BJHS Weekly Newsletter for Back-to-School 2017-18
PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME LETTER
Welcome back, Bidwell Families!
On behalf of our team here at Bidwell, I’d like to welcome you to what will be an exciting 2017-18 school year. We have been working all summer to develop a junior high school experience that is engaging, relevant, and FUN for your students. In the spirit of our three school rules—Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful.—please help us get off to a positive start by considering these three requests:
Be Safe: Morning drop-off can be hectic. Traffic is extremely heavy, especially during the first few weeks of school. As a Bidwell parent myself, I always planned on dropping my kiddo off no later than 7:50 in order to not feel stressed out in traffic. Please consider your morning schedule and plan accordingly. Let’s work together to keep our students safe during morning drop-off.
Be Responsible: Please read all communication from our school regarding rules and procedures. We don’t want anyone “surprised” by a rule or procedure, so please review this important information with your students. Please keep in mind that these rules have been developed over time to help ensure the safest school experience possible for junior high students. It is critical for students to see that their parents and school staff are on the same page with respect to these expectations.
Be Respectful: If a situation at Bidwell is frustrating for you and/or your students, please assume positive intent on our part and proactively communicate with school staff. In most cases, contacting the teacher directly will give you the most timely and satisfying response. All teachers check their emails on a daily basis and should reply within 24 hours. You are always welcome to communicate with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell at (530) 521-9228 for urgent matters. In my experience, timely, proactive, respectful communication can resolve 99% of issues before they become a huge stressor.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can during the first days of school, as well as at Back to School Night on September 7 at 6:00 PM in the Bidwell Gym!
WEB 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION
Friday, August 18, 2017
8:30am - 12:30pm
The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will be serving as leaders and mentors to the sixth graders. Large and small group activities are designed to address students' needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner.
PLAN FOR TRAFFIC
OFF CAMPUS PERMITS
- Preferred method: Send your student to the attendance office with a note including their name, the reason for leaving, the time they need to leave class, and your name.
- Call the attendance office at 891-3080 x146.
PLEASE remember to leave enough time prior to the appointment for the office to reach your student. They could be in a class, like PE, which may delay them being ready to leave school.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Thursday, Sep. 7th, 6pm
2376 North Avenue
- Call the attendance office at 891-3080 x146
- Send a note with your student when they return to school
- Stop by the attendance desk in the main office
Please include your student's name, the date(s) of absence, the reason, and your name. Any illness absence of three or more days will require a doctor's note upon return.
CELL PHONES ON CAMPUS
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