BMS Bulletin

Dedicated to Excellence. Prepared for the Future.

November 9th--November 13th

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8th grade is making the move to bms November 10th!

Dear 8th Grade BMS Families~

We are anxiously awaiting the day that our 8th graders can make the big move over to BMS! In order to successfully make this move, we need to give our teachers and staff time to make this move, and effectively prepare for our students in their new classrooms.

Therefore, on Monday, November 9th, THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL FOR OUR 8TH GRADERS OR ANY STUDENT WHO CURRENTLY ATTENDS WILLETT'S MS--no remote learning or face to face learning. THIS INCLUDES EARLY BIRDS. Instead, this will be a moving day for our 8th grade teachers and staff. Thank you for your understanding!


ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OUR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS, AND ALL STUDENTS MOVING OVER FROM WILLETTS, SHOULD REPORT TO THEIR PRIDE TIME TEACHER--RATHER THAN FIRST PERIOD.


Thank you for your continued support!

early bird room numbers at BMS for 11/10 and 11/11---students should arrive at 7:15 for a 7:25 start time

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Mrs. Lopano's class has been moved to 2615--this may be a change from what is on students' schedules. Mrs. Lopez will still hold her classes at BHS--thank you!

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BMS PICTURE DAY

  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH (for our A-L) kids

  • We are securing another date for our M-Z kids

  • DURING SS CLASSES--PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

  • LIFETOUCH HAS SENT AN EMAIL TO ALL PARENTS WITH ORDERING INFORMATION--ALL ORDERING IS ONLINE. THIS INCLUDES REMOTE LEARNERS.

  • FOR REMOTE LEARNERS, WE INVITE YOU INTO BMS ON YOUR "ALPHA DAY BY LAST NAME"--DURING YOUR REGULAR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS.

  • IF REMOTE LEARNERS ARE LATE TO LOG INTO ANOTHER CLASS DUE TO PHOTOS, THIS WILL BE EXCUSED.

family first night

“Family First Night” is scheduled for Monday, November 9th. On this day, we encourage our students and staff to spend the evening with their families and put all school activities on hold. There will be no homework, after school meetings, athletic practices, band practices, or any other after school activities.


brunswick education foundation is cooking for you!

Is COVID Fatigue getting to you? The Brunswick Education Foundation has just the thing to help you cope: our upcoming event called Too Tired to Cook Thursday.

Our Curbside Pick-Up of a Family Dinner of Comfort Food will help to improve your mood. Your purchase is contact less. Your hot meal will be delivered right to your vehicle. You get to select a pick-up time that works best for you. You get to support one of our Brunswick small businesses. Best of all, you get to enjoy your dinner without having to cook.

Meals are available for pick up at: DIAMOND EVENT CATERING, 1480 PEARL ROAD, BRUNSWICK on Thursday, November 19th, between 3:45 to 6:00 PM.


Preorders can be placed at https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/tootiredtocookthursday

Ordering deadline is NO LATER THAN 12:00pm Monday, November 16th.

Select the number of meals (Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Green Beans with Bacon) You can pick-up an additional meal (or two or three) to put in your freezer for another day. You can add-on a dessert or two (Cafeteria Peanut Butter Bar and/or Chocolate Chip Cookies) and/or an extra meat portion for a terrific meal for the entire family.

Best of all, you will be supporting the Brunswick Education Foundation as we continue to provide scholarships and excellence grants to help our students and teachers as they continue to achieve excellence. Thank you!

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november bms book club: A night divided

Book Club: This club is open to all grades!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 24th from 3:00-4:00 in the BMS Student Center. If you prefer, you can join us virtually with Meet code BMSBookClub. We will discuss A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Click HERE to watch a book trailer. You are welcome to join us even if you did not attend our October meeting!

Please contact Mrs. Deiotte with questions--thank you! ddeiotte@bcsoh.org

MATH COUNTS CLUB--JOIN US!!

Join the MathCounts Club!

Please join the MathCounts Google Classroom using the code “qyfweim”. If you have any questions, email Mrs.Perkey at aperkey@bcsoh.org.

Who: MathCounts is for grades 6th - 8th

What: MathCounts is a fun math-based program used to play math games, complete math explorations & work through math problem sets. This is for all students, even if you don’t feel confident in math!

