The Bobcat Weekly

August 15, 2021 Issue 3

Here We Go!

Hello Students and Families!

The first day of school is upon us! I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

In this third edition of the Bobcat Weekly, you will find the the following key information that will help get this year started off right (note some of this is repeated from previous newsletters but are still important to repeat):

  1. Meet-the-Teacher/Open House for grades 7/8/10/11/12
  2. School Breakfast and Lunch
  3. Dress Code
  4. Drop Off and Pick Up Times and Maps
  5. Student Parking Map
  6. School Supplies
  7. Important Logistics to know
  8. Bus Route Information
  9. New Facebook Athletic Booster Pages
  10. Masking
  11. COVID Vaccination Clinic
  12. Meet Ms. Smith

I hope you find this helpful as you navigate your way back to school!

We will see you soon!

Richard Penland, Principal

Meet The Teacher for Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12

On Tuesday, August 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., we will be hosting a come-and-go open house. You will be able to go to your child's classrooms and meet the teachers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Face masks are required inside the buildings.

Free Student Breakfast and Lunch!

This just in...

All FWISD schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch to their students each day for the 2021 -2022 school year. There are no forms required. Everyone qualifies.

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Dress Code

Based on the feedback I received from my first newsletter, I have made an adjustment to the high school dress expectations (in bold):

Middle School

We will be following the established middle school dress code as outlined by FWISD. You can follow this link to view these standards:

We will also permit dark green polo type shirts as well as spirit wear every day of the week.

High School

PLEASE BE AWARE: even though there is published standard of dress for high school students provided through FWISD please know that (as we have in the past) we are continuing to allow t-shirts, ripped jeans and athletic wear. As a high school student privilege - unless the student dress is possibly distracting to the learning environment and/or revealing - we will not interfere with high school student dress choices.

DON'T's for All:

  1. Pajamas are not allowed.
  2. No hats or hoods inside the school.
  3. No visible under garments
  4. No pro alcohol or drug references

For any further clarification, please reach out to the campus directly.

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Drop Off/Pick Up Map

If you any questions after reviewing the map below please call the school and we will happily assist you.
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Student Parking

Qualifying juniors and seniors will be allowed to purchase a parking pass/sticker for $35.00. Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a current driver's license
  • Have proof of insurance that lists the student as a covered driver
  • Agree to not park in designated visitor or employee parking

Available parking will be assessed after the year is underway and qualifying sophomore's will then be allowed to also purchase a parking pass. Parking availability will be assessed at the end of the first grading period. if it there is available student parking at that time, it will be offered to qualifying sophomores.

We will also be offering assigned spaces for seniors for an additional fee. These students will be allowed to paint their space. Details will be released after the school year begins.

For any questions about student parking, please contact Gloria Gutierrez.

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School Supplies

FWISD has made this super easy this year. We will be providing school supplies for classroom use. It's that easy. It is a great idea to come with something to write with and to write on. Additionally students need to come prepared with their chomebook/laptop charged and ready to go.

If your child still needs a laptop, we will be arranging for that during the first week of school. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email our administrator over student devices, Mr. Phillip Adams at

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Schedule and Schedules and Busses

For the first two days of school, the building will open at 7:30. High school students may be in any hall of the high school building (Building A) until the 8:15 bell, and middle school students may be in any hall of the middle school building (Building B). At the 8:15 bell, all students will move to their first period class.

Students will need to be in their classrooms by 8:25.

We will post all over both buildings, student names and their first period class in case they did not already pick up their schedule.

Students will receive a copy of their schedule (on blue paper) during first period of the first day. They must follow that schedule even if they believe it is wrong or they have submitted a schedule change request. When changes in student schedules happen, students will be called to the office from class to pick up a new schedule when it is ready.

Students who want to submit a schedule change can stop by the counselor's office between classes - not during class. All schedule change requests must be submitted by Friday, August 20th.

Teachers will be telling bus riding students which bus they are to get on at the end of the day. This will take place each period in order to ensure students are comfortable knowing which bus they are to get on at the end of the day.

What to do if a student doesn't have a schedule and can't find their name on the posted list:

High school and middle school students who find themselves in this position or have any confusion about where to be, should make their way to the high school library for assistance. We will be staffed to help them in quick order.

All halls will be staffed with faculty to assist students in locating classrooms.

If you have any questions about this, or something I have not addressed, please reach out to the school.

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Bus Route Information

For the most up to date information on bus pickup and drop off times, location of stops, and bus numbers click the link.

Once there type in your address, select the best match, then select the Benbrook MS/HS. Hit search and then click on stops to see the bus number and times of pickup.

New Facebook Athletic Booster Page

From our athletic Booster President, Lori Harper:

Our new Facebook page is up and running (since Sunday 8/1). We can be found on Facebook at BMHS Bobcat Nation.

We are inviting everyone to stay connected with Bobcat sports, booster news, the latest in merchandise, and events. Find and like their page at BMHS Bobcat Nation - Go Bobcats!

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Please know that we welcome mask wearing - but masks are not required at this time.
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COVID Vaccination Clinic

We will be host to a COVID vaccination clinic in the small high school gym on Tuesday, August 31st. Below is the link to book your appointment.

If you have questions about the clinic, you can contact our school nurse, Ms. Masoud, at 817-815-7100 or email her at

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Meet Ms. Smith - Our New High School Front Desk Clerk

Ms. Smith is the newest addition to the Bobcat Den! She is one of the main customer service associates that will be answering the phones and welcoming students and visitors to the high school office. Please feel free to call her with any questions. If she doesn't have the answer for you, she will either direct you to the person with the answer or take a message from you and make sure you get a call back asap.