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The following are legal reasons why you may be absent from school:

*  Medical/dental appointments

*  Personal illness

*  Bereavement/death of a family member

For detailed information about our attendance and tardy policies, please click on the link below.

Attendance and Tardy Policy

 

Benicia Middle School

Welcome to Benicia Middle School!

Benicia Middle School provides a safe and respectful learning environment where students are encouraged to meet their full potential as life-long learners and productive citizens.

IMPORTANT DATES
Wednesday, August 13th at 7pm:  
New to BMS parent/student orientation in the Gym.

Thursday, August 14th, 8:30am-12pm
6th grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs).  This is for our new 6th grade students.  They will meet their WEB Leader for the year, participate in team building exercises, tour the school, etc. 

REGISTRATION:
Friday, August 15th:    
6
th Grade:  10am-1pm
7th/8th Grade:  4pm-7pm

Monday, August 18th
ALL Grades:  5pm-7pm

First Day of School:  Wednesday, August 20th

New Student Enrollment

We are currently taking appointments to enroll new students for next school year.  Please call our main office at 707-747-8340 and ask for the Registrar to set up an appointment.  We only enroll students by appointment, no walk-in's.  Below is the checklist of what you will need to bring to your appointment.

Enrollment Check Sheet

Residency Verification

BUSD policy states "All sixth and ninth grade students shall be required to re-submit documentation for proof of residency at the start of the school year."  All residency verifications will take place in our Attendance Office.  You must provide documentation to prove residence before your child may start school at BMS and BHS.  Please click one of the links below for times and materials you need to bring.

Incoming 6th Grade Proof of Residency
Incoming 9th Grade Proof of Residency

DMV Change of Address

Law states that you must notify DMV within 10 days of changing your address. There is no charge to change your address, and you may notify DMV by any of the following ways:

  1. Complete your change of address online.
  2. Call any DMV office at 1 (800) 777-0133 and request that a change of address form be mailed to you. It will take 5 days for you to receive it. Complete the information required on the form, then mail it to the address listed at the top of the form.
  3. Download the Change of Address form DMV 14, complete the information, and mail it to the address listed at the top of the form.
  4. Visit any DMV office, complete a change of address form, and give it to a technician. The technician will give you a Change of Address Certificate card (DL 43) to complete and carry with your license.

If you do 2 or 3 above, type or write in ink your new address on a small piece of paper, sign and date it. Carry this piece of paper with your license. Do not tape or staple the change of address information to your driver license.

Proof of T-Dap Booster

Proof of a T-Dap booster shot after age 7 is required by law for all students entering 7th grade at BMS.  Without this proof, your child will have delays in receiving their class schedule.  If you are uncertain whether your student has received this immunization please contact your health care provider.

Single Period Absences

On occasion we have a single period absence for a student and a dialer goes out.  Unfortunately,  you have no way of knowing that it was for a single period and it may alarm you because you knew your student was indeed in school.  The one quick way of checking where and when the student was marked absent is by looking in Power School. The protocol for this type of scenario is that we verify directly with the teacher that marked them absent. Once the teacher looks into it, they then let us know if it was teacher error or if the student may have been late etc. and we can then correct their attendance.  If you check back in Power School in a few days their attendance should be cleared. If not feel free to call us then so we can look into it further.

 

We Tip Hotline

Please report illegal or suspicious activity at Benicia Middle School.

You may remain anonymous. Please help keep our school safe!

800-782-7463

Viking Times

Viking Times is a monthly family newsletter for students and parents. Please read Viking Times each month for important school information.

August 2013 Viking Times

September 2013 Viking Times

October 2013 Viking Times

November 2013 Viking Times

December 2013 Viking Times

January 2014 Viking Times

February 2014 Viking Times

March 2014 Viking Times

April 2014 Viking Times

May 2014 Viking Times

Required T-Dap Booster

Proof of a T-Dap booster shot after age 7 is required by law for all students entering 7th grade at BMS.  Without this proof, your child will have delays in receiving their class schedule.  If you are uncertain whether your student has received this immunization please contact your health care provider.

Medication Forms

If your child requires medication during the school day,  we must have a medical form signed by a doctor on file.  You can print out the forms from the links below.

Medication Form #1

Medication Form #2

The Flu:  A Guide For Parents

This guide was sent out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

English Version

Spanish Version

Student Safety & Driver Awareness Pamphlet

The Benicia Police Dept. has published a pamphlet regarding driver awareness around our schools.  Please click on the links below to view and print the pamphlet.

Student Safety & Driver Awareness - Page 1

Student Safety & Driver Awareness - Page 2

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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)