Where: Room 3704 (Blue Jackets Pod) or virtual

When: The first meeting will be held Wednesday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00.

Why: To meet new people and have math-based fun!

Attention ART Students from Applewood

Dear Former Applewood Students and Families~

With last school year closing down prior to the Applewood Art Show, students' paintings that Artome would have had framed are available. Please check out this link if you are interested. Thank you!

Mr. Nixon--Applewood Art Teacher

BMS LUNCH MENU

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this school year. The State of Ohio is providing this service for our students and families due to the financial struggles that Covid-19 has caused for many Ohio families.


BMS LUNCH MENU


OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BREAKFAST MENU

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO UPDATE YOUR CHILD'S SIF (SEE LINK BELOW)

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BRUNSWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL PRIDE STUDENT COUNCIL

IF YOUR CHILD IS INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO BE IN OUR BMS PRIDE COUNCIL (STUDENT COUNCIL), PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MRS. LAUBENTHAL OR MRS. BRANT AT: BLAUBENTHAL@BCSOH.ORG OR ABRANT@BCSOH.ORG.


PRIDE (STUDENT) COUNCIL INFORMATION

if your child is going to be absent.....

ATTENDANCE:

A-L (last names): 330.273.0340

M-Z (last names): 330.273.0350


Please use the phone numbers above to report an absence. Our mass attendance phone calls go out around 9:25 each morning. As the middle school settles into the school year in two different buildings, our attendance monitors are working hard to verify all absences and communicate with parents. If you happen to call your child off, but still receive an attendance phone call, please be patient with us. We are doing our best to verify attendance for all 1600 students (in two locations) by 9:00. We don't want families to be alarmed if they receive the mass phone call. We will continue to work to streamline our attendance procedures during this transition time. Thank you!

DAILY MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Student Day:

FAMILIES PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR EARLY BIRDS.

Early Birds Arrival 7:15
Early Birds Zero Period 7:25-8:10 a


Arrival 8:10 a.m. (all other students)
1st Period: 8:20-9:04
2nd Period: 9:08-9:52
3rd Period: 9:56-10:40
4th Period: 10:44-11:19
5th Period: 11:19-11:54
6th Period: 11:54-12:29
7th Period: 12:33-1:17
8th Period: 1:21-2:05
9th Period: 2:09-2:55

BMS mask expectations

  • All students and staff will be required to wear a mask while attending BCS.
  • The mask should cover the chin, mouth, and nose at all times.
  • Students will be asked to wear their masks on busses, in all classes, and in all hallways.
  • There are exemptions for medically fragile students--please contact me if you would like additional information on how to apply for this exemption.
  • Staff has been asked to work socially distanced "mask breaks" into each school day--outside when possible, and always 6ft. apart.
  • When students are not wearing masks (breakfast and lunch), they will be socially distanced (6ft.)
  • If a student's mask breaks, the school will provide a mask--but is is probably a good idea to send your child with 2 masks.
  • If a student refuses to wear a mask, s/he cannot remain at school--as our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff.
  • Students who repeatedly refuse to wear mask may face consequences such as: detention, in-school suspension, and out of school suspension.

BMS office procedures in the Covid Era

We are trying to limit the number of people/parent/families coming in our buildings.
  • If a child forgets a homework assignment, s/he can turn it in the next day without penalty.
  • If a child forgets her/his lunch, s/he will be provided with the full district lunch. Please communicate with us if there are special dietary needs that require a lunch to be dropped off--thank you!
  • If a child is dropped off late to school, there is no need to come inside to sign the child in.
  • If a child needs to leave early from BMS, parents can come in the vestibule and sign the child out through a sliding glass window.
  • If you have a question regarding access to the building, please contact the us at 330.273.0500.

Covid Communication

If a student at BMS tests positive for Covid, or is presumed positive and awaiting test results, all families will receive communication regarding the incident. This will be done at the direction of the Medina County Board of Health--but will come from Mrs. Palchesko, the BMS Principal, who is working with Mr. Niedermeyer, the Assistant Superintendent.


