Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

We are excited to kick off another exciting school year, and we look forward to working with you and your child this school year! With the last few weeks of summer vacation winding down, we wanted to reach out with a few brief reminders regarding back to school information.  

Schedule Pick Up, School Pictures, and Chromebook Distribution:

  • 7th-grade schedule pick up and school picture day will be on Wednesday, August 23rd from 4-7 pm at Beagle Middle School.  
  • 8th-grade schedule pick up and school picture day will be on Thursday, August 24th from 4-7 pm at Beagle Middle School.

Students are not required to pick up their printed schedule; we simply offer this as an option to our students and families.  Schedule pick-up is a great opportunity, however, to become familiar with the building, work locker combinations, etc.

Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool beginning August 23rd to parents and students.  

School picture pre-order information can be found by clicking on the following link: AA9002 Beagle MS 23-24 ENGLISH.pdf.  Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged for those that want to receive school pictures as it expedites the process. Picture retakes will also take place during the school year in early October for those that are not able to attend the initial school photo opportunity.  

Chromebooks will also be distributed on August 23rd and 24th.  Students will be provided a Chromebook and charger.  Students will use their school-issued Chromebook on a daily basis at Beagle.  Chromebooks will also be available for pick up after August 23rd and 24th during our open office hours, in the media center. 

Office Hours: Our school office will officially open on Wednesday, August 16th.  Office hours prior to the end of the school year are Monday-Friday, 8 am-3 pm.  Please note that our office hours on August 23rd and 24th will be 12-7 pm to account for the later evening hours. 

Orientation: will be on Tuesday, August 29th from 4:30-6 pm.  This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet teachers and walk through the building before the first day of school.  Just as with schedule pick-up, this is an optional event for families. 

School Supplies: At the middle level, we encourage parents to wait until after the first day of school to purchase detailed, specific school supplies.  The good news is that despite the fact that our middle schoolers will be working with six different teachers, the necessary supplies will be very minimal.  For those interested in purchasing school supplies before the year begins, we suggest purchasing the following items: a three-ring binder with six tab dividers or six two-pocket folders, #2 pencils, pens, basic highlighters, and a spiral-bound notebook.  Please note that all students will receive a planner and a Chromebook this year to support their learning and organization.  

First Day of School:  Wednesday, August 30th, half-day, 7:55 am-10:50 am.

Future Communications and Newsletters: We will continue to communicate via email over the next few weeks before the beginning of the school year, and these communications will contain more detailed information as we get closer to the start of the school year.  In future emails, we will discuss the following: bell schedule, transportation procedures, lockers, backpacks, passing time, lunches,  Chromebook distribution, expectations/procedures for a focused learning environment, and many other important pieces of information that is vital to know just before school begins.  

Once the school year begins, we send our newsletter to parents on Friday mornings in email format via SchoolMessenger (PowerSchool).  We send our newsletters in this fashion because we embed informative links and resources directly into the email for ease of use and function for our parents.  Please note that each communication will have the yellow “Looks Safe” banner at the top, so please be sure not to block or deny the newsletters or emails because future communications will end up in a spam folder if they are blocked or denied.

Again, we are excited to kick off another great school year, and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.  

Take care,

Dave Kushman, Principal

Kelly Shumway, Assistant Principal

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