BCSD Back to School

Essential Information

Dear Families,

On behalf of the staff at Brunswick City School District, we welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. We hope the information provided in this document will be helpful to you and your student as you prepare for the upcoming year. In addition, be sure to visit each school webpage and the District calendar on the BCSD website for information specific to your school.


We look forward to another exceptional school year and thank you for your support!


Go Big Blue!

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BCSD Academic Calendar

The Brunswick City Schools District Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on the BCSD Website.

Class Lists and Progress Book Access

All schedules including the elementary will be available through ProgressBook. Principals will send information to all parents as soon as student schedules are available.

  • If you are new to the district you will receive an email with detailed directions including login credentials to ProgressBook.

  • If you forgot your password, click on the forgot password link (provided in the portal) and you will receive an email with directions to reset your password.

  • If you do not have an account, please contact the building secretary and they will be able to provide a key for you to create an account.

Middle School Jump Start Day

Get a jump on this school year! Brunswick Middle School students will be able to pick up materials for the start of the 2020-2021 school year on the following dates and at the following times. Please make every effort to adhere to these guidelines, so that we can decrease wait time and avoid traffic concerns. It would be helpful if your child's name was clearly displayed on your windshield, so we are able to expedite the pick up process. Thank you!

#BetterTogether!


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BHS Textbook & Schedule Pick Up for Students in Grade 10, 11 and 12

Specific times are assigned by each student's last name. Students should enter Brunswick High School through the Center doors and exit through the Art Room doors. Schedules will be posted in ProgressBook on 9/1/20, as well as a list of teachers who are requiring books. If you don't have any books to pick up, do not report to BHS. The schedule posted in ProgressBook will be used for online and face-to-face instruction. Any new student to Brunswick will receive their Chromebook at this time.

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Free/Reduced Lunch

  • The free/reduced lunch application MUST be filled out annually to qualify unless you received a letter stating you are already approved for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for details regarding the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.

  • The carryover period for the 2019-2020 school year ends on September 30, 2020. If your child was on the free or reduced lunch program last year and a 2020-2021 application is not received by September 30, 2020, your child(ren)’s account will be changed to a paid status for lunch at that time.

  • The 2020-2021 Application must be printed, completed, and submitted to the Board of Education OR printed, completed, scanned, and emailed to kbecker1@bcsoh.org.

  • If you do not have a printer to print and/or scan the application, click here to request an application to be mailed to your home. You will receive the application and a stamped return envelope.

  • If you qualify and want your school fees waived/reduced, please complete part 5 of the application.

Lunch Policy

Brunswick City School District has established a policy as it relates to the charging of school meals. Click on the link above to view the district's policy on charging lunches at elementary, middle, and high school. Click here for the Food Services Charging Policy.

School Fees

You can pay your child’s fees through MySchoolBucks beginning the first day of school and at any time throughout the school year.


Student Handbooks to Review Dress Code Policies

Be sure to review student handbook(s) for the student dress code for your student: Click on the school name below to access your school’s handbook:

Applewood

Crestview

Hickory Ridge

Huntington

Kidder

Memorial

Towslee

Middle School

High School

District

Transportation

Accurate Bus Route Information will be available for Kindergarten through Grade 8 students when face-to-face instruction begins.

  • You can find your students’ busing information on the transportation department web page: www.bcsoh.org/transportation. Click on the “Your Child’s Bus Route” link. Your username and password are set to your home phone number unless you previously changed your password.


  • Please remember that at the start of the school year the transportation department is extremely busy. Therefore, if you submit an address change or child care transportation request, you should be aware that it may take a couple of days before your request can be handled.


  • “My Stop” Real-Time Bus Location: Parents/Guardians are able to view their students' real-time bus location through Versatrans.

    • If you have never logged into Versatrans before, please use the student's primary phone number used on the Student Information Form (SIF) as the username and password. Once a parent/guardian has logged in they most change their password. To change the password

      • Click on the “OPTIONS” tab

      • Click on the “CHANGE USER PROFILE” tab

      • Complete the requested information and then click on “UPDATE USER PROFILE” tab

    • After the initial login, parents/guardians simply click “STUDENT” and then “VIEW MY STUDENTS.”

Attendance

It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school when your child is not in attendance and the reason for the absence. Please be aware that tardies and sign-outs are counted as absences. See the Brunswick City Schools Student and Parent Handbook for more information about attendance.


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Immunization

Board policy 5320 states: In order to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain communicable diseases and in recognition that prevention is a means of combating the spread of disease, the Board of Education requires all students to be immunized in accordance with State statutes, unless specifically exempt for medical or good cause including religious conviction. This policy pertains to both students who currently attend school in the District and those eligible to attend. Please be aware that this policy must be followed regardless of whether the district is in a remote learning scenario or face-to-face. Click here to see specific details regarding each immunization needed for school attendance. An immunization clinic is available through the Medina County Health Department Health Centers. Click here for more information about the immunization clinic.


Student Information Form (SIF) AVAILABLE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER, 3rd

Please CLICK HERE (https://update.bcsoh.org/) to update the Student Information Form for each child that attends BCSD. This form contains essential information for several entities of the district including the main office, the school nurse, and the technology department to name a few. It is imperative that it be updated before the year begins.


  • The Username is the student’s 6 digit Student ID number.

  • The Password is the student’s birthdate (m/d/yyyy) plus the student’s middle name.

  • Note: There are no spaces between the birthdate and middle name and the first initial of the middle name is capitalized.

  • Note: If a student does not have a middle name, enter an asterisk (*) in place of the middle name.

  • Note: If a student has two middle names, enter both middle names with a space between the two middle names.

  • Note: If a student has a hyphen, apostrophe, or other special characters in the middle name, enter the special characters.

  • Example:

    • Username: 123456

    • Password: 8/23/2013Kathleen

If you have ANY questions about your Student Information Form, please contact your building secretary. Also, if you have difficulty with accessing the site, change the browser you are using or clear the cookies/cache, that usually helps.

PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE EMERGENCY CONTACTS UPDATED AND THAT YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE! STUDENTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO SOMEONE WHO IS NOT LISTED AS AN EMERGENCY CONTACT--see information below as to how this situation will be addressed at the schools.

Emergency Pick Up

When we are back in a face-to-face environment, please remember that a phone call and completed form will be required if you need someone other than a person(s) listed in emergency contacts to pick your child up from school. First, call the school to request that a person not listed as an emergency contact needs to pick up your child. The building secretary will verify the number you are calling from as a number listed in our student system. Next, a link (to a form) will be sent via email to the email listed for the legal guardian. Once the legal guardian completes the form the child may be picked up by the person indicated on the form. The building staff will verify the identity of the person picking up the child; be sure the person picking up the child brings a driver’s license or a state ID.


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Check out Superintendent Mayell’s “Welcome Back” video for some thoughts on the new school year and a sneak peek of the new Brunswick Middle School.
08 27 2020 Welcome Message