Announcements and Events
Stay up to date with the amazing activities of our BMS students and get the latest events and news about Brentwood Middle. If you would like to receive the complete newsletter through email, please contact Jacque Layfield.
With the increase of COVID cases within our school family, please pay attention to several common first symptoms. These include headache, fatigue, loss of taste/smell, stomachache, diarrhea, nausea, sore throat, sinus drainage, fever, or rash. Please email Nurse Whittemore promptly of any Positive COVID Cases within your household or if your student has had a close contact with a positive case, even during remote learning and holidays.
Yearbook Pictures Make Up Day
If your student missed Yearbook Picture Day or needs a re-take, the Make-Up Picture Day is scheduled for January 13th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the stage in the theatre for Traditional Students and Online Students.
Important School Date Reminders
- Friday, December 4 - FLEX Day for all grades.
- Monday, December 21-January 4-Winter Break
Franklin High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
Rising 8th Grade WCS parents are invited to learn about Franklin High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program through a series of informational videos and online Q & A sessions. WCS students in grades 8-10 are eligible to apply for program participation. IB is a rigorous instructional program where participants may earn college credit and be given scholarships. The informational videos will cover what the program is, how it’s implemented in WCS, and what students can expect of program participation. FHS's IB Diploma Program Coordinators will be available to answer any questions parents or students may have during online Zoom sessions.
To access and view the FHS International Baccalaureate informational videos, please use this link: FHS IB Videos. The Zoom Q & A sessions will begin at 6:00 PM on the following dates: November 30th, December 2nd, December 7th, and January 7th. See the BMS newsletter for Zoom link information. Please see attached IB FHS Informational Announcement and 2020-2021 Pre-DP Application. Questions? Email IB Diploma Program Coordinators Ray Scheetz or Leigh Tansey.
If your student forgets to bring their Chromebook to school, parents do not need to bring it from home. The library has Chromebooks for students to borrow for the day.
Mask Up, BMS!
Students need to have 2 masks every day for school. One on their face and one in their backpack for a backup mask. Please check with your student to make sure they have 2 masks for school.
Safety Points from our S.R.O., Deputy Crigger
AM Car Rider Line: In the mornings, please watch for the “thumbs up” from BMS Staff before letting your student get out of your vehicle. This is for your student’s safety, as other cars may still be moving and may not see your child. Please continue to pull all the way forward to the car in front of you, leaving no gaps. This helps all parents complete the Car Rider Line faster. Begin in the same lane that you want to exit the parking lot. Attempting to change lanes causes a slowdown in all lanes.
PM Car Rider Line: In the afternoons, outside lanes are student loading lanes, and the middle lane is the EXIT lane. Please do NOT stop your vehicle in the EXIT (middle) lane to pick up your student. Also, please pull all the way forward to the STOP HERE sign, so we can get everyone through the line as quickly as possible.
Pick Up/Drop Off Location: The only location to drop off or pick up your student is in front of BMS main building in the Car Rider Line. Please do not pull into any side lots, side streets, staff parking lots or wait/park in front of the STEM Building in an attempt to skip the Car Rider Line. We understand that waiting in the Car Rider Line can be slow, but the safety of students, teachers, and bus drivers must come first. Bus drivers have been reporting cars weaving in and out of buses and/or getting stuck in-between buses and this is a major safety issue. We ask that everyone pick up and drop off in the only correct location, the Car Rider Line.
Obey all Entrance/Exit Signs: Do not enter the school lot by pulling in the wrong way through an exit to avoid having to wait in the Car Rider Line. It is extremely dangerous to students, teachers, and bus drivers. Please abide by all Entrance/Exit signs and work with us to keep everyone safe
Bus Note Updated
WCS Policy Bus notes for after school bus changes will be restricted in 2020-2021 to control the number of students and distancing more adequately on each scheduled bus route. We are asking parents to limit bus note requests to only essential after school childcare needs and emergency situations during the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for your attention to this request.
Early Dismissals, Tardies and Absent Days
Any time your student misses a class, please send an excuse email with complete details to the (1) Teacher missed and an (2) Attendance Secretary: Jacque Layfield or Kathy Anderson during Remote and/or In-Person Learning. It is imperative that we get these communications from parents, so that students are not counted unexcused in skyward attendance.