Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter

Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Posted on 08/20/2018
Dear Parents and Families of the Bradford Area School District,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Whether you are a returning family or are new to the area, we are pleased that you will be attending the Bradford Area School District. Our students will be filling the hallways of our four buildings on Monday, August 27th and we are all very excited to see them!

Throughout the summer, our staff has been working very hard to prepare for the return of our students: buildings have been cleaned and updated, a new STEM lab has been added at the High School, a new studio has been added at School Street, an Elementary Reading series has been adopted, our Webpage has been updated, new staff have been hired and teachers have been attending professional development workshops. It has been a very busy time in the BASD.

Student safety is always our number one priority and this year we will be taking additional precautionary safety measures: construction of a vestibule is underway in the entranceway of Bradford Area High School (all visitors will be required to utilize this entrance and be cleared before entering the building), surveillance cameras have been installed in all buildings, the addition of another School Resource Officer, new staff will receive Active Shooter Training prior to school starting, and drills will be conducted throughout the district. Additional safety requirements will be presented to parents during Open House, on our Webpage, and on each building's Facebook page.

I want to assure you that all staff in the BASD are committed to setting high expectations and providing the support necessary for all students to reach their full learning potential. We know what we do in our classrooms matter and we take seriously our responsibility to nurture curious minds and to develop students who are engaged in learning. We want all of you - parents, community members, business leaders, and volunteers to know that you are all very important to this success, and we look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year. Please use our website to remain current on all events. Our district calendar is updated daily with activities at each building to ensure that you are always informed.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Katharine Pude

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