dress code. Please understand that these guidelines are put in place to ensure the safety of all our students. If a student’s costume is found to be inappropriate, they will be asked to remove the costume. Wearing a costume is considered a school privilege. Sadly, this year due to Covid restrictions we will not be having a school wide parade. Our yearbook staff will be taking pictures and posting them to our website and social media pages for all to enjoy.
All varsity and modified soccer matches scheduled for this Saturday, October 24th, have been cancelled. The girls' will now have their Senior Recognition game on Monday, October 26th at 4:30 PM against Marcus Whitman CSD and the boys' will have the Senior Recognition game on Saturday, October 31st at 11:00 AM against Bloomfield CSD.
Last night's Board of Education Meeting can be viewed at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sYjTqf_0iKGUFjIJ7m7_WjbfQCdds3pc/view?usp=sharing
As this is School Board Appreciation Week, help me in saying thank you to our (5) outstanding school board members! Our students and staff benefit from their leadership and vision every day. It is an honor to serve with such a dedicated and caring group of people. Tonight's meeting will be recorded and a link provided for public viewing shortly after the meeting concludes.
SENIORS! We are ready to accept your senior information and senior photos for the Yearbook. Please complete this form with all of your information: https://brdfrd.com/dzpa7. You will need to sign into your school account in order to access the form.
Elementary Clarification: Students at the elementary level who have been quarantining should continue to do so. Thank you.
Dear BCS Families, Tomorrow, Friday, October 16th all middle and high school students (grades 7 - 12) will stay home due to a positive COVID case at the high school level. This includes any student who attends an all day program at BOCES. Students should work remotely and can check Google Classroom, email or the Remind app for updates from their teachers. Students at the elementary school should report to school as normal. This involves all students in grades PreK - 6. This closure at the middle/high school is done so out of an abundance of caution and so we can assist our local public health department in the gathering of information. All high school activities will be cancelled on Friday as well. More information will be forthcoming. Thank you.
This year, the Lamoka Log Yearbook Class will be providing a monthly newsletter update with information and events from around the school. Some of the stories in our newsletters will also be highlighted in this year's yearbook. Please enjoy the first edition of the newsletter: https://brdfrd.com/xb6cc
October 12, 2020 Dear BCS Families, Yesterday we received notice that (2) students in our District have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this positive result we have placed our 6th and 2nd grades in quarantine until October 21, 2020. There were also some additional students in other grade levels who have to be quarantined because of being a close contact on a school bus or at other times during the school day. Each student/family impacted by this situation has been, or is in the process of being contacted directly by the school. The Steuben County Department of Health will also be reaching out to these families. In working closely with the Steuben County Department of Health we have determined that all other students and grade levels not directly affected by this situation can report to school as scheduled on Tuesday, October 13th. If you have not been contacted directly by the District please send your child to school tomorrow. Students who have to quarantine will be provided their instruction remotely and will be contacted by their teachers. The district will be providing devices and hotspots to these students as needed. Please know that all proper safety protocols were followed by the District and this has helped to minimize the impact of this situation. Our building has also been thoroughly cleaned since this past Friday. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school for information. Health related questions can be directed to our school nurse, Mrs. Miller, and general questions can be directed to our principal, Mrs. Ellison. Thank you for your understanding and support. Yours in education, John Marshall Superintendent
Please be advised all Bradford/Dundee soccer contests this weekend against Marcus Whitman have been postponed and will be rescheduled later this season. The away cross country meet in Waterloo is still scheduled to take place on Saturday. Thank you.
We are disappointed to announce that tonight's soccer match between the Bradford/Dundee varsity girls' soccer team and Marcus Whitman has been postponed due to a COVID related issue involving our opponent. This game we will rescheduled for later in the season.
Due to limited spectator capacity at our sporting events, we have created a stream available to the community to watch the game live. View tonight's game at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford/sports.cfm. Go Braves!
Emergency Go Home Early Drill: The Bradford Central School District will be conducting its annual go home drill on Friday, October 9th. The middle/high school will be dismissed at 2:50pm and each elementary classroom will dismiss (15) minutes earlier than its regularly scheduled time.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, Please see the most up-to-date guidance from the New York State Department of Health pertaining to COVID-19 and a child's ability to attend school. This document will replace any previously shared documents by either the NYSDoH or a local public health agency. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Miller, at Kmiller@bradfordcsd,org or by calling (607) 583-4616. Thank you.
We are in need of substitute teachers. If you are interested please call the main office for an application and more information.
Attached below is a letter outlining how the Bradford Central School District would operate in the event of brief or extended school closing. If our District ever had to be closed unexpectedly we would share this information with families and staff in the same manner we do for snow days. This letter can also be found on the District website under the School Reopening link. View the Remote Learning Letter: https://brdfrd.com/f7rb7
Last school year, the district requested your input to determine the availability of internet for all student homes. As the district continues to ensure that all students have reliable access to the internet, we are requesting that any student household that has limited or no internet service please complete this brief follow-up survey. If you already have internet service, you do not need to complete this survey. While conditions remain positive in our area and school district, we want to be as prepared as possible in the event we have to shift over to a remote learning model. Thank you for your response. https://brdfrd.com/hldkl
We're excited to announce this year's Lamoka Log is now on sale for $20.83! This price is valid for the new soft cover offering available this year. An optional, hard cover upgrade is available for $6.95. For 2 days only, order your 2020-2021 yearbook and get 10% off! Visit https://www.treering.com/validate and use code 101590513361943 to access and purchase. NEW THIS YEAR Each student will receive 2 free pages in the yearbook that they can customize with their own unique experiences from the year. A soft cover edition of the yearbook including tax will cost $22.50. A hard cover edition of the yearbook including tax will cost $30.00. ORDER YOURS TODAY!
