BBI Parent Newsletter

August 7, 2021

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to kick off the 2021-2022 school year at BBI! Our staff has been very busy preparing for the upcoming week.

Our doors will open at 7:20 a.m. for car rider line. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. If your child arrives at 8:00 a.m. or after, they will be tardy. Arrive early!

Thank you to all who were able to come out on Wednesday for the schedule pick up night - it was a great success! If you were not able to attend, we will have the building open on Tuesday, August 10, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for students to collect their schedule and walk the building.

MISD Back to School Protocols

Magnolia ISD is excited to start the 2021-2022 school year traditionally. As always, MISD is committed to providing a high-quality education in a safe environment for all students and staff.

As you may recall, on March 8, 2021, the Board approved a resolution removing the requirements to wear a mask which went into effect April 1. The District will continue to operate in the same standards and per Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders GA-36 and GA-38, giving students and staff the option to wear a mask if they choose.

MISD wants to remind parents and staff that with any virus, the best way to prevent the spread of illness in our schools is by staying home when you are ill. The district will continue to follow the same everyday procedures used to help prevent the spread of viruses:

  • cleaning procedures in all of our classrooms,

  • washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer,

  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and

  • staying at home when you are sick.

The COVID-19 vaccines are not required for students or employees but are a safe and effective recommendation for eligible individuals, including children over 12 years. There are currently three vaccines available (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson&Johnson) which are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies, as well as walk-in clinics, urgent care, and the Lone Star Family Health Clinic. The vaccine is covered by insurance or free to those without insurance.

While remote learning was a response during the pandemic, it was not considered a permanent public education option. Local and state data showed that remote learning does not provide the same results as quality in-person learning; therefore, in-person instruction is the only option for all students.

Magnolia ISD looks forward to welcoming all of our students back to school on Wednesday, August 11.

Getting to school in the morning

Your child may ride the school bus, attend Early Morning Childcare, or be dropped off in car rider line.

Click here to visit the transportation website for more information related to riding the bus.

Click here to register your child for Early Morning Childcare. The doors open at 6:30 a.m. and close promptly at 7:15 a.m. After 7:15 a.m., all students must be dropped off in the car rider line.

Car rider line can take time so plan to leave your house early to allow for plenty of time in the line. Students may NOT be dropped off on Ken Lakes Drive or outside of the normal car rider line. See video below for which driveway to enter.

BBIS Car Rider Drop Off

When will my student have lunch?

Deciphering our lunch schedule can be tough. Here are a few quick tips to make it easier.

1. 5th graders eat during 5th period based on the class they have 5th period.

2. 6th graders eat during 6th period based on the class they have 6th period.

3. Look at your child's schedule and determine what class they have during the grade level lunch period (5th for grade 5, 6th for grade 6).

4. Look at the schedule below and find that class.

5. The times corresponding to that class will be your child's lunch time.

5A Lunch: 5th graders who have lunch 5A will carry their backpack with them to lunch. They will go immediately following 4th period - they will NOT report to 5th period before lunch.

5B Lunch: 5th graders who have 5B will report to 5th period and will not carry their backpacks to lunch.

6A Lunch: 6th graders who have 6A will report to 6th period and will not carry their backpacks to lunch.

6B Lunch: 6th graders who have 6B will report to 6th period. These students will carry their backpacks to lunch and report directly to 7th period at the end of lunch.

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MISD Dress Code

Click Here to view the MISD Handbook.

With tax free weekend upon us and back-to-school shopping in full swing, we wanted to remind our parents and students of the expectations for dress while attending BBI in Magnolia ISD.

Below are a few key things to remember (directly from the handbook) when deciding what is acceptable at school.

Clothing will:

  • Include appropriate undergarments, worn but not visible.
  • Contain no inappropriate or excessive holes, rips, cuts, or tears.

Shirts must:

  • Cover the midriff in a normal standing, sitting, or moving position.
  • Not be tank tops or muscle shirts unless an appropriate shirt/blouse is worn underneath.
  • Have the blouse straps cover the shoulder.

Shorts or pants must:

  • Be appropriately sized and cinched at the waist.
  • Not be short shorts, cycling shorts, spandex shorts, or cut-offs.
  • Be mid-thigh or longer when standing.
  • Have an accompanying garment that is mid-thigh in length if the pants are leggings.

Skirts or dresses must:

  • Be mid-thigh or longer.
  • Not have slits higher than mid-thigh.

Shoes must:

  • Be designed to be primarily worn outside the home. • Examples of inappropriate shoes includes house shoes or slippers.
  • Be without wheels, metal or hard taps.
  • Not be flip-flops during recess or P.E. Appropriate athletic shoes must be worn during these times of activity for safety purpose.

Accessories guidelines are as follows:

  • Earrings may be worn only by girls. Earrings worn by boys will be confiscated and may not be returned to the student.
  • Hats may not be worn in the building.

Hair will:

  • Be kept clean, well-groomed, and worn out of the eyes.
  • Be of a natural hair color.
  • Be no longer than the bottom of a dress shirt collar, bottom of the ear, and out of the eyes for male students.
  • Not be pinned up in any fashion nor be worn in a ponytail or bun for male students.

Afternoon Car Rider Line

Students will be released at 3:10 p.m. They will be along the front sidewalk watching for their ride home.

Please pull all the way forward to fill any empty car slots. This helps our line move more quickly.

Refrain from pulling around the car in front of you to exit quicker.

Our line only takes 20 minutes from the time of dismissal to the very end. Do not wait until after 3:30 p.m. to pick up your child.

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5th Grade Choir Club Recruitment Video