It is that time of year again that decreasing the spread of germs is very important. Here are some important tips to remember in regards to your student and Health:
Please see this full document: Here
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2017/18 school year. This change requires that all students entering, advancing, or transferring to 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccine as well as the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster.
All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999,will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.
These requirements must be met prior to the start of the first day of school this fall.
For more information contact your school nurse, or go to this link at the Iowa Department of Public Health: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/laws
BCSD is looking for feedback from the public on 4 proposed calendar drafts for the 17-18 school year. Please take a moment to look at the calendars and submit your comments and suggestions.
The website to do so is found at: http://1718cal.bcsds.org
It is that time of year in which we attempt to identify kindergarten-age children who will be attending Burlington Community Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. In order for us to accomplish this, we are asking your help in notifying all parents of children who will be 5 (five) on or before September 15, 2017 to contact their school attendance center as soon as possible for pre-registration information. If a parent is unsure of their attendance center, please call the BCSD Administration Building at 753-6791, ext. 1410.
Dates and Locations
You can find the final draft of the 2017-18 Program of Studies for Burlington Community High School here.
Below is an up-to-date summary of all of the changes to the BCSD 16-17 calendar.
Tuesday, November 22nd - BHS Students will not have school due to Teacher In-Service
Monday, November 28th - BHS Students will not have school due to Teacher In-Service
Monday, January 2nd - All BCSD Students will not have school due to public bus holiday.
Friday, June 2nd - BCSD last day of school and end of second semester.
We would like to take this time to remind all parents, students, and staff when school is cancelled due to inclement weather, those days will be made up starting on Monday, June 5th.
Here is a link to the updated calendar.
On Thursday, November 10, 2016 it was brought to the attention to Burlington Community School District that on unofficial page, for Burlington Community High School automatically created by Facebook, had a confederate flag as the page’s profile image. During the investigation we found that there was a second unofficial page for BCHS as well. Technology staff as well as High School staff both submitted a complaint to Facebook to have the image removed. Those request were rejected, stating that the pages were unofficial and did not violate Facebook’s community standards.
On Friday, the second page also had the profile picture changed to the same confederate flag image. We also submitted a complaint to Facebook for the second page. We received the same response from Facebook with this complaint as with the first page. The district submitted an appeal to these decisions and have not yet heard a decision.
At this time we request that you link to one of the following official Facebook pages listed below. We will continue to work to get these images changed. BCSD regrets this confusion and are working hard to get this rectified as soon as we can.
Burlington High School Facebook Page at:
Burlington Community School District at:https://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonCommunitySchoolDistrict/
BCSD will be testing the alert message system tomorrow Wednesday, November 16, 2016 during the 1:00 pm hour. This is the new alert system that will notify the public about weather related school announcements.
The system uses the phone numbers and email addresses stored for each parent in Infinite Campus. Parents can see which email address and phone number is on file by using Parent Portal. Please look under Contact Preferences.
Use this list to purchase school supplies for your school student.
On Friday, June 10th, at Indian Hills Community College some of our BHS Club M mentors were recognized for their volunteerism and commitment to working with BCSD elementary students.
Congratulations to Lydia Eisenmann, Emma Timmerman, and Matthew Earhart!
Not pictured but recognized are Jesse Bolander, Paxtyn Johnson, Mikenna Pender, Rylee Reid, Lyndzey Sly, Lorena Woodall, Paige Clements and Katelynn Brown.
Special thank you to the Club M AmeriCorps Sheyenne Schumacher for the pictures.