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              PS 81


              School 81's Mission Statement
              To provide for all students a quality education in a structured, organized learning environment that maximizes teaching time and promotes student achievement and responsibility.
               
               
               
               
              Parents/ Guardians of Grade 7 & 8 Students - The below survey is avilable to express your interest in the return to in person learning.  Please realize the survey buelow is for planning purposes only and we do not yet know a date of return.  As you know the date is set by the Superintendent and Buffalo Board of Ed.  Please complete the below survey by Tuesday, April 13th at 4PM.  
               
               
               
              Parents/ Guardians of Grade 5 & 6 Students -  The below survey is available to express your interest in the return to in person learning.  Please realize the survey below is for planning purposes only and we do not yet know a date of return.  As you know the date is set by the Superintendent and Buffalo Board of Ed.  Please complete the below survey by Thursday, April 1st. 
               
               
               
              Parents/ Guardians of Pre-K to 2 students - The below survey is available for families of pre-K to 2 students that chose to stay remote in the 3rd quarter.  Please complete the below survey by Thursday, April 1st.  If your child has already returned to in person learning; there is no need to complete the survey again. 
               
               
               See the following link for our Spring Newsletter 2021- Spring Newsletter
               
               
              Parents & Families - Please see the below schedule and links for School 81 Virtual Open House, March 30th 4:30 to 6:30PM.  Parents are encouraged to attend virtually with their student.  Realize that the below times are for a general class overview of the 3rd quarter and beyond.  Individual student concerns are best for individual phone call/ virtual meeting with the classroom teacher.  

               

              Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted blue name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

               

              School 81 Virtual Open House 

              Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted “blue” name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

               

              Time 4:30 to 5 

               Grade Level  

              Teachers in the meeting & Hyperlink 

                

              Pre-K  

              Mrs. Pliszka  

              Ms. Marek 

                

              Pre-K  

              Mrs. Brauer  

              Mrs. Evert  

                

              Grade 5 TEAM 

              Grade 5 Open House 

               

                

              Grade 6 TEAM 

              Mrs. Koscielski, Mrs. Dmoch, Mrs. Golding & Mrs. Williams  

                

              Grade 7  ELA, Social Studies 

              Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie 

                

              Grade 7  ELA and AIS 

              Mrs. Bukowski & Mrs. Orengo 

                

              Title 1 Reading 

              Ms. Blake 

                

                

               

                

              5 to 5:30 

              Kindergarten 

              Mrs. Certo – Use your regular class schoology link to connect with Mrs. A. 5 to 5:30. 

              Mrs. Goodwin 

                

              Kindergarten  

              Mr. DeSantis & Mrs. Sutter 

                

              3rd Grade 

              Mrs. Robinson   

              Mrs. Minichello  

                

              3rd Grade  

              Mrs. Amato & Mrs. McCabe  

                

              3rd Grade  

              Ms. McCabe 

                

              3rd Grade  

              Ms. Glawatz 

                

              4th Grade 

              Mrs. Joseph & Ms. McCool 

                

              4th Grade  

              Mrs. Olszewski   

              Mrs. Williams 

                

              4th Grade  

              Mrs. Gardon 

                

              Grade 7 Math/ Science 

              Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser, Mrs. Colca 

                

              NYSAA Grade 6 to 8 

              Mrs. Burgstahler 

                

                

                

              5:30 to 6 

              1st Grade 

              Mrs. Reedy   & Mrs. Mendola 

                

              1st Grade  

              Mrs. Comerford & Mrs. Palumbo 

                

              1st Grade  

              Mrs. Klauk-Kneeland  

                

              2nd Grade 

              Mrs. Herring  

              Ms. Hand  

                

              2nd Grade  

              Ms. Amico & Mrs. Maurer 

               

                

              Grade 8 ELA, Social Studies 

              Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer 

                

              Grade 8  

              Mrs. Peterson   

                

              Grade 7 Social Studies 

              Mr. Connors, Mrs. Pope Colca 

               

               

               

               6 to 6:30 

               

              Library & ENL  

              Ms. Carl  

              Mr. Delettrez 

                

              Student Support Team &

              Guidance Counselor

              Mrs. Kell, Dr. Rowland

                

