We value your time, so we’ve done our best to provide fast answers—all in one place. We’re happy to address some of your most frequently asked questions about our school here. You can also find information about school policies in the student handbook, located under the parent Quick Links. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.
How do I enroll my child at Bullhead City Schools?
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Registration page for the information about enrolling your child at one of our schools. You may also download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to the main office of the school your child will attend.
Does BCSD offer breakfast and lunch?
We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day without cost to students. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our Food Services page.
What if my child requires medication during the school day?
We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. You can pick up a medical form from your child’s school, and bring the completed form and the medication in the original, labeled packaging to the front office of your child’s school.
Do you provide transportation services?
We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes please visit our Transportation page.
What is Synergy and how do I get a username and password to use it?
Synergy is the way the district keeps students’ official records. It is also the primary communication between families and school.
What are the school hours?
Elementary schools’ hours are slightly different than middle school and junior high. You will find each site’s hours on the covers of their respective handbooks and on their individual websites.
What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?
If you child must miss school, please call the school office he/she attends on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to your parent-student handbook which you will find under the Parent and Student quick links.
What if my child needs to leave school early?
A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office of their school.
Is there a dress code at Bullhead City Schools?
All students will wear the standard school clothing.
Long or short sleeved uniform tee-shirt or Polo shirt with the school logo in the designated school colors as specified by the district. Pants, shorts, or skirts with no holes, shreds, or frayed edges. No coverall/overall pants or skirts or pajama pants.
Uniform shirts/sweatshirts/jackets may not be altered in a manner that removes or defaces the school logo, adds any prints or pictures (i.e., fabric transfers), cuts or shreds the fabric, or leaves unfinished edges.
Additional items may be added to the standard school clothing during the year as approved by the governing board.
Cold Weather Wear
During cold weather, students may wear shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets in the appropriate school colors with school logos inside and outside the buildings. Students may wear sweatshirts and jackets that are not in school colors or with school logos outside only, but when they enter the buildings, those garments must be removed or covered with a garment that displays the school logo in appropriate school colors. Hoods, hats, beanies, sweatbands, or bandanas may not be worn inside. Caps with brims may be worn outdoors with the brims turned forward to protect the face.
General Dress Code Requirements:
A. Baggy or oversized clothing is prohibited. Clothing may not be more than one (1) size too large, to allow for one (1) year’s growth. No sagging of clothing is allowed. Pants must fit at the waist, and not touch the ground.
B. Shorts must have at least a 5” inseam. Skirts and dresses must be longer than an individual’s fingertips with hands held at the side.
C. Belts (if worn) may not be more than one (1) size larger than the waist. Belts must be worn at the waist.
D. Undergarments may not show.
E. For safety reasons, students must wear closed toe shoes with backs. Students must wear appropriate shoes for physical education, such as tennis shoes. Flip-flops, shower shoes, slides, skate or “wheelies” shoes, and bare feet are not allowed.
F. Distracting hairstyles with inappropriate designs or implied obscenities shaved into the hair, or hair with unnatural colors (pink, blue, green, scarlet, etc.) or styles, are prohibited. Spiked hair may be no longer than 1½” in length. Mohawks are prohibited.
G. Jewelry: Dangly earrings must be removed during physical education or recess. Other than earrings, no other facial jewelry is to be worn on campus. Ear gauges, spikes, and other non-traditional ear adornments are prohibited. Body piercings with adornment must be covered by clothing which meets school dress code guidelines. No tongue studs during the school day. Clear spacers may be worn with the administrator’s approval.
H. Accessories that could be used to injure another, such as chains, dog collars, spiked wristbands, and other exotic jewelry, are prohibited.
I. Tattoos, real or simulated (including writings or drawings on exposed skin), must be covered.
J. Any buttons, jewelry, backpacks, clothing, caps/hats, or other accessories that contain vulgar, lewd, obscene, or plainly offensive messages, including accessories that depict alcoholic beverages, tobacco or controlled substances, profanity, vulgarity, nudity, violence, weapons, sexism, racism, or extremism and accessories that make reference to or identify gangs are prohibited.
K. Due to allergies and other health concerns, perfumes,/colognes, scented deodorants, soaps, scented hair gel, and aerosol products are prohibited at school.
L. Fake fingernails and make-up are prohibited for students in Pre-K through fourth grade.
Adhering to the Dress Code:
A. Students not dressed in accordance with the district dress code may be offered use of standard school clothing for the day, or their parents will be contacted to bring appropriate uniform clothing.
B. Students who repeatedly fail to dress in accordance with this dress code may be subject to disciplinary actions as set forth in the district policy manual. For students who do not wish to follow the dress code, the district will provide information for alternative enrollment in a neighboring school.
C. No students shall be subject to discipline for failure to comply with this dress code if the reason is economic hardship. Under such circumstances, the schools will provide assistance for the student to be furnished with standard school clothing.
D. New students who enter the schools will have two (2) weeks to purchase standard school clothing. In case of hardship, parents may apply to the school to receive assistance. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
E. On occasion, the principal may allow a “dress-up” or “spirit” day when students may wear clothing other than the standard school clothing. This will be on special occasions only. The students and parents will be notified prior to the “dress-up” day.
F. School administrators will make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of any student’s appearance.
Will my child have access to the internet while on campus?
Students can access the internet for homework and school-related research from our computer lab, library, and some classrooms under the supervision of qualified school personnel. We require all students to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy, which you will find on our Technology page. Students are responsible for their behavior on school computer networks.
How can I get more involved?
We encourage your involvement! Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. You can find additional information about volunteering in our schools on our Volunteering page. But don’t forget, parents can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:
- Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep
- Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
- Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
- Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes