The Boeckman Buzz

Aug 3, 2022

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BMS Families,

I hope everyone has found some time to enjoy this beautiful summer with family and friends. It is hard to believe, but the 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching! We are beyond excited to welcome our learners back into the building. Our mission at Boeckman Middle School is a learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity, to ensure each learner exercises ownership for continuous personal growth to have a positive impact on themselves and their communities.

During the school year, we will send out a weekly newsletter that highlights and celebrates our learners! We will also include dates and important information coming from Boeckman.

We are excited to see many familiar faces this fall and to welcome the new 6th graders and students to our Boeckman community. Many of you are anxiously awaiting your schedule for the upcoming school year, which we are in the midst of creating. Some of you may have seen a schedule already in our system. Please know that those schedules were not official yet. Families will receive an email when student schedules officially go live in mid-August. In order to see schedules in mid-August, you must have Campus Portal. If you need your Campus Portal setup, please call the BMS main office as soon as possible at 651-460-1400. In addition to giving you access to your student’s schedule, Campus Portal will give you access to your student’s records that include, bus route numbers (available August 29th), attendance, and their academic progress throughout the school year. After being requested an invitation will arrive from Campus Portal within 48 hours of your call. Please call as soon as possible so you are able to access your electronic schedule when they go live.

Here at Boeckman, we strive to keep all lines of communication open with students and families. Schoology is our primary method of communication. All parents are able to create their own accounts and have access to their child’s groups and courses. Parents will receive an access code for each of their children. With this access, you will receive our school's daily announcements and reminders, messages from teachers to their students, and course calendars. Course calendars will provide information about daily agendas, due dates, and dates of assessments. We also ask that you make sure your census information is up to date so that we can contact you directly when the need arises. 6th-grade parents will receive their Schoology access code at Open House. 7th and 8th-grade parents if you need your Schoology parent access code, please call the BMS main office as soon as possible at 651-460-1400.

I would like to personally invite you to attend our Open House Night on Tuesday, August 30th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. This will be a great time to bring our Boeckman Middle School community together, meet teachers and other families, and learn about the upcoming school year. Students will have the opportunity to pick up their official schedules, tour the building, find their lockers, and have their school pictures taken. I hope to see each of you at the Open House!

On behalf of the entire BMS family, we are excited for a great year! Please review these materials carefully to assist you in preparing for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to call the BMS office at 651-460-1400. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Joe Sage, Principal

6th Grade WEB Orientation Letter

Orientation Day for 6th grade students is August 25th from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Please read this letter for more information.

7th Grade Immunization Information

Updated immunization records must be submitted no later than September 6th. Please click here for more detailed information.

Physical Education

Our PE teachers are asking that all learners bring a change of clothing for PE classes. Locks and locker rooms will be available for changing. Clothing should be full-length/covering shirts and shorts or pants (that they can write their names on) and that are appropriate for movement in physical education class. They should always have athletic shoes for PE class.

Athletic Information

All students participating in school sports will need a sports physical on file with the school. Registration is online. Please click here for more information.

Educational Benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture did NOT extend the free meal program for the 2022-23 school year so meals will no longer be provided free to all students, and the free meal program does not carry-over for the first thirty days of the school year.

**If you did not submit and Educational Benefits application during the 2021-22 school year, your student(s) will begin accruing meal charges on the first day which they eat at school.

Please contact Chartwells at 651-460-3820 or, if you have any questions.

PBIS Parent Guide

The purpose of PBIS at Robert Boeckman Middle School is to foster an environment of responsibility, integrity, and compassion maximizing the potential of every learner to be academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally competent.

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iPad Loan Agreement

Returning students to Boeckman Middle School and/or families new to ISD 192 (including those incoming 6th-grade students) who elected NOT to sign out their iPads for the summer, will receive their iPads during the school day this year within the first couple weeks back to school. Families must complete the online user agreement and protection plan option for the 2022-23 school year before students receive their iPads. Any student that does not have a current user agreement and protection plan selection will not receive his/her iPad until the required documentation is received. You can access the iPad Loan Agreement and indicate your iPad protection plan preference by going to the main district iPad Loan Agreement page.

***Families/Students that elected to sign out their iPads for the summer DO NOT need to complete any of the above steps as you completed everything in the spring. You are set to go for the school year!

+++If you receive free or reduced lunch, have applied for, and have been approved for Educational Benefits for 2022-23, the fee to enroll in the iPad Protection Plan should show as zero. The application for Educational Benefits must be filled out every year.

Important Dates

Thursday, August 25, 8:00am-12:30pm.......6th Grade WEB Orientation

***Transportation is provided and route information will be available in Campus mid-August.

Monday, August 29 ..................................... Bus Routes will be available in Campus

***Different routes than 6th Grade Orientation Routes that will be in Campus before Aug. 23rd

Tuesday, August 30, 2:00pm-7:00pm...........BMS Open House

Tuesday, September 6....................................First Day of School

About us

The mission of BMS, a learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity, to ensure each learner exercises ownership for continuous personal growth to have a positive impact on themselves and their communities through:

  • Honoring uniqueness and valuing diverse experiences

  • Safe and empathetic environments that foster authentic relationships

  • Nurturing joy and well-being

  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning

  • Partnering with our communities