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.

2021-2022 Fall Sports

Attention all students in grades 6-12, if you are interested in playing a fall sport next year, Boys' Modified/JV/Varsity Soccer, Girls' Modified/JV/Varsity Soccer, Modified/Varsity Volleyball, Modified/Varsity Cross Country, and Football at St. Lawrence Central.......please email mlavigne@bmcsd.org or sign up outside of the nurse's office before May 12th. Failure to do so may jeopardize us having the numbers to support a team in the fall.

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
NYS Testing Information.pdf

Unused Emergency Closing Days

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

May 27 and June 1, 2021

Registrations

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.

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

Parents/Students

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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