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Monday, May 5
Board of School Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, May 19
Board of School Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day (No School)
Monday, June 2
Board of School Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Friday, June 6
Last Day for Students
Graduation
7:00 PM

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Weather

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 58 Low: 35
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 61 Low: 44
Partly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.

Last Day of School for Students

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved BSSD to utilize two Act 80 days in addition to our already scheduled make-up days to address missed time due to inclement weather.  Because the district is able to utilize the Act 80 days the last day of school for students is JUNE 6th.  Additionally, Friday, June 6th, will be a half-day for students.  This will be the ONLY half-day during the last week of school.  All questions regarding the schedule for the final week of school should be directed to your building administrator.

Big Spring School District Makes Switch to Follett's Aspen Student Information System

Officials view new web-based solution as important communication tool in community



Big Spring School District has a reputation for making bold decisions in support of teachers, students and community.  Further proof of that is Big Spring's announcement this week it is one of the first districts in the state to switch its student information system (SIS) from its existing SIS to Follett's Aspen, a robust web-based solution designed to maximize the collection, reporting and management of student data and information.

"We're pretty active nationally even though we're a district of 2,800 students," said Richard Fry, superintendent, Big Spring School District.  "We defined our needs, and where we want to go as a district."

Throughout the lengthy search for a new SIS, Fry said, "Aspen rose to the top because it not only met our current needs, but will take us where we want to go with the capability to grow."
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2014-2015 District Calendar

The 2014-2015 district calendar has been approved.  To view the calendar, click on the link below.
2014-2015 School Calendar Approved .pdf
PSSA Parent Information

The PSSA's for students in grades 3-8 will be given at various times throughout the assessment window from March 24th through May 2nd.  Please see the links below for additional information.  

Parent Letter All PSSAs 2014.pdf
PSSA FAQ Document 2014.pdf



Security Camera Installation on District Buses

In the Big Spring School District, we continually strive to ensure the safety and security of our students.  For that reason, the District is in the process of installing security cameras on all district buses.  If your child rides a district bus (to/from school, activity buses, field trips, etc.), he/she may be subject to video recording.  For more information, please contact the District Transportation Coordinator at 717-776-2408.

Freshmen Chromebook Initiative

The Big Spring School District is launching an exciting new learning opportunity for its students this year.  Every student in ninth grade will be issued a Chromebook for his/her exclusive use throughout high school.  The purpose of this initiative is to fully engage students and create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

For more information about the Chromebook initiative, requirements, and pick-up dates, please see the documents below.

Parent Letter (Sent to incoming freshmen on 7/31)
Chromebook Agreement (Must be signed prior to receiving a Chromebook)
HS Chromebook Guide (Comprehensive Policies and Procedures Regarding Chromebook Use)
Chromebook Quick Information Guide
Chromebook Parent Presentation

District Calendar 2013-2014

The 2013 - 2014 district calendar has been approved.  To view the calendar, click on the link below.
Copy of 2013-2014 School Calendar Approved rev .pdf