From the Principal
July 6, 2022
Hello! I hope your summer is going well and you and your St. Bernard Middle School Eagle(s) are well and well rested. Middle school is an important time in your child’s education, and to best prepare each eagle for success here at St. Bernard Middle, we emphasize the importance of reading. As you may know, we dedicate time daily to reading here at school. If your child has not yet begun these assignments, it’s not too late. Stop by the front office to borrow a book. While we don’t have every title available, we certainly can get your eagle started.
Preparing now is important; in fact, students report to school for the first day on Friday, August 5th, and it will be here before you know it. The school day BEGINS at 8 am sharp. Please ensure your child arrives on campus well before 7:55 am daily to avoid tardies and to be present for the short assembly in the cafeteria.
It’s important to note that St. Bernard Middle School does not sell school uniforms. These can be purchased at uniform stores throughout St. Bernard Parish. When purchasing your child’s uniforms this summer, be sure to follow the dress code guidelines set forth by the St. Bernard Parish School Board. Keep in mind that dress code rules are strictly enforced at St. Bernard Middle School. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. We want the start of school to be as smooth as possible for every child. To help aide in a worry-free opening, we will be having our Back to School Night again this year.
SBM’s Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd in our school’s cafeteria. This is the perfect opportunity to get prepared for the first day of school. Be sure that you bring cash to pay fees, buy PE uniforms, agendas, spirit shirts, sweatshirts, and lockers. On this particular night, we will not be accepting checks. Only cash payments will be accepted. In relation to lockers, it’s important to note that lockers will NOT be issued to students on the first day of school. They will be issued at Back to School Night and again on the second day of school (and beyond.) There’s simply not enough time on the first day to issue them. On August 3rd, you can help your student stock his or her locker, and all the worries about carrying supplies on day one will be gone! Also at Back to School Night students may get their schedules and meet their homeroom teachers. To alleviate long lines, arrival times are staggered by grade. 6th Graders should come to Back to School Night at 5:30 pm, 7th Grade at 6:15, and 8th Grade at 7:00. If you have students in multiple grades, pick which ever time is best for your family. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, August 3rd. Please come say hi! Until then, happy summer.
Love and Eagle Pride,
Mrs. Angela D. Seibert, Principal