School Year Information

Parents: Please review the information below to know what to expect as you prepare your student for the 2022-23 school year.
Call our front office at 952-927-4176 with questions about any of these topics.

It's going to be a great year!

Quick Links

2022-23 Summer Assignments2022-23 Junior High School Supplies List
2022-23 Academic Calendar2022-23 Academic Bell Schedule
2022-23 Student Handbook2022-23 Fall Athletics Information



Welcome to a New School Year!
Red Knight Roundup is the annual registration event for all students enrolled at BSM, providing students and families with the opportunity to complete necessary forms and obtain resources before the start of school.

See a complete list of important dates for the start of the 2022-23 School Year.

Roundup consists of two activities:

  • Online (required for all BSM students and parents)
    An email will be sent to all families during the week of Monday, July 11 with instructions to access PowerSchool (a portal BSM uses for school information) for completing the majority of required forms and paperwork before Friday, August 5, 2022. 
  • In-person (required for new BSM families, optional for returning students and parents)
    Attend one of the two sessions on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. or
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1 - 6 p.m. to complete the following:

    For Students

    • Pick-up your laptop (with technology orientation / system access training)
      ONLY for new students (attend one of four available time slots, no RSVP needed):
      Wed., Aug. 10 at 9-10 a.m. or at 10-11 a.m. or Tues., Aug. 16 at 3-4 p.m. or at 4-5 p.m.
    • Get your school picture taken (dress code compliance required)
    • Set-up your lunch account and fingerprint access
    • Pick-up your gym uniform
    • Speak with BSM senior high counselors
    • Stop by the Spirit Shop to get the latest BSM apparel
    • Learn about athletic and activity opportunities
    • Enjoy refreshments while meeting classmates and other new Red Knights

    For Parents

    • Complete family tuition payment profile
    • Finalize details for on-line forms submitted through PowerSchool
    • Complete the necessary health forms and documents required by the State of Minnesota
    • Optional medications check-in
    • Learn about Parent Association events
    • Learn about the Gala and Grandparents' Day events
    • Connect with administration or staff about details related to your student's schedule
    • Enjoy refreshments while meeting with other BSM parents and new families
    • And more!

Plan on being on campus for about an hour to complete all of these tasks. 

Attendance at one of the two dates (Wed., Aug. 10 or Tues., Aug. 16) is required for all new families.
Existing students and families can complete the forms digitally and bring necessary medical forms to school on the first day of school*.

Important 2022-23 School Year Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting necessary documents via PowerSchool

    Friday, August 5, 2022
    Information with instructions will be sent during the week of Monday, July 11 to all parents.

  • BSM's Red Knight Round-up

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    or Tuesday, August 16, 2022: 1 - 6 p.m.
    Detailed information is above

  • Orientation for all NEW 7th-12th Students At BSM
    (Includes International Students)

    Monday, August 29, 2022: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    This is your "First Day at BSM," and is designed to welcome all new Red Knights on campus for a special all-day orientation, making the transition to Benilde-St. Margaret's a positive one for every student. Lunch may be purchased from the cafeteria or brought from home. Students should wear comfortable (dress code compliant) clothing and enter at the Haben Center (west end of parking lot).
    School supplies are optional, or can be brought on the first day of school.
    Incoming 7th and 8th grade students will be welcomed by members of our eighth grade WEB student leader group, while senior high students (9th-12th) will be welcomed by members of our Link Crew student leader group.
    Buses will run at their regular times on Monday, Aug. 29; they are scheduled to arrive at BSM by 7:20 a.m. and depart at 2:40 p.m.

  • First Day of School (Grades 7-9) 

    Tuesday, August 30, 2022: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Welcome to BSM for the official start of the 2022-23 School Year!
    Dress Code is in effect for this 8-period school day.

  • First Day of School (ALL Grades 7-12) 

    Wednesday, August 31, 2022: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Today, all students will be on campus. Dress Code is in effect for this normal block schedule school day.

  • Labor Day Weekend

    Fri., Sept. 2 - Mon., Sept. 5, 2022

    No school for the holiday weekend.

  • Knight School

    Mon., Sept. 12, 2022: 6:30 p.m.

    Parents and Guardians, come to BSM for an evening following your students' academic schedule, meet their teachers in mini-classes. Hear from BSM principals and school leaders, connect with other parents and have an enjoyable evening seeing what the year has in store for your Red Knight!

Review the FAQ feature below. If you have other questions regarding Round-Up, please email or call 952-927-4176.

It's going to be a great year!

*Students may not begin the 2022-2023 school year until all the forms are completed.

When can students pick-up their laptop?

