Closed for Summer - FAQ
Freqently Asked Questions
Critical information concerning grades, report cards,
promotion, registration, summer homework and more.
BCMS Office is now open
8:00 - 4:00 M-F
Report cards will be mailed home in June.
FCAT scores will be sent home with report cards as long as we receive
the score reports back in time.
Florida DOE -
BCMS Registration Information for
To register over the summer please contact the
Parent Information Center: 941-708-4971
Hawk Pride Day
- Saturday, August 18, 2012
School Supply Lists
In addition to the lists
below, some teachers may request additional supplies for specific courses
(electives, etc.) once the school year begins.
Student Planners will be
the first week to ALL students
Mandatory Summer Reading
- assignments are due the first day of school
If you are going to Palmetto HS and taking regular
9th grade Eng 1 or if you are attending BCMS and taking Eng Honors 1 as
an 8th grader:
English 1 assignment
If you are going to Palmetto HS and taking Honors
Eng 1 or Pre AICE:
Pre AICE assignment
If you are going to any other HS in the district,
please refer to their website for summer reading assignments
My child failed a class/failed for the year. What
If a student fails an elective or remedial class
(intensive math or intensive reading) they will be promoted to the next
grade without having to retake the class. If your child failed a core
class please see below. Math, science, social studies, and language arts
are all considered core classes.
My child failed one core class
Sixth graders can move on to seventh grade with one failed core class.
However, they will be required to retake the class next year through our
credit recovery program. This class will take the place of one of the
student’s electives. Students may also have the option of retaking the
class online over the summer through the Bridgewater program.
My child failed two or more core classes
Sixth graders may have the opportunity to make up multiple credits over
the summer through the Bridgewater program. Sixth graders failing two or
more core classes at the end of the summer will be retained in the sixth
grade. Students must pass at least three core classes by the end of the
summer in order to be promoted to seventh grade.
My child failed one core class
Seventh graders failing one core class will be promoted to eighth grade.
However, they will need to retake the class next year through our credit
recovery program. This class will take the place of one of the student’s
electives. Students may also have the option of retaking the class
online over the summer through the Bridgewater program.
My child failed two core classes
Seventh graders failing two core classes will be promoted to eighth
grade. However, they will need to retake both classes next year through
our credit recovery program. These two classes will take the place of
two of the student’s electives. Students may also have the option of
retaking the classes online over the summer through the Bridgewater
My child failed three or more core classes
Seventh graders failing three or more core classes at the end of the
summer will be retained in seventh grade next year. Students must pass
at least six core academic courses by the end of the summer in order to
be promoted to the eighth grade.
My child failed one or more core class
Eighth graders failing one or more core classes need to sign up for the
online Bridgewater program in order to move on to high school. Students
missing one or more credits at the end of the summer will not be
promoted to a traditional high school campus. Students that are missing
only one credit at the end of the summer will be recommended to attend
Central High School’s Transitions Program.
The Bridgewater summer virtual program is offered for
students who need to complete a course(s) for promotion to the next
grade level. Priority will be given to 8th grade students who need to
make up a course in order to be promoted to high school. Spots
are very limited and not all students will have the opportunity to
utilize the Bridgewater program.
Optional computer labs will be open at Harllee, Sugg, and Lincoln Middle
Schools for students who do not have a computer or internet access at
home. Transportation is NOT provided.
Students may work on their Bridgewater virtual school courses any time
of day, any day of the week, from any location. Labs are open June 12 –
July 27, Monday through Friday each week (except for the July 4th
holiday), 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.
Your student will receive an application from his/her
guidance counselor. Applications are due back to counselors by FRIDAY,
JUNE 8, 2012.
Mandated 6th Grade Health Screening Thurs. Oct. 11,
2012 All 6th grade students will be screened for: vision, hearing, Ht.
Wt./BMI, and scoliosis. Parents who do not want their child screened
must send in a note requesting no Health Screening.
7th grade students: All 7th grade students must show
proof of required shots to the School on or before the first day of
school in August. Students can be excluded from school for not complying
with State of Florida requirements.