Back-to-School Information

Important Links

BSM COVID-19 Education Plan 2020-2021

Red Knight Roundup Online 2020-2021

2020-2021 Academic Calendar (updated 09/29/20)

Bell Schedule - Junior and Senior High - 2020-2021

Student Handbook - Senior High 2020-2021

Student Handbook - Junior High 2020-2021

Supplies List - Junior High 2020-2021

Fall Athletics Information 2020-2021


Order your Lifetouch Pictures today.

All students will have their picture taken for ID purposes. You have the option to purchase picture packages for your students.

It is highly recommended to pre-order your student's picture package. If your student is a Brand New Student to BSM, grades 7-12, your student will have their picture taken at the August 11 orientation or at the makeup orientation on August 28. 

If your student is a Returning Student to BSM, Grades 8-12, they will have their picture taken on September 3.

Below are the Picture ID numbers for each date.  You will need this ID number to preorder your picture package. Click here to preorder you pictures.

  • August 11:  EVTKWM2MC (Brand new student orientation)
  • August 28:  EVTS7T8Z4. (Brand new student orientation) 
  • September 1: EVTXC6ZTR (Returning Grades 8 and 9)
  • September 2 & 3 : EVTXC6ZTR (Returning Grades 10-12)

Back to School Schedule of Events

New to BSM Student Orientation - Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 8 a.m. - Noon, Grades 7-12

This day is designed for students who are brand new to BSM. Students will be divided into grade level groups where they will meet other new students in their grade and have an opportunity to learn more about the BSM community. Students will also receive their laptops and learn about the digital resources available to them, including setting up their school email and their PowerSchool account. There will be time allocated to helping new students learn their way around the building. The day ends with lunch at school. Details to follow as the date approaches. 

If a student is unable to attend, there is a make-up session on Friday, August 28, 2020, from 8 a.m. - Noon

Class of 2026 and New Members of the Class of 2025 - Monday, August 31, 2020, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

New Student Orientation hours are 8 a.m. - 12 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. The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition into BSM’s Junior High a positive one. Eighth grade WEB leaders will serve as mentors to the new 7th and 8th grade students during the activities on orientation day as well as throughout the school year.

Class of 2024 Freshman Orientation - Monday, August 31, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

The first day of school for all freshmen is Monday, August 31. The day begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 12 p.m. 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. Senior 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.

Bus Routes will run at their REGULAR TIMES  in the morning on Monday, August 31 for Orientation. Buses are scheduled to arrive at BSM by 7:20 a.m. and depart at 12:10 p.m.

First Day of School for All Students in Grades 7-9 - Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

All students in grades 7-9 will be on campus with the exception of those students who choose to be all virtual.  There is no school for students in grades 10-12.  Regular bell schedule. Pictures for returning 8th - 9th grade students.  

First Day of School for Cohort 1 in Grades 10-12 - Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

All students in Cohort 1 for grades 10-12 will be on campus with the exception of those students who choose to be all virtual.  There is no school for students in grades 7-9 as well as no school for students in Cohort Two. Regular bell schedule. Picture day for Cohort 1 students. 

First Day of School for Cohort 2 in Grades 10-12  - Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

All students in Cohort 2 for grades 10-12 are on campus with the exception of those students who choose to be all virtual.  There is no school for students in grades 7-9 as well as no school for students in Cohort 1. Regular bell schedule. Picture day for Cohort 2 students. 

**No school for students on Friday, September 4, and Monday, September 7. School resumes for all students on Tuesday, September 8, following COVID-19 Education plan.

Be sure to check out the summer assignments page - ODD period class assignments are due Tuesday, September 1.  EVEN period class assignments are due the first week in November (at the start of 2nd quarter).**


Back-to-School FAQs

What about a new parent orientation?

Junior High Orientation for All Parents of the Class of 2026 and new parents in the Class of 2025 - Monday, August 24 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rotating sessions will feature opportunities to meet and connect with junior high teachers along with Junior High Principal Rikki Mortl. The evening will also feature insights from local expert and one of BSM's school psychologists, Dr. Jules Nolan. Dr. Nolan will be discussing the secrets to success in parenting junior high students at BSM, especially in light of today's realities.

Senior High Orientation for All Parents of the Class of 2024 and new parents in the Class of 2021 - 2023 -  Monday August 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. OR Tuesday, August 18 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. The evening will feature insights from local expert and one of BSM's school psychologists, Dr. Jules Nolan. Dr. Nolan will be discussing the secrets to success in parenting senior high students at BSM, especially in light of today's realities. Returning to BSM parents are invited but not required to attend.  

When is Roundup and what happens there?

Information regarding Roundup will be mailed to student's home early August. Roundup will be done virtually this year, please follow this link. New students will get their school picture taken on New Student Orientation Day and returning students on September 3 during the school day. Since senior high students have already had the opportunity to see their schedule and make changes, schedule changes are not part of Roundup. 

 

 

When is the first day of school?

The schedule of events for the first week of school (August 31 - September 3) is as follows: 

First Day of School for All Students in Grades 7 - 9 - Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (No school for grades 10-12)

First Day of School for Cohort 1 in Grades 10-12 - Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (No school for grades 7-9 and 10-12 students in Cohort 2)

First Day of School for Cohort 2 in Grades 10-12  - Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (No school for grades 7-9 and 10-12 students in Cohort 1)

**There is no school for students on Friday, September 4, and Monday, September 7. School resumes for all students on Tuesday, September 8, following COVID-19 Education plan.

When do students get laptops?

For students grades 7-12 who are brand new to BSM, laptops will be distributed at New Student Orientation. 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?

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.  

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.

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?

New families can set up a lunch account 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) 219‐8444

When is Knight School and what is it?

September -  Knight School is under construction! 

Parents get a chance to be a Red Knight for the evening. Stay tuned for details!  Parents will receive instructions on how to follow their son/daughter’s academic schedule and virtually 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.