NOVEMBER UPDATES
Events
Nov. 4 – Activity/Club Pictures
Nov. 13 – End of second progress period
Nov. 18 – Progress reports available online
Nov. 19 – Lion's Snack Shack/Cats Clothes Closet, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at RCHS
Nov. 25-27 – Thanksgiving Break, no school.
Dec. 2 – BRMS Choral Concert at 7 p.m., Laughlin Center
Dec. 15-17 – Semester final exams
Dec. 17 – Lion's Snack Shack/Cats Clothes Closet 3:30 to 6 p.m. at RCHS
Dec. 18 – Final Exam Make-ups
Dec. 21-Jan 1 – Christmas Break, no school.
COVID-19 UPDATE
Positive cases are on the rise in Rush County, it is more important than ever to be vigilant about safety protocols. BRMS has how had two positive cases and all contact tracing has been completed. Families should have been notified via email previously regarding the positive cases and it is important to note that, unless you are contacted directly about your student being a close contact and needing to quarantine your student can and should come to school.
-If you have any COVID Symptoms, stay home and let the school know.
-BRMS will have staggered passing periods to help with distancing.
-Mask will be required where social distancing cannot be achieved.
- Extra hand-sanitizing stations have been installed.
Additional guidance for parents on re-entry plan, screening, testing and more is available online or through the November newsletter.
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
The guidance department is reminding families and students there is help available from the guidance department for social/emotional support while at school. The guidance department also recommends if help is needed to check out the RCS Counselors Corner. In addition, BRMS has a dedicated Centerstone therapist in the building and we work with all and any outside agencies to promote the well-being of our students.
Centerstone is also providing most services via telephone or telehealth (video). We are concerned that those in need have access to mental health, addiction and counseling services during the COVID-19 crisis. For additional information, to make a referral or to access our 24/7 crisis services at:
-Information or appointments: (800) 344-8802
-24 Hour Crisis Line: (800) 832-5442
FREE TUTORING
There are two free tutoring opportunities for our students. Links to the tutoring opportunities can be found at the BRMS website and include “Ask Rose” and “Indiana's Call and Learn.”
LOW COST INTERNET
Low cost internet is provided by Comcast. Internet Essentials from Comcast is a low-cost internet option for low-income families. For instance, if you qualify for the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, etc.; you can get high-speed internet for $9.95 per month.
HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHT - Tardies
According to the student handbook “students are counted tardy when they arrive to school or class late. Students may also be marked tardy if they arrive to class without necessary materials to participate in learning activities and need to return to their lockers for those materials. Students will be warned when they receive five tardies in a semester. Office referrals will be written for every three additional tardies thereafter. Consequences for cumulative tardies follow:
5 – Warning
8 – After School Detention until 4 p.m.
11 – After School Detention until 4 p.m.
14 – After School Detention until 4 p.m.
17 – Thursday Night Detention until 5:15 p.m.
20 – Thursday Night Detention until 5:15 p.m.
23 – Thursday Night Detention until 5:15 p.m.
26 – In-School Suspension
29 – In-School Suspension
32 – Out-of-School Suspension
IHSAA UPDATE: ANY STUDENT THAT HAS A PHYSICAL ON FILE FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR. A NEW PHYSICAL IS NOT NEEDED.
ATHLETIC NEWS
Boys basketball has completed tryouts and started practicing for their first game on Nov. 16. Girls basketball tryouts are set for Nov. 16 with the 7 grade going from 3:30 to 5 p.m and 8 grade to be decided. Pay attention to announcements for exact times. Wrestling does not have tryouts and does not start until December.
There have been some changes to rules for spectators at athletic events. Since the first home basketball game is set for Nov. 19. Any policy changes that occur closer the game will be announced.
Any student that plans to participate in a sport at BRMS must have current physical on file have passing grades in all subjects to be eligible. For additional information contact Mr. Martz with any athletic questions at martzb@rushville.k12.in.us or (765) 561-0436. The only current COVID change is athletes must bring their own water bottles to practice. There will be no shared water available.
Source: BRMS November Newsletter