From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 1 - 8/19/22

Greetings Clipper Nation!

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the official start of the school year. I am excited to get back on the ship, leave the dock, and cruise through 2022-2023.


Principal Savage

Cruising 20-23

*Schedules are currently slated to go live on family portal on September 2nd.

How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.


Other ways to stay connected:

Website: http://jmb.wcboe.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wcboejmb/

Guidance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMBGuidance/

JMB Sports Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wcboejmbsports/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wcboejmb

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wjmbnews

Instagram: (future) https://www.instagram.com/wcboejmb/

School # 410-677-5141

What You Need to Know to Get Started!

9th Only Back To School Night

Thursday, Sep. 1st, 4-6pm

James M Bennett High School

*Avoid the line at this event by accessing your schedule through the portal and taking a screenshot.


*Please plan to turn in your signed Student Personal Data Form and Health Questionnaire if you have not done so already.

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9th graders first day is September 6th

10th, 11th & 12th Grade Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 4-6pm

James M Bennett High School

If you are in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade and want to get walk through and find your classroom locations so you are ALL set for the first day, you can stop by the school on Thursday, September 6th from 4-6. *Please plan to turn in your signed Student Personal Data Form and Health Questionnaire prior to picking up your laptop.

10th, 11th and 12th graders first day is September 7th

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Bus Information

You are now able to find your bus number, bus stop location and pick up time through the board of education website. Please see the link below.
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Dress Code

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  • We will not be using hallway lockers this year unless there is an extenuating reason a student would require a locker.
  • If students have ATEX first period they need to be on the back bus ramp by 7:30am to leave on the ATEX bus by 7:35am.
  • No outside beverages allowed in the building - water only.
  • Laptops need to be charged and brought to school every day.
  • Students are expected to check their school email regularly.
  • Students should come dressed appropriate for school each and every day.
  • Cellphones need to be put away during instruction.
  • Free breakfast will be served between 7:25 and 7:35 in the cafeteria.
  • All students have access to free breakfast and lunch. The office will not be accepting outside food or drink.
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Applying for free or reduced priced meals is not necessary to receive meals as all students will have free breakfast and lunch. However, a free or reduced meal status is necessary for a specifics program. We encourage everyone to fill out the form below.

Guidance & Administration

In order to better assist our families we are pairing up our guidance counselors and administration for the 2022-2023 school year.


9th grade

Kathy Klaverweiden & Sarah Harmon

kklaverw@wcboe.org & seharmon@wcboe.org



10th –12th grade (A-D)

Krista Baker & Greg Lasinski

krbrown@wcboe.org & glasinski@wcboe.org



10th-12th grade (E-J)

Jelisa Payton & Devin Smith

jpayton@wcboe.org & devsmith@wcboe.org


10th-12th grade (K-Q)

Jesse Serig & Alison Dunn

jserig@wcboe.org & adunn@wcboe.org



10th-12th grade (R-Z )

Lydia Rosa & Brent Lewis

lrosa@wcboe.org & blewis@wcboe.org

Forms You Can Locate on Our Website: jmb.wcboe.org Under School Notices and Forms

Forms can be returned during our open houses or via jmb@wcboe.org. They may also be dropped off in the main office.


Student Personal Data & Emergency Form (English/Spanish/Creole) https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/English_Student%20Information%20Data%20fillable%20forms2023.pdf – English

https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/Spanish_Student%20Data%20Information%20FORM%20FILLABLE%202023.pdf – Spanish

https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/Publicity%20Notice%20NEW%20Haitian%20Creole.pdf - Creole

Health Assessment (English/Spanish/Creole)

https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/Fillable%20English%20Health%20Questionnaire%20%20Aug%202019.pdf – English

https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/Fillable%20Spanish%20Health%20Questionnaire%20SPANISH.pdf – Spanish

https://www.wcboe.org/cms/lib/MD50000151/Centricity/Domain/2620/Fillable%20Haitian%20Creole%20Health%20Questionnaire%20CREOLE.pdf - Creole


*All other forms can be found at https://www.wcboe.org/Domain/2620

Publicity Opt Out

Family Portal Information

Accessing Schedule Directions - Portal Opens September 2nd

School Calendar

Laptop Agreement

Student Insurance

Integrated Pest Management Information

Survey and Research Opt Out

Asbestos Management Plan

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