Welcome Letter to Parents with Action Items

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 9:53am

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year! We know the first few days are full of papers to sign and materials to organize. If you’d like to get a head start, below are some action items you can get done now to get a head start on the 2018-19 school year. We’ve also included some important information that you may want to keep handy throughout the year.

 

Communication

 

  • School Messenger

School messenger will be sent out on a regular basis, and will include information about what’s going on at school, new opportunities, and information from your PTA. We’ll include a table of contents at the top, and mark new information so you can find what you need quickly and read strategically. You should be automatically enrolled school messenger. If you are not, please make sure your emergency contact information below is updated (see below for details), and then visit https://www.hcpss.org/hcpss-news/ to sign up for emails and text messages from Burleigh and HCPSS.

  • Website

Our school messenger will be viewable on our Website, at http://bmms.hcpss.org/ , so if you miss it in your email you can find it there.

Our website includes a wealth of other information, so it’s always a good idea to check there if you have questions. If you have any suggestions for items you’d like to see on our website, please let us know!

  • Twitter and Instagram

Follow us at @hcpss_bmms for timely reminders and to see the great things happening at Burleigh.

 

To-Do-List

 

  • Emergency Contact Information needs to be updated each year. While you may not have any changes this year, we need you to walk through the process so that we have your students’ emergency and annual permissions information. Annual permissions include permission to photograph, including for our memory book. Please go online to  https://www.hcpss.org/connect/  as soon as possible, and make sure you click through each screen and hit submit on the last screen.

  • Bus Service information, including specific information about transportation for your address can be found at https://www.hcpss.org/schools/transportation/

  • School Supplies are listed on our website at http://bmms.hcpss.org/  Please note this list is general; while you may want to do some general school supply shopping, keep in mind that teachers may ask your student to have specific supplies that aren’t on this general list.

  • PE Uniforms can be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/lz3r67d Shirts are $10.00 and shorts are $9.00, including sales tax. If you are new to Burleigh you will need to set-up your online account by choosing the sign in tab. New students will also have the opportunity to purchase uniforms during their orientation on August 30th.  Student may also purchase PE uniforms during their PE class.

  • School Meal information can be found at  https://www.hcpss.org/food-services/ If your student bought school lunch last year, please check their account to ensure there isn’t a remaining balance.

  • Medication information, including forms for medication administered at school, can be found at https://www.hcpss.org/health/medications/ Students may not bring any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to school themselves; please ensure a parent or guardian brings medication to our health room.

  • PTA rocks! We appreciate the support our PTA shows our students, parents, and teachers each and every day. Please join the PTA!

 

Upcoming Calendar Items

 

  • New student orientation for our new 7th and 8th grade students: Thursday, August 30th at 11am

  • 6th Grade Orientation:  Thursday, August 30th at 2pm

  • Back to School Bash: Thursday, August 30th 6pm-8pm

    • This PTA sponsored event is a time for our students and parents/guardians to reconnect after the summer! Please note that this is not a school supervised event and ensure you attend with your child or have otherwise planned for your child’s supervision at the Blast.

  • National History Day Parent Information Meeting: Tuesday, September 11 at 6pm

  • Back to School Night: Thursday, September 13th at 6pm

  • Fall School Pictures: Friday, September 14th

  • Outdoor Education: Wednesday, September 26th-Friday, September 28th

 

Arrival & Dismissal

With the installation of the new bike lane, we are asking parents and students to be aware of the bus, car, and bike traffic that is coming into our parking lot. During arrival and dismissal, please be overly cautious and careful for the safety of all of our students. Please pull completely forward in our car drop off loop.

 

Lockers

New students will receive their locker assignment and combination at new student orientation; returning students will receive their locker assignment and combination on the first day of school.

 

Schedules

Students can pick up their schedules on August 30th at the New Student Orientation and The Back to School Bash Please note that schedules will not be finalized and officially available through Synergy until September 2nd. At that time, students will be able to see their schedules in Synergy.

 

First Day

Burleigh Manor students will not have a homeroom this year. Instead, first period has been extended to allow for announcements. Students will report to their first period class on the first day of school.

 

Agenda, Handbook and Policies

Students will receive their agenda on the first day of school, containing important information about our school. In addition, students will receive the student code of conduct and our cell phone/BYOD policy. Please return a signed copy of these forms as soon as possible, or by Friday, September 7th.