September 23, 2023

    Dear Baldwin Families,

    Thank you to our students, staff, and families for help in following the changes in arrival procedures on Friday. We will be continuing in the same way throughout the next week. All vehicles will continue to exit via Brookside Avenue. 

    Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th for Know Your School Night, starting at 6:55 pm! You will be following your child's Day A schedule of classes. More information about the evening can be found HERE

    On Tuesday, September 26th, we will conduct our first lockdown drill of the year. This will be one of two drills we will conduct this Fall. In all drills and in a real emergency, students and staff must move into the safe zone of the room, which is in an area that is not visible from the door or hallway. This area is marked in each room with a Bruins Paw sticker. 

     During drills and a real emergency, cell phones should be silenced.  Use of a cell phone in a lockdown would be limited, only used to relay pertinent information to 911, such as a description or location of an intruder or the need for medical aid for someone. You should not send messages to other people within the building as this can place the receiver in danger. Sending messages to parents can cause panic and possibly compromise the emergency responder’s ability to effectively manage the incident.

    We would not respond to the Fire Alarm unless actual signs of fire are observed in the room. Doing so could compromise the safety of those already secured. We would not respond to the Public Address (P.A.) system or other announcements.

    In a real emergency where a lockdown occurs, law enforcement would come and release you from lockdown once it is safe. You should never open the door in a lockdown.  During our drill, administrators and security aides will key open classroom doors to simulate what law enforcement would do in an actual lockdown.  This also includes responding to door knocks and even any PA announcements stating it is safe to exit the room during a lockdown. 

    Please check out the latest issue of our digital newsletter What’s Bruin in Baldwin

    Join us for an informative and interactive College Essay Workshop hosted by Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, School Counselor on Thursday, September 28th at 7pm in the Auditorium. This workshop is designed to guide 11th and 12th-grade students, as well as their parents, through the essential aspects of crafting compelling college essays. College Admissions Officer: Matt Lucatamo, Admissions Officer from the University of Delaware, will share his perspectives on what makes an outstanding college essay and offer tips on how to stand out in the competitive application process. Have burning questions about the college application process, essay prompts, or anything else related to college admissions? Our experts will be available for an open Q&A session to address your concerns.

    We were recently informed about a scam currently happening across Long Island, where young adults or youth are impersonating students from different schools to "fundraise" for athletic teams. Over the past few months, several incidents have been reported involving a group of young people standing in front of supermarkets posing as Baldwin students and claiming to be raising funds for the Baldwin High School [basketball] teams through the sale of candy or other misc. items. In some cases, a flyer with the [basketball] coach’s name was even distributed.

    If you encounter this group, please do not buy anything as this is a fraudulent fundraiser and has no affiliation with the district or the high school basketball team. Instead, please immediately contact the 1st Precinct, who have been made aware of the situation. Any legitimate fundraisers associated with athletics would be handled through the department and Booster Club. 

    This situation is affecting many school districts. We want our Baldwin families to have the most accurate information. 

    We have been notified that Nassau County will continue the asphalt milling and paving operations next week on Grand Avenue, starting at Stanton Street and heading southbound towards Sunrise Highway. To complete the work, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction, which will likely impact morning and afternoon commutes.

    Please allow for extra commuting time during this scheduled construction:

    • When: Monday, September 25 – Wednesday, September 27, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 
    • Where: Stanton Street to Brooklyn Avenue (Estimated to take three days, weather permitting)


    In this week's episode, Cydney and Blaine sit down with 2 of the captains of the Varsity Boys Soccer team, William Zelaya and Josue Ascencio-Cueva. They talk about their love for soccer, playing under Coach Soupios, their goals for this season and much more!



    * For any student who loves to read, please see Mrs. Schlosser in the Guidance Office to sign up for the Book Club.

    * Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Tennis Team on their 5-2 win against Freeport. Chelsea Panky secured our win in first singles with a 6-3, 6-4 victory

    * The Boys’ soccer team improved to 4-0-1 with a great team effort last night at Plainview JFK against last year’s County Champion. Christian Smalling sent a through ball to William Zelaya, who scored the game winner with five minutes left on the clock to put the Bruins ahead.

    * STEM lab, medical and business-related shadow days are available or create passion projects around youth advocacy. Join the Youth Change Leadership Collaborative. Message Dr. Franza to learn more and to apply.

