2021-2022 School Year
Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year!!!
BMS Students & Parents,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited about this year and can't wait to see you on Wednesday, August 4, 2021!
When you arrive, you should report to the 1st period teacher currently listed on your schedule. If you have questions upon entering the building, please ask an adult positioned throughout the hallways for assistance.
Our School Day:
School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Students should arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Regular dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.
Every classroom at Buckhorn Middle School will operate under the same five basic expectations and guidelines. These items will be explained by your teachers. In addition to these five classroom rules, Madison County Schools’ expectations will govern your conduct throughout the day.
Be on time!
Keys to Success at BMS:
- Attend school daily and be on time
- Complete and turn in your assignments on time
- Track your assignments/grades
- Exhibit appropriate behavior at all times
- Talk with your counselor about academic, career, and personal issues
- Talk with your parents/guardians, teachers, and counselor about your interests, goals, and future plans
- Participate in, attend, and support extra curricular activities at school and in your community-GET INVOLVED!! :)
Ms. McCutcheon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Bell-Culberson, email@example.com
Mr. K, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Hellen Keller
BMS 2021-2022 Bell Schedule
The Madison County Schools Student Code of Conduct is a document for each student and parent to use to understand the expectations, responsibilities, and rights of all students in Madison County Schools.
Students will report directly to their homeroom teacher's classroom in the morning. If they need breakfast, they will report to the cafeteria, and once they finish breakfast, they will go to homeroom.
Please remember, bus transportation is a privilege! Your bus riding privilege is contingent upon your decision to follow ALL bus rules (see the Student Code of Conduct). Any behavior by a student that causes the driver to take his/her eyes off the road may result in a student being removed from the bus!
On right side, click School Zone Finder and enter your street address & zip code. Next, hit the drop down bar, choose BMS, and search.
Information displayed: your bus number, approx times and bus route on the map
Car Rider Information
Morning Car Rider Drop Off
The car rider line will begin at 8:00 AM and no students should be dropped off until Mr. Kennedy opens the door. Morning car rider drop off will end at 8:25 AM and students will have to enter in through the front doors.
Do NOT drop off your child at the front door until car rider line has closed.
During the Day
- Students will be in assigned seats in each class as well as in the lunchroom in order for exposure to be properly documented and masks are optional BUT highly recommended.
- BMS will be one-to-one and students will be provided with a Chromebook. Chromebooks should be brought to class daily and with a full charge.
- Students will NOT utilize lockers and must bring a bag/backpack to carry their belongings.
- Students will NOT utilize the bathrooms during class changes. Once hallways are clear, teachers will allow bathroom breaks and this will be monitored closely.
BMS Tardy Policy
Buckhorn Middle School students will adhere to the dress code policy as set forth in the Madison County Schools Student Code of Conduct. If a student is in violation of the dress code, administration will do everything possible to avoid an interruption in the student's instructional day. In some cases, parents may be called and/or disciplinary action taken. Frequent violations of dress code are but not limited to:
- holes above knees in pants or jeans
- short shorts
- shirts too short
- undergarments showing
- leggings without covering
- skirts too short
- see through material
- head coverings/hats
We are approved for the 2021-2022 year. Please continue to complete and submit applications for free and reduced meals as usual so correct statuses will be in place when the waiver ends.
PayPAMS is the convenient way to pay for meals. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status.
Students need to make sure they have retrieved ALL of their belongings because they will NOT be permitted to re-enter the building.
It is imperative that students are paying attention to ensure they see their car & get in it in a timely manner. BMS Staff should NOT have to call your name due to not paying attention! Students NOT following procedures will be issued consequences.
Parents...please pay attention to the BMS Staff. If a staff member is waving you to drive forward, do NOT stop just because you see your child. This causes problems with loading students. Also, do not cut through the parking lot once you have your child. We need you to follow the route designated for car rider in order for it to run more efficiently.
Currently, we are NOT issuing car rider numbers, but it could be a possibility if the need arises.
Finally, please be patient during this time. We will make sure ALL students get to their cars safely.
If you have questions for your counselor, please utilize the emails below.
Kewanee Murphy, 7th Grade Counselor: email@example.com
Haven Daniels, 8th Grade Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hailee Benson, NOVA: email@example.com
If you are in need of essential resources, please call 211 to speak with a community resource specialist or reach out to our district's website, www.mcssk12.org, to learn of more resources.