Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BPS Parent University


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SAVE THE DATE Saturday October 21, 2017
8:00am - 12:45pm Burlington High School
Burlington Public Schools are proud to host our 2nd Parent University!  Parents of students grades PreK 12 will have the opportunity at this free event to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics related to your child’s learning and development.
Our keynote speaker will be Jon Mattleman, who will be sharing his “Secret Life of Teens” presentation.  "The Secret Lives of Teens" is a high-energy presentation that actively focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens in their lives. This presentation covers areas such as depression, suicide, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Parents of students k-12 will gain valuable insight into adolescent behaviors and the decision making of our students. More information on Jon and his presentation can be found at: https://www.jonmattleman.com/
Additionally, to better serve our parents, BPS will be providing free childcare for this event (pending child registration).  Please keep an eye out for follow-up materials including the release of our updated website and event schedule.
Mark your calendar – more details to follow!    

Monday, September 18, 2017

Burlington High School Offering the PSAT/NMQT on 10/11/17

Burlington High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. For several years 85% or more Burlington High School seniors take the SAT exam. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam. Juniors are also eligible for a National Merit Scholarship depending on the score. The Guidance department highly recommends juniors take the exam again this year.

All sophomores will take the PSAT free of charge on 10/11.

Juniors MUST register for the PSAT in order to take the exam at Burlington High School. The fee for juniors is $26.00.  Upon completing payment students will need to print the registration form verifying they have officially registered. Students MUST bring their registration form to Guidance in order to receive a 2017 Student Bulletin.  

It is important that juniors register early in the registration period to adequately prepare for the test. By reading the student bulletin thoroughly, paying particular attention to test directions, test taking tips and doing the sample practice test students will have a much better understanding of what to expect.

PSAT Registration for juniors  can be found by clicking here

The on-line regular registration period ends Wednesday, October 4th.  If a Junior misses the registration period, he/she may check with the Guidance Secretary the following day to see if there are available test booklets and space to accommodate a late registration. There will be an additional charge of $5.00 ($31.00 total) after October 4th.   

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

BHS Back to School Night

Burlington High School is hosting its annual Back-to-School Night this week on Thursday, 9/14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents of freshman or any new students are invited to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a brief presentation and the opportunity for a question and answer session with administrators.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers and familiarize themselves with their child’s schedule while following an abbreviated school day. Teachers will provide parents with a course overview and outline their expectations. National Honor Society students will serve as guides, and guidance counselors and administrators will be available throughout the evening for support.

This year, class times will be ten minutes long as shown below, and as a reminder please bring your son/daughter's schedule with you:

New Parent Session 6:00 – 6:30  (Auditorium)
Period 1 6:35 – 6:45
Period 2 6:50 – 7:00
Period 3 7:05 – 7:15
Period 4 7:20 – 7:30
Period 5 7:35 – 7:45
Period 6 7:50 – 8:00
Period 7 8:05 – 8:15

BHS Student Device Insurance Information from the BPS IT Department

September 11, 2017

Dear BHS Parents & Guardians,

Now that we are in the second week of the new school year, I wanted to notify you about an opportunity for parents to purchase a policy for uninsured iPads and Chromebooks through a BHS portal with WAG (Worth Ave Group) from now until the portal closes on September 22nd.

Below are links to see coverage and pricing flyers for iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and Chromebooks. The BHS portal is open from now through Friday, September 22nd. This is an opportunity to insure your son/daughter’s BHS iPad/Chromebook in case it is accidentally damaged, stops working, lost or stolen. The BHS portal can be located at:

https://www.worthavegroup.com/gpo/burlington.

These policies are set up specifically for BHS and are at a group discount. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding coverage options. Remember, if your son/daughter has a broken/non-working iPad or Chromebook, he/she should first go to the HelpDesk (located in the upper BHS library) and see Mr. Wong to determine the best course of action. If a claim needs to be placed with Worth Ave Group and you have questions, please feel free to contact me in the IT Department. I will be able to help you get your claim initiated and get the answers you need.

Thank you.

Faydeen Sateriale
Admin Assistant - BPS IT Dept
sateriale@bpsk12.org

781-238-680