BASD e-News February 25, 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.


We are #BASDproud of Darius Grant. Darius is a 2017 graduate of Freedom High School.

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!


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.

3/9: Sigal Center (Allentown)

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

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

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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LeaderinMe Newsletter

Moravian College

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 and Programs 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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