Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Veterans Day Celebration...


Veterans Day RSVP

Hurricane Irma Makeup Day this Week...

Richland School District Two will make up Monday, September 11, missed due to Hurricane Irma, on Thursday, Oct. 19. That means:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 becomes a full day for elementary and middle students and remains a late start day for high school students. Elementary and middle parent/teacher conferences move to Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 becomes an early dismissal day for elementary and middle school students and a full day for high school students. Elementary and middle schools will hold parent/teacher conference on this day.
  • Friday, Oct. 20 becomes a holiday for students, and teachers and other 190-day employees attend the district inservice. 
Why now?
  • Scheduling the day now allows us to recapture instruction time during the same semester the of the missed day while giving our families and employees advanced notice of the change in the schedule.
  • The teachers, principals, administrators and executive staff that make up Key Leaders and the Superintendent’s Faculty Advisory Council overwhelmingly supported this plan.
  • State law requires school districts to make up at minimum of three days of missed school before requesting days be forgiven by local school board.
  • We’ve heard from school faculty and staff, students and families that having to use all the make up days in the spring is difficult.  
  • It’s only September and the past two years have not been kind to our meticulously planned school year calendar (October, we’re looking at you). 
Why isn’t one of the three required inclement weather make-up day scheduled in the fall?
School districts try to schedule makeup days after the times of year when we expect inclement weather that might prompt school closings. For example, if we scheduled days in the fall but experienced a weather event that required that we close schools in January, then we have to scramble to find makeup days or add days to the end of the year. When making up missed school days, our goal is to successfully recapture lost instructional time.
10/6/2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fundraiser Packets are Due Tomorrow...


A friendly reminder that fundraiser packets and payments are due tomorrow
Please finalize your orders and bring them in on Tuesday
All orders should be turned into your child's homeroom teacher.  
Thank you for your hard work and support. 
Our product delivery is scheduled for November 9th.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Club/Group Pictures and Make-up Pictures are on Monday...


School Picture make-up day is Monday, October 16th. 
If you missed getting your picture taken the first time, then on Monday, October 16th you will have your picture taken.  This picture will also be put in the yearbook.  Students who missed pictures the first time because of absence or are new to Blythewood Middle will have their picture taken.  If you ordered pictures the 1st time around and would like to retake them please bring in the entire picture packet on Monday, October 16th.  Retakes will not be taken without the entire packet.  All picture orders are prepaid.  If you did not receive a picture form, you can pick one up in the lobby at BMS or you can go online at:
www.strawbridge.net.  Use the following code:  (100350)

On Thursday, all group/clubs will also be taking their pictures for the yearbook!

*Please note that pictures taken on September 15th will be going home with students on Thursday, October 12th.*

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Club/Group Pictures and Make-up Pictures...


School Picture make-up day is Monday, October 16th. 
If you missed getting your picture taken the first time, then on Monday, October 16th you will have your picture taken.  This picture will also be put in the yearbook.  Students who missed pictures the first time because of absence or are new to Blythewood Middle will have their picture taken.  If you ordered pictures the 1st time around and would like to retake them please bring in the entire picture packet on Monday, October 16th.  Retakes will not be taken without the entire packet.  All picture orders are prepaid.  If you did not receive a picture form, you can pick one up in the lobby at BMS or you can go online at:
www.strawbridge.net.  Use the following code:  (100350)

On Thursday, all group/clubs will also be taking their pictures for the yearbook!

*Please note that pictures taken on September 15th will be going home with students on Thursday, October 12th.*