Beveridge Family Newsletter
March 6th - 10th
Student Led Conferences Wed., March 8th and Thurs., March 9th
3rd Quarter Conferences will Be Student Led
Wednesday, March 8th: All conferences will be virtual.
Thursday, March 9th: All conferences will be in person at Beveridge.
3rd Quarter Parent/Teacher Conference Information
Beveridge Middle School conferences are scheduled for next week. We will hold conferences on Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th.
Wed., March 8th: P/T Conferences: 3:30 - 6:30 PM - All Conferences on this date will be Virtual
- P/T Student Led Conferences 3:30 - 6:30 PM - Using TEAMs
- 4:30 - 4:45: Snack Break 6th Grade, Performing Arts (music, drama)
- 4:50 - 5:05: Snack Break 7th Grade, Voruz, Troxel, Annis
- 5:10 - 5:25: Snack Break 8th Grade, World Language, King Grieve, McCarthy
Thurs., March 9th: P/T Conferences: 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- 8:00 - 11:30: Staff Planning
- 11:30 - 12:00: Staff Lunch
- 12:00 - 7:30: P/T Conferences with a 30 minute Dinner Break
There will be no conferences on Friday, March 10th and there will be no teachers available at school on this day.
Look for more information on scheduling conferences this week.
Newsletter Contents March 6th - 10th
- Week at a Glance
- Middle School Matters - Beveridge Family Engagement Sessions Information
- 22-23 Yearbook Ordering Information
- Inclement Weather Information
- Student Remote Learning Day Schedule
- Volunteering at Beveridge Information
- Accessing Parent Portal
- Visitor Check In and Student Check Out
Week at a Glance
Monday, March 6th - Friday, March 10th
All after school activities are from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM. All students participating in after school tutoring, activities, detention or sports must be picked up at 5:00 PM on the south side of the school. This is where the buses drop off and pick up students. All students are supervised by their activity sponsor or coach until they are picked up.
Monday, March 6th: A Day
- Rock of Ages Musical Rehearsal: Sponsor: Mr. Vogel
Swim meet @ Hale: Coach Becker and Coach Logeman
- After School Detention: Ms. Neesy
- Late Administrator: Mrs. Tiffany Molina, Principal
Tuesday, March 7th: B Day
Bus Evacuation Drill: AM
Instrumental Adjudication: 10:00 - 11:00 - At Beveridge
Raquet Club: Sponsor: Ms. Czerwiec
Robotics: Sponsor: Mr. Troxel
Swim City Finals @ Burke: Coach Becker and Coach Logeman
- Rock of Ages Rehearsal: Sponsor; Mr. Vogel
- After school detention: Ms. Neesy Worlds
- Late Administrator: Mrs. Kristin Tipler, Assistant Principal, DP
Wednesday, March 8th: A Day - No After School Activities Due to Conferences
- Virtual Student Led Conferences: 3:30 - 6:30 PM
- Late Admin: Mr. Chad Wachholtz, Assistant Principal, AD
Thursday, March 9th: (B Day) - No School for MIddle School due to P/T Conferences
- 8:00 - 11:30 Staff Planning
- 11:30 - 12:00: Staff Lunch
- 12:00 - 7:30: P/T Conferences with a 30 minute Dinner Break
Friday, March 10th: (A Day) Teacher Day Off (Due to Conference Schedule)
- Fri., March 10th and Sat., March 11th: State Robotics Competition at North High School
March 13th - 17th: Spring Break - No Students at School
Middle School Matters - Beveridge Parent Engagement Sessions Coming Up
Dear Beveridge Middle Families,
Recently, your family received a message from Omaha Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Susan Christopherson. If you missed that email, we’ve posted it here.
Omaha Public Schools and Beveridge Middle are always learning and growing, just like the students we serve. Through our Strategic Plan of Action, Omaha Public Schools invested in early literacy across elementary schools and expanded access to high-quality options in high school. Reflecting on a student’s middle school experience is our next step to improve.