              PE/Health 

              Mr. Piwko, Mr. Mucitelli, Mrs. Burr 

                

               

               

               

              Speech 

              Mrs. Schiller 

                

              Art  

              Mrs. Cardinal & Mrs. Hudson 

                

               Music 

              Mrs. Ramos & Mrs. Casilio 

                

              Home and Careers/ Technology 

              Mrs. Z & Mr. Meyer 

               

                

               

               

                

              Grade 8 Math / Science 

              Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser and Mrs. Bauer 

               

               
               
               

               
              COVID-19 Documents for In Person Learning:
               
               
              Please see the below link for the COVID Daily Screener for In Person StudentsFamilies are to complete this electronic form daily to ensure that students are well and healthy for school.  Remember any cold/ COVID type symptoms, children need to stay home and further consultation with their pediatrician is recommended.
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
              Parents/ Guardians of students scheduled to return to in person learning.  Please see the below link for a consent to test.  Part of NYS guidelines is that any school within an orange or yellow zone must have a percentage (20%) of staff/ students tested for COVID-19.  Please complete this link prior to January 29th if you are interested in this important screening process. 
               
               
              A hard copy can be found here
               
               
               
               
              School 81 Information / Procedures Arrival/ Dismissal
               
               
               
              NYS COVID School Dashboard - Please refer to this website for up to date COVID-19 information for all schools.  The site includes positive cases for students, staff and up to date testing information.  
               
              https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home  - Use this link to search any school on COVID-19 data.
               
                
               
               
              Please also see for your reference from NYS - Dept. of Health - My Child has COVID-19 Symptoms - When can they go back to school.
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
              January 8th -  
               
              Please see the School 81 In Person Learning Form - Thank you for taking the time to complete this form to help us plan for In person learning at School 81.  Use this link to provide updated information.
               
              Pre-K to 2 families - We encourage you to complete the form by Monday January, 11th.
               
               
               
               
               
              January 6th - 4 PM Virtual Parent Meeting
               
               
               Parents & Guardians of School 81,

              Please see the below link for Wednesday, January 6th - PS 81 Parent Virtual Meeting 4 to 5PM.  

              School 81 virtual parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 4PM until 5PM to address any questions regarding the district opt out form as well as reopening February 1st for select grade levels.

              The meeting will address any questions about the district opt out form (buffaloschools.org) that is due Friday, January 8th as well as review reopening plans for School 81.
               

              ________________________________________________________________________________

              Microsoft Teams meeting

              Join on your computer or mobile app

              Click here to join the meeting

              https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjEwOWVjZjMtODU5OC00NTJkLWE5OTgtMDhmYjgyNTg1MzNi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228d5b0db7-37c0-46c7-9944-0d49022! 2371f%22%7d

               

              Thanks,

              School 81

               
              December 9th, 2020 

              SBMT Zoom Meeting

              Topic: SBMT 81

              Time: Dec 9, 2020 04:00 PM to 4:40PM

              Join Zoom Meeting

              https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75554788753?pwd=c0dWL1VGV002MGRuRFZZTHNZUWtudz09

              Meeting ID: 755 5478 8753

              Passcode: SBMT

               

               

              December 8th, 2020 

               

              School 81 Families,

               

              School 81 staff has arranged a December distribution of instructional materials for students in Pre-K to 6. 

              The materials will be district materials such as math module books, workbooks, journeys readers etc.   We are hopeful that these materials will last well into February of 2021.  As we have done this school year, we try to provide instructional materials for at least 6 weeks of instruction to avoid numerous pick ups.  

              Due to the orange designation in WNY, only come to the school if you feel safe in doing so.  Make sure to wear a mask, social distance at all times.

               

              Please come during your child’s designated time below and if you have multiple children, come on the day of your oldest child.

               

              Dec. 14th –   Monday              11 to 12 – Kindergarten 

                                                            12 to 1 –  Grade 1 

               

               

              Dec. 16th –  Wednesday       11 to 12 -  Grade 2 

                                                         12 to 1 -    Grade 3 

                                                         12 to 1   -  Pre-K -  Pre-K Windows

                                                                    

               Dec. 18th -  Friday                10:30 to 11:30 -  Grade 4 

                                                           11:30 to 12:30 -   Grade 5 / Any K to 4 remaining items. 

