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Butler Elementary School - Volume 2 - September 2020
District Communication - Butler Reopening Plan - Scheduled 10/26
Yesterday evening, the District outlined details about plans for returning to in-person schooling for our Traditional and Hybrid students. Of note, Butler's opening is delayed from that of the rest of the District schools due to our HVAC Construction Project. The statewide shutdown in March and April 2020 required adjustments to be made for work to resume. The schedule for work completion remains on-schedule for an October 23rd completion. This will result in an October 26th in-person return for students.
In some instances, work continues during the day, but the majority of the crews have been working second shift (PM hours) since August 31st. This has allowed our teachers in school to conduct virtual learning uninterrupted. Large portions of the building remain unfinished (as a result of the delay). For those who teach from these locations, teachers are instructing from home - utilizing the same technology as their in-school colleagues. Additionally, all teachers remain in contact with their grade-level partners and plan cooperatively in preparation for each day.
While this has certainly caused our office and facility staff to adjust how we conducted our typical preparations over the course of the summer and start of school, we continue the work necessary to best support our teachers as they prepare each day with students. We look forward to our return to school and will provide further updates in the coming weeks.
Student Emergency and Information Form
“It is time to update your children’s “Student Emergency & Information Form.” This must be done each year. The process will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and will ensure we have current contact information for you and your family, which is even more critical as we begin the school year virtually. All CBSD families (with the exception of those who are new registrants for 2020-2021) are required to complete this update on/before September 30, 2020.
The online form will ask you to confirm and/or update the following:
· Demographic Information
· Emergency Contacts
· Health Information, including permission for emergency care and analgesic administration
· Media Release Preferences
Visit the CBSD Infinite Campus parent portal at www.cbsd.org/parentportal and don’t forget to hit submit at the end. You will receive an email verifying that your submission was received. Thank you!
Students are expected to be logged on virtually daily and present for daily instruction - both synchronous (LIVE) and asynchronous instruction. In the coming days, teachers will communicate a daily schedule. Children will be expected to attend all elements of the school day, unless they have an excused absence (i.e. illness, appointment). It is important to understand that attendance is mandatory for all students per the compulsory attendance laws of Pennsylvania. Attendance will be taken each school day. Students that are not logged on at the start of class will be marked absent or tardy if they arrive late to their virtual class.
If your child will not be able to attend school virtually, parents need to email email@example.com. Email is strongly preferred but if you are unable to email the school, please call the school attendance line at 267-893-4. PLEASE DO NOT SEND WRITTEN NOTES UNLESS IT IS FROM A PHYSICIAN. Students must be in school or logged on before 10:30 AM in order to get credit for the day.
If a student needs to leave classes before 2:00 PM, they should email our secretary, Judie Pereira, or call the main office - 267-893-4250.
Student 1:1 Device Assistance
Sept. 15 - Grade 3 & 4 Virtual Back to School Night
Sept. 16 - Grade 5 & 6 Virtual Back to School Night
Sept. 17 - Constitution Day
Sept. 19 - Rita's Dine & Donate 3:00PM-8:00PM (PTO Event)
Sept. 19 - Rosh Hashanah Begins (Sundown)
Sept. 21 - Kindergarten's Virtual Back to School Night
Sept. 22 - Autumn Begins
Sept. 22 - CB School Board Meeting - 16 Welden Dr. ESC - 7:30 PM
Sept. 28 - Holiday (Yom Kippur) - No School
Oct. 2-Oct. 16 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair (Virtual)
Oct. 13 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM - Location TBD
Oct. 23 - HVAC Construction Completed
Oct. 26 - Butler Students: Return to School
Oct. 27 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM - Location TBD
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Saturday)
Butler's Virtual Back to School Night Schedules
Butler's Virtual Back-to-School Nights will take place on the following evenings:
Grades 1 & 2 - (9/14) Completed
Grades 3 & 4 - (9/15) Tonight
Grades 5 & 6 - September 16
Kindergarten - September 21
Further instructions on how to access the presentations will be emailed by teacher.
Rita's Dine & Donate
Saturday, September 19 | 3-8pm
It's a SWEET combination! Help a local business and help our school at the same time! Simply mention Butler when you order, and a portion of your sale will go back to the Butler PTO.
Click here for the flyer.
First Day of (Virtual) School
Back to School Nights
Listed again here, please review our Welcome Messages from Mr. Funseth, Mr. Brosious and our Student Support Counselors.
- Mr. Funseth’s & Mr. Brosious’s video message:
- Mrs. Milotich’s & Mrs. O’Connell’s video message:
Technology & Materials Distribution Days
Butler Community "Welcoming" our Teachers and Staff Back to School!
Families Surprise Our Teachers with a Parade!
Butler's Construction Update
HVAC Construction Update
From the Butler PTO
PTO General Meeting (Virtual)
The Butler PTO would like to welcome you to our first General Meeting of the year - via ZOOM on Monday, September 21 @ 7pm! Find the LINK to the Zoom call below.
These meetings are a great way to stay informed, involved, and meet new people. We will vote on the proposed Bylaws, Budget, and Chairperson Slate. Please refer to this week's PTO e-newsletter to review these documents, as well as the night's agenda
This meeting is private for Butler Families only - Please do not share the link to others not associated with Butler.
Central Bucks School District
Superintendent: John J. Kopicki, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent-Secondary: Abram M. Lucabaugh, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent-Elementary: Nadine M. Garvin, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services: Alexis McGloin, Ed.D