    * Starting September 26th, College Representatives will be offering Virtual College Visits to all Seniors, Juniors, and their families through Naviance. The College Visit allows you to ask questions in a casual setting and familiarize yourself with schools you may be interested in. The Virtual Visits are held in the evenings so that you and your family may access from home or your mobile devices. Sign into your Clever Account and choose Naviance to access the list of colleges and to register. You can find a list of participating schools outside the Counseling Center.

    * Are you interested in law and debate? Then come and join our mock trial team where we have debates, meetings, and even compete against other schools in Nassau County! Our first introductory meeting is tomorrow at 3 pm in room 323. We hope to see you there!

    * Mathletes - we will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 26 right after school in room 424. We will go over important meeting dates and hold elections. See you there!

    * Calling all Freshmen! Join Intramural Night Aerobics today! The next practice is Wednesday from 5-6. See Ms. DeTurris in Room 428.

    * Attention National Honor Society Members! We will have our first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 27th. We will meet in Cafeteria A right after school. Please see Ms. Monaco or Ms. DeTurris with any questions. See you there.

    * Future Educators of America is having their first meeting on Thursday, September 28th at 2:45 in room 312. We will be discussing the upcoming events, leave to learn opportunities, volunteering, and community service opportunities, and much more. This club is open to everyone, not just learners interested in education. You are not going to want to miss these opportunities! Please see Brenden Kaminski, Samantha Cruz, or Ms. Billig for questions.

    Sincerely, Dr. Testa

    September 15, 2023

    Dear Baldwin Families,

    The 2023-24 school year is off to an excellent start! While we are still early on in the first marking period, it is always critical for our students to get off to a strong start in their course of study. Good study habits, time management, organization, and good attendance are critical factors for student success. Our teachers are ready and willing to support their students and we encourage them to take advantage of extra help on a regular basis.  We also have a Saturday Academic Academy program, where we have certified teachers available to help support students. This is available to all students.  If you are interested, speak to your child's counselor to sign up for a particular Saturday date. 

    Teacher Extra Help Schedule

    Know Your School Night - September 26, 2023, 6:55 pm

    Please join us for Know Your School Night at the High School, an excellent way to learn more about your child’s academic program and our learning community as well as to either build, or continue to develop relationships with our teachers, administrative team, and support staff. Information about the evening can be found below. 

    Know Your School Night Parent Letter

    Our first Community Circle day will be this Tuesday, September 19th. The Circle is an intentional restorative practice to promote constructive dialogue, welcome difficult emotions and realities, and maintain positive feelings of support and empowerment. The circle elevates each student's voice as well as allows them to be their best selves. The notion of equity begins with creating the conditions for each student to be seen, heard, and respected. Community Circles will occur two times each month on a special bell schedule. 

    Community Circle Dates and Bell Schedule

    Construction alert - Grand Avenue 

    Please note Nassau County's schedule for asphalt milling and paving operations taking place in the Baldwin community that will likely impact morning and afternoon commutes next week. To complete the work, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. Construction durations may increase if the condition of the existing roadway dictates additional repairs. The district has been proactive and notified busing services.

    Please allow for extra commuting time during this scheduled work:

    • Monday, September 18, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on Grand Avenue between Sunrise Hwy. and Merrick Road (May take at least four days to complete, weather permitting)
    • Monday, September 25, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM north of Sunrise Highway, between Stanton Avenue and West Seaman Avenue (May take at least four days to complete, weather permitting)

    In addition, the scheduling of paving to Brooklyn Avenue is presently under discussion.

    Thank you for your patience as Nassau County repaves the streets in Baldwin. 

    Attention Juniors!

    Join us for an informative virtual parent information night on Tuesday, September 19, where we will provide insights and guidance on the new digital PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). This event is designed to help parents understand the changes in the PSAT/NMSQT format, how it impacts their child's education and future, and how they can support their child's success in this critical examination.

    Event Highlights:

    1. Overview of Digital PSAT/NMSQT: Learn about the transition from paper-and-pencil testing to the digital format for the PSAT/NMSQT. Understand the advantages of the digital test and how it aligns with 21st-century skills.
    2. Test Logistics and Technology: Get a detailed explanation of the test day logistics, including what students need to bring, the use of electronic devices, and test security measures.
    3. Preparing Your Child: Discover effective strategies for helping your child prepare for the digital PSAT/NMSQT, including recommended study resources, practice tests, and study schedules.
    4. Understanding Score Reports: Learn how to interpret and make the most of the digital PSAT/NMSQT score reports. Understand how these scores are used in college admissions and scholarship opportunities.
    5. National Merit Scholarship Program: Gain insights into the National Merit Scholarship Program and how PSAT/NMSQT scores play a crucial role in determining eligibility for scholarships.

    Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/muk-ckmi-vao

    This parent information night is an excellent opportunity for parents to stay informed, get involved, and support their child's success in the digital PSAT/NMSQT. Don't miss this chance to ensure your child is well-prepared for this important step in their educational journey and potential scholarship opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Method Test Prep is offering a free presentation for parents, counselors, students, and anyone who wants a full understanding of the Math portion of the PSAT/SAT digital format.  This will occur on Wednesday, September 20th at 8pm titled "Digital PSAT/SAT Math - Everything You Need to Know "  Register here to attend live or to get the recording to watch at your convenience. 

    For anyone who would like a deeper dive into how to prepare for the Digital SAT Reading/Writing, Method Test Prep is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 26th at 8 pm Eastern. Here is the link to register.

    Student Cell phone numbers

    To maximize the safety of our students, it is imperative that Baldwin UFSD administration has access to an accurate database of student contact information at all times in case of an emergency. In these times, in order to maintain our open campus policy at Baldwin High School, all students who have a cell phone must provide a working number to be included in this database for safety reasons. There may be a critical situation where administration must immediately contact students who are off campus. Please note that the district will only use students’ cell phone numbers during an emergency.  You should have received an email already with the form to complete this information. 

    Virtual College Visits

    We are excited to announce that virtual college visits will be available to our students beginning on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, and will continue to Tuesday, November 21, 2023. These virtual sessions are a fantastic opportunity for our students to explore their higher education options from the comfort of their homes.

    Here are the details for the virtual college visits:

    • Dates: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - Tuesday, November 21, 2023
    • Times: Session will be held at 5:15 PM, 6:15 PM, and 7:15 PM.

    To help your child access and sign up for these virtual college visits, please follow these simple directions:

    1. Sign into your Clever Account

    2. Click on the Naviance Icon

    3. Select Colleges from top menu bar

    4. Select College Visits under Research Colleges in second column from drop down menu

    5. Scroll through the list and click register for any virtual college visits you would like to attend.

    6. Your child can access the virtual college visit using the provided meeting details via Naviance. They will have the opportunity to learn about the college, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into their future educational options.

    We encourage you to support your child in taking advantage of these virtual college visits. It's an excellent way for them to explore their college options and make informed decisions about their future.


    Congratulations to Julius Rivera who won the “Silver Level Award”  in the CCE Nassau Art Competition, for their annual calendar 23/24 competition last year. His work will appear on the back page of the calendar! 

     Bruins Sports Podcast

    In the first episode of season 5 of the Baldwin Bruins Sports Podcast, the new staff introduces themselves. This year, our team is Co-Hosts, Cydney Herrera and Blaine Harding along with our Editor/Producer, Paul Clement. Tune in!


    In their second episode, Cydney and Blaine sit down with Annabelle Lopez from the Varsity Girls Soccer team for their first interview!  They talk soccer, Coach Rodgers, the team, Annabelle's passion and much more.  We are excited because this is our 100th episode!  Tune in and share with your friends and family.  


    Congratulations to the cross-country team who competed in the season's first 5k at Eisenhower Park yesterday. Paul Fleck won with a time of 16 minutes and 5 seconds. This is the second fastest time in Nassau County!

    Congratulations to the Cross-Country team who competed in their 4k season opener at Bethpage state park on Friday. Paul Fleck took 2nd in his first race ever and posting one of the fastest times in the county.  Captains Carter Hoskins, and Chauncey Saint Jean had great opening times in the varsity race.    Ari Guerra, Anthony Sineaus and Tyler Johnson all had a great race as well.  We look forward to a tremendous season.

    The boys’ varsity soccer team improved to 3-0 with wins over Oceanside and Academy Charter. The Bruins were led by William Zelaya who had a hat trick, Emilzon Lovos who had a goal and two assists. Robert Bautista, Terry Bruno, Stevie Lindor and Devante Young also scored. Senior Josué Ascencio-Cueva recorded his third shutout of the season with the help of strong defensive performances by Brady Mahler, Josh Cantre, Justin Williams, Stephan Lyons and Darius Ikechukwu.

