Brunswick High School Newsletter

September 2023

Picture Day 9/27 Order Online, Quick and Easy!

2023-24 School Year

BHS Students, Parents, and Guardians:

It has been a great start to the 2023-24 school year and we are excited to see what this year brings!

I want to shout out the student section from Friday, September 1st, for their behavior at the first home football game! After addressing a few expectations from the prior two weeks, you came and supported your peers, you set the example, and made the right decisions. If you are dropping off your high school child/children, please drop off in front of the stadium at the main gate closest to BHS.

Expectation Reminders:

  • Students have five minutes between classes which is plenty of time to go from one class to the next. Students need to be in class ready to learn at the five minute bell.
  • BHS has implemented a pass system this year. All students are required for safety reasons and accountability, to have a pass during class time when traveling the building.
  • Only one student at a time is permitted in a restroom stall, if more than one student is found in a stall, all students will be issued discipline.
  • Dress code, school is back in session and students are to wear school appropriate clothing. Clothing worn outside during summer break, at the beach, or exposes too much skin is not school appropriate. Please talk with your children and help guide their daily attire.

With the development of artificial intelligence, internet searches, and other technologies, academic integrity is important. Help them understand why it is important to do their own work, not to plagiarize, copy others work or use any artificial intelligence to complete assignments. Any student who uses devices, technology, artificial intelligence or other tools to find answers or to submit work that is not their own is a violation of the code of conduct. Cheating and plagiarism will result in a zero in both content mastery or work habits.

Keith Merrill


Brunswick High School

330-273-0495 option 8



PSAT Testing Grades 10th and 11th. October 11th!

Attention High School Parents - SAVE THE DATE Testing Day Announcement

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, ALL Students in the 10th and 11th grade will be taking the PSAT or the PSAT/NMSQT. Students need to bring their ID (Student ID, State ID, Drivers License), their school issued computer fully charged, an approved calculator, and a pencil.

Transportation will be provided at the regular scheduled pick up time in the morning for students in 10th and 11th grade. After finishing the PSAT students will be dismissed at approximately 11:00-11:15 and transportation will be provided home at dismissal.

Students will report to their assigned testing room with their computer, ID, calculator and something to write with. BHS will abide by The College Board testing guidelines and protocols. Cell phones and smartwatches are not permitted. Please leave those items at home, locker or car.

To learn more about the PSAT and The College Board:

9th and 12th grade students will not report to school that day. Seniors are encouraged to schedule a college visit and/or attend the college and career fair at the Medina County Fairgrounds.

Senior Picture Options

Sign up now for a FREE Senior Mini session with Cavanaugh Photography! You will have an opportunity to move through 4 stations, including your yearbook headshot, a cap and gown portrait, plus two more senior backgrounds! It will be quick, fun, and easy! And best of all - your family can place their order online a couple weeks after the session and have it delivered right to your door. Sign up for a time slot today! And if you have additional questions, call Cavanaugh Photography at 440-973-4390.

Sign up to schedule a time: Senior Picture Times Friday 10/13/23

What: Senior Pictures

WHEN: OCT13 10-12 and 1-4 pm (NO SCHOOL THAT DAY)

WHERE: West Gym

YEARBOOK photos MUST be taken by Cavanaugh before December 15, 2023 to be included in the yearbook and on the class composite.

Any questions? Contact Mrs. Pinkerman at

Class of 2024 Baby Picture Ads

Class of 2024 Parents and Guardians,

The staff of the 2024 Trident invites you to honor your son or daughter in a special section of the yearbook known as the Baby Picture Ads. This section is separate from the traditional senior class portraits.

We offer two options: A $50 option includes one picture and a message, and the $75 includes two pictures and a message. Parents who choose the two picture option usually like to include their student’s senior photo and a baby photo.

Click the image below to order a Baby Picture Ads for your senior. All orders and money must be received by April 1, 2024.

Freshman and LINK Activities

Freshman Follow-up will take place several times during the year. LINK leaders will meet with the freshman to help support, guide, and assist with their freshman year. The first Freshman Follow-up day will take place, Thursday, September 7th.

Freshman football tailgate event will take place Friday, September 7th, in the East gym/courtyard. All Freshman are invited. The Freshman Tailgate will start at 5 p.m. LINK will have snacks, face painting, music, and games. Freshman will also get into the football game free and will be escorted in by LINK Crew.

Looking to Join a Club? Check out the announcements for upcoming opportunities!

Seniors Proof of Immunization Required By 9/5/23

Senior Parents and Guardians,

Last spring, the Class of 2024 received letters that the seniors are required to have two doses of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) before the start of the school year. Exceptions: Only one dose of MCV4 is needed if the first dose was given on or after the 16th birthday or if the 12th grader is 15 years old or less. Physicians have been informed of these requirements, but most parents are unaware. We hope this advance notice will make it easy to comply with these requirements.

The law states schools cannot permit students to remain in school (at the beginning of their 12th grade school year) more than 14 days (September 5, 2023) unless the student has proof of immunization or an exemption.

Parents and guardians, please UPLOAD the immunization record into Final Forms when your child gets the vaccine or submit proof of your child’s MCV4 vaccination, as soon as possible, to the nurses office at Brunswick High School or the East Office or by fax 330-225-5393. If you have already submitted proof of the MCV4 vaccinations for your child, please disregard this letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse McCartin at 330-273-0408 or email with any questions.

