Northern Bedford County School District

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  •  Thought for the day –

    "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." ~ Henry David Thoreau


  • Congratulations Class of 2020!

    Please click HERE to view your virtual graduation.

  • NBC Covid-19 Emergency Meals for Children

    We are proud to support families and the community by providing free meals for children each Tuesday starting in June.  Weekly meals will be available for any child age 18 and younger and will have enough food for breakfast and lunch for 5 days. 

    Pickups will be on Tuesdays only from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  at the NBC High School Cafeteria doors.

    Please go to and complete your census to help ensure our schools will receive the federal funding we deserve for free and reduced-price school lunches, special education, Head Start, after-school programs, classroom technology, mother and child health programs and more.
    Be sure to count everyone in your house or apartment!  This includes babies & infants, too!
    Todd Beatty

    Upon approval from the USDA, families that are or apply/approved for free and reduced lunches will be given $5.70 per child through May 28, 2020.  Students approved for free/reduced lunch will continue to be approved for 30 days into the 20-21 school year.  You would need to re-apply within the 30 days of the start of the new school year.  Again, approval by the USDA must be obtained by the state.  5/1/2020

     Click here to determine if your child(ren) qualify for free or reduced price meals at Northern Bedford County School District.  You will be prompted to register into the website before you begin the application process. 




    Continuity of Education Plan 2020



    Elementary School Online Learning




    This is just a friendly reminder that our online schooling will not occur on Friday April 10 in observance of Good Friday, but will resume again on Monday April 13 in accordance with the school calendar. 

    I am also sure you have heard the Governor has closed school buildings for the remainder of the school year.  We will provide information for returning of books and retrieving of personal items and to share other information as appropriate.

    Thank you

    Todd Beatty




    With such a mild winter, who was thinking about snow make up days being used over Easter.  But not to be!  Here came the Coronavirus requiring us to utilize our two remaining make up days for education.  Friday, April 10, 2020 will be our only day off for the Easter Holiday.

    Thank you

    Todd Beatty



    Resources for talking to your children about COVID-19 can be found at this link (Talking to Your Children About COVID-19) or by emailing your child's school counselor.

    Elementary School:

    Mr. Elias,


    Middle and High School: 

    Mrs. Swanseen,

    Mrs. Crawford,


    April 1, 2020

    Governor Wolf announced a stay at home order for all of Pennsylvania today.  NBC's food service program is exempt from this order and will continue to provide pickup meals to children ages 18 and under on Mondays and Thursdays at the school.



    March 30, 2020

    On Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Wolf announced the closure of schools indefinitely.  NBC will continue with the Continuity of Education plan that has been posted on the website along with meals on Mondays and Thursdays.




    Update 3-30-2020 to the


    The Federal government waived the requirement for children to be in the vehicle when picking up meals.  A parent/guardian is now allowed to pick up the meals for all children ages 18 and under in their family.  This waiver remains in effect until June 30, 2020 or until expiration of the federally declared public health emergency, whichever is earlier.



    March 27, 2020

    Dear Parents and Community,

    The Governor recently extended the school closing through April 6, 2020 with teachers coming back on April 7, 2020. Since April 10, 2020 is Good Friday, Northern Bedford will plan for students to return to school on Monday, April 13, 2020.

    The district has been busy finalizing plans based upon information coming from Pennsylvania Department of Education and our politicians. Teachers will utilize Monday and Tuesday (March 30 and 31, 2020) to prepare for student enrichment and review activities. On Wednesday, April 1, all teachers will officially begin providing educational lessons to students and parents on a weekly basis. Teachers will be available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to answer student and parent questions via district email. There will be a OneCall from your child’s principal reminding students to begin checking their school email, Canvas, or elementary website prior to Wednesday.

    The activities will be provided to students digitally. If you don’t have internet access at home to utilize these digital resources, the district will provide paper resources upon request. Please contact your child’s respective school office (814-766-2221) to make this request.

    We will officially conclude the third marking period as of the last day students were in school (March 12). Report cards will be distributed April 13, 2020 for the third marking period.

