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Fall is in the Air No. 3 - 10.07.2020

Title One Distinguished School
BMMS
Dr. Broadhead

Just a Note...

perseverance promotes promise

Dear Bronco Family,

It is my hope that our community is well in mind, spirit and health. Wherever you are and no matter the circumstance please know that you are not alone. I have been wrestling with negativity and have resigned not to succumb to it and to focus on the positive. It is too easy to focus on what is not right in our lives. We all deserve better but it takes the right mindset to move past the challenges that feel insurmountable. Remember, your perception is your reality and only you have the power to shift your perspective.

Thank you to all families that were able to attend the Stakeholders Meeting this past Tuesday. I know that there may have been those who would have liked to attend but could not. No worries! I got you! The recording of the meeting will be available on the school website for your review at your leisure. I was joined by our Content Chairs to share what is currently in place and what adjustments we have made to support students this year. I know it may not be as riveting as (insert something you binge watch) but it's worth your time. Spoiler Alert! Omari Hardwick is playing as me in the video. If it still looks like me...squint.

Also note that all teachers have posted a video on Schoology for your review. This video is specific to your child’s current courses and speaks to the specifics of the standards that have been covered thus far as well as ways for your child to be successful in the course. It was done to formally meet the teacher and provide similar content to what would occur during a Curriculum Night. Please take a moment to review.

7th and 8th Grade Re-entry (Brick and Mortar Only)

As directed by the Superintendent students who have been in brick and mortar for two days a week will start attending 4 days a week. Our 6th graders started the phase on the 28th. Should the data trend positively at BMMS, it is expected that 7th graders will begin 4 days a week on October 12th and the 8th graders will attend on the 19th of October. Please remember that we are still wearing masks in the building since it will not be possible to social distance with the volume of students increasing.

Stay well!

Stakeholder’s Meeting

Get Connected!

Get Connected!

Counselor's Corner

Small Groups

Rainbows is a program dedicated to support students as they navigate grief and healing from loss including death, divorce, deployment or other trauma. Groups will be held virtually on Wednesdays so that both virtual and hybrid students may participate. Please contact your child's counselor if you would like more information.

Classroom Guidance

Lessons on college and career development will be taught to students in September and October. Students will be completing interest inventories and/or aptitude tests which will be used to match them with possible career options. Naviance and YouScience are the platforms used to complete the assessments and build an on-line career portfolio.

Career Fair

Our 8th grade virtual Career Fair will be on Wednesday, November 18th. Please contact Wendy Ricker at ricker.wendy@mail.fcboe.org if you would like to participate or if you know of someone that may be able to participate. Presenters can sign up for 30-minute sessions based on their availability.

Please click this Counselor Contact Information LINK for additional information, our contact information, and helpful resources. You can also see additional resources on the county website (County Additional Resources HERE) that specifically address COVID as well as crisis situations.

Aimee Gumerson

New Nine weeks begins Oct 16

Report Cards Information

Next week marks the last week of the first quarter. The new nine weeks begins on Friday, 10/16, with students receiving new connections classes and some minor adjustments to academic classes to balance class sizes and to address changes in student needs for support and/or enrichment. Due to the need to offer courses to both virtual and brick/mortar students, we are not currently taking requests for connections courses with the exception of students joining or leaving fine arts courses such as band, chorus, orchestra and production/drama. Any fine arts requests should be emailed to gumerson.aimee@mail.fcboe.org by Monday, October 12.

Rica Smith

ATHLETICS

7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Try-Outs

7th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held Monday, Oct. 19 - Wednesday, Oct. 21. (Girls will tryout from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 pm and boys from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.). Students interested in trying out are required to have passed all academic subjects the semester preceding participation. In addition, FCBOE required athletic paperwork (GHSA Sports Physical, Parental Consent & Insurance Verification, Code of Conduct Contract, Concussion and Severe Cardiac Arrest form) should be placed in the Athletic Box located in the front office by Friday, Oct. 14 or emailed to Cindy Crosby at crosby.cindy@mail.fcboe.org.

JV Baseball for FCHS

Social Distancing-Face Masks-Attendance

In an effort to keep crowds to a minimum and maintain social distancing it is recommended that only parents/adult family members of the athletes participating attend sporting events. Students will only be allowed to attend games under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian at all times during the event.

Masks/face coverings will be required for all indoor FCBOE athletic events. Mask/face coverings will be strongly recommended for outdoor FCBOE athletic events. Thank you for your cooperation in the interest of safety.

e3 Excellence Awards

Parents, BMMS administration would like to give you an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. If you’d like to recognize a member of or staff send an email to smith.rica@mail.fcboe.org with the name and a few sentences explaining how they may have helped you or your student.

School Nurse Note
Parent Liaison

It's Fall Y'all! I hope this new season is helping you adjust to our new normal! Below, you will find information on our Parent Engagement Survey, Free and Reduced Lunch status, House Bill 1166, and my new virtual office!

Parent Input Needed

(It literally takes less than 1 minutes)

Free/Reduced Lunch

Our current free and reduced meal percentages are on a decline! These percentages drive the amount of federal dollars sent to our school for Title I Support. Help us keep our funding by completing the meal benefit application before October 30, 2020.

Check out my virtual office! It's a one stop shop to everything you need in order to stay connected! Click on the calendar to view the school calendar, and click the computer to be redirected to tech support. The whiteboard links take you directly to what you are looking for!

Melanie Holt Virtual Office
Vote for our Future

Are you familiar with House Bill 1166? House Bill 1166 is a homestead exemption from Fayette County School district ad valorem taxes. Still confused? I was too! So, I did a little digging and learned that if the Bill passes, school programs such as Community for Creativity in Middle Schools and Career Pathways in High School could be negatively affected.

For detailed information on the bill, please click on the link below.

Visit our Parent & Family Resource Site for more information about upcoming events, available resources, and engagement opportunities!

For more information on upcoming events, like us on Facebook @BMMSParent!

PTO

The Broncos PTO is still forming committees. We need your help so please let us know today if you are interested in helping. Ex. Spirit wear, Hospitality, Community relations/fundraising, membership, teacher appreciation, and volunteer coordination. If you have an 8th grader, please consider joining the 8th grade dance committee as we want to make sure that they have a great time with thoughtful input from all interested parents.

PTO dues are only $20/family and we are accepting checks and electronic payments. CashApp: BRONCOPTO Venmo: BMMS-PTO (use phone confirmation code of 8520).

Our school store will be up and running shortly so please be on the lookout for that so that your student can represent apparel for the Broncos.

Follow us on Social Media to keep up with the latest happenings and to engage with us. FB: BMMS PTO, Twitter: @PtoBmms IG: BroncoPTO.

PTO Social Media

Our monthly meetings are the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the media center. We will have a community speaker at each meeting so please join us to stay abreast of topics that may affect your student(s).

BRonco BYTES

Chromebook Issues

Reminders: Students need to keep chromebook in case. Report lost/stolen at bit.ly/sledteam.

Parents, don't forget that insurance for the chromebooks is available for purchase. Don't for get to view the BMMS Website - Technology for helpful information.

Parent Tech Help (Zoom Link Below)

Chromebook Insurance: Cost has decreased. Remember you need to purchase each year.

Technology Parent Support

Technology resources

Don't forget to visit the BMMS Website - Parent Resources - Technology

Thank you for your time and attention.

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