With the hopeful possibility that the district can offer some sports this season, we are conducting student sign-ups for the winter sports listed below. Please keep in mind that no official start date or time has been established. Our purpose for releasing the signups is to establish the interest level for each activity, as we prepare for the possibility of sports this winter. Also, please be aware when you sign-up that the district will not be providing any transportation to and from all practices and games. This is the responsibility of the student athlete/parent/guardian. Bowling - at North Bowl Lanes, athletes must arrive at all practices and matches by 3:30 pm. Indoor Track - We are not sure if we will be offering Indoor Track this winter, due to PSUC Fieldhouse restrictions. We may opt to offer a running club as an alternative. Certain "High Risk Sports" are ones that have not been approved by NYS for competition, but may start at a later date. The sports that fall under this category are the following: Basketball Cheering Ice Hockey Wrestling Please use the following LINK to complete the signup forms for participation.
As with many of our favorite places, our Beekmantown High School Eagle Mart is currently closed. Since there are always many parents, alumni & community members who want to purchase Eagle branded clothing, especially near the holidays, we have created an online school store for you with the products shipped directly to your door! There are a wide variety of items including adult and youth hoodies, jackets, tee shirts, sweatpants, hats, etc. This store will likely be the only place to purchase Eagle Gear for the holidays. Don't delay as this online site is only open until Monday, November 9th at 11 PM. This ensures that you will receive your items in time for the holidays. So if you want any Eagle Gear for that special someone, please order by November 9th. After that date, the link below will not work. So hurry and order your BCS Sports Gear before they disappear! Click this link to access the online store
Attention Parents and Community Members, Due to COVID, our Eagle Mart is currently closed. I have had many parents and community members wanting to purchase Eagle clothing. Therefore, I contacted a company that was willing to create an online school store for us and ship the product directly to the customer. They have a variety of items including adult and youth hoodies, jackets, tee shirts, sweatpants, hats, etc. They are also donating a percentage to our school. This most likely will be the only opportunity to purchase Eagle Gear for the holidays. This online site is open now and will be closing on Monday, November 9th at 11 PM. This ensures that you will receive the items in time for the holidays. So if you want any Eagle Gear for the holidays, please order by November 9th. After the deadline of November 9th, the link will not work. So hurry now and order your BCS Sports Gear before the deadline by clicking on the link below. Click this link to access the online store
The following announcement is from John Kanoza, Director of Clinton County Health Department, forwarded by CVES Superintendent Mark Davey and is in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s granting of the authority to local health departments (LHDs) to require that face masks/coverings be worn by staff and students at all times in public and private schools in New York State. Based on this recent update and the fact that face masks/coverings serve to provide effective prevention of Covid-19 spread, school districts/schools in Clinton County shall now require that all staff and students wear face masks/coverings at all times (except eating and drinking) when they are in school. Additionally, Mr Kanoza stated “the infrequent and/or limited times when teachers/staff are in offices alone, would not warrant the wearing of a face mask/covering… The wearing of face masks/coverings is needed when there is more than one person in a classroom, office, hallway, bathroom, etc.” Students and staff should consider changing their masks during the school day as they see appropriate. In closing, our school community continues to be completely thankful for the on-going attention to public health, safety and our commitment to educating our students in person or virtually. It is only by each person being active and diligent that we can ensure the safest and best environment possible.
Good morning, We are writing this morning to provide the school community with an update regarding the reopening of Cumberland Head Elementary School to in person learning effective Wednesday 10/28/20. Clinton County Department of Health worked diligently to contact trace and place those with known exposure under quarantine. Their quick response is greatly appreciated. Currently we have no additional COVID-19 positive cases at Cumberland Head Elementary School. Given this information, the limited number of staff quarantined and in accordance with our district closure response plan, in person instruction will resume on Wednesday, October 28th. The BCSD Virtual School of Learning and Development will resume the .5 In Person offering on Wednesday, October 28th as well. All staff, parents and guardians are reminded to submit the daily health screening via ParentSquare. Students enrolled in the Virtual School of Learning and Development must also submit a daily health screening. We would like to thank faculty, staff, parents and caregivers for quickly taking the necessary steps to reopen the school building safely and in continuing the educational process for our students. The continued support of the Cumberland Head school community is greatly appreciated. Please keep those needing to quarantine from others in your thoughts. Sincerely, Principal Stoutenger and Superintendent Mannix
Hello BES and CHES families, The .5 In Person offering for the students enrolled in the Beekmantown Virtual School of Learning and Development will not be held on Monday, 10/26 or Tuesday, 10/27 at Cumberland Head Elementary School. Students who normally attend the in person offering on Mondays and Tuesdays should log into their google classroom at 8:50 am to start their daily lessons. Please be checking your parentsquare messages as an update regarding the rest of the week will follow Monday afternoon. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Beekmantown Central School District. Sincerely, Principal Stoutenger and Principal Paquette
