Schedule Adjustment Dates Seniors, August 11th 8-11 Juniors, August 11th 12-3 Sophomores, August 12th 8-11 Freshman, August 12th 12-3
Student Schedules for 2020-2021 were emailed to parents on August 6. Since the registration process was complete in February, class change requests are discouraged, and in most cases due to staffing changes, are not possible. Staffing was determined based on original registration numbers. Here are a few items to think about when deciding if you are going to come in for a schedule change:
1. Schedule adjustments will not be made to accommodate requests for teachers, lunch times, or free mods. 2. Schedule adjustments will not be made after the assigned schedule change date, except for situations caused by computer input error, an elective needed for the ND State Scholarship, a missing core class, or a lack of the appropriate pre-requisite 3. In a few situations, there are some overlapping classes. Your student will need to discuss and work out an arrangement with both of the overlapping teachers when the school year begins. This is one of the advantages of the flexible schedule. Click the link for more information. Schedule Adjustments
LHS Graduation Photo Info
Legacy Graduates and families:
The Legacy Download Gallery for Graduation Photos is up and ready for everyone to access. The gallery will prompt you with some helpful pop-up windows to help you access the images, downloads, and how to order prints.
If you click on an individual photo you'll see a download button at the top. Or you can choose to download the entire gallery. If you create a favorite list, the gallery will store your selected images for quicker access for downloads.
Thank you Legacy and congratulations to this year's graduates!
Yearbooks will not be available for pickup again until the office is open for normal hours. This may not be until the fall.
If you have questions, please email Nicholas_hornbacher@bismarckschools.org Calling the school or emailing anyone else will result in a delay of a response. Email is the quickest way to get a response.
Thank you, Nick Hornbacher
How Students can Access Email & PowerSchool
Students, you can view tutorials on how to access your email & PowerSchool!
Masks are required. Cloth masks are recommended. Masks should be washed daily. Here is the CDC guidance on washing masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html. BPS recommends all students in grades K-12 have a backpack with a padded compartment or a padded Neoprene sleeve (14 inch) to carry their Chromebook/laptop back and forth to school this year, if needed. We also suggest that students have their own earbuds or headphones that include the built-in microphone.
High Schoolsdon't have school supply lists. On the first day, students should bring notebooks, pens, and pencils. Each teacher will tell the students if they need something specific for that class.
Head Start application
Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be found at https://nd02203833.schoolwires.net/Page/2616 or call BECEP at 701-323-4400 to request an application be mailed to you. There is a black drop-box to the right of BECEP’s front door to return applications and required documents. BECEP is located at 720 North 14th Street.
Aug. Kindergarten Open Houses
Thursday, August 13 *updated 8/6/20
11:00-11:30 Families with last name A-F
11:45-12:15 Families with last name G-L
12:30-1:00 Families with last name M-S
1:15-1:45 Families with last name T-Z
Thursday, August 20, 5-6 pm
Monday, August 17, 6:30-7:30 pm *updated 8/6/20
Tuesday, August 18, 4:30-6 pm
Wednesday, August 19, TBD *updated 8/3/20
Monday, August 24, 4-6 *combined with Fall open house
Monday, August 10, 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, August 20, 4-6 pm *updated 8/4/20
Monday, August 10, 4:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, August 20 *updated 8/6/20
5-5:30 pm Last name A-I
6-6:30 pm Last name J-Z
Thursday, August 6, 6:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 13, 5:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 11, 6-7 pm
Tuesday, August 18, 4:30-6:30 pm
Monday, August 17, 4-5 pm
Aug. 10 School Board Meeting
The Bismarck School Board will meet at 5:15 pm at the City-County Building at 221 N. 5th Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting or watch it LIVE on cable channel 2.
Cancelled: Aug. 10-20 Band Camp
We are sorry for any confusion relating to the Bismarck Public School Band Camp but the district has decided to cancel the upcoming band camp scheduled for August 10th through the 20th. With limited time to put all necessary safety procedures and protocols in place as stated in the recently approved re-entry plan students will instead begin learning to play their instrument at their middle school when the school year begins. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this process. Please contact Dr. Shawn Oban at 701-323-4201 with any questions.
Dr. Shawn Oban Myhre Principal Fine Arts
Aug. 20 Fill the Bus Donation Day!
Mark your calendars for Fill the Bus on Thursday, Aug. 20, 6 am-6 pm, at the Red Carpet Car Washes by Century High School or on Washington Street & Expressway. Drop off new school supplies or monetary donations to buy supplies for kids in need! If you bring us supplies, Red Carpet Car Wash will give you 9.3 cents off per gallon for your fill-up that day! You can also donate ONLINE by clicking here and scrollinig down to choose Fill the Bus: https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donate/
For each schools lists, go to the school's homepage, click the Resources tab, then School Supply List.
Parents who are in need of school supplies for their children should contact their children’s schools in mid-August with the grade levels of each child and when they can pick up the materials, which will typically be on the first day of school.
The Needs Nook needs YOU!
We are asking for donations of diapers, wipes, tampons, and feminine pads. These donations will help serve children 0-18 that receive support from the BPS Students in Transition program, BECEP, South Central High School, all BPS social workers working with families in need, Healthy Families of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and the Adopt-A-Block program.
We have seen an evident need to help people in our community with basic items such as diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products. This underlying need in our community is now exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting rising unemployment. WIC and SNAP benefits help with food, but do not help with these items or other personal hygiene items for children and families in our community. A group of organizations along with faith leaders are working with families and have come together with the goal of meeting the current above-mentioned needs and building relationships between churches and organizations to continue and increase the scope of support into the future.
Our first goal is to collect and build resources so the above organizations can distribute to families in need. Donations can be dropped off at:
Century Baptist Church (205 Colt Dr.) Monday & Thursday 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Evangel Church (3225 N 14th St.) Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm.
J&R Vacuum (223 E Main Ave) Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Drop off at loading dock and call 258-5619 at time of delivery.
To have donations picked up, call Becky Matthews at 701-220-5271. To learn more about the Needs Nook, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-220-5271.