    On a different note, NBC personnel served a total of 363 lunches and 363 breakfasts on Thursday. This operation is available on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and provides breakfast and lunch for three days for all students free of charge. This will continue during the school closure.

    Thank you,
    Todd Beatty



    Please see the link below for frequently asked questions provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). 

     PDE Frequently Asked Questions


    March 23, 2020

    The Department of Education (PDE) announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts.  The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.




    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Schools closed due the coronavirus are able to provide free meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.  These meals are available to any child age 18 or younger.

    While schools are not in session, the Northern Bedford County School District invites families and caregivers to pick up meals for the children beginning on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  A breakfast and lunch will be provided for 3 days on a first come, first serve basis.  We will serve three days’ worth of meals each Monday and Thursday. 

     Children must be present in order for meals to be provided.  Please stay in your car, and meals will be passed through based on the number of children in the car. When entering the district please turn right into the north parking lot and loop around to the left pulling up parallel to the curb stopping at the corner where the cafeteria doors are located.  If vehicles are in front of you, please pull behind forming a line.  Once you receive your food, proceed toward the exit as you normally would.

     Pick up is available Monday and Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm at:


    NBC Middle/High School (Cafeteria entrance)

    152 NBC Drive

    Loysburg, PA 16659


    Lunch will include a sandwich, fresh vegetable, fruit, and milk.  Cereal, muffin/bread, are some of the items that will be provided for breakfast.  Breakfast will also include fruit, juice and milk.  Cold items should be stored in the refrigerator.  Please discard leftovers after 3 days.

    We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of coronavirus by not congregating at the pick-up site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash your hands often, use a tissue when sneezing or coughing, and stay at home if you are sick.

    Please contact the Northern Bedford County SD Food Service Office at 814-766-4714 or with any questions about the meal service or to make any necessary medical meal accommodations.

     Jennie Miller

    Northern Bedford County School District

    Food Service Director


    March 19, 2020 Updates 


    March 12, 2020 School Closure and Information



    One of the most effective practices to minimize the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is social distancing.  Social distancing is the conscious effort to reduce close contact between people.  We ask all residents of our district to take the threat of Covid-19 seriously and implement the concept of social distancing.  At this time, we ask all residents to refrain from using the common areas on our campus such as Panther Paradise, basketball courts, and athletic facilities.  Your cooperation will greatly reduce the impact Covid-19 has on our community and surrounding areas. 


    OAC Meeting Canceled

    The OAC/LAC meeting has been canceled.  We will reschedule the meeting at a later date to be determined.

  • Advertisement for Bids

    Northern Bedford County Board of School Directors solicits bids or  quotations for the following items for the 2020/2021 school term: copy paper, maintenance and food service supplies.  Details and specifications are available from the Business Office, Northern Bedford County School District, 152 NBC Drive, Loysburg, PA 16659-9549.



     2020 Census Collection by the U.S. Census Bureau

    Please refer to the link below for more information regarding the 2020 census.

    2020 Census Information 

    Census Participation Update 3-24-20




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    Internet Survey


    The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), on behalf of the eight counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset, and Westmoreland is coordinating a Broadband Survey to assess your current broadband service and needs.

     The results will help the region determine where the need is greatest and help guide us on how to ensure that all citizens and businesses have affordable and adequate access to broadband services.

     Your participation in this survey is extremely important, as it will help support grant applications that can fund improved broadband.

     We are asking if you could share the survey link below with your staff members, families and students so we can get the best possible results for our region. If you are also able to share this information on your website or with your parents or students in any other way, we would greatly appreciate it.

     The survey can be taken online in less than 5 minutes at:

    For Your Home

    For Your Business

     For questions or more information, contact: or Stacy LoCastro at (814) 949-6510.




    Free application Click here to determine if your child(ren) qualify for free or reduced price meals at Northern Bedford County School District.  You will be prompted to register into the website before you begin the application process.



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  • January 2020 News Bulletin
    The January 2020 issue of the District News Bulletin is now available for the NBC community to view.  Click on the link below to view the complete document:  January 2020 News Bulletin  

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