Dear Students and Parents,
We hope you have had a rejuvenating summer, even though it is passing by rather quickly. We are looking forward to a great 2017-18 school year and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some very important information.
As we begin to look at opening school, there are several dates you will want to keep in mind:
August 8 Senior schedule pickup (9:00-3:00) Freshmen (11:00-3:00)
August 10 Junior schedule pickup (9:00-3:00) Sophomores (11:00-3:00)
**Unless a student is purchasing a parking pass, there is no benefit for being first in line. We would like for as many as possible to come throughout the day as the mornings are typically very crowded.
August 16 First Day for students
On both schedule pickup days, students will be able to find all of their classes, lockers, restrooms, etc. and familiarize themselves with the building. In order to pick up schedules or to make changes to schedules, students must pay the school fee of $99.00. Students may submit a fee waiver application. Students will be able to pick up their Chromebook if they have paid all fees and have completed the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)/ 1:1 Agreement. They also must have a High School DDL (BCHS website, click principal message, click link under my picture, click DDL) complete by August 31st. The DDL completion is applicable to freshmen and any new BCHS student. Parking passes for student drivers are $15.00 and will be available to all students who have a driver’s license (attached form must be complete). Schedule pick-up will be in the high school cafeteria.
We are looking forward to working with your child in our Advisor/Advisee program (T.E.A.M.’s-Together Everyone Achieves More). During the first few weeks of school, we will meet in T.E.A.M.’s to discuss a variety of topics affecting your child’s progress during the high school years. Topics we feel are important issues to discuss with our students are diversity, internet safety, and development of our students’ Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
In 2010, a state law was passed that requires all middle and high school students to receive an annual lesson on teen suicide prevention (House Bill 51). This lesson will occur before August 31st and will include common myths, warning signs, and how to get help for a friend in crisis. If you want your child to opt out of this lesson, please contact our Guidance Department before the school year begins.
We are always looking for ways to increase communication between school and home. Below are some of the ways we are using social media:
-‘Follow us’ on our Twitter at @BigRebelNation. We have over 2600 followers and use this to send announcements, shout outs to students, and even use this to announce school closings due to the weather.
- Athletic website at www.BigRebelNation.com This website is complete with our sports schedules, school forms, camps, and any information you may need for the 21 sports we offer.
-‘Friend us’ on Facebook at Boyle County High School Counseling Office page for information on scholarships, summer opportunities, academic programs, etc.
-Join our remind for students and parents by texting @411bchs to 81010.
-Guidance page (BCHS website, click counselors corner)
Guidance connection remind codes:
Class of 2018 Text the message @bchsco2018 to the number 81010.
Class of 2019 Text the message @bchsco2019 to the number 81010.
Class of 2020 Text the message @bchsco2020 to the number 81010.
Class of 2021 Text the message @bchsco2021 to the number 81010.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school’s number (859)236-5047 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, this promises to be a great school year and we look forward to meeting you at BCHS events.
Mark Wade, Principal