The Bobcat Weekly

August 8, 2021 Issue 2

One Week to Go!

Hello Students and Families!

The first day of school is only a week away! I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

In this second edition of the Bobcat Weekly, you will find the the following key information that will help get this year started off right:

  1. 6th and 9th Grade Camps/Meet-the-Teacher
  2. Meet-the-Teacher/Open House for grades 7/8/10/11/12
  3. School Breakfast and Lunch
  4. Dress Code (with update for high school)
  5. Schedule Pick-up
  6. Drop Off and Pick Up Times and Maps
  7. Student Parking Map
  8. Road Work
  9. School Supplies
  10. Important Logistics to know

I hope you find this helpful as you navigate your way back to school!

We will see you soon!

Richard Penland, Principal

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Get Ready! Get Set! We're Back! Sixth and Ninth Grade Camps and Meet the Teacher

The 2021 – 2022 school year is quickly approaching and our incoming sixth and ninth graders have new staff, new rules, new future friends and basically – new everything else! Here at BMHS, we pride ourselves in our motto: Family all In! You (student and parents) are about to become part of this awesome family! To make the transition easier, we have set up a half day camp for students in these two grades to come by themselves for the opportunity of learning all about their new school home and familiarize themselves with the facility. This will be followed that evening with a Meet-the-Teacher event for the whole family. Here are the details:

Sixth and Ninth Grade Camps (students only)

Date: August 12th

Time: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dress: Comfortable: jeans/shorts/t-shirts (there may be a painting activity so dress accordingly)

Things to Bring: Your excitement for a new adventure and money for a snow cone ($3)

6th and 9th Grade Meet the Teacher

Date: August 12

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Meet The Teacher for Everyone Else (grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12)

On Tuesday, August 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., we will be hosting a come-and-go open house. You will be able to go to your child's classrooms and meet the teachers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Student Breakfast and Lunch!

This just in...

All FWISD schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch to their students each day for the 2021 -2022 school year. There are no forms required. Everyone qualifies.

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Dress Code

Based on the feedback I received from my newsletter last week, I have made an adjustment to the high school dress expectations (in bold):

Middle School

We will be following the established middle school dress code as outlined by FWISD. You can follow this link to view these standards:

We will also permit dark green polo type shirts as well as spirit wear every day of the week.

High School

PLEASE BE AWARE: even though there is published standard of dress for high school students provided through FWISD please know that (as we have in the past) we are continuing to allow t-shirts, ripped jeans and athletic wear. As a high school student privilege - unless the student dress is possibly distracting to the learning environment and/or revealing - we will not interfere with high school student dress choices.

DON'T's for All:

  1. Pajamas are not allowed.
  2. No hats or hoods inside the school.
  3. No visible under garments
  4. No pro alcohol or drug references

For any further clarification, please reach out to the campus directly.

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Schedule Pick Up and Change Requests

Students and families can stop by the high school office the week August 9 to pick up student schedules. If you are planning to attend the open house/meet-the-teacher, make sure to pick up your schedule in advance. Please note that 6th and 9th grade students attending their camps will get their schedule at that time.

Schedule change requests may also be filled out and left for counselors to process. IMPORTANT: All schedule change requests must be submitted by Friday, August 20th. All changes will be granted based on class availability and graduation requirements.

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Drop Off/Pick Up Map

If you any questions after reviewing the map below please call the school and we will happily assist you.
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Student Parking

Qualifying juniors and seniors will be allowed to purchase a parking pass/sticker for $35.00. Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a current driver's license
  • Have proof of insurance that lists the student as a covered driver
  • Agree to not park in designated visitor or employee parking

Available parking will be assessed after the year is underway and qualifying sophomore's will then be allowed to also purchase a parking pass. Parking availability will be assessed at the end of the first grading period and if it is not opened up to sophomores at that time, we will reassess at the end of the second grading period.

We will also be offering assigned spaces for seniors for an additional fee. These students will be allowed to paint their space. Details will be released after the school year begins.

For any questions about student parking, please contact Gloria Gutierrez.

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Roadwork Around the School

Currently, there are road crews working on Westpark Drive and Overcrest. I do not know when that will be done, just be mindful to watch this over the next week to see if it will impact your plans for dropping off, picking up your child or just visiting the school. It can likely impact your travel time.
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School Supplies

FWISD has made this super easy this year. We will be providing school supplies for classroom use. It's that easy. It is a great idea to come with something to write with and to write on. Additionally students need to come prepared with their chomebook/laptop charged and ready to go.

If your child still needs a laptop, we will be arranging for that during the first week of school. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email our administrator over students devices, Mr. Phillip Adams at

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Schedule and Schedules and Busses

For the first two days of school, the building will open at 7:30. High school students may be in any hall of the high school building (Building A) until the 8:15 bell, and middle school students may be in any hall of the middle school building (Building B). At the 8:15 bell, all students will move to their first period class.

Students will need to be in their classrooms by 8:25.

We will post all over both buildings, student names and their first period class in case they did not already pick up their schedule.

Students will receive a copy of their schedule (on blue paper) during first period of the first day. They must follow that schedule even if they believe it is wrong or they have submitted a schedule change request. When changes in student schedules happen, students will be called to the office from class to pick up a new schedule when it is ready.

Students who want to submit a schedule change can stop by the counselor's office between classes - not during class. All schedule change requests must be submitted by Friday, August 20th.

Teachers will be telling bus riding students which bus they are to get on at the end of the day. This will take place each period in order to ensure students are comfortable knowing which bus they are to get on at the end of the day.

What to do if a student doesn't have a schedule and can't find their name on the posted list:

High school and middle school students who find themselves in this position or have any confusion about where to be, should make their way to the high school library for assistance, we will be staffed to help them in quick order.

All halls will be staffed with faculty to assist students in locating classrooms.

If you have any questions about this, or something I have not addressed, please reach out to the school.