8th Grade Parent Night at BHS - March 29
Mar 09, 2021
Dear 8th Grade Parent/Guardian,
The start of the 2021-22 school year is only a few months away and the middle school to high school transition will start very soon. Please read this letter carefully. The initial phase of middle school to high school transition focuses on the academic structure, freshman course offerings, and final course selections. There are three events designed to carry out this important process.
- 8th Grade Parent Night: Monday, March 29th, in the BHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). Students with last names A-K will start at 6:00pm. Students with last names L- Z will start at 7:00pm. Please park in the north parking lot and enter through the main entrance or the activities entrance. This night offers parents/guardians information on freshman course offerings and course placements. BHS teachers from all department areas will be present to provide freshman curriculum information from their respective areas. The timeline to complete freshman course selections will be provided. This event is for parents/guardians only. Due to social distancing guidelines only 1 parent/guardian should attend this event. Please do not bring your student. If the time slot you are assigned does not work for you, you can attend the other time slot. If you are unable to attend this event, a recording will be made available.
- Counselors travel to BMS: April 5th and 6th - 8th graders will use a preliminary worksheet to build a freshman schedule with their high school counselor and BMS staff. They will bring this information home to share with parents/guardians. Please bring these materials with you to the 8th Grade Registration Return Night.
- Submitting final course requests: April 12th and 13th (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm). This final segment is called 8th Grade Registration Return Night(s). Parents/Guardians and students will submit their final course request to their future BHS counselor. Your counselor will review the final course requests and will make any necessary corrections or recommendations. Meetings will take place in small groups in rooms next to the Bettendorf High School Student Services Office (use the main entrance off 18th Street or south doors off Maplecrest Drive). Due to social distancing guidelines only 1 parent/guardian will be allowed to attend with their student.
- Parents must sign up for the scheduled return time online through Sign-Up Genius beginning Tuesday, March 30th. The Sign Up Genius link will be sent via email. It will also be available through the BHS website, the BMS and BHS Facebook pages and through Twitter - @u_bett and @BettParentPride. Please plan on a 20-25 minute meeting on your chosen registration night. 8th Grade Registration Night is mandatory for every 8th grade family before a schedule is entered.
Please contact the BHS Student Services office with any questions at 563-332-7005. Counselors and student assignments are listed below.
Student’s Last Names
Mrs. Harksen (A – D)
Ms. Jansen (E – J)
Mrs. Schalk (K – O)
Ms. Breier (P – S)
Mrs. Cole (T – Z)
Joy M Kelly, Ed.S.