BCSD News & Information

March 2020

Important Dates

March 5 - Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent

March 5 - Education Foundation Annual Auction

March 9 - Board of Education Meeting

March 12 - BMHS Orchestra Festival

March 16 - Family First Night

March 19 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 20 - No School, Teacher Work Day

March 23-27 - Spring Break

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State of the Schools

If you weren't able to attend the annual State of the Schools event last month, you can view the presentation in its entirety online.

State Of The Schools 2-5-2020

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Family First Night - March, 16, 2020

On March 16, 2020, families can have a night to spend time together without any school commitments. There will be no school assignments, athletic practices, and no after school activities to encourage BCSD families to spend quality time together. Our staff will also be encouraged to leave at the end of their day so that they, too, can go home and spend time with family. We hope our families will plan to eat dinner together, play a board game, read a book aloud, or take a walk as a family. The goal is for our families to be purposeful with their time and appreciate one another.

Simply bring this flyer or show it on your mobile device to a designated business on March 16 to receive discounts and promotions on foods, services, and activities available to you and your family.

We all know strong families make our community, schools and, most importantly, our students more successful. We hope you’ll join Berea City Schools in celebrating our Family First Nights!

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The Education Foundation 20th Annual Auction

Thursday, March 5th, 6:45pm

7230 Engle Road

Middleburg Heights, OH

The Education Foundation's 20th Annual Auction will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020

​Dinner and drinks
will begin at 6:45 in the evening in the Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights

Enjoy a dinner catered by Tavolo 72 Ristorante and bid on your favorite silent and live auction items. Other attractions include wine and beer pulls, end-of-event door prize drawing, lottery, and ping pong pick with gift card prizes.

This year’s featured auction items will be a Gervasi Winery Getaway, a private in-home Paint & Sip event, a private dinner for six at Mike’s Bar and Grille, a BMHS singing telegram, a big screen smart TV, and a Columbia Hills golf outing for four. This is the last year that you’ll be able to bid on a week’s stay in a Cape Cod vacation home.

Tickets are $45. You can also show your support by becoming an Auction Patron or Sponsor!
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2020-21 Preschool Registration & Kindergarten Registration are NOW OPEN

If you need assistance in the registration process, please call 216-898-8300.

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Your Participation in the 2020 Census Matters

2020 Census PSA: What is the 2020 Census? (:30)

The census is conducted every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

The purpose of the census is to count every person living in the United States. The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities.

Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more.

By April 1, 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You'll then have three ways to respond: online, by mail, or by phone.

Your responses to the following questions are kept confidential and the Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information and data and is authorized for statistical purposes only.

People can expect to be asked:

  • How many people are living or staying at your home on April 1, 2020. This will help count the country's population, and ensure that we count people once, only once, and in the right place according to where they live on Census Day.
  • Whether their home is owned or rented. This will help produce statistics about homeownership and renters. The rates of homeownership serve as one indicator of the nation's economy. They also help in administering housing programs and informing planning decisions.
  • About the sex of each person in the household. This helps generate statistics about males and females, which can be used in planning and funding government programs. The data can also be used to enforce laws, regulations, and policies against discrimination.
  • About the age of each person in the household. Similar to recording the sex of each person, the U.S. Census Bureau creates statistics to better understand the size and characteristics of different age groups. Agencies use this data to plan and fund government programs that support specific age groups, including children and older populations.
  • About the race of each person in the household. This will help produce statistics about race and to present other statistics by racial groups. This data help federal agencies monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as under the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act.
  • About whether a person in the household is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. These responses help create statistics about this ethnic group. This is needed by federal agencies to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as those under the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.
  • About the relationship of each person in the household to one central person. This allows the Census Bureau to create estimates about families, households, and other groups. Relationship data are used in planning and funding government programs that support families, including people raising children alone, and other households that qualify for additional assistance.
  • A person's citizenship will not be questioned on the 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‐19) Update

According to CDC, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ohio. The CDC considers risk to the general public low. However, as a district, we want to be proactive in sharing information regarding the virus.

Read the CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet

As a reminder, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. To help prevent the spread of illness, follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Please contact the district’s School Health Manager, Rebecca Elder at 216-676-8400 if you have questions and/or concerns.

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View all current flyers by clicking the Peachjar link above.

Only school-approved flyers are sent to you through Peachjar. If you have concerns regarding your child participating in a program, please contact the organization. Please include any medical conditions that would merit attention, including, but not limited to, severe allergic reactions, asthma, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, physical limitations, etc.

District approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

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Coffee & Conversation with Superintendent Tracy Wheeler

Join Superintendent Tracy Wheeler in discussing the latest topics impacting the Berea City School District. Stop by between 8:00-9:00 a.m. during any of the dates and locations throughout the community.

Can't make any of the dates? Give her a call at 216-898-8300 or send an e-mail to twheeler@bereaschools.org to start a conversation.

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