The Boeckman Buzz

December 18, 2020

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Message from Principal Blazek

BMS Community,

I hope this message finds you well. As we look forward to Winter Break, next week's learning schedule will have some adjustments. Below you will see the schedule for Dec. 21st and 22nd. Please check Schoology and the team Week at a Glance document for learning to be completed.

I also want to highlight an opportunity for parents to connect with Middle School and High School counselors on Monday, December 21st at 7:00pm for some tips to support your child through distance learning. Specific topics include: Motivation, Routines and Sleep, Time Management, and Organization. The link to the google meeting is:

As Superintendent Berg communicated earlier this week, we will continue our distance learning model for the first two weeks of January. Additional information around our learning model will be communicated no later than January 8, 2021 as we plan beyond those two weeks.

We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to partner to support your child through distance learning. The district will continue to work with our Regional Support Team to determine the safest learning model as we move into January.

Have a great break and stay safe!

Megan Blazek

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BMS Staff Tiger Stripe

We are excited to announce that now you can give a BMS Staff member a Tiger Stripe by quickly filling out this form. You will select the staff member and your comments will be emailed to them.

Virtual Parent Support Session

Hello Families of Tween and Teens!

We know the pandemic has presented many obstacles for your student(s) to overcome and we would like to invite you to a virtual parenting support session to help you navigate this stressful time. On Monday, December 21st at 7p.m., counselors from the middle and high school levels will be available to offer some tips to support your student(s) through distance learning. Specific topics include: Motivation, Routines and Sleep, Time Management, and Organization. The link to the google meeting is:

Please contact Chelsy Newman, Farmington High School Counselor, at if you are unfamiliar with google meetings and need assistance. We hope you can join us!

Chris Bussmann
Director of Secondary Learning
Farmington Area Public Schools

Is your family in need of weekend food?

You can sign up to receive a free bag of food every weekend. There are no qualification requirements and your family's privacy is protected. Grab and go weekend food will be available in the BMS main office during distance learning starting Tuesday, Dec. 22nd.

Click on the Every Meal icon below to sign up. By filling out this form we are able to gauge how much food we need to stock for the grab and go weekend food table. Providing your name in the form is optional, but will allow us to ensure your family continues to receive weekend food when we return from distance learning

COVID Reporting During Distance Learning

The Farmington School District will continue to track confirmed cases of Covid19 in students and staff. It is important to call your student’s school, even when in Distance Learning if your student is diagnosed with Covid-19, has symptoms, or has been identified as a close contact.

We need our school community to work together to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in an effort to return students to in-person learning as soon as possible.

School Nurse Contact

Available during school hours Monday - Thursday

Akin Road Elementary 651-460-1706

Farmington Elementary 651-460-9006

Meadowview Elementary 651-460-3106

North Trail Elementary 651-460-1806

Riverview Elementary 651-460-1606

Boeckman Middle 651-460-1406

Dodge Middle 651-460-1506

Farmington High 651-252-2506

District Nurse 651-460-1965

You may continue to access the Farmington Covid-19 dashboard, FAQ’s and family resources


Family Resources

No-cost, at-home COVID-19 testing information
The MN Department of Health is encouraging and providing at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who wants to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost, with or without insurance. In-person testing sites, supports, recommendations, and guidelines are also available.

For information please go to the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.

Remain vigilant to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Please remember to wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, cover coughs/sneezes, and keep your contacts limited to those closest to you and your family. Routine healthcare visits, immunizations, and well-child visits continue to be essential during this time. Contact your child’s health office with any questions or concerns.

Parent How-To Tech Help Video Resources

How to Find Campus Portal

This short video will show you how to find Campus Portal. If you need to set up your account call 651-469-1400

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Parent Ambassadors

Each year our Parent Ambassadors are vital in supporting our school. This year we will be meeting quarterly in a virtual format at the following times. Fill out this link if you are interested in being part of our Parent Ambassadors.

Meeting Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 16th @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20th @ 6:30 pm

iPad Tech Help

iPad First Aid

This is the first stop for troubleshooting issues with iPads. If you are not able to troubleshoot your issue please make an appointment with Mrs. Tredinnick or call the district tech helpline.

In-Person or Virtual Appointments with BMS Tech Support

Using this link you can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with Mrs. Tredinnick our BMS Tech Support. These appointments are for iPad Help or Repair.

Phone Number

For help with your iPad or other technology questions that might be able to be solved by phone while off-campus, please call our student and family tech helpline during normal school hours: 651-463-5090. If after school hours, please leave a message and include the student’s name, school, your contact information, and a brief description of the issue.

About us

The mission of BMS, a welcoming, learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity and innovation, is to ensure that each learner exercises agency for continuous personal growth in order to find joy and well-being for their future while positively impacting their communities through a system distinguished by:

  • Personalization that honors the uniqueness of each learner
  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning
  • Openness to new ideas and innovation
  • Safe environments that support a growth mindset
  • Partnering with the community to champion our learners
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