Superintendent

To:   Parents/Guardians of Berkshire Student/s

       

From:  Doug DeLong, Superintendent

 

Welcome back to the start of the 2016-2017 school year!  We are looking forward to reuniting with your children. As the school year begins, it is our commitment to provide a quality education for the students in the Berkshire Schools.  All of us want our students to achieve their goals and to be successful in and out of the classroom.  

 

If your son/daughter will be participating on an athletic team this school year, there will not be a pay to participate fee again this year.  For students who haven’t signed up for a fall sport but have interest or questions, please contact Brian Hiscox, Athletic Director, at 440-834-3380, ext. 3624.

 

The school day for the junior/senior high school will begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:41 p.m.  Burton and Ledgemont Elementary schools will start at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:15 p.m.  Bus schedules will be posted on Berkshire’s website, www.berkshireschools.org, as soon as they are finalized in August.  Other information about our district including: 2016/2017 School Calendar, school supply lists for grades K – 7, staff e-mails and the Parent Portal can be found on the website.  Grades 8-12 will receive supply lists from teachers on the first day of school.  PLEASE NOTE: Berkshire Schools will not be in session from August 31 – September 5 due to the Geauga County Fair and Labor Day.

 

REMINDER:  Berkshire Junior/Senior High School, Burton Elementary, and Ledgemont Elementary will be on an adjusted bell schedule on Thursday’s to provide time at the end of the day for team meetings. On those days, our junior/senior high school students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. and elementary students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

            Thursday, August 18                   7th Grade Orientation                  Check website for times

            Thursday, August 18                   Meet the Badgers                        7:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, August 23                    First Day of School                   

            Monday, August 25                    BHS Open House                       5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, August 26                    BHS Picture Day

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 5 SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION

Tuesday, September 6                 School Resumes

Wednesday, September 14           BE & LE Open Houses               6:00 – 7:00 p.m.           

Friday, September 16                 LE Picture Day

Wednesday, September 21           BE Picture Day

 

We are looking forward to the start of the new school year and working with the students, parents and community members of our district.  The first day of school is Tuesday, August 23rd.  If you have any questions, please call me on 440-834-3380 or email me at doug.delong@berkshireschools.org.

 

Enjoy the last remaining days of summer and Go Badgers!