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      Congratulations to the Class of 2021! 
       
      Students we are so proud of all that you have accomplished & the adversity that you had to overcome in the 2020-21 school year!
       
      Special congratulations to our 8th graders that will be moving on to their high school careers next year.  
       
      Thank you to all staff, parents & community members for your support of our School 81 students this school year. 
       
      Have a safe & happy summer!
       
       
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      School 81's Mission Statement
      To provide for all students a quality education in a structured, organized learning environment that maximizes teaching time and promotes student achievement and responsibility.
       
       
       
       
       Parents/ Guardians -  Please see the link for School 81 events under Quick Links (In blue) for end of year dates. 
       
       
       
      June 21st - 8th Grade Virtual Awards Ceremony - 2PM to 3PM -  See the below Microsoft Teams link to joing the virtual awards ceremony.  This link is also available in your email and through your child's schoology account.  If you have difficulty, joining on your child's device may work best.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

      May 28th, 2021

       

       

      Dear School 81 Parents/ Guardians of Pre-K, K and 8th grade students,

       

      We want to take a moment to thank you for your ongoing support, flexibility and understanding during this challenging school year as we continue to navigate through schooling during a pandemic.

       

      Part of our annual June traditions at School 81 have been our moving up ceremonies and 8th grade graduation.  Unfortunately, due to numerous factors such as capacity, distancing demands for indoor events and CDC / NY State guidelines on vaccination / proof of testing; our usual indoor ceremonies cannot occur this school year. 

       

      School 81 teachers and administration are planning for a combination of virtual and select times where students/ families can come to the school building and receive moving up/ graduation items as well as an opportunity to take pictures in the front of the school building by our front sign & graduation back drop with a certificate and/or diploma.  We believe an outdoor pick up and opportunity to take pictures outside at the school can be done in a safe and enjoyable way.

       

      Please see the below dates and times for scheduled pick up of Moving Up/ Graduation Items.

       

      Pre-K End of Year pick up of moving up items – Wednesday, June 16th – 10AM to 12noon – Back Lawn.  Pre-K Teachers will be in contact with further information.

       

      8th Grade – Virtual Awards Ceremony– All 8th grade students and families are encouraged to attend virtually, Monday, June 21st – 2PM to 3PM. 

       

      8th Grade End of Year pick up of Diploma & other graduation items – Wednesday, June 23rd – 9:30 to 12 noon.  Main office area/ door. 

      Mrs. McCarthy’s HR 305 – 9:30AM to 10AM

      Mrs. Ward’s HR 303 -   10AM to 10:30AM

      Ms. Bauer’s HR 300 -    10:30 to 11AM

      Mrs. Peterson’s HR 313 – 11AM to 11:30AM

      Any 8th grade student unable to come at previous times 11:30 to 12 noon. 

      Kindergarten End of Year pick up of moving up items – Wednesday, June 23rd – 1PM to 2PM.  Main office door.  K Teachers will be in contact with further information. 

       

      Thank you, 

      School 81

       

       

       

      Phase 4 - Reopening for May 10th
       
      Be reminded that families will receive the following prior to returning to in person learning.  It is very important that parents receive the following before sending a child to school on May 10th. 
       
      1. A confirmation robo call/ email confirming the days of attendance - Mon/ Tues (Blue Group) or Thurs/ Fri (Gold Group).
      2. A confirmation letter from the school including confirmation of Blue or Gold Group, Covid Testing Consent Form, Daily Screener and other Covid-19 Information. 
      3. Confirmation from First Student Bus Transportation. 
       
      ***Confirmation is needed prior to in person learning as there are space constraints in classrooms.*** 
       
       
       
       
       See the following link for our Spring Newsletter 2021- Spring Newsletter
       
       
      Parents & Families - Please see the below schedule and links for School 81 Virtual Open House, March 30th 4:30 to 6:30PM.  Parents are encouraged to attend virtually with their student.  Realize that the below times are for a general class overview of the 3rd quarter and beyond.  Individual student concerns are best for individual phone call/ virtual meeting with the classroom teacher.  

