Raider Record

June 5, 2020

Hello BHS Families, the following information is regarding how seniors, and 9-11th grade students can manage their student-issued computers and components as we transition into our Summer season.


SENIORS: On June 11th, Seniors will be reporting to the BHS campus to return all of their school issued items (devices, books, sports gear, etc.). Please check your email for alpha arrival times and the pre-determined path for foot and vehicle traffic.

There will be a computer return station where families will bring the computer and components for check in. Please see below to make this process efficient.


9-11th GRADE STUDENTS: Are asked to keep their computers from the prior school year throughout the summer and return with the 4 components the next school year.

If that is not possible, or if you feel as though you need to turn the computer in for the duration of the summer, please use the Tech Request form found on any district website (also linked here).

4 Components

There are 4 components that SENIORS will need to check in on June 11th, and 9-11th grade students will keep over the summer and bring with them for the start of the next school year.

  1. Laptop

  2. Stylus

  3. Sleeve

  4. AC Adapter (Charger)

Laptop and Stylus

Notice that this laptop is sticker free. Students are expected to keep their laptops sticker free and should turn in their clean computers with no stickers on the lid in working condition.

Notice the stylus is attached to the computer. If it has become un-attached, the student can place the stylus in the computer sleeve.


Seniors are expected to turn a computer sleeve at the end of the year.

AC Adapter

Notice this AC Adapter has its cord wrapped using the attached Velcro strap. Seniors are required to wrap up their own AC Adapters prior to turning in their computers. Don't hold up the parade of cars (or foot traffic line) while we wait for you to wrap your cord.

Look at that Velcro Action!


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or the school if you have any further questions or special circumstances. It has been a pleasure working with our students throughout this strange and trying year. Stay healthy, stay kind.

-Joe Balsiger (Ed.Tech.Coach)

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