Attention Seniors! We are excited to help you create memories for your senior year in this year's yearbook. To assist the Yearbook Staff in preparing the yearbook, please carefully read the Senior Portrait Requirements. Senior portraits and baby pictures are due by December 1, 2020. We understand that baby pictures may not be digital. We will accept physical copies of baby pictures. Also, you will soon receive a Google Form in your school email for your senior page. Please complete this form as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
Last school year, the district requested your input to determine the availability of internet for all student homes. As the district continues to ensure that all students have reliable access to the internet, we are requesting that any student household that has limited or no internet service please complete this brief follow-up survey. If you already have internet service, you do not need to complete this survey. While conditions remain positive in our area and school district, we want to be as prepared as possible in the event we have to shift over to a remote learning model. Thank you for your response. https://brdfrd.com/hldkl
Dear Students, Parents and Staff, After consultation with our local public health department we will be making the following modification to our masking practice when in the hallway. We had previously only been requiring a mask to be worn when all of our students/staff would be moving between class periods or if they could not maintain 6 feet of social distance in the hall when a class was in session. We are now going to require a mask be worn at all times in the hallway even if 6 feet of social distance is present. The reason for this change is because even though 6 feet of distance may be present at a given moment, there is no guarantee this will stay this way if someone were to exit a classroom unexpectedly or walk around a corner. Thank you.
September 19, 2020 Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Faculty, I wanted to share an update on our practice of masking when in the hallway. This is a change from the practice we had been implementing the first week of school, however, it is one we are being told to make. Anytime a student or staff member is in the hallway, regardless of the time of the day or number of people present, a mask MUST be worn at all times. Even though there are times when the hallway may be empty, there is no GUARANTEE that it will stay this way. It is this lack of guaranteed social distance that is the reason the mask MUST be worn at all times and not just when passing between class periods. The same practice needs to be applied in office areas or other community spaces. Please know we have gone to great lengths to create social distance in our classrooms so that masks can be removed during this period of time, however, in seeking clarification from our local Department of Health, they have advised that a hallway is not an area where a mask can be removed due to the inability to guarantee that social distance can be maintained. Please help us clarify this point with your child or colleague. Everyone has done a wonderful job helping to make the start of our school year a successful one. Let's all continue to do our part to ensure the safety and wellbeing of one another and to help make sure we can go through this school year without interruption. Yours in education, John R. Marshall Superintendent Bradford Central School District
Dear BCS Community, Attached is the latest guidance from the Steuben County Public Health Department regarding COVID procedures we must follow in school. This document was just received this afternoon and will replace the note from our nurse, Mrs. Miller, that was placed on our Facebook page and website earlier today. While we understand all of the updates and changes can be confusing, we were very pleased to receive the attached chart. The biggest change to guidance we now need to follow centers around the need for a negative COVID test if a child displays one of the eleven COVID symptoms. According to this latest guidance a child will no longer have to get a test in order to return to school. If a child does present a COVID symptom they can be taken to a doctor and be cleared to return to school. As a District we will need to see this note prior to allowing the child to return. While we understand this is still an added step, it does mean in most cases a child with a symptom of COVID will not likely have to be tested. Thank you.
Attention BCS Athletes and Parents! We have been cleared by Section V, The Finger Lakes League, Steuben County League and the county health departments to start up sports with some restrictions. Our Fall season for Soccer and Cross Country will begin Monday, September 21st. Practices will be rotated between Bradford and Dundee fields according to the practice schedule. When your practice is scheduled in Dundee, the Bradford bus will be taking athletes to Dundee promptly at 3:15 PM every weekday, and bring them back to BCS after practice is over after 5pm. Only Boys Varsity Soccer will have the later practice from 5-6:30 pm. All other teams including Cross Country, Girls Modified Soccer, Boys Modified Soccer and Girls Varsity Soccer will take the 3:15 Bus. The Boys Varsity Soccer bus will be leaving promptly at 4:30 from Bradford and returning to Bradford at approximately 6:50 PM. If you have not signed up to play a Fall sport and would like to, or if you have any questions, see Mr. Rutledge ASAP!
Dear Parent/Guardian, Attached are (2) letters for your review. The first letter is from our school nurse, Mrs. Miller, and outlines procedures she will be following in our Health Office. The other letter is a "Return to School" form which we will start requesting to be filled out each time your child is absent from school. We will be mailing home copies of both letters to each family, as well as posting them on our school website under the School Reopening link. Thank you for our support and understanding. Go Braves! Attempt #2 :)
Every September 15 is International Dot Day and today we start with a story about a little girl named Vashti, the protagonist of Peter H. Reynolds’ tale, “The Dot.” Vashti felt like she couldn’t draw — but her art teacher wouldn’t accept that. “Just make a mark, and see where it takes you,” the teacher said to Vashti. So, she marked her parchment paper with a small dot. The next day, Vashti was surprised to find her paper with the dot on the classroom wall. Vashti was so proud of her work that she started creating drawings with different kinds of dots. Eventually, Vashti was able to pass onto someone else the lesson about confidence that she had learned from her teacher. A dot might be small, but it’s a powerful way to show your unique individuality and creativity. And that’s the story that started International Dot Day. The end. BCS students and staff enjoyed Dot Day today!
Picture Day is this Thursday, September 17! Order online at https://inter-state.com/order and enter code 50734JA to order your pictures today!
The Bradford Central School District would like to remember and honor the victims and hero’s of September 11, 2001. Nineteen years has passed since this tragic day but the sacrifices of so many will never be forgotten. Stay safe, strong and patriotic BCS!
Dear BCS Families, The first day of school went remarkably well. Thank you for helping make today a reality. It was an absolute pleasure having students back in the building. All of our students should be commended for their efforts to keep social distance, wear masks when needed and adapt to new circumstances. One quick reminder for our parents and students. Homeroom starts at 8:25 AM. If needed a student can come to the school at 8:00 AM, however it would be preferred if they arrived closer to 8:20 AM. If students can go directly to their homeroom after being dropped off this will help us keep congestion down before school begins. Thank you to all of our students, parents and staff for making today such a success. I can't wait to do this all over again tomorrow. Go Braves!
