Lunch menu for Monday, September 21st: Tenderloin Sandwich Baked Beans Hash Brown Chilled Fruit Milk
Breakfast menu for Monday, September 21st: Banana Bread Juice Applesauce Milk
Lunch menu for Friday, September 18th: Chicken Patty Sandwich Conquest Fries Baked Beans Cinnamon Applesauce Milk
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, check out the current jobs available at BCS: https://bit.ly/3cbGD1Q
We are text feature detectives! Mrs. Amanda Johnson’s 3rd graders have been exploring nonfiction texts, identifying text features, and explaining their purposes. Here they are working on a text features task card Google Form with a partner and putting their brains together to recognize them - teamwork makes the dreamwork!
Lunch menu for Thursday, September 17th: Soft Shell Taco's Lettuce/Meat/Cheese Hash Brown Chilled Fruit Milk
Lunch menu for Wednesday, September 16th: Cheeseburger Macaroni Hot Roll Broccoli w/ Cheese Cooked Carrots Pineapple Chunks Chocolate Chip Cookies Milk
Breakfast for Wednesday, September 16th: Banana Bread Fresh Apple Milk
Pork Chop w/Country Gravy Whipped Potatoes Steamed Corn Mixed Fruit Hot Roll Milk
Breakfast menu for Tuesday, September 15th: Powdered Mini Donuts Orange Smiles Milk
Reminder: September 22-24 will be At-Home Blended Learning Days. These are important instructional days for students, as this is an opportunity to experience Blended Learning over a multiple day window. These days are also in place for our Parent/Teacher Conference days. All Parent/Teacher conferences will be by appointment only. To schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference for your student, please contact your student's school.
Lunch menu for Monday, September 14th: Baked Chicken Leg Breadstick Mashed Potatoes Cooked Carrots Cinnamon Applesauce Milk
Breakfast for Monday, September 14th: Poptart Fresh Apple Milk
All Schools are in session on Blended Learning Days. We are implementing a 3 day blended learning window to better prepare students and teachers for possible extended Blended Learning, and also allow a greater window of opportunity for conferences in order to reduce gathering sizes and promote social distancing. Blackfored Intermediate Schedule: September 22nd: Day 1 parent teacher conferences will be from 1-6:30, Blended learning time will be 8-1 September 23rd: Day 2 parent teacher conferences will be from 1-6:30 Blended learning time will be 8-1 September 24th: Day 3 parent teacher conferences will be as needed between the hours of 8-3. Blended learning time will be 8-3 All teacher-student live meetings and office hours will be completed by 1:00 p.m. Teachers will schedule conferences with parents in the afternoons/early evenings in that 3 day window. PTC’s can be virtual or in person. Your child's homeroom teacher will call to make your appointment.
Lunch menu for Thursday, September 10th: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Garlic Twisted Breadstick Romaine Salad w/Toppings Hash Brown Mandarin Oranges Milk
Breakfast for Thursday, September 10th: Mini Donuts Orange Smiles Milk
The third graders in Mrs. Penny’s class have been working so hard! The other day they were reviewing all the standards that they have learned over the last three weeks by playing Jeopardy. Students were posed questions and they answered the questions on their whiteboards. They got to talk to the people around them to figure out the questions. BIS bears work hard to be the best that they can be.
