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Family News and Information for Week of January 31st

Your Best Source For Information!

This student/parent newsletter will be the best source of information for news and upcoming events. Our Facebook and Instagram pages are designed for student/staff highlights along with quick updates.

If you have questions about school operations or other day to day inquiries, please call the school at 940-433-9560. You can also reach the following office staff members by email:

Alisen Adcock, Interim Principal -

Larry Owens, Counselor -

Tatia Wilson, Secretary -

Fancy Nelson, PEIMS -

Whitney Lamance, Nurse/Director of Health Services,

Calendar for the Week:

Monday, January 31st

Lady Jacket Basketball vs. S&S at home

Yellowjacket Basketball @ S&S

Area Spelling Bee at Decatur @ 4:00 PM

Wednesday, February 2nd

UIL Academic District Meet in Ponder @ 4:00 PM (Spelling, Speaking events, and Music Memory only)

Thursday, February 3rd

College Spirit Wear

Friday, February 4th

BISD Spirit Wear

Saturday, February 5th

Lady Jacket Basketball District Tournament- details TBD

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 8th- OAP Performance in cafeteria @ 6:00 (see below!)

Thursday, February 7th- Yellowjacket Basketball vs. Valley View @ home

Thursday, February 17th- Last day of the 4th six weeks

Thursday, February 17th- UIL Academic District Meet in Ponder @ 2:30 PM (all remaining events)

Friday, February 18th- Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 21st- Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 22nd- BISD Board Meeting @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, February 22nd- Track Meet in Alvord @ 3:30 PM

Monday, February 28th- Track Meet in Bowie @3:30 PM

Wednesday, March 2nd- Pre-UIL Band Concert @ 6:30pm

Monday, March 7th- Track Meet in Holliday @3:30 PM

Monday, March 7th & Tuesday, March 8th -UIL Band Performance

Friday, March 11th- Career Day

Monday, March 14th- Friday, March 18th- BISD Spring Break

Monday, March 28th- Track Meet in Ponder @ 3:30 PM

Monday, April 4th- District Track Meet in Ponder @ 3:30 PM

Friday, April 15th- Monday April 18th- Easter Break

Wednesday, April 27th- Spring Band Concert @ 6:30pm

Thursday, May 17th- Saturday, May 19th- 2022 Marching Band "Boot Camp" (current 8th graders only) from 5:00-7:00pm

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Communicable Illness Update

I hope that you and your children are staying well and healthy while we are away from school for a few days. Just a reminder that if you have any student showing symptoms or has a confirmed case of COVID-19, flu, or strep, please contact us to let us know so we can get you the proper information on return to school protocols.

Please do not hesitate to contact the front office by phone, but the best form of communication would be an email to one or all of the following:

Mrs. Tatia Wilson - BMS Secretary,

Mrs. Whitney Lamance - Director of Health Services,

If you need to contact the school to update us on previous absences, please do not hesitate to do so via phone or email. As always, you can email me with any and all questions along with information about your student. Again, I hope you are all staying well and look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday!

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TCHATT Partners with BISD

Boyd ISD and your campus counselors have partnered with JPS to provide students who are experiencing a change in behavior or mood, thoughts of suicide or injury, or challenges in relationships, an opportunity to receive telemedicine services from a social worker, psychologist, mental health nurse practitioner, or child psychiatrist through their Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine Program (TCHATT).

TCHATT is a free, time-limited service for Boyd students in need of urgent behavioral or emotional assessment and care. Families will consent, receive an assessment, and then be provided up to four sessions focused on the outcome of the assessment.

If you would like more information, or have questions about how your student could benefit from this service, please contact your campus counselor.

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Volunteers Always Welcome!

We are always looking for school volunteers to help throughout the school! If you are interested, please contact Tatia Wilson in the front office. All volunteers must submit and pass a background check to work in the school.

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Resources for Bullying

What is the legal definition of bullying?

Bullying intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion. It is aggressive behavior that intends to hurt, threaten or frighten another person. An imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim is often involved. Bullying occurs in a variety of contexts, such as schools, workplaces, political or military settings, and others.

Bullying includes 3 key elements:

  • unwanted aggressive behavior

  • observed or perceived power imbalance

  • repetition or high likelihood of repetition of bullying behaviors

Need to report bullying?

Please reach out to your child's teacher, our campus administration, or click here.

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Student Dress Code for 2021-2022

Dress Code

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

The District prohibits:

1. Pictures, emblems, or writing on clothing articles or person that contains sexual innuendo, are lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene, or are gang related.

2. Advertisement or depiction of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other prohibited substance on clothing.

3. Shorts, skirts, skorts or other apparel that is shorter than the fingertips in grades 4‐12 when standing with arms hanging loosely to the sides.

4. Clothing that is appropriate for athletics but is not appropriate for the classroom.

5. Students in grades 6-12 from wearing wind shorts, “soffe” shorts, or shorts of similar material.

6. Student in grades 6-12 from wearing clothing made of spandex (i.e. jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, tights, etc.) or similar materials not covered by a skirt, shirt or dress that is shorter than fingertip length when standing with arms hanging loosely to the sides.

7. Clothing that has holes or tears above fingertip length exposing skin.

8. Leather/spike accessories, ear gauges and visible body piercing (the only body piercing ornamentation allowed is jewelry in students’ ears). Clear spacers are allowed in the side of the nose only.

9. Headgear in any building during school hours at principal’s discretion.

10. Students grades 4‐12 tank tops or other garments resembling men’s undershirts. Sleepwear, pajamas or any clothing designed to be undergarments. Garments that have a width less than 2 ½ inches at the shoulder. Undergarments may not be exposed.

11. Tops exposing the midriff area. Halter tops, racer back, spaghetti strap tops or backless shirts or see through clothing.

12. Roller shoes or house shoes are not permitted at school. Shoes, sandals, or boots must be worn at all times and properly fastened.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.