FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Some of the most common questions about Bon Lin Middle School and beginning middle school can be found below.
HOW DO I GET MAKE-UP WORK?
Students are responsible for making up assignments that were missed due to illness. There are lots of ways to get help finding out what you need to do. Teachers will post assignments on their websites or let you know if you ask for a list of make-up work. If you’re absent for more than two days, you can even have your parent call the school and arrange to pick up your books and assignments the next day (teachers do need about 24 hours notice). Remember to check PowerSchool for missing assignments and your current grades. Students will have as many days to turn in make-up work as they were absent, provided the absences are excused with a parent or doctor’s note when the student returns to school.
WHAT ABOUT MEDICINE AT SCHOOL?
Medicines cannot be carried in a student’s possession while at school. Parents must bring the medicine in its original container to the office for safekeeping, along with a parent or doctor’s note. Students must take all medicines in the office.
IS THERE A CLINIC AT SCHOOL?
Students who become ill at school may go to the nurse in the clinic. If determined the student needs to go home, the nurse will contact parents. Only authorized persons will be allowed to check out a child.
WHERE SHOULD I KEEP MY CELLPHONE?
Cell phones may be brought to school and should be turned completely off and stored away.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL?
If a problem arises at school, you can always get help by notifying a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Often the problem can be resolved immediately, but the important thing is to let someone know who is in position to help you.
HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET OUR LOCKERS?
Your homeroom teacher gives out lockers during the first week of school. There is no cost for a locker, but students must pay for a lock through the Activity Fee and adhere to the Locker Policy.
CAN WE SIT ANYWHERE WE WANT DURING LUNCH?
Your class is assigned to a table at lunch. You may sit at only this table with your classmates.
WHEN DO WE GO TO THE LIBRARY?
Students visit the library on a regular basis with their teachers. Students can also visit the library on an individual basis with a hall pass from the teacher.
WHEN CAN WE GO TO THE RESTROOM?
Students go on teacher escorted restroom breaks with their class or are issued a hall pass on an individual basis for emergencies.
CAN WE TRY OUT FOR SCHOOL SPORTS AND CHEERLEADING?
Yes, sixth graders may try out for basketball, boys’ football, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading. You must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have satisfactory conduct in order to be eligible.