Parent Communication - June 4, 2021
June 4th - iReady ELA Diagnostic Test
June 8th - In Person 8th Graders - NYS Grade 8 Science Test
June 9th - In Person 8th Graders - NYS Grade 8 Science Test
June 11th - iReady Math Diagnostic Test
June 22nd - Final Day of Classes
June 23 - ALG 1 Regents - Regents students will return their chromebooks when they enter the building for their last exam
June 24 - Earth Science Regents - Regents students will return their chromebooks when they enter the building for their last exam
June 23rd and June 24th - Chromebook Collection for Fully Remote Students
June 25th - 8th Grade Moving Up - Drive Through Ceremony!
Entire Building Schedule Change for Science 8 testing:
This is a reminder that our NYS 8th Grade Science Assessment is scheduled for Tuesday June 8th and Wednesday June 9 th Students in our in person A-K cohort will test on Tuesday June 8th and students in our in person L-Z cohort will test on Wednesday June 9th.
Testing will take place during the designated 2nd Block time frame (9:10 -10:45). Please be sure your student comes to school prepared with a fully charged Chromebook and the charging cord.
While only our 8th grade students are taking the NYS Science 8 Test the schedule will be changed for our entire building as outlined below.
8th graders who are not taking the test will be virtual students testing day.
Middle School Yearbooks are on SALE!
shaYearbooks will be arriving soon ! Don’t let this unprecedented year go by without marking it in the books! The BSMS yearbooks are $25 and can be ordered at balfour.com
Key Dates for the Last week for Middle School:
Monday June 21 - Full Day for A-K students only - Collect Chromebook Devices ( L-Z students are at home doing off line/Asynchronous Assignments) All hybrid A-K students and A-K fully remote students will report or sign in on this day. Also 4 day A-K students will report.
Tuesday - June 22 - Full Day for L-Z students only - Collect Chromebook Devices ( A- K students are at home doing off line/ Asynchronous Assignments) All hybrid L-Z students and L-Z fully remote students will report or sign in on this day. Also 4 day L-Z students will report.
Tuesday June 22 - Final Day of Classes
Wednesday - June 23 - ALG 1 Regents - Only 8th Grade ALG 1 Students Taking the Regents Exam Report to School
Thursday- June 24 - Earth Science Regents - Only 8th Grade Earth Science Students Report - Only 8th Grade Earth Science Students Taking the Regents Exam Report to School
Friday June 25- 8th Grade Moving Up Drive Through Ceremony - 9am - 12pm ( Rain Date - June 24th from 11:30 - 2:30)
Chromebook Collection - Details will be provided in upcoming communications. Please note that A-K in-person learners will leave the CB Device and Charger at school on June 21st, L-Z in-person learners will leave the CB Device and Charger at school on June 22nd, and full remote learners will need to return the CB Device and Charger on June 23rd or 24th.
8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Please mark your calendars parents for the Ballston Spa Middle School Drive through Moving up Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held on June 25th from 9am -12pm (Rain Date is June 24th 11:30-2:30).
This event was a highly successful event last year, with great fun, music, cheering and fellowship for students, families and the entire middle school faculty and staff as we spent the day celebrating our 8th grade students!
Parents - our staff has put a lot of effort and planning into this day to ensure it is a success as a fantastic parade ceremony! So decorate your car and fill it with family members and friends! We welcome you to find your joy as you participate in this special day with your 8th grade student!
More details will go out to 8th grade families next week!
If you have any questions, please reach out to school administration, we are happy to assist in getting you answers!
Good Morning Ballston Spa Middle School Parents and Guardians,
Thank you to all for your patience and support as we begin our school year. As stated previously we are all working to improve your child’s experience in our remote and in person learning experiences. Please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
We have gotten a number of questions from 6th grade parents and parents of new students asking about tours. We are excited to inform you that we will be able to have tours. If interested please read the below information to sign up.
School Tour for 6th Grade and New Students
We will have small staggered tours (10 students maximum per tour group). If you would like your student to have a tour of the school you MUST sign up for a tour date and time using the Sign Up genius link below.
If you choose to have your child take a tour of the school, please know that ONLY students will be allowed on the tour, parents will be asked to stay in their car in our parking lot. Students will also have to wear a mask and have a wellness check form filled out before entering the building. We have included a link to print out our wellness form - if you cannot print it out we will have forms here at the school, a parent will have to fill it out and your student’s temperature will be checked upon arrival.
You must sign up using the sign up genius link below:
Thank you and have a great day!