A Message from our New Superintendent
Bloomsburg Families and School Community Members,
It is with pleasure and great enthusiasm that I assume the role of Superintendent of the Bloomsburg Area School District. Bloomsburg is an incredible district with a committed team of teachers and staff serving our students and the community at large. I look forward to partnering with all of you on this educational journey.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my family. First and foremost, I am a husband and father. My wife is a veteran educator in a neighboring district. We have been blessed with three children. Blane, our oldest, is in his first year at the United States Military Academy. Our twelve-year-old twin sons, Bryce and Brayden, are full of energy and surprises. My experiences in both of these roles have helped shape me into the educational leader that I am today.
My mission as your Superintendent is also my passion and the main reason that I do what I do. It is my goal to cultivate a learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging while supporting intellectual, emotional, and academic growth. It is critical to every student's success that they graduate from high school with the habits and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their dreams.
I am committed to continuing to nurture a positive working and learning environment that will maintain our excellence and drive us toward continuous improvement. Together, we can do amazing things.
With great pride,
Jonathan J. Cleaver
Calling all Little Panthers, Class of 2035! You are invited to register for the 2022-2023 school year. To be eligible for admittance to kindergarten in the Bloomsburg Area School District, a child must be five years of age before September 1, 2022.
Registration for all children will be for the school in the attendance area in which they reside. Those living in the Town of Bloomsburg and Wonderview attend Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary School; Hemlock and Montour Townships attend W. W. Evans Elementary School; and Beaver and Main Townships attend Beaver-Main Elementary School. Call or visit the Central Office to receive registration packets, or visit our website to download.
Central Office: Taylor Welliver: 570-784-9100
Central Office Address: 1100 Railroad Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
To complete the process, parents or legal guardians must submit a copy of their child’s birth certificate or other acceptable proof of child’s date of birth, immunization record, and proof of residency to their appointment. Parents or legal guardians must submit ONE of the following documents as proof of residency: Real estate tax bill, signed lease, or mortgage document or payment book/coupon; OR TWO of the following documents: Gas/electric bill, voter registration card, phone bill (landline only), food stamp card, vehicle registration, bank statement, homeowner/rental insurance, water bill, cable bill, public aid/Medicaid card, credit card statement, paycheck stub, or driver’s license/state identification card.
Appointments for kindergarten screenings can be made through their school of residence.
Beaver-Main Elementary School – (570-784-0309), Thursday, May 26, 2022
Memorial Elementary School – (570-784-7885), Tuesdays, May 17 and May 24, 2022
W.W. Evans Elementary School – (570 784-3167), Thursday, May 19, 2022
Health and Safety Plan Revision
On February 7, 2022, the Bloomsburg Area School Board of Directors voted on and passed changes to our District’s Health and Safety Plan. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday February 9, 2022, the Bloomsburg Area School District will institute two significant changes:
- Masks are recommended, but optional, for all students, staff, and visitors to the buildings.
- The District will only conduct contact tracing and quarantining for either symptomatic students or non-vaccinated students who share residence, either part- or full-time, with another student who has tested positive for COVID-19 from whom they cannot separate.
It is important to note that school personnel, including staff, faculty and administration, will not be responsible for monitoring any students’ wearing of masks beginning tomorrow. In addition, Federal guidelines still require universal masking on our school buses.
With these changes, the District is reserving the right to temporarily require masks, for a period of five days, within buildings if there is evidence that transmission is occurring in the normal school environment. The District will continue to monitor the number and percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in each building and will initiate an inquiry to determine if in-school transmissions are apparent if any particular building reaches a 5% rate of positive cases amongst the entire building population.
In an effort to provide clarity, an outline of this decision-making process is provided:
- Percentage of positive cases in a particular building reaches 5%
- District Administration, in conjunction with District Health Care Professionals, begins the inquiry of whether or not there is evidence of in-school based transmission
- If there is evidence of in-school based transmission, decision is made to temporarily mask for 5 days
- Communication will be delivered, via One Call and website, to inform school population of temporary masking plan with effective dates and expectations
Thank you for your cooperation and resilience throughout what has been a very challenging time in education.
To view the district's revised health and safety plan in its entirety, please click HERE.
To view the quarantine and isolation table, please click HERE.
PA DOH Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines
The following information is from the PA DOH Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines, the link can be found below.
Recommendation for Individuals Who Test Positive for COVID-19
Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must:
• Isolate at home for 5 days. As much as possible,
o Stay in a specific room away from other people and pets in the home.
o Use a separate bathroom.
o Wear a mask around other people in the home.
If the person with COVID-19 either has no symptoms or has resolved or improving symptoms (including
fever) after Day 5 of isolation, the person with COVID-19 may leave their house provided they wear a
well-fitting mask when around other people.
All persons who test positive for COVID-19 are recommended to wear a mask while around other people
during Days 6 through 10. Day 0 is defined as either the date of symptom onset, or the date the test
specimen was collected if the patient is asymptomatic. If someone develops symptoms consistent with
COVID-19, testing is recommended regardless of vaccination or prior infection status.
Individuals Who Do NOT Need to Quarantine After Exposure to COVID-19
The following groups of individuals do NOT need to quarantine after being exposed (i.e., close contact*)
to someone with COVID-19:
• People who have received a booster vaccination and more than 2 weeks have passed;
• People who have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6
months and thus are not yet eligible for the booster vaccination;
• People who have completed the primary series of the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months;
Individuals who can be categorized into these groups do not need to quarantine at home; however, they
do need to wear a mask around others for 10 days. Additionally, these individuals should be tested on
Day 5 after exposure, if possible. If this test is positive, the individual should follow the recommendations
above for individuals who test positive.
The mission of the Bloomsburg Area School District is to prepare its students to become contributing, responsible citizens and life-long learners with the ability to adapt and to succeed in a competitive world.