Tomorrow’s the big day! Don’t forget to take those first day photos; at home. Our bus drivers will be ready to greet you first thing in the morning. If you are driving a child to school we will have a drive through to drop the students off. If you need to stop (to get a child out of a car seat) please park on the left side of the circle. Elementary teachers will be outside to help students at the bus and at the front circle. Deputy VanGalder will also be in the front circle to collect the blue health check lists. Our counselors and other teachers will greet all 7-12 students, provide them with a schedule, and direct them to home room. Get a good nights sleep and we will see you first thing tomorrow morning!
Welcome back packets have been mailed to all families. If you have not received this packet yet please contact the school as soon as possible. The student/parent contact and emergency form was a part of this mailing. It is extremely important to review this information and note any changes. Please have your child bring this to school on the first day. Another important document included in the mailing was the daily health check. Students will need to present this paper each day to enter the bus or the school. Each student will receive a packet of the daily health checks during the first week of school. These daily health checks will be the “ticket in” each day. Thank you for your continued cooperation and attention!
In less than a week we will be ready to welcome all of our students back to the halls of BCS! As a reminder, students will be expected to wear a clean face covering daily. Students and staff will wear masks on the bus, in the hallways, in the bathroom and in any other situation where social distancing cannot occur. Appropriate face coverings will follow the same guidelines as outlined in our code of conduct for student dress code. All of our students will be provided with one complementary neck gaiter on the first day of school. #firstday #facecoving #GoBraves
The first two conference days with faculty and staff have concluded and I can tell you with confidence we are excited and ready to welcome our students and your children back to school. We know with required changes to procedures there will be a period of adjustment, however, we also know that BCS will always be a place where children are placed first, provide great care, support and learning opportunities. I can assure you the most contagious thing found in our halls and classrooms will be our attitude. Go Braves!
A reminder to Parents & Guardians, please help us prepare to reopen this fall by completing this brief reopening survey: https://brdfrd.com/3xvsa
Two weeks from today we will open our doors to BCS students! We are so excited to have students return to school five days a week. The 2020-2021 school year is going to be different, but still great. Welcome back packets have been mailed out and school supply lists are included. Students will need to wear a mask on the bus and to enter the school. All students will need to have their temperature taken each morning before school. If you are in need of a thermometer or mask please contact the nurses office.
The three School Reopening Forum videos have been uploaded to the district website. You can view each of the forums at the following link: http://bradfordcsdny.apptegy.us/o/bradford-csd/page/20-21-school-re-opening
Tonight's Board of Education Meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting
Our next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 PM. A recording of the meeting will be available for public viewing the following day. Thank you.
Today at 12 PM, the district will host the third virtual School Reopening Forum. The forum will be accessible at https://meet.google.com/ios-eeae-chj We are requesting that all participants mute their microphones during the meeting. To assist with the flow of the meeting, questions can be asked using the chat feature. If joining from a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Google Meet app in advance in the app store for your specific device. Google Meet for iOS: https://brdfrd.com/2DLUWNF. Google Meet for Android: https://brdfrd.com/3kGZHbM. If prompted for the meeting ID/code, please enter: ios-eeae-chj Please note, for security purposes, all participants will be manually admitted to the meeting. You might have to wait a few moments to be admitted prior to the meeting starting. Lastly, if you'd like to submit a question prior to the meeting, please submit your question in this form: https://brdfrd.com/2F7Mvwp. All questions in this form can be submitted anonymously. We will actively monitor this form and chat during each forum.
Tonight the district will host the second of three virtual School Reopening Forums. The forum will begin at 6 PM. The forum will be accessible at https://meet.google.com/qvt-rbru-jgm We are requesting that all participants mute their microphones during the meeting. To assist with the flow of the meeting, questions can be asked using the chat feature. If joining from a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Google Meet app in advance in the app store for your specific device. Google Meet for iOS: https://brdfrd.com/2DLUWNF. Google Meet for Android: https://brdfrd.com/3kGZHbM. If prompted for the meeting ID/code, please enter: qvt-rbru-jgm Please note, for security purposes, all participants will be manually admitted to the meeting. You might have to wait a few moments to be admitted prior to the meeting starting. Lastly, if you'd like to submit a question prior to the meeting, please submit your question in this form: https://brdfrd.com/2F7Mvwp. All questions in this form can be submitted anonymously. We will actively monitor this form and chat during each forum.
Parents & Guardians, please help us prepare to reopen this fall by completing this brief reopening survey: https://brdfrd.com/3xvsa
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for August 18th has been moved to August 25th.
The recording of last night's School Reopening Forum is now available. If can be viewed on the district website by visiting the School Reopening page: https://www.bradfordcsd.org/o/bradford-csd/page/20-21-school-re-opening
Tonight the district will host it's first of three virtual School Reopening Forums. The forum will begin at 6 PM. The forum will be accessible at https://meet.google.com/ddw-hkdi-icj We are requesting that all participants mute their microphones during the meeting. To assist with the flow of the meeting, questions can be asked using the chat feature. If joining from a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Google Meet app in advance in the app store for your specific device. Google Meet for iOS: https://brdfrd.com/2DLUWNF. Google Meet for Android: https://brdfrd.com/3kGZHbM. Please note, for security purposes, all participants will be manually admitted to the meeting. You might have to wait a few moments to be admitted prior to the meeting starting. Lastly, if you'd like to submit a question prior to the meeting, please submit your question in this form: https://brdfrd.com/2F7Mvwp. All questions in this form can be submitted anonymously. We will actively monitor this form and chat during each forum.
