Beckwith Middle School Update

August 26, 2022

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BMS Community Members,


The start of school is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited! The first day of school for Beckwith students is Wednesday, September 7th.


Our hardworking custodians are putting the finishing touches on cleaning the school and our technology department has been hard at work making sure that Chromebooks are ready for incoming 5th graders. We appreciate their diligence!


Please read on to learn more about what is happening at Beckwith. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call us during the week.


Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Sincerely,


Stephen Donovan, BMS Principal

sdonovan@drregional.org


Amy Abrams, BMS Assistant Principal

aabrams@drregional.org


Main Office Phone: 508-252-5080

We Are DR!

SUPERINTENDENT'S WELCOME

Please see Superintendent Runey’s Back to School message about safety, security, communication, and COVID updates by clicking here.


COMMUNICATION

As you will see in the Superintendent’s Message, we are very excited about the enhanced communication that you will see this year. Not only will it help us celebrate our amazing school and show that We Are DR, but it will also increase the level of safety and security. For those on Facebook, you can follow us by clicking here. If you’re on Instagram, follow us by clicking here.


Having updated emails and cell phone numbers in Aspen are crucial in our communications with you. Please contact the office should you need to update this information.


STAFF RECOGNITION

The Central Office team wants to celebrate the passion and dedication of our outstanding staff members. In order to fund a district-wide staff , the Superintendent is seeking sponsors for this program. Please click here to see how you can sponsor as an individual or a business.

STUDENT SCHEDULES

To access your student's schedule, please login to the Parent Portal on Aspen by clicking on the Aspen icon to the right.


Also, please note that if your child signed up for general music their schedule will say MUSIC followed by their teacher's name and then BAND/CHORUS. BAND/CHORUS is the location. If they have signed up for BAND or CHORUS, their schedule will specify their chosen option.

TRANSPORTATION

We rely on the bus vendor to create the bus routes. By next Wednesday afternoon, we expect to share them. Stay tuned for an email with more details.


NEW DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURE

Please see below for the diagram that shows where parents and guardians should drop off and pick up their students if they take private transportation. In the morning, students who take private transportation are to remain in the main in their cars until 8:00 am. At 8:00 am they may enter the building and proceed to the cafeteria. They will be released from the cafeteria to their homerooms at 8:10 am. In the afternoon, private transportation students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
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FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!

Universal Free School Meals has been extended in Massachusetts for the 2022-2023 school year! There will be no cost to families for students to receive breakfast and lunch at Beckwith. There is a charge for snacks. Although meals will be available to all students at no cost, we continue to ask all families to complete eligibility paperwork which can be found below. School funding and competitive grants at the state and national level are dependent on accurately capturing our student population, and the completion of this confidential paperwork is important for our school and our district. Please complete form below and return it to BMS. If you need additional assistance, contact the main office.

IMMUNIZATIONS - Grade Seven

A current physical and proof of immunization T-Dap booster, 2nd varicella, and meningitis vaccines are required for entrance to grade 7. Please email proof to cmondor@drregional.org.

MASSASOIT LEAGUE SOCCER

Please click here to sign up your child for 2022-2023 BMS Raiders Soccer. Please don't forget to email a current physical to cmondor@drregional.org.


Without a current physical, students will not be allowed to try out per the MIAA league regulations.


Soccer is open to students in grades 6-8 only and tryouts are September 7th and 8th.


The tentative BMS Raiders Soccer Schedule is as follows:

September 13th - Rehoboth @ Westport

September 15th - Seekonk @ Rehoboth

September 20th - Rehoboth @ Swansea

September 22nd - Rehoboth @ Somerset

September 26th - Rehoboth @ Berkley

September 27th - Dighton @ Rehoboth

September 29th - Rehoboth @ Raynham

October 4th - Bridgewater @ Rehoboth

October 11th - Middleboro @ Rehoboth

October 13th - Westport @ Rehoboth

October 18th - Rehoboth @ Bridgewater

October 20th - Norton @ Rehoboth

October 25th - Rehoboth @ Freetown-Lakeville

October 27th - Berkley @ Rehoboth

November 1st - Rehoboth @ Dighton

Games to start by 3:15 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 School Calendar


September 6 - Meet and Greet BMS School Administrators (3:30-4:30 p.m. BMS Library)

September 7 - First Day of School for Students in Grades 1-12

September 21 - Early Release (11:45 a.m. Dismissal)

September 29 - BMS Open House


Click the Rehoboth PTSA banner for news and information from the PTSA

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DID YOU KNOW?

Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok all have parent controls available. We encourage you to look into what you can do to help your children stay safe on social media. Read this article about Snapchat's newly released Family Center to get started!

Click the #WeAreDR photo above to link to the school district's Facebook page

Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School

The mission of the Dighton-Rehoboth middle schools, in collaboration with parents and the community, is to develop the whole child and to provide students with the knowledge, skills, global education, technology, and social responsibility to become contributing citizens and life-long learners in our ever-changing world.


Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected group

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