Weekly Parent News

Parent News

Upcoming Dates

May 24 - Spanish Club - trip meeting
May 26 - Percussion Ensemble Concert
May 30 - No School: Memorial Day
June 1 - Exams - Full day of school
June 2 - Exams - 1/2 day 11:05am dismissal
June 3 - Exams & Last Day of School - 1/2 day 11:05 dismissal

Graduation

GRADUATION, THURSDAY, MAY 19 AT 7:00 PM AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD

  • 6:00 PM Gates Open. 
  • In the spirit of fairness, any saved seats prior to 6 PM will be removed prior to gates open. 
  • There will be seating on the track for those with limited mobility
  • Seating will be first come first serve, similar to a football game
  • Seating will NOT be restricted to just the bleachers, similar to a football game, but we will not be allowing anyone on the north side of the stadium as we will set up the stage on the north end zone. We will be restricting seating on the track to families with those that have members with limited mobility until this seating is full.
  • We will be using both home and away bleachers.
  • 7:00 PM Graduation will begin. For those not able to attend, here is the link that we will run as a live feed:  https://youtu.be/WRtK_RtVsaE

Nurses Corner

Medication Pick Up Reminder!
Here is your friendly nurse reminder to PLEASE pick up ALL student Medications (Prescription and OTC) by the last day of school. All meds MUST be picked up by a Parent/Guardian. We will keep and store the meds for ONE WEEK after the last
day of school. Any meds that are leftover and not picked up by then will be discarded and disposed of safely/properly. We cannot store medications in any buildings over the summer. 
Please contact Nurse Vander Veen with any questions or concerns.
Email: lisavanderveen@bcpsk12.net OR Ph: 616-878-6639

Final Exam Schedule

On the 2021-2022 school year calendar, there is one day that is a full day that in the past has been a half day during exams. Following is the schedule: 

Wednesday, June 1
7:55-9:25: 1st hr exam
9:30-11:00: 2nd hr exam
11:05-12:25: 4th hour*

  • A Lunch: 11:00-11:25
  • B Lunch: 11:30- 1:55
  • C Lunch: 12:00-12:25

12:30-1:15: 3rd hour
1:20-2:00: 5th hour
2:05-2:45: 6th hour 

Thursday, June 2
7:55-9:25 3rd hr exam
9:30-11:05 4th hr exam

Friday, June 3
7:55-9:25 5th hr exam
9:30-11:05 6th hr exam

Summer School

BCHS would like to provide information to all families whose students may need summer school to make up credits lost or courses failed during the school year. Some students may have an opportunity to retake one course during the school year in place of an elective course, but summer school is the preferred option for credit recovery. Credit and grades earned will be reported on the student’s transcript. Please read the Summer School letter to review the options for your student. 

BPA Top 10 at Nationals

Jake Mulder qualified to compete in the BPA National Leadership Conference in Dallas last week. He competed in the regionals to appease his KCTC teachers, finishing 2nd at Regionals, 5th at the State level and last week Jake placed in the top 10 at Nationals!  There were 5,500 competitors in all with 125 per event. His category was Device Configuration and Troubleshooting.  Business Professionals of America (BPA) is in 25 states with 1,800 chapters.  Congratulations Jake! 

Esports State Champions

Congratulations to the Byron Center High School Esports Team on becoming State Champions! Saturday May 7th, the team traveled to Oakland University to compete in the MASSP High School Esports state tournament. In the final match against 3 time reigning champs Dakota High School, BC scored in overtime to win the tournament!  

BC Chamber Teacher of the Year

Byron Center Chamber of Commerce will be honoring another Teacher of the Year at the 2nd Annual Gala this coming October. The Chamber has opened the nominations to the community and this is the perfect opportunity to nominate a teacher that you feel should be recognized for all their efforts to help our students at BCHS build their success stories. Please review the nomination instructions and information form to submit your nomination. The deadline to nominate Teacher of the Year is June 30th by 3:00 PM.  

Corn Hole Tournament

School Supply Santa is hosting a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, June 11 to raise money for 44 schools. All ages are welcome to register. See the flyer for additional details. 

Athletic Schedules

Schedules can be located on the BCPS App or on byroncenterathletics.com

Counseling Office News 2021-2022 

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store is available for online orders. Click on the following link to find your BC Spirit Gear online.

Student Job Opportunities

More and more companies are looking for help. If your student is looking for a job the link to the most recent opportunities is located on the BCHS  website

No Parent News

Parent News will not be published next week, May 26. Look for the last Parent News of this school year on June 2. 

Nutrition Services

Byron Center Public Schools Nutrition Services offers Free To-Go meals to all remote learners who are learning virtually, remotely, hybrid schedule, or in quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19, in compliance with the USDA and Michigan Department of Education. The USDA waiver allows all children under 18 to receive FREE breakfast and lunch for the entire 2021-2022 school yearOrder each week to receive meals for the following week.

Free To-Go Meals pick up on: Monday, May 23

  • Meals are bundled for multiple days and include breakfast and lunch (5 x 5).
  • Meals are complete and include milk; all items must be taken.

Order and Pick Up

  • Sign up for meals by clicking on the link below. Order separately for each child. 
  • Orders are due by 5:00 pm on SATURDAY
  • Parent or designee can pick up meals for children; children do not have to be present. 
  • Pull up in the Byron Center High School Parking Lot Loop by the pool entrance-the most southern entrance off Burlingame Ave. Look for the silver Food Service door. If Nutrition Service staff is not outside, ring the white door bell for assistance.  
  • Tell Nutrition Services staff the names of students receiving the meals.

LINK TO ORDER FORM:  Click here to fill out your student(s)’s school meal order

Meal Distribution:
Where:                  Byron Center High School South entrance by pool
When:                    1:30-2:00pm 
What Day:             MONDAY

If you order meals and fail to pick them up, Nutrition Services will charge the meals to your student’s school meal account at the full price.

Free & Reduced Meal Programs
Over the past two years, many families benefited from free breakfast and lunch through the USDA's universal free meals program.  We have received confirmation that universal free meals are slated to end this June 30, 2022.  

We want to provide families with as much advance notice as possible and are encouraging you to consider applying to be eligible for free and reduced meals now and for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.  We hope you'll consider completing the school meals application even if you believe you will not qualify, as the income thresholds are very accommodating.  

The free & reduced school meals program not only eases the burden on your family to pay for school meals but also provides funding for educational programming used in BC Schools.  The State of Michigan and U.S. Department of Education use building and district-level free and reduced meal counts to determine funding we use each day to provide additional educational opportunities in our schools, such as:

  • Reading and math interventions for elementary students;
  • Alternative education teachers for secondary students;
  • Social workers & counselors for all students;
  • Funding for homeless students;
  • Free SAT waivers and test reports for qualifying students
  • Sports reimbursements
  • Technology Assistance  

We submit our free and reduced counts in June of each year, and they are used to determine funding for the next school year.  As a result, we still need families to fill out the application, despite there being free lunch through the end of the year.  Qualifying now will guarantee free / reduced meals through September 30th 2022. 

We anticipate receiving new applications this summer, and the district will send out additional communication to families when forms are available for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions, please reach out to Vince Sturgis, Food Service Director (vsturgis@bcpsk12.edu)