    Students, please check your Canvas inbox daily for messages from the Attendance office.

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This month is to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We start the celebration on September 15th because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!"

    Opportunities to attend STEM lab, medical and business-related shadow days are available now! Do you want to make a change in your community and create passion projects around youth advocacy. Join the Youth Change Leadership Collaborative. Message Dr. Franza to learn more and to apply. 

    The Senior Class will have their first meeting on Monday, September 18 in Cafe A starting at 2:45 pm. 

    Upcoming Events

    September 18 - Continuing Education Fall Semester Begins

    September 19 - PSAT Information Night - Virtual

    September 21 - PTA Council - District Office, 7pm

    September 26 - Know Your School Night, 7pm

    September 28 - College Essay Workshop, 7pm


    Dr. Testa

    September 8, 2023

    Dear Baldwin Families,

    What a fantastic first week of the 2023-24 school year! It was wonderful to see the students back and smiling and enjoying being back! With such a great start, we look forward to keeping the momentum going with our first of many Spirit Weeks!

    Monday, September 11th is Patriots’ Day – Wear your USA apparel!

    Tuesday, September 12th is Adam Sandler Day – if you love oversized athleisure or love Adam Sandler this is your day!

    Wednesday, September 13th is Pink-Out Day – Show up and show out your best pink outfit!

    Thursday, September 14th is Disney Day – Make Baldwin the Happiest Place on Earth by dressing as your favorite Disney Character!

    Friday, September 15th is Twin Day – Pair up with a friend in matching outfits, hairstyles, and more!

    This year's theme is centered on Rigor, Relevance, Character, and Connection. I will share more about what this means in my upcoming September video message. Already, the building administration team is speaking with all students by grade about this, along with critical expectations, including attendance and academic eligibility procedures. 

    We are also focusing very seriously on late arrival to school and tardiness overall. I need your help in supporting a major improvement in our children arriving at school on time. Period 1 begins at 7:42 AM and it will no longer be acceptable to continually arrive after this time and expect there to be no impact on student performance and success. As we know as adults, punctuality is a critical factor for success in our careers and work. Together, we can improve the mindset in our kids about the importance of being punctual in our daily activities. 

    Lifetouch Portraits for students in grades 9-11

    On September 15th and 18th during PE classes, students will have their portraits taken in an effort to update our student management system. You will also have an opportunity to purchase portrait packages via Lifetouch if you so choose. Details will be sent to you via email from LifeTouch. 

    At Baldwin High School, we believe in creating as many opportunities as possible for our students to own their future. That’s why we offer the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to our students. Whether your child is thinking about attending a two- or four-year college, is going straight into the workforce, or isn’t sure what they want to do after high school, the PSAT/NMSQT can help make their path clearer. This is why we encourage ALL juniors to register and take the PSAT! We also encourage 10th graders who have successfully completed Geometry to also consider taking the exam and get a head start! 

    Taking the PSAT/NMSQT can also help your child to:

    • Enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program if they meet program requirements specified in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.
    • See where they are and set a target for where they want to be.
    • Practice and prepare for the SAT®.
    • Find out what AP® courses they’re ready to take.
    • Plan and pay for college.
    • Connect to their future career.

    This fall the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a new digital format on October 14, 2023 that will provide an overall easier testing experience for students. Your child will take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 14, 2023 using their own school-issued device.

    To register for the PSAT, please go to myschoolbucks.  The fee for the exam is $23. Please register by October 6, 2023.

    Watch this video to see what students can expect from the digital PSAT/NMSQT. If you or your child have questions about PSAT/NMSQT or college and career planning, please reach out to your counselor for more information!

    As we wrap up the first week of school, we encourage our families and staff to read this beautiful article written about the district’s Hello Neighbor project that was published in the online issue of today's Newsday. This story will also be on the front cover of Newsday's LI LIfe section in Sunday's print edition and features interviews with students, their families, faculty and administrators. 

