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.