Bessie Coleman Middle School

July 18, 2016

Miller's Message

Greetings Longhorn Family!


I hope your summer got off to a wonderful and safe start! I also hope that everyone gets the opportunity to rest and recharge for the upcoming school year.


As the 2016-2017 school year gets closer, please look to our website and your email for information regarding our calendar and activities.


On behalf of the entire BCMS staff, we wish you a fun and relaxing summer filled with picnics, hikes, family vacations, staying up and sleeping in late, many ice cream cones and some special moments with family and friends.



Jason Miller

Principal

Longhorn Camp and Orientation

6th Grade Longhorn Camp

August 3rd (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) ( Lunch 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM) ---6th Grade Only

---Parent Meeting starts at 12:00 PM


Schedule Pickup and ID's processed

August 15 ----6th Grade 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

August 16 ----7th Grade 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

August 17----8th Grade 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Meet the Teacher Night

August 18-All grades ( 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)


A limited number of Spirit Shirts will be available for purchase each night!!! Cash Only!!


Schedule is tentative and may change to accommodate different events

SHOT RECORDS FOR 7th GRADERS

All incoming 7th graders must submit an updated shot record prior to receiving a schedule or an ID. 7th graders are required to have their Tdap vaccine within the last 5 years, as well as the Meningococcal vaccine.


Records may be dropped off at BCMS during 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday -Thursday. If you have any questions, email Nurse Reese Taylor @ pamela.reese-taylor@chisd.net

Student Registration

Online Registration for 2016-2017 will open on August 8th, 2016.

Welcome to Cedar Hill Independent School District. We are happy to serve you in your Longhorn experience and want to make your enrollment process a positive experience. Please read the various instructions below to proceed in enrolling your Longhorn.

Returning Student Registration for 2016-2017

If you were enrolled with Cedar Hill ISD on the last day of school for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to complete Returning Student Registration for the 2016-2017 school year online.

New Student Enrollment

If you were not enrolled with Cedar Hill ISD on the last day of school for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to complete New Student Registration for the 2016-2017 school year online.

Out of District Student Enrollment

If you live outside of the attendance zone for Cedar Hill ISD, you now have a way to apply for an open seat in a selected Cedar Hill ISD school.


Click here for the Student Transfer page. After completing the New Student Online Registration process, you will take the completed form to the campus for final approval by the selected campus principal. Approvals will be based upon classroom availability and review of the student's academic history.

Important Dates

August 13-Back to School Rally (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM) at 9th Grade Center

August 22- First Day of School ( School Begins at 7:30 AM)

September 6-Open House and Title I Meeting ( 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)


Parent Conferences

October 6th ( 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

October 7th ( 8:00 PM to 12:00 PM)

2016-2017 Dress Code and Grooming Policy

The approved dress code for 2016-2017 is in the link below. All students are expected to be in compliance on the 1st day of school.


http://www.chisd.net/domain/144



STUDENT DRESS & GROOMING POLICY

Dress and grooming policies are enforced each day of the school year. All students are expected to dress in compliance with the standardized dress criteria. This will allow students to perform effectively in the learning environment without distractions to themselves or others. The principal has total discretion in determining compliance with the standardized dress criteria. Violations of the dress or grooming code warrant disciplinary action. If the principal or designee determines that the dress or grooming of a student is inappropriate, he/she will advise the student of why the dress or grooming fails to conform to guidelines and allow the student to give an explanation. The parent or guardian of the child whose dress or grooming is inappropriate shall be notified that their child has been assigned one day of In-School Suspension or until the parent brings compliant clothing for their child to wear. A third violation of dress code will result in the parent notification that their child is assigned to Out of-School Suspension for one day. Repeated offenses will be handled as Category III and/or IV offenses. Unless modified by the principal, students, including student spectators, at school activities such as sporting events, musicals, field trips, off-campus school events and commencement exercises shall meet the grooming standards. The Standardized Dress criteria may be modified for students who are officially representing the school in extracurricular activities and are wearing an official uniform or other appropriate dress for that school activity.


THE FOLLOWING IS NOT PERMITTED FOR ANY STUDENT:

1. Unnatural or distracting hair color or style of hair

- No purple, green, blue, fuchsia, pink, etc....Only natural color hair or extensions are allowed: black, brown, and/or blond

2. Jewelry or other items worn in pierced body parts other than ears

3. Jewelry that is considered to be disruptive or offensive

4. Wearing of hats, caps, hair rollers, sunglasses, or any headgear inside the building

5. Bandanas, arm or sweatbands

6. Pocket chains or other chains determined as inappropriate by the principal

7. Hair that is not kept well groomed at all times

8. Any facial hair which is not short and neatly trimmed

9. Flip-flops, house shoes, or slippers

10. Dresses, skirts, or skorts that do not extend to the knee all the way around while fastened appropriately around the waist and hands placed at the side.

11. Slits in dresses, skirts, or skorts that extend above the fingertip while fastened appropriately around the waist

12. Shorts that do not extend to the fingertip while fastened appropriately around the waist and hands placed at the side

13. Sagging or over sized biking shorts, cutoffs, boxer shorts, or soccer-type shorts

14. Pants that do not reveal the shoes

15. Clothing that reveals undergarments

16. Rips or tears in clothing.

17. The presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, or manner of grooming which by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, symbol, or any other attribute which implies membership or affiliation with a gang, secret society, fraternity, or sorority.

School Supplies

The approved school supply list is in the link below. There may be additions to the list from individual teachers.


http://www.chisd.net/domain/906

Parent Involvement

We are seeking parent to participate on the following committees


Site Based Decision Making-Site-based decision making is a process for decentralizing decisions to improve the educational outcomes at every school campus through a collaborative effort by which principals, teachers, campus staff, district staff, parents, and community representatives assess educational outcomes of all students, determine goals and strategies, and ensure that strategies are implemented and adjusted to improve student achievement.


8th Grade Planning Committee- The 8th grade planning committee coordinates the

8th grade End of the Year activities ( Prom, Six Flags, Social Event, 8th Grade Breakfast, etc) with the PTA and Administrative staff. Without assistance from parents these events WILL NOT happen.


All Pro Dad (APD)-A group of men passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to Fathers/Male Figures at Bessie Coleman MS. APD's offer assistance at various events around campus and CHISD. With the support of the APD's Bessie Coleman students will continue to grow in a positive manner at school and in the community.


Bessie Coleman PTA- A parent-teacher association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. For more information contact: bessiecolemanpta@gmail.com