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
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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 Board Survey
The Bismarck School Board wants to assess public support of the District’s direction, while also gauging the efficacy of District communications.
We are requesting that stakeholders set aside a few minutes to take this survey, which is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXYQFKCthrough Friday, April 23. Results will be presented to the School Board.
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 public is invited to register to participate in the Live Your Legacy 5K/10K event to support Brave the Shave. It will take place Sunday, April 25, at Sertoma Park Community Center in Bismarck, with registration at 1:30 and race at 3 pm. The event is being sponsored by the Legacy High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) to fight childhood cancer. Registration is $25 and includes a shirt on race day if you register by April 8. Register at https://donate.bravetheshave.net/Campaign/LiveYourLegacy. For more information, go to the Facebook event page https://fb.me/e/16P7BooGY.