We are reaching out to you this afternoon to let the school community know that the Clinton County Health Department notified Superintendent Mannix today of a confirmed positive covid case by a staff member who works at the Cumberland Head Elementary School. There has been one (1) positive COVID test for a staff member reported today. What we know: The staff member became symptomatic on Wednesday evening 10/21/2020 with mild symptoms. The staff member followed all protocols contacting the building principal to report symptoms and did not enter the building on 10/22 or 10/23. As our Reopening Plan requires, this staff member was instructed to see a Primary Care Health Provider for a clearance to return and/or Covid testing. The staff member is a non-classroom teacher and who is in contact with a small number of students and staff. The staff member was following BCSD safety protocols while on campus. The staff member did not have contact with students or staff from the main campus. Only the Clinton County Health Department can conduct contact tracing. They will be reaching out to parents or other adults as they deem necessary. CHES will have staff members and students quarantined per DOH orders. Our Response: Our comprehensive Reopening Plan was revised on October 13th, 2020. Per the plan, this situation falls in the category of Criteria M-1 on the Beekmantown Closure Response Chart located on page 4. Following that criteria, Cumberland Head Elementary School will be on Level 5 (Page 3) for remote instruction for 48 hours while we assess the situation and gather information from the Department of Health. BCSD will evaluate the need to extend remote learning beyond 48 hours as several factors come into play such as the number of adults quarantined who are needed to safely operate a school building. Beekmantown Elementary, Beekmantown Middle School and High School will remain open. Classrooms will be sanitized and disinfected again over the 48 hour time period. Classroom teachers will contact families through parentsquare with further details on chromebook pick-up to be held on Monday 10/26/2020 at Cumberland Head. Students placed in quarantine will be able to remotely join classrooms via google meets so they may continue their learning. Please be constantly checking in as the district works hard to maintain transparency during this time to effectively communicate this difficult situation with you. As always, any subsequent information will be shared with families as soon as we can. Please keep our staff member in mind at this difficult time. Sincerely, Principal Stoutenger & Superintendent Mannix
Beekmantown Central School District is very pleased to announce that starting Thursday, October 1st, students at Beekmantown Elementary School be welcomed back to school for in-person learning! This transition will mark the full return back to in-person learning at Beekmantown Central School District. Parents should note that the same transportation schedule that had been in place prior to the temporary closure will still be in effect beginning again tomorrow. Additionally, the same health and safety rules with regards to wearing of masks and social distancing are still in effect as before. It is also important that parents remember to complete the daily health screening for their children by using the ParentSquare app or by logging on to www.parentsquare.com . We are very fortunate to have such an understanding and supportive school community and we thank you for the many kind words you have shared with the district during the recent move to remote instruction. We trust that the brief pause and the fact that there have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 in our district should also provide reassurance to parents that the measures that our district has taken to meet and in most cases exceed the guidelines of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines
for COVID-19 have been successful in keeping the district's most valuable asset, your children, safe while in our care. We are eager to share more successes with you in the days to come and once again sincerely thank you for your support.
Beekmantown Central School District is very pleased to announce that starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th, students at Cumberland Head Elementary School, Beekmantown Middle School and Beekmantown High Schools will be welcomed back for in-person learning! Parents should note that the same transportation schedule that had been in place prior to the temporary closure will still be in effect beginning again tomorrow. Additionally, the same health and safety rules with regards to wearing of masks and social distancing are still in effect as before. It is also important that parents remember to complete the daily health screening for their children by using the ParentSquare app or by logging on to www.parentsquare.com . Beekmantown Elementary School still has a number of adults in quarantine and are uncertain about their return this week. We are keeping a close eye on those being released and trying to determine when we would have the needed staff to reopen this school. At this point it appears that a Monday, October 5th return does looks promising. We are hoping for a sooner return as well like the other three schools. We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of our school community during the recent move towards remote instruction. The district recognizes that this was not an easy task for you, your family or our staff but it was done out of an abundance of caution. It should also provide reassurance to parents that the measures that our district has taken to meet and in most cases exceed the guidelines of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines
for COVID-19 have been successful in keeping the district's most valuable asset, your children, safe while in our care. We look forward to sharing more successes with you in the days to come and once again thank you for your support.
The district would like to share a piece of good news with the school community. The presumed positive COVID-19 case has returned negative . This is great news for many reasons. As it stands now, our social distancing measures, mask wearing and other precautionary measures which meet or exceed the standards for public health work. Those whose confidence was understandably rattled, because of the significant quarantines, testing and two cases, which is now one, can sleep easier knowing our/your hard work and vigilance has paid off during the reopening of school. We can all be more confident about the future as well. Everyone sent by the Clinton County Health Department for testing has returned negative. Please know that we still have a significant number of people in quarantine relative to the one (1) positive case. Please know the definition of close contact on our screening form and on our reopening plan for COVID-19 is being within six (6) feet for ten (10) minutes or more. Please note that we expect the public health standard of six (6) feet social distancing is consistently upheld and we wear masks at all times. Do not engage with people within six (6) feet, mask or no mask for more than five (5) minutes if it is educationally needed and under no exception for ten (10) minutes or more. Please be aware not to travel to restricted states in the coming days, weeks and months. Those planning on this must notify their principal and make arrangements for your return to school. We will be also be participating in some fall sports starting soon. We realize that some teachers must still quarantine and that the NYS DoH mandates are strict and restrictive, but we will engage regarding the reopening of school soon. With all of the somber news we have all been exposed to over the last several months, this news is certainly welcome indeed. As we said many times, we can't keep the invisible COVID enemy out if someone brings it in, but we can do everything possible to remain safe while learning. Enjoy your weekend and some nice weather!