We are excited to announce that parents now have the option to register their BPS student for Camp Ed online using PowerSchool or fill out a paper form and turn it in to their child's current school. Online registration opens Tuesday, February 2nd and continues through March 18, 2021.
To register online, simply log on to PowerSchool at https://bismarck.ps.state.nd.us. If you don't have a login, contact your building secretary to get started.
1. Once you've signed in, click on the "Forms" link on the left side.
2. Select the "Camp Edventure Registration Form", fill out your student's information and submit.
Email/text notifications confirming your child's registration will be sent beginning March 1st for those registered prior to March 1st. For registrations recieved between 1st and 18th, you will receive a conformation email/text within 1-2 weeks confirming their students registration. If you have any questions contact your schools office.
November 26 & 27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
December 23- January 1 NO SCHOOL Christmas Break
January 18 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr Day
February 12 NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
February 15 NO SCHOOL Presidents' Day
March 16 NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
April 2 NO SCHOOL Good Friday
April 5 NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conference Day Off
April 30 NO SCHOOL Possible Storm Make up Day
May 3 NO SCHOOL Possible Storm Make up Day
May 28 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
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School attendance is very important. If your child needs to be absent or tardy for any reason, please notify the school prior to 8:30. For safety reasons, we need to account for all children.
Students arriving after 9:30 AM or leaving school before 2:00 PM will be counted absent for half a day.
Students arriving to school after 8:35 AM are counted as tardy and need to check in the office before going to class.
If your student needs to leave school before dismissal, it is expected that a parent or guardian come into the building to sign out the student in the office.
Whether due to illness, a family trip, or any other reason, a district letter will be mailed to parents when students have missed 5, 10, 15, or 20 days
of school. It is required by law for the school to report absences that are excessive.
BPS Family Assistance Fund
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.
Register for 6th grade summer band camp!
BPS summer band camp is for students entering 6th grade and will take place August 9-13 & 16-19 at Simle Middle School, 1218 Simle Dr. Choose the morning (9-11:30 am) or afternoon session (12:30-3 pm). Reminders about the camp will be sent via email by the district. For up-to-date information, go to www.bismarckschools.org/Page/162. For questions, contact Fine Arts Secretary Nicole Fitzgerald at 323-4082.
The Band Night Parade is BACK for 2021 on Friday, May 14 starting at 6:30 pm. Make sure to get a spot and be a part of the music and cheer on local students as they play! The parade route will start from the Capitol Grounds, go South down 6th street, West on Avenue A, and North up 4th street to finish back near the Capitol. If you are interested in having a float in the parade, contact Hannah Carlson at email@example.com or 701-333-0282 to get your group signed up and join in on the parade.
May 24 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.
May 28 Last Day of School
Friday, May 28 is the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year.
May 28 SCHS & ALC Graduations
South Central High School and Adult Learning Center graduations are Friday, May 28 at the Career Academy. SCHS at 4 pm; ALC at 7 pm.