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Hello BMS Families,


BMS is starting back 4 days a week starting on April 6th.  Students will be in the building Tuesday - Friday and Monday will continue to be a remote learning day where students log into Google Meets with their teachers.  Please see the important updates below:


BMS Spirit Day - To celebrate our full return, we are asking all students and staff to wear their BMS gear on Tuesday, April 6th (or blue and white if you don’t have any).


Afternoon Parent Pick-up - We have experienced an increase in families picking up their children this school year.  With that in mind, starting on April 6th, we are breaking up our PM car riders into two groups, A and B.  We are asking families that were originally in Cohort A to arrive at BMS at 1:40 PM and Families that were originally in Cohort B to arrive at 1:50 PM.  It is important that you do not arrive before these times as we will be dismissing kids in this order and arriving earlier will add to any congestion on the main roads.  We also ask that families refrain from parking along Memorial Dr. and join the pick-up line when getting their student(s).  Thank you for your understanding.


Staff Vaccines - The second round of vaccines for many staff will be on Monday April 5th and 12th.  Staff that have appointments during the school day will be in communication with any classes this may affect to make arrangements. 


End of the year activities - We have started planning for the end of year activities.  Decisions will be made based on how things look this spring with the pandemic. 

  • 8th grade promotion - June 16th on Bryant Field  (rain date June 17th)

  • We are still working on how we will go about the 8th grade end of year activities, step-up activities and new student information sessions.


School-wide Assembly - BMS will be having a virtual school-wide assembly on Friday, April 9th.  A powerful and dynamic presentation to give students practical tools they can implement  immediately to increase happiness for themselves and the people around them.


Article - Supporting you child during difficult times - CLICK HERE to view the article


Water bottles - Please make sure your child has a refillable water bottle to bring to school on a daily basis.  Our water bottle filling stations are available for touch free filling.


Maple Syrup Club - Our official entry of maple syrup and a portfolio of our team at work was submitted to  the NH Department of Agriculture's state-wide school contest, the Tucker  Mountain Challenge, this week.  We should receive contest results some time after April vacation. 

 

Students learned how to bottle our syrup and the importance of heat sanitizing and sealing our bottles correctly.  The final meeting will be on Thursday April 8th. The full group will be together to have our yearbook photo taken, pull, clean and store our equipment for next year and to have a small celebration for all of our hard work.




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Notes from the nurse: 

As we transition back to full time, we ask that families continue to follow the district guidelines to keep our students and staff safe. 

● Keep sick students home and report their illness to the school nurse. 

● Know the symptoms of COVID-19: 

○ Fever (100.4 F or higher), or feeling feverish (not all cases have a fever)

○ Respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath; 

○ General body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue; ○ Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, and

○ Changes in a person’s sense of taste or smell 

● Prior to arriving to school please screen your student for: 

○ Any new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 (listed above); this includes even mild symptoms. 

○ Close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.

○ Any person with new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 will be excluded from school, and instructed to isolate at home and contact their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing. 

● Contact your student’s school to report their absence. 

● Contact your student’s school nurse as soon as possible to report symptoms and discuss when your student may return to school. 

Remind your students to: 

● Frequently wash their hands. Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, is the best way to reduce the spread of germs. 

● Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their elbow. Wash their hands or use hand sanitizer once they discard the tissue. 

● Not to share personal items such as drinks, food or water bottles. 

● Practice physical distancing by maintaining at least 3- 6 feet distance when seated in the classroom and 6ft at other times outside their homes. 

● Properly wear a cloth face covering that covers their mouth and nose to protect others when in public areas. 

● Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at imackes@sau80.org or call 603-267-9220.
I hope you have a great weekend.

Aaron Pope





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