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Dear Parents & Guardians,

Attached is our Weekly Sunday Update, which can be found at the link or text below.

Thank you.

Dr. Mayes & Mr. Horlick

2020_6_14_Parent Weekly Email

This Week’s Major Headlines:



  • 4th Quarter Report Cards: Final report cards for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed to your homes. Please see the information below regarding grading for the 4th Quarter and Final Grades. 




  • Offices: The Main & Student Service Offices will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am-12 pm. Face masks & social distancing procedures must be followed to enter the building. Enrollment/disenrollment, address changes, and phone changes should be emailed immediately to Mrs. Scott at sscott@basdschools.org. Chromebooks must be returned before disenrollment may occur. 




  • Need Chromebook help? Any BASD students needing Chromebook or Technology Help should fill out this form https://forms.gle/ZJE6SJNaX6RSSd927 Once submitted, a BASD Information Services Department team member will contact you via email (the email will come from “ISD Service Desk”). The Service Desk will then help you resolve the issue at home or direct you to go to Nitschmann to pick up the needed supplies. 



Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update, Home of the Nitschmann Nation!

Sunday, June 14, 2020, to Sunday, June 21, 2020

All of this information can be viewed at our

Nitschmann Middle School Website  under Weekly Announcements (Click Here!)


Links to Review

Schoology Directions for Parents


Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive!

All dates are listed from our NMS Website, BASD Event Calendar, & BASD Academic Calendar 


Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 6/15/20 

Tuesday, 616/20 Student Services Office Open 9am-12pm, Mask Required

Wednesday, 6/17/20 

Thursday, 6/18/20 Student Services Office Open 9am-12pm, Mask Required

Friday, 6/19/20 

Saturday, 6/20/20 

Sunday, 6/21/20 


2020-2021 School Year (All Dates & Activities are tentative based on BASD directives) 

8/3/20 Tentative Schedule Distribution; 8/10/20 First Day of Summer Music Camp; 8/17/20 First Day of Fall Sports Practice; 8/27 Open House Visitation 7pm; 8/31/20 First Day of School; 9/7/20 Labor Day, No School; 9/18 School Picture Day//David Nitschmann’s Birthday; 9/28 Yom Kippur, School Closed; 



School-wide Announcements


2019-2020 Yearbooks (Getz) Yearbooks are set to arrive in July, 2020. When they are ready, we will distribute them to students. 


2019-2020 Field Trip Reimbursements (Mayes) Nearly all field trip reimbursements have been distributed. We have a few remaining ones to mail early this week. 


BASD Chromebooks (Mayes) All students should keep their Chromebooks until the fall, unless you are disenrolling your child from the Bethlehem Area School District. Then, they would be returned at disenrollment to Mrs. Scott in Guidance. 


4th Quarter & Final Grades (Mayes) Due to the pandemic Tier 5 closure, grading has been adjusted for the 2019-2020 school year. The BASD Middle School Grading FAQ is available at this link. No honor roll or GPA has been calculated for the 4th Quarter or the 2019-2020 school year. There is no credit acquisition in middle school, unlike high school, for promotion. Please contact Dr. Mayes with any questions.


Please review the following:


Citizenship All students have been assigned a N, S, or O grade for the 4th Quarter and Final Grade. A 

comment identifies if a has been promoted to the next grade or retained in the current grade. 


LEAD All students have been assigned no grade for the 4th Quarter and been assigned a N, S, or O grade as the 

Final Grade. 


Core (Math, Science, Social Studies, English) All core subjects have been assigned a pass (P) or fail (F) grade 

for the 4th Quarter and Final Grade. 


Encore (Health/PE & Encore) Health/PE, World Language, and Seminar have not been assigned a grade for the 

4th Quarter or Final Grade. 


Encore (All Others) Encore classes  have not been assigned a grade for the 5th or 6th Rotation. A final grade was 

assigned if a grade was entered for the 1st through 4th rotations. 


Locker Contents (Mayes) If you were unable to have your child pick up their things on Thursday 9 am-12 pm, you may request to have them brought to the Student Service office for pickup during office hours on Tuesday, June 16, 9 am-12 pm and Thursday, June 18 from 9 am-12 pm. The link will be active until Wednesday, June 17 at 12pm to allow us time to bring your items to the lobby. You must request it in this link: https://forms.gle/suMyX7bsBQtMdaq19  If your child’s items are not picked up by June 18th, we will assume you do not want them and will be disposed of or donated to local charities. If you have a unique or specific need, email Dr. Mayes directly.



Teacher Updates None at this time. 


Assistant Principal None at this time. 


Student Services: 



If you have a concern, or you or someone you know is experiencing cyberbullying, please make a SAFE2SAY referral. If it is an immediate safety matter, please contact the Police first. 




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