    Read the article by clicking the following link: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/hello-neighbor-baldwin-schools-xzcz940h

    • Attention all students!! If you love friendly competition, aerobics, dancing, stunting or maybe you’re looking to try something new after school……Intramural night is for you! Sign-up by scanning the QR code on Intramural posters around the school using your Baldwin schools’ email OR see Ms. Polo in Room 514 before or after school.
    • Calling all sophomores looking for a leadership role!!! Intramural night is looking for an aerobics team captain. Sign- up today with Ms. Polo in room 514 after school
    • The Boys soccer team started their season with a 1-0-win vs rival Freeport. Senior Josué Ascencio Cueva got the shutout, and the game winner was scored late in the first half by Darius E-K -Chew -Coo. Come support the Bruins this Saturday at 6pm as they travel to Oceanside to take on the Sailors
    • Saturday Night Alive is this Saturday at 7pm Open Gym/ Basketball. You must have your updated School ID to enter and be wearing sneakers.
    • Art club will have its first meeting on Monday after school in room 416 B.
    • Opportunities to attend STEM lab, medical and business-related shadow days are available now! Do you want to make a change in your community and create passion projects around youth advocacy? Join the Youth Change Leadership Collaborative. Message Dr. Franza to learn more and to apply.

    Enjoy the weekend!


    Dr. Testa

    September 1, 2023

    Dear Baldwin Families,

    Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are excited to see our students back on Tuesday, September 5th! Please make sure to view the portal to view your class schedule, as this will be the only means to obtain it. Please also note your home room location, as that will be the starting location for students on the first day. You can view the first day bell schedule HERE 

    ALL students must show their school ID upon entry to the building, and have it visible at all times during the school day. Students who do not have their ID can only enter after being verified and provided with a temporary ID sticker. This sticker must be worn in a visible area for security and staff to be able to see it. 

    Prior to period 1, students will wait in the cafeterias until 7:35 AM. At that time, students will be permitted to go to their lockers.  

    School starts at 7:42 AM. If you are dropping your child off, it is strongly suggested that you do so before 7:30 AM. Any later and you risk your child being late to class (which will be considered unexcused) and getting stuck in the volume of cars and buses trying to get in and out of campus. Please also respect and follow the security staff and the directions they give so that we can have a safe and orderly arrival. 

    Beginning in the 2023-24 school year for incoming 9th grade (Class of 2027) students, we will be updating our course weighting procedures and policies. Please view the letter below which explains the changes we've made. 

    Course Weighting

    The Baldwin Union Free School District frequently photographs and films students in classrooms and at events throughout the year. The District then uses these photographs and video recordings to promote school programs and celebrate student work, including but not limited to social media posts, website banners, presentations, and print materials, such as newsletters, mailers, flyers and the district calendar.

    If you DO NOT want your child(ren) photographed or filmed by the District, please complete the form below and submit to the Main Office of your child(ren)’s school no later than SEPTEMBER 5.  Opt-out photo form 

    As the new school year begins on September 5, please remind your children of some important expectations and aspects of our code of conduct policies. This information can be found in our Baldwin High School Information Packet, linked HERE. It is important for all students and parents to review this information each year. Additionally, please note the following reminders. 

    Critical Expectations:

    • Dress for Success in a professional learning environment – no hoods, hats, head coverings allowed in learning spaces 
    • Be on time and engaged in all your classes
    • Cell phones and earbuds away and out of sight 
    • Must have a pass and visible student ID in the halls
    • Locker access should occur before/after school, passing time only. 
    • Stay in class for the First 10 minutes and remain for the Last 10 minutes of class 
    • Be Kind; Respect yourself and others 
    • Threats made to the school on social media or other means will result in automatic Superintendent Suspension 
    • Closed Campus per. 1-3, grades 9-11

    Student Dress Code:

    All students are expected to dress in an appropriate manner in school and at school functions. Student’s dress, grooming and appearance shall:


    1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt learning.

    2. Recognize that extremely brief garments and see-through garments are not appropriate.

    3. Ensure that underwear and midriffs are completely covered with outer clothing.

    4. Wear appropriate footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.

    5. Not wear hats, bandannas, or other head coverings in class unless otherwise permitted for a school activity or for a medical or religious purpose.

    6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, discriminatory, libelous or denigrate others based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, gender, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.

    7. Not wear clothing that promotes and/or endorses the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs and/or encourages other illegal or violent activities.

    8. Not include headphones or earpieces or other electronic devices at any time while on school property except for instructional purposes and in designated areas as directed by the teacher or administrator.

