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Letter from the Principal

  •  Dear Parents/Guardians,

    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.  To get students ready to be lost in a book, I've included in a packet sent by mail the summer assignment information.  In addition to the reading assignment, I've also included information about the IXL Math Challenge.  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 Thursday, August 8th, 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 "Good Morning Minute" 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 guidelines set forth by the St. Bernard Parish School Board.  For your convenience, a copy of those guidelines are provided in the packet you will receive in the mail.  Keep in mind that dress code rules are strictly enforced at St. Bernard Middle School.  Please pay particular attention to the length of girls' skirts (which should touch the knee).  Note that shorts and jumpers are not allowed.

    SBM's Back to School Night will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th 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 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 6th, you can help your student stock his or her loocker, and all the worries about carrying supplies on day one will be gone!  Also at Back to School Night students may get their schedules once their materials fee is paid.  This is $15.00 per student.  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.  For more details on Back to School Night, be on the look out for your packet arriving by mail.  I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, August 6th.  Please come say hi!

    Until then, Happy Summer, and Happy Learning!

    Love and Eagle Pride,

    Mrs. Angela D. Seibert

    Principal, St. Bernard Middle School



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