ADDITIONALLY--families whose child is on the same team as the student that tested positive or who is awaiting test results, will receive an additional communication--so families are aware that their child may have been in class with the student who tested positive or who is awaiting testing. If a child must be quarantined, due to contact tracing, we will notify families individually.


We are following the guidelines/protocols put in place by the Medina County Board of Health, and we will personally notify all students/families based on our contact tracing guidelines. We are unable to release individual student names. Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these waters and strive to keep our students and staff safe.

BMS DISMISSAL--UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Arrival

  • Students who would like breakfast may enter the building at 8:00am--all other students may enter at 8:10.
  • Buses will unload students at 8:10 a.m.

  • CAR RIDERS ARE DROPPED OFF IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING--SEE MAP BELOW

  • All cars must enter the BMS parking lot from Manhattan Avenue

  • No cars will be permitted to enter the BMS parking lot from Pearl Rd.

  • Cars will follow loop around the parking lot, and drop students off at the cross walk in front of the building.

  • Cars will exit the BMS parking lot on Manhattan Avenue (see map below)


Dismissal

  • BMS students are now called down all in one wave (slightly staggered by grade level), and the board busses in the back of BMS.
  • Car riders will exit out the main doors in the front of the building.
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cleaning, washing and sanitizing......AT BMS

All Classrooms & Common Spaces will be sprayed nightly with an electromagnetic spray.

Rooms will be supplied with large containers of hand sanitizer for staff and student use. We are encouraging our staff to work hand washing and hand sanitizing breaks into the school day. Please encourage your child to thoroughly wash hands and use hand sanitizer appropriately. Students are able to carry their own personal hand sanitizer to be used only by them throughout the day. Thank you!

FYI....bcsd student and employee covid checklist

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for your reference....

GRADE LEVEL PRINCIPALS

COUNSELOR CONNECTION

Counselor Corner

Students will also be asked to bookmark the Counselor Meeting Form to use when they would like to meet with their school counselor.


In addition to the services the school counselors provide, Brunswick Middle School is fortunate enough to have Sarah Billittier, Student and Family Support Specialist and counselors from OhioGuidestone in our building to assist with the needs of our students. If you feel your child could benefit from meeting with one of our counselors, or have any questions regarding these programs, please contact your child’s grade level counselor.


Mrs. Rhoads will be hosting a lesson with 7th grade students during the month of November discussing “Assertiveness Skills” and how they can put those skills into practice.


7th and 8th grade students will be working with their counselors doing new lessons on the Naviance Program. Naviance is a college and career exploration website. All Brunswick Middle School students have a Naviance account and will do different activities with their school counselor each year. Students will continue to use this account throughout middle school, as well as their high school career. More information will follow on how to access your student’s Naviance account.


In addition to the services the school counselors provide, Brunswick Middle School is fortunate enough to have Sarah Billittier, Student and Family Support Specialist and counselors from OhioGuidestone in our building to assist with the needs of our students. If you feel your child could benefit from meeting with one of our counselors, or have any questions regarding these programs, please contact your child’s grade level counselor.

Important Upcoming Dates:


College Credit Plus Meeting:

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, 6:30pm- Virtual Meeting

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program provides a college credit option for all students of seventh through twelfth grade status. This option provides the opportunity for enrollment in college courses for college and high school credit. There is a meeting for anyone interested in the program on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 and will be held virtually.


Incoming Freshman Parent Scheduling Night:

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 6:30pm- Virtual Meeting

Parents of 8th Graders are encouraged to attend the Incoming Freshman Parent Scheduling Night where parents will be given information regarding scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year. This meeting will be held virtually. Mrs. Keller and the high school counselors will work with 8th graders during the month of February to schedule their high school classes.


6th Grade Counselor- Bridget Butzier bbutzier@bcsoh.org- currently out on maternity leave

7th Grade Counselor- Kathy Rhoads krhoads@bcsoh.org

8th Grade Counselor- Heather Keller hkeller@bcsoh.org

BMS Daily Announcements

Are you feeling out of the BMS information loop? Does your son or daughter forget to share or provide information, or do their answers leave you asking even more questions? Your worries are over! The BMS Daily Announcements are available daily on our website. Please check in there first to gather information and have your questions answered. As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. Thank you!


LINK TO ANNOUNCEMENTS