Engaging families and the community as vital partners in the education process is one of BPS101’s important Strategic Goals. To be successful partners in achievement, two-way communication is imperative. At BPS101, we actively utilize social media and send out twice-monthly email newsletters to keep you informed about important topics and events across the District. We welcome feedback and invite you to attend public Board Meetings to also help you stay informed.

Social Media

The District and schools have official Twitter and/or Facebook accounts to help you connect in the moment about school news and events. We encourage you to follow the BPS social media channels listed below and review our Social Media Commenting Guidelines.


@BPS101 District
@BPS101Pride Students, Staff, and Alumni
@BPS_Supt Superintendent Lisa Hichens
@BPSteachnlearn Curriculum & Instruction Dept.
@BPS101TechDept Technology Dept.
@BataviaHS Batavia High School
@BHSCounseling BHS Counseling Dept.
@RotoloMS Rotolo Middle School
@RotoloLMC Rotolo Middle School LMC
@JBNelson101 J. B. Nelson School
@JBNresource J.B. Nelson LRC
@GraceMcWayne Grace McWayne School
@HCStormSchoo1 H. C. Storm School
@HWS_BPS101  Hoover-Wood School
@LWS_Principal Louise White School
@ECofBPS101 Early Childhood Center
@AGSschool101 Alice Gustafson School
@jcdsps John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School

Facebook District Batavia High School Rotolo Middle School H.C. Storm School Alice Gustafson School Early Childhood Center J.B. Nelson LRC J.B. Nelson Art Room

Instagram District Rotolo Middle School Batavia High School

Backpack Mail

Backpack Mail is a paperless means of distributing flyers that your student would normally bring home in their backpacks. Parents of students in kindergarten through high school will automatically receive Backpack Mail via the twice-monthly District E-News brief. (Click on the “Backpack Mail” link.)

District E-News

On the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year, BPS101 sends out District E-News, which is an electronic newsletter designed to brief you on BPS101 events, news, and student/staff/alumni achievements. Each newsletter also includes a link to Backpack Mail. For community members who don’t have students in the District, but would like to receive District E-News, sign up at (Scroll down to bottom right of page to see “Newsletter Sign Up” field.)



District E-News: August 8, 2019
District E-News: May 23, 2019
District E-News: May 9, 2019
District E-News: April 25, 2019
District E-News: April 11, 2019
District E-News: March 20, 2019
District E-News:  March 7, 2019
District E-News: Feb. 21, 2019
District E-News: Feb. 7, 2019
District E-News: Jan. 24, 2019
District E-News: Jan. 10, 2019
District E-News: Dec. 20, 2018
District E-News: Dec. 6, 2018
District E-News: Nov.  15, 2018
District E-News: Nov. 1, 2018
District E-News: Oct. 18, 2018
District E-News: Oct. 4, 2018
District E-News: Sept. 20, 2018
District E-News: Sept. 6, 2018
District E-News: August 16, 2018
District E-News: August 2, 2018
District E-News: May 31, 2018
District E-New: May 18, 2018
District E-News: May 3, 2018
District E-News: April 19, 2018
District E-News: April 5, 2018
District E-News: March 22, 2018
District E-News: March 7, 2018
District E-News: Feb. 22, 2018
District E-News: Feb. 8, 2018
District E-News: Jan. 25, 2018
District E-News: Jan. 11, 2018
District E-News: Dec. 21, 2017
District E-News: Dec. 7, 2017
District E-News: Nov. 16, 2017
District E-News: Nov. 2, 2017
District E-News: Oct. 19, 2017
District E-News: Oct. 3, 2017
District E-News: Sept. 21, 2017
District E-News: Sept. 7, 2017
District E-News: August 17, 2017
District E-News: August 3, 2017
District E-News: June 2, 2017
District E-News: May 18, 2017
District E-News: May 4, 2017
District E-News: April 20, 2017
District E-News: April 6, 2017
District E-News: March 16, 2017
District E-News: March 1, 2017
District E-News: Feb. 16, 2017
District E-News: Feb. 2, 2017
District E-News: Jan. 19, 2017
District E-News: Jan. 5, 2017
District E-News: Dec. 20, 2016
District E-News: Dec. 8, 2016
District E-News: Nov. 17, 2016
District E-News: Nov. 2, 2016
District E-News: Oct. 20, 2016
District E-News: Oct. 6, 2016
District E-News: Sept. 22, 2016
District E-News: Sept. 6, 2016
District E-News: August 18, 2016
District E-News: August 1, 2016
District E-News: May 19, 2016
District E-News: May 5, 2016
District E-News: April 21, 2016
District E-News: April 7, 2016
District E-News: March 17, 2016
District E-News: March 3, 2016
District E-News: Feb. 18, 2016
District E-News: Feb. 4, 2016
District E-News: Jan. 21, 2016
District E-News: Jan. 7, 2016

