2018-19 BMS FAQs
When is the first day of school?
August 2nd, 2018
When is Open House?
July 31st, 20`18 from 4 – 7 pm
When is BMS 101 (6th Grade Orientation?)
July 26th, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm
What are the school hours?
Supervision of students begins at 7:00 a.m. Students are released to class at 7:15 a.m. Students are counted tardy after 7:30 a.m. The dismissal process begins at 2:50.
Are there locker and agenda fees?
Yes, students can pay for their lockers and agendas at Open House or at the beginning of the school year. The combined fees for both are $20. Students may purchase replacement agendas in the media center for $10.
Are students allowed to bring book bags?
Yes, students are allowed to bring a book bag, but it must be kept in their lockers during the school day. Rolling book bags are NOT allowed.
Can students bring winter coats?
Coats in the winter are encouraged; however, they will be kept in student’s locker during the school day. We encourage students to have a sweatshirt for cooler rooms. Please refer to the dress code for acceptable sweatshirts.
Are students allowed to bring cell phones?
Yes, students are allowed to bring cell phones to school. They may be used for instructional purposes ONLY. Devices should be turned off and placed in book bags before entering the school building. Devices should remain in student lockers for the entire day unless directed by a teacher for a specific period. If a phone is taken up due to non-instructional use, a parent must make arrangements to pick up the phone before or after school. Office hours are from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.
May I drop off items for my student?
Parents are discouraged from bringing items such as lunches or projects to school. Office personnel will not interrupt instructional time to deliver items to students.
I need to leave a message for my student. Who do I call?
You may call the front office, however, please be aware that we do NOT call students from class to speak to a parent on the phone or give students messages; unless it is a dire emergency.
How do I make transportation changes?
To make transportation changes, parents/guardians must come by the school in person or send a written note with a contact number included. Please ensure your child knows how he/she is getting home from school.
What's the latest I can check my student out from school?
To avoid interruption and the loss of instructional time, checking out from school should be limited. If a parent wishes to check a child out before dismissal, the parent must come to the office to sign the student out. Anyone checking out a student must be named as a contact on the Student Information Sheet or in PowerSchool as well as provide picture identification. Please note: Students should not be checked out during the last 30 minutes of the school day.
Who do I contact for scheduling a parent-teacher conference?
Please contact the teacher directly. You may email all employees using the same format (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where can I find a calendar?
How can I find out more about our PTO?
How can I find out more about our Title I plan?
Where can I get information about the fingerprint process?