If you change ANY phone numbers or emails please contact the office at 323-4600 or email with the updated information. Most of the information the school sends out is via email or phone. It is VERY important to keep your child’s contact information current.
Simle does not accept delivery of floral arrangements, balloons, gift bags, etc. for students. Floral shops have been notified of our policy and should not accept orders to be delivered for students.
We also ask that parents do not drop off outside food for their student. No restaurant or fast food deliveries for students will be accepted. Students have the choice of bringing a cold lunch from home or having the school’s lunch options.
Students that are out of the building during lunchtime should eat before they return to school. Please do not bring outside food in to the school. It is not allowed in the lunchroom or classroom. No speciality drinks such as lattes, ice drinks, etc. are allowed.
Moving? Changing your email or phone numbers?
If you change ANY phone numbers or emails please contact the office at 323-4600 oremailwith the updated information. Most of the information the school sends out is via email or phone.It is VERY important to keep your child’s contact information current.
If you change your ADDRESS, please contact Central Registration, 323-4110 or onlinehere.
7th/8th Grade Immunization Information
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. Vaccinations can be given any time after the student's 11th birthday.
Students who are not up to date or don’t have an exemption turned in 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.
Updated immunizations or exemption forms can be dropped of at our front office, faxed to 701-323-4605, or emailed to our school nurse Kelsie Neibauer . If you've already submitted the required documents, another copy is not needed.
Visiting the School
Visitors must enter the school through the main entrance at 1218 Simle Drive and check in at the school office prior to going to any other areas of the building. All doors entering the school will be locked during school hours.
Dropping Off Students at School
Please do not double park in front of the school. This causes congestion and danger for students on foot. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking places reserved for staff and school buses. This will help in getting the area cleared as quickly as possible. Attempt to meet your child in a designated spot near the school to avoid congestion. Students arriving at school before 8:00 a.m. may go to the cafeteria for breakfast, to their assigned grade level gathering area, or remain outside weather permitting.
In the morning, students can be dropped off on the West side of the building at the 19th Street entrance before 7:45 a.m. After 7:45 a.m., students can come in on the East or West side entrances. Once the school day starts at 8:08 a.m., all students will have to enter on the Simle Drive entrance. This is the same for any guests entering the building.
Picking Up Students After School
All buses will load and unload on the West side of the building at the 19th Street entrance. After school we ask parents to NOT pick up their students on the West side of the school. This is for buses only. Parents can pick up students to the North, East or South of the campus. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Click HEREto view the list of BPS sporting events this week!
*schedule subject to change
The Truth About Reading Showing & Seminar
Join us at The Truth About Reading event on Thursday, September 28th from 4:30-8PM. This free film showing will include a panel and a seminar discussion. This event is open to families, educators, and community members.
Click Here to view Open House schedule for Elementary and Secondary.
BPS Central Office Has Moved!
Bismarck Public Schools central administration office has moved from Hughes Educational Center to the Central Administration Building, located at 128 Soo Line Drive. The transition will allow Hughes Educational Center to offer expanded career and technical education opportunities for students.
The Central Administration Building will include the following departments: Accounting/Payroll, Activities, AVID, BPS Foundation, Business and Operations, Community Relations, English Learners, Human Resources, Indian Education, Registration, Safety, Students in Transition, Student Support Services, and the Superintendent/Assistant Superintendents. Hughes Educational Center will continue to house some BPS services, such as Child Nutrition and the Library Media Center.
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) has established a 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/donations/bps-faf/. To donate by mail, send checks to the BPS Foundation at 806 N. Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58501 and write “BPS-FAF” 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.