Make a difference in a child's life- work at Blackford County Schools! To apply, send a letter of intent and resume to the supervisor listed. https://bit.ly/3lKkpZ6
Lunch menu for Thursday, September 3rd: BBQ Sandwich French Fries Steamed Corn Pineapple Chunks Milk
Breakfast menu for Thursday, September 3rd: Mini Donuts Juice Milk
Lunch for Tuesday, September 1st: Chicken Patty Sandwich Baked Fries Baby Carrots Chilled Fruit Milk
Lunch menu for Monday, August 31st: Hot Dogs Cooked Carrots Green Beans Chilled Fruit Milk
Breakfast menu for Monday, August 31st: Cereal Bar Juice Raisals Milk
Lunch menu for Friday, August 28th: Chicken Nuggets Baked Beans Hash Brown Chilled Fruit Milk
Breakfast menu for Friday, August 28th: Poptarts Juice Box Milk
Blackford County Schools is still in need of bus drivers, food service staff, and substitute teachers. Make a difference in the life of a Blackford County Child... join us! Check out our latest openings: https://bit.ly/3jkYrcW
Lunch menu for Thursday, August 27th: Tony's Pepperoni Pizza Green Beans Baked Fries Chilled Fruit Milk
Breakfast for Thursday, August 27th: Cereal On The Go Bug Bites Apple Milk
Good morning, The phones here at BCS are currently down. As soon as the issue has been repaired, we will let you know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Lunch menu for Tuesday, August 25th: Salisbury Steak w/Gravy Hot Roll Whipped Potatoes Steamed Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce Diced Pears Milk
Breakfast menu for Tuesday, August 25: Powdered Donuts Apple Milk
Across the district, students and staff have been working hard to prepare for this Wednesday’s At-Home Blended Learning Day. Please mark your calendars and note that on Wednesday, August 26, students will not be at school, but classes will still be in session at home. Students will access and complete work through their devices. Lunches will not be served. If you have questions about the day, please contact your student’s principal. Elementary Parents: If you have not signed and returned your student’s Chromebook permission form, please do so as soon as possible.
Check out the latest BCS job openings here: https://bit.ly/2QaYtYu BCS currently needs bus drivers and substitute teachers ASAP. Join us!
We need your help. We had an online mask sale through Sportsform, a 3rd party vendor a few weeks ago. The masks arrived and folks received an email from the vendor to call us and make arrangements or pick them up. We want to make sure everyone receives the mask(s) they have ordered and paid for. If you know any of the folks listed below, please ask them to call us at C.O.- 765.348.7550, or stop by and pick up their mask. Thank you! Doris Barr Mandy Barton Elisha Batten Michelle Bell Daniel Bowman, Jr. Kelly Cale Holly Clevenger Andrea Coons Anne Cunningham Debra Dodd Melissa Fannin Gail Hawkins Brandi Jackson Susan L. Jones Jonne Koger Gayle Marcum LeeAnn McHaney Christina Miller Patricia Montgomery Ashley Roberts Rachel Slone Angela Smith Michelle Stein Wendy Verboncoeur Lisa Wells Kristin Whitesell Trudy Wolfe
Lunch menu for Wednesday, August 19th: French Toast w/Syrup Sausage Link Potato Crowns Dragon Juice Diced Peaches Milk
Breakfast menu for Wednesday, August 19th: Chocolate Donuts Craisins Juice Box Milk
Lunch menu for Monday, August 17th: Tenderloin Sandwich Baked Beans Hash Brown Chilled Fruit Milk
Breakfast menu for Monday, August 17th: Coco Puffs Cereal Bar Juice Milk
Lunch menu for Friday, August 14th: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Romaine Salad Shoestring Fries Fresh Apple Milk
BIS Virtual Students: Don’t forget to pick up your Chromebook this evening 5-7PM. Come to the VanCleve St. entrance.
Parents: Here's a great video resource to assist your student with online lessons using Google Classroom. https://youtu.be/Kg2bjoSWtqU
BCS has an immediate need for bus drivers and food service staff. If you are interested in a position with BCS, check out the latest Job Opportunities here: https://bit.ly/3a2s5jI Join us!
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 on 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 Monday, 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
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
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
Blackford Intermediate School in person registration has been changed to Tuesday, July 28. From 8:00AMto 7:00PM in the library. You can register online as well.
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
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
School Board approves #BackInBlackford Reopening Plan. The Covid-19 Information begins here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/…/covid-19-information--136
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
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
Congratulations, NES 6th grader Alanna Galloway - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
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
Superintendent Yencer is out and about this morning to report, "The roofing project at Northside is underway. By mid summer both Northside and Blackford Intermediate will have new roofs!" #BCSProud
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
We're excited about our new website and mobile app!