       

      Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted blue name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

       

      School 81 Virtual Open House 

      Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted “blue” name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

       

      Time 4:30 to 5 

       Grade Level  

      Teachers in the meeting & Hyperlink 

        

      Pre-K  

      Mrs. Pliszka  

      Ms. Marek 

        

      Pre-K  

      Mrs. Brauer  

      Mrs. Evert  

        

      Grade 5 TEAM 

      Grade 5 Open House 

       

        

      Grade 6 TEAM 

      Mrs. Koscielski, Mrs. Dmoch, Mrs. Golding & Mrs. Williams  

        

      Grade 7  ELA, Social Studies 

      Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie 

        

      Grade 7  ELA and AIS 

      Mrs. Bukowski & Mrs. Orengo 

        

      Title 1 Reading 

      Ms. Blake 

        

        

       

        

      5 to 5:30 

      Kindergarten 

      Mrs. Certo – Use your regular class schoology link to connect with Mrs. A. 5 to 5:30. 

      Mrs. Goodwin 

        

      Kindergarten  

      Mr. DeSantis & Mrs. Sutter 

        

      3rd Grade 

      Mrs. Robinson   

      Mrs. Minichello  

        

      3rd Grade  

      Mrs. Amato & Mrs. McCabe  

        

      3rd Grade  

      Ms. McCabe 

        

      3rd Grade  

      Ms. Glawatz 

        

      4th Grade 

      Mrs. Joseph & Ms. McCool 

        

      4th Grade  

      Mrs. Olszewski   

      Mrs. Williams 

        

      4th Grade  

      Mrs. Gardon 

        

      Grade 7 Math/ Science 

      Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser, Mrs. Colca 

        

      NYSAA Grade 6 to 8 

      Mrs. Burgstahler 

        

        

        

      5:30 to 6 

      1st Grade 

      Mrs. Reedy   & Mrs. Mendola 

        

      1st Grade  

      Mrs. Comerford & Mrs. Palumbo 

        

      1st Grade  

      Mrs. Klauk-Kneeland  

        

      2nd Grade 

      Mrs. Herring  

      Ms. Hand  

        

      2nd Grade  

      Ms. Amico & Mrs. Maurer 

       

        

      Grade 8 ELA, Social Studies 

      Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer 

        

      Grade 8  

      Mrs. Peterson   

        

      Grade 7 Social Studies 

      Mr. Connors, Mrs. Pope Colca 

       

       

       

       6 to 6:30 

       

      Library & ENL  

      Ms. Carl  

      Mr. Delettrez 

        

      Student Support Team &

      Guidance Counselor

      Mrs. Kell, Dr. Rowland

        

      PE/Health 

      Mr. Piwko, Mr. Mucitelli, Mrs. Burr 

        

       

       

       

      Speech 

      Mrs. Schiller 

        

      Art  

      Mrs. Cardinal & Mrs. Hudson 

        

       Music 

      Mrs. Ramos & Mrs. Casilio 

        

      Home and Careers/ Technology 

      Mrs. Z & Mr. Meyer 

       

        

       

       

        

      Grade 8 Math / Science 

      Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser and Mrs. Bauer 

       

       
       
       

       
      COVID-19 Documents for In Person Learning:
       
       
      Please see the below link for the COVID Daily Screener for In Person StudentsFamilies are to complete this electronic form daily to ensure that students are well and healthy for school.  Remember any cold/ COVID type symptoms, children need to stay home and further consultation with their pediatrician is recommended.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Parents/ Guardians of students scheduled to return to in person learning.  Please see the below link for a consent to test.  Part of NYS guidelines is that any school within an orange or yellow zone must have a percentage (20%) of staff/ students tested for COVID-19.  Please complete this link prior to January 29th if you are interested in this important screening process. 
       
