Knight News

September 6-11, 2021

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Student Parking Reminder

All students parking in the parking lot MUST have a purchased parking pass and be in the Student Parking Lot ONLY. Any student without a pass, or parking in the wrong area with a pass is subject to a parking ticket from the Beloit Police Department. The student parking lot is in front of the school on the south end. Please do not park in the staff lot, the lot by the tennis courts/theatre or the lot by the Natatorium during school hours. Parking there could result in a ticket. Tickets start.

If you need a parking pass, please get an application in the Main Office and take your completed application with payment to B107.

Meet Our Bilingual Home-School Liaison

Hello Families,

My name is Abril Lara and I will be the bilingual home school liaison for the Beloit Memorial High School and the Beloit Learning Academy. This will be my first school year serving the Beloit School District and I am very excited to meet and help in any way I can.

My goals for this year are the following:

★ Getting familiar with students and staff.

★ Provide information about community resources available to our families.

★ Translate/ Interpret anything that would be school related.

★ Keeping families informed about school events.

★ Provide information from the District in regards to health concerns.

★ Being available to answer any questions regarding the academic development of the student.

Please feel free to contact with any question or concerns

Hope to meet everyone soon!

Abril Lara

BMHS - 608.361.3166

BLA - 608.361.4324

Attendance to Sporting Events

We are so excited to be able to resume sporting events and fans this year at BMHS! We are going to continue with privileged based criteria for events, so you will need to make sure that you are on time to class and getting any absences excused, before attending events.

Timeframe: 1 week period (Monday-Saturday of the week of the event) Everyone gets a fresh start on Monday.

Attendance: No periods of unexcused absences and less than three tardies for the week.

Discipline: No in school or out of school suspension during the week

Everyone is encouraged to serve detentions in ALE (before school and after school) in order to excuse tardies. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to bring in a note in order to ensure that the absence is excused.

Athletic Eligibility

Final Term Grades: (end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th terms)

  • If a student receives one failing grade at term, that student is ineligible for a minimum of 5 scheduled school days and nights, but not less than one contest. After five scheduled school days and nights a grade check will be performed.
  • If the student is passing ALL their classes at that time they will become eligible.
  • If the student is failing ANY classes at the 5 day grade check, they remain ineligible for another five scheduled school days and nights and then proceeds with another grade check. This process will remain in place until the student is passing ALL courses.

  • If a student receives two or more failing grades at term, the student is ineligible for a minimum of 15 scheduled school days and nights. After 15 days, a grade check will be performed. If the student is passing ALL their classes at the 15 day grade check, they become eligible on the 16th scheduled school day.
  • If that student is failing ANY class at the 15 day grade check, they remain ineligible for another 5 scheduled school days and nights at which time another grade check is performed. This process of checking every 5 scheduled school days will remain in place until that student is passing ALL classes.

  • An incomplete grade will render an athlete ineligible.
  • If an incomplete grade becomes a passing grade within 10 school days, the athlete will regain eligibility immediately.
  • If the incomplete has not been changed within two weeks of the grade posting, the grade will automatically be considered as failing.
  • If try-outs are conducted in a sport prior to the conclusion of a term, an ineligible student will be allowed to participate in the try-out process, but will not be eligible for competition until eligibility has been restored.

Midterm Grade Check: (midpoint of each term)

  • Students failing one or more classes at the mid-term grade check will become ineligible for five scheduled school days and nights at which time a grade check is performed.
  • If the student is passing ALL their classes at the 5 day grade check, they become eligible.
  • If the student is failing ANY class at the 5 day grade check, they remain ineligible until the student is passing all of their classes.

2021-22 Grade Check Dates:

September 30th (Mid-Term Grade Check)

October 29th (Final 1st Term Grade Check)

December 2nd (Mid-Term Grade Check)

January 21st (Final 2nd Term Grade Check)

February 17th (Mid-Term Grade Check)

March 25th (Final 3rd Term Grade Check)

April 21st (Mid-Term Check)

June 10th (Final 4th Term Grade Check)

Homecoming 2021 is Coming!

Purple Knights!

We are so excited to be able to have homecoming again this year! Homecoming week will be October 4th- October 9th. The pep rally, parade and football game will be held on Friday the 8th and the dance will be held on Saturday the 9th.

All students that intend on coming to the dance, MUST fill out a homecoming contract prior to Monday, September 27th in order to be able to buy a ticket during homecoming week. Please read through the contract carefully as it includes the expectations and eligibility requirements.

If you intend to bring a guest from another school, please also make sure to get a guest contract filled out and turned in prior to Monday, September 27th. Paper copies can be found in academic affairs.

Dance Eligibility Requirements

No more than 5 periods of unexcused absences OR unexcused tardies and no in school or out of school suspension from September 20th-October 8th. Even after you are approved and purchase a ticket, your attendance will be revoked due to a suspension!

Seniors - Important Scholarship (Free Money for College) Information

Senior Class of 2022!

Your email will be used to provide you with ongoing Scholarship (free money for college) and College Information. Please make sure you check it regularly when you get an email from Mrs. Wolf, School Counselor. She will be posting all scholarship opportunities to your XELLO account and emailing information to you. If you have any specific questions please reach out to your Academy Counselor.

Many of you may have questions about scholarships. There are many different types of scholarships available. Here is a short description of each.

*Some scholarships are available by application only. These scholarships are available by email notification on an ongoing basis. Please check your XELLO ACCOUNT weekly for any new scholarships that may have been received. These scholarships are available from many people, groups and organizations. The application criteria will be listed to see if you can apply.

* Some scholarships are offered to a student when they apply to a college. This offer will come directly from the college. These are usually based on grades/ACT scores.

* You may also check your place of employment/or your parents to see if they have a scholarship available.

Websites that are available for scholarship searches include:

Early Release Schedule for 2021-2022

During the 2021-2022 School Year we will have Early Release Wednesdays the first and third Wednesday of each month. Beloit Memorial Students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM on the following Wednesdays:

  • September 15th
  • October 6th and October 20th
  • November 3rd and November17th
  • December 1st and December 15th
  • January 5th and January 19th
  • February 2nd and February 16th
  • March 2nd and March 16th
  • April 6th and April 20th
  • May 4th and May 18th
  • June 1st

2021-2022 Student Calendar Handbooks are now Available!

If you missed our Back to School Night, the 2021-2022 Student Calendar Handbooks are now available in the Main Office. Stop by to pick one up!

School Health Update

Following CDC and Rock County Health Department recommendations, face covering will be required for all students, staff, and visitors in all of our school buildings and on school buses.

Free onsite Covid testing is available to students, staff, and their families.

Air filtration systems are updated and installed in all schools.

Cleaning supplies are available in every classroom. Custodial cleaning protocols will be followed with daily and nightly cleanings.

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