The timeline below will give you some indication of our scheduling process at BHS. The dates may need to be adjusted slightly depending on external factors (i.e. snow storms).
Important Scheduling Dates for 2012-13
January 7 – January 28: Teacher Recommendations open in Powerschool
January 25 – February 4: Counselors present BHS Scheduling to RAL
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January 28: All Teacher Recommendations due in Powerschool
February 1: Parent portal opens for schedule requests in Powerschool
February 7: Scheduling Information Night BHS (8th – 11th grade)
February 11–February 14: Parent Teacher Conferences
February 18: Portal closes for all scheduling requests
May 6 (approximately): Master schedule completed
May 9 (approximately): RAL and BHS Counselors review schedules
May 15 (approximately): Schedules available to students/parents
Follow-up to Bomb Threat:
The bomb scare investigations at the high school began immediately following the Dec. 7ththreat and remains ongoing. Investigations of this nature require time as we follow every rumor and bit of information that is brought to our attention. While we have identified a student responsible for the first threat on the 7th, we continue to investigate the second threat.
Although these matters are confidential, we want you to know that we are following the appropriate disciplinary process outlined by school board policy. The process is documented in the BHS (see pg. #18 … link is http://www.sau25.net/files/1088580/student%20handbook%202012%202013%20.pdf) and Lurgio Parent/Student Handbooks.
Communicating with students about the seriousness of such an action is an important part of preventing future incidents. To that end, we used Wednesday’s Advisory to hold a school-wide discussion about the incident - how students felt about the threat, understanding the costs of such behavior, identifying the student threshold for reporting such a serious incident, and identifying a process for reporting such a serious incident in the future were the focus points of the discussion. Please take a couple of minutes to talk with your son or daughter about that conversation.
As is the practice anytime a law is violated at school, a report is made to the Bedford Police Department. Once reported to the BPD an independent investigation is conducted. We are not typically privy to the investigation or outcome.
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