                                                          12:30 to 1:30 -   Grade 6  

               

              Thanks and let us know if you have any questions.

               

              Mr. Klaich

              Ms. Cobbs

              Mr. Shepherd

               

               

              November 11th, 2020 

               

              Greetings, SCHOOL 81 Parents!  

               

              Open House 

              We would like to invite you to our school’s FALL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE. Come and learn about classroom procedures and curriculum topics. You are encouraged to attend this event with your child.

              Date:           November 17th 2020

              Time:           4:00pm to 6:00pm

               

              Location:     VIRTUAL  Teachers will use Microsoft Teams to connect with Families.

               

              Class Schedule 

              Here is our schedule.  Classroom TEAMS links are available on the next page.  The information below is also located here Virtual Open House Flyer

               

              Tuesday, November 17th 4:00 to 6:00PM

              Time

              Grade Levels

              Grade Levels

              4:00PM to 4:25 PM

              Pre-K

              Grade 5

              Grade 6

               

              Grade 7 ELA/ Social Studies

              Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie

               

              4:30PM to 4:55PM

              Grade 3

              Grade 4

               

              Grade 7 Math Mrs. McCarthy and Science Mrs. Kyser & Mrs. Colca

              Grade 8 Mrs. Peterson

              5 to 5:25 PM

              Grade 1

              Grade 2

               

              Grade 8 ELA and Social Studies &

              Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer

              5:30 to 6 PM

              Choose 1 of the following specials or support areas to attend :

              Library

              Mrs. Campbell-Cook

              Mrs. Schiller

              Gym

              Art

              Spanish

              Music

              Home & Careers & Technology

              Grade 8 Math and Science

              Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. Kyser Mrs. Bauer

              Best regards,

              School 81 Administration Team

               

               

              School 81 Virtual Open House 

              Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted “blue” name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

               

              Time 4 to 4:25 

               Grade Level  

              Teachers in the meeting & Hyperlink 

                

              Pre-K  

              Mrs. Pliszka & Ms. Marek 

                

              Pre-K  

              Mrs. Brauer & Mrs. Evert 

                

              Grade 5 TEAM 

              Mrs. Benintende, Miss Costanzo, Mrs. Day & Mrs. Goodwin 

                

              Grade 6 TEAM 

              Mrs. Koscielski, Mrs. Dmoch, Mrs. Golding & Mrs. Williams 

                

              Grade 7  ELA, Social Studies 

              Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie 

                

              Grade 7  ELA and AIS 

              Mrs. Bukowski & Mrs. Orengo 

                

               

               

                

                

                

              4:30 to 4:55 

              Kindergarten 

              Mrs. Certo & Mrs. Goodwin 

                

              Kindergarten  

              Mr. DeSantis & Mrs. Sutter 

                

              3rd Grade 

              Mrs. McAuley & Mrs. White 

                

              3rd Grade  

              Mrs. Amato & Mrs. McCabe 

                

              3rd Grade  

              Ms. McCabe 

                

              3rd Grade  

              Mrs. Wilcynski. 

                

              4th Grade 

              Mrs. Joseph & Ms. McCool 

                

              4th Grade  

              Mrs. Olszewski & Mrs. Williams 

                

              4th Grade  

              Mrs. Gardon 

                

              Grade 7 Math/ Science 

              Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser, Mrs. Colca 

                

              NYSAA Grade 6 to 8 

              Mrs. Burgstahler 

                

                

                

              5:00 to 5:25 

              1st Grade 

              Mrs. Reedy & Mrs. Mendola  

                

              1st Grade  

              Mrs. Comerford & Mrs. Palumbo 

                

              1st Grade  

              Mrs. Klauk-Kneeland 

                

              2nd Grade 

              Mrs. Herring & Ms. Hand 

                

              2nd Grade  

              Mrs. Amico & Mrs. Maurer 

                

              Grade 8 ELA, Social Studies 

              Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer 

                

              Grade 8  

              Mrs. Peterson   

               4:30-6:00 

                