Laptops (MacBook Air) for each new BSM Red Knight can be picked-up on campus during Red Knight Round-Up on either:

  • Wed., Aug. 10
  • Tues., Aug. 16 from 3 - 4 p.m. or 4 - 5 p.m.

During this event, students will complete a one-hour tech orientation (choose from 9-10 a.m. or 10-11 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 10 or 3-4 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 16) during which they will set-up their email account and be provided with PowerSchool training from the BSM technology team. 

Registration is not required for the orientation - all students will be able to attend.

For returning students in grades 8-12, they should be in possession of their laptops from last year. No additional training or access requirements are needed. If you have questions, please contact the BSM technology team

When does my student get their school photo taken?

Every student must have their picture taken for ID purposes. 

Photos will be taken during Red Knight Round-Up on either:

  • Wed., Aug. 10 from 7 a.m.  - 1 p.m. 
  • or Tues., Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Students must wear dress code compliant apparel or the photo will not be taken.

Photo packages will be available for purchase at following Round-Up.
Create a free account; then search for Benilde-St. Margaret's High School or Benilde-St. Margaret's Junior High.

Senior High Event Code: FE74221

Junior High Event Code: FE74721

Did you know?

  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once

Those students who are unable to get their photo taken on Wed., Aug. 10 or Tues., Aug 16 will have their photo taken on Wed., Aug. 31.

How do I set-up a lunch account for my student?

BSM’s student lunch service is managed through an outside company, Taher.

Each family will receive an email from Taher with student lunch registration details and other information before the start of the school year. Members of the Taher food service team will be at Red Knight Round-Up to capture fingerprints for lunch payment and to answer any questions.

Or, email with any questions.

Once in school, students use a finger print reader or swipe their school ID at the cashier to pay for lunch. Not all students buy lunch at school; it’s not uncommon for students to bring their lunch from home.

When do I get my schedule?

Senior high students will be able to see their schedule on PowerSchool before school starts. Students and parents will receive an email notification when schedules are published and viewable online.
Students who are brand new to BSM can see their schedules using their parents’ PowerSchool account.

Once school starts, students will have their own account. While students have already had a chance to see and change their schedules, we know that there might be some adjustments that need to be made. If that is the case, please email your counselor.

Junior high schedules will be distributed late August.

What is the process for absences and attendance?

If a student is going to be absent or needs to arrive late or leave early, a parent must submit a note via the PowerSchool attendance link.

Please contact Katie Galper in the Attendance Office: or 952-219-8435, or Sarah Kelly in the junior high at 952-915-4356.

What school supplies are needed?

All Students
Please have a pair of headphones that can be used with your MacBook Air laptop for the year. Wireless or wired headphones or earbuds are acceptable.

Junior High (7-8)
Click here to see the junior high supplies list.

Senior High (9-12)
There is no school supply list for senior high. Students can make their own choice on folders or binders, whatever is preferred. Once school starts, teachers may make recommendations for specific supplies. Senior high students may choose to use the online google calendar to stay organized or may opt to bring their own hard copy planner/calendar.  

What are summer assignments?

Senior high students in grades 9-11 have a summer assignment. Click here to see your assignments. Seniors - please check based on the courses you are taking this year.

Junior high students do not have summer assignments.

Do I need to buy a calculator?

Students enrolled in Intermediate Algebra, Algebra II, or beyond must have the TI Nspire CX (Not CAS CX).  This calculator will last students the rest of high school, college, and beyond.

Who is my student's counselor?

Each student at BSM has a guidance counselor who is their partner through junior and senior high school until they graduate.

Amy Larson
for students with last names A-Do

Kate Berry
for students with last names Dr-I

Heidi Wessman
for students with last names J-Me

Vicky Haas
for students with last names Mi-Sa

Amanda Anderson
for students with last names Sc-Z

Sarah Kelly
for students in 7th and 8th grade

What is the BSM dress code?

The dress code can be found on page 37 of the Student Handbook.

If you are not sure if something fits with the dress code, please ask Mrs Mortl (grade 7 and 8), Mr Weingartz (senior high, students A-L), or Mr Kautzman (senior high, students M-Z) before you would wear the selection to school.

Do I need a gym uniform?

Students in grades 7-9 need a gym uniform which can be purchase at the Spirit Shop during Red Knight Round-Up. The Spirit Shop is located inside the commons/cafeteria at BSM. 

When do fall activities and sports begin?

Official practices/tryouts begin the week of Monday, August 15, 2022

See the individual sports pages for more specific information on the BSM Athletics Site.

Connect with Red Knights through sports and activities summer camps