The Bradford Central School District is seeking (2) long term substitute teachers. One position is in elementary education and another position in elementary special education. The ideal candidates will possess New York certification in these areas, however all teaching certifications will be considered. The anticipated start date for both positions is September 2, 2020.. As these are long term substitute positions, the successful candidates will be paid in accordance with Step 1 of the BTA contract and are eligible for full benefits. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and any other appropriate documents to Katheryn Ellison, Principal, as soon as possible. Questions regarding these positions can be referred to Mrs. Ellison by telephone at (607) 583-4616 or by email at Kellison@bradfordcsd.org.
Dear BCS Families, I wanted to reassure all of our families that the Bradford CSD has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health. Today a list was shared showing 107 school districts across the state as having not submitted plans. We are working with these state agencies to make sure our District is removed from this list. A copy of our reopening plan can be found on the District’s website and has been posted in this location since July 31, 2020. Thank you. John Marshall Superintendent
The district will be holding three School Reopening Forums on Wednesday, August 12 at 6PM, Wednesday, August 19 at 6PM, and Thursday, August 20 at 12PM. The meeting on August 20 at 12PM was intentionally scheduled during the day to help accommodate those whose schedules might not allow joining the forums in the evenings. The purpose of these forums is for the district to provide information to students, parents, and the community about school reopening and to answer any questions. The forums are open to the public and we encourage you to join us to learn more about how the district is preparing to reopen school in the safest and most effective manner. If you have a question that you would like to have answered during one of the forums, please complete this short form: https://brdfrd.com/2F7Mvwp. There will also be an opportunity to ask a question during the forums through live chat. The meeting links will be posted for each forum on the day of the event. The links will be posted on the district website and on social media.
You can view a recording of the August 6th Board of Education Workshop at the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i6PM78egSlm8gS33eOqkvolloj-Un21z/view
Dear Students, Parents and Community Members, We just received notice that schools will be able to open across NYS due to the low COVID infection rates we are experiencing. Yesterday less than 1% of people (70,170) who were tested for COVID had a positive result. As a District we are excited for the opportunity to welcome back all of our students and want to reassure our parents, staff, and community members that we are confident in the reopening plan developed to not only ensure the safety of everyone entering our facility but also to have fostered and environment that will be conducive to learning. This year will look and feel different in many ways, however, I know between the support of our parents and the care provided by all of our staff we can look forward to a school year filled with student academic and social success. Go Braves!
The Bradford Central school District is currently accepting long-term substitute teaching applications in the areas of elementary education and special education.
Due to a technical matter tonight’s Board of Education workshop is going to have to be recorded and then placed on our website for viewing. Thank you.
Dear BCS Families, Attached is a letter outlining what a typical day might look like for your child once school reopens in September. We will host an online meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00PM to answer questions. Thank you for your support. https://5il.co/j7j1
There will be a Board of Education workshop on Thursday, August 6th at 5:00 PM. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the opening of 2020-21 school year. A link to watch this session will be posted on the day of the workshop. Thank you.
The district is currently accepting applications for a teaching assistant/aide and food service worker. Please submit applications to the office.
The 2020-21 Bradford CSD Reopening Plan has been posted to our website. The following link will take you to this plan as well. https://www.bradfordcsd.org/o/bradford-csd/page/20-21-school-re-opening
Dear Parents/Guardians, Attached is a sheet with some reopening information for you to review: https://brdfrd.com/2P38G8L. Please know this is an evolving process and information is subject to change. We will be submitting our final reopening plan to the New York State Education Department on Friday, July 31st. There will be a link to this plan posted on school's website. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.
Dear BCS Parents/Guardians, Below is a brief survey pertaining to the reopening of school in September. If you could take a few moments of your time to answer these questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. https://brdfrd.com/3j1t7Rn
The district is currently accepting applications for bus drivers and substitutes. Please contact Deb Stephens, District Clerk, with interest regarding these positions.
The district currently has coaching vacancies for the following sports in the upcoming school year: > Girls Modified Soccer > Boys Varsity Basketball > Girls JV Basketball > Girls Mod Basketball > Modified Baseball > Modified Track Candidates interested in applying for these positions can contact the district's Athletic Director, Jeff Rutledge via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear BCS Families, I hope this communication finds you all doing well and enjoying the summer season. Yesterday the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) released a document pertaining to the reopening of schools. We are expected to receive additional guidance from the NYS Department of Education (NYSED) on Wednesday. Planning for school reopening has already begun, however there are still many details that need to be coordinated and aligned to this recently released guidance. As a District we will be required to submit a reopening plan to NYSED by July 31st. We have been told plans will be reviewed and approved/denied during the first week of August. As it currently stands, our region will reopen schools in September, provide we are experiencing less than a 5% positive COVID testing/infection rate. Today our region was at approximately a 1% infection rate. Assuming schools do reopen, we will remain so, as long as the infection rate does not surpass 9%. Please know when we talk about reopening it may be in the form of all students reporting each day, some students reporting on some days, or all students participating in their schooling remotely. The final reopening model will be determined based on our ability to adhere to guidelines and ultimately with the approval from NYS. We will be sharing a survey very soon soliciting your input. Thank you for your patience, feedback and support of our District and children. Go Braves! Yours in education, John R. Marshall Superintendent
The 2020 Lamoka Log has arrived! If you have already purchased a yearbook, you can pick yours up in the front office starting tomorrow, July 14. The office is open Mon-Thu, 7:30AM-3:30PM. You can pick up your yearbook anytime within these hours. If you did not get a chance to purchase a yearbook, there are a limited number of yearbooks still available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please complete this form to be contacted about purchasing one: https://brdfrd.com/3eqgE6j
The recording of last night's Board of Education is now available. It can be accessed at: https://brdfrd.com/38ECZf0. It will also be added to the district website.
Tonight’s Board of Education meeting is going to be recorded and available for viewing tomorrow morning. We believe this method will help to improve the audio for our audience. Thank you.
The Pro Action Resilient Children and Families Community Program is excited to offer two ZOOM events for families in July! Flip It: for families who would like new tools for their toolbox to support children’s behavior with 4 easy steps! Community Cafe Parent Café Series: Building Resilience Through Connection for families to connect and have a conversation about experiences during this time and thoughts on what lies ahead.