              Grade 7 Social Studies 

              Mr. Connors, Mrs. Pope Colca .2 Social Studies 

              5:30 to 6:00 

               

               

                

              Library & ENL  

              Mrs. Carl & Mr. Delletrazz 

                

              Student Support Team 

              Mr s. Kell, Dr. Rowland, Mrs. LaMendola 

                

              PE/Health 

              Mr. Piwko, Mr. Mucitelli, Mrs. Burr 

                

              Speech 

              Mrs. Campbell-Cook   

               

              Speech 

              Mrs. Schiller  

                

              Art  

              Mrs. Cardinal & Mrs. Hudson 

                

              Spanish & Music 

              Mrs. Ramos & Mrs. Casilio  

                

              Home and Careers/ Technology 

              Mrs. Z & Mr. Meyer 

                

              Music  

              Mr. Yanoski (.5) & Mr. Lyon (Instrumental) 

                

              Grade 8 Math / Science 

              Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser and Mrs. Bauer  

               

               

              November 6th, 2020 

              Please see below some important November dates.

               

               11 – Veterans Day  …  No School - Students please use this day to get caught up with your class assignments.  

              13 - Report Card Grades (#1) Close

              17th - Open House - 4:00 to 6:00 -  Virtual - Information will be sent out via robo call and email on how to connect with teachers through Microsoft Teams.  Students and Parents are encouraged to join virtually.  

              18 – SBMT Meeting @ 4:00pm to 4:45pm Virtual 

              23 - School 81 report cards sent home for parent signatures

              26 & 27 – Thanksgiving Recess – No School

               

               

              October 19th, 2020 

               

              Good Morning Parents/ Guardians of School 81,

              Please see the below schedule for a 2nd pick up of instructional materials.  Items will include instructional packets for younger learners, math workbooks for older students as well as a copy of 1st quarter progress reports.

               

              All pick up times are 11 to 1 during lunch distribution.

              Friday, Oct. 23rd – 3rd & 4th Grade

               

              Monday, Oct. 26th – Pre-K (Pre-K Window pick up) / Kindergarten / Mrs. Amico/ Maurer 

              Wednesday, Oct. 28th – 1st Grade / Kindergarten  

              Friday, October 30th – 1st Grade /  2nd Grade or Pre-K to 4 that may still need to pick up items.  

                

              Monday, Nov. 2nd   -   5th & 6th Grade

              Wednesday, Nov. 4th - 7th & 8th Grade

              Friday, Nov. 6th -  Remaining 5 to 8

               

               See the District Link for Online Resources for Parents/ Families Online Resources for Parents and Families

               

              See the District Link for Student Shortcuts to Schoology Student Shortcuts

               

               

              On Wednesday, October 21st at 4PM to 4:40 School 81 administration will hold an informational zoom meeting for parents interested in Parent Teacher Organization, roles of parents within the district and share positives and challenges of online learning.

               Topic: PS81 SBMT Meeting

              Time: Oct 21, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

              Join Zoom Meeting

              https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74408894317?pwd=RmtRQW80ZWFKM1JnZkdPNlFTbm9kQT09

              Meeting ID: 744 0889 4317

              Passcode: SBMT

               

              On Tuesday, October 27th 4PM to 5PM – School 81 administration will hold an open parent meeting to discuss the following items:

              • PTO Nomination for those interested in the offices of PTO President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer for 20-21 school year.
              • Reopening/ In person learning discussion related to School 81
              • Title I Information – Presentation by Mrs. Orengo and Mrs. Blake

               

              Please use the below link Tuesday, October 27th 4 to 5PM.  This is a Microsoft Teams Meeting.

              https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDcyNjRmNTgtN2Y5ZS00YWQxLTk5ZTQtYzdlZjZjOWNmYmFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228d5b0db7-37c0-46c7-9944-0d490222371f%22%7d

               

              Thank you,

              School 81

               

              October 1st, 2020

               

              Dear Parents/ Guardians,

              We would like to thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility in this challenging school year of remote learning.  It has been great to see so many of you at our lunch distribution days M, W, F 11AM to 1PM.  October is always a great time for schools and we want to remind you of the following dates that even if we apart, students can still show their 81 school spirit. 

