Required for all incoming 7th graders and new to the District 8th graders
North Dakota requires all 7th & 8th graders to have received the meningococcal and Tdap vaccines prior to 7th grade, or if you're new to the district as an 8th grader. You are able to receive the vaccinations any time after your 11th birthday.
Students who are not up to date by October 1, will be excluded from school and this will count as an unexcused absence. Contact your child’s health care provider or Burleigh County Health (355-1540) about the immunizations your child will need.
*If you have already received the required vaccines and submitted a certificate copy last year, you do not need to submit another copy this year.
2020-2021 Sports Physicals Update and Sports Registration/Payments
There has been a change to the policy regarding sports physicals for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
If an athlete had a sports physical last school year, they will not need one for the upcoming school year. Instead they will need a Form B (link below) that is filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. It is electronic so it will need to be uploaded to the rSchool online registration just like a physical would be.
**All incoming 7th graders will need a current physical if they are planning to participate in athletics regardless if they had one for BMFL or any other organization last year as 6th graders.**
The office cannot accept paper copies of the Form B or physicals.
Upload the physical into rSchool after you register for your sport.
Questions about registering? Contact Mark Hager at 323-4900 extension 6521.
If you were not able to pick during the disbursement times, students will receive it in the fall. If students are not attending HMS in the fall, the yearbooks will be delivered to the school they will be attending and distributed there in the fall.
School Supply Lists
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://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.