       
      A hard copy can be found here
       
       
       
       
      School 81 Information / Procedures Arrival/ Dismissal
       
       
       
      NYS COVID School Dashboard - Please refer to this website for up to date COVID-19 information for all schools.  The site includes positive cases for students, staff and up to date testing information.  
       
      https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home  - Use this link to search any school on COVID-19 data.
       
        
       
       
      Please also see for your reference from NYS - Dept. of Health - My Child has COVID-19 Symptoms - When can they go back to school.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      January 8th -  
       
      Please see the School 81 In Person Learning Form - Thank you for taking the time to complete this form to help us plan for In person learning at School 81.  Use this link to provide updated information.
       
      Pre-K to 2 families - We encourage you to complete the form by Monday January, 11th.
       
       
       
       
       
      January 6th - 4 PM Virtual Parent Meeting
       
       
       Parents & Guardians of School 81,

      Please see the below link for Wednesday, January 6th - PS 81 Parent Virtual Meeting 4 to 5PM.  

      School 81 virtual parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 4PM until 5PM to address any questions regarding the district opt out form as well as reopening February 1st for select grade levels.

      The meeting will address any questions about the district opt out form (buffaloschools.org) that is due Friday, January 8th as well as review reopening plans for School 81.
       

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      Microsoft Teams meeting

      Join on your computer or mobile app

      Click here to join the meeting

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      Thanks,

      School 81

       
      December 9th, 2020 

      SBMT Zoom Meeting

      Topic: SBMT 81

      Time: Dec 9, 2020 04:00 PM to 4:40PM

      Join Zoom Meeting

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      Meeting ID: 755 5478 8753

      Passcode: SBMT

       

       

      December 8th, 2020 

       

      School 81 Families,

       

      School 81 staff has arranged a December distribution of instructional materials for students in Pre-K to 6. 

      The materials will be district materials such as math module books, workbooks, journeys readers etc.   We are hopeful that these materials will last well into February of 2021.  As we have done this school year, we try to provide instructional materials for at least 6 weeks of instruction to avoid numerous pick ups.  

      Due to the orange designation in WNY, only come to the school if you feel safe in doing so.  Make sure to wear a mask, social distance at all times.

       

      Please come during your child’s designated time below and if you have multiple children, come on the day of your oldest child.

       

      Dec. 14th –   Monday              11 to 12 – Kindergarten 

                                                    12 to 1 –  Grade 1 

       

       

      Dec. 16th –  Wednesday       11 to 12 -  Grade 2 

                                                 12 to 1 -    Grade 3 

                                                 12 to 1   -  Pre-K -  Pre-K Windows

                                                            

       Dec. 18th -  Friday                10:30 to 11:30 -  Grade 4 

                                                   11:30 to 12:30 -   Grade 5 / Any K to 4 remaining items. 

                                                  12:30 to 1:30 -   Grade 6  

       

      Thanks and let us know if you have any questions.

       

      Mr. Klaich

      Ms. Cobbs

      Mr. Shepherd

       

       

      November 11th, 2020 

       

      Greetings, SCHOOL 81 Parents!  

       

      Open House 

      We would like to invite you to our school’s FALL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE. Come and learn about classroom procedures and curriculum topics. You are encouraged to attend this event with your child.

      Date:           November 17th 2020

      Time:           4:00pm to 6:00pm

       

      Location:     VIRTUAL  Teachers will use Microsoft Teams to connect with Families.

