The Senior Send-Off
Final Newsletter from Team 2021
Senior Skip Days
With three weeks remaining in your students time here at BHS, we are stressing how important attendance is. BHS does NOT sponsor any Senior "skip" days. Students should be in attendance at school unless they are missing for an approved excused absence. Any student absence MUST be reported to Mrs. Birkofer through email or phone to ensure that we take proper attendance and know the whereabouts of all students. Students that have Unexcused Absences or Truancies will face potential consequences and their ability to participate in Commencement could be affected.
Team 2021 is working tirelessly to graduate our students, and we need your support.
Commencement Ceremony: Graduation for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, 2021. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, we will be prepared with 3 different plans for this day. Each student will be allotted four tickets for guests.
Option A – 10:00 a.m. outside on the football field – Limited seating, 4 tickets per student
· 8:30 – Gates 1, 2, & 4 open for audience entry
· 9:00 – Students arrive for staging in the Varsity Gymnasium, enter Door 14.
· 9:40 – Processional onto the football field – Odell St. and Tilden Rd. will be closed at this time until 11:30 a.m.
· 10:00 – Start of ceremony
Decision to postpone the ceremony due to inclement weather will be made by 6:30 a.m. Students/parents will only be notified by Email/Social Media IF the change is necessary.
Option B – 6:00 p.m. outside on the football field – Limited seating, 4 tickets per student
· 4:30 – Gates 1, 2, & 4 open for audience entry
· 5:00 – Students arrive for staging in the Varsity Gymnasium, enter Door 14.
· 5:40 – Processional onto the football field – Odell St. and Tilden Rd. will be closed at this time until 7:30 p.m.
· 6:00 – Start of ceremony
Decision to move the ceremony inside due to inclement weather will be made by 1:00 p.m. in order to allow enough time to move items from the football field to the Varsity Gymnasium.
Students/parents will only be notified by Email/Social Media IF the change is necessary.
Option C – 6:00 p.m. inside in the Varsity Gymnasium for students last name A-K– Limited seating, 4 tickets per student
· 5:00 – Students arrive for staging in the band/guard room, enter Door 1 or 15B.
· 5:15 – Doors 14 & 15 will open for audience entry into the Varsity Fieldhouse. Tickets collected at door.
· 5:45 – Processional into the gymnasium
· 6:00 – Start of ceremony
8:00 p.m. inside in the Varsity Gymnasium for students last name L-Z – Limited seating, 4 tickets per student
· 7:00 – Students arrive for staging in the band/guard room, enter Door 1 or 15B.
· 7:15 – Doors 14 & 15 will open for audience entry into the Varsity Fieldhouse. Tickets collected at door.
· 7:45 – Processional into the gymnasium
· 8:00 – Start of ceremony
For those that cannot attend, the ceremony will be televised live in HD on www.bcsc.tv .
For more end-of-year details, click on the link below
Final Exams and Updated End of Year Calendar
As with first semester, there will be no final exams in May, except in dual-credit classes. This means that students’ semester grades will be averaged equally between their Q3 and Q4 grades, so it’s important that they work very hard to finish the year on a strong note. Teachers may be assigning final projects, and it’s probable that they will give end-of-unit tests to wrap up the grading period, so there is still much work to be done. Encourage your child to complete all homework, study for assessments, ask questions as needed, and continue to give 100% for the next 3 weeks.
Since Final Exams have been canceled, the end of year schedule has been modified to reflect this change. Wednesday May, 26th and Thursday May, 27th will both be FULL school days, and students will have a normal 7-period day. There is no school for students on Friday May, 28th as this is a teacher work day.
Payment of Fees and Fines-Friday, May 27th
Seniors must have all fees and fines paid in full by Friday May 27th. Students are encouraged to pay outstanding fees in advance. Fines include: outstanding book rental fees, media center fines, lunch accounts, athletic and/or performing art fees, and parking tickets. Please contact Cindy Dowell at email@example.com or (317) 852-2258 ext.1515 with any questions.
Final High School Transcripts
- Final high school transcripts will be sent in the summer to the college your teen will be attending. Transcripts will include all eight semesters (4 years). Your teen will receive reminders from your attending college about the final transcript, but please be patient and understand that it cannot be sent until after graduation and when final transcripts are ready.
- If your teen is playing a sport in college (NCAA or NAIA), the final transcript will be sent to these eligibility centers too but he/she must be registered.
- If your teen has not requested a final transcript in Naviance, please encourage him/her to do so. It is the student's responsibility to make the request once a decision has been made.
Transferring Dual Credits and AP Credits
- For Dual Credits to be transferred, you must request the transcript from the college it was earned. They will not accept dual credits from the high school transcript. WE CANNOT DO THIS FOR YOU.
- For AP credits to be transferred, you must have them sent from your CollegeBoard account to the school you are attending. Visit https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/. WE CANNOT DO THIS FOR YOU.
Instructions are on the BHS Guidance Website
Common information includes:
- Setting up orientation
- Sending "official" test scores from SAT/ACT
- Financial Aid items
- Lots more
Still Finalizing Plans?
- If your teen is planning to apply to more colleges, it is recommended to do this soon to ensure deadlines have been met. Check college admissions websites for deadline information.
- If your teen is interested in a technical/trade school, apprenticeship program, or workforce training, he/she should see Mrs. Martin for opportunities! Check out post-secondary credential programs through Next Level Jobs at both Ivy Tech and Vincennes!
- If your teen is interested in full-time employment opportunities, we are posting those we are receiving currently on our guidance website under “Student Employment Opportunities”
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced that the FAFSA deadline extension will end on May 15th. Indiana state grant eligibility will be determined if a student's FAFSA is submitted by 11:59pm on May 15, 2021, so file your application today! If you need help, connect with us at INvestEd, your Indiana nonprofit college planning resource.
You can reach our team at 317-715-9007 or use the online chat on our website and we'll be happy to help through the FAFSA or answer any college planning & funding questions.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
As you may know May is mental health awareness month, and Hendricks County has lots of ways you can join in sharing the message that physical health is just as important as physical health!
Brownsburg parks is hosting a series of walks with different speakers each Wednesday. For more information and to register, click the Brownsburg walks link.
Mental Health America Hendricks County is leading a community walk for everyone, with booths, games and so much activity. It's a family friendly event, so come one and all! For more information and to register, for the May 22nd MHAHC walk link.