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Attendance and

Independent Study


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


Independent Study


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.

Independent Study Application

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.

Elective Forms to be sent home on 3/10/15.

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.


Salad Bar

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.  

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8th Grade

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.

BHS Freshman Handbook 2015-2016


Online Registration instructions:

BHS Online Class Registration Instructions for 9th Grade

Parent Project

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.

Parent Project Website Link

Spring Tennis

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.

2015 Spring Tennis Registration Form

Maker Faire

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:

2015 BEF Run for Education Website

Eyeglass Donations

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. 



Before and after school program.  Academic-homework assistance, robotics project focused program.

For more information, please click on the links below.


STEM October Flyer

STEM 2014-2015 Application

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.

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.


Regular Day

Period Start End
1 8:30 9:26
2 9:30 10:27
Snack 10:22 10:27
3 10:31 11:23
4 11:27 12:58
Early Lunch 11:27 12:02
Early Class 12:06 12:58
Late Class 11:27 12:19
Late Lunch 12:23 12:58
5 1:02 2:19
Directed Studies 1:54 2:19
6 2:23 3:15

Planning Day

Period Start End
1 8:30 9:04
2 9:08 9:42
3 9:46 10:20
4 10:24 10:58
Early Lunch/Class 11:02 11:36
Late Lunch/Class 11:40 12:14
6 12:18 12:52

We Tip Hotline

Please report illegal or suspicious activity at Benicia Middle School.

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


Measles Public Health Advisory

For information about Measles:

Measles Fact Sheet

Measles Public Health Advisory

BMS Crisis Response Plan Letter

BMS Crisis Response Plan

Viking Times

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


October 2014 Viking Times

November 2014 Viking Times

December 2014 Viking Times

January 2015 Viking Times

March 2015 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.

Nutrition Services

For meal applications and general information about the district food program, please click on the link below:

BUSD Nutrition Services


BMS has a Vegetarian Menu:

BMS Vegetarian Lunch Menu

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


Below is information regarding general health policies of BUSD.

Heath Information Newsletter

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

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)