       

      Class Schedule 

      Here is our schedule.  Classroom TEAMS links are available on the next page.  The information below is also located here Virtual Open House Flyer

       

      Tuesday, November 17th 4:00 to 6:00PM

      Time

      Grade Levels

      Grade Levels

      4:00PM to 4:25 PM

      Pre-K

      Grade 5

      Grade 6

       

      Grade 7 ELA/ Social Studies

      Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie

       

      4:30PM to 4:55PM

      Grade 3

      Grade 4

       

      Grade 7 Math Mrs. McCarthy and Science Mrs. Kyser & Mrs. Colca

      Grade 8 Mrs. Peterson

      5 to 5:25 PM

      Grade 1

      Grade 2

       

      Grade 8 ELA and Social Studies &

      Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer

      5:30 to 6 PM

      Choose 1 of the following specials or support areas to attend :

      Library

      Mrs. Campbell-Cook

      Mrs. Schiller

      Gym

      Art

      Spanish

      Music

      Home & Careers & Technology

      Grade 8 Math and Science

      Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. Kyser Mrs. Bauer

      Best regards,

      School 81 Administration Team

       

       

      School 81 Virtual Open House 

      Please Ctrl+click on the highlighted “blue” name of your teacher during the scheduled time to connect virtually through Microsoft Teams.   

       

      Time 4 to 4:25 

       Grade Level  

      Teachers in the meeting & Hyperlink 

        

      Pre-K  

      Mrs. Pliszka & Ms. Marek 

        

      Pre-K  

      Mrs. Brauer & Mrs. Evert 

        

      Grade 5 TEAM 

      Mrs. Benintende, Miss Costanzo, Mrs. Day & Mrs. Goodwin 

        

      Grade 6 TEAM 

      Mrs. Koscielski, Mrs. Dmoch, Mrs. Golding & Mrs. Williams 

        

      Grade 7  ELA, Social Studies 

      Mrs. Ward & Mr. McKenzie 

        

      Grade 7  ELA and AIS 

      Mrs. Bukowski & Mrs. Orengo 

        

       

       

        

        

        

      4:30 to 4:55 

      Kindergarten 

      Mrs. Certo & Mrs. Goodwin 

        

      Kindergarten  

      Mr. DeSantis & Mrs. Sutter 

        

      3rd Grade 

      Mrs. McAuley & Mrs. White 

        

      3rd Grade  

      Mrs. Amato & Mrs. McCabe 

        

      3rd Grade  

      Ms. McCabe 

        

      3rd Grade  

      Mrs. Wilcynski. 

        

      4th Grade 

      Mrs. Joseph & Ms. McCool 

        

      4th Grade  

      Mrs. Olszewski & Mrs. Williams 

        

      4th Grade  

      Mrs. Gardon 

        

      Grade 7 Math/ Science 

      Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser, Mrs. Colca 

        

      NYSAA Grade 6 to 8 

      Mrs. Burgstahler 

        

        

        

      5:00 to 5:25 

      1st Grade 

      Mrs. Reedy & Mrs. Mendola  

        

      1st Grade  

      Mrs. Comerford & Mrs. Palumbo 

        

      1st Grade  

      Mrs. Klauk-Kneeland 

        

      2nd Grade 

      Mrs. Herring & Ms. Hand 

        

      2nd Grade  

      Mrs. Amico & Mrs. Maurer 

        

      Grade 8 ELA, Social Studies 

      Mrs. Ward, Mr. McKenzie & Mrs. Bauer 

        

      Grade 8  

      Mrs. Peterson   

       4:30-6:00 

        

      Grade 7 Social Studies 

      Mr. Connors, Mrs. Pope Colca .2 Social Studies 

      5:30 to 6:00 

       

       

        

      Library & ENL  

      Mrs. Carl & Mr. Delletrazz 

        

      Student Support Team 

      Mr s. Kell, Dr. Rowland, Mrs. LaMendola 

        

      PE/Health 

      Mr. Piwko, Mr. Mucitelli, Mrs. Burr 

        

      Speech 

      Mrs. Campbell-Cook   

       

      Speech 

      Mrs. Schiller  

        

      Art  

      Mrs. Cardinal & Mrs. Hudson 

        

      Spanish & Music 

      Mrs. Ramos & Mrs. Casilio  

        

      Home and Careers/ Technology 

      Mrs. Z & Mr. Meyer 

        

      Music  

      Mr. Yanoski (.5) & Mr. Lyon (Instrumental) 

        

      Grade 8 Math / Science 

      Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kyser and Mrs. Bauer  

       

       

      November 6th, 2020 

      Please see below some important November dates.

