BASD e-News October 23, 2020

The BASD e-News is designed to inform BASD staff, parents, students, and the Bethlehem Community with updated information weekly. We hope you find it informative. If you would like to highlight a student or staff member or an activity at your school please email, Barbara Clymer at bclymer@basdschools.org.

To all our BASD Principals and Assistant Principals - Happy National Principals Month. We appreciate all you do for BASD.

# BASDProud

Please watch this BASD Covid 19 Update | September 29, 2020

Daily Symptom Monitoring Checklist

Bethlehem Area School District

If you have a specific health related question and you are a parent/guardian, please feel free to email Dr. Brannan at kzsikekbrannan@basdschools employees can email Ms. Hall at chall@basdschools.org.

Asa Packer Elementary School's Sunshine Cart

Sesame Street: Elmo wears a mask

Calypso Elementary School on Twitter

BASD Dining Service Info

FREE MEALS - Starting September 21, 2020, the National School Lunch Program will provide at no cost to the Bethlehem Area School District free meals to all students and children residing in Bethlehem ages 18 and under through December 31, 2020. This applies to all meals served in-school and distributed on Mondays. For more information, click here.

This program expires December 31, 2020. Paid, free and reduced eligibility will resume January 1, 2021 and access to meals will be limited to only students enrolled in BASD. Be sure to apply now for free or reduced meal benefits at www.schoolcafe.com or www.compass.state.pa.us. Only one application per household is needed, even if your students attend different BASD schools. If not approved as free/reduced, published lunch prices will be charged.

Congrats to our Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Recipients Soilymar Centeno, Lissette Maldonado, Mara Mendoza, and Sonia Perez


BASD mini-THON is a dance marathon that both Liberty and Freedom take part in. Throughout the year schools try to raise money for children with pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund. The students raise money through donor drives. All donations are much appreciated. Scan the QR code below with your phone camera to donate to our event this year!

Chamber October Events

Donegan Elementary School on Twitter

2020-2021 BASD School Calendar

Thinking of what to make for dinner?


We currently have the following positions available:

Substitute Teacher

Social Studies Teacher - Liberty High School

Guidance Counselor - Freedom High School (Long-term Substitute)

Family and Consumer Science/Social Studies Teacher at Freedom High School

General Duty Aides at Donegan and Lincoln

School Bus Drivers

Get Your BASD Gear Today
The 99th Annual Bethlehem Halloween Parade has been cancelled this year. Trick or Treat to be held as scheduled.

ArtsQuest: Banana Factory Events

Northampton Community College

LeaderinMe in Pennsylvania - October Newsletter

Communities in School

Check out this Podcast with Tim Mulligan from Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley featuring George White on ConnectED. George reflects on the important qualities of educational leadership in ever changing settings. (This was produced before COVID)

YWCA Events

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Upcoming Events in the Area

Now Virtual…The 5th Annual Monocacy Farm Food Fest has a new date - October 19-24, 2020

Visit Monocacyfarmproject.org, Facebook, or Instagram for more details or updates about our Online Auction which will begin on Oct. 19 at 11am and end on Oct. 24th at 5pm. Our popular goodie bags will be available for sale and go to all auction winners! As a part of the virtual experience, there will also be online info sessions and demos to enjoy. All proceeds benefit the Monocacy Farm Project in Bethlehem, PA.

October 27, 2020

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Thank you to Coffee RAMA for your visit to the Education Center

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