BCSD News & Information
October 1, 2021
Berea-Midpark Middle School Mask Mandate Update
The Berea City School District recently responded to an increase of quarantines due to COVID-19 exposure by requiring all middle school students and staff to wear face coverings. We appreciate the flexibility and patience of our students and staff in adapting to these additional safety mitigation strategies these past few weeks. This has allowed hundreds of students quarantined at home, to return to in-person learning safely.
Based upon the review of our COVID-related data at Berea-Midpark Middle School, we are able to remove the mandatory masking requirement for all students and staff in grades 5-8 effective Monday, October 3.
We continue to STRONGLY recommend that all students and staff wear masks district-wide. The best way NOT to be subjected to quarantine is to wear a mask or to be vaccinated for those students and staff who are 12 years or older.
District leaders will continue to monitor cases each week and will make changes as needed in regards to the continuation or change to any level of safety mitigation measures currently in place.
7th Grade Camp Mi-Bro-Be Update
We are in the final stages of determining the possibility of having the 7th grade Camp Mi-Bro-Be experience later this month at Camp NuHop. We will make the announcement on Monday, October 4th.
In order to safely and effectively serve the students of BMMS attending this trip, make sure you have contacted Camp Nuhop with special dietary needs at: email@example.com. See the back of your Camp Nuhop Packet for details on what to include in this email. This must be done two weeks before your student’s trip.
Also, in anticipation of 7th Grade Camp moving forward as planned, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 6th at 6 p.m. for a virtual parent meeting with Mr. Blatnica where he will explain what the weekend will entail and answer any parent questions they may have.
We are aware of monthly TikTok challenges that are impacting schools in our area and across the nation. TikTok videos are circulating where students are encouraged to participate in illegal activities such as vandalizing school property, stealing random items from their schools, or committing assault.
While we have not had an abundance of these incidents in our district, we have talked with our students and we are now asking for your help and partnership in explaining the seriousness of these acts. Please talk to your child tonight and make sure they understand this is not acceptable behavior. Vandalism to school facilities or assault will not be tolerated and will be punishable in accordance with the student code of conduct and the law.
Thank you for your collective efforts in speaking with your child about the importance of respecting school property and others, as well as reporting inappropriate behavior as we work together to foster pride in our schools.
National Custodian Day
Kids Cafe at the Brook Park Library
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Brook Park Branch weekdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m., while supplies last. Kids do not need to be present, but parents/guardians will be asked to provide names and ages of children.
During the school year, CPPL branches are collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide children with free healthy meals, currently in grab-and-go style. The Kids Café program is open to all kids ages 18 and younger and runs through the week of May 13, 2022.
The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Meal Applications must be filled out annually
Visit www.mymealtime.com from a computer (cannot apply from a mobile device) or contact Nutrition Services for a paper application.
View eligibility guidelines: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/data/pdf/incguide1516.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0lH7b9L8AsDf6kpLizBvmaFBiowIkqepUBGWmEYXCCfouNitZt4lhtR5o
Mark Your Calendar! Family First Night is November 8!
The Berea City School District is planning on having Family First Night on Monday, November 8th. This tradition is a district-wide event for all BCSD families to have a night to spend time together without any school commitments.
There will be no school assignments, no athletic practices, and no after school activities on this night. School employees are also encouraged to leave right at the end of their scheduled work day so they, too, can go home and spend some time with their families.
Several local businesses are partnering with the district and will be offering Family First Night discounts and promotions. Thank you to Igloo Frozen Yogurt & Treats, Dave’s Cosmic Subs, Boss ChickNbeer, Berea Nutrition, Mootown Creamery, and Suds Maguire's Bar & Grill for your partnership!
October is National Principals Month
October is National Principals Month, and the Berea City School District is proud to celebrate our amazing school leaders alongside the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Thank you to our wonderful BCSD principals and assistant principals, who go to extraordinary lengths to ensure students, families, teachers, and staff members are valued and supported every day.