BMES Family Weekly Update
Week of April 11-15, 2022
Message from Principal Wagner
Good evening BMES Families,
I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable spring break. As we transition back to school and we have the remaining 9 weeks of this school year left, I just want to send a few reminders.
- Quarter 3 report cards will be sent home on Thursday, April 14th.
- Spring Book Fair is coming to BMES from April 13 to April 22. Students will preview during library resource and then have times for open purchasing with Mrs. Prats.
As part of our spring book fair, Mrs. Prats and the PTA have partnered up to honor this spring event and our Month of the Military Child! Our Spirit week will run from April 18-22, 2022.
- Mon, April 18: Books Help Us Relax (Comfy Clothes)
- Tues, April 19: Books Take Us Places (Wear Clothes/Shirts from different places) This can be as simple as a jersey, a shirt from DC, or any other place
- Wed, April 20: Books Let Us Soar (Purple Up Day)
- Thurs, April 21: Books Build Our Vocabulary (Wear shirts with words)
- Fri, April 22: Books Bring Us Together (Grade Levels Wear Same Color).
Have a wonderful evening,
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.
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
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).