We invite you to attend one of the Beveridge Middle family engagement meetings, where we will discuss our school’s strengths, our vision for an ideal middle school student experience and how we can get there, together.
Our family engagement meetings will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12th
Time: 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Location: Beveridge Cafeteria
Thursday, April 13th
Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
Location: Beveridge Cafeteria
Your input is an important part of the work to come. Thank you for your support.
Family Media Agreement
This last week we held a parent night with the SmartGen Society to provide important information on Social Media use and how to keep your children safe in the age of Social Media. Part of their recommendation was for families to create a Family Media Agreement with each of your children. Please click on the link below for the Family Media Agreement from Common Sense Media.
One of the best and most important approaches to take in handling media use among children is for families to sit down together and create a family media agreement. The virtue of this approach is that it enlists all stakeholders in a conversation and empowers and invites kids and parents to think about what they do with media, when they are on media, how they engage with media and how often they use media at home. And, perhaps most importantly, the conversation creates space for dialogue about family values around media.
The Family Media Agreement from Common Sense Media can help start the conversation with your children about being safe.
22-23 Beveridge Yearbook Ordering Information
Our Journalism students have been busy working on the 22-23 yearbook, and we now have a link to pre-order your yearbook. The link to order a yearbook is: (https://yearbookforever.com/). If you would like to buy a yearbook, you just need to go to the link in parentheses and search for Beveridge Magnet Middle School. The flyer's listed below also detail how to order a yearbook online at yearbookforever.com for $20.00.
You can also order a yearbook using the attached paper order form. You will need to turn the paper form in to the front office, with a cash or check. Checks will be made payable to Beveridge Magnet Middle School.
Walsworth will ship the yearbooks on May 13th. We will receive our yearbooks May 19th—a week before the last day of school.
Omaha Public Schools Inclement Weather Procedures
On a Remote Learning Day, students will use their district iPad to work with teachers and classmates online. Elementary students will be in session from 9 – 11 a.m. Middle and high school students will be in session from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Students should bring their iPad home each day and make sure it is charged.
Whenever possible, our district will announce changes to a daily routine the night before. However, we know weather conditions and other emergencies can develop rapidly and a decision the morning of a school day may be necessary. When that happens, we will communicate as early as possible in the morning.
We will follow our communication routines. If weather, power outages or other circumstances force a change to our normal day, we will communicate directly with all staff and families. That communication will be through email, text message and phone call. Families should ensure their contact information is current in Infinite Campus. We will also share the information on our website and through local media.
Remote Learning Day Student Schedule
Student Classroom Hours: 9:10 - 11:05 - Attendance Live in TEAMS is Mandatory
Students must log in to each class's TEAM page on this day. Just completing the assignment does not count for attendance. Students must be in attendance in TEAMS and participating to be counted present.There are no Advisory Classes on Remote Learning Days. Students will log into their 1/2 class. The day will remain A or B as it is listed on the calendar. Students will only attend their 1st skinny class. PE and College and Careers share a block. Students will go to only their Odd Block Skinny on Remote Learning Days.
- Secondary Schedules • All middle schools - 25-minute classes with no Advisory
- 7:40-9:10 a.m. Teacher Planning & Prep
- 9:10 - 9:35 a.m. 1/2 Block
- 9:40 - 10:05 a.m. 3/4 Block
- 10:10 - 10:35 a.m. 5/6 Block
- 10:40 - 11:05 a.m. 7/8 Block
- 11:05 - 12:00 p.m. Teacher Office Hours • Each teacher will be available “live” to answer questions.
Teacher office hours are not mandatory, there are only necessary if a student needs assistance with assignments. Please make sure your student logs into TEAMS for the duration of class. Simply doing the assignment posted in TEAMS does not count for attendance. Students must be live and interacting with the class during instructional time.
