Superintendent Chad Yencer has a few reminders for the first day of school. #BackInBlackford https://youtu.be/xvtsmrOY7Io
Good evening, This is just a reminder that Northside Elementary School will be hosting its first Food Pantry tomorrow, Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. The drive-thru pantry is open to families with students attending Northside or Blackford Intermediate School. Food will be distributed from the front door. Once again, Northside Elementary will be hosting a food pantry on tomorrow, August 3 at 5 p.m. Come see us!
Haven't bought school supplies yet? Find the School Supply list here: https://bit.ly/30alXTg BJSHS students: Take the basics with you on the first day (pen, paper, folder). Your teacher will provide a list for what is required for that particular class. #BackInBlackford
Device pickup and school tour for incoming 7th grade students will be Monday, Aug. 3 between 3-6 pm Parents: bring your student to door #1 to sign out the device while your student takes a tour! Questions? Contact Principal Kelli Ruble at 348-7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, if your student(s) require Latchkey services for the 2020-2021 school year, please click the link below. (Be aware that the Latchkey program will be held at Northside Elementary this year.) 👇 https://bit.ly/2DcC4Xw #BackInBlackford
Are you wondering what wearing a mask in BCS will look like this school year? Check out the latest guidance from Superintendent Yencer here: https://youtu.be/GqU0kssmVxs #BackInBlackford
Just a reminder that should you need them, BCS has both student and adult face coverings for sale in our online store. Check it out here: https://blackfordfacemask.itemorder.com/ #BackInBlackford
Attention: If you plan for your student to ride the bus, it is necessary for all transportation registrations to be completed by Monday, July 27th. There will be changes made with bus stops, route assignments and times. In order to have this completed and allow time to notify students of their bus assignments, we need to have students transportation requests. Complete your online registration here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 #BackInBlackford
Blackford Count Schools' internet provider ENA is currently experiencing widespread outages across the state. All BCS phones are currently down. When the phones are back online, we will let everyone know. Thanks for your patience.
Looking for Back to School Registration? https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 Looking for School Supply Lists? https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/back-to-school-2020-2021 #BackInBlackford
The BCS Skyward Student Information System is currently down for routine maintenance today. You will be able to register your student(s) for classes again starting tomorrow. Register online here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2
Skyward Online Registration will be down for maintenance through midnight, Saturday, July 18th. Registration will be available again after that time. Thank you!
Just a reminder: If you plan for your child to participate in the virtual option for the 2020-2021 school year, please indicate that in online registration by the end of the day. We are trying to determine the number of students who will be participating in the virtual option for planning purposes. If you have already completed online registration, thanks! If you haven't, you can find the form here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 #BackInBlackford
Exciting news! Today, Blackford County Schools received notification that we are approved for the CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) program. What does that mean for our students? It means that every BCS student will be able to obtain free breakfast and lunch throughout the 2020-2021 school year! Look for more information in the coming weeks about this program. #BackInBlackford
Online registration is currently underway at BCS! We thank everyone who has registered their students for the 2020-2021 school year. If you haven't registered your student online yet You can find it here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 For those who wish to register in person, keep in mind you will only need to visit one school. You may register at the following schools from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21 - Northside - 765.348.7584 July 22 - Montpelier - 765.728.2402 July 23 - BIS (Blackford Intermediate School) - 765.348.7595 (Due to social distancing requirements, we ask that only the parent/caregiver visit the school to register the student.) BJSHS will conduct in-person registration by appointment only. Please call 765.348.7560. #BackInBlackford
Have you read the latest Covid-19 FAQs? You can find those here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1USFU8CCpBZixHuueGLfIfA9J3-cDWJai3DxhHIlPGl4/edit
When is the first day of school? Aug. 5 Where can you find the school supply list? https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/back-to-school-2020-2021 Thinking about the virtual option this school year? Please let us know by July 17. #BackInBlackford
The BCS #BackinBlackford Reopening Plan can be found on the new website:blackfordschools.org The specific link to the plan is blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/cov…
BCS will reopen August 5th, 2020 for all students with increased health, safety and cleaning procedures. We also plan to have an option for online classes for those families that are not comfortable returning due to COVID. Look for more information in the coming weeks. #BCS
Just a reminder that June 22 will be the last day for BCS lunch distribution. Moving forward, the Good Seed Initiative has kindly offered to provide lunches for families who remain in need. If this is your family, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/mQCqMhYYNVW9twv37
Due to Covid-19, BCS will be making transportation changes. We seek our parents' feedback as it pertains to their student(s) transportation. Please take a moment to complete the following Transportation Survey. We really appreciate your input. https://forms.gle/e3LBvdckvW3198wN9
As BCS continues planning for the first day of school on August 5, we want to know what our parents are thinking. Please take just a moment to complete the Parent (Planning for Reopening) questionnaire below. We value your input! https://forms.gle/sxF7JApXmWyy3nwB8
Attention, Northside and Blackford Intermediate School neighbors: Due to recent theft and vandalism at roofing projects currently underway at both Northside Elementary and BIS (former junior high school), the Hartford City Police Department will be increasing night-time patrols. If you see any suspicious activity on the school property or have any information regarding these incidents of theft and vandalism, we ask that you contact HCPD at 765.348.4819. (Thanks!)
