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Friday, September 4
Labor Day Recess - No School
Monday, September 7
Labor Day Recess - No School
Tuesday, September 8
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, September 21
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Tuesday, September 22
Two Hour Delay for Students (Staff Development)

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Today, 8/30/2015
High: 87 Low: 65
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/31/2015
High: 87 Low: 64
Slight chance thunderstorms
17% chance of precipitation.

ASPEN PARENT PORTAL



This year, Big Spring School District will be opening the Aspen Parent Portal.  Letters containing usernames and passwords are being mailed in batches starting today, Friday, August 28th.  You should receive your letter early next week.  You can access the portal by clicking the icon above, clicking "Aspen" in the Quick Links, or finding the link in the Resources menu.  Help documents are included below.

Getting Started with the Aspen Family and Student Portals brochure
Emergency Contact Update Instructions


15 - 16 Chromebook Updates

The school year is quickly approaching and BSSD is excited to continue our secondary Chromebook initiative this year.

6th Grade Families will be able to learn about the program and complete related paperwork at 6th Grade Orientation on August 20th.  Chromebooks will be distributed on the first day of School.

9th Grade students will receive their Chromebooks during Dawg Day Freshman Orientation.

All other secondary students will keep their current Chromebook.  Please remember to bring them with you on the first day of school!

Protection plans that were purchased during the 14-15 school year will continue to be in effect for the 15-16 school year.

For more information about the program, protection plan, and the Chromebook agreement, please see the documentation below...

Chromebook Documents
BSSD Chromebook Guidelines
BSSD Chromebook Agreement
Chromebook Brochure



LADY DAWGS TRAVELING BASKETBALL TEAM TRYOUTS
Please see below attachment for information regarding the upcoming Lady Dawgs Traveling Basketball Team Tryouts, which will be held on September 28th and 29th, 2015.
2015 - 2016 Lady Dawgs Tryouts Registration.pdf
Business professionals are needed as volunteer mentors and co-teachers (coaches) for the NEW Business INCubator course offered at the High School this coming year.  Please see the attached flyer below for more information.
Brochure for Coaches and Mentors.pdf

Club CARE Fall Fair

Club CARE is looking for vendors of homemade crafts for their annual fall craft fair.  This year it will take place on October 31st, 2015 at the Big Spring Middle School from 9am-3pm.  There are also spots available for anyone wishing to participate in a yard sale at the same location.  For more information, you can contact Angela Schneider at ravensang@gmail.com or see the below attached vendor applications. 

 

Club Care Fall Fair.pdf

Hello everyone!

Happy summer!  The Big Spring Marching Bulldogs and the Big Spring Band Boosters are pleased to be hosting the Bulldog Band Brawl marching competition on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 6 PM in the High School Stadium.  This comes after a 4 year hiatus from hosting a show.  We currently have 8 bands attending from throughout South Central PA, making this the largest of the four shows we’ve hosted.

This is not only a great opportunity for the competing bands, but also a great fundraising opportunity for the band boosters, who fund a majority of the marching band program here.  Attached to this email is an opportunity for all of our supporters to help us out!  The band members would love to see their teachers wish them well with Patron Ads in the program.  Patron ads are available in 1 or 2 line versions for only $5 or $10.  Additionally, to supplement the cost of awards and judges, we are selling trophy sponsorships.  Trophy sponsorships begin at $35 for specialty awards and go up from there.  If you sponsor a trophy, you also have the opportunity to present the trophy at the awards ceremony following the competition if you choose to.

If you are interested in sponsoring either opportunity, please see the attached forms.  Patron Ads would need to be in by Friday, September 4th, and trophy sponsorships would need to be in by Friday, September 11th to ensure we can get the plates engraved in time.  If there is a band member you would like to give “sales credit” to for either, feel free to put them in the box labeled Band Member.  We have incentives for the section with the highest dollar amount in sales per member!

As always, thank you for the continued support of music and the arts at Big Spring!

We hope to see many of you at the show on September 26th!

Patron Ad Forms.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.

2015-2016 School Calendar
2015-2016 School Calendar .pdf