Rubio's Senior Celebration Fundraiser - November 13, 2020
Join us at Rubio’s in Downey (12010 Lakewood Blvd) from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on 11/13/2020 to raise money for Bellflower High School's Senior Celebration. Show the flier at the register or use the promo code “RubiosDonates" at checkout for online or mobile orders. Thank you!
Schedule Change for the Week of November 9
Due to the Veteran's Day Holiday, the schedule of classes has been adjusted for the week of November 9.
Return to Voluntary Athletic Conditioning
Bellflower High School Athletics will return for voluntary conditioning for Fall Sports. There will be a Parent Informational meeting this week on Google Meet for parents of student athletes in Football, Cross Country, or Volleyball teams. Please stay tuned for more information and google meet link.
Congratulations to our August and September Buc of the Month Recipients!
Our Buc of the Month recognition program recognizes students who embody one or more of our Buc P.R.I.D.E. characteristics of Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence. Teachers nominate students for various reasons, whether it be for most improved habits, doing well in class, and/or demonstrating great citizenship, these students are to be commended for their efforts.
Please accept our sincere congratulations for this awesome accomplishment. We wish our students continued success throughout the school year and don't forget Bucs to continue showing Buc P.R.I.D.E. all day, every day!
PTSA Arts Reflections Contest 2020-2021
Every year BHS/BMS participates in the yearly PTA Arts Reflection contest to encourage our students to explore their creativity. Calling all artists, dancers, musicians, photographers, writers, and videographers.
Quarter 1 Report Cards on Parent Portal Only!
Starting with the Quarter 1 grading period, report cards will no longer be mailed home. Grades will only be available on the Aeries Parent Portal. The first quarter ends Friday, October 9th and teachers are submitting grades by Tuesday, October 13th.
Final Quarter 1 grades will be available for viewing on Wednesday, October 14th.
Seniors in the Stands - Order your very own cutout!
Just because we aren’t at school doesn’t mean that you can’t “be at school!"
Upload a high-resolution image of yourself or of your senior and see the cutout at Bellflower High School for only $40.
Submission deadline - Friday, October 30, 2020 and all proceeds will benefit the Class of 2021. Photo cutouts will be yours to keep and available for pickup at the end of the school year.
Meet our Cerritos College Liasion Jenna Matson
Jenna Matson is our Cerritos College Liaison and she is available to help with anything Cerritos College-related. Feel free to reach out to her to talk about Dual Enrollment classes, the 2-Year Free Cerritos Complete Promise Program, or if you just want to learn more about Cerritos College!
Jenna is available to meet one-on-one with students, so send me an email or text, set up an appointment, or join her Drop-In Zoom Hours!
School Closed - No School - Oct. 12, 2020
Bellflower Middle/High School will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020. There will be no classes in session. School will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 am with Periods 1, 3, & 5.
Meal distribution will still take place in front of the school from 12:20 to 1:06 pm.
Heat & Serve 5-Day Meal Pick-Up
As of Monday, September 14th, the cafeteria staff is distributing 5 days of Heat and Serve meals EVERY MONDAY between 12:20 and 1:06 PM at the front driveway of Bellflower Middle/High School on McNab Ave. Students will receive 5 days worth of meals including 5 lunch meals and 5 breakfast meals. Moving forward, 5-Day Meal Pickups will be every Monday through the remainder of distance learning. There will be NO Meal Pickup service Tuesday – Friday.
If for any reason you are unavailable to pick up your 5-day meals on Monday, please contact the Nutrition Center at 562-866-4192 so that we can schedule your pickup.
**YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND FOLLOW ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WHEN PICKING UP MEALS IN PERSON AND IN A VEHICLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELVES AND OF OUR CAFETERIA STAFF**
PIQE - Parent Institute for Quality Education Returns to BHS
The Parent Institute for Quality Education will be conducting an eight-week program at Bellflower Middle/High School from Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to Wednesday, December 2, 2020. One of the primary objectives of the Parent Institute is to support parent engagement at the school.
ELAC Meeting - 10/6/2020
All English Learner parents are invited to our first English Learner Advisory Committee meeting, also known as ELAC, this Tuesday, October 6th at 3:00pm on Google Meet. We hope you can join us!
BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT FEEDBACK
With the beginning of the school year underway, we want to hear from you about how things are going! Please give us your honest thoughts to help us better support you and your students. Please complete this form for each child enrolled at our school as the information you share may be different for each of your children.
Title 1 Presentation and Survey
Bellflower Middle High School has been authorized to operate a Title I Schoolwide Program. As a result, the school receives resources from the state and federal governments that enable us to upgrade the entire educational program in order to help all students meet the challenging state standards.
