Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT YOUR TRANSITION TO BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
1. DO YOU GET TO CHECK OUT BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY?
Yes, we have a fantastic Library Media Center, and you may check out two books at a time as long as you don’t have any overdues! Ms. Gonzales our wonderful Media Specialist, and Ms. Jones, our awesome Media Assistant, will help you whenever you visit the Media Center. The Library is also where our Mustang TV Morning News show is broadcast each day. Maybe you will be on the Morning News show!?!
 
2. DO GIRLS HAVE P.E. WITH BOYS?
            No, PE and Health are taken separately.
 
3. WHAT IS FLEX TIME?
We have added  twenty minutes "Flex: time during the lunch period where your child will be able to get outside and enjoy some fresh air interacting socially with their peers. We are encouraging your child to bring water with them to school. Please ensure it is in a transparent water bottle with no additives in it. (i.e. Mio, flavor packets, etc.

4. IS THE CAFETERIA GOOD?
Yes, the Mustang Cafeteria is the BEST! Our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Stephens and her team prepares delicious, healthy food for us each day. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 8:35 a.m. Your 30 minute lunch starts at either 12:05 p.m. or 12:45 p.m or 1:05  p.m . Your teachers will take you to lunch each day.
 
5. IS THERE RECESS?
Yes and no. If the weather is nice, you'll be outside for Flex time.  However, you will also get some physical activity during your P.E. classes.
 
 
6. WHAT DO I DO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IF I FORGET MY SCHEDULE OR WHERE MY NEXT CLASS IS?
Don’t worry, teachers will be in the halls guiding you until you get used to your schedule and lockers. The teachers will be there to help you.
 
7. HOW MANY CHANCES OF BEING LATE DO I HAVE BEFORE I GET A DETENTION?
          Your 4th tardy = 1 detention. 
 
8. WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGET MY LOCKER COMBINATION?
            You go to your homeroom teacher and he/she provides you with the number.
  
9. WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T OPEN MY LOCKER?
A teacher can help you open your locker.
 
10. DO I GET TO CHOOSE MY LOCKER?
No, your locker will be assigned to you. You will know your locker number when you get your schedule.
 
11. CAN I DECORATE MY LOCKER?
We are sorry, but you may not post pictures or write on your locker.  Your locker is for your books and jacket when is gets cold. Keep your locker organized and trash free. Absolutely no open food is allowed in lockers.
 
12. HOW MANY MINUTES DO I HAVE TO GET TO MY NEXT CLASS?
3 minutes - which is plenty of time to get from one end of the school to the other, if necessary!
 
13. ARE SEATS IN THE CLASSROOM ASSIGNED?
            Assigned seats depend on the teacher.
 
14. DO WE TAKE MAP and SC READY TESTS?
            Yes, you take the MAP test and the SC READY tests.
 
15. ARE TEACHERS REALLY MEAN IN MIDDLE SCHOOL?
          No!  Teachers are always willing to help you and guide you to make wise decisions. They will always look out for your best interest.