Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Summer Greetings ! Though many summer days remain before the first day of school on Tuesday, August 30, this packet is being sent in order to update everyone with information that will allow for you to prepare for the start of the 2016/2017 school year. This packet is being sent to all BHS families electronically, and can also be found on our new BHS website address: http://bhs.bownet.org.
Though most our correspondence now takes place electronically, there are still paper forms that will need to be submitted for a variety of purposes. These forms can be reviewed electronically and printed at home, or stop by Bow High School where we will have extra copies available in the main lobby. We will also place additional copies of these forms at the Baker Free Library.
Each new school year brings changes, and this year is no exception. Here are some highlights:
While parking and athletic forms will need to be turned in earlier, all other completed forms should be turned in by students during advisory period on the first day of school, which is Tuesday, August 30, 2016, which will be a Monday schedule (periods 1-8).
The links and checklist to information included for this 2016 Fall Packet is provided below:
_____ Emergency Information
This must be updated annually for all families and submitted to Leslie Bean, BHS School Nurse. Please also make sure that your Infinite
Campus contacts have been updated. You can make changes by request on the portal. A new form must be filled out for your student every
_____ Acceptable Use Contract
Must be completed by all Freshmen and New Students.
_____ Student Handbook
Please familiarize yourself with general student information and school policies, as we continue to make changes to our Student Handbook.
In addition, the Student Handbook contains a useful reference and resource section, as well as a calendar planner that we encourage
students to utilize. Each BHS student will receive a hard copy of the Student Planner on the first day of school.
Important information regarding student participation in our athletic programs can be found on the Bow High School Athletics webpage linked
above. Here you will gain access to sports schedules, results meeting information, directions to schools, tournament dates as well as our
Athletics Handbook and Co Curricular Policy for Student Athletes.
_____ Picture Day
Will be held during the first week of school for students and faculty, on Friday, September 2. All students are required to have their pictures
taken on that day for campus security purposes, as all students are expected to keep their ID cards with them while on campus.
Please review the eligibility criteria listed on the Open Campus form closely. In order to be eligible to receive a Parking Permit, all previous
fees must be paid in full. Parking permits are only issued to eligible Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores. Eligible Juniors and Seniors applying
for Parking Permits must also submit their signed Early Release/Late Arrival forms in order to receive a Parking Permit. Sophomores are not
eligible for Late Arrival/Early Release.
Seniors will be issued parking permits beginning the week of August 15 (and after). Juniors will be issued parking permits on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, beginning August 22. When all parking permits have been distributed, other students may park in the dirt lot for no fee.
Students must have a current NH driver’s license and vehicle registration (of the car they will be driving) with them when submitting a Parking Permit application. Students are required to maintain academic and behavioral eligibility each quarter in order to be eligible for the privilege of Late Arrival/Early Release.
_____ Chromebook Initiative
Calendar, General Information, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, Food Service Prepayment Form, Menu - Aug/Sep.
As I approach my 11th and final year as Bow High School’s principal, I am proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to what awaits us with the coming school year. But for now, rest, relax and rejuvenate! See you soon!
Dr. John House - Myers
Principal, Bow High School