Dear Brocton Families, Staff, and Students- Please join us on February 22, 2021, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm for the 2021 BCS Virtual Health Fair (meet.google.com/zxb-nwun-xmq). After the brief presentation, the nursing staff will be available at (716) 792-2146 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We hope to see you there!
The National Comedy Center is offering free admission to Chautauqua County youth through April 11, 2021! https://www.wrfalp.com/national-comedy-center-offers-free-admission-to-chautauqua-county-youth-through-april-11/
Dear BCS seniors and parents, Senior cap and gown pictures are Monday, March 22nd, and Friday, March 26th. If you do not get your cap and gown photo taken, your student ID picture will be used for the yearbook. Please make sure to order your cap and gown if you have not done so already for graduation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Marie Persch via email at email@example.com or call her at (716) 792-2113.
Brocton Central School District wishes you a Happy Presidents' Day! Enjoy the beginning of your Mid-Winter Recess! We will see you back in school on Monday, February 22nd!
Brocton Central School wants to wish you and your families a Happy Valentine's Day!
Good evening Brocton families- 2021 Brocton/Portland Little League sign-ups will be held on two dates with each date being a different location. On Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Little League sign-ups will be held in the BCS Cafeteria. Mask wearing and social distancing will be required. Please enter using the High school gym entrance. On Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm Little League sign-ups will be held at the American Legion. Sign-up fees are $30 for T-Ball (ages 4-7) with participation in fundraiser sales and $45 for minor/major baseball and softball (ages 7-12) with participation in fundraiser sales. If you have any questions, please contact the League President, Ryan Miller at (716) 785-4681.
Dear Brocton Families- The upcoming school break raises concern about travel-based COVID-19 cases. If BCS school staff members or families choose to travel, the New York State advisory guidance will apply for travelers who travel to a non-contiguous state for more than 24 hours. There are two Quarantine options: Option 1.) Travelers must quarantine for 10 days following arrival in New York State. Or option 2.) Quarantine while receiving two COVID-19 tests. With option 2-Travelers must obtain a diagnostic COVID-19 test within three days of departure (or prior to arrival in New York State). Travelers must quarantine upon arrival in New York State for three days. On day four of quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID-19 test. If both tests are negative, the traveler may exit their quarantine. Please provide the health office with both negative tests if you choose option 2. Contiguous states that you are able to visit without quarantine are the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts (as long as their county is not under a current COVID-19 alert). If you have any questions about the New York State advisory guidance, please visit the Chautauqua County Department of Health website for more information. Have a great Mid-Winter Recess, Brocton!
DRIVER'S EDUCATION: If your student is turning 16 by July 5, and you would be interested in a summer driver education class, please see Mrs. Skinner for a form. We are checking to see if there is enough interest.
Today, February 10, 2021, meals will be delivered to all families who have requested such for students in the hybrid or full virtual learning starting at 9:30 am. This time is a half-hour earlier than previous weeks. Meals will include multiple days of breakfasts and lunches. Due to safety concerns, staff will not be walking the meals to the family's doorsteps. A cooler or an individual will need to be at the bus stop location. If for some reason, family's are not able to be at the bus stop, they may call the Transportation Department at 792-2236.
COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts, Eligibility, and Clinics https://5il.co/pd1x
Western New York County Health Departments issue Joint Statement regarding Travel and Quarantine https://5il.co/pcl0
This week is National School Counseling Week! Thank you Ms. Katherine Putcher for supporting our BCS students and school community!
This message serves as a reminder as indicated on the school calendar, that Brocton Central School has an early dismissal tomorrow, January 29, 2021, for the end of the marking period scoring and grading. Elementary school students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm. Middle/High School students will be dismissed at 11:00 am. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s corresponding office.
Today, January 27, 2021, meals will be delivered to all families who have requested such for students in the hybrid or full virtual learning starting at 9:30 am. This time is a half-hour earlier than previous weeks. Meals will include multiple days of breakfasts and lunches. Due to safety concerns, staff will not be walking the meals to the family's doorsteps. A cooler or an individual will need to be at the bus stop location. If for some reason, family's are not able to be at the bus stop, they may call the Transportation Department at 792-2236.
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Brocton Central School will be hosting a blood drive through Connect Life. The blood drive will be held in the Middle/High School Gymnasium from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. https://5il.co/oxc3 You may schedule an appointment today with Deb McKane, BOCES Secretary at (716) 753-2256.
Good evening, this is Superintendent Jason Delcamp informing you with the latest update that is specific to MS/HS students and staff. We have a number of students and staff that have been placed into quarantine for either being exposed to someone with Covid-19 or testing positive themselves at the MS/HS building. Finding adequate staff coverage for all necessary programming needs have been monumental. I have shared this concern regarding adequate coverage with the Board of Education and we all feel it is best to give families adequate notice if we intend to go full remote. Therefore, the Brocton MS/HS will be full remote on Monday, January 25, 2021. Brocton Elementary will continue with in-person instruction as normally scheduled. Bus runs for the elementary will remain the same. Again, only the MS/HS will be full remote learning on Monday, January 25, 2021. Career and Tech Ed students will have transportation to their CTE programs. CTE students will be contacted by someone from the MS/HS Office or Transportation Office as to their individual pick up times. As of this moment, it appears the MS/HS can resume on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with our normal Hybrid Learning schedule with adequate staff coverage.
Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Information updated as of January 5, 2021. Isolation and Quarantine Flow Chart: https://5il.co/osjr PreK- 12 School Guidance: https://5il.co/osjs Screening Flow Chart in English- https://5il.co/osjt Screening Flow Chart in Spanish- https://5il.co/osju
Attached is a brief survey for parents and caregivers of children with special needs regarding childcare options in our region. Feedback on this survey will allow agencies in our county to respond to the needs of our children as soon as possible. Survey responses are requested by January 19, 2021. https://5il.co/os4i - Letter in English https://5il.co/os4j - Letter in Spanish
This message is for all families that have requested meal delivery for students who are full remote and on the hybrid learning model. Meals will be delivered starting at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This time is a half hour earlier than previous weeks. Meals will include multiple days of breakfasts and lunches. Please have a cooler available at the bus stop if you are unable to meet the staff at the bus stop. DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, STAFF WILL NOT BE WALKING THE MEALS TO YOUR DOORSTEP. A COOLER OR AN INDIVIDUAL WILL NEED TO BE AT THE BUS STOP LOCATION. If for some reason you are unable to be at the bus stop, you may call the Transportation Department at (716) 792-2236 to make arrangements for your food to be picked up at the school at a later time, and that is more convenient for you. Our goal is to be sure all students have the meals they need while remote learning is taking place.
This message is to inform all parents, guardians, students, and staff that we have been notified by the Department of Health that four "off-site" individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are considered "off-site" due to Brocton Central School being fully remote last week. There was one individual in the Elementary school and three individuals in the Middle/High School. Due to the date of symptom onset, no additional quarantine of individuals is required at this point. The District is working with the Health Department and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff.