Asa Packer News

January 14, 2022

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Asa Packer News

Please see below for this week's news.

Reminder: School is closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

COVID Update from Dr. Roy

Please see the updated information and video below from Dr. Roy. We ask that you do your part by keeping your child(ren) home if they are sick. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our health room. Thank you for your assistance.


BASD Families:

Please view the attached video from Dr. Roy announcing our new BASD COVID Reporting Tool for parents to report positive student COVID cases.

We need your help to accurately track the high number of positive cases parents are reporting to us. Please see the attached information to further explain our new process.

Bethlehem Area School District COVID Update, January 13, 2022.

BASD COVID Documents **Updated 12/30/21**

Below is the Return to School Checklist and Exclusions from School. Please review this information.
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Student Absences/Excuses

Student Excuses/Absences may be mailed to

Please note: Messages sent to this address would replace the Blue Excuse Form. Blue Excuse Forms may still be used if you are not sending an email.

BASD Flash Briefing - January 13, 2022

From our Student Lighthouse Team

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From the PTA

1- Dr Roy attended our most recent PTA meeting to discuss overall BASD initiatives, provide a district-wide COVID update and have a Q&A session with the parents. Please attend our next PTA meeting via zoom on February 3rd for a lunchtime chat!

2- Teachers were surprised this week with the quarterly Teacher Appreciation Station. Thank you to the parents that generously donated to the station and brightened our teacher’s day!

3- The 100th day of school is rapidly approaching. Stay tuned for more info on celebrating this day!

4- Our next Dine & Donate is Thursday, January 20th at Feasta Pizza. You can support our school and save yourself a night of cooking!
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BASD e-News

This week's BASD eNews contains:

Highlighted Events, BASD Staff, Students, and Graduates including

  • January 17, 2022 - Bethlehem's NAACP Rev. Martin Luthern King Jr. Day Parade
  • BASD Student of the Week from Marvine Elementary School
  • BASD Staff of the Week from Nitschmann Middle School

-Built by Bethlehem Graduate of Freedom High School - Class of 1996

I hope you enjoy!

Little Spikers - Hurricane Volleyball Clinic for Boys and Girls K thru 5

The clinic is for Boys and Girls grades K thru 5 and will be on 4 Sundays in February at Liberty. The registration link is in the below and includes more details.

Inclement Weather Procedures

January Lunch Menu

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Safety During Entry / Dismissal

We've noticed a lot of families walk in between our buses during entry and dismissal. Walking in between a car is scary enough at knee height, in between school buses is waist height and there is more chance to have a severe injury. Please either use the crosswalk, walk up the sidewalk by the flagpole or wait until the buses have left before entering the school entry way. We want to keep everyone safe and would appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.
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Parking Lot

I wanted to take some time to reiterate student safety procedures during arrival and dismissal times. As always, student safety is our number one priority. Please review the procedures below, and follow them to ensure our students’ safety at all times.

Please remember:

You may park your car in this lot and walk your child across the bus lane; or you may drive up to the student drop-off area, have your child exit the car and walk on the sidewalk next to the building. If you are getting out of your car to assist your child, please park your car in the lot and do not park in the drop-off lane. Do not stop and park in the drop-off lane.

  • Use caution when driving through our lots.
  • Bus lanes must be kept open at all times.
  • Park in the designated parking spaces only and not along the curb.
  • Walk and get your child(ren) (when picking them up early or at dismissal time).
  • Do not leave you child(ren) unattended outside the school.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.

From Our Health Department

If your child is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please submit submit a copy of the vaccination card to the health room.

The majority of our students are following mask expectations each day and all day. As a reminder it is the district expectation that all students wear masks appropriately (covering their nose and mouth) while inside the school building and on buses.

Please emphasize the importance of this expectation. We need to maintain safe and consistent practices and avoid defiance issues.

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2021 - 2022 BASD Calendar

Please click below for the BASD 2021 - 2022 Calendar.
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