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Parent/Student Portal (Elementary and Secondary):
The Parent/Student Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only need to be established once as they rollover with updated student data each year.


Don’t have a portal account? Contact the school office when it reopens and request the information needed to create an account.


The portal is now available to families for both 2016-17 and 2015-16. Families should log into 2015-16 if they want to print report cards from last year.



School Loop (Secondary):

School Loop is a different application than the Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.  Parents are encouraged to use both applications.


School Loop will be re-activated and available to use from the first day of the new school year, Monday, August 15, 2016.


Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  


School Loop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will still need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of the school’s website. You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process.


Please direct any additional questions to your school office which re-opens to the public on Monday, July 25th - July 27th between the hours of  8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  


Regular school office hours resume on Thursday, July 28th: 8 am - 3 pm.


Hello BAMS Family,

We hope you are having an amazing summer full of wonderful family memories and lots of fun. Believe it or not, the school year is quickly approaching. Below are some important dates that you need to know as we gear up for the “early” school year. Please note, that in the past what we have officially termed as “Orientation” will now be called “Registration”. The Registration dates for all grade levels are listed below. The reason for the change this year is that for the very first time we are conducting an official orientation just for incoming 6th graders. Due to the hard work of our PTA, all incoming 6th grade students will take part in the program “Where Every Student Belongs (WEB)”. This is an exceptional program that will pair every incoming 6th grader with an exemplary 8th grade student that will help make their transition as smooth, fun, and successful as possible. It is our goal that by the time school starts, every 6th grader on our campus has connected with and built relationships with successful 8th grade students thus making their first few weeks so much more enjoyable and productive. Orientation dates are also listed below.


Drive-Through Summer Packet Pick-Up

Tue, July 19, 2016  – Packet Pickup (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Wed, July 20, 2016  – Packet Pickup (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Thurs, July 21, 2016 – Packet Pickup (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)


6th Grade Orientation

Monday August 1, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Tue, August 2, 2016 – Registration (6th)

A -L 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

M-Z 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Wed, August 3, 2016 – Registration (7th - 8th)

8th 9:00 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.

7th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Make up Registration for all grades will take place Friday, August 5, 2016


Mon, August 15, 2016 – First Day of School with Zero Period Starting at 7:33 a.m. and First Period at 8:45 a.m.


Principal's Message


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May 6, 2016


Dear BAMS Family,


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and I wanted to take a moment to publically acknowledge the amazing work of our teachers. It is a tremendous responsibility to be daily entrusted with your most valuable possessions-your children. Many of our teachers are also parents and completely understand and appreciate that concept. I can personally testify that our teachers fully understand the high stakes position they have chosen as careers. They appreciate that a single word can encourage a student to accomplish amazing things. Likewise, they also recognize that using the wrong words can shatter a student’s hopes and dreams. This type of influence is always on the mind of our teachers as they walk the fine line of pushing your children to new levels of learning while making sure that failure is viewed only as a learning opportunity and not their self-identity. The job of teaching does not end when students get out of school. On any given night, you will find a dozen cars in our parking lot of teachers grading, preparing lessons for the next school day, calling parents, and conducting parent/teacher conferences all with the single goal of making sure that your child receives an amazing education. We care very much for your children! I am extremely proud to work with these fine teachers and although they deserve acknowledgement every day, I especially honor them today. Please join me in saying thank you to all of the amazing teachers that have touched our lives as adults as well as our children’s’ lives. This week is for you!!!!


If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.


Nick Stever


Bernice Ayer Middle School

(949) 366-9607


For your convenience we have a 24-hour absentee line. If your child is going to be absent from school please call 369-6468 and state your name and your child's name, state grade level, and the reason for the absence. If you are unable to call, please have your child bring a note the fist day he/she returns to school.

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