07.24.19

Fall Sports Tryouts & Information

Interested in representing BVM, improving your fitness and having fun?  Consider trying out for one of our Fall Sports Intramural Teams. 

NOTE: Athletes cannot attend tryouts unless they have been cleared to participate in the sport of their choice.  All potential athletes can attend informational meetings.  Athletic clearance can be completed here:

https://www.registermyathlete.com/login/

Questions? Contact the BVM Athletic Director, Mr. Quijas:

ivan.quijas@sweetwaterschools.org

Co-Ed Flag Football

TRYOUT

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019

WHERE: BVM Grass Field

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Baseball

TRYOUT

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2019

WHERE: BVH Baseball Field

TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cross Country

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WHERE: BVM Adaptive Building

TIME: Nutrition Break (10:02 AM – 10:12 AM)

Softball

TBD

07.24.19

Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, July 30 (7th) & Wednesday, July 31 (8th)

**Life Touch made a printing error and listed an incorrect date on the picture flyer that was distributed to students.

The dates below are correct. 

Paper flyers can still be used to purchase pictures despite the incorrect date.

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Fall Pictures will take place during P.E classes on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 30 – 7th Grade

Wednesday, July 31 – 8th Grade

Flyers will be distributed to students prior to picture day -OR- orders can be placed online before or after Picture Day (see below).

07.24.19

STUDENT HANDBOOK PRESENTATION 7/24

HOMEWORK

Homework is an integral part of the school program. It is designed to supplement class instruction and give students the opportunity to practice the skills learned. Homework is usually assigned Monday through Friday. The teacher’s class procedures will define their policy.

Help with homework is available after school in AEC.

Each class provides homework assignments. To achieve success, BVM students should spend a minimum of 30 minutes per academic subject each night on homework and review. Recreational reading is also an important part of a student’s homework program.

If the student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to check with each teacher to find out the work that has been missed. Call a “study buddy” or check jupitergrades.com or Canvas.

Students are expected to make up all missing assignments.

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

Doing one’s own work is essential to the academic and personal integrity of each student. To falsely take credit for work that belongs to another student or source is not acceptable behavior.

Plagiarism is the copying of another student’s work and/or the copying of material from another source (i.e., Internet or published) and taking personal credit for it.

Cheating is taking an examination/quiz in a dishonest way (i.e.: having improper access to answers).

Participating in an act of cheating and/or plagiarism is unacceptable and causes a student’s credibility to be in question. Consequences for cheating and/or plagiarism are as follows:

On the first offense all of the following will occur:

A grade of “0” on the assignment or on the test with no make-up opportunity

Parent notification by the teacher

Possible failing grade in citizenship

Referral to counselor for intervention

On subsequent offenses all of the following will occur:

A grade of “0” on the assignment or on the test with no make-up opportunity

Referral to the assistant principal with disciplinary consequences that may include:

  • In-school suspension
  • Out-of-school suspension

Parent, student, teacher and assistant principal conference

Failing grade in citizenship

07.23.19

Student Handbook Presentation 7/23

NEW: Student Discipline Contract 2019-2020

In addition to our school policies that are listed in our student handbook, there will be 4 Non-Negotiables that will be enforced this school year.

What are our Non-Negotiables at BVM?

Rules that every staff member will enforce consistently (minor offenses)

Rules that students must follow the first time (no second chances)

An action that receives an automatic consequence (no second chances)

What is the Purpose of our Non-Negotiables?

Improve transparency in the referral and discipline process

Improve school culture by creating a clear and consistent set of expectations

Non-negotiables address minor issues

4 NON-NEGOTIABLES EXAMPLES OF INFRACTION
IPAD MISUSE

(monitored by teacher in class)

·Watching Non-Instructional YouTube videos

·Playing/watching video games

·Using social media/personal emails/chat rooms

·Airplane mode/turning off Bluetooth

·Videotaping/taking pictures of staff and peers

·No Selfies

·Vandalism of iPad

·Using Proxy servers/hotspots

·Photoshopping pictures for purpose of bullying

EARBUDS

(not related to instruction)

·May not be used in hallways, nutrition break, or lunch

·May not be used in class (unless it’s for instructional purposes)

·May not be visibly seen throughout the day (must be put away in backpacks, not in pockets or under clothing)

 

DRESS CODE/HOODIE

·May not wear a hoodie inside or outside class (even on cold or rainy days)

·No sagging pants, shorts or bottom apparel

·No tops that show midriff or off the shoulder

·No short shorts/skirts or bottom apparel

·Dress coding a student will be at the discretion of administration

·See student handbook for more details

 

CELL PHONES

 

·Cell phones are NEVER allowed; not even during instruction.

·Must be turned off (not on vibrate or silent)

·Must be inside backpacks

·Cannot be visible (ex: can’t be inside student’s pockets)

 

07.23.19

Student Handbook Presentation 7/22

FOOD SERVICES

Breakfast: Served from 7:50 am to 8:00 am.

Nutrition Break: This is a ten-minute break which allows students and teachers a chance to relax and have a snack. Students are to deposit trash in the trash cans rather than leaving it or throwing it on tables or on the ground.

Lunch: BVM has two lunch periods. 7th grade lunch is after Period 4 and 8th grade lunch is after 7th. All students must be in the designated lunch areas. Students may bring their own lunches or food may be purchased at the Cafeteria or snacks from the ASB. Students may not eat lunch outside of the designated areas. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up his/her own trash. BVM is a beautiful school. Let’s all do our part! It’s the Crusader Way!

Lunch Application: Free and reduced lunch applications must be returned to the main office.

PIN #’s: Each student will be issued a PIN number seen on the locator card on the bottom right, if not, please see the cafeteria manager only. Students may pre-pay for lunches. (10 purchased = 1 free). We encourage students to take advantage of this program.

“ON TIME” POLICY/TARDINESS

All students must be in class by 8:05 a.m. We expect all students to be on time to all classes. A student must be in his/her seat when the bell rings. Tardy sweeps are conducted every day after each tardy bell and tardy students are assigned Saturday SchoolEach tardy also lowers the student’s citizenship grade.

Being on Time Is Your Responsibility.

Excused Tardy: If a student is late to school for any reason, the student must bring a note from the parent or legal guardian, or they may call the attendance office.

Unexcused Tardy: If a student is late for school or class for any reason without a note or call from the parent/guardian, it is recorded as an unexcused tardy.

 

07.22.19

New student registration requirements

Before a student can be given a schedule of classes, all of the following must be complete:

  1. Online Registration [link] complete this before you come to BVM.
  2. Residency verification (current utility bill)
  3. Immunizations up to date (immunization card)

Once these requirements are complete, the student can meet with their counselor to build their schedule.