       

       11 – Veterans Day  …  No School - Students please use this day to get caught up with your class assignments.  

      13 - Report Card Grades (#1) Close

      17th - Open House - 4:00 to 6:00 -  Virtual - Information will be sent out via robo call and email on how to connect with teachers through Microsoft Teams.  Students and Parents are encouraged to join virtually.  

      18 – SBMT Meeting @ 4:00pm to 4:45pm Virtual 

      23 - School 81 report cards sent home for parent signatures

      26 & 27 – Thanksgiving Recess – No School

       

       

      October 19th, 2020 

       

      Good Morning Parents/ Guardians of School 81,

      Please see the below schedule for a 2nd pick up of instructional materials.  Items will include instructional packets for younger learners, math workbooks for older students as well as a copy of 1st quarter progress reports.

       

      All pick up times are 11 to 1 during lunch distribution.

      Friday, Oct. 23rd – 3rd & 4th Grade

       

      Monday, Oct. 26th – Pre-K (Pre-K Window pick up) / Kindergarten / Mrs. Amico/ Maurer 

      Wednesday, Oct. 28th – 1st Grade / Kindergarten  

      Friday, October 30th – 1st Grade /  2nd Grade or Pre-K to 4 that may still need to pick up items.  

        

      Monday, Nov. 2nd   -   5th & 6th Grade

      Wednesday, Nov. 4th - 7th & 8th Grade

      Friday, Nov. 6th -  Remaining 5 to 8

       

       See the District Link for Online Resources for Parents/ Families Online Resources for Parents and Families

       

      See the District Link for Student Shortcuts to Schoology Student Shortcuts

       

       

      On Wednesday, October 21st at 4PM to 4:40 School 81 administration will hold an informational zoom meeting for parents interested in Parent Teacher Organization, roles of parents within the district and share positives and challenges of online learning.

       Topic: PS81 SBMT Meeting

      Time: Oct 21, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting

      https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74408894317?pwd=RmtRQW80ZWFKM1JnZkdPNlFTbm9kQT09

      Meeting ID: 744 0889 4317

      Passcode: SBMT

       

      On Tuesday, October 27th 4PM to 5PM – School 81 administration will hold an open parent meeting to discuss the following items:

      • PTO Nomination for those interested in the offices of PTO President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer for 20-21 school year.
      • Reopening/ In person learning discussion related to School 81
      • Title I Information – Presentation by Mrs. Orengo and Mrs. Blake

       

      Please use the below link Tuesday, October 27th 4 to 5PM.  This is a Microsoft Teams Meeting.

      https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDcyNjRmNTgtN2Y5ZS00YWQxLTk5ZTQtYzdlZjZjOWNmYmFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228d5b0db7-37c0-46c7-9944-0d490222371f%22%7d

       

      Thank you,

      School 81

       

      October 1st, 2020

       

      Dear Parents/ Guardians,

      We would like to thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility in this challenging school year of remote learning.  It has been great to see so many of you at our lunch distribution days M, W, F 11AM to 1PM.  October is always a great time for schools and we want to remind you of the following dates that even if we apart, students can still show their 81 school spirit. 

       

      October is National Bullying Prevention Month where we bring an increased awareness to the prevention of bullying.  Our students annually participate in the below:

       

      Students, would you like to be on the School 81 website?  Here is how: 

      • Students, show your 81 Spirit on any of the following days you choose.
      • Email us your photo along with the media release attached/ signed by a parent Media Release into your classroom teacher or Ms. Cobbs, Mr. Shepherd, Mr. Klaich.   

       

      Friday, October 2nd – Wear your red, white and blue in support of the Buffalo Bills

      Monday, October 5thBlue Shirt Day or Dress for Success

      Tuesday, October 13th – Career Day – Dress as your future profession.

