Big Spring High School News

Back to School Edition: August 14th, 2017

Welcome Letter 2017-2018

August 2017

Dear Big Spring High School Students and Parents/Guardians:

I hope you and your family had a restful and rewarding summer. It is going to be a great school year and we are working hard to prepare for the start of the year. The purpose of this letter is to give you and your family information on important dates and other items that you will find useful.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, is “Dawg Day” for our rising 9th graders beginning at 1:00 p.m. Parents and guardians of these students are invited to a meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. for an informational meeting regarding specific student needs and transition. Open House begins at 7:30 p.m. on this same night for all students and their families. Student schedules may be accessed in Aspen or parents can stop into the office to receive assistance as needed.

School begins on Tuesday, August 22rd for all Big Spring students. Classes for our vocational education students at the Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School begin on Wednesday, August 23rd. CPAVTS students will report to Homeroom/Advisement at Big Spring at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, until dismissed to the Auditorium for a class meeting. Please note the new bell schedule printed on the back of this letter.

Seniors who have Senior Privilege (late arrival/early release) should come to school at the regular time the first two days of school in order to participate in homeroom/advisement activities.

The annual health survey will be both sent home with students and emailed directly to parents. We would ask that this important paperwork gets back to our nurses as soon as possible so the students' health needs can be met and communicated as needed to building staff.

Parent technology training for using Aspen and Flextime Manager will be held in the Library during Open House. Those parents who may need assistance in obtaining their Aspen login should contact the District Office at 776-2000.

Our District and Building web pages at are great resources for information, forms, and upcoming events. Additionally, School District and High School policies can be found on the BSSD website as well. We encourage you to update your parent email address in the Aspen Family Portal so you can receive future electronic communications.

In closing, we greatly appreciate your ongoing support and we are looking forward to serving you and your student(s) this school year.

William J. August

High School Principal

Important Upcoming Dates

Thurs., Aug. 31 – Picture Day

Tues. & Wed., Sept. 12 & 13 –Sr. Portrait Retakes

Thurs., Aug. 31 – Kick-Off Dance

Tues., Sept. 19 – 2-Hour Delay

Fri. & Mon., Sept. 1 & 4 – Labor Day Recess

Thurs., Sept. 21 – 1st Qtr Parent/Teacher Conf

Fri., Sept. 1 – Vo-Tech is in Session

Wed., Sept. 27 – Jr. Achievement STEM Summit