Bulldog Bark

May 22th - May 24th

Family Input - Leader In Me

Leaders In Me developed this survey as a tool to collect, analyze, and report student, staff, and school-level outcomes that focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. It helps the school set goal-centered improvement plans.


  • May 25th - Asynchronous Instruction Day
  • May 26th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am
  • May 30th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • May 31st - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • June 1st - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • June 2nd - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • June 5th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • June 6th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am*
  • June 7th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am
  • June 8th - Synchronous Instruction 9:00am - 10:30am

*Field trips are scheduled in lieu of synchronous instruction

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CLICK ON THE GOOGLE DOCUMENT BELOW for the remote schedule.

At the end of this school year, the district will begin HVAC renovation projects at James Buchanan, Miller Heights, and Hanover Elementary Schools. The projects at each school include removing the existing heating and air conditioning systems and providing new heating and air conditioning systems which will improve air quality; ventilation; temperature and humidity control; and classroom acoustics for all students and staff.

We are extremely excited for James Buchanan’s HVAC system renovation, but in order to complete the renovations prior to the beginning of the new school year in August 2023, the end of the current school year calendar must be modified. Beginning May 15, 2023, the cafeteria and kitchen at James Buchanan will be closed. Bagged lunches will be provided at our school. The last day for in-person instruction will be Wednesday, May 24, 2023. May 24, 2023 will be a half day. Students will receive asynchronous instruction on May 25th. On May 26th, 2022 students will transition to remote learning (synchronous instruction) for the remainder of the current school year.

These proactive end-of-year schedule changes at our school will ensure that the district meets the state-mandated number of days and hours of instruction, while also providing critical, additional time for construction. The additional construction time at the end of this current year will increase the probability that James Buchanan is ready to open with a new HVAC system on the first day of the new school year in August.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Twitter: @BuchananPta

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Volunteer Policy:

  • See the district requirements for volunteering - https://www.basdschools.org/volunteering

  • Every person interested in volunteering must obtain clearances every 5 years

  • All adults entering the building must sign in.

  • Members of the PTA will receive first consideration for volunteer opportunities for school activities and field trips.

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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