Bernice MacNaughton High > Talk Mail > Posts > TALK MAIL FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2020


September 11

Talk mail Message                                                                                           Friday, September 11th, 2020

We want to thank all of our students and parents/guardians for a very successful first week of school.  The staggered start-up was very helpful in allowing students time to understand our operational plan and ease their way back into a school setting.  The students are being very respectful of our operational plan and the guidelines we must follow from Public Health.   Our priority is the safety of everyone in the building.

Next week

We will begin our alternating Group A and Group B days. 

Monday, September 14th GROUP A (all grade levels with last names Abdelsalam - Laxton will attend).

Tuesday, September 15th GROUP B (all grade levels with last names Le - Zou will attend). 

Groups will alternate every other day from there on.   Refer to the calendar on our BMHS website.

Students are expected to engage in their learning on their ‘home learning days” according to the plan each teacher has in place.   Students were all provided with their network information containing Login and Password information given to them on an ID card.   They must not share this information with others, and they are to keep this information in a safe place. 

Cafeteria services for food purchases will begin on September 14th.   Please remember, there are no microwaves available to heat up lunches this year.

We will be conducting our mandatory 3 fire drills and reviewing our emergency procedures.

Parent/Drop off and pick up is located at the side of the building for all grade levels.  Next week traffic will be heavier with all grade levels attending.  Please allow yourself enough time to have your student here by 8:43am.  Parents may also drop off and pick up in the back-parking lot.

Only buses are allowed to enter the driveway at the front of the building. 


Forms and Fees

All students received a green profile sheet to be verified and signed by parents/guardians for important contact and medical information in case of an emergency.  Please make sure this information is accurate, signed and returned to the student’s Homeroom teacher next week.

School cash online is where student fees can be paid and our regular start up information forms can be signed.  Please review these forms as soon as possible.  Student fees are $30 and grade 9 students have an additional fee of $5 for their lock.

Parent portal access:  a letter was sent home with your child this week giving instructions and access code information to set up a parent portal account.   This is how you will receive information about your child’s attendance, report card grades and schedule information. 



Students will have their pictures taken by Lifetouch Photography on Thursday, Sept. 24th or Friday, Sept. 25th.   An information pamphlet will be sent home next week with your child.

If you have any questions during the school year, please contact your child’s Homeroom teacher.

There will be an information session for Grad Council next Tuesday and Wednesday (September 15th and 16th) at 12:30 in the auditorium.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Agnew

We will be distributing yearbooks Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6 PM for the BMHS graduates of 2020. Please have your e-receipt ready from SchoolCash Online if possible.

FALL SPORTS TEAMS – Tryout information

Football              - Monday, Sept. 14th at 4pm      Turf Field behind BMHS

Boys Soccer        - Monday, Sept. 14th at 7pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Field Hockey       - Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 4pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Girls Soccer        - Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 6pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Baseball               - Tuesday, Sept. 15th/Thursday Sept.17th at 6:30pm CN Sportplex- Field 9​