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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." For your convenience, we will begin checking our current 8th graders proof of residence at Open House on April 10th from 6pm-8pm. Other dates and times are as follows: May 9th from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm, May 20th from 1pm-4pm and May 21st from 1pm-4pm. All residency verifications will take place in our Attendance Office. You must provide documentation to prove residence before your child may start school at BHS. Below is the check off sheet that tells you what you need to provide to us.
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:
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.
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.
Our Spring Break begins on Monday, April 14th and we will return to school on Tuesday, April 22nd.
Measure S: Local School Improvement Measure
Last spring the district began comprehensive facilities needs assessment of all district schools. The assessment included input from stakeholders at each of our seven school sites. It also included site walk-throughs with representatives from the Benicia Police Department to identify security concerns. This fall the governing board approved a Facility 5-Year Assessment Report that included Deferred Maintenance, Capital Improvements and New Construction. In February the governing board approved a resolution calling for an election to authorize the issuance of school bonds to be held on June 3, 2014.
Please click on the link below to go to the Measure S page for more information such as the FAQ Handout, Tax Rate Statement, Community Presentation and more.
Open House Night, Thursday, April 10th, is intended for parents AND students. It is a chance to see Benicia Middle School at its best. Please bring a copy of your student’s schedule and leisurely move from classroom to classroom at your own pace.
The evening begins at 6:00 PM with a general PTSA meeting in the Library and our PTSA Book Fair in Talk Town. Cookies and punch will be available for you to enjoy at 6:30.
Classroom visitations begin at 6:30pm and go until 8:00pm.
Our Book Fair will be open this week through Thursday in Talk Town. During the day it will be open from 8:15-3:30. The night of Open House it will be open from 6:00-8:00.
Stop by the main office to vote for Site Council.
Eighth grade families need to provide residency verification before the start of the next year. You can take care of this Thursday night in our attendance office while you are here for Open House. BHS representatives will be here and there will be a drawing for spirit merchandise. See our Website for the required documents. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Digital Citizenship Parent Night
Middle and High School parents are invited to attend an evening workshop presented by the Benicia Police Department in partnership with Benicia Unified School District. Parents will be given another opportunity to learn local trends in adolescent digital use and tips on how to partner with their children to help them navigate the digital world responsibly and safely. It will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 7:00pm in the BHS PAB.
BEF Run 2014
Last Sunday was our annual BEF Run. We had staff members, students and parents come out for the run. It was a beautiful day here in Benicia and everyone had a great time. To see more BMS pictures, just go to our Facebook page.
Clothes Swap Party
Ladies, want a new wardrobe but don't want to spend a lot of money? Come to the BMS Clothing Swap Party! For $15 you could have a whole new wardrobe. All sizes welcome. Start cleaning those closets because all the proceeds benefit the BMS athletic program. The BMS Clothing Swap Party will take place on Saturday, April 12th from 10am-2pm. Please "LIKE" the BMSswapandshop Facebook page for all updates.
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. The Benicia Lions Club is collecting eyeglasses which are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. They have generously given us a donation box for our front office for used eyeglasses you no longer need. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.
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.
The district STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program has openings for the 13-14 school year. If you are interested in this academic before and/or after school program for your student, you can call 747-8367 or email June Regis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link below to access the registration form.
How to Succeed at BMS
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.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
BMS API Score
We Tip Hotline
Please report illegal or suspicious activity at Benicia Middle School.
You may remain anonymous. Please help keep our school safe!
With affordable Internet from Comcast, your child can do homework, email teachers, type book reports, get online tutoring and more. You may qualify for Internet Essentials if your child is eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. For more information, just click on the link below.
Viking Times is a monthly family newsletter for students and parents. Please read Viking Times each month for important school information.
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.