Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District

No school for students

No school for BG students from March 17th-April 15th! 

NO School Activities!  

Greenlawn Olympics
Mock Trial
5th and 6th Grade Violinists and Cellists
Guilford Winter
Guilford Students
B-G Band May 2019
Busses
Guilford Students Eric Carle
TC3 Students June 2019
Be the I in KIND
String Students
BG Paw
Snow wall at Guilford
Junior Prom
5th Grade Campout 2019
5th and 6th Grade Violinists
Guilford Students with Ducks
Lunchtime!

Latest News

COVID-19 Superintendent Update!

Click HERE for the Parent Letter on the latest COVID-19 news.

Meals Available week of March 30th

Change in Meal delivery for the week of March 30th! 
 
Meals for students will be available at Greenlawn Elementary and Guilford Elementary - curb side pick-up - from 11:00 to 12:30 Monday and Thursday ONLY. Meals will be provided for the "off" days at this time. 
 
If students ride a bus, meal delivery can be arranged by calling 607-967-6331. Deliveries will be on Monday and Thursday.

Message From the Superintendent - March 20

Letter March 20, 2020 -Update 

COVID 19 - Corona Virus Update

Dear Parent/Guardian

While the Bainbridge-Guilford CSD does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in our schools, we are aware of concerns in the state about the spread of this relatively new virus. 

The district is closely monitoring this changing situation and following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Chenango County Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
 
Based on recent reports, COVID-19 is not actively circulating in New York State at this time. If the district becomes aware that a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, it will immediately notify staff and parents/guardians. If a student or staff member shows respiratory symptoms, we will follow our current practices for handling respiratory illnesses, subject to any additional guidance forthcoming. 
 
The district has infectious disease protocols in place and has been taking steps, such as cleaning and disinfecting throughout its schools, to minimize the spread of viruses and a variety of other illnesses. There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Heavily soiled hands should be washed. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, than throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 
If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice. 
 
Local health departments will contact school if a suspected or known COVID-19 case emerges. The district is prepared to work with any affected families.
 
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. The district will continue to share information as it becomes available. 
 
Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this illness.
 
Sincerely,
Timothy R. Ryan
Superintendent of Schools

BOE Petitions Due April 20!

Candidate Vacancies for School Board

Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. not later than April 20, 2020. The following vacancies are to be filled:

• A three-year term (July 2020 - June 2023), presently held by Emily Hall
• A three-year term (July 2020 - June 2023), presently held Jeanne Shields

Petition information is available on the district website, www.bgcsd.org, or by contacting the District Office at 607-967-6321. Each petition must be addressed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and the name and address of the candidate. Vacancies upon the Board shall not be considered separate specific offices. The individuals receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the vacancie

Budget Discussions Begin In January!

School Budget Presentations will be held at BOE meetings in January, February and March. January and March meetings start at 7 PM in the Guilford Elementary Cafeteria. February Meetings are held in the District Conference Room in the High School at 7 PM.
    • Jan 16 – Athletics; Transportation; Buildings and Grounds
    • Feb 6 – Special Education
    • Feb 20 – Tax Cap review
    • Mar 5 – BOCES Services
    • Mar 19 – Budget Progress Update

Next Generation Standards for Student ELA and Math Learning

Click HERE for more parent information! 

The Next Generation Learning Standards are the educational goals for all of New York State’s students from prekindergarten through grade 12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The standards were revised to ensure they are appropriate for students’ grade levels and reflect what students should know and be able to do in math and ELA. 

Full implementation of the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards begins during the 2020-2021 school year for prekindergarten through grade 8. The implementation timeline can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/curriculuminstruction/next-generation-learningstandards-and-assessment-implementationtimeline. You can learn more about the Next Generation ELA and Mathematics Learning Standards by talking to your child’s teacher or visiting www.nysed.gov/next-generationlearning-standards.

Emotion Into Art!

Greenlawn was honored and excited to have Tom Varano with Emotion Into Art perform this week.  The students learned important lessons and to always dream BIG (Big, Individuals , Goals)! See the PHOTOGALLERY for more pictures of this artwork! 

Congratulations to Hannah Sprow -- BG Akshar All-Star!