ProgressBook, Schedules, & School Fees

Fees & Schedules may be found by logging into your child's ProgessBook. If you owe school fees, pay online using MySchoolBucks at or mail a payment to Brunswick City Schools C/O Treasurer 3643 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.

Final Forms - Student Information

BCSD is using Final Forms for student information (Parent and guardian name, address, phone numbers, emails, emergency contacts and much more) Final Forms need to be updated every year and when important contact information has changed.

If you do not update your information and your email, address, phone number or custody has changed, you will not receive district and building calls, emails or emergency messages. It is important to update your information throughout the year.

Final Forms can be found on the district website under families, located at the top of the page. Click on Final Forms to update your information.

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BHS Parking Permit

Parking permits can be purchased during the school year in the East Office. The parking permit application, past/current fees, and documentation for driver/car must be fully completed and paid before purchasing a parking pass.

Parking permits can be purchased all year long. Parking permits can be purchased prior to the start of school on:

Parking Permit Application

Parking is on a first come, first serve basis student are permitted to park in the front East Lot, Center lot east of the trees by the recreation center, and the back west lot. Students who speed, drive unsafe, or park in unauthorized areas will lose parking privileges, ticketed and towed.

BHS Guidance Department

Guidance Department

Guidance Department Calendar of Events

Food Services Breakfast & Lunch Program Application- If you Qualify, Please Apply

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Process

The Brunswick City School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunches may also be eligible to have their school fees waived. In an effort to make this process more convenient for families, we have created an online application portal.

Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2023-24

BHS Breakfast $2.25

BHS Lunch $3.75

Please reach out to our Nutrition Services Coordinator Karen Becker with questions.

One Way Patterns are In Place during arrival and dismissal. Buses Only are permitted in front of BHS. Students being dropped off, please drop off in any of the three parking lots. Students need to be in class before the 7:25 a.m. bell. Students who arrive late to class will have to sign in and will considered tardy.

Attendance Procedures:

Signing in and out and Attendance Phone Numbers:

If your child is not going to be at school, please call the appropriate attendance line each day. You can call the attendance line anytime day or night. Attendance lines are by grade level, please see the numbers below. Consider adding the attendance line as a contact in your phone.


9th/10th Grades (West Office): (330) 273-5964

11th/12th Grades (East Office): (330) 273-5966

NURSE: 330-273-0408

When picking up or dropping off your child, if they are coming in late or being pick up for an appointment, they need to sign in and out of their grade level office. 9th & 10th will report to the West Office and 11th & 12th will report to the East Office. If you have any questions, please contact the grade level office.

If your child is sick with the nurse, your child will be signed out at the Center Doors. For Safety reasons, never leave with your child without notifying and signing out with a grade level secretary, office or the Nurse.

Questions, Visit the Brunswick City Schools Website for Information!

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something

The Brunswick City School District encourages students, teachers, staff, parents and other members of our community to report any instances of potential violence, bullying, self-harm or any other issue where our students may be at risk. Information about the SaferSchools Tip Line can be found on the Brunswick City Schools webpage. The Brunswick City School District partners with SaferSchools Ohio to provide our families with a free resource for keeping our schools safe. The anonymous tip line service helps alert local law enforcement to potential school safety crisis. By calling or texting the statewide tip line (844-SAFEROH), you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering to you, your friends or your school. The SaferSchools Tip Line accepts calls and texts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you for keeping our Brunswick Community SAFE.

Upcoming dates to remember:


9/4 No School Labor Day

9/27 BHS Picture Day


10/11 PSAT Testing for All 10th and 11th Grade (9th Grade & Seniors do not reports for testing)

10/13 NEOEA - No School

10/13 Class of 2024 Senior Pictures Day - Cavanaugh Photography Senior Session in the West Gym from 10:00 -12:00 P.M. and 12:30 - 4:00 P.M.

10/14 Homecoming

10/18 No School In-service Day

10/20 End of 1st Quarter


11/7 Parent Teacher Conferences - No School

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break


12/15 Senior Pictures must be completed by this date.

12/18-12/20 BHS Midterm and Final Exams Adjusted Schedule

12/20 End of 2nd Quarter and end of 1st Semester

12/21-1/2 Winter Break


1/3 Return from Winter Break

1/15 No School Martin Luther King Day


2/6 Parent Teacher Conferences

2/7 No School In-service

2/19 No School - Presidents Day


3/6 SAT All 11th Grade Students (No School for 9th, 10th, & 12th Graders)

3/13 End of 3rd Quarter

3/25 - 3/29 Spring Break


4/8 No School In-service

4/17 Ohio State Testing ELA 10 Part 1 (Adjusted schedule)

4/18 Ohio State Testing ELA 10 Part 2 (Adjusted schedule)


5/4 Prom and After Prom

5/8 Top 30 Class of 2024 Excellence Ceremony

5/17 Senior Awards Invitation

5/13-5/16 Senior Final Exams

5/16-5/22 Cap and Gown Pick Up (All fees, books, computers need to be returned to pick up)

5/21 Junior Awards

5/22 Sophomore Awards

5/23 Freshman Awards

5/23 BHS Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony 7 p.m. Brunswick Automart Stadium (Thursday Night)

5/24 Rain date Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony 7 p.m.

5/25 Rain date: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m.

5/27 No School - Memorial Day

5/28-5/30 Final Exams Adjusted Schedule

5/30 Last Day for Students & End of 4th Quarter

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