BASD e-News September 25, 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.

Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District, invites you to take a look at some video clips of our current hybrid instructional model taking place across our schools.

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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.

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.

2020-2021 BASD School Calendar

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15! During this month, we recognize the contributions to and influence of Hispanic Americans on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Community School Coordinators at Lincoln, Marvine, William Penn, and Northeast MS are collaborating on a virtual celebration, and we'd love participation from our community. We are planning to create an online platform to showcase videos to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through different topics like music, food, cultural traditions, and, more important than ever, the voices of Hispanic residents and their experiences.

Contact any of the coordinators for more information and to submit their videos (5-10 minutes). We will make sure to help with editing and uploading to the platform. The final product will be available to the public on October 10th.

Wondering how to be part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration? Check out this video and feel free to share on social media.

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We currently have the following positions available:

Grade 5 Teacher at Miller Heights - long-term substitute position

Did you see our Retiree Video from the end of the school year last year?

Congratulations to all of the members of the BASD family who retired at the end of last school year. We will miss your smiles, your work ethic, and what you brought to the BASD.

A special thank you to BASD alumnus Brielle Rivera for her performance of the music that accompanied this video, For Good from the musical Wicked.

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

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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

In loving memory of Karen "Mama" Jeffress.

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Barbara Clymer