    9. Include appropriate protective gear to classes where it is necessary (e.g., home economics, technology and science.)

    10. Not include clothing that advocates gang activity.

    11. Not include jewelry that can be dangerous such as chains, spikes and other potentially dangerous ornaments.


    Student Entry into the building:

     All students must show their issued student ID upon entry to the building. This is required at arrival to school and any other time during the school day when re-entering. Students who do not have their ID upon entry must be verified and provided a temporary student ID sticker. This sticker must be visibly worn. Students who frequently are without their school ID will be assigned lunch detention and/or lose their open-campus privileges. 


    If your child lost their ID, they can request a new one in the Dean's office. A replacement fee of $5 will be charged. 


    IDs are also necessary to access assigned lockers and enter the Learning Collaboratory. 



    Attendance is one of the most important factors contributing to student outcomes. As such, students are expected to attend school daily. The full district attendance policy can be found HERE

    • If a student is absent, a parent/guardian should contact the attendance office the morning of the absence.
    • Students who are absent must also submit a note to the Attendance Office within five days of their return to school.  Notes must include the date(s) and reason for the absence and must be signed by a parent/guardian. Notes submitted beyond the five-day limit will be treated as a cut for eligibility purposes.  The Attendance Office is located on the 2nd floor of Building 7.
    • Students who become ill during the day must check in with the classroom teacher and request a pass to the Health Office.  
    • Any student leaving the campus during scheduled classes for health-related reasons must first report to the Health Office for parental and office approval.  Failure to do so will result in a cut/illegal absence.
    • Any student looking to be dismissed for an appointment or other legal reason must be formally dismissed by the Attendance office. They should not leave campus without being dismissed and their reason verified with a parent. 
    • A Student with more than seven illegal or unexcused class absences for any subject/class period, or one or more full day unexcused absence within a marking period, will be placed on probation, lasting for a period of five weeks.  Any further illegal or unexcused class absences for any subject within the five-week period will make the student ineligible for participation.  Continued illegal or unexcused absences will disqualify the student for all extra-curricular activities and sports for an imposed period, up to the remainder of the school year. 
    • Students are expected to arrive on time for all scheduled classes. Students who reach 5 TU in a particular class are subject to teacher intervention, which includes but is not limited to, mandatory extra help, teacher detention, loss of class participation points for the marking period. 
    • Students who are tardy unexcused more than 5 times are subject to a disciplinary referral to the grade level administrator. Teachers will be responsible for initiating a referral for disciplinary action.
    • Excessive TU may impact student eligibility according to the outlined procedures. Students who accumulate 15 or more TU in any class period are subject to the Eligibility procedures, which may result in their status being elevated more rapidly.

    The only legal/excused reasons for being absent or late to school are:

    1.personal illness

    2. illness or death in the family

    3. impassable roads or weather

    4. religious observance

    5. quarantine

    6. required court appearances

    7. attendance at health clinics

    8. approved college visits,

    9. approved cooperative work programs

    10. military obligations

    11. such other reasons as may be approved by the appropriate building administrator.

    *Absences due to vacation will be automatically considered unexcused. 

    Attendance Coordinators: Mr. Kappel (Grades 9 & 11), Ms. Moorer (Grades 10 & 12)

    Important Reminders from the Health Office:

    You cannot carry medicine even if it's prescribed without notifying the Health office first and providing a completed medication form. This even includes over-the-counter medication like Tylenol. No student should be carrying medication, prescribed or not, except an epi pen and/or inhaler, which also requires notifying the Health office and having a completed medication form.

    Students cannot wear slings, braces, boots or use crutches unless a doctor's note specifically indicates that it is needed. In this instance, the medical documentation must be provided to the Health office and the student must be seen by the Health office before returning to class. 

    The Baldwin School District follows the transportation guidelines set by New York State Education law. In Baldwin, transportation is provided for resident students attending both public and non-public schools as follows: K - Grade 12 residing more than 1.5 miles from the school attended, to a maximum of 15 miles. Please visit the Transportation page on the district website for more information and details. 

    Late Bus Schedule:

    BHS - 2 BUSES 1 north 1 south




     Important Dates:

    September 5 - First Day of Classes - following a special bell schedule - view HERE

    September 7 - First Day of Classes for Barry Tech/BOCES students. 

    September 26 - Know Your School Night - 7 pm 


    Dr. Testa