Big Spring High School News

Summer 2018 Edition

Welcome Back Letter: 2018-2019

Dear Parents and Guardians;

The 2018-2019 school year is close at hand and we are excited for another great year! The purpose of this newsletter is to communicate out important information that will help make the start of school smooth for our families and students.

At Big Spring High School we believe that learning should be fun, interesting and challenging and that everyone (students and staff) can and should be doing it because it changes lives. As a school, this is our "Why" statement. This is the reason we do what we do every day. Teaching with this philosophy, and infusing this type of mindset into our school, is the best way to prepare students for the increasingly changeable world they will enter upon graduation.

We are looking forward to working with our students and families this year, and recognize that students do best when the school and parents/guardians work closely together. Our goal is to connect with our families by communicating as much as possible through a variety of channels and highlight the amazing things our students are doing by having them share out to a wider audience. To this end, we have restructured our Open House/Back to School Night and Parent/Teacher Conference times. Details are contained within the newsletter below, but I can say that we are looking forward to these changes and the benefits we think they will have.

Additionally, we rely on Aspen as a major communication channel and would ask that if you have any changes in your contact information that we get those updates as soon as possible.

In closing, thank you for your continued support and get ready for an awesome year! Below please find some important dates for the beginning of the school year that may be helpful. Enjoy your remaining summer and we will see you soon!

Important Upcoming Dates

August 21: New Student Luncheon (for High School families new to the District)

August 22: Dawg Day (orientation for freshmen students)

August 27: First Day of School for Big Spring and CPAVTS

August 30: High School Picture Day

August 31 & September 3: Labor Day Recess (Vo-Tech in session on 31st)

September 11 & 12: Senior Portrait Make-Ups

September 14: High School Back to School (6:00-7:00 Bulldog Stadium)

September 24: Two Hour Delay

Ever, Always Strong,

Mr. August

A Few Closing Reminders

1.) Juniors and Seniors wishing to purchase parking permits should check the H.S. website for dates and times the week of the 20th. Passes will also be sold during lunch times the first week of school as well.

2.) Seniors on "late arrival/early release" should plan on attending school at normal times (7:30 a.m. to 2:51 p.m.) to participate in homeroom and school activities the first day of school.

3. Bus assignments will be made available in Aspen through Parent Portal prior to the start of school. Please be patient the first week of school as kinks in route times are worked out. Should your student miss the bus or not be picked up, please call the school at 717-776-2408 for assistance.

4. Students who attend CPAVTS will stay for homeroom on the first day of school and be transported after those activities are completed.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Big Spring School District, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its corresponding regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. For additional information regarding this notice or the non-discrimination policy, please visit the District website at or contact Dr. Kevin Roberts, Assistant Superintendent, at 717-776-2413.