BASD e-News February 19, 2021

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.

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BASD Valentine's Day Staff Video 2021

BASD Celebrates Love the Bus Month

Love The Bus is a month-long celebration held every February, and we wanted to take a moment and wish all of our bus drivers a Happy Bus Driver Appreciation. In the Bethlehem Area School District, we appreciate all you do every day for our students and staff! THANK YOU!

BASD Can Fund Drive for Second Harvest was a huge success!

Last week, Bethlehem Area School District contributed the following to Second Harvest Food Bank through the BASD CAN Educator Fund Drive:

$658 OR 3,948 meals for the community!

Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word! #BASD Proud

The Second Harvest Food Pantry supports our Bethlehem families who are hungry. One in seven families does not have enough food to eat. Millions of Americans are turning to food banks, many for the first time.

Thank you for your time and generosity!


BASD Dining Services will distribute free meals for students at all 7 regular sites from 10:00am through 5:00 pm, on ALL MONDAYS IN FEBRUARY. Information for future months will be communicated ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION WILL BE FROM 10:00 AM THROUGH 5:00 PM AT: Donegan, Fountain Hill, Marvine, Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann and Northeast.

DATES OF DISTRIBUTION: Monday, February 22

Sesame Street: Wash Your Hands Song


Star Community Health will be testing at the following locations/dates from 10am-2pm. Testing is FREE, does not require an appointment, and people do not need ID.

2/23, 3/9: Sigal Center (Allentown)

2/24, 3/10: Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem)

2/25, 3/11: Easton Area Neighborhood Center (Easton)

Virtual Health Equity & Education: A Discussion with the Community: COVID19 & Vaccinations scheduled for

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Use the following link to register: https://facesint.com/stlukes-ppl

Star Community Health will be testing at the following locations/dates from 10am-2pm. Testing is FREE, does not require an appointment, and people do not need ID.

• 2/23, 3/9: Sigal Center (Allentown)

• 2/24, 3/10: Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem)

• 2/25, 3/11: Easton Area Neighborhood Center (Easton)

Daily Symptom Monitoring Checklist and Procedures to Follow

What type of Mask is acceptable in school and which is not?

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.


NEW - Freedom Forum's Flash Briefing Update

Congrats to Liberty High School's Mia Senick for being selected as one of the Bethlehem YWCA Teens of the Year. Watch as she was surprised with the announcement.

Congratulations to Jewel Levy of Freedom High School for being selected as one of the Bethlehem YWCA's Teens of the Year. Watch as she is surprised with the announcement.

Did you know that there is a Google translate extension for Chrome? It is an easy and short step-by-step guide that parents and students can use to install and use the extension. The video also specifically talks about the Schoology platform.

TJ No Place For Hate Activity. With open arms and hearts, we celebrate "The Colors Of Us"

Need an idea for dinner tonight...


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!

City of Bethlehem App

Mayor Bob Donchez announced the availability of the new My Bethlehem PA App. “The My Bethlehem PA App provides access to information regarding COVID-19, Lehigh County and Northampton County Crisis Intervention, Parking, the Bethlehem Service Center to register or report a problem and information for those visiting our wonderful City, to name a few” Donchez said. All you need to do to download the app on your Apple or Android phone is go to the App Store, type in My Bethlehem PA, and download it. There is no fee to download the App.

The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District


We currently have the following positions available:

Certified School Nurse

Substitute Teacher

School Bus Drivers

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Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Events

LeaderinMe Newsletter

Northampton Community College

PA CareerLink of the Lehigh Valley

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

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you.

We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League’s) from April until November. Our season was impacted with the COVID delay to the start of baseball but we still officiated over 800 games from July to November.

Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience.

If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website (www.bethump.org) or email us at bethumpassoc@gmail.com for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

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

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