Below you can access the Annual Title 1 Presentation both in English and Spanish to learn more about the school's program. Your input is also valuable and we ask that all parents submit the survey as soon as possible.
Senior Celebration Donations
For the past several years, Bellflower High School seniors who were accepted into 4-year universities received a college shirt for the school that they were going to attend.
We would like your help in collecting donations to assist us with the continued funding of our Senior Celebration account for the Class of 2021 and beyond.
If you would like to financially assist us, please click here for more information.
Back to School Night 2020
Back to School Night takes place Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00pm in an online format. The night begins with a welcome meeting by the BHS Administrative Team at 6:00 pm, followed by online Google Meet visitations with teachers starting at 6:30 pm. We hope to see all of our Buccaneer Families, Because Unity Creates Success!
*Links to Google Meets will be posted here, on the home page of the school website on Tuesday, September 15th*
NWEA MAP Growth Assessment Happening Now
Bellflower Middle/High School students will be taking a MAP Growth Test on a computer at home. MAP assessments are designed to measure how well a student is learning critical skills and identifies achievement gaps. It gives teachers detailed, actionable information they can use to guide instruction and better support students.
NWEA MAP Growth MATH ASSESSMENT: 9/10-9/16 in Math Classes
NWEA MAP Growth LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT: 9/15-9/18 in ELA Classes
NWEA MAP Growth READING ASSESSMENT: 9/17-9/23 in Social Science Classes
We ask that our families help us by ensuring that students try their hardest and take this assessment serious.
Need a Jetpack WiFi Hotspot?
The district will be providing limited jetpacks (WiFi Hotspots) that can only be used for school related purposes and access will be limited to school software/programs and the Google apps only. You will not have access to outside online services such as social media websites, video streaming, etc.
If you require a jetpack for distance learning, please call (562) 920-1801 Ext. 3011 to request one.
**ONLY ONE PER FAMILY AS MULTIPLE DEVICES CAN BE CONNECTED**
8th-12th Grade Textbook & Learning Material Drive Thru Pick-Up
Come pick-up Textbooks, Learning Materials, and Chromebooks, if you still need one.
Monday, 8/24 - 8th Grade, Tuesday, 8/25 - 9th Grade, Wednesday, 8/26 - 10th Grade, Thursday, 8/27 - 11th Grade, Friday, 8/28 - 12th Grade
Please click on the appropriate link below for additional information including times and alphabet breakdown by Last Name.
7th Grade Start Drive-Thru Material Pick-Up
Welcome Class of 2026! Start the 7th Grade strong by picking up all of your materials and information.
Drive-Thru Location: Parking lot on the corner of Somerset and McNab Ave.
Come pick-up Welcome Information, Student Schedules, Log-In Information, Textbooks, Learning Materials, and Chromebooks. See some of our teachers from a distance and give us your T-Shirt size.
**7th Graders who attend will receive a Class T-shirt at a later date.**
9:00-10:00 AM: A - Godoy
10:00-11:00 AM: Gomez - Neal
11:00-12:00 noon: Neang - Z
Distance Learning Schedule and Student Expectations
Starting Tuesday, August 18th we will follow the Distance Learning Schedule that allows students to meet with their classes and receive additional support. Distance Learning will look very different this semester and Attendance and Grades matter. It is important that students get into the habit of a set schedule, as well as checking their Google Classroom and Student Gmail DAILY!
Join PTSA Today!
Bellflower Middle/High School is proud to, "Represent, inform and mobilize members and the public to advocate for the education, health, safety and well-being of all children. Engage and empower our members and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. Strengthen our voice for all children by increasing membership. Promote and practice inclusiveness. Promote and build family engagement to foster positive outcomes for every child."
Letter To Parents Regarding Distance Learning
Learn more about our Distance Learning Schedule, Mandatory Attendance, Grading Guidelines, Google Meet, Parent Portal, and Google Classroom in the letter from Mr. Lundgren.
Chromebook Distribution - August 12, 2020
As we get ready for the first day of school and distance learning, please be aware that participation is now mandatory and all work and class meetings will take place online. It is very important for students to have access to a computer to be able to check email, attend class meetings, and complete assignments. If you require a Chromebook computer, we will be letting students borrow (check-out) a Chromebook on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Chromebooks are being loaned to BHS students only.
5 Digit Student ID Number is REQUIRED for check-out.
Please make sure to follow all health guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
Welcome to the Bellflower Buc Family, Mrs. Amy Bellomo!
