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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.
Objective: The major objective of Independent Study is to enable the student to keep current with his/her grade studies during the period covered by the agreement. If you know in advance that your son/daughter will miss five days or more, you can request this contract. You MUST give the school at five working day notice in order to apply for Independent Study.
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.
BUSD Teacher of the Year
We are so very pleased to announce that the BUSD Teacher of the Year is one of our own: Mrs. Cathy Wright. Mrs. Wright is one of our most beloved teachers and this honor is well deserved.
We are very excited to announce that we will be launching our new Salad Bar on Monday, March 9th .
The Salad Bar will have a variety of vegetables and fruits such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, variety of beans (garbanzo, kidney, and edamame), broccoli, red or green peppers, corn, peas, apples, pears, bananas, mandarin, oranges, strawberry, grapes and some unsweetened can fruit such as peaches, pears, mix fruit, raisins. We will rotate the fruits and vegetables every day and we will have low fat ranch, low fat Caesar and vinaigrette. The students could go to the salad bar to get a small side salad (no cost) for their entree (which they have to get at the cashier) or the can have the large salad as an entree and if they like to have meat (diced ham, diced chicken) they can get that at the register. The price of the large salad is the same as the other entrees: $3.50.
Wednesday, February 11th, all 8th grade students attended a presentation by the Benicia High School Counselors. The students received a Planning Guide along with a Course Selection Form.
The Handbook and online registration instructions are below.
Click on the link below to access the Freshman Handbook.
Online Registration instructions:
An opportunity for learning and support for parents of teens ages 13-18. The Parent Project Sr. class series is being offered at the Benicia Family Resource Center beginning Thursday, March 5th, and running through April 30th. These classes help parents add new tools to the skills they already have: such as, how not to argue with your teen, how to prevent or intervene in substance use, improve school attendance and performance, and find helpful resources for support. Classes are weekly on Thursday evenings from 9 weeks from 6-9pm. All classes are held at the Family Resource Center, 150 East K St. There is a $20 material fee. There is no charge for the classes. For more information and to register, call the Family Resource Center at 707-746-4352 before March 5th.
The Benicia Community Tennis Association is offering a Spring Tennis program which starts the week of March 16th. You can print out the registration form below or pick one up in the main office.
Benicia Middle School is proud to announce our very first ever Maker Faire! What is a Maker Faire you wonder? It's only the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new. Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Benicia Middle School will be hosting this fun-filled event on Saturday, March 28th from 10am-5pm. We hope you and your family can make it!
Run for Education is
Sunday, April 19
Registration Now Open
Support our local schools, get some exercise, and have a great time!! Register for the 10k or 5k USATF certified chip-timed run, for the Kids' Fun Run, or the sweat-free "Shop & Stroll" or "Snooze, But Don't Lose" options.
More information and registration, click on the link below:
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.
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.
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!
BMS Crisis Response Plan Letter
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.
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.
Below is information regarding general health policies of BUSD.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)