Senator Fred Akshar continues with his district-wide “Akshar's All-Stars” student recognition program on Thursday by recognizing B-G Senior Hannah Sprow. Each month, Senator Akshar recognizes local students selected by their school districts in the 52nd Senate District who have shown great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement amongst their peers.

Congratulations Hannah!

Change for Jr.-Sr. High School Pick-Up of Students at Dismissal

Due to severe traffic congestion and pedestrian safety, picking students up on Juliand Street will no longer be permitted. Students must be picked up at the Soccer Field Parking Lot behind the Jr-Sr High School. This parking lot can be accessed via Terrace Hill Road off of State Rt. 206 or Pearl Street to Tyler Street which becomes Prospect Street, then left on to Jericho Road and then a right turn into the parking lot. Your patience and understanding with this procedural change is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please call Kyle Fuller, Head Bus Driver, at 967-6324 with any questions you might have. 

Welcome Dan Demer, SRO

Officer Dan Demer has been hired as the School Resource Officer for the B-G School District. He retired on 5, 2019 after 20 years as a Binghamton Police Officer and started at BGCSD on January 7th. He is very excited to be here and is looking forward to meeting the staff and students of the District.

SHOP AT THE BOBCAT BOUTIQUE!

The high school is excited and proud to announce that it now has our own clothing store for students! Put away those Kohl’s discount coupons, because everything in here is free! It is all gently used, and washed by volunteer staff and students. 

Here at BG we believe in recycling, and caring for each other, and giving back to the community! It’s the Bobcat Way, and The Bobcat Boutique Clothes Closet does all of that!! 

The Closet will be open every day during school hours. Students can visit it by asking for a pass during study hall, breakfast or lunch. It is located in the tech building, upstairs, next to the study hall classroom. There will be signs. 

Every student is welcome to shop!

After school Childcare Program!

Forms for the After School Care Program is open to all students Pre-K through 6 and will be held at Greenlawn Elementary School. The Registration Form is avaialbe under the PARENTS/STUDENTS drop down menu. For more information or If you need a registration form, please contact the District Office at 967-6321. 

Student Attendance Auto Call

In our continued effort to guarantee your child’s safety, the Bainbridge Guilford Central School District will continue the automated attendance calling system. This call will go out to all students that have been marked “unexcused” from when the morning attendance was taken. If you receive such a call, please call the school to notify us of your child’s whereabouts.

If you know in advance that your child will be out of school, please notify the approriate attendance office ahead of time and this will prevent the automated call. 
 
Attendance Offices: 
Jr-Sr High School - Cynthia Judd - 967-6368
Greenlawn Elementary - Kelly Cirigliano -  967-6330
Guilford Elementary - Lori Pike - 895-6703 


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Substitutes Needed!

The Bainbridge-Guilford CSD is seeking applicants for substitute positons:
• Teachers - $90/day
• Nurses - $85-LPN; $100-RN
• Teacher and Bus Aides - minimum wage
• Food Service Workers - minimum wage
• Bus Drivers - 90% of contract rate
Applications are available under Application Forms on the EMPLOYMENT page on the website (www.bgcsd.org) or by contacting the District Business Office at 967-6335.

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Attention Parents and Guardians!

Please update your contact information with your student’s Main Office Building secretary. For safety purposes it is imperative to have your current contact information! Thank-you! More +

Announcements

Employment Oppurtunities can be found under the
DISTRICT drop down list! 
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INFORMATION ON COVID-19 is availabe HERE!  
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BOE MEETING ON APRIL 2, 2020 is CANCELLED!  
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NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Meeting and Budget Vote
typically held each year on the third Tuesday in May is hereby postponed
until at least June 1, 2020 pursuant to the
New York State Governor’s Executive Order 202.13. 
Further notice will be given when more information is available. 
 
DEADLINE for Petitions for BOE member seats has NOT been established.
However, collecting signatures is NOT recommended at this time. 
Petitions are available in the District Office
607-967-6321 
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MEAL PRICES
FREE Breakfast amd Lunch!
Guilford and Greenlawn Students! 
 
FREE Breakfast !
Jr-Sr High School Students!
Lunch price-$2.10