Today is graduation day! We're so excited to celebrate the achievements of all of our seniors tonight. Join us live at 6PM on the school Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bradfordcsd
We would like to thank the following sponsors for making the senior chicken BBQ dinner a success. Our sincere appreciation to Champs Catering for donating the BBQ chicken halves. Thank you to Kozy Korner for providing a convenient location for our seniors to pick-up their dinners. Also thank you to the Bradford Scouts Troop 45 for donating the takeout containers and to any teachers and staff that made donations and/or helped serve the dinner. This was a wonderful event that brought our community and school together to celebrate the BCS Class of 2020.
All end-of-year ceremony videos will be posted to the district Facebook page that can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/bradfordcsd. You do not have to have a Facebook account in order to view the videos.
Please join in congratulating the BCS class of 2020 with a parade on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 pm. The parade will go from the Kozy Korner, through town, turn left at the four corners towards the cemetery and down Rabbit Road.
Bradford CSD Voting Results: Budget passed 221-137 Bus purchase passed 247-109 Alex Waters was elected to serve a 5-year Board of Education term Thank you for your continued support of our students and District.
Tonight's Board of Education meeting will begin at 6PM and will be streamed live at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford
Monday, June 15 will be our school materials drop off day and summer send off. Students/families can bring their Chromebook and charger, textbooks, library books, calculators, instruments, and hot spots to school. The day is organized into one hour time slots by grade level. This will be drive through style. Staff members will be set-up in the front canopy. Cars will drive through the front circle and drop off their materials. Families with multiple children can come during the time frame that works best for your family. 9:00 - 10:00 - Elementary grades 10:00 - 11:00 - 7th grade 11:00 - 12:00 - 8th grade 12:00 - 1:00 - 9th grade 1:00 - 2:00 - 10th grade 2:00 - 3:00 - 11th grade 3:00 - 4:00 - 12th grade 4:00 - 5:00 - Any grade level student that could not make the earlier time If this date/time doesn't work for a family, other arrangements can be made by calling the front office.
YEARBOOK UPDATE: Our yearbook company has reached out to notify us that there are delays in the production and shipping of yearbooks nationwide due to COVID-19. Plants responsible for printing the books have been closed or short-staffed during this time. We will provide additional updates as we receive information on the shipment of the yearbook. Also due to school closures, unfortunately the traditional experience of yearbook signing is not available to our students. In light of this, our yearbook company is offering a digital signing experience for all students who have purchased a yearbook. Students can sign up for this experience and send a unique link to their friends who can digitally sign their yearbook. At the conclusion of the digital signing experience, the district will print the digital pages and send them to students to be included in their yearbook. To sign up for the digital signing experience, please visit https://yearbooksigning.jostens.com to create an account.
Budget Vote Update- Absentee ballots can be dropped off at the school until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 9th. Absentee ballots can now be accepted by mail until Tuesday, June 16th. Please note the distinction in dates between a hand delivered ballot and a mailed ballot. This new guidance was ordered by Governor Cuomo this afternoon. No election results will be known until after all mailed ballots are received on June 16th.
Due to the slow arrival of ballots, the school will be open from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM tomorrow for qualified voters to come and pick-up or drop off an absentee ballot. Ballots were mailed to all registered voters in both Schuyler and Steuben counties. There seems to be a delay in ballots arriving to residents in Steuben county (Savona addresses). If you have not yet received your ballot please come to the school so one can be provided to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dear Community Members, Listed below are some points to consider regarding the 2020-2021 Bradford Central School District Budget Vote. 1. If you are a qualified voter but have not yet received a budget ballot please contact the school so one can be provided to you. 2. Please check your mail carefully, as ballots are coming in a plain white elongated envelope. 3. Due to events going on in mail distribution centers there may be an increase in delivery time. If possible, it might be wise to drop your ballot off directly at the school to ensure it arrives before the 5:00 PM deadline on Tuesday, June 9th. A secure ballot box has been placed in the school foyer and is accessible to the public between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Monday through Thursday. Thank you for your participation in the budget vote process.
Dear Community Members, A secure ballot box has been placed in the foyer of the Bradford Central School District for you to return your budget vote ballot. Ballots can be dropped off between 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on Monday through Thursday. You may also return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. All ballots must be returned to the District by 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020. Thank you for your participation.
The recording of the Budget Presentation by Mr. Marshall is available for viewing at https://brdfrd.com/2X9Flyh
The Budget Presentation is now live. To view the proposed budget documents, please visit: https://www.bradfordcsd.org/o/bradford-csd/page/business-office--139. To submit questions during the live presentation, please fill out this form: https://brdfrd.com/2TM8Io9
The public presentation of the 2020-21 Bradford Central School District budget will be held on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 PM. A link to view this livestream event will be posted closer to this time/date. If you have a question you would like answered please email email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of our children and District.
The recording of the joint meeting between the Dundee and Bradford Boards of Education is now available for viewing at the following URL: https://brdfrd.com/2zYy9vN
Today is the NYSPHSAA Coaches Appreciation Day. In honor of that, the Bradford Central School District would like to express our deepest gratitude to the coaches who give their all to our student athletes - the impact you make on the lives of these athletes is indescribable!
There will be a joint BOE workshop between the Dundee and Bradford Boards of Education tomorrow, May 19 at 5:30PM to discuss the proposed athletic partnership between both districts. The workshop will be recorded and made available to the public.
The Board of Education will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00PM. This meeting will be closed to the public but will be streamed live online at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford
The Board of Education is accepting feedback from the community regarding the proposed sports partnership with Dundee Central School District. Please provide your feedback and questions by completing the Sports Partnership Feedback form at https://brdfrd.com/3cr8wSH
CORRECTION: The proposed tax levy for the upcoming budget should be 3.52% instead of 3.56% as posted in the Draft agenda previously posted
The Board of Education will be holding a meeting tonight, Monday, May 11 at 5PM. This meeting will be closed to the public but will be streamed live online at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford. Attached is the agenda for the meeting.
