Intradistrict Transfers/Open Enrollment

posted Mar 1, 2017, 11:11 AM by Kelly Hughes

Intradistrict/Open Enrollment is for students choosing to attend a school that is outside of their parent’s school of residence.

To begin the process, please fill out the Intradistrict/Open Enrollment form AND request that your child(ren) attend a district school in which space is available. The application can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/wHNb8Xhxk9XSuItB2 and needs to be submitted by March 30th for consideration.

TK & Kindergarten Enrollment Happening Now!

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:50 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 9:28 AM ]

It's that time of year again! If you have an incoming Kindergartner for the 2017-18 year, please give office a call at (707) 747-8370 to set up an enrollment appointment.
TK Students Must turn 5 between 9/2-12/2, 2017
K Students Must turn 5 on or before 9/1/17

Enrollment materials will not be distributed without ALL required documentation as listed below. No exceptions!
1. Birth Certificate (Certified copy)
2. Immunization Record (Official records)
3. Proof of Benicia Residency- must provide ALL of the following:
- Mortgage/Rental/Lease Agreement
-California Drivers License
AND
-Two current Utility Bills
(P.G.E. Utility Bill, Telephone, Garbage, or Cable) in your name AND Benicia address

PLEASE BE FULLY PREPARED WITH ALL OF YOUR ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.
We are excited to meet all of our new students and families! If everyone arrives prepared, the process is easier and efficient for all. See you soon!

Any questions please call Mrs. Osborne @ 707-751-2347

LEGO Club Registration

posted Jan 3, 2017, 12:51 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 1:04 PM ]

Lego Club will meet Mondays from 1/9 – 6/5 in the Multi-Purpose Room right after school. The first class is next week, please send an email to Brickspace@att.net if your child would like to join us. Complete the attached LEGO Club registration form and send it to school office or first day of LEGO Club with payment attached. There will be 5 sessions of Lego Club. Tuition is $50.00 per session.

Joe Henderson K Lego Club Registration Winter 2017.docx

Joe Henderson 1-5 Lego Club Registration Winter 2017.docx


BHS Drolette Stadium Memory Brick Project

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:12 PM by Kelly Hughes

Be a part of Benicia High School history and help support the Benicia High School PTSA with the Drolette Stadium Memory Brick Project. Bricks may be purchased by any alumni, current students, future students, family, community members or businesses and engraved with your personal message. Your custom brick will be placed at the entrance of the new stadium. Order a brick for you, your family, your team, your business or to honor and memorialize a loved one. You can also purchase a replica brick to keep for yourself as a memento for your home or office. 
All profits from the sale of the memory bricks support the work of the Benicia High School PTSA, to provide scholarships, mini-grants, teacher appreciation events, recognition for honor roll students, and support to Grad Night. The overall goal of the PTSA is to enrich student learning experiences at BHS and your contribution to the brick project will help make this happen. 
  • Purchase your brick today to take advantage of the discounted price of $100.00 per brick. 
  • Prices will go up to $150.00 per brick on February 1, 2017. 
  • For questions please contact Carrie Smith at BHSmemorybricks@yahoo.com.

BUSD Parent Classes

posted Sep 29, 2016, 5:19 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Oct 8, 2016, 2:25 PM ]

Building Bridges for School Success 
Course is Free & Open to parents of K­5 students 
Free Dinner at 5:30pm & Childcare at 6:00pm 


When: Tuesdays, Oct. 4 -May 23 6:00-­8:00 pm
Where: Robert Semple Elementary Library
2015 East 3rd Street

Possible topics to be explored:
● math ● reading at home ● computer literacy ● homework support ● positive behavior strategies Please RSVP by Friday, September 30th

contact: June Regis jregis@beniciaunified.org (707)­ 747-­8367 

GED ESL Parent Training for School Success Career & Technical Education 

These classes are funded by Solano Adult Education Block Grant

Student Insurance

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:14 PM by Kelly Hughes

BUSD would like to let all parents/guardians know that Student Accident Insurance is available for purchase to any families interested. You can purchase insurance online with Student Insurance. The enrollment portal can be accessed at: https://www.k12specialmarkets.com/Enroll. Please refer to the flyer below for more details.

Free & Reduced Meals Application Information

posted Jul 30, 2016, 12:41 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 12:42 PM ]

Students may qualify for free or reduced cost food services. Please print and complete the application posted below and drop it off at your child's school front office or the school cafeteria IF you have not received notification of your students status. Direct Certification notification letters are mailed to your home. All students MUST REAPPLY YEARLY! PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 4TH TO REAPPLY. FAILURE TO REAPPLY BY THAT DATE WILL RESULT IN YOUR STATUS SWITCHING TO FULL PAID STATUS UNTIL YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED. PLEASE ALLOW 3 - 5 DAYS FOR PROCESSING ANY APPLICATION DUE TO THE VOLUME WE RECEIVE AT THE START OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. DO NOT INCLUDE FOSTER CHILDREN.

Everyday Math Parent Resource

posted Apr 26, 2016, 12:23 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 12:29 PM ]

To better support both parents and students with our new Everyday Math curriculum, BUSD has put together a useful slideshow of resources that parents can use at home with their students. You can view the presentation below, and for future reference it can be found under the Resources tab on this Website. We encourage parents to take a look at the resources available to become more familiar with our program.

Everyday Math 4 Parent Information


Personal Belongings at School & Lost and Found

posted Feb 5, 2016, 8:58 AM by Kelly Hughes


We wanted to take a moment to remind all of our Hounds that personal belongings should not be brought to school. This includes the following:
  • Electronic Devices of any kind
  • Playground Equipment, including balls of any kind
  • Trading Cards
  • Toys
  • Umbrellas
This rule is in in place to ensure the safety of our students, to prevent loss or damage belongings, and to eliminate disagreements. Please be supportive of this rule and be sure your Hound doesn't come to school with anything indicated on the list.

To build upon this, other items, such as clothing, should be clearly labeled with your child's full name. In the case of missing items, please be sure to check the Lost and Found bin located in the library. This bin is overflowing throughout the month. Items not claimed at the end of the month are donated to local agencies. 

myON - A new Home to School Literacy Connection

posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:55 PM by Kelly Hughes   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 3:56 PM ]

Purpose:  Continuing to engage students in rich text to develop their literacy skills is a critical component of creating students who love reading and the foundation of our Reading and Writing program.  Independence, choice and stamina are powerful components of building a strong reading life.   These skills empower our children to become responsible for their own learning and encourage them to immerse themselves in stories, nonfiction text and poems.  


To continue supporting and build these literacy skills at home, we have purchased a software program called myON. This web-based program is easy to use, rich in resources and filled with stories students can access both at school and at home.  Each student has created an account during their library time.  


How to Use:

myON is available for online reading anywhere and anytime. Your children can read online using any Internet-enabled device. They can read offline using free mobile apps for iPad, Android, Chrome and Kindle Fire HD.


Here’s all students need to login on any device and start reading now:

Login to www.myON.com

To get started, simply login using the following:

School Name: Type in school name

User Name: (Student ID #)

Password: abc123

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