Barbara Morgan S.T.E.M Academy

Parent Newsletter ~ January 1, 2021

Important Dates

January:

4 - Class resumes - Early Release 2:10pm

5 - On time School of Choice online enrollment application now open!

5 - BMSA Roaring Rocket Read-A-Thon....Pledge money due

7 - Intent to Re-enroll Closed

11- Early Release 2:10pm

18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

25 - Early Release 2:10pm

28 - On time online enrollment application Closed


February:

8 - BMSA Lottery Draw for the 2021-2022 school year at WASD District Headquarters

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We wish you a healthy and happy new year and we look forward to welcoming back our students, families and staff!

Intent To Re-Enroll Deadline: January 7

Intent to Re-Enroll at BMSA

It is that time of year again...Time to renew your spot at BMSA for the 2021-2022 school year. Current students must complete an "Intent to Re-Enroll" form to secure their spot for the next school year. This must be completed by January 7, 2021. The "Intent to Re-Enroll" form can be found on our website or by clicking here.


If you submit the "Intent to Re-Enroll" form and do not get a call from BMSA, please know your submission has been received and we plan on your return. We will be contacting families who do not fill out the form to ensure they are intending not to return. Students not intending to return will forfeit their spot, opening it up to new incoming lottery applicants.


IMPORTANT SIBLING INFORMATION: Any incoming siblings, new to BMSA next school year, must fill out a new student "Online School of Choice" application which will be available on January 5, 2021 and closes on January 28, 2021. For instance, if you have one child attending BMSA currently, and now have an incoming Kindergartner, please submit the new student online School of Choice application for that incoming child. (Incoming siblings must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021.)

Help Spread The Word - Lottery Application opens January 5

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Lottery Application Available Beginning January 5

HELP SPREAD THE WORD: If you know of any families interested in enrolling at BMSA for the 2021-2022 school year, now is the time! Please encourage your friends and families to visit our BMSA website and complete the "on-time" School of Choice lottery application, which will be available January 5th through January 28th.


The Barbara Morgan STEM Academy lottery draw is set to be held on Monday, February 8 at WASD headquarters.


More information about School of Choice applications can be found on the district website: https://www.westada.org/domain/84 or by calling BMSA directly.

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BMSA Roaring Rocket Read-A-Thon Pledges

We hope you had a relaxing break while enjoying reading great books!


Monday and Tuesday of this week, we will be collecting Roaring Rocket Read-A-Thon pledges. Pledge donations may be made by check to BMSA PTO or by scanning the Venmo QR code on the pledge form: https://tinyurl.com/y64zzen5


Based on pledges submitted by January 5th, two students from every grade level will receive a $15 BMSA Gift Certificate to purchase books through Scholastic. The students will be selected based on the most minutes read and the student that raised the most money for our school.


Thank you for engaging in reading and supporting our PTO.

Yearbook pre-sale is on now!

Order Your BMSA Yearbook Today!

We are excited to announce, our BMSA Yearbooks are currently being designed and are available for advanced discounted pricing.


  • Order now through January 4, 2021 for a discounted rate of only $15 per yearbook.
  • If purchased between January 5th - March 5th, yearbooks will be $20 each.
  • After March 5th, they will be $25 each until sold out.
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in June.



Order online at:


https://commpe.pictavo.com


School ID # is 95423

Please Charge Devices Before Returning to School

Got Power?

Please remember to send your child's school device (iPad or Laptop) back to school on Monday with the charging cord. It is important to have the device fully charged, so please plug it in the night before to ensure it is ready for use during school.

Preventing the spread of Covid 19

As we head back to school, it is important to keep the following in mind in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19:
  • Masks must be worn properly, covering the nose, mouth and below the chin. Please help ensure your child's mask is fitted properly to prevent it from falling below his/her nose.
  • Please keep your child home if he/she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Congestion

Runny Nose

Cough

Headache

Fever

Chills

Muscle Aches

Sore Throat

Shortness of Breath

Fatigue

Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

Loss of Smell or Taste

  • If a family member is exhibiting Covid 19 symptoms, or has tested positive, please keep your child home for the recommended 10 to 14 day exposure window.
  • Call our school Health Office if you have any questions about symptoms and/or possible exposure: 208-855-4430.

Thank you for helping prevent the spread of Covid 19 within our school community.