When does school start?
School begins on Wednesday, July 21. The first day of school is a special minimum day bell schedule, with a start time of 8:05 AM and an end time of 12:50 PM. Please plan to arrive early as we expect particularly heavy traffic the first week of school. Please drop students off in front of BVM and avoid stopping any longer than necessary to allow traffic to move steadily; U-turns in the drop-off area are not permitted. Also, please do not use the private parking lot belonging to the business park next to campus as a student drop-off location.
Orientation will take place on Friday, July 16, 2021:
7th Grade (Last names A-L): 9:00 AM -10:00 AM
7th Grade (Last names M-Z): 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
8th Grade (All Students): 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
In addition, BVM is hosting a series of voluntary virtual meetings offering academic and social strategies and advice to students to help them make a successful transition to Middle School, as well as information about athletics, clubs and performing arts on campus. Students interested in attending can access one or more of the the following sessions on Monday, July 19, 2021 between 12:30 and 3:00 PM:
When will students receive their class schedule?
All students will be able to access their schedules through the Infinite Campus Portal on July 20th. On the first day as the school day begins students will report to an assigned classroom (as determined by last name) to receive a physical locator card. Students can find their assigned classroom by looking at posters displayed throughout campus prior to school starting on the first day. Staff members will be available to help students find their class.
What should students bring to school?
Students should bring a backpack, basic notebook, reusable water bottle, pencil and pen. Each teacher will provide the students with a syllabus and a list of school supplies recommended for the semester, if needed.
When will students receive an iPad?
7th grade students will receive an iPad when when attending orientation on Friday, July 19, 2021 (returning 8th grade students who were issued an iPad last school year will keep their iPad for the 2021-2022 school year). iPads will also be distributed on Tuesday, July 20th for those students who could not attend Orientation. Any 8th grader who does not have a device checked out can request one at the library.
What are the bell schedules students follow?
The normal school schedule has a start time of 8:05 AM and an end time of 3:10 PM Monday thru Thursday. Fridays are minimum days to allow teachers to meet in Professional Learning Communities. On Fridays, school has a start time of 8:05 AM and an end time of 12:50 PM. Special schedules for testing or other situations happen occasionally throughout the school year. Please review and retain copies of the following documents:
When is Back to School Night?
Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend, meet teachers and other Staff members, and familiarize themselves with the BVM campus and class curriculums.
Can I change my child’s classes or teachers?
Please note that no class changes will be made except to correct an error such as duplicate classes, incorrect level placement or a missing class on the first day. Students may request a class change the first two weeks of school by contacting their counselor through the Counselor Corner page on the BVM website.
What if I have additional questions?
Please explore our school website and/or access the BVM smart phone app for additional school information or reference our school newsletter, The Crusader Times, as the school year progresses. You may also contact our school office at (619)397-2200 to speak with one of our staff members. Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4 PM Monday thru Friday.