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Hello Burleigh Manor Parents and Guardians,
It is hard to believe that we are beginning the transition to 6th, 7th or 8th grade! The next step in the process is to begin reviewing the grade specific middle school course information and then select your student's courses. Please open and review the letters linked below. These letters detail all the necessary steps required for a successful course selection process. Also linked in the letters are additional supplemental resources to help you through this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your student's counselor.
As we continue through this process, we will continue to share additional information and send reminders regarding important dates and actions.
6th Grade Translated Letters
7th Grade Translated Letters
8th Grade Translated Letters
Q2 REPORT CARDS TO BE ISSUED JANUARY 31
Quarter 2 report cards will be available in HCPSS Connect Synergy on Tuesday, January, 31 after 4:00 PM. Directions on how to access report cards are available online.
WINTER MAP TESTING
We are officially halfway through the school year and we will have our administration of winter MAP testing through our Math and ELA classes. We look forward to seeing the growth that our students have made so far this school year! We just ask that our students work their hardest when taking this test. See below for the schedule. Please reach out to Ms. Carmean with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELL-BEING SURVEY – 7th GRADE STUDENTS
As a reminder, the week of February 6-10, we will be asking all students in Grade 7 to take a brief survey to tell us about their social-emotional skills and access to supportive relationships. A communication was sent home in paper form on January 25th with additional information and the opportunity to opt out. This communication can be accessed through this link. Here are some frequently asked questions that you may have.
If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact Tiffany Carmean, email@example.com, 410-313-2507. Make-up sessions will be provided as needed.
FROM THE HEALTHROOM
Please take a moment to review your family file to ensure accurate and current contact information is provided for the health room to access when they need to contact a parent/guardian. You can review your information via HCPSS Connect and select more options tab on the left side of the page, then select Family File tab.
KIDS’ TRIVIA NIGHT IS COMING!
BMMS PTA is pleased to sponsor Kids’ Trivia Night on Friday, February 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This activity is open to all Burleigh Manor students; each student can register as an individual or as part of a team. Cost is $6 per participant. Registration can be done by clicking this link or as a packet available in the Media Center.
ORDER YOUR BMMS YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your BMMS 2023 yearbook. The deadline to order is April 15, 2023. Go to ybpay.com and enter the yearbook ID code: 14669223 to purchase your yearbook. The cost is $25.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program wants all students and parents to have an understanding of CTE course offerings. With 24 career pathways, there are often many misconceptions related to CTE. To ensure that all students and parents make informed decisions with their middle and high school course selections, two virtual webinar sessions will be offered to support understanding and planning.
FROM MULTILINGUAL FAMILY SERVICES
Multilingual Family Services shared the following information. Please see attached flyers for more details.
FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Winter Break. After a spectacular Winter Concert season, we are now busy preparing for upcoming assessments and festivals. There is no new news to report for the month of January so our scheduled BMMP meeting is cancelled. We will see everyone on February 2nd! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM AVAILABLE
Please see information on the Affordable Connectivity Program to assist with reducing the cost of high-speed internet.
ESSENTIAL RESOURCES DAY
Columbia Community Care is hosting an Essential Resources Day on Saturday February 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HCC. ALL students & families are invited. It is an opportunity to expunge criminal records as well as learn more about both financial freedom and generational wealth. There will also be a free grocery giveaway. Free food, transportation, and child care will be provided. Please have your families/students fill out this short survey if interested!
2023 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Course listings will be added under each program description below beginning the week of January 16th. Online enrollment requests will open Wednesday, February 1 at 6 p.m. and remain open through Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. https://www.hcpss.org/summer-programs/
NEWS TO KNOW FROM THE PTA
HCPSS/THE COUNCIL OF ELDERS (TCOE) COMMUNITY ACADEMY
The Council of Elders of the Black Community in Howard County (TCOE) in collaboration with the Howard County Public School System will host a TCOE Community Academy on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. The session will provide information regarding Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships. Representatives from HCPSS as well as Howard County Community Organizations will provide resources and education on managing peer conflict, identifying abuse in teen relationships, and skills and strategies to intervene if needed. This session will be held virtually. Please share this information with your school communities. Registration is required. Families can complete the registration linked here. In addition, the flyer is located here.
