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Superintendent of Schools

BBCSD Superintendent of Schools Mickey Edwards

Mr. Mickey Edwards

Phone   (585) 494-1220 x2829
Email      medwards@bbschools.org 
Twitter    @BBCSDBuzz


Secretary to the Superintendent: Patty Gunio
Phone    (585) 494-1220 x2329
Email       pgunio@bbschools.org 

From the Superintendent's Desk

A message from Superintendent Edwards

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,
 
I hope this message finds everyone well and enjoying summer.  I’m sure many of you heard Wednesday’s announcement from Governor Cuomo regarding schools reopening. On Monday, July 13th, the New York State Board of Regents will provide schools with reopening guidelines. Schools will then have until July 31st to submit reopening plans outlining how they will meet the guidelines and, in the first week of August, the Governor will announce if and how schools will reopen this fall. 

 
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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - June 15, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,

It is hard to believe that it is the last week of school. Congratulations to everyone, students and faculty, for their hard work and dedication. Final school supply drop-offs will take place this Wednesday, June 17th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in both school bus loops. Please return Chromebooks, library books, and any other District items at that time. 

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - June 1, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and parents,

Today, instead of recapping the plans and events going on in our District, I would like to take a moment to meditate on the idea of peace. I’m sure many of you are aware of the ongoing protests and social unrest in our country. Although we are physically separated, I hope that we can still offer each other comfort, support, and kindness during this difficult time.   

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - Memorial Day, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,

This Memorial Day, I want to share a message of gratitude. This is a day in which we honor those who lost their lives protecting our country. In addition to those who served in our military forces, this year I would also like to acknowledge the health care workers and emergency responders lost on the front line of the pandemic. As a former U.S. Marine, I would like to thank them for their service to our country.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards – May 18, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,

The warm weather has finally arrived! And with it, the knowledge that we are entering the final stretch of our academic year. I know the sunny days are calling and I encourage everyone to enjoy the spring weather while still keeping up with your school work the best you can and finishing the year strong.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - May 11, 2020

Dear students and families,

This week marks another stage of our truly unusual year. Teachers and staff will be in the buildings packing up our students’ personal possessions. On Thursday the 14th, families can pick up these items in the school bus loops. UPK through grade 5 will be at the Elementary School. Grades 6 through 12 will be at the High School. Please stay in your car. A staff member will bring the bagged items out to you.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - May 4, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,

As I’m sure you are all now aware, Governor Cuomo announced on Friday that New York State schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Even if this news was not entirely unexpected, I know many of you, myself included, are feeling a sense of loss. Although we will not all be together on the Byron-Bergen campus again this year, schools are not closed. Our buildings are closed, but our school community is up and running and we are committed to getting every student through to June.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - April 20, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen students and families,

Just a couple months ago, it would have been inconceivable to me that we would be spending this much time apart. Now, we all know that it is imperative to do so. The safety of our students and community is the number one priority. That said, I’m looking forward to a time when the hallways will be bustling with students and laughter again.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - April 13, 2020

It is a strange time as I look out over the Byron-Bergen campuses and see no kids playing, no sports teams practicing, and no staff out walking on the track. As much as I look forward to a time when the fields will bustle with activity again, for everyone’s safety, the playgrounds, sports fields, and school buildings remain closed. More +

Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - April 6, 2020

Dear Byron-Bergen Families,

As our time apart continues, I know it has been hard on many of you. I, too, am feeling the separation from family and friends. But, I can’t help but be a little excited by the innovation and creativity this separation has brought to our educational community.

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards - March 30, 2020

To our Byron-Bergen Bees families,

It has been two weeks since we closed our doors to students. It has been hard, but I’m happy to say that a lot of positive has happened in that time. Our meal distribution plan is up and running. I am proud to be part of the team handing out food on distribution days. We are running a skeleton crew at the schools, so everyone is doing their part.

Our teachers have been hard at work providing learning materials and resources to our families as well as reaching out to see how their students are handling this upheaval. Mrs. Voos, the Elementary School Counselor, has created a newsletter called The Calming Corner to help our younger students with the social emotional side of social distancing. Our High School Counseling team is very active on social media, encouraging our older students to reach out of they are having a difficult time or just need someone to talk to. 

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Monday Message from Superintendent Edwards

To all the Byron-Bergen Bees’ Families,

I would like to take a moment to share how proud I am to be Superintendent at this exceptional District. Although our schools are closed, our faculty and staff are eager to support our students and the community in any way we can.

I especially would like to mention our School Cafeteria Lunch Manager, Mary Dellapenna and the cafeteria staff who, beginning today, are distributing two daily meals for pickup in the High School bus loop. I thank them for providing this vital service to our community. More information on meal distribution is available on the website. 

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Instructional packet distribution

Dear Byron-Bergen Bees’ Families,

Over the past few days our teachers and staff have been working diligently to develop Instructional packets for our students in order to provide a continuity of instruction. The goal of these packets is to provide materials in which students can review previous instruction. 

