The Freshman Focus

August 1, 2018

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Principal's Corner

We are off to a great start to the 18-19 school year and have had a great time getting to know your students over the first few days of school. Thank you for all of your help making the start of the year a success. As we think about helping our students achieve success for the rest of the school year there are few items that we wanted to ensure all parents are aware of. Please take a moment to review the information below regarding Skyward, school pictures, Here Comes the Bus, and applications for free/reduced lunch. It should be noted that we are not a universal free lunch school and all families will need to complete the application if they wish to receive this assistance. We are ready to help if you have questions on any of these topics, please call our main line at 317-988-7500.


Steve Samuel, Principal

Ninth Grade Center

Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use website and mobile device app that enables parents and caregivers to view the real-time location of their child's school bus on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

With full access, email alerts and push notifications help parents send their students to the bus stop at just the right time.

This application can be viewed on any smart phone (Apple iPhone, Samsung, Galaxy, Blackberry, etc.). Visit herecomesthebus.com and enter the school code 75632 and the student's ID.

Skyward App

MSD Wayne Township uses the student database Skyward. Families can download the Skyward App to their mobile device to have instant access to attendance, grades, student schedules, etc. This is a valuable resource for both parents/guardians and students. If you haven't already downloaded the app, consider doing this today!

If parents/guardians need to learn their login/password they should call the school office.

Lunch/Textbook Assistance

If you are in need of lunch/textbook assistance please complete the application as soon as possible. Use this link: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

If you qualified for assistance last year your benefits will expire August 24th so please plan to have your new application completed before that time.

You can read about all things related to Child Nutrition Services here: https://childnutritionservices.wayne.k12.in.us/

School Pictures

All Ninth Grade Center students will have their photo taken on August 9th. If you would like to purchase pictures, please visit www.inter-state.com/order. Use order code 28934FA.

Students may also pick up a paper order form from their impact teacher or in the main office.

Contact BD Ninth Grade Center

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm

Main Office Telephone: 317.988.7500

Attendance Line: 317.988.7600

Website: www.wayne.k12.in.us/bdfresh