BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of August 28, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

Good evening BMES Families,


How exciting it is that we are now rolling into the 2022-2023 school year. It was a pleasure to meet many of you at Open House this past week. As we begin to prepare for this year, there are several reminders to share.


This evening at 6pm, the PTA will be outside BMES for our annual Chalk the Walk. We would like to have parents come out and write positive and encouraging messages on our sidewalks for our Eagles to read tomorrow morning during arrival.


Also, if you haven't already done so, please stop online to Rycor to complete the Student Handbook and Technology Agreement form for your child. Once complete, those students will be able to use YCSD devices and internet network. No devices will be issued until the students have a completed form on file. Included below are the online links for Rycor, MySchoolBucks, and PTA membership.


Lastly, there will be no school for students on Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5. We wish you a great holiday weekend!


See you all tomorrow,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 28

PTA Chalk the Walk at 6pm. Meet out front of BMES!


Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5

No school for students due to Teacher Workday and Labor Day Holiday


Wednesday, September 7

PTA Meeting at 5:30pm in our Library


Week of September 19-23

Fall Book Fair

Parent Resources

Let's Talk

The division’s customer service tool, Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD has been expanded to include schools. Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD can be conveniently accessed on the yorkcountyschools.org website or through the YCSD Mobile App using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.


To access the platform, click on the “Contact Us” button or simply click the Let's Talk! pop-out tab on the division website (the green tab on the right side of your computer screen or the green button on the bottom of your mobile screen). Then, select a topic to start a conversation and the appropriate staff member will respond.

Breakfast and Lunch

All students will be charged for breakfast and lunch this school year unless they have qualified for our free and/or reduced lunch. Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals as early as possible, using the online application or a printable form. We will be providing these forms at Open House to all students. If you need to load money into your child's lunch account for the first day of school, please visit MySchoolBucks.

Rycor- Online Forms

We are asking all families complete the Student Handbook Acknowledgment Form and Student/Parent Technology Usage Form on Rycor. We highly encourage all families to visit Rycor, the division’s secure forms and payment system, to complete all required forms prior to the first day of school. We will not be issuing devices to our students in grades 3-5 during the first two weeks of school until those forms are completed.


All students in PK-2 also needs these forms completed in order to use YCSD devices while in the classroom as part of their instructional activities.

K-12 Student Accident Insurance

Worried about paying for your child’s medical care if an accident should happen? K&K’s student accident insurance can help.


K-12 Accident Plans available through your school:

• At-School Accident Only

• 24-Hour Accident Only

• Extended Dental

• Football


How to Enroll Online

Enrolling online is easy and should take only a few minutes. Go to www.studentinsurance-kk.com and click the “Enroll Now” button.


For further details of the coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions or limitations and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please refer to www.studentinsurance-kk.com. Student is able to purchase the coverage only if his/her school district is a policyholder with the insurance company.

PTA Updates

Have you joined the PTA?

Please don't forget to join the PTA at https://bmes.memberhub.com/store

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.