The Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School faculty and staff are excited to welcome our students and family back to school for the 2018-19 school year. This will be an exciting year on our campus as students will have an increased access to technology, and we will be focusing on improving our students’ development in the areas of social, emotional, health, and wellness through our Bee “Colony” advisory periods (18 meetings throughout the school year). We also look forward to welcoming the class of 2022 to BBHHS as they begin their high school careers and continue the BBHHS tradition of excellence..
In preparation for the school year, we are sharing a wide range of information and important dates below. If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact the high school office 440.740.4700. Enjoy these precious last days of summer and good luck to all of our student athletes and musicians that have already begun preparing for their upcoming seasons. We Are BBH! GO BEES!
Ninth Grade “Freshmentoring - 2018” Orientation and Chromebook Distribution
Senior BBHHS National Honor Society Students serve as mentors for 4-5 incoming freshmen. There will be sessions scheduled throughout the year—but the first, and most important, is scheduled for August 15th, at 1:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Freshmen will meet their mentors, receive and review their class schedules, find their lockers, take building tours, and participate in mentoring activities until dismissal and Chromebook Distribution at 2:30 p.m. Students should bring
this completed form
with them as they sign out their Chromebook for the school year (details from the device will be added to the form during distribution). Please review
these technology guidelines
with your son/daughter.
New Students, Freshmen, and Parent Evening Information Session
The BBHHS administration and counseling team will host an orientation program for the incoming freshmen and students new to the high school (and parents) on
Wednesday August 15th, at 7:00 pm
in the auditorium (the south end of the building—to the left end as you drive in from Mill Road). Parents are invited and encouraged to attend with their student(s). Following the orientation program, students and their families are invited to tour the building, wear comfortable shoes because our building is quite large—approximately 300,000 square feet!
The First Day of School
All students will report to homeroom beginning at
7:20 a.m., on Monday, August 20, 2018
***We will post Homeroom locations in the main lobby of the building. Students will be able to access their schedules via ProgressBook starting on August 13th and will receive a hard copy in Homeroom.
School Counseling and Schedules
Student’s schedules should correspond with the course verification email sent in June. Building a master schedule is a difficult and complex task. We work hard to have a schedule that meets our students’ course requests while maintaining optimal class sizes. This does not afford us the opportunity to make schedule changes for teacher preference, to provide early dismissal, or to align with friend’s schedules. Any student with a significant scheduling concern/omission should call to make an appointment with their school counselor.
School Counselors assigned by the students’ last names.
Mrs. Holly Thrasher A - F
Mrs. Jaci Owens G - K
Mrs. Gina Baeslach L - Rh
Mr. Kyle Drypolcher Ri - Z
School Counseling Administrative Asst- Mrs.Georgia Drobny
School Counseling Secretary – Maureen Jonozzo
Forms and Fees
For your convenience, t
ypical beginning of the year information will be collected in an online format called
, and the great news is that parents can link their children in the system to avoid duplication in providing this critical information!
Please check your EMAIL for a message from BBH Pupil Services with your registration code.
Please take a few minutes to update this important information:
emergency medical authorization and contact information are critical
in providing necessary information regarding your son or daughter in case of an emergency.
School fees will be distributed with the 1
report card and are due according to the courses that the student has chosen. All students enrolled in AP classes must have their fees paid by December 15th so that exams can be ordered. Please put the student’s name on the payment.
The pay-to-participate fee schedule is in place for the 2018-19 school year. For your convenience, we’ve posted the participation form on our school website. Remember that students are denied participation until the activity fee has been collected!
Technology (School Issued Chromebooks and Netbooks)
All Ninth graders will receive their school issued Chromebook at the conclusion of “Freshmentoring” on Wednesday August 15th at 1:30 p.m. Students should bring
to sign out their Chromebook for the year. There is a $30 insurance fee and a $25 deductible per incident for the Chromebooks that will be added to students’ school fees.
All tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will sign out a netbook in homeroom on the first day of school. These devices were previously on carts used in individual classrooms. In an effort to provide students with more access to technology to complete school work, access online textbooks, and stay organized they will have the netbooks for the entire school year. The netbooks have been reimaged with software that has them running like Chromebooks, which extends their battery life and improves their speed. Students that prefer to use their personal computer or Chromebook instead of signing out a school issued device can sign off indicating that they will bring their own device to school each day. All students are expected to use either a school issued device or their own on a daily basis. Please
review these technology guidelines
with your son/daughter.
