On Sunday February 7th, Burlington High School hosted the 4th Annual Western Racine County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. There were 29 teams that attended from all around Southeastern Wisconsin. DRIVEN helped organize and run this tournament, all the profits of this tournament go towards the Burlington Special Olympics. All together DRIVEN helped raise $1,362.76 for our Special Olympic program.
EARLY RELEASE - FEBRUARY 12
Friday, February 12th is an early release day for all BASD students.
Burlington High School - 12:00 Noon
Karcher Middle School - 12:00 Noon
Dyer Intermediate - 12:50 PM
Waller and Cooper - 1:00 PM
Winkler - 1:15 PM
Lyons - 1:10 PM
BASD IMPLEMENTS WISCONSIN ASTHMA COALITION SCHOOL WALKTHROUGH PROGRAM
BASD conducted the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition (WAC) school walkthrough program on February 3, 2016, to support WAC's mission to improve asthma management, enhance the quality of life, reduce disparities and prevent asthma-related deaths. Asthma accounts for approximately 14 million missed school days per year among children nationally. Fortunately, schools statewide are partnering with the WAC to reduce and eliminate asthma triggers in the school environment. By completing the WAC school walkthrough program, BASD is equipped with tools to identify asthma triggers in school building, prepared to improve the quality of life for students with asthma and committed to reducing the number of asthma-related school absences. District Nurse, Jessica Polcyn and Director of Buildings and Grounds, Gary Olsen, received training and accompanied WAC's representatives in building assessments. Both Jessica and Gary are committed to assuring BASD is a safe, clean healthy environment for learning to occur.
The Wisconsin Asthma Coalition is an initiative of the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. The Alliance is a statewide voice for children's health. We raise awareness, mobilize leaders, impact public health and implement programs proven to work. Their key initiatives are asthma, early literacy, emergency care, grief and bereavement, injury prevention and death review, lead poisoning and oral health. Learn more at www.chawisconsin.org
BASD STAFF SERVICE AWARDS
The Burlington Area School District recently honored employees for their many years of service to Burlington Schools and their students. Listed below are the staff members and their years of service who were most recently honored:
10 Years of Service
Jackie Betzen, Jackie Bladow, Nadine Bogusz, Angel Dawley, Jean Debbink, Andrea Flees, Eduarda Heck, Lori Iverson, Laura Jablonski, Michael Jones, Donna Keown, Linda Londre, Jodi Peterson, Amanda Pflug, Dana Friend, Dina Weis, Lara Shepherdson, Jessica Miller and Linda Zeien
15 Years of Service
Gary Blank, Diann Cain, Scott Christensen, Katherine Dickinson, Mary Ellen Fincutter, Lorraine Fliess, Susan Gosch, Joel Graham, Jennifer Heelein, Kimberly Hoefs, Jennifer Holle, Kimberly Moss, Roberto Ortiz, Roxanne Robinson, Jamie Snyder, Anneke Thompson, Tim Urness, Abigail Wallace, Connie Wiedmeyer and Todd Wilson
20 Years of Service
Steve Berezowitz, Matthew Buteyn, Andrea Donegan, Eric Ellingham, Troy Everson, Ralph Frank, Nancy Ketterhagen, Kathleen Merlo, Mary Pritzl, Nancy Shepherd, Donna Sturdevant, Trent Tonn and Jennifer Trewyn
25 Years of Service
Julie Gesteland, Debra Hill, Margaret Makar, Kurt Rummler, Colleen Wagner and Dawn Wenzel-Helnore
30 Years of Service
Rose Dolatowski, Susanne Pedersen, Dawn Soeth and Connie Zinnen
35 Years of Service
Wally Bradford and Gary Olsen
40 Years of Service
2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR
The BASD Board of Education approved the school calendar for 2016-2017. Please click here for a printable 2016-2017 Parent Calendar.
PUBLIC SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT 2016--2017
The inter-district public school open enrollment program application period for the 2016-17 school year begins on February 1, 2016, and ends at 4:00 pm on April 29, 2016. This program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. Please click here for more information
DO YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND DESIRE A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE?
The Burlington Area School District is hiring part-time Substitute Teacher Aides. Substitute schedules and needs will vary from day to day. All assignments involve assisting the classroom teacher and working with students in small groups or individual support. Playground and lunchroom supervising duties may be included in some schedules. Applicants must be available to receive phone calls from 5:30 am until 7:00 am for same day assignments and future assignments. Please submit an application at the District Office, 100 N. Kane Street; or click here for online application. High school graduates and background checks required. Pay rate: $9.75/hr.
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
A frequently asked question this time of year is how we determine when school will be closed for inclement weather. There are many reasons for closing schools but the most common school closing is for inclement weather. The two most common inclement weather closings are for snow/ice on the roads and extreme cold.
When there is snow/ice on the roads closings are done on a case by case basis gathering information about the timing of the storm, snow depth, drifting, etc. and then determining if we can safely transport our students to and from school and if our employees can safely get to and from work. If it is determined that we cannot safely transport our students or our employees cannot get to work then schools would be closed.
In the case of extreme cold we utilize the prediction information provided by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan as do many school districts in the Milwaukee area. The National Weather Service has criteria for wind chill advisories and warnings. The National Weather Service wind chill warning is the key factor that we consider when closing schools for extreme cold. If there are low wind chills combined with other weather concerns then all the factors are taken into consideration to determine if schools will be closed.
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS!
A Skyward Mobile Access app is now available from the iTunes store, Google Play store, and Amazon App store. This app gives parents the ability to see their child's grades, attendance, and food service records on their mobile phone or other mobile device. Please click here for instructions for setup.
BASD's website is also fully optimized to be viewed on mobile devices. The website realizes what type of device is accessing it, requiring the visitor to do nothing.
NEW BASD PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
The video below was created for Burlington Area School District to be featured on Racine County's website.
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