Tiger Weekly Update!

Belleville High School

BHS Update - Week of September 19th

Greetings BHS Families!


This is week #4 of Semester 1 (can you believe it?!). Students are getting into their routines and high levels of learning have begun! As we have returned to in-person learning, and regardless of whether your student was a virtual learner or an in-person learner last year, monitoring their progress is more important now than ever before. It is critical that you monitor the ParentConnect portal frequently to keep abreast of your student’s progress. If you are unable to gain access to the portal, please contact any of our offices for support.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


  • Student Handbook: Beginning last week, BHS Administrators had conducted meetings with each grade level, explaining important areas of the Student Handbook (including the Dress Code Pilot). This handbook contains students’ rights and responsibilities - and is therefore extremely important that they read and understand. Please find the handbook HERE.


  • COVID Calls and Emails: Last week, we had several standard emails and voice calls go out, which raised concerns by many. Please see the assurance statement below from Nurse Munoz, as well as information on our FREE Vaccination Clinic, which begins next Monday, Sept. 27th for the first dose and Monday, October 18th for the second dose.


Van Buren Public Schools is working closely with the Wayne County Health Department on a regular basis regarding positive cases in our district. Many of you are aware that MDHHS included Belleville High School on their Michigan Schools Outbreak report. MDHHS publishes this information as a weekly report to keep our communities informed. It is important to remember that the term "outbreak" is applied to an educational institution that has two or more cases of COVID-19. It is also important to remember that none of the cases in our district have been found to share an epidemiological link to one another (none have been contracted during the school day). As always, student and staff safety is our top priority as we work hard to maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. If you have further questions, please contact District Nurse Dionisia Munoz at dmunoz@vanburenschools.net or at 734.697.1019.


  • Teacher Vacancies: The district's HR Department and BHS Administration have been working tirelessly to recruit and hire dedicated staff amidst an unprecedented shortage of teacher candidates. While we have only a few openings left, be assured that classes are being supported by current teachers who know and are monitoring the curriculum. If you know of certified teacher who are not currently working (or who would be available on a part time basis), please share this link with them: tinyurl.com/BHSTigerTeam. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Principal Crockett directly (ncrockett@vanburenschools.net).


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The Counseling Corner

Dear BHS Families and students,


The State of MIchigan has required us to OFFER the Fall PSAT(9th), the PSAT/NMSQT (10th,11th) and the SAT(Seniors only) to our students this October. Students are NOT REQUIRED to participate in Fall testing. However, if you would like your child to participate in Fall testing you must fill out the form below. Once we get an accurate number of how many students who want to participate we can plan accordingly.


Testing Dates:

  • SAT - October 13th - 12th Grade
  • PSAT/NMSQT - October 26th - 10th, 11th Grades
  • PSAT- October 27th - 9th


NOTE: If your child is a Senior this year and did NOT take the SAT last April with us at BHS, they can take the SAT with us this October.


Fall Testing "opt in" Form Deadline Sunday, October 3rd


Counseling Updates:

Last week, the counselors met with all seniors individually to discuss their graduation status, and to briefly discuss their post-secondary plans. We will ramp up our post-secondary planning with the seniors next week as we prepare for Michigan College Month.


Next week, the counselors will visit all 9th grade English classes to discuss high school expectations and begin career exploration discussions.


Virtual College Visits for the week of 9/20:

9/20 - Grand Valley State University

9/21 - Wayne State University

9/23 - University of Michigan Ann Arbor

9/23 - Alma College

9/24 - Western Michigan University


Upcoming Events:

FAFSA Night- October 6th @ 6:30pm VIRTUAL

FAFSA Filing Night- October 20th @ 6:30pm VIRTUAL

BHS Virtual College Fair-November 17th @ 6:30pm VIRTUAL

BHS ATHLETICS

Upcoming HOME Events:

9/21- Girls Golf vs Livonia Churchill @ Willow Metropark, 3:00pm

9/21- Boys and Girls Cross Country Tri-Meet @ Van Buren Park, 4:00pm

9/21- Boys V Tennis vs Franklin, 4:00pm

9/21- Boys V Soccer vs Wayne, 5:30pm Senior Night

9/22- Boys V Tennis vs John Glenn, 4:00pm

9/23- Girls Golf vs John Glenn @ Willow Metropark, 3:00pm

9/23- Freshmen Football vs Fordson, 4:30pm

9/23- JV Football vs Fordson, 6:30pm


GO TIGERS!!