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The Bruin Bite — August 1


Today is the day!!! Online Registration Begins!!!!  I hope it is going well. There are a few questions, so I will answer those here are the start and then the latter information is just a repeat of what I sent out in July.  Let me know if you have additional questions.  Welcome to 2022-2023—It’s always a GREAT day to be a Bruin!!!!

Current questions:

  • Walk in Registration is at the school and for families who need access to computers and/or translators or  need personal assistance to complete the online forms.  
    • Aug 2                         Walk-in Registration at BMS, 8:00 -11 AM 
    • Aug 3                         Walk-in Registration at BMS, 3:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Back to School Night is August 11th at 5:30 PM.  We start together in the auditorium for whole school information and then parents rotate through an A day schedule for class information.  
  • Student Schedules—These will be posted in Skyward on August 9th for students who have competed their registration.  


Below is the information I sent at the first of July.  Some people want it all at one time and others want it in smaller chunks.  You might want to bookmark, print, or save this email and digest the information at whatever pace works best for you.

Online Registration                                         Begins on August 1st     

Starting Aug. 1st, parents need to register students through the online registration process.  This process is also to update and accumulate necessary information and pay registration fees.  Student schedules will be available starting on August 9th, if the online registration process is complete. 

Walk In Registration— for families who need access to computers and/or translators or  need personal assistance to complete the online forms.  

  • Aug 2                         Walk-in Registration at BMS, 8:00 -11 AM 
  • Aug 3                         Walk-in Registration at BMS, 3:30 – 6:30 PM


Space Available Busing Permits                       Available beginning August 1

Busing is provided to students enrolled in K-6 grades who live at least 1.5 miles from school and to 7-12 grade students who live at least 2 miles from school.  So, we do have 6th graders who will ride the bus while an older sibling may not qualify.  Our Transportation Department has a protocol for non-qualifying students to request transportation services so they can ride with their qualifying siblings or neighbors — if, indeed, there is space is available on the bus.  

For the 2022-2023 school year, “space-available” permits will be granted on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Families seeking the permits need to obtain and submit the permit requests at the school where their children are enrolled. Forms will be accessible on line starting on Aug. 1.  Please check the district website.  The online system will notify applicants of approved permits.  Students waiting for “space-available” slots, are not approved to ride the bus prior to approved notifications.  Questions should be addressed by the Transportation Department—801-826-5251.  

To determine if your child is in a busing zone, go to the district website and then the transportation department link or http://edulog.canyonsdistrict.org/livewq/webquery/

Back to School Night                                       August 11, 5:30-7:30  

This is an information evening.  It is not an open house.  We have an opening session at 5:30 with whole school information and then we have parents and students run through a shortened schedule of A day to meet teachers.  We will send a flyer out with details.  

6th Grade Orientation                                       August 12, 7:55 AM-11:50 AM

This is an orientation for our incoming 6th grade students. Buses will run their routes.  We will start in the auditorium and then quickly send students on their way to their classes.  Parents are invited to stay, we have a session in the auditorium to provide you information on various resources/structures at our school as well as information about some different aspects of middle school.  

7th/8th Grade Orientation                                 August 12, 7:55 AM-11:55 AM

This is an orientation for 7th and/or 8th grade students who are new to Butler Middle. You are invite to attend the orientation.  Buses will run their routes.  We will start in the auditorium and then quickly send students on their way to their classes.   7thand 8th grade student will start the morning in the auditorium and then will go with a set of teachers.  While they will not be going through their schedule, new students will learn about life at Butler Middle.  Parents if you are new to our school or would like a refresher on some items, you are welcome to come and participate in our parent meeting in the auditorium.  

7th Grade Immunizations  Just a reminder that 7th grade is a state immunization year.  7th Grade Immunizations   If you do have updated information, please drop the forms off in the Main Office or email ladena.saxey@canyonsdistrict.org.


  • First Day of School                                           August 15, 7:55-2:50
  • First Early Out Friday                                      August 19, 7:55-1:10  As a district, we have shifted to all schools having the early out structure on Fridays.  Teachers meet to collaborate and discuss student progress and to collaborate on assessments, curriculum, and teaching strategies. All Fridays will be an early out.  School will end at 1:10. 
  • School Pictures                                                August 25, math classes
  • Bruins Den                                                      Begins Aug. 30 from 3-4 PM, Media Center We offer a homework help after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This runs from 3-4 in the media center.  All students are welcome to attend and work on their homework.  Two teachers are present to supervise and assist with the homework.  
  • Parent Teacher Conferences                            September 27 & 28, 4:00-7:30  Parent teacher conferences at BMS.  More information will come out about this and a parent letter with the information about signing up for a time will be sent out.  


We are excited about the coming school year and we hope that you are as well. I hope you are enjoying some quality time with your children.  They change so quickly at this time of life. I hope this information is helpful to you as you get started preparing for the coming school year.  We are anticipating 925 students for the coming year with just over 300 in each grade.  We are not accepting any permits at this time.  All requests are on waiting list.  

Another questions students may have is about lockers.  Last year with the Chromebook, we shifted to allowing students to carry backpacks to class.  Because of this shift, when we had students sign up for lockers, about 1/3 of our students used them.  We will continue with having students make locker requests.  Requests for lockers can be made in the Main Office starting Sept. 6th.  

Here are various other bits of information:


We do have two areas for parents to become more involved at the school.

  • School Community Council–we are looking for 5-8 parents to participate in our SCC for the coming year.  It is a two-year commitment.  We have meetings on a monthly basis.  This past year those meetings have been on the 3rd Wednesday at 3:30. Meetings run about 1-1½ hours.  The SCC reviews the school goals, sets the Landtrust and TSSP Budgets, works with the school personnel to review data and refine or set different goals for the coming years.  Our goals over the past few years have focused on literacy and math.  Once we have a committee for the coming year, we will set a meeting schedule with the new members and their schedules.  If you are interested in participating on the SCC for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact  Ms. Genny Poll, genny.poll@canyonsdistrict.org.  Our first meeting will be on Sept. 7 at 3:30. 

  • Butler Middle School PTSA is excited to welcome you and your student to Butler Middle School, home of Great Bruins! At BMS our association is a Parent Teacher Student Association. We invite you AND your student to join our BMS PTSA during on-line registration this summer and hope you will choose to be involved. BMS PTSA works with teachers, administrators, parent volunteers and students to provide fun and enriching activities, assemblies, spirit wear and the popular must have Memory Book (think middle school year book)! BMS PTSA is a great way to be involved in your students ‘school life’ as well as opportunities to associate more with our great teachers, administrators and school staff. Serving as a chairperson, board position or committee member at the Middle School level is fun and while not being as time intensive as the elementary. You can do it! You don’t have to have special skills or abilities just a willingness to serve and volunteer a little time and effort for our wonderful BMS community.  Feel free to contact us at butlerptsa@gmail.com.

Whew!!!  That is a lot of information!!  Let me know if you have questions.  We are excited to get to know you better through this coming year.  

Have a GREAT day and remember . . .

It’s always a GREAT day to be a BRUIN!

Thank you,

Ms. Paula Logan

Butler Middle School

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