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Principal's Update - 7 August 2023

Bayside Students and Families

August 2023

Welcome Bayside families to the 2023-2024 school year!  We look forward to working with our former and new bear students and families.  For those of you new to BHS, we provide this principal’s update once a month to keep you up to date on school happenings.  Please be sure to be on the lookout for these monthly updates.


BHS Schedule:

The weekly schedule is attached.  Monday through Thursday will be the same schedule, while Friday is still early release with an alternate schedule.  There will be a modified schedule when needed for school-wide activities and/or mental health lesson days.


Click for the Bell Schedule



The BHS Clinic will be open to receive any medication or consult with the school nurse on Wednesday, August 9th!



The guidance staff is working diligently to make any corrections and work with families on concerns regarding student schedules.  They are utilizing the Google form to identify concerns and make changes and communications with families based on urgency and receipt.  Please note that with over 2000 students currently in the enrollment, the process takes some time.  They will continue to work on schedules for the next few weeks.  A list of counselors and their caseloads can be found on our school guidance page at:  Guidance / Student Services (Guidance) Home (


IMPORTANT:  Please check FOCUS for updated schedule changes to be sure your student is following the most recent schedule.


BPS Student Code of Conduct:

Please be sure you are up to date on BPS Student Code of Conduct as it outlines the expectations for all students including information on dress code, tardies, and electronic device usage.  The information can be found on the district web site at the following link under Documents:  Student Services / Welcome (


No Go List:

Students with 1 or more out of school suspension(s), more than 2 in-school suspensions, more than 9 unexcused absences in a semester, or with any financial obligations will be placed on the “No Go” List for the marking period.  Students placed on the list will not be eligible to participate in events such as field trips, dances, senior events, and other special activities.  If a student is placed on the No Go List, there will be NO Refund(s) for previously purchased event tickets (that includes Grad Bash and Prom)!


Cafeteria News:

Apply today for free and reduced lunch benefits!  Please use the attached flyer/QR code.


Click for Lunch Flyer


In addition, the cafeteria will be opening a new line, available to all students, called Fresh Express.  See the attached for exciting details:


Click for Fresh Express


BHS Events Tentative Schedule:

As a way of celebrating our students and their successes, we have tentatively scheduled events throughout the year.  Please see the below schedule for events and dates:


Upcoming Dates:  Continue to check our calendar on the school web page for more important dates!


August 10 – Students first day

August 31 – Fall picture day

September 4 – Holiday for All

September 6 – Start of Progress Monitoring Testing Window

September 8 – Jr/Sr Class Meetings

September 11 – Start of End of Course Exam Retake Window

September 13 – School Advisory Council Meeting (5:00 in the BHS Media Center) – all welcome

September 14 – Secondary Report Cards Published on FOCUS

September 22 – Powder Puff Game

September 25 – Start of Homecoming Spirit Week

September 28 – ENCORE Field Trip

September 29 – Pep Rally and Homecoming Game


Thank you for your time and we look forward to a fabulous school year!


Principal Zander


BHS Mission:  Empowering students to embrace learning by promoting excellence and independence to become responsible citizens.

 BHS Vision:  Through a supportive culture, we will engage every learner in academically challenging activities and build strong relationships that inspire responsible citizenship and foster readiness for college and career.




 Holli Zander

Bayside High School