               

              October is National Bullying Prevention Month where we bring an increased awareness to the prevention of bullying.  Our students annually participate in the below:

               

              Students, would you like to be on the School 81 website?  Here is how: 

              • Students, show your 81 Spirit on any of the following days you choose.
              • Email us your photo along with the media release attached/ signed by a parent Media Release into your classroom teacher or Ms. Cobbs, Mr. Shepherd, Mr. Klaich.   

               

              Friday, October 2nd – Wear your red, white and blue in support of the Buffalo Bills

              Monday, October 5thBlue Shirt Day or Dress for Success

              Tuesday, October 13th – Career Day – Dress as your future profession.

              Wednesday, October 21st – Wear Orange to Celebrate Unity

              Friday, Oct. 23 to 30 – Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week

              Friday, Oct. 30th – Harvest Day/ Halloween Costume

               

               

              Finally, continue to check our School 81 website for updates.  The School 81 homepage under Our School and Quick Links has important information such as contact emails to School 81 staff.

                         

               

              Sincerely,

              Mr. Klaich                                           Ms. Cobbs                                           Mr. Shepherd

              Principal                                              Asst. Principal                                     Asst. Principal

               

               

               

              School 81 Lunch Distribution Days – Scheduled pick up of items

              September - MWF - 11AM until 1PM

               

              Pick up of items will occur at the main office door.

               

              Monday

              Wednesday

              Friday

               

              Labor Day – No School

                           9th 

              Pre-K , K and 1 – Instructional packets

              Previous year materials

               

               

                          11th 

              Pre-K,  K and 1 – Instructional packets

              Previous year materials

               

               

                      14th 

               2nd & 3rd grade pick up of materials. 

                          16th 

               5th & 6th grade pick up of materials.

               

               

               

               

                            18th 

               4th grade pick up of materials.

               

              7/8th grade pick up of materials.

               

               

                        21st

               7/8th grade pick up of materials.

               

                            23rd

               Pre-K to 8 – remaining students.

               

               

               

                           25th

               Pre-K to 8 – remaining students.

               
               
              August 26th, 2020
               

              Dear Parents/ Guardians of School 81,

               

              We hope this letter finds you and your family well. 

              As you know Buffalo Public Schools is opening the school year fully remote.  In our two virtual meetings on August 21st we reviewed some of the following information on how school will open online this year.

              During the week of September 1st to 4th your child’s homeroom teacher will be contacting you to review the following items.

              • The homeroom teacher will ask you a series of questions regarding best contact information, wifi access, device at home needs etc.
              • What the schedule looks like for September 8th, the first day of online learning and how to log on to Microsoft Teams.

              Other Scheduling Info:

              • The homeroom teacher is your first point of contact for online learning.
              • Schedules for grades 5 to 8 will be available through a robo email/ and posted to our School 81 website.
              • If you use Parent Portal, schedule and roster information can be found when you log in.

               

              Please be aware of the following additional information. 

              School 81 will begin lunch distribution on Wednesday, September 9th between 11am until 1pm.

              • Parents/ Students that were unable to pick up supplies left in the classroom last year can pick up items on this day.
              • Graduated 8th grade students or other students that ordered a yearbook last year may pick one up.
              • Current Grade 5 to 8 Students can pick up a student agenda that can help with organization.
              • School folders and instructional packets for younger students will also be available for students.  
              • Further instructional supplies like textbooks/ workbooks will be scheduled for future pickup days.

               

              Thank you,

              Mr. Klaich

              Ms. Cobbs

              Mr. Shepherd

               
               
              August 26th, 2020
               
               
              Dear Parents/ Guardians of Grades 5 to 8 Students,
               
               
              The below are student schedules for Homerooms for Grades 5 to 8 that you can reference for your child.  Buffalo Public Schools follows a 6 day - Letter Day A to F.  Your teacher will also be communicating with you on the times they will be available for live instruciton and office hours during online learning.  The homeroom teacher is your first point of contact for school related questions and also daily attendance.  
               
