SY23 ZERO HOUR & ESSENTIAL INFO

ALL STUDENTS REPORT TO THEIR ZERO HOUR ROOM (WHEN THE BELL RINGS) FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
LOOK at ATTACHMENT FOR YOUR CHILD'S ZERO HOUR ROOM
Website - SY23 Zero Hour Classrooms.pdf

The Zero Hour room is assigned by your child’s last name and grade level. Make sure your child knows the name of his/her teacher and room number.  The “Zero Hour”  class is where students will receive their schedules and First Day Folders.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Bak’s SchoolMessenger (Bak’s School Website) - School and District information will be located at this site. It is imperative that students and parents check this site on a weekly basis to ensure they are up-to-date with events, activities, and requirements (https://msoa.palmbeachschools.org/).

Breakfast and Lunch – Go to https://www.palmbeachschools.org/departments/school_food_service

  1. Breakfast and lunch is free for all students. To put money on your child’s account to purchase a la carte items, go to https://palmbeach.schoolcashonline.com.
  2. Information regarding Application for Free and reduced Lunch – To complete the application, go to the School District website, click Department School Food Service, & click on the application link.

Car Riders Drop-off & Pick Up: Parents must enter the pickup/drop off loop at the North Shore Drive Entrance and Exit out the Main Entrance.

Curtain Calls – Bak’s before and after school programs

  1. A program for students is available before and after school hours.  Bak’s morning care program begins on Wednesday,  August 10, 2022 at 7:00 am. The After-School Program (PM) begins on Monday, August 22, 2022The After-School Program is Monday through Thursday only. You must be pre-registered to attend either or both programs.
  2. For more information, specific times and fees can be found on Bak’s public website page under the “School Info” tab at https://msoa.palmbeachschools.org
  3. Please direct any questions to Shakendra Moorer at [email protected].
  4. Registration and other information will be available at the New Student Orientation.

Dress Code - While creativity and self-expression are encouraged, a certain degree of decorum is expected to be maintained. For more information look at Bak’s public SchoolMessenger page under the “School Info” tab at https://msoa.palmbeachschools.org and click on SY23 Bak Dress Code

First Day of School is Wednesday, August 10, 2022. 

  1. Make sure your child knows how she/he is getting home each day (must know address & phone #).
  2. Bring lunch/lunch money, a backpack, pencil and paper only.
  3. No textbooks or summer assignments should be brought on the first day of school.
  4. Each student will be given a FIRST DAY folder. Make sure to ask your child to see this folder.
  5. Review this folder with your child and make sure that you sign and return all required documents.

Hours (School begins at 8:20 am and all students are released by 3:30 pm)

  1. Students may not arrive at Bak MSOA earlier than 8:00am.  (Unless enrolled in Morning Care).
  2. Students should be in their classrooms when the tardy bell rings at 8:20 am.
  3. Dismissal of Tri-Rail students is at 3:10 pm; car riders/walkers is at 3:15 pm. 
  4. Bus riders are dismissed as their bus arrives.

Medication Policy and Procedures

As mandated by the State, District, and Health Department, when a student is on the campus of any school in Palm Beach County, the student may not carry on their person or take ANY prescription or over-the-counter medication. Exceptions may apply for items like inhalers or EpiPens – after the proper procedures have been followed.  All Palm Beach County Schools are designated “Drug Free Zones”. The school nurse or designated school personnel may not administer any prescription or over-the-counter medication, unless certain procedures are followed. Please contact Nurse at 561-882-3883 for specific details (after August 8th). For more information go to the Bak SchoolMessenger Page under Students & Parents.

Schedules- Distributed on the 1st day of school.  Bak uses a block schedule of alternating Odd/Even Days. On the first day of school students report to their Zero Hour (see below), then follow their Odd Day schedule. A schedule change will only be made in the case of a scheduling error or inappropriate academic placement as determined by administration. Please do not contact the school about any possible schedule changes until your child attends the class.

Student Information System (SIS) - SIS access is vital to get grades, state-wide test history, and other essential information. If you have not already registered for a Parent SIS account, please do so (an email was sent to new parents with the information). If you have already set up an account and forgot your PIN, please contact  our SIS Manager (after August 16th),  Micah Kossove at: [email protected]

Student IDs - Returning students should wear their Bak issued student ID. New students, if they have a previously issued school ID, please wear it. New Student ID badges and lanyards will be issued to all students. Students are required to wear their ID badge/lanyard while on campus, school sponsored activities and transportation. If lost or damaged, students can purchase a replacement I.D. for 5.00 dollars. Tri-Rail riders will get an additional Tri-Rail badge that must also be worn Extra ID’s will be available for ($5 each) on SchoolCashOnline.

Summer Assignments -All students are required to complete summer assignments (Bak SchoolMessenger)

  • Please do NOT bring summer assignments to school on the first day. Teachers will instruct students as to when to bring in summer assignments.

Supply Lists -Students will be provided supply lists by each of their teachers during the first week of school.

Transportation Services (find out your bus or Tri-Rail assignment on August 2nd - see below for details)

Transportation Call Center (561) 357-1110

  1. Be sure to “Register Your Ride” for School Transportation through your child’s  portal. https://transintranet.palmbeachschools.org/findmybusstop.aspx
  1. Transportation decides if your child is eligible for a bus and/or Tri-Rail.
  2. Transportation assignments are based on your home address. If your home address is not correct contact Joanne Friedel, our data processor, with the information and proof of address.
  3. On August 9, 2022, go back to the “Register Your Ride” page to see your assigned AM/PM bus route information (route number, stop location, and time) or Tri-Rail assignment. If you have any concerns at that time please contact the transportation (not the school).
  4. Tri-Rail information can be found at http://www.tri-rail.com (Northbound P608/Southbound P633)
  5. Bak MSOA does not have any additional information regarding transportation nor does the school control bus routes, bus stops, bus times, Tri-Rail times, or assignments. Please refer to the websites and phone number above.

  Zero Hour Class (attachment above) -Students will report to their “Zero Hour” class when the bell rings at 8:15 am. See the attachment for the Zero Hour Room assignments. The room is assigned by your child’s last name and grade level. Make sure your child knows the name of his/her teacher and room number.  The “Zero Hour”  class is where students will receive their schedules and First Day Folders.

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