      Wednesday, October 21st – Wear Orange to Celebrate Unity

      Friday, Oct. 23 to 30 – Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week

      Friday, Oct. 30th – Harvest Day/ Halloween Costume

       

       

      Finally, continue to check our School 81 website for updates.  The School 81 homepage under Our School and Quick Links has important information such as contact emails to School 81 staff.

                 

       

      Sincerely,

      Mr. Klaich                                           Ms. Cobbs                                           Mr. Shepherd

      Principal                                              Asst. Principal                                     Asst. Principal

       

       

       

      School 81 Lunch Distribution Days – Scheduled pick up of items

      September - MWF - 11AM until 1PM

       

      Pick up of items will occur at the main office door.

       

      Monday

      Wednesday

      Friday

       

      Labor Day – No School

                   9th 

      Pre-K , K and 1 – Instructional packets

      Previous year materials

       

       

                  11th 

      Pre-K,  K and 1 – Instructional packets

      Previous year materials

       

       

              14th 

       2nd & 3rd grade pick up of materials. 

                  16th 

       5th & 6th grade pick up of materials.

       

       

       

       

                    18th 

       4th grade pick up of materials.

       

      7/8th grade pick up of materials.

       

       

                21st

       7/8th grade pick up of materials.

       

                    23rd

       Pre-K to 8 – remaining students.

       

       

       

                   25th

       Pre-K to 8 – remaining students.

       
       
      August 26th, 2020
       

      Dear Parents/ Guardians of School 81,

       

      We hope this letter finds you and your family well. 

      As you know Buffalo Public Schools is opening the school year fully remote.  In our two virtual meetings on August 21st we reviewed some of the following information on how school will open online this year.

      During the week of September 1st to 4th your child’s homeroom teacher will be contacting you to review the following items.

      • The homeroom teacher will ask you a series of questions regarding best contact information, wifi access, device at home needs etc.
      • What the schedule looks like for September 8th, the first day of online learning and how to log on to Microsoft Teams.

      Other Scheduling Info:

      • The homeroom teacher is your first point of contact for online learning.
      • Schedules for grades 5 to 8 will be available through a robo email/ and posted to our School 81 website.
      • If you use Parent Portal, schedule and roster information can be found when you log in.

       

      Please be aware of the following additional information. 

      School 81 will begin lunch distribution on Wednesday, September 9th between 11am until 1pm.

      • Parents/ Students that were unable to pick up supplies left in the classroom last year can pick up items on this day.
      • Graduated 8th grade students or other students that ordered a yearbook last year may pick one up.
      • Current Grade 5 to 8 Students can pick up a student agenda that can help with organization.
      • School folders and instructional packets for younger students will also be available for students.  
      • Further instructional supplies like textbooks/ workbooks will be scheduled for future pickup days.

       

      Thank you,

      Mr. Klaich

      Ms. Cobbs

      Mr. Shepherd

       
       
      August 26th, 2020
       
       
      Dear Parents/ Guardians of Grades 5 to 8 Students,
       
       
      The below are student schedules for Homerooms for Grades 5 to 8 that you can reference for your child.  Buffalo Public Schools follows a 6 day - Letter Day A to F.  Your teacher will also be communicating with you on the times they will be available for live instruciton and office hours during online learning.  The homeroom teacher is your first point of contact for school related questions and also daily attendance.  
       
       
       
       

      7th Grade - 321

       

      8th Grade - 300

      8th Grade - 303

      8th Grade - 305

       

      Letter Day Calendar for 2020-21 Letter Day Calendar

       

      Thanks,

      School 81

       

      August 17th, 2020

       

      Dear Pre-K Parents/ Guardians,

       

      September is soon approaching and with it comes the beginning of your child’s school year in Pre-K at School 81.  Children who have been accepted for Pre-K have been sent acceptance letters from the Student Placement Office.

