Message for Parent/Guardian

  • "BEAR P.R.I.D.E." - "Orgulloso de Ser Oso"

    Peers Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Excellence. 

    Personas que Respetan Individualidad, Diversidad y Excelencia.

    Welcome to Bryan Middle School! We are here to support you and your family during your time in middle school. Middle school is about discovery. We hope you discover courses that you enjoy, new friendships, and you develop habits that will make you successful for years to come. For information about your team or to speak with your counselor please click on the listed tabs.

    The OPS Counseling Department: https://district.ops.org/DEPARTMENTS/Student-and-Community-Services/School-Counseling

    Vision

    Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

    Mission

    School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success.

    Commitment

    1. Every student will be assigned a school counselor who will provide the personal support needed to set goals to achieve social competence and academic success.

    2. Every student will be empowered to gain the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong academic, career, and personal success.

    3. Every student will be provided a system of support to address immediate needs and concerns impacting school success.

Request to See Counselor Form

  • If you would like to see your counselor, please CLICK HERE to fill out the counseling request form.

Be On Time and Get Involved

  • During in-person learning:

    Arrive by 7:30 A.M. - the tardy bell rings at 7:38 A.M.

    In the morning, students must stand at the right bus stop several minutes before the bus arrives, and then be seated in the correct seat. After school, students must sit in the correct seat and be ready to leave at 2:50 P.M. Bus riders involved in after-school activities and sports are permitted to ride the 4:40 P.M. bus to their nearest elementary school.

    GET INVOLVED IN SPORTS, CLUBS, AND ACTIVITIES! Talk to a coach or counselor to sign up TODAY!

    Clubs, activities, sports, and tutoring are available AFTER SCHOOL. The activity bus is for students who ride the school bus.

OPS/BMS Attendance

  • During Remote Learning:

    The expectation is that you will attend and participate in your online classes. If you will not be attending the class that day, due to illness, etc. please email your teacher.

    During In-Person Learning:

    OPS/BMS Attendance Practices and Procedures:

    Daily attendance is an expectation of the OPS District. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to call the school as soon as they know the student will be absent. If the school has not been notified, an attempt will be made to contact a parent/guardian by phone.

    Students who arrive late, leave for a period of time during the day, or leave early for any reason (with or without prior notification) will be counted as absent for the instructional minutes missed that day.

    The District notifies parents/guardians when a student has missed the equivalent of 5, 10 and 15 days. The District notifies the County Attorney when a student misses the equivalent of 20 days, and then the County Attorney decides whether to dismiss, divert for counseling, or prosecute the case.

    If you need assistance with attendance issues, please contact your child’s school counselor or the SSL, Dr. Stenzel at 531-299-0314.

    At 5 absences, the student attends a meeting with the counselors during CUBS and receives a copy of the OPS/BMS Attendance Policy and Procedures to share with the parent/guardian. The attendance team will also meet to discuss attendance concerns and possible interventions to help improve the student’s attendance.

    At 10 absences, a letter is mailed to the parent/guardian by the Student Support Liaison (SSL), and the student's counselor meets with the student.

    At 15 absences, the parent/guardian is contacted by letter with information from the SSL for a scheduled appointment with the date and time. This meeting includes the parent/guardian and the SSL to discuss attendance concerns and interventions that will help improve attendance.

    At 20 absences, the parent/guardian is notified by letter that the student has missed 20 days of schooling. The SSL will also submit a referral to the county attorney's office.

Expectations

  • BMS Expectations for ALL Students:

    BE RESPECTFUL 

    *Raise your hand and wait for teacher acknowledgement

    *Use kind, positive, and helpful language

    *Take care of school materials and technology

    BE RESPONSIBLE 

    *Be on time and ready to learn.

    *Use peaceful words to solve problems

    *Use technology for educational purposes

    BE SAFE 

    *Use safe, student friendly, and school approved websites and apps

    *Keep passwords and personal information confidential

    BE YOUR BEST 

    *Put forth your best effort for academic success and well-being.

    *Participate in discussions and share what you know.

BRYAN MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELORS

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