               
               
               

              7th Grade - 321

               

              8th Grade - 300

              8th Grade - 303

              8th Grade - 305

               

              Letter Day Calendar for 2020-21 Letter Day Calendar

               

              Thanks,

              School 81

               

              August 17th, 2020

               

              Dear Pre-K Parents/ Guardians,

               

              September is soon approaching and with it comes the beginning of your child’s school year in Pre-K at School 81.  Children who have been accepted for Pre-K have been sent acceptance letters from the Student Placement Office.

               

              Due to the circumstances, as students are assigned to teacher classrooms, your child’s Pre-K teacher will be calling you by September 2nd to gather pertinent information about your child. Your child’s teacher will then follow up with information explaining everything you need to know for your child to have a successful year in Pre-K.

               

              More information will be forthcoming from the district, please continue to check the BPS webpage regarding virtual public forums as well as reopening plan information. We look forward to meeting all of you and to an exciting, safe and successful school year.

               

              Please find enclosed a school supply list for a typical school year in Pre-K.  We ask that you do wait until the district announces a re-opening plan before purchasing.  We also realize it may be difficult to find or secure all items on the list, please do your best and do not spend extended time in stores searching for items during this time; your health and safety are a top priority.   

               

              Thank you for choosing School 81.

               

              Mrs. Pliszka

              Miss Brauer

              Mrs. Evert

              Mrs. Kyle

              Pre-K Teachers

              School 81 admin

               

               

               

               June 17th, 2020

               

               

              Dear 8th Grade Graduates of School 81,

               

               

              The 2019-2020 school year has truly been unprecedented as across the country school closures began in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus and did not allow for school communities to properly say their goodbyes, congratulate students in person or hold end of year celebrations. 

               

              One thing is certain however, everyone will remember the Class of 2020. Please know while we cannot be together; we are so proud of you.  We are currently living through a very unique time not only in U.S. History; but World History with the Covid-19 pandemic & nation/ world-wide protests for equal justice.  While this is certainly a valley; a tumultuous time in our history, our hope is that we can overcome this adversity and reach that mountain top together, creating a more just and equal world for all. 

               

              We will know that we are past this difficult time when you come back and visit us at School 81 and share all of the great things you are doing in high school.  We hope you will come back and share your educational and life pursuits with us.  We know you will go on and make us proud at School 81 as you are part of a great tradition of academic excellence at Buffalo Public School 81. 

               

              We congratulate you on reaching this milestone in your life and more importantly the hard work, determination and focus that led to this achievement.  The 8th grade graduation truly marks the end of your time as an elementary student; we know you are ready. 

               

              Part of our speech annually is the following: “The adversity and challenges in our lives; you cannot allow them to become roadblocks, you must work through them and overcome them.”  We do not think this can be more true under our current circumstances. What encourages us is the great resolve, sacrifice and enthusiasm of our 8th grade graduates that will take this time in our lives to find their way to be productive citizens and contribute to our communities, now and in the years ahead. 

               

              Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2020!

               

              Sincerely,

              Nicholas Klaich                                  Denise Cobbs                                      Ryan Shepherd

               

               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               

              April 22nd, 2020

               

              Dear Parents/ Guardians,

               

              Thank you to all that came to School 81 yesterday and today to pick up Ipads/ Laptops and instructional materials for your child.  We greatly appreciate your patience on Tuesday as you could see it took quite a while to process all of the laptops accordingly for the number of families that came to the school. 

              If you were unable to come please see below some of the instructional packets that were available by grade level.  The packets provide a wide variety of learning tasks that should help your child during this time of school closure.  Continue to reach out to your classroom teacher via email, schoology and other online platforms.  If you were unable to pick up an ipad/ laptop on 4/21 or 4/22 the district will make future arrangements for another opportuntiy to pick up a device in the near future at a location to be determined.

               

              Pre K Pre K instructional materials

              K instructional packet

              1st Grade Grade 1 instructional packet

              2nd Grade Grade 2 instructional packet

              3rd Grade Grade 3 instructional packet

              4th Grade Grade 4 packet

              4th Grade part 2 Grade 4 part 2

              5th Grade Grade 5 instructional packet

              6th Grade Grade 6 instructional packet

              7th Grade Grade 7 instructional packet

              8th Grade Grade 8 instructional packet

               

               

              Thanks again and be safe.