Student Council is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on June 4th from 12-4 in the Gold Gym. Please email Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a time to donate.
The Board of Education Meeting Agenda for tonight's meeting at 5PM is now available: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UkG5tsM9bgG_qiZI23Tmbc7UagjyIYtQ/view
The Board of Education meeting previously scheduled for 3:30pm has been changed to 5:00pm. The meeting access link remains the same.
The Board of Education will be holding a meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 3:30PM. This meeting will be closed to the public but will be streamed live online at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford
Tomorrow starts teacher appreciation week. May 4-8 as a week long celebration to honor our teachers and make them feel special. Please remember to thank a teacher this week! If you would like to send a picture of a BCS student to me via email by Wednesday I will put all the images together and share with our teachers. You can also send a note, card, picture, or drawing to school with your phase 2 learning packets that will be picked up tomorrow.
Join Mrs. Stiles for Virtual Storytime on Google Meets (join the meeting at: https://meet.google.com/kyw-ftbr-vgq). She will be reading a few picture books Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:30-7PM. Come in your jammies, bring your pillow and favorite stuffed animal, and be ready to have some fun! See you there!
If you have a child eligible for * Pre Kindergarten (4 years old before December 1) * Kindergarten (5 years old before December 1) Please call Mrs. Hough in the main office at 583-4616 to sign up by May 10. Information and registration materials will be mailed.
May 1, 2020 Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, It is with deep regret that I inform you the school closure period will be extended for the remainder of this school year. This information was just shared earlier today by Governor Cuomo. The District will share a more detailed response on this topic in the near future. As always we are here to assist our students and families in any way needed. Wishing you all safety and health. Sincerely, John Marshall
Hello students and families! This is a reminder that phase 2 will be ending on Friday, May 1. All materials from phase 2 will collected on Monday, May 4 and new learning packets for phase 3 will be delivered at the same time. Please have materials outside, clearly labeled and ready Monday morning. 📒📘 We will avoid all human contact. As you know, people in nursing homes have not been able to have visitors. If you would like to write a note to brighten someone’s day we will collect all of the cards, pictures, etc. and deliver them to a local nursing home. 📬
The Board of Education will be holding a meeting on Monday, April 27 at 3PM. This meeting will be closed to the public but will be streamed live online at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford
The athletic banquet has been postponed to June 22nd at 6:00pm. Any questions should be directed to the athletic department at email@example.com.
Please check your student email for the scholarship application from the Bradford Teachers Association. Application deadline is extended to May 15th. If you have any problems accessing your school email account, your parents can email Mrs. Keefer at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the application.
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 4PM will be closed to the public, however, the meeting will be streamed live online at https://ideas.gstboces.org/bradford.
The Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for 6PM on Wednesday, April 22 has now been moved to 4PM.
April 17, 2020 Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, Governor Cuomo has extended the school closure period through Friday, May 15th. The earliest we will return to school is Monday, May 18th. Also, as of today all people are required to wear a mask or facial covering when in public and where social distancing is difficult. This would apply to places such as public transportation, grocery stores etc. Please continue to be safe and make choices that will help keep you and our community safe. Thank you. John Marshall Superintendent
The front vestibule is open today through Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM to drop off any learning packets, library books or materials for teachers to look over and provide feedback.
Dear Community Members, We have been asked to post the following information by the New York State of Health. This is not a District service, but rather information on how to apply for health insurance in the event your coverage has been compromised. Any employee of the District with health insurance questions should contact Deb Stephens. Thank you.
Dear Students, Parents and Staff, We received notification earlier today of (2) important developments regarding our current school closure. First, school will remain closed through April 28th. As of now the earliest we would return to school would be on April 29th. This date is subject to change depending on the health and safety conditions being experienced in our area or throughout NYS. We also were informed that all Regents Exams in June 2020 have been cancelled. We expect to receive further guidance on this matter in the coming days. As of right now we do not know what this means in terms of graduation implications or if students will be expected to make these exams up in the future. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Wishing you all health and safety. John Marshall Superintendent
April 3, 2020 Dear Members of the Community, Please be advised that we have been instructed by Schuyler County to prohibit gatherings of adults or students on our school campus. Some examples given were to prohibit pick-up basketball games, groups of children on playground equipment etc. It was suggested we shut our campus down completely, but we’d like to allow a community member to walk on the track or a parent and child to use the playground as long as we possibly can. We ask that anyone who is on the school campus needs to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Stay safe and healthy everyone. John Marshall Superintendent
Can you help? As we are continuing to strive to meet the needs of our students, the district is interested in re-assessing the current availability of high-speed internet within the community. If you have students that currently attend the district, we would appreciate your assistance in completing this brief, 3 question survey: https://brdfrd.com/2R3b9BE. All responses are confidential and will only be used by designated district staff.
March 27, 2020 Dear BCS Families, I wanted to share with you that today we received notification from Governor Cuomo that he is extending the statewide school closure date through April 14th. As of now we are anticipating returning to school on April 15th. This date will likely be re-evaluated as it draws near based upon the conditions surrounding COVID-19 across New York State and our region. Thank you for your continued efforts to help limit the spread of this virus and for your support of our District and community. Yours in education, John R. Marshall Superintendent
Dear Students and Parents, Please be aware that we have created a link on our school website where you can easily find resources in the areas of food service, health care, instructional support and technology support. If you have any questions or additional needs please do not hesitate to contact the District. Thank you.
As of Monday, March 23rd meal delivery will only take place on Monday and Wednesday of each week. 2 days worth of meals will be provided on Monday and 3 days of meals on Wednesday. Meals can still be picked up at the school between 10:30-11:30 AM each day of the week. Thank you.
