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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 8.30.2019 (Special Edition)
Andrew Anderson
Friday, August 30, 2019

Barrington Middle School 

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 8.30.2019

First Day Procedures (Special Edition) 

The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Succeed! 

BMS New Information: 

Morning Drop Off Procedures (from BMS New Building Information and Procedures (Family)) 

BMS New Building Information and Procedures (Family)

Arrival/Start Time: 

  • Students will be required to be in their homeroom seats by 8:40 am. 

  • Supervision will begin at 8:10 am. 

  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building prior to 8:10 am. 

  • Students arriving to the building between 8:10 am and 8:30 am will report to designated supervised areas: 

    • 6th Grade: Student Union 

    • 7th Grade: Gymnasium (far side) 

    • 8th Grade: Gymnasium (near side) 

  • Students will be dismissed to their homerooms from their designated supervised area at 8:30 am. 

First Day Procedures: 

  • As referenced in your summer cluster letter assignment, students arriving to school prior to 8:30 am will report to their designated supervise areas: 

    • 6th Grade: Student Union 

    • 7th Grade: Gymnasium (far side) 

    • 8th Grade: Gymnasium (near side) 

  • Students will be dismissed to their homerooms from their designated supervised area at 8:30 am. 

  • Once they are dismissed from their designated areas on the first day, students will report to the following areas:

    • 6th Grade Lime First floor, Room 1219 (Mrs. Ouellette)

    • 6th Grade Razz First floor, Room 1205 (Mrs. Bento)

    • 6th Grade Yellow First floor, Room 1213 (Mrs. Couto) 

    • 7th Grade Aqua Second floor, Room 2207 (Mrs. Roberts)

    • 7th Grade Blue Second floor, Room 2219 (Mrs. Carroll) 

    • 7th Grade Orange Second floor, Room 2213 (Mrs. Meystre) 

    • 8th Grade Green Third floor, Room 3213 (Mrs. Fedeli)

    • 8th Grade Purple Third floor, Room 3219 (Mrs. Dalessio)

    • 8th Grade Red Third floor, Room 3205 (Mrs. Bannon)

Bus Drop Off: 

  • Bus drop off will be exclusive to the “Buses Only” driveway directly in front of the school.

  • No cars (anytime) will be able to use the bus only driveway during school hours. 

Student/Car Drop Off: 

  • Cars will drop students off behind the school using the Lincoln Ave driveway or front of the school using the Middle Highway long driveway. 

  • Cars are asked to pull forward as far as possible and drop your child off in the “green cone zone.” 

  • BMS Student Drop Off Map

Student Walkers/Bikers: 

  • Students are required to use designated/marked walker and biker paths to enter and exit school property. 

  • Students entering the grounds through the Roberta Plat path must stay on the designated path at all times. Students will not be allowed to walk/ride through the fields. 

  • According to Rhode Island Law, students riding their bikes to school must wear their helmets. 

  • BMS Pedestrian and Bike Map

Student Entering/Exiting School: 

  • Prior to 8:40 am students will be able to enter the building using the rear main entrance (Lincoln Ave driveway) and front main entrance (Middle Highway). 

  • Students entering the school after 8:40 am will only be allowed to use the front main entrance (Middle Highway). 

  • Students entering the building after 8:40 am will be required to sign-in in the main office. 

  • Students will only be able to use the front main entrance and rear main entrance to enter/exit the school building (note: for non emergency purposes). 

Dismissal Procedures: 

  • At 3:15 pm, bus students will be dismissed first. 

  • Shortly after, all other students will be dismissed. 

  • It is strongly recommended to make a plan with your child where he/she will be picked up. 

BMS New Building Information and Procedures (Family): 

As we transition to our new building, our procedures and operational logistics will continue to evolve. Linked below is a helpful folder for families to reference. 

BMS New Building Information and Procedures (Family)

Family: Arrival Procedures/Protocols

Family: Operational Procedures 

Bus and Transportation: 

This year, bus routes were included on your child’s aspen account. If you have any questions about your child’s designated bus our route, please access the following website: https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/transportation--429

Bus schedules are also available online at Barrington Bus Schedules

BMS Schedule: 

This year, our BMS Schedule has received some updates and enhancements to maximize teaching and learning opportunities. Please see a link to our school’s schedule below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SmzitSW62J0rdMtr-kAOxZJVbkeHiIHMiLbjXzXPjuM/edit?usp=sharing

Note: The first week of school we will not be blocking.  The first day of school will be a Tuesday, “odd day” schedule.

Home-School-Communication: 

I am a big fan of social media. I think it is an excellent tool to connect and showcase the great things that are happening throughout our learning community! I ask that if you have a specific question about BMS procedures to please email/call me directly instead of asking on social media to parent pages. I will respond to you in a timely manner and include your question/response in upcoming home-school-communications. With our move to the new school, our operational procedures are bound to evolve and what may have been the correct answer in the past will not be the correct answer today. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Club/Advisor Opportunities: 

BMS is seeking to fill our Robotics Coach and Science Olympiad coaching position. Please see the schoolspring link below for more information. In addition, please feel free to pass this link to your friends and colleagues. 

Science Olympiad: www.schoolspring.com Job ID: 3112939