The Marlin Wave

BHS Parent Newsletter June 2021

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A Word from Principal Miller

Bayside Community,

I cannot believe we only have a few weeks left of this school year. Hopefully parents are closely monitoring their child’s grades. Now is the time for parents to contact teachers, counselors, or administrators if they have concerns or would like to explore summer school opportunities. Summer School information is now available. Below is a list of our counseling team.

A – CHAP Ms. Welch

CHAQ – GIE Ms. Wilkie

GIF – JOH Ms. Mayo, Counseling Chair

JOI – OWZ Mr. Lawrence

OXA – SOL Ms. Holloway

SOM – Z Ms. Benson

HSA Ms. Pearl

After serving the Bayside Community for the past 12 years I am transferring to the Renaissance Academy. I began my educational career at the Career Development Center (CDC) which was the original RA. I moved to Green Run HS in 1987 and spent 14 years. During my tenure at Green Run I started teaching night classes at Open Campus and then eventually took on the role of an evening administrator. I then moved to Landstown HS for 8 years. During my final days at Landstown HS I was asked to assist the new RA administrators with their master schedule. A few days later I got the call to replace Kay Thomas as Principal of Bayside HS since she was moving into the role of Director of Alternative Education at RA. I’m thrilled to again be filling her shoes. Know that I will not be a stranger here at Bayside and look forward to a strong working relationship with all beach schools through my work at RA. Once a Marlin, Always a Marlin.

Please be on the lookout for information regarding the return of textbooks and other materials to the school. A schedule will be provided for both Option 1 and Option 2 students. Students in grades 9-12 who are planning on returning to VBCPS next year will be keeping their assigned Chromebook. Seniors will be returning their Chromebook starting on Wednesday, June 9th.

Our graduation ceremony will be held at the amphitheater on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:30 PM. At this time students will be receiving six guest tickets. The Amphitheater will be opening their gates for ticket holders and graduates at 6:30 PM. Seating will be first come, first serve. Our PTSA is hosting an All-Night Graduation Celebration for our seniors at APEX in Towne Center on Tuesday night from 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM. Students who purchased senior packages have already paid for this event. Any seniors who are interested in attending and have not purchased a package need to see one of their Senior Sponsors – Ms. Blake, Ms. Eubanks, and Mr. Villanueva. Tickets for this event will cost $75.00. Students are encouraged to attend as this is their last opportunity to come together as a class before entering college or the workforce.

Do not hesitate to contact our counseling office, main office, or assistant principals as necessary. Also feel free to contact Ms. Michalle Holloway, Office Manager if you would like to speak with me.


James D. Miller

Proud Principal

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Announcements & Reminders

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Need Technology or Password Help?

For any related tech problems please have Students and or Parents email me at

This will ensure that I can back to you as soon as possible due to the construction at the building and me being at another site for summer school. Emailing me will be the best option this year.

Our Clinic Cares...

As we close this school year and prepare for next year, please be aware that new doctors orders are required for any medications you would like to have available for your student in the clinic. These forms can be accessed through the following link.

If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at 648-5207, or the main office 648-5200. Enjoy your summer!

BHS Clinic Staff

Attendance Information

The BHS Attendance Office will only except emailed notes for late arrival, early release and absences. Under no circumstances will a handwritten note will accepted.

Cafeteria News

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Student Activities

As we begin to gear up for the start of the new school year. Please take a couple of minutes to review the summer conditioning schedule for our teams at Bayside High School. Please contact a coach if you have specific questions about a particular sport. Here is the link for summer conditioning:

Library News

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BHS PTSA and Papa John’s Dollars for Dough Program Please support our PTSA when you place online orders at Papa John’s ( this year. All you need to do is use the code BAYSIDEHS and our PTSA will receive 10% back from each order. Online orders can be for delivery or carryout.

Congratulations to our newly elected PTSA Officers -

President - Melinda Steele

Vice President, Membership - Deborah Jennison

Vice President, All-Night Grad - Kabhir Marks

Secretary - Lisa Studivant

Treasurer - Patricia Thurman

Stay tuned for more information regarding our plans for the next school year. Thank you for your continued support of Bayside High School.

In the Marlin Spirit,


Contributions to The Marlin Wave

If you would like to contribute to The Marlin Wave, please send your submissions to

Bayside High School and Health Sciences Academy

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Principal James D. Miller