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Re-Opening Information from the Superintendent!

Click HERE for the Re-Opening information!

Re-opening Parent Meeting - August 18 at 6 PM.

Below are the directions to join the discussion about the district re-opening plan with Superintendent Tim Ryan.  You will be muted upon entry.

Topic: Re-Opening Parent Meeting
Time: Aug 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 982 4277 5634
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Re-Opening Plan!

The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will be reopening under what NYS is calling a “hybrid learning model.”  BG students will  be split into two groups, with Group 1 students attending school on Monday and Tuesday, and Group 2 students attending on Thursday and Friday.  Self-contained classroom students will attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.   The days students are not on campus, learning will occur virtually.
Wednesdays will be used for the “deep cleaning” of the buildings.   Students that receive RTI or Special Education services will continue to receive them. All classrooms and buses will  abide by social distancing guidelines. The plan submitted to the NY State Education Department can be viewed HERE.
Specific schedule details will be sent out for each student. 
If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Ryan, Superintendent of Schools at [email protected] or at 607-967-6321.  

Re-Opening Letter From the Superintendent!

Click HERE for reopening information!  

Fall Sports Physicals

Fall Sports Physicals have moved from August 3rd to September 15th from 8:00-3:00 at the High School. Any student athlete that needs to get a physical please call the HS main office at 607-967-6323 and ask to sign up for a sports physical. 

Fall Sports Start Date Delayed & Fall Championships Cancelled

NYSPHSAA to Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships

July Learning FUN!

Check out this calendar of learning ideas for young children! 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21

If you have a child turning 5 years old by Dec. 1st, 2020 please call Michele Sherwood, Guilford Elementary School secretary, at 895-6700 for school enrollment information.

Summer Meals!

The Bainbridge Guilford Central School will continue to feed students after the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  
We will only be doing meal delivery.  June 18th will be the last day of curb side pickup.  
If you are NOT already signed up for meals delivery and you would like to sign up for 5 breakfast and 5 lunches delivered once a week starting June 25th then you must call 607-967-6331 to sign up by June 18th.  Meals will be delivered on Thursdays between 9 am and 3 pm.
If you are receiving meals and will not want to receive them over the summer, please call 607-967-6331 to remove your name.

A reminder, June 18th is the last day for curb side pickup at Greenlawn and Guilford Elementary schools.

Letter From the Superintendent

June 4, 2020

Dear BG Community:

I hope this letter finds all of you healthy and safe!  This has been a historic spring for all of us.  Our family members have had to become homeschool teachers, the district has had to shift to virtual instruction, and the school district has prepared and delivered 18,000 meals for our students since COVID-19 forced us to live differently!

This year’s school budget has been the most difficult to prepare in any that I have worked on.  I wanted to take some time to explain the drivers of the $20,167,516 budget, and that we are proposing a 2.4% tax levy increase (not exceeding the tax cap) for the 2020-2021 school budget. This would increase your taxes by $4.00/month on a $100,000 assessment. While the overall budget is up 7% from last year, this has been offset by additional building aid and the use of reserves and fund balance.  We have been working on the budget since November of last year and looked at it from many angles to see how we could be sensitive to our tax payers, but put out a product that will support our students.

There are several factors we have had to account for during this budget season.  These factors are:
*flat aid
*possible additional aid cuts of up to 20% throughout the 20-21 school year.  For BG, this would be an additional loss of up to $1.6 million.
*health insurance increase of $315,000
*increase debt service payment of $648,716(offset by aid the following year)
*delay to the budget process and needed information due to the coronavirus

Please be assured, we have imposed significant cuts of nearly $800,000 before presenting the budget to the community.  Through attrition and cuts we have lost 6 staff positions.

I would also like to remind the BG community to remind all taxpayers that this year, the school budget vote is via mail-in or drop off ballot.  This is a huge change and undertaking.  The district must receive your mail-in ballot by Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 p.m.  You can drop off your ballot at Guilford Elementary School or at the Jr-Sr High School on Tuesday the 9th between the hours of 8:00-5:00 p.m.  Please remember that ballots need to be returned in the signed ballot envelope and absentee ballot information is available on the school website.

We have two board of education seats open.  Jeanne Shields is the only candidate on the ballot with included lines for write-in candidates.  Each taxpayer may vote for two people.

And finally….please remember, a budget is just that, a budget.  We must prepare for next year’s known expenses and also the unknown expenses due to aid loss or Covid-19. Any money not used next year, rolls over into the following year and helps to balance that budget or fund reserves.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District.  Please give me a call with any budget questions you might have at 967-6321.

Sincerely yours,
Timothy R. Ryan
Superintendent of Schools

A Letter to Seniors from Mr. Ryan

May 12, 2020

To our BG Seniors and their families:

This has been a strange and difficult year for all of you. Certainly, this is not the ending to your senior year and high school career that anyone could have ever imagined or wanted.

I am writing to let all of you know that we will be celebrating each of you, and we will be having a graduation ceremony. While this may not be the traditional ceremony held on the front lawn of the Jr-Sr High School, we will not let you leave these halls without the pomp and circumstance each of you deserves.

Many of you have reached out to me with great ideas for graduation. The graduation committee has been hard at work to ensure we will be celebrating. Please know we have to take our guidance on graduation from our Governor, the Department of Health, and the school’s legal team.

As soon as we have a plan mapped out, you will all be the first to know! Stay safe and healthy.

Timothy R. Ryan

Superintendent of Schools

NYSPHSAA Mental Health Awareness Week

Click HERE for more Information! 

Tech Talk!

 Join the ZOOM meeting HERE:

Pre-K and KIndergarten Parents!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Parent meetings and Kindergarten Screenings are postponed. They will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.

COVID-19 Superintendent Update - April 20

for the Parent Letter on the latest COVID-19 news

Chromebooks are Coming!

The Jr-Sr High School will be handing-out Chromebooks for students in grades 7-12, Thursday, April 16 from 11am until 7pm at the MPR entrance. Please have your signed User Agreement to hand-in. If you do not have this document, it can be found under the Technology Department as Digital Device Program and User Agreement. Chromebooks for grades 2-6 will be handed-out next week. Please be on the lookout for a robo-call with this information.
Click here for the Digital Device Agreement

COVID-19 Superintendent Update - April 2

Click HEREfor the Parent Letter on the latest COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Superintendent Update - April 1

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

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.
Timothy R. Ryan
Superintendent of Schools

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 You can learn more about the Next Generation ELA and Mathematics Learning Standards by talking to your child’s teacher or visiting

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. 


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!

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 ( 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 +


Surplus Vehicles For Sale!
The following surplus vehicles have been posted for sale on Auctions International at the link below.  
• 1999 Chevy Suburban 1500 6.2L Diesel w/ Snow Plow. 
• 2015 Bluebird Microvision 14 Passenger Bus

Bainbridge-Guilford CSD Transportation-NY #22024
INFORMATION ON COVID-19  is availabe
HERE for the District Re-Opening Plan
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in the District Conference Roomat 6:30 PM.The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.Click 
HERE for current information on this meeting.
Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21
If you have a child turning 5 years old
by December 1, 2020
please call Michele Sherwood,
Guilford Elementary School secretary,
at 895-6700 for school enrollment information.
Employment Oppurtunities can be found under the
DISTRICT drop down list! 
Graduation Ceremony 2020!
  Virtual Graduation Ceremony!