BTSD is committed to the safety and well being of its students and takes proactive steps to ensure through ongoing safety training for teachers and administrators. In fact, our District was one of the early adopters to prepare our teachers and administrators for live shooter situations through ALICE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. In the wake of Florida's shooting, we are reviewing protocols with staff and students to ensure their under...standing.
It is important to note that announcing details about scheduled drills and practice evacuations is a safety risk in itself, since it provides the public with details about when students will be clustered together in large numbers.
This news story was recorded during our ALICE training session at Truman High School and it aired nationwide: http://www.businessinsider.com/teachers-students-alice-figh…
STATEMENT REGARDING TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL FALSE ALLEGATIONS
The recent multiple homicides in Parkland Florida were profoundly tragic and unnecessary/ Schools should be safe places—safe physically, emotionally—learning environments where students thrive without fear of physical violence and the attendant damage and turmoil.
In the wake of Parkland, false allegations surfaced in a Facebook page purporting to publicize information about events in the Bristol Township School Distr...ict. These statements were brought to the District’s attention by several concerned residents and parents. The posts inaccurately described the return of a student to Harry S. Truman High School from a one-year expulsion, as having been related to gun violence and related threats. These representations are patently false and unfounded. The circumstances leading to the expulsion were not related to weapons or threats of violence.
District administration immediately responded to the false allegations, and provided accurate information, to the extent legally allowed, in balancing the rights of the district community, and of the affected student. No threats of violence were made, nor were any students or staff endangered.
The Bristol Township School District works vigilantly to monitor all activity that may affect its students and staff. All appropriate measures have and will be taken when credible threats to the safety and well-being of all have been received.
Please be advised that all BTSD school will be open on February 8, 2018
Academics is the District’s priority. However, we recognize that community engagement and involvement contributes to the educational experience.
The Philadelphia Eagles and their Super Bowl Championship have infused the Philadelphia area with pride and enthusiasm and many families are planning to attend the Eagles’ Parade....
If you are attending this historic event with your child, you must submit a request to the student’s principal and explain that your child is participating in a family educational trip. The request must be in writing and submitted prior to the absence.
Armstrong and FDR students participated in the Estee Lauder Virtual Meet Up this week. Estee Lauder representatives met with students for a STEM career chat via a Zoom call. The presenters shared their educational backgrounds and described their current positions. The discussions focused on employment skills, manufacturing, supply chain, technology, production and assembly requirements, as well as the benefits of collaboration and teamwork. A Q & A was held after the formal presentations.
Estee Lauder reached out to the BTSD and is working with FDR, Armstrong and Truman to connect with students to provide career guidance and support their entry into the 21st Century workforce.
BTSD Students Are Souper Heroes!
On Friday, January 26th, Bristol Township School District elementary school student councils joined forces to host "Souper Hero Day" at Brookwood, Keystone and Mill Creek. Students and staff were encouraged to don super hero outfits and donate canned soup for the local E.R.A. Food Pantry in Levittown. The event was highly successful and lots of fun. The schools collected nearly two tons of soup: Mill Creek collected 1,581 lbs., Brookwood collected 1,365 lbs., and Keystone collected 1,016 lbs. Students and staff, through their generosity, showed that super heroes do exist!
In October, Ashley McManamon introduced “Tabs for Ashley” to Armstrong Middle School. Ashley collects can tabs that are made of aluminum. The tabs are recycled and the money is donated to Shriners Hospitals. On Saturday, Ashley took 121 pounds of tabs to Tri-State Metal for recycling. She received $81, which she donated to Shriners Hospitals.
Thank you so much for supporting Ashley, her efforts and most of all, Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.
Tab collection continues and bins are located in Armstrong’s main office and cafeteria.