Mrs. Amy Bellomo is our newest Assistant Principal, overseeing Attendance, Behavior, and Special Education. She has been an educator in the Bellflower Unified School District since 2006. She began her career at Mayfair High School as a math teacher. In 2012, she transferred to the BAE Center and participated in initiating departmentalized instruction and supported students across multiple grade bands. Mrs. Bellomo became the Math Teacher on Special Assignment in 2016 to support the integration of the new math standards at the high school level. She has spent the last two years working across the District with math curriculum and instruction. She’s looking forward to working with Bellflower Middle and High School faculty, staff, parents and students to provide quality learning opportunities and positive educational experiences.
Online Enrollment For New Students is Now Happening!
Bellflower Middle/High School Aeries Online Enrollment allows you to quickly start the process of enrolling your student(s) for school. Information about the student such as emergency contacts, medical, and language information will be collected. Upon completion, the student's information is electronically sent to the school but is not complete until the school site has reviewed the data and received the appropriate required documents.
Due to Social Distancing Guidelines, we ask that you start the enrollment process of a new student online by visiting: https://parentportal.busd.k12.ca.us/registration/
and click the “Enroll a New Student” button on the bottom right corner.
Click here to schedule a PHONE APPOINTMENT or IN PERSON MEETING for general questions or to finish the enrollment process.
Moving or Checking Out?
If you are moving or checking out of Bellflower Middle/High School. Please schedule an appointment to allow our staff to prepare all paperwork prior to your arrival.
Please be sure to arrive for your appointment on time. Only ONE person should attend and please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Bring with you: 1) Photo ID, 2) Any fees/debt owed, and/or 3) Any textbooks/materials
It's Time For Data Confirmation!
Data confirmation is a mandatory process for familiies to update student information and understand policies and procedures.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION, SO THAT WE CAN COMMUNICATE DURING EMERGENCIES AND WHILE WE ARE IN DISTANCE LEARNING.
Click on the “Parents” tab, Click “Parent Portal” or Click Here to be taken directly to the Aeries Parent Portal to complete the Data Confirmation process
Free & Reduced Lunch Application - ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE
Bellflower Unified School District requests that all students complete the Free & Reduced lunch application, even if you feel your student will not qualify.
The information entered on the application is also used for AP Test Fee Waivers, SAT/ACT Fee Waivers, and College Application Fee Waivers.
First Day of School for Students is Tuesday, August 18, 2020
School will begin in a Distance Learning/Online Format and more information regarding distance learning will be provided when it is available.
In the meantime, be sure to complete Data Confirmation, so that we have your most up to date contact information (address, phone, and email) and please continue to visit the district and school websites and follow us on social media for updates.
Virtual Family Resource Center
The Bellflower Middle/High School Family Resource Center will open its doors in the 2020-2021 school year and will be a space for our school community to gather and make lasting connections. The Bellflower Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education have partnered to bring the Community Schools Initiative to Bellflower Middle/High School. We will collaborate to provide educational and social support resources to ensure the full potential and well-being of all stakeholders. Our staff is committed to the school's mission, vision, and goal of developing critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens. We plan to meet this goal by partnering with our BUC families Because Unity Creates Success!
Buy Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!
Hey Bucs! Don't miss out on owning a copy of the 2019-2020 Middle School or High School Yearbook! Both MS and HS Yearbook Staff worked really hard to publish this years copy! Don't wait until the last minute...they will sell out!
To purchase a Middle School or High School yearbook from the BHS Student Webstore, click here to visit our ASB Student Webstore!
Community Resources During COVID-19
Hello Bellflower Middle/High School family!
We hope that you are doing well despite the unprecedented challenges we are facing. As we await to see what unfolds, we are compiling a list of resources that are available for students, families, and community members. We hope that these resources, links, and information are helpful as we navigate this journey. As with everything else in life, collaboration and teamwork is always better because we are #BetterTogether. Together we will get through this difficult time and we will look back at our response and hopefully be proud of the steps we took.
If you have any other resources or information that would be helpful, please email them to Mr. Gil Castañeda at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're in this together, Because Unity Creates Success!
~The Bellflower Middle/High School Administrative Team (Mr. Lundgren, Mr. Castañeda, Mr. Espinosa, Mrs. Whitney)
Stop the Spread of Germs
Cold and Flu season is here and we encourage our Bellflower community to help stop the spread of germs by following a few simple tips:
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Put your used tissue in the waste basket
- Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing
- Wash hands with soap and warm water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner
See Something -- Hear Something -- Say Something
We encourage our Bellflower Campus Community to report any suspicious or concerning activities. If you see something or hear something, please say something. You may report this to any teacher, counselor, or administrator or you may utilize the BHS Tip Line by clicking on the link above on the home page.
Follow Us on Social Media!
Stay up to date with information and see what is taking place at Bellflower Middle/High School! Follow the Official Bellflower Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Accounts.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearebellflower; Instagram: @wearebellflower; Twitter: @wearebellflower