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Bus Routes will run at their REGULAR TIMES Monday, August 31 for Orientation.  

Buses are scheduled to arrive at BSM by 7:30 a.m. and depart at 2:50 p.m.

Monday, August 31: Junior High Orientation             

For ALL 7th graders and NEW 8th graders

New Student Orientation hours are 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Lunch may be purchased from the cafeteria or brought from home. Students should wear comfortable clothing and enter at the Haben Center (west end of parking lot). School supplies may be brought to school on this day or on the first day of school.

There will be a junior high new parent orientation session (optional), from 8 - 9 a.m. in the theater.

Monday, August 31: Orientation Day for All Incoming Grade 9 students

The first day of school for all freshmen is Monday, August 31. The day begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 2:40 p.m. Students are asked to wait in the Main Lobby until 8 a.m when they will be led to the Great Hall for the start of Orientation. It is recommended that students wear comfortable clothing that follows the dress code. Students may purchase lunch at school or bring a bag lunch. There is no need to bring any school materials. The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one. Seniors and junior Link Crew leaders will serve as mentors to the freshmen during the activities on orientation day as well as throughout the school year.

Monday, August 31: Grades 10-12 Transfer Student Orientation

For all new transfer students at 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come and meet administration, counselors and other key personnel to help you be successful. We will meet in the main lobby at BSM and lunch will be provided. 

*Students who are new to BSM will receive their laptop on the first day of school

Be sure to check out your summer assignments, which are due the first day of school

Back-to-School FAQs

What about a new parent orientation?

Sunday, August 30 at 6:30pm.  

This parent orientation is for all incoming 9th grade parents and new to BSM 10th-12th grade. Dr. Skinner and the Senior High Assistant Principals will greet you before you move into small groups to meet with current parents who will share the “ins and outs” of the senior high. Copies of your students’ schedule will also be provided. This orientation session is optional but encouraged if you are new-to-BSM.

Monday, August 31 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

There will be a new parent orientation for parents of new incoming 7th and new-to-BSM 8th graders in the Theater. This orientation session is optional but encouraged if you are new-to-BSM.

When is Roundup and what happens there?

Dates are listed below. No need to make an appointment, come when it is convenient for you. Lunch accounts can be set up, health forms can be turned in, senior high students can order Homecoming t-shirts, Parent Association information will be available as well as information on the Knight For All Seasons; Light the Knight auction. Also, students will get their school picture taken so please be in dress code. Since senior high students have already had the opportunity to see their schedule and make changes, schedule changes are not part of Roundup. See section below on Senior High schedules. Typically Roundup takes about 45 minutes, sometimes less.    

Monday, August 12, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 15, 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

*Make-up Roundup: Monday, August 19, 12:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m.  (Please call 952-927-4177 if you need to attend this Roundup date)

When is the first day of school?

The first day of regular classes for grades 7-12 is Tuesday, August 27. Orientation Days are listed above.

When do students get laptops?

For students grades 7-12 who are brand new to BSM, laptops will be distributed on the first day of school. The Help Desk (BSM's technology team) will provide all the necessary links, user names, passwords and codes that students will need to access their BSM digital resources.

What school supplies do I need?


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.  


Click here to see the junior high supplies list. 

Do I need to buy a calculator?

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

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.

*Please note, junior high students do not have summer assigments

What is the dress code?

Click here for a copy of the Senior High Dress Code.

Click here for a copy of the Junior High Dress Code.

If you are not sure if something fits with the dress code, please ask Ms. Mortl (grade 7 and 8), Mr. Weingartz (grade 9 and 10) or Ms. Dahlstrom (grades 11 and 12) before you would wear the selection to school.

When do I get my lunch account and how does that work?

All students can set up a lunch account at Roundup, or anytime during the year by contacting Lynn Lynch. Students swipe their school ID at the cashier to pay for their 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 you will have your 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.

*Please note that junior high schedules will be distributed on the first day of school.

Who is my counselor?

For senior high students:

Amy Larson - students with last names A-Do

Kate Berry - students with last names Dr-I

Heidi Wessman - students with last names J-McG

Victoria Haas - students with last names McH-Se

Amanda Anderson - students with last names Se-Z

Who do I contact if I’m going to be absent?

Kathy Jacobson is the Senior High Attendance Manager and Kathy Hawkinson is the Junior High Attendance Manager. If a student is going to be absent or needs to arrive late or leave early, a parent needs to call the Attendance Lines listed below.   

Senior High: (952) 927-4177

Junior High: (952) 915-4356

When is Knight School and what is it?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Parents get a chance to be a Red Knight for the evening. Beginning with a welcoming program at 6:30 p.m., parents will receive instructions on how to follow their son/daughter’s academic schedule and attend mini-classes with their teachers. This is a great way to meet your student’s teachers and see what the year has in store in all their classes.