               

              Mr. Klaich

              Ms. Cobbs

              Mr. Shepherd

               

               

               

              March 17th, 2020 

              As you know, this is an unusual time that Buffalo, the country and the world are facing with the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.  Please be aware that there are several instructional materials available on the BPS website and School 81 website during this extended closure until April 20th.  Our students have access to the following websites and instructional materials. 

               

              Grades 2 to 4 - Reflex Math at  https://www.reflexmath.com/

              Grade K to 8 students - Myon - online Library of books - see the link on School 81 page for directions to log into MYON through BPS clever app. Clever App 

              Grade 1 to 8 students - Mobymax - Math skills - is also available through BPS clever app.

              Various grades- Prodigy - Math skills - Prodigy 

              Grades 1 to 8 students - Lexia - ELA skills - is also available through the BPS clever app.

               Scholastic  - See the link to scholastic for online books and activities for grades 1 to 6.   www.scholastic.com/learnathome  

               

               

              Please see the link for Parent Resources under our "Quick Links" on the right side of our webpage.  There are several links to common core ELA and Math support and Khan Academy on how best to support your child during this extended closure.  Please also see the first file under "Releated Files" for Parent & Family Resources specific to COVID-19.  Parent and Family Resources COVID-19.  There is also a suggested daily schedule posted.  Daily at home schedule

               

              We certainly look forward to the time when our students and parents can return to School 81 under more normal circumstances.  Until then please follow Erie County Health Dept. & CDC guidelines during this time, social distancing and good hygiene are best during this time.

               

               

              Sincerely,

               

              Mr. Nicholas Klaich

              Ms. Denise Cobbs

              Mr. Ryan Shepherd

               

                                                                                                                                      

               

                                                                        School 81 -  A School In Good Standing - Pre-K to Grade 8 - 9:00AM to 3:30PM

               

              We would like to thank our School 81 community for another great school year.  Parents/ Guardians thank you for your ongoing support of School 81 and entrusting us with your child's education.  Students thank you for your hard work and focus throughout the school year.  Teachers and school staff thank you for your dedication to the students of School 81.  We hope all have a safe and happy summer with your families.   

               

              As we look ahead to the 2019-20 school year, there is much to be excited and proud of at School 81.

               

              • School 81 increased 16 spots in Buffalo Business First Rankings for Middle Schools and 9 spots for Elementary Schools.  This ranking is based on our NYS assessment scores in 2017-18 and the past 4 years.  

               

              • School 81 Elementary and Middle school continues to be a top 10 performer among Buffalo public, charter and private schools in the City of Buffalo according to Buffalo Business First Rankings.  

                

              • This school year all students in grades 3 to 8 will have access to a laptop/ IPad during the school day.

               

              • Students in Pre-K to 2 will have IPad learning centers within the classroom.

               

              • Our 6th grade students are entering their 3rd year in Global Scholars Program. Last year,  students had the opportunity to skype with classrooms in France and South Korea during the school year.  

               

              • Our green space in the back of our school building was fully utilized this Spring/ Summer for our annual Field Day and outdoor play/ recess.
               
              Educational Program Highlights
              Ipads learning centers in Pre-K to 2 
              1 to 1 Ipads for grades 3 to 8
              Global Scholars in Grade 6
              National Junior Honor Society
              Boys & Girls Basketball 
              Track & Cross Country
              Technology Club
              PBIS School - Roar Tickets
              Flag Football Club
              Girl Scouts
              STAR Math K to 4
              Myon - Online Library of Books
              Lexia - ELA skill building
              Reflex Math grades 2 to 4
              Magic Penny in Kindergarten
              Vocal and Instrumental Music
              School 81 writing initiative
              YMCA partner for after school program
              Student Support Team
               
               

               

              Principal - Mr. Klaich

              Assistant Principal - Grades Pre-K to 4 - Ms. Cobbs

              Assistant Principal - Grades 5 to 8 - Mr. Shepherd

              Phone - 816-4060

              140 Tacoma Ave. 

              Buffalo, N.Y. 14216

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