Bulldog Bark

September 5th - 9th

OPEN HOUSE for Grades 1-5

We invite you to our annual Open House to meet your student’s teacher(s) on Wednesday, September 7th. This is an opportunity for you to learn about our academic programs, daily schedule, and school procedures. Students should remain at home for Open House given that this is a time for parents to get to know the teachers.

Please remember, Open House is not designed to discuss individual students. Parent-teacher conferences in November will provide the opportunity to discuss your student’s progress. If you have any questions or concerns specific to your student, please contact the teacher via email or Dojo.

If you have more than one student at JB, please contact your student’s teachers. We will arrange for you to attend both teacher sessions.


Opening of School Overview - 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Gym

Classroom Presentation - 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Individual classroom

Classroom Presentation - 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Individual classroom


Encore teachers will be available in the library before/after your scheduled sessions. Please note that not all Encore teachers will be at our Open House due to obligations at other buildings on this night.

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

For the safety of our students, staff, and families, the bus channel is closed to all traffic during arrival and dismissal. Do not go around the barriers.


Morning Arrival

  • School doors open at 8:55am. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children prior to 8:55 am

  • Guardians of a walking student(s) must park on Kaywin Avenue and walk through the rear driveway access point on Eastwood Drive to drop off your student. Please remain on the sidewalk off to the side of the designated area so that we can be socially distant.

  • All students arrival after 9am must report to the main office to be signed in by a parent.


Afternoon Dismissal

  • Guardians of a walking student(s) must park on Kaywin Avenue and enter through the rear driveway access point on Eastwood Drive to pick up your student. Please remain on the sidewalk off to the side of the main entrance so that we can provide enough distance.

  • All students not picked up by 3:45 will be escorted to the main office.

Designated areas for arrival and dismissal:

  • Please have students line up behind the designated signs.
  • Kindergarten - doors at the Northwest Little League/ Kaywin Avenue end of school
  • Grades 1 and 2 - door across from faculty parking lot
  • Grade 3 - main entrance
  • Grades 4 and 5 - doors located on the end of school close to Catasauqua Road

Staggered Dismissal:

3:30pm Grades 4-5 walkers dismissed

3:35pm Grades 2-3 walkers dismissed

3:40pm Kindergarten and Grade 1 walkers dismissed

Communication Station

Web: http://basdwpweb.beth.k12.pa.us/jamesbuchanan

Twitter: @buchanan_es

DOJO: click on the link below

Phone: 610-865-1766

Principal's email: alhinkel@basdschools.org

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