Volunteering Opportunities at Beveridge
If you have some extra time, and would like to volunteer at Beveridge, please sign up to be a volunteer. If you want to volunteer in a classroom, please reach out to the teacher you want to volunteer in and set up a schedule with this teacher. The teacher will contact me with this information and at this point, I can approve your volunteer application.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with student supervision by monitoring hallways, lunch supervision or before or after school supervision, please contact Mrs. Molina, Principal, directly. We are happy to have support with supervision.
If you are interested in supporting our Librarian, please reach out to our Librarian for ways you can volunteer in the library. You can email our librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you can volunteer at any OPS school, you must complete the Volunteer Application and be approved through OPS Human Resources. Prior to completing the application, you should have approval from the school.
For classroom volunteering: Contact teacher directly for how and when you can volunteer in the classroom.
For Library volunteering: Contact Librarian directly for how and when you can volunteer in the library.
For supporting supervision in hallways, cafeteria, before and after school, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Molina, Principal.
Once you have an agreed upon plan, with staff, complete the online Volunteer Application. Once this is approved, you can begin to volunteer at Beveridge.
All individuals wanting to be a volunteer must complete the Volunteer Application. You can access it by using this link: Omaha Public Schools - 2022-2023 Volunteer (tedk12.com)
Accessing Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is a service offered to parents and guardians for accessing student records including attendance, grades and missing assignments. The service allows parents and guardians to access information about ALL of their students through one convenient website.
This is a great way for you to see what assignments your students have turned in and what assignments they haven't turned in yet. You will also be able to see the specific grade your student earned for the assignment once the teacher has entered the grade for it. Please click on the attachment below for directions on accessing the Parent Portal. If you need any support with this, please contact our front office staff at 531-299-2280.
Parent/Visitor Check In Process
Safety and security are top priorities at Beveridge. We aim to ensure that all our students and staff are safe at all times. Therefore, the following practices are in place for student sign out and visitors on campus. Individuals entering the building must follow this process to help ensure the safety of all.
When checking your student out of school early, please call the school ahead of time and request the student be in the security office for sign out at the time you need. This will avoid having you wait longer than necessary to pick up your student. If you are picking up your student during lunch, please know additional time is needed to locate your student and to assist them with getting back to their locker and classroom to pick up any belongings they may need to take home with them. Calling ahead will support us with this prior to you arriving. Please plan ahead and add some extra time for checking your student out of school.
- All parents and visitors will need to provide ID.
- Parents and visitors picking up a student from school will wait in the security office. Your student will be brought to you.
- Parents and visitors, if you are picking up an ill student, your student will remain in the Nurse's Office until you arrive. Once you arrive, the student will be escorted to the security office for check out.
- Parents and visitors wanting to meet with staff with a scheduled meeting will be escorted from the security office to the location of your meeting.
- Parents and visitors wanting to meet with staff without a scheduled meeting may be asked to schedule a meeting at another time. Staff may not be available when you arrive, and a meeting will need to be scheduled. You may be asked to leave the school until your scheduled meeting time.
Our security measures are in place to increase safety at Beveridge. Please know that all of us at Beveridge take the safety of all students, all visitors, and all staff members very seriously. We appreciate your support as we ensure all visitors follow the procedures for student sign out and visitors on campus.
To call ahead to sign your student out of school or to schedule an appointment with any staff member, please call 531-299-2280.
Mrs. Kristin Tipler, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Tipler is the 6th grade administrator. Please contact Mrs. Tipler for any concerns or questions regarding your 6th grade student.
Mr. Chad Wachholtz, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Mr. Wachholtz is the 7th grade administrator and our school Athletic Director in charge of after school sports and activities. Please contact Mr. Wachholtz for any concerns or questions regarding your 7th grade student. You should also contact Mr. Wachholtz with any sports or after school activities related questions or concerns.
Mr. Tony Aliano, Dean of Students
Mr. Aliano is the certified administrator for 8th grade students. Mr. Aliano also works with all grade levels on student behavior issues. Please contact Mr. Aliano if you have any questions or concerns with your 8th grade student.