Mission Statement

The mission of the Brushton-Moira School Community is to foster a united community working cooperatively for the intellectual, physical and personal development of all our students so that they will become responsible, caring citizens prepared to meet future challenges.

If you would like an absentee ballot for the 2021-2022 BMC Budget Vote, please click on the link below and you can print an application.

2021-2022 Absentee Ballot Application.pdf

Class of 2022 Little Caesar Pizza Sales

The Class of 2022 will be selling Little Caesars Pizzas during the week of April 19-23. You can either order through a Junior or online at www.pizzakit.com, fundraiser #392242. All money and orders will be due by Monday, April 26th. If you have any questions you can email the advisors, Kim St. Denis at kim.stdenis@bmcsd.org or Gina McCarthy at gmccarthy@bmcsd.org.

NYS Testing Information.pdf

Unused Emergency Closing Days

The following dates were approved by the Board of Education as unused emergency closing days:

March 19, April 13, and May 27

Reminder: Thursday, March 18th, will be a full day, not a half day.


Brushton-Moira Central School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for Universal Pre-K. Students must reside in the district and be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021. Applications are due by March 31, 2021, BY 3:00 p.m. Applications received after this time will be placed on a waiting list. Please contact the elementary office at 518-529-7324 ext. 1118, with questions or to obtain an application .

Kindergarten registration will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school building. A registration drop off box will be located in the foyer of door #4. To be eligible a student must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2021. Registration packets can be picked up or mailed per request. To request a packet, please call Karen Armstrong at 518-529-7324 ext. 1118.

Brushton Moira Central Return to Play.pdf

Section X Districts Release Joint Statement Regarding Putting Pause on Winter Athletic Season

(CANTON, NY) —Governor Cuomo announced last week that high risk athletics may commence based on current local health factors and school districts’ abilities to meet specific requirements set by local departments of health. While the New York State Department of Health set minimum requirements for participation in high-risk athletics, local departments of health, schools, or other organizations may establish further guidelines in order to protect the health and safety of their communities.

Since the announcement, the 24 school districts of Section X have carefully and thoughtfully assessed the situation. The superintendents, FEH and SLL BOCES leaders, and the Director of Section X have met multiple times, and have had multiple conversations with public health officials in Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. The 24 athletic directors have received regular updates from Section X and a task force of athletic directors dedicated to evaluating the winter sports season has met.

The school districts comprising Section X have worked collaboratively with our partners in Public Health to evaluate current health metrics, including the recent spike in cases and significant increase in hospitalization rates in both counties. At the present time, our region is experiencing high positivity rates and a decline in hospital capacity. There has also been a sharp increase in the number of school staff and students placed in mandatory quarantine over the past few weeks, which in many cases has affected districts’ ability to hold in-person learning.

St. Lawrence County Public Health Director Dana McGuire, stated “contact sports increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission. If schools and other organizations, athletes, and their parents/guardians choose to resume higher risk sports, they must do so in a safe manner and give considerable thought to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

New York State DOH as well as Franklin and St. Lawrence County Departments of Public Health have outlined requirements schools must meet in order to safely hold high-risk sports this winter. Among those requirements are the development of a thorough safety plan, securing separate buses for each team, providing staff to assist in contact tracing procedures, and recommendations for a weekly testing protocol.

At this time, based on the present health crisis in Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties, and due to concerns about logistics necessary to make these programs safe and successful, Section X school districts are not ready to commence high risk winter sports. The Section X school districts are committed to an ongoing discussion regarding the evolving health and safety conditions and their ability to meet Public Health guidelines. In the interim, school districts will continue to meet and work on required plans so that when feasible, a return to high-risk athletics will be as safe as possible.

According to Section X Director Carl Normandin, “the school districts that compromise Section X remain fully committed and continue to work closely with its school leaders and local Departments of Health experts. Moving forward, the focus will be on a sport-by-sport basis to complete the required preparedness plans as outlined in the DOH protocols and the NYSED guidance documents to ensure a safe practice and competition environment. The districts and Section X task force will continue to meet to explore various models for potentially conducting an abbreviated winter, fall II and spring sports season once the health and safety factors indicate that it is safe to do so.”

Sports Update

Governor Cuomo announced on Friday afternoon that high risk sports, which include wrestling, hockey, basketball and competitive cheerleading, could possibly commence as early as February 1st under certain specific conditions.

Under New York State Department of Health guidance, schools may authorize high risk sports, “only as permitted by the respective local health authorities, (i.e., county health departments).” Local authorities must consider health and safety factors including COVID-19 positivity rates in the community.

All 24 districts in Section X met this morning to discuss the announcement and next steps in the decision-making process. The districts plan to work collaboratively with the St. Lawrence and Franklin County Departments of Public Health to evaluate current health metrics as well as health and safety considerations for student athletes, coaches, school staff, and the public. It is paramount that school district leaders carefully weigh all factors in this decision, which will require some time.

At this time, the Section X school districts ask for patience and understanding as we thoughtfully assess this situation. We will keep our communities informed of any decision as soon as information becomes available.

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A message from our Superintendent

Dear Brushton-Moira Families,

All of New York State school districts have been tasked with creating a comprehensive facilities reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. Our school district has formed a reopening team which consists of parents, community members, alumni, doctor, nurse, teachers, support staff, administrators, department heads, counselors, psychologist and special education personnel. We have been in conversations with Franklin County Public Health and are following New York State Public Health recommendations.

Our worked is based on the following guiding principles:

  • Protect students, staff and the health of our community

  • Foster learning and well-being

  • Maintain a positive learning environment

  • Emotional health

The District Committee has begun to formulate reopening plans that take into consideration all current guidelines set by the state and local departments. As always we must ensure the safety of all students and staff. We also understand that any plan besides our traditional in person instruction plan will create hardships for our families. Our reopening plan will continuously be updated to align with the current health risk of our school community.

In regards to fall sports, the following was a press release from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association:

“The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group.”

We will continue to work hard to ensure your children’s safety and educational goals are our first and foremost objective as we move ahead in these unforeseen times. We will be releasing our plan to a public link later this week once our plan is in the final phase of completion. As always, thank you for all of your support to our school community.


Todd M. LaPage

Superintendent of Schools

School Calendar 21-22.pdf
2020-2021 School Calendar (one page).pdf
2020-2021 Master Calendar COVID Version.pdf


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2020 Youth Application and Letter.pdf

Capital Project Information

Capital Project Newsletter 2017
Capital Project 1st Floor Additions/Renovations
Capital Project 2nd Floor Additions/Renovations
Capital Project Budget Scope

2020-2021 Budget Documents

Important Message
2020-2021 Budget Packet
2020-2021 Budget Newsletter
2019-2020 School Report Card
Fiscal Accountability Summary
2020 Exemption Impact Report
2020-2021 Property Tax Report Card
2020-2021 Budget Summary

2021-2022 Budget Documents

2021 Annual Election and Budget Vote Legal Notice