BAS Weekly Update

April 30, 2021

Good afternoon BAS Community,

Today BAS celebrated Arbor Day. Each class was invited outside for the dedication of the tree ceremony as well as a presentation from a few second grade students. It was a wonderful day keeping traditions alive (although modified) and bringing the classes together to celebrate. We are looking forward to more celebrations and fun activities in May and June. Please read below for additional updates.

Thank you,

Lourdes Murphy

BAS Principal

End of Year Events

We are hard at work planning lots of safe, exciting and fun events for your children. Please look at the calendar below for upcoming events. More detailed information will be sent out as we get closer to each event. Additional events may be added as well.

May 6, 2021: PTA BAS/OAS Drive in Movie

May 7, 2021: PTA Plant Sale Pick Up

May 12, 2021: PTA Virtual Meeting at 7:00 PM

May 19, 2021: Virtual Kindergarten Orientation for students entering Kdg in September 2021

May 27, 2021 and May 28, 2021: Field Day at BAS

May 31, 2021: Memorial Day, Schools Closed

June 4, 2021: Grade 2 Moving Up and Walkover to OAS

June 7, 2021: OAS Virtual Orientation for students entering Grade 3 in September 2021

June 8, 2021: Virtual Instruction for all students

June 10, 2021: Kindergarten Celebration

School Playgrounds Still Remain Closed

This is a friendly reminder that our school playgrounds remain closed. Remember that students are still learning at school throughout the entire day (8:15 AM- 2:40 PM). It is important to leave after dismissal in order to not interrupt instruction . Thank you for your understanding.


PTA PLANT SALE PICK UP is at BAS on Friday, May 7th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


Thank you FLAG for TWO additional lunches this week. We appreciate your kindness and generosity!


Covid-19 Notification

Please continue to notify the school nurse of potential close contacts or Positive Covid-19 cases. You can continue to report this information here: Cranford Public Schools Covid-19 Reporting Form. We are here to support you and your family.

Also, please be advised, if a member of your household is getting a Covid-19 test due to having symptoms, students, even if they were not tested, should remain home until the results are received.

K-2 Absences

Due to having designated K-2 virtual classes, our teachers focus solely on the students present in the building, and hence there is no live streaming of lessons for these teachers. If your child is attending in-person and is unable to come to school, there is no remote instruction provided in grades K-2. The absence would act like any absence has in the past, and the student would make up missed work on their return. If for any reason a child is required to quarantine due to COVID-19 restrictions, accommodations will be made with the teacher to continue instruction remotely for that student. Remote instruction will be scheduled through the main office.

Technology Needs

If you need additional technology or technological support, please go to Lincoln School at 132 Thomas Street on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS during the hours of 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. No appointment needed.

Attestation App

To ensure that your child reports directly to their classroom, please complete the attestation form on the app prior to 8:00 AM each day. If you are unable to complete the app, hard copies can be found at each entrance door.

PTA Update

Please click the link for the April PTA Blast: This Month at BAS

Report an Absence

Please be sure to call if your child is going to be absent from school. You can call 908-709-6969 to reach the main office or 908-709-6973 to reach the nurse. When leaving a message please include specific symptoms if feeling ill and/or the reason why your child is absent.


Counselors Corner

Please click here for the February Counselor Newsletter

School Times and Entrance Procedures

Please click here for School Times and Entrance Procedures.

Classroom Allergies

Please click here for the BAS Classroom Allergy List.