BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of March 13-18, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

March 13, 2022


Good evening BMES Families,


Thank you for your support last week as our students took their spring photos and class photos.


In other news; this week, I was made aware that less than 20% of our families are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Did you know that applying for the Free and Reduced Meals Programs has more benefits than simply food? Filling out the form not only ensures BMES receives certain staffing positions to support students’ education needs, more importantly it allows eligible students to receive waivers or discounts on the following:

  • College Application fees
  • SAT, ACT and AP testing charges
  • Athletics & School fees
  • Internet Access

If you can spare 20 minutes, please complete the online application process. A link to the free, online process is located at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/


Lastly, quarter 3 interims for students in grades 3-5 will be emailed to parents through Aspen on Tuesday, March 15. If you need assistance with a parent Aspen account, please reach out to the main office at (757) 867-7439 or by email at nhoward@ycsd.york.va.us.


Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

March 24

Invited students in grades 3-5 will be able to participate in our BMES reading night from 6:00-7:30pm. Families will be able to learn about testing strategies and how to support our young readers at home.

April 1

Early Dismissal at 12:45pm. No preschool students will attend.

April 4-8

Spring Break- all schools and offices will be closed

April 11

Quarter 4 begins

May 13

Mid Quarter- Early Dismissal

Parent Resources

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or children who are homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster children automatically qualify for free meals. Families have the same status as the prior year (up to 30 days after school beings) until a new, completed application is received. Applications are available on the division website and in school offices.

Free & Reduced Meal Online Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application(Spanish)


More than a Meal

Did you know that applying for the Free and reduced Meals Programs has more benefits that simply food? Filling out the form not only ensures YCSD receives certain federal funding to support students’ education needs, more importantly it allows eligible students to receive waivers or discounts on the following:

  • College Application fees
  • SAT, ACT and AP testing charges
  • Athletics & School fees
  • Internet Access

Food Services Handout

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

PEATC provides tools and information to empower Virginia students with disabilities (birth-age 26) and their families.


If you are looking for resources, please contact Ros’Lynne R. Colen the Military Outreach Specialist at colen@peatc.org.

Free Tutoring

As part of the division's efforts to address unfinished learning in accordance with the ARP Act ESSER III funds, the York County School Division has partnered with FEV Tutor to provide students in grades 3-12 with free, 1:1 online tutoring. In addition to supporting coursework and homework in core subjects such as math, English/Language Arts, science and social studies, FEV Tutor offers support for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.


Along with the on-demand support, FEV Tutor also offers weekly sessions between 7 and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends so families can select the times that work best for their schedule. To get started with e-tutoring, students should log in to Clever and locate the FEV Tutor app icon to get started. They can then schedule sessions and access live help at any time of the day.


While all support is live and personalized to each student's classes and needs, the program does not involve device cameras or microphones - instead all interactions involve a whiteboard and chat feature. Students will be able to share their screens and upload documents to review with tutors, and tutors only have access to student work provided by the individual student. Once a student is signed up for weekly sessions, FEV Tutor may periodically email families and students (aged 13 and older).


https://www.yorkcountyschools.org/parents/studentInfo/backtoSchool/tutoring.html

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.