Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner
Annette Castiglione

Dear Bellmawr Learning Community Member, 

     Thank you for your cooperation during the inclement weather we had last week. Making the decision to close the schools or call for a delayed opening is done in consultation with the Bellmawr Public Works department, our top notch custodial staff and other school district officials. During last week’s storm I visited our schools and drove through Bellmawr prior to calling for a delay instead of a snow day. I recognize that it was extremely cold and windy but I felt confident our schools were safe and ready to accept students. Thank you for understanding that, whether we are in school during the cold winter months or the sweltering days of June, we do our level best to ensure our students safety. 

      It has been brought to my attention that some of you did not receive messages about the snow day and the delayed opening of last week.  I do apologize for that. I notify the following news stations: ABC, NBC, KYW and all the district social media sites. Our school closing number is 564In the future I will also issue phone messages. Because of the recent snow day please be advised that there are two changes to the 17-18 district calendar.  

  • Due to the snow day we had on January 4, 2018 the last day of school will be June 21, 2018. It is likely we will have another snow day. I will issue the change to the calendar as they occur and will send you notification of the same. 

  • It is also important to remember, that should we have additional closures due to inclement weather we may have to utilize other previously scheduled holidays, like spring break, professional development days and /or Presidents day. 

  • The professional development day originally scheduled for February 16, 2018 has been changed to February 15, 2018. This means that students will NOT come to school on THURSDAY, February 15, 2018, instead all schools will be OPEN on Friday, February 16, 2018. We have noted this on all district and school calendars please mark your schedules to reflect this change. 

  • CARE services will be offered beginning at 9:00 am. on the days we have a two hour delay Unless otherwise notified morning activities prior to the opening of school will not take place. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions. 

Thank you, 

Annette Castiglione