       

      Due to the circumstances, as students are assigned to teacher classrooms, your child’s Pre-K teacher will be calling you by September 2nd to gather pertinent information about your child. Your child’s teacher will then follow up with information explaining everything you need to know for your child to have a successful year in Pre-K.

       

      More information will be forthcoming from the district, please continue to check the BPS webpage regarding virtual public forums as well as reopening plan information. We look forward to meeting all of you and to an exciting, safe and successful school year.

       

      Please find enclosed a school supply list for a typical school year in Pre-K.  We ask that you do wait until the district announces a re-opening plan before purchasing.  We also realize it may be difficult to find or secure all items on the list, please do your best and do not spend extended time in stores searching for items during this time; your health and safety are a top priority.   

       

      Thank you for choosing School 81.

       

      Mrs. Pliszka

      Miss Brauer

      Mrs. Evert

      Mrs. Kyle

      Pre-K Teachers

      School 81 admin

       

       

       

       June 17th, 2020

       

       

      Dear 8th Grade Graduates of School 81,

       

       

      The 2019-2020 school year has truly been unprecedented as across the country school closures began in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus and did not allow for school communities to properly say their goodbyes, congratulate students in person or hold end of year celebrations. 

       

      One thing is certain however, everyone will remember the Class of 2020. Please know while we cannot be together; we are so proud of you.  We are currently living through a very unique time not only in U.S. History; but World History with the Covid-19 pandemic & nation/ world-wide protests for equal justice.  While this is certainly a valley; a tumultuous time in our history, our hope is that we can overcome this adversity and reach that mountain top together, creating a more just and equal world for all. 

       

      We will know that we are past this difficult time when you come back and visit us at School 81 and share all of the great things you are doing in high school.  We hope you will come back and share your educational and life pursuits with us.  We know you will go on and make us proud at School 81 as you are part of a great tradition of academic excellence at Buffalo Public School 81. 

       

      We congratulate you on reaching this milestone in your life and more importantly the hard work, determination and focus that led to this achievement.  The 8th grade graduation truly marks the end of your time as an elementary student; we know you are ready. 

       

      Part of our speech annually is the following: “The adversity and challenges in our lives; you cannot allow them to become roadblocks, you must work through them and overcome them.”  We do not think this can be more true under our current circumstances. What encourages us is the great resolve, sacrifice and enthusiasm of our 8th grade graduates that will take this time in our lives to find their way to be productive citizens and contribute to our communities, now and in the years ahead. 

       

      Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2020!

       

      Sincerely,

      Nicholas Klaich                                  Denise Cobbs                                      Ryan Shepherd

       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

      April 22nd, 2020

       

      Dear Parents/ Guardians,

       

      Thank you to all that came to School 81 yesterday and today to pick up Ipads/ Laptops and instructional materials for your child.  We greatly appreciate your patience on Tuesday as you could see it took quite a while to process all of the laptops accordingly for the number of families that came to the school. 

      If you were unable to come please see below some of the instructional packets that were available by grade level.  The packets provide a wide variety of learning tasks that should help your child during this time of school closure.  Continue to reach out to your classroom teacher via email, schoology and other online platforms.  If you were unable to pick up an ipad/ laptop on 4/21 or 4/22 the district will make future arrangements for another opportuntiy to pick up a device in the near future at a location to be determined.

       

      Pre K Pre K instructional materials

      K instructional packet

      1st Grade Grade 1 instructional packet

      2nd Grade Grade 2 instructional packet

      3rd Grade Grade 3 instructional packet

      4th Grade Grade 4 packet

      4th Grade part 2 Grade 4 part 2

      5th Grade Grade 5 instructional packet

      6th Grade Grade 6 instructional packet

      7th Grade Grade 7 instructional packet

      8th Grade Grade 8 instructional packet

       

       

      Thanks again and be safe.

