CHS 2020 Prom Package refunds will be during the following times:
Wednesday, July 8 from 7am-3pm
Thursday, July 9, from 7am-3pm
Prom couples should communicate as to who will be picking up the refund.
We continue to operate under the guidelines of the ND Smart Restart plan put in place May 29. Under these guidelines, proms of our size far exceed the indoor gathering recommendations and we do not foresee a short-term change to this situation. Therefore, we find ourselves in the situation of cancelling plans for a Prom ‘make-up’ date for the BHS, CHS, and LHS proms originally scheduled in the spring of 2020. In the coming days, each school will be communicating directly with students who signed up for prom to work out details of refunding money for prom packages.
CHS Yearbook Dristribution
Yearbook distribution will be July 20-21 from noon to 4 pm. An email will be sent closer to distribution with more details.
There is a waiting list for any extra yearbooks. If you would like to be placed on the list, email email@example.com. I will be contacting people on the waiting list the week of distribution.
CHS Summer School 2020
Online Summer School Policies and Regulations
- Summer School: June 1, 2020- July 10, 2020 (first session: June 1-June 19; second session: June 22-July 10). No school July 3.
- In this online environment teachers will be available from 8:00 a.m. through noon for non-science classes or 7:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. for science classes. Some of the student learning will be independent and can be completed outside of these hours. However, most classes will have virtual classroom discussions and activities that will take place during these hours at the discretion of the instructor. Students will need to be available to participate in these activities during these hours.
- Parents and students should be aware that each day equals 5-6 days of regular school time. Because of this high level of rigor, it is essential students participate in virtual meetings and activities, connect and communicate with their instructor regularly, and develop a daily schedule to complete work.
- Attendance will be demonstrated by students and recorded by teachers based upon student engagement in daily activities, completion of assignments/activities, and communicating with the teacher. Teachers will record attendance daily based upon the previous day’s engagement. For instance, a student who did not participate in virtual classroom discussion, activity, complete assignment that was due, or communicate with the teacher would be counted unexcused on the following day’s attendance. If a student receives more than 5 unexcused absences in any one summer session, they will be unenrolled from summer school. It is essential students engage in their class and do not fall behind. Again, each day of summer school is equal to 5-6 days of the regular school year.
- When involved in virtual meetings students will be expected to demonstrate online etiquette. They should mute their microphones when not addressing the teacher or class, wear appropriate attire, and be in a setting that does not distract their teacher or classmates.
6. Students must complete a full session of summer school to receive a grade in a course. All work must be completed by June 19th for the first session and July 10th for the second session. (Exceptions to this rule must have been cleared through the principal’s office in advance.)
- Textbooks - textbooks will be distributed prior to the first day of summer school for some classes and must be returned on a date to be determined at the conclusion of summer school If, for any reason, textbooks are not returned, or are not in usable condition, students/parents will be billed for replacement costs.
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact administration at 323-4900.
- 2020-2021 Athletic Registration will open July 1. As of this date, you will be able to register your student for next year's activities. As always, please remember to register them for all activities you believe they may participate in. This will keep you from having to go back into the system later in the year.
- A part of athletic registtation, you must have a copy of either:
- Your student;s physical dated after April 15 of this year.
- NDHSAA Form B (this is used if your student had a physical during the previous school year). Please note, all 7th graders must have a new physical from this year (after April 15).
- Either document should be in a digital format so you can upload it as a part of the registration process.
- The athletic registration sire DOES NOT take or track payments. Please disregard any information you see on that sire regarding payment. To make a payment for an activity fee, please use MyPayments Plus.
- If you run into any problems with a username or password, please contact Mr. Lervick.
- 2020-2021 Activity Fees - Activity fees are able to be paid through MyPayments Plus online beginning August 10th or in the school office. Students attending a BPS school will be able to pay through MPP while any students participating through a co-op will need to pay in the school office.
2020-21 Head Start application
Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be found at https://www.bismarckschools.org/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.
July 24 Summer Meals last day
Bismarck Public Schools offers a FREE summer lunch program for local kids ages 18 and under Monday-Friday through Friday, July 24, 2020. Starting Monday, July 6, there are two changes for families accessing free summer lunches for children ages 0-18 in Bismarck. Instead of school buses delivering meals, watch for a white food truck or BPS van. Also, at the Kiwanis Park and Ministry on the Margin sites only, there will be no meal service on Fridays but two meals will be provided on Thursdays. REMINDER: there will be NO MEALS SERVED July 1-3 at any of the sites, and meal service ends for the summer on Friday, July 24.
11-11:30 am: Lions Park, Centennial Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Solheim Elementary, Miller Elementary, and Kiwanis Park (*no meals on Friday).
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Wachter Middle School, Century High School, Bismarck High, Moses Elementary, Legacy High, Lincoln Elementary, and Liberty Elementary School.
11:45 am-12:15 pm: Will-Moore, Grimsrud Elementary, Pioneer, Myhre, and Murphy Elementary Schools, and Ministry on the Margins @ 201 N 24th St, east parking lot (*no meals on Friday).
12:30-1 pm: Sunrise Elementary School.
Summer School/Camp Ed Info
Simle & Wachter summer school is June 1-July 9, Monday-Thursday.
Horizon summer school is June 1-25, Monday-Thursday.
Bismarck High, Century and Legacy High School distance learning summer school is Monday-Friday.
Session I: June 1-19
Session II: June 22-July 10
South Central High School summer school is June 1-June 26.
No summer school July 3.
- Middle and high schools will continue into the summer in the Distance Learning Platform.
- High School Administrators and Teachers will work with their individual classes to bring students in for small group instruction when the need necessitates. An example of this would be students needing to complete a hands-on laboratory experiment which would be done following the Facility Use Guidelines.
- Curbside library book checkouts will be offered at some locations
Camp Edventure (grades 1-5) is Monday through Friday from June 1 through Monday, July 13, except July 3.
- Elementary schools will continue into the summer in the Distance Learning Platform.
- Curbside library book checkouts will be offered at some locations
July 13 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.
July 15 Bus registrations due!
Bus Registration Reminders for 2020-21:
- Your child will automatically continue to receive busing if they rode the bus during the 2019-2020 school year.
- If busing is no longer needed, please contact the Transportation Dept. by email or call 701-323-4500.
- If you are new to busing, please fill out the Transportation Registration Form found here: https://www.bismarckschools.org/Page/655
- If you register AFTER July 15, it may take up to 30 days from the start of school before students can ride because our contracted vendor needs time to set up routes, line up buses and drivers, and send schedules to parents who have already registered.
- If you have moved recently, please notify your school or the Registration office of the change. You must fill out the Address Change Form and supply one Primary Proof of Residence to complete the change.
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.
COVID-19 BPS Fundraising
Donate to Family Assistance Fund
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) has established a COVID-19 BPS Family Assistance Fund. Those that wish to donate may do so through the foundation website or by mail. To donate online, go to https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donate/ and click “COVID-19 BPS Family Assistance.” To donate by mail, send checks to the BPS Foundation at 806 N. Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58501 and write “COVID-19” in the memo line. Families seeking assistance are encouraged to reach out to their counselor or social worker who will connect them to established community resources as well as submit requests for funding needs that cannot be met within existing resources. The BPSF thanks those who have already reached out to volunteer and/or provide monetary donations to help those within our community who are struggling.
Donate to Student Feeding Efforts
BPS has had many kind offers to help with student feeding. If you want to make a monetary donation to help feed students in need, go to https://www.bismarckschools.org/Page/3381 and follow the instructions listed. If you are not currently a MyPaymentsPlus user, you can set up an account!