Principal's Message 8-24-20

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:57am

*This Week:

August 26 - Meet your new administrative team:  Dr. Cockley, Mrs. Nitsch and Mr. Mackell.  1:00 to 2:00pm this Wednesday!  See below for details, but here is how to connect:

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We hope to see you soon for MATERIALS DROP OFF on August 26, 27 & 28.  Thank you for getting items back to us promptly so we can "quarantine" those materials, inventory them, and get them re-distributed to students for the 2020-2021 school year. 

*Update:  Families will soon be able to access student schedules through your family file (in Synergy) on September 1st.  Please note that our staff has worked extremely hard this summer to create a schedule based a 4-period day which is very different from the traditional 7-period model we've used in the past.  Students will only have 4 classes each quarter; which limits any changes that we can make.  Our goal was to provide students with a balanced schedule, small class sizes, while adhering to A and B house designations in the event that students return to school in a Hybrid Model.  Keeping classes as small as possible helps students get more attention and support from teachers where they can ask questions and be interactive while online.  We hope you realize that any requests to change classes will be heard, but that all requests may not be possible due to these issues.

This year our PTA has a goal of increasing support for families in need of tutoring.  This will include sharing resources in our community, providing opportunities for parents to volunteer, and connecting with other programs offered through high schools and colleges.  Please consider joining our PTA and being a part of this support "web".  We want all parents to know that our PTA is open to everyone and that they are just a phone call or email away if you have questions or need guidance.  BBMS is lucky to have a strong PTA who looks out for each other.

Now, please look below at the items on your "to do" list... are you ready?  Have you been marking these items down?  Do you know what is happening and when?  We hope so!  But, if you are feeling the pressure of back to school, don't worry.  We are here to help you.  So, take a deep breath.  Relax.  And we will all get through this together.

Be well.  Stay safe.  And... GO SHARKS!

Drew Cockley