Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School

 

important dates

Please be sure to check the calendar on the left of this page for district events and information.

 

May 25: 5th Grade Field Trip to Mystic Seaport

May 29: No School- Memorial Day

June 2: BMS NJHS Students Field Trip to CES Field Day

June 6: BMS Faculty Meeting

June 6: 5th Grade Field Trip to Hyde Cultural Center

June 6: 7th Grade Field Trip to Six Flags

June 8: 8th Grade Field Trip to Boston

June 9: 8th Grade Class Picnic

June 9: BMS Sports Banquet

June 12: 8th Grade Dinner/Dance

June 13: BMS Parent Advisory Council

June 13: BOE meeting

June 14: 5th Grade to Norwich Family Bowl

June 14: 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony

June 15: Last Day of School (12:00PM Noon Dismissal)

 

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL UPDATE and FIRST MEETING RECAP

One of the goals for this school year at BMS is to increase parental involvement in various aspects of the school community and planning. I am seeking parental input and will be creating a parent advisory council that will have the opportunity to get started this school year and add valuable input  as the school year comes to an end with the intent to have a vocal role during the next school year. The first meeting was held on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 5:00pm and the next meeting will be held on June 13th at 5:00pm.

During the first meeting, data was shared with attendees that tracked parent feedback from the Spring 2015 and Spring 2016. Please access the data by clicking on the links below. Other topics that were discussed were budgetary impact of the State of CT funding, the importance of homework, the role of the Nature’s Classroom overnight trip, desire to have 8th grade trip be a several night trip to Washington D.C., the increase in technology access for students, importance of Google Applications knowledge, school safety review, recent donations, and importance of parent involvement.

2015-2016 Parent Climate Survey Data Overview

2015 Parent Survey Overall Experience Data 

2016 Parent Survey Overall Data

 

 

 powerschool

Parents at the Baldwin Middle School have the ability to create an account and access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. In order to create an account, parents will need the user id and password provided with report cards on 12/9. Please use the PowerSchool Parent Portal Log In Guide for step by step instructions. Please email the school if you have any questions.

 

 

stop bullying

The Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate Plan is developed and addresses the existence of bullying in its schools. A core component of preventing bullying and creating an environment that is safe for all is the ability for students to anonymously report acts of bullying and teen dating violence to school employees. Students can use the reporting form below or can text information to the school bullying reporting hotline at (401) 992- 4132  or simply write down the information and share with a teacher or administrator. Both online forms of reporting are directed to a school administrator who will follow the procedures and protocols in compliance with the Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate Plan.

Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate & Bullying Reporting Form

 

remind

    Remind 101 Communication Tool

You can voluntarily sign up for periodic texts with important (non-emergency) information specific to Badlwin Middle School and your child’s specific grade level information.
TEXT the following codes to 81010 in order to receive texts and information.
Grade 5 @8bhkce
Grade 6 @eake9
Grade 7 @73b497
Grade 8 @4hhbg

 

Archived Information

Opening Day Information Packet

2016-17 BMS Student Handbook

Student Registration Form/ Changes/ Updates
2016-17 Canterbury Public Schools Calendar

Canterbury Public Library New Patron Form (new students)
Assessment of Dominant Language Form (new students)
Emergency Dismissal Plan Form
School Closing and Delays Information
Acknowledgement and Receipt of Student Handbook and Policies Form
Acknowledgement of AIDS Curriculum Form (Grade 5)
Student Acceptable Use Policy
Media Release Form
Canterbury Public Schools Green Cleaning Program Statement
Integrated Pest Management Plan/ Request for Notification
Notification of Asbestos Containing Materials Form
Daycare Sitter Transportation Request Form
Health Information Form
Health Updates Form

Google Apps for Education Permission Form- 2016 Baldwin

New or Returning Student Registration Information

If you are a new or returning resident to Canterbury and wish to register your child at the middle school, please bring the following documents to the middle school:

  • Birth certificate or other legal documentation indicating parent/ guardian is the legal custodian of the student.
  • Driver’s license with current and correct Canterbury address. *White sticker on back of license acceptable.
  • Two original documents showing residency. One must be rent or mortgage agreement and the second can be utility bill or cell phone bill. PO Box or magazine is not acceptable.

The following forms must be completed as well:

Certification of Residency Form

Release of Information Authorization Form

Baldwin Middle School Information Sheet/ Registration Form 2016-17

Student Release Form

Daycare Sitter Transportation Request Form

Canterbury Public Library New Patron Form

Assessment of Dominant Language Form

2016 17 Emergency Automated Notification Form

Acknowledgement of AIDS Curriculum