And an even more special thank you to Steven Lane. His thank you was so special we wanted to wait a few hours and announce it all by itself. Did he accidentally get missed in the earlier message, of course not. 😁
A very special thank you to Beth Gleason, Laura Wakeman, Sara Yeoman, Carol French, Faron Rogers, Heather Schoffner, Amanda Travis, Keith Morse, David Lewis, Robin Parr, Marlene Stopka, Brittany Vogel, Warren Smith, Misty Simms and Heather Monell for helping to meet all of the needs of our District, children and community during this uncertain time. Since the closure of our District these individuals have played a vital role in feeding our children and helping to ensure the safety of others through their diligence in work. So many others have contributed as well, and it is this type of collective effort that will help see us through this challenge we are facing with COVID-19. We are blessed to have such a caring community and staff. Stay strong and safe Braves Nation.
We just want all of our students, staff and families to know we are thinking about you, care deeply about you and are here to assist in any way we can.
Dear BCS Community Members, Beginning next week (March 23rd) we will be operating with a very limited staff and on abbreviated hours. We will have a person present to take phone calls between 9:00 AM-2:00 PM on Monday-Thursday. We do not plan to have any office personnel present on Friday. Lunch/Breakfast will continue to be provided between 10:30-11:30 AM every single day of the week (excluding weekends). Thank you and please stay safe everyone.
The Bradford Food Pantry is operating on Wednesday, March 18th from 9-11 AM out of the parking lot at St. Stanislaus Church. The Mobile Food Pantry is operating on Wednesday, April 1st from 10-11 AM out of the Bradford Volunteer Fire Department parking lot.
The Bradford Central School District will begin offering meals to students on Wednesday, March 18th. Meals for students can be picked up at school each day of the week (Monday-Friday) between 10:30-11:30 AM. During this pick up time both breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17th has been changed to 4:30 PM. This meeting has been closed to the public out of an abundance of caution. Community members who wish to listen to the meeting should Dial-in by phone using the following details: +1 646-600-5978 PIN: 242 561 317#.
Please be advised that the Academic All-Star match scheduled for Monday, March 16th has been cancelled. Congratulations to all of our student participants on an outstanding season.
It is with regret that I announce that Chillfest has been postponed from Friday evening.
The All County Musical Festival scheduled for this weekend in Campbell-Savona has been cancelled. We are still proud of our BCS musicians who were scheduled to attend this event.
The after school Bible club has been canceled for Wednesday, March 4.
The mobile family resource center will not be open tomorrow 3/3. Ms. Blencowe will be back at the regularly scheduled time next Tuesday.
The fitness center will be closed on Tuesday, March 3rd, but open instead on Wednesday, March 4th. It will be open as usual on Monday and Thursday. Thank you.
Deadline extended to March 11! The Bradford Teachers Association is selling BCS-branded apparel to help replenish the Scholarship Fund. Please consider making a purchase so the BTA can continue to offer scholarships to our students. All orders can be placed online: https://brdfrd.com/2SlWUcg. Thank you for your support.
Bradford Braves Boys Varsity Basketball team will be taking on the Whitesville Blue Jays tonight at 7:00pm. Just a reminder, sectional admittance is $5.00 per person, age 5 years and older.
There will be a Board of Education workshop on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the school library to discuss athletics
The Bradford Teachers Association is selling BCS-branded apparel to help replenish the Scholarship Fund. Please consider making a purchase so the BTA can continue to offer scholarships to our students. All orders can be placed online: https://brdfrd.com/2SlWUcg. There is a deadline of February 23rd. Thank you for your support.
Girls JV county basketball game scheduled for today will now be played at 2:00pm on Saturday
Bradford Central School will be closed today due to inclement weather. All school activities and fitness room access have been cancelled.
The Girls JV basketball game scheduled for tonight at 6PM has been cancelled
WENY's Griffin Haas interviews Bradford's exchange student from Spain, Blai C. - https://brdfrd.com/2OwOj3Q
IMPORTANT YEARBOOK MESSAGE Our yearbook printer has provided us with a limited number of extra yearbooks to sell on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase these books online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or through the link below while quantities last or April 10, 2020 whichever comes first. To reserve your copy, go to www.jostens.com/yearbook and search for Bradford Central School or return a Yearbook Order form with payment to Libby Nichols, Jeff Tham or a member of the Yearbook staff. Please note: These copies are limited and will only be available while supplies last.
Winter is upon us and spring sports are just around the corner. Hats, caps and helmets will soon be everywhere! With this in mind, I wanted to take an opportunity to address head lice as they are an ongoing issue of childhood and it is rare that a family gets through their children’s school years without a visit from the little critters. Head lice are not a health issue, but they are a nuisance and they do not discriminate based on cleanliness of homes or student hygiene. They can visit anyone at anytime. Please remind your student(s) not to share items such as hats/caps/helmets or hair items such as combs/brushes/hair bands/hair ties. If you find head lice or nits on your student, you should simply treat but they should not be excluded from school. There are many over-the-counter treatment options available. Please know you are not in this alone, I am available to assist with resources so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to seek help! -- Karen Miller, RN Bradford School Nurse Backpack Program Coordinator Phone: (607) 583-4616 ext:1232 Fax: (607) 583-2305
Students in grades 3-8 will be participating in a Statewide Computer-Based Testing Simulation on January 28 in preparation for computer-based state tests being administered later in the school year. This simulation helps to prepare students and allows them to interact with the testing environment. Students in Grades 7 & 8 are being asked to leave their Chromebooks at school to charge at the end of the day on Friday, January 24 for Tuesday's simulation. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The fitness center will not be open Monday, January 27th, but will be open Tuesday - Thursday (January 28th - 30th) instead.
The fitness center will be closed Tuesday evening, but open on Wednesday evening, due to the holiday concert. Thank you.