Board Highlights

A brief recap of Board of Education Meetings.


Board Highlights: July 23, 2019
Board Highlights: May 21, 2019
Board Highlights: April 23, 2019
Board Highlights: March 19, 2019
Board Highlights: Feb. 19, 2019
Board Highlights: Jan.  15, 2019
Board Highlights: Dec. 18, 2018
Board Highlights: Nov. 13, 2018
Board Highlights: Oct. 16, 2018
Board Highlights: Oct. 2, 2018
Board Highlights: Sept. 18, 2018
Board Highlights: August 21, 2018
Board Highlights: July 17, 2018
Board Highlights: June 19, 2018
Board Highlights: May 15, 2018
Board Highlights: May 1, 2018
Board Highlights: April 17, 2018
Board Highlights: March 20, 2018
Board Highlights: Feb. 20, 2018
Board Highlights: Jan. 23, 2018
Board Highlights: Dec. 19, 2017
Board Highlights: Nov. 21, 2017
Board Highlights: Oct. 17, 2017
Board Highlights: Sept. 19, 2017
Mobile Board Highlights: Sept. 13, 2017
Board Highlights: Aug. 22, 2017
Board Highlights: July 18, 2017
Board Highlights: June 20, 2017
Board Highlights: May 23, 2017
Board Highlights: May 2, 2017
Board Highlights: April 18, 2017
Board Highlights: March 21, 2017
Board Highlights: February 21, 2017
Board Highlights: February 7, 2017
Board Highlights: January 10, 2017
Board Highlights: December 20, 2016
Board Highlights: November 15, 2016
Board Highlights: October 18, 2016
Board Highlights: September 20, 2016
Board Highlights: August 9, 2016
Board Highlights: June 21, 2016
Board Highlights: May 24, 2016
Board Highlights: April 26, 2016


View BPS101 videos and subscribe to the District’s YouTube Channel.


Located inside Batavia High School, BATV (Batavia Access Television) offers District news/sports/performances, student-created programming, public service announcements, and more.



BATV (Batavia Access Television) broadcasts on three separate channels; public access (Comcast Channel 17), government access/meetings (Comcast channel 10), and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

On the Web

BATV broadcasts are streaming online at

  • View recent Board Meetings
  • View “It’s News to Me” – highlights of current news from our community, produced by students at Batavia High School.

Share Your Stories

Do you have a school-, student-, or faculty-related story or celebration that you think would be of interest to the BPS101 community? Please help us share it by completing a Story Submission Form. We’d love to hear from you!

BPS101 Fast Facts

At BPS101, we take our mission very seriously: To help students learn and grow in all aspects of their development. Our 700 staff members have all dedicated themselves to ensure that our learning environments are productive, safe, and supportive. Their efforts help the nearly 6,000 students find their passions, engage in challenging work, and develop into educated, caring citizens. Our mission is evident in all that we do, and the impact is enormous. Please review BPS101 Fast Facts, which outlines our District’s programs, achievements, community partnerships, and resources.

District News Stories

For up to date district news, watch our news feed here. From that feed, you can also select individual schools to see only their news feeds.

Holly Deitchman is the Communications Manager at Batavia Public School District and can be reached at