School Supplies and Summer Reading Assignments
for details on school supplies by department and summer assignments for AP Photography, English reading assignments, and semester American Government assignments. At the high school level students have varied schedules with a multitude of options regarding classes and teachers. As such, BBHHS does not maintain a “master list” of school supplies and the previous link is to be used as a guide to purchasing supplies for the school year. It is safe to expect that each academic class will require writing utensils, paper, and folders/binders to stay organized.
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center opens for classes on Wednesday August 22nd. Career Center students who are scheduled to attend
are to board the bus in front of the high school. Buses will return to the high school at 11:00 a.m. Students attending
are to board the bus in front of the high school by 11:15 a.m. Buses will return to the middle school at 2:45 p.m. To drive to the Career Center, you’ll need to complete a CVCC application in addition to the BBHHS application (We discount your BBHHS parking permit by half, from $100.00 down to $50.00).
Transportation/Parking/Driving to School
Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores are eligible to drive to school and are required to register their automobiles and purchase a parking permit (cost $100.00) from the Main Office.
The procedure to apply for a permit is as follows:
Return the completed
to the office including a photocopy of your valid driver’s license, a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order made out to BBHHS.
CVCC half-day and CCP students pay $50.00 for parking permits.
Permits will be mailed to your home
using the self-addressed stamped envelope during the week of August 13th. Please review the rules and regulations, and then keep the parking permit in a safe place until school starts—replacements will cost an additional $50.00.
will be posted on the district webpage approximately one week before school starts.
PSO (Parent School Organization)
We encourage all families to join PSO,
for the registration form that can be dropped off in the main office. The PSO provides volunteers for events, classroom grants to increase instructional resources available to teachers, and awards scholarships to graduating seniors. For more information about the PSO contact HS PSO President Megan Sarfi.
to learn more about the Bees Athletic Boosters.
to learn more about the BBHHS Orchestra Boosters.
to learn more about the Vocal Music Boosters.
Purchasing Lunch or Breakfast
The 2018-19 ‘Special of the Day’ lunch price remains between $3.00 and $4.00. Milk prices also remain at $.50. Breakfast will continue to be served between 7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. and during the first 2 periods if you have a study hall in the cafeteria. Those students who were on Free and Reduced Lunch for the previous year are eligible for the same benefits until October 1
of this year. The application form is part of the Registration Gateway electronic information that parents need to complete. Parents can go online at
and follow the prompts to monitor purchases and put money into the accounts. This year students will have access to use their lunch accounts with new vending machines that are "Smart Snack" compliant. Parents need to have their student's ID number which is the 8 or 9 digit student number that is on their schedules and report cards.
Students were given an opportunity to order a student planner last spring, these will be delivered to students in homeroom on the first day of school. You can still order one for mid-September delivery by completing
no later than August 31st.
All students and families are expected to review the
and students will sign a paper indicating that they understand they are responsible to follow the rules, expectations, and guidelines stated in the handbook during homeroom on the first day of school.
Stay Connected with BBHHS
Weekly newsletters are emailed home (please make sure your email address is updated) and news is regularly posted to our website. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Main Office: 440.740.4700
Last Names A-K: 440.740.4705
Last Names L-Z: 440.740.4715
August 15th - Freshmen Orientation 1:30 p.m. (students) and Freshmen and New Student 7:00 p.m. (students & family)
August 20th - First Day of School
August 22nd - School Pictures Pre-Order Online
- Picture Day ID:
August 29th - Open House 7:00 p.m. (arrive early)
September 14th - Gallery of Achievement Induction 8:30 am
September 24th - 29th - Spirit Week / Bonfire Parade / Homecoming Dance 8-11PM
September 26th - School Picture Retakes
October 5th - Senior Panoramic Picture
October 18th - End of First Marking Period
December 18th -20th - First Semester Final Exams
*This change to the timing of exams was based on student and staff feedback in an effort to eliminate the stress of studying for finals over break while providing testing closer to the delivery of content. Students will have additional lessons after break as the semester will conclude January 10th , but their semester exams will only cover content from coursework until that point.*