Today, the Indiana Department of Education released a guidance document for schools to utilize in planning for the fall. The Blackford County Schools Reopening Committee will review the guidance and develop a reopening plan. We anticipate the guidance will be updated throughout the summer, so we ask our parents and community to be patient as we determine the best path for the safe reopening of BCS. Please stay tuned to BCS Skyward email and social media for further updates. -Superintendent Chad Yencer
We miss our students. We can’t wait to see you at BIS in the Fall!
Just a reminder that if you signed up for the BCS Summer Lunch program, please pick up your meals from 11 a.m. to noon at Blackford Jr.-Sr. High School and Montpelier Elementary.
Thank you to all of our BCS parents who have taken time to complete our 2020-2021 planning survey. If you have not completed the survey yet, please take just a moment to do so. We value your input! http://bit.ly/idoeremotelearning
It's lunch time! Today is the last day for lunch deliveries. The Summer Lunch Program begins next week with curbside pick-ups only that take place at MES and BJSHS only. Sign up for the Summer Lunch Program here: https://docs.google.com/…/10jkfFKpKfKmQrW3FJKjbnUhTw97…/edit
Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in our communities and hospitals now increasing surgery schedules, we are facing an immediate need for blood donations. Click the Link Below to Sign Up! https://donate.indiana.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/141120
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Monday, May 18th, we will have our normal Monday Packet turn-in. All chromebooks should be returned tomorrow as well. School Lunch Program: Monday, May 18, is the last day of our current program for lunch pick up and delivery. On Tuesday, May 26th, and on Mondays through June 22nd, BCS will offer a summer lunch program that will be pick-up only. The Hartford City location will move to BJSHS for this program due to increased roof construction at Northside. Montpelier will remain as a lunch pick-up site. Again, this lunch program will be curbside pick-up only. Pick-up times will be 11:00 to 12:00p.m. Sign up by Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10jkfFKpKfKmQrW3FJKjbnUhTw97qeBRzt_DyKlW7cx0/edit
Blackford County Schools will be transitioning to our Summer Food Service Program beginning the week of May 26th. However, delivery and lunch pickup will still be available on Monday, May 18th to finish out the current school year. The Summer Food Service Program will be curbside pick-up only! Due to construction projects currently underway lunch pickup will ONLY be available to Blackford Jr.-Sr. High School and Montpelier Elementary School. If you would like to continue receiving lunches through the month of June, please complete the order form below. https://forms.gle/sy6EwB9ygAwsyXLk7
Montpelier teachers and staff meet every Wednesday via Zoom for professional development. This week the theme was music. Teachers and staff wore concert T-shirt's or played a musical instrument. They compiled a Covid Playlist to describe how they feel about teaching during the Pandemic. Songs included "You Can't Touch This," "Dont Stand So Close To Me," "Help," "Lean on Me," and "Into the Unknown" to name a few. The topic was "What's new for fall NWEA." We are so ready to see our Kodiaks this fall! We are in this together Blackford! #KodiakPride
What makes Blackford County Schools so special? That's easy! #ItsOurTeachers #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher
When it comes to the daily health and wellbeing of our students, no one does it with more ❤️ than the healthcare professionals at Blackford County Schools! How about a big round of applause for: Amy Sargent, R.N. - BJSHS/Corporation Nurse Brandy Clamme, C.M.A. - Southside Elementary Kimberly Sizemore, C.M.A. - Montpelier Elementary Jessica Irwin, C.M.A. - Northside Elementary Thank you for all you do! #SchoolNursesDay2020 #BruinPride
Check out the colorful art projects underway during Blended Learning lessons in Sydney Walter's BJSHS art class. Mrs. Walter challenged her students to complete the Found Object Color Wheel. According to Mrs. Walter, "Students were supposed to find 12 objects from around their homes, each object a different color of the color wheel, and arrange the objects in order." Nice (colorful) work, Bruins! #BruinPride Students submissions include: Patience Campbell Samantha Moistner Persephone Miral Sarah Coons Savanna Morris Aaron Blackwood Lexus Higginbotham Macey Abbott
What makes Blackford County Schools so special? That's easy! #ItsOurTeachers #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher
We're excited about our new website and mobile app!
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