• “April Showers Bring May Flowers”


    Good Afternoon,

    It is hard to believe this is the last day of March! We hope you have a fantastic end to the week and a restful and safe spring break.

    Below please find updates from school.


    Upcoming Dates

    Spring Break - April 2 - April 11

    April 12 - Students Return

    April 13th - Ramadan Begins

    April 14th - School Librarian Appreciation Day! 

    April 16th - End of Quarter 3

    April 20th - In Person Students will Take the State ELA test

    April 21st - In Person Students will Take the State ELA test

    April 22nd - Earth Day

    May 11th  - In Person Students will take the State Math test

    May 12th  - In Person Students will take the State Math test


    Testing Reminders

    A reminder that we are still scheduled to administer the NYS 6-8 tests. Our first testing dates are April 20th for A-K In Person students and April 21 for L-Z In Person students. We sent out a letter to parents on Monday that has all needed information, please read the letter carefully as it answers many questions.

    State Testing Letter for Parents


    News from the Library

    March Madness has begun in the library too!  Students are challenged to read 450 minutes or more before 3/31, fill out the form attached to the link above, and share it before 4/15 to earn prizes. In addition, the 5 top readers, reading over 450 minutes will get a bag of goodies too. Please talk it up with your students. All students received the link and information through Schoology.


    Middle School Yearbooks are on SALE!

    The books are $25 and can be ordered at balfour.com

    Individual student pictures are used in the yearbook from the school photos taken by Lauren Studios. If your student didn’t have their picture taken and wants to be included in the year book you may submit a picture: please send it in a jpeg to kbolster@bscsd.org and include the student name and grade in the message.

    Candid pictures are also being collected this year. To submit pictures search for “Balfour Image Share” at the App Store on iTunes or on Google Play.  To access you will need to input the Ballston Spa Middle School Project Number: 177776.  We would just ask that pictures be of Ballston Spa Middle School students only, no other family members nor outside individuals


    Be Safe During Spring Break

    We look forward to welcoming back our learners after spring break.

    Please do not let up on following safety protocols - such as masking, washing hands, avoiding large groups and social distancing.


    Have a safe and restful break.

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