LATE ARRIVALS, EARLY DISMISSALS and ABSENCES
Students who arrive after 8:00 AM will need to have a parent come in with them to the main office with their cell phones to sign them in using the QR code posted at the door. At a student's 3rd unexcused tardy they will meet with a counselor to work on strategies to be on time and at a student's 4th unexcused tardy, students can receive a detention.
If your student needs to be dismissed early, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the day of dismissal stating your student’s name, reason for dismissal, and time you will be picking up your student. When you arrive to pick up your student, you will need your cell phone to complete the QR code posted at the door and your photo ID to present to the front office.
If your student has to be absent from school, please submit a note by emailing the attendance email at email@example.com stating your student’s name, date(s) of absence and reason within three (3) days of their return to school. If your child has been lawfully absent from school and a note has been submitted, they will have the opportunity to make up missed work. If you would like to submit a Discretionary Absence Form FILLABLE.pdf form, please fill it out and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the HCPSS Attendance Policy for further information.
DROP OFF FORGOTTEN ITEMS BY 10:30 AM
We accept lunches, instruments, homework, school projects, keys, or other items as long as they are brought to school before 10:30 AM. Items can be left in the front office and labeled with the student's name and grade. Lunches that are brought in late are taken to the cafeteria and placed on the stage for students to retrieve.
We are committed to minimizing classroom interruptions throughout the school day. We know homework, projects and instruments are important to our students, so we ask for your help in assisting students prepare for the day the night before, or the morning of, to ensure they have everything they need.
INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) now allows local school systems to repurpose inclement weather days as asynchronous school days. At the discretion of the superintendent, HCPSS will use up to three inclement weather asynchronous days during the 2022-2023 school year. One of two additional codes will be instituted to reflect the decision to transition to an asynchronous instruction day:
On these Code Purple and Code Pink days, HCPSS curriculum resources for secondary students will be delivered within the Canvas learning management system. Resources will be available for all subjects and courses two hours after the start of the regular school day.
Secondary Students are expected to:
Students will receive grades for assignments in accordance with teacher parameters for the assignments. In accordance with Policy 8020: Secondary Grading and Reporting, all asynchronous day assignments must be completed within 10 days.
For more information, please visit HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan.
IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY MESSAGE
All HCPSS students and staff must stay home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease. Families, students and staff should perform daily health checks and stay home if they have symptoms of a communicable disease, including the seasonal flu, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Families are encouraged to consider taking advantage of flu and COVID vaccines and boosters.
All students, staff and visitors should perform daily health checks and do not enter an HCPSS bus or building with ANY of the following:
RISING 7th and 8th GRADE CTE WEBINAR
HCPSS has again partnered with the Howard County Government and the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland to provide free RTA bus access to students. This supports students who use public transportation to get to jobs and other services and destinations throughout the county. The passes are not intended to take the place of school buses for transport to school. Please contact Melissa Morton (email@example.com) at Burleigh Manor Middle School, if interested. To determine if the bus route serves your area, please find the bus route map here: Bus Routes
CLOTHING TO CASH: Collection Bins
Clean out those closets and bring us your unwanted clothing, textiles, purses, accessories and shoes!! BMMS has a Clothing to Cash collection bin. The white bin is the first bin you come to that is located on our walkway as you drive down our campus, on the right just as you are turning left to go towards CHS and is marked for BMMS. Super easy access, convenient pull off location. Make this part of your monthly/semi-annual/yearly routine. The funds generated from your donated items will directly benefit and support our programs here at Burleigh Manor Middle School. It is a win, win!! Please click HERE for more information and a flier you can to local family and friends.
For additional ongoing fundraising programs that will benefit BMMS and BMMS PTA, please click HERE.
ONLINE PAYMENT SET UP AT BMMS
Burleigh Manor Middle School will be accepting online payments for activities through out the year in an effort to help simplify how parents pay for school related activities. You will need to set up a profile for each of your students. For more information please click HERE. You will need to click on the sign in tab (icon top right corner of page that is a person with a gear) to set up your account.