I am happy to say they are complete and ready for pick up and/or delivery.

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Meal distribution plan

March 17, 2020

To All Byron-Bergen Bees’ Families:

Byron-Bergen Central School District has applied to the New York State Child Nutrition Office and received approval to provide meals to all Byron-Bergen School children ages 3 through 18 at no cost.  We are very pleased to be able to offer these meals to our students.  The District will begin distributing two (2) non-perishable daily meals beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020.  

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School Closure

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As we have seen over the past weeks, the situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing. In accordance with the recommendation of the Genesee County Board of Health, all Genesee County Public Schools will be closed to students beginning Monday, March 16. This closing includes all school-related activities including sports and other extracurricular activities. The situation will be reviewed on a week-by-week basis.

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Many of you may have concerns about the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our schools. Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the situation with the Genesee County Department of Health. There are currently no diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Genesee County.

Please know that if any employee or student receives a diagnosis, the District is prepared to follow guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Genesee County Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. Local health departments will contact schools if suspected or known cases emerge, and the District is prepared to work with any affected families.

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A message from the NYS SED and the NYS DOH

Good morning,
I would like to share this message from the Commissioners of the New York State Departments of Health and Education regarding the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). According to their report, "At this time, there are no cases in New York State. The risk to residents and students is low. At this time of the year, there are many possible causes for respiratory illness. Therefore, there is no need to cancel school or social events, and there is no need for students or school staff to wear surgical masks at school."
 
In accordance with their recommendations, we are not altering plans for school activities or events. However, as we do every flu season, we encourage all of our community members to wash their hands frequently throughout the day to reduce the spread of cold and flu germs. Our school nurses also urge everyone to drink plenty of water as studies have shown that staying well hydrated helps reduce risk of illness. 
 
We will keep our community informed if there are any further developments.
Sincerely,
Mickey Edwards 
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Mickey Edwards

Welcome back!

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February 2019

As you may have heard, there are four confirmed cases of measles in Monroe County. This disease is very contagious and we understand that parents could be concerned. Many in our community have never encountered this disease before, so we wanted to share some general information provided by the Center for Disease Control.

More information is available on the Center for Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov/measles   

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September 2018: Be your very best self.

September is here and it is my pleasure to welcome all the Byron-Bergen students and families to the 2018-2019 school year. This fall, we are very excited to launch the District’s new Core Values:
  •       Be Respectful,
  •       Be Accountable,
  •       Be Responsible,
  •       Be Your Very Best Self.

These four values epitomize what is best about our Byron-Bergen community. The Core Values are posted prominently around both schools as a reminder, for all of us, to constantly strive to be our very best selves. I look forward to seeing how great we can be, together.

 

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June 2018: Go make great things happen — we believe in you! 

This is a very exciting time for everyone in our learning community. Your hard work and commitment has paid off. I wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. I know you will make your alma mater proud. I would also like to thank your families for their partnership with us in your education and add a special acknowledgement to the Board of Education, administration, faculty, and staff who have supported you along the way. Each of you is well prepared to face the future — whatever that may be. So, never doubt yourself. Never stop working hard. Never stop caring about others. And, never stop learning. Class of 2018, go make great things happen — we believe in you! 
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Dear B-B Families

Dear B-B Families

Our hearts go out to students, families and community of Parkland, Florida. Another senseless, life altering tragedy... 
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February 2018: Video Instructional Coaching, TIG training, annual budget and strategic planning, and character education

As superintendent, I have the opportunity to visit and spend time in each of our schools, witnessing the powerful instruction and learning occurring in our classrooms on a daily basis. There are amazing things happening right now, in our schools and our classrooms...
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Principal Meister with Superintendent Edwards.

October 2017: Focusing on the student

The school year is well underway and the students and staff have hit the ground running. Each and every year we aim to encourage students to achieve their best in academics and extracurricular activities. This year is no different. Throughout the school year we will increase our focus on nurturing the further growth of students.

Students will be encouraged to set goals for themselves and challenged to set the bar even higher. Whether it is taking an advanced placement course, trying a new instrument, or acting on their athletic pursuits, students should set new higher goals for themselves. By providing students with a variety of opportunities to explore academic and extracurricular interests, Byron-Bergen Central School District will continue to develop intelligent, well-rounded students, ready for the future. Read more...
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September 2017: Welcome Back to School!

The summer months are always a busy time for district staff, and this summer was no exception. To prepare for the new academic year, school buildings were cleaned thoroughly, buses were inspected, new employees were hired, teachers and other employees participated in professional development, and repairs were made to both buildings.

There are many reasons to be proud of our schools. Our students continue to excel in every arena: in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the performing arts, and through extracurricular activities. Our employees are highly qualified professionals who care deeply about the success of children, and the tremendous support from our parents, volunteers, and community partners makes our schools even better. Read more...
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