Cub Scout pack 45 and some community members collected 27 shoe-box gifts for children who need a little extra Christmas cheer. Thank you for your for spreading kindness and the spirit of giving this holiday season. These shoe-boxes will be gifted to BCS families in need of a little extra Christmas cheer!
Congratulations to students in grades K-4! They have graduated from the 10-week Too Good for Drugs program taught by Mrs. Silliman. Too Good for Drugs is a comprehensive, evidence-based substance use prevention curriculum for students K-12 applying interactive, social games and activities to promote healthy decision-making.
Bradford Central School will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. All school activities and fitness room access have been cancelled.
Parent Focus Group: Please join us for a discussion about standards based report cards and navigating your child's parent-teacher conference. RSVP at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-ParentFocusGroup
The Bradford Central School District is on a 2-hour delay.
Be like Mister Rogers: Wear your cardigan for World Kindness Day on Wednesday. It would be an especially beautiful day in the neighborhood if everyone wore a cardigan on Nov. 13. Cardigan Day is based on children’s television icon, Fred Rogers, and his quote, “There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.” BCS - show your school spirit and kindness by wearing a cardigan sweater on Wednesday for World Kindness Day.
Today is the end of the first marking period! BCS teachers are busy working on report cards to share the students progress thus far in the school year. Parent teacher conferences will be held on Nov. 26 & 27. Parents of students in grades Pre K - 6 will receive their child's report card during the conference. 7-12 report cards will be mailed home. If you do not have a conference scheduled yet please contact your child's teacher to set up a time or call the main office. The end of 10 weeks is a great time to pause and reflect on how the school year is going so far and set goals for the next marking period. We look forward to seeing you during parent teacher conference days and having the opportunity to talk about what your child is learning.
Hello, As we celebrate Halloween tomorrow here are a few reminders. Students in grades Pre K - 6 will have time to change before the Halloween parade. 7-12 grade students can wear their costume during the day as long as it doesn't interfere with learning. We will be ending the day with a costume parade for students in grades Pre K - 6. Families are welcome to attend the parade and see the children dressed up in Halloween costumes. Anyone wishing to watch the parade can sign in and then go into the gym to be seated in the bleachers. The parade will start at 2:30 and go around the school hallways and through the gym. Any parent/guardian that would like to sign their child out after the parade should send a Request for Transportation Change form in to school with their child on Thursday or sooner. All sign outs will take place in the cafeteria. The students will return to their classroom after the parade to gather their belongings, then they will be dismissed to the cafeteria, if they are getting picked up. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we are always working toward school safety and security. All students are allowed to wear costumes this day as long as they follow a few guidelines: 1. Face painting should be applied at home and should be minimally applied so that students’ faces are recognizable. 2. Costumes may not mock another student, faculty member, race, religion or lifestyle preference. 3. Costume accessories that are deemed dangerous or similar to weaponry are not permitted. 4. Do not wear masks or any item that will impede your vision or identity. 5. Finally, all costumes should maintain the integrity of our school dress code. (No hats during the school day. Hats can be worn during the parade.) Have a great night! I'm so excited to see everyone dressed up tomorrow!
The PTO rollerskating party scheduled for Friday November 1st is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date
Good luck to our girls soccer team who will be playing their opening round sectional playoff game in Alfred-Almond today at 3:00 PM.
Don’t be offside, but do hurry down to BCS today at 3:00 PM to support the boys soccer team in their opening game of sectional playoffs. Our GOAL is to fill the stands and cheer on the boys to victory. Go Braves!
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for October 15 will now begin at 7PM
Friday, October 11th Emergency Go Home Drill; Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early Elementary 2:50 High School 2:55. Any student that is not picked up by 2:55 will be loaded onto a bus to evacuate the school for a short amount of time. Our student athletes will have special transportation on Friday.
Our Pre-K readiness program starts tomorrow, October 8, at 9AM! Learn more about the program at https://www.bradfordcsd.org/o/bradford-csd/page/pre-k-readiness
Remember tomorrow is picture day!
Please note that beginner band night originally scheduled for 9/18/19 has been moved to 9/26/19
BCS students learning how one small act of kindness can start a chain reaction. Thank you all of our students, staff, parents and community members for helping to make the Rachel’s Challenge event a huge success. Let’s work together to make our school and community a place Rachel Joy Scott would be proud of.
Dear Parents, Students and Members of the Community, Please join us at Open House on Wednesday, September 11th from 6:00-7:00 PM. There will be a special community assembly called Rachel’s Challenge immediately following at 7:00 PM. Rachel’s Challenge is a marvelous program aimed at teaching the importance of kindness in our actions. This program was started to honor Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine school shooting tragedy. We hope that many parents, community members and students in grades 7-12 will join us in support of this effort to make our school a safer and more inviting place for everyone. I have had the opportunity to attend this program on two different occasions and I can assure you that you will be touched by its message. Go Braves!
There will be a Board of Education workshop tonight at 5:30PM
Week of August 19th: JV and Varsity Volleyball - 6:30 - 8:30 am - be at the school at 6am, bus will depart by 6:05am. Girls JV and Varsity Soccer - Monday the 19th - practice will be 4:00-6:00 pm - be at the school at 3:30, bus will depart by 3:35.; the rest of the week we will be looking at AM and/or PM practices (AM: 6:30-8:30; PM: 4-6) Boys JV Soccer - 4:00 - 6:00 - be at the school at 3:30, bus will depart by 3:35 Boys Varsity Soccer - 6:00 - 8:00 Modified Practice is scheduled to begin the first week of school. More information to come with that!
Come join your fellow Bradford Alums in the 4th Annual BCS Alumni Soccer Game! Don't forget to register at https://brdfrd.com/2YI4T8d
We are continuing to see great progress with the Capital Project and enhancements to our facilities. Check out the photos: https://www.bradfordcsd.org/o/bradford-csd/page/capital-project--2
Tonight's board meeting will now begin at 5:30PM and will begin with executive session for negotiations.