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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.
DUDE, Be Nice
We are starting a DUDE, Be Nice campaign at BMS. T-shirts are available for purchase. You can print out the order form below or your student can pick one up in the main office.
The first Clocktower Dance will take place on Friday, November 21st from 7-9pm. The Clocktower Dances are sponsored by the Benicia Youth Commission through the City of Benicia. It's a fun and safe place for the students! For more information, see the flyer below or your student can pick up a flyer in our main office.
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.
Public Health Advisory
For information about Enterovirus:
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)