Important Information for New Students in the Secondary Building
- Students enrolling in the sixth, seventh, eighth grades should bring their final report card from their previous school for the previous school year. No appointments with the counselor are necessary.
- Students enrolling in the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades should bring a transcript from their previous school showing all previous high school courses completed. In addition to completing school enrollment forms, students entering the ninth through twelfth grades must schedule an appointment with the counselor to make a class schedule.
- All Students who received special education services in their previous school should bring a copy of their most recent Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) when enrolling in Bloomingdale Middle or High School.
Registration August 14-18
Students in grades 6-12 can enroll from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on August 14, 15, 17, and 18 (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.). Students can also enroll on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each enrolling student, along with a parent/legal guardian, should enter through the middle school entrance to begin the enrollment process. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization record are required for enrollment. Parents of students new to Bloomingdale Middle and High School who cannot enroll their children during the open enrollment period should call 269-521-3918 to make an appointment for an alternate time to enroll.
6th Grade Orientation
An orientation for all incoming 6th grade students and their parents will take place on Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the BMS/HS auditorium.
All 6th and 7th graders entering the middle and high school must have their immunizations up-to-date.
The buildings will be open to students at 7:35 a.m. All middle school students who enter the building prior to 7:55 a.m. must report directly to the middle school gym, or they may report to the cafeteria if eating breakfast. Middle school students are not allowed in the hallways prior to 7:55 a.m. Classes for grade 6th – 12th grades will be begin at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m.
School pictures for grades 6-12 will be on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5. There is no money due on the day pictures are taken. Parents will have the opportunity to order picture packages when the picture proofs are sent home in October. All students at Bloomingdale Middle and High School will have their picture taken on the first day of school.
In an effort to create an environment that is more safe and conductive to education, Bloomingdale Public Schools has adopted a closed campus policy. Students will not be allowed to leave the school grounds during lunch.
Students should be prepared to board their school bus at approximately the same location as last year. Families will be notified of initial changes to bus routes. “Dry runs” for all bus routes will begin 2 to 3 weeks prior to the start of school. Post cards for pickup and drop off times will be mailed at the completion of “dry runs”. Parents will receive these post cards by Saturday, September 2. Confirmed schedules and assignments will be worked out during the first 2-3 weeks of school.
The student handbook will be presented, explained, and made available to all 6th – 12th grade students within the first week of school. Electronic copies of the student handbook are also available on the school website. Parents and students are encouraged to read the policies and requirements outlined in the Bloomingdale High School and Middle School Student Handbook.
Students who are registered to attend in grades 6th – 12th will be issued books by their classroom teachers. Any student who loses, destroys, or damages a book will be charged for the repair or replacement of the book.
Technology Center Students
Students enrolled for classes in the Vocational Technical Center at the Van Buren Intermediate School District will begin their classes there on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Transportation will be provided from the High School to the Technology Center. All Technology Center students are required to ride the bus to and from the Technology Center.
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 5 is the first day of school. It is a full day, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. High School students should report to the high school gym, and middle school students should report to the middle school gym by 8:00 a.m. to begin the school day on September 5.
Facebook and Twitter
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Please keep the following dress code restrictions in mind as students buy new clothes for school. Articles of clothing that meet the following stipulations cannot be worn by students in school: Clothing containing obscene or profane language, sexual innuendo, gang insignia, or advertising or promoting tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or illegal substances; Skirts not measuring longer than 14 inches from waist band to the bottom of the skirt; Shorts not measuring longer than 11 inches from waist band to the bottom of the shorts; sleeveless shirts that do not have shoulder straps that are at least one inch in width; shirts that do not cover the entire midriff; pants worn with the waistband below the student’s waist (sagging); and jewelry containing pointed studs. This list does not encompass the entire dress code, but it highlights some of the most common areas where infractions occur. To view the complete dress code policy, please see the Student Handbook.