       

      Mr. Klaich

      Ms. Cobbs

      Mr. Shepherd

       

       

       

      March 17th, 2020 

      As you know, this is an unusual time that Buffalo, the country and the world are facing with the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.  Please be aware that there are several instructional materials available on the BPS website and School 81 website during this extended closure until April 20th.  Our students have access to the following websites and instructional materials. 

       

      Grades 2 to 4 - Reflex Math at  https://www.reflexmath.com/

      Grade K to 8 students - Myon - online Library of books - see the link on School 81 page for directions to log into MYON through BPS clever app. Clever App 

      Grade 1 to 8 students - Mobymax - Math skills - is also available through BPS clever app.

      Various grades- Prodigy - Math skills - Prodigy 

      Grades 1 to 8 students - Lexia - ELA skills - is also available through the BPS clever app.

       Scholastic  - See the link to scholastic for online books and activities for grades 1 to 6.   www.scholastic.com/learnathome  

       

       

      Please see the link for Parent Resources under our "Quick Links" on the right side of our webpage.  There are several links to common core ELA and Math support and Khan Academy on how best to support your child during this extended closure.  Please also see the first file under "Releated Files" for Parent & Family Resources specific to COVID-19.  Parent and Family Resources COVID-19.  There is also a suggested daily schedule posted.  Daily at home schedule

       

      We certainly look forward to the time when our students and parents can return to School 81 under more normal circumstances.  Until then please follow Erie County Health Dept. & CDC guidelines during this time, social distancing and good hygiene are best during this time.

       

       

      Sincerely,

       

      Mr. Nicholas Klaich

      Ms. Denise Cobbs

      Mr. Ryan Shepherd

       

                                                                                                                              

       

                                                                School 81 -  A School In Good Standing - Pre-K to Grade 8 - 9:00AM to 3:30PM

       

      We would like to thank our School 81 community for another great school year.  Parents/ Guardians thank you for your ongoing support of School 81 and entrusting us with your child's education.  Students thank you for your hard work and focus throughout the school year.  Teachers and school staff thank you for your dedication to the students of School 81.  We hope all have a safe and happy summer with your families.   

       

      As we look ahead to the 2019-20 school year, there is much to be excited and proud of at School 81.

       

      • School 81 increased 16 spots in Buffalo Business First Rankings for Middle Schools and 9 spots for Elementary Schools.  This ranking is based on our NYS assessment scores in 2017-18 and the past 4 years.  

       

      • School 81 Elementary and Middle school continues to be a top 10 performer among Buffalo public, charter and private schools in the City of Buffalo according to Buffalo Business First Rankings.  

        

      • This school year all students in grades 3 to 8 will have access to a laptop/ IPad during the school day.

       

      • Students in Pre-K to 2 will have IPad learning centers within the classroom.

       

      • Our 6th grade students are entering their 3rd year in Global Scholars Program. Last year,  students had the opportunity to skype with classrooms in France and South Korea during the school year.  

       

      • Our green space in the back of our school building was fully utilized this Spring/ Summer for our annual Field Day and outdoor play/ recess.
       
      Educational Program Highlights
      Ipads learning centers in Pre-K to 2 
      1 to 1 Ipads for grades 3 to 8
      Global Scholars in Grade 6
      National Junior Honor Society
      Boys & Girls Basketball 
      Track & Cross Country
      Technology Club
      PBIS School - Roar Tickets
      Flag Football Club
      Girl Scouts
      STAR Math K to 4
      Myon - Online Library of Books
      Lexia - ELA skill building
      Reflex Math grades 2 to 4
      Magic Penny in Kindergarten
      Vocal and Instrumental Music
      School 81 writing initiative
      YMCA partner for after school program
      Student Support Team
       
       

       

      Principal - Mr. Klaich

      Assistant Principal - Grades Pre-K to 4 - Ms. Cobbs

      Assistant Principal - Grades 5 to 8 - Mr. Shepherd

      Phone - 816-4060

      140 Tacoma Ave. 

      Buffalo, N.Y. 14216

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