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BHMS News from the Principal - August 28, 2020_

Hello Black Hawk Families!  

The start of the 2020-21 school year is right around the corner.  Teachers arrive on campus this Monday, August 31.  Back to School events occur the week of September 9th. We look forward to welcoming students on Monday, September 14th: Cohort A Hybrid - on campus, Cohort B Hybrid - online, and Cohort C Digital Academy - online. 

The office remains closed to the public through Monday, September 14th.  However, we are here ready to serve and support you.  Please contact us by calling  651-683-8521 or email:

Below you will find a variety of information to set you and your student up for success this school year. 

Back to School

Back to School Open House

This is a staggered event throughout the afternoon and into the evening.  Please enter the upper level main doors and plan to exit the lower level doors next to the gym and where our main bus parking lot exists.  

In order to maintain a safe and socially distant environment (6 feet a part whenever possible), please wear a mask, come during your scheduled time (by last name), and students should come with only one parent/guardian.  Please, no additional family members and friends as we are practicing social distancing.   

Schedules are available online Monday, August 31st, by accessing the Campus portal either on a student or parent app.  Paper copies of schedules will also be available on site when you arrive.  Traffic patterns for walking the building will be posted. Please follow these and walk through stopping only for a short time to say hello and greet your student’s teachers. 

iPads for students new to Black Hawk will be available in the Media Center located on the second floor.

Below is the schedule for the Back to School Open House. Please attend at the time that corresponds with your last name.  If that time does not work that’s okay, however, safety is our priority.  We need to maintain social distance and limit congregation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Thursday,  September 10, 2020
Grade 6 Grade 7 / Grade 8
1:30 A-B 1:30 A-B / A-C
2:30 C-F 2:30 C-G / D-G
3:30 G-K 3:30 H-L / H-L
4:30 L-O 4:30 M-R / M-P
5:30 M-P 5:30 S-V / Q-T
6:30 Q-Z 6:30 W-Z / U-Z


School Supplies

Students should bring essential personal items in their backpack.  

Every day they should bring: 

iPAD (charged) and accessories

Pencil, pen, notebook and folder

Information from the Nurse


Your child's immunizations should be up-to-date when school starts on Monday, September 14th. Although there may be more flexibility for this coming school year due to COVID-19, it is still important to keep your child's immunization schedule current. Please reach out to your health care provider to determine how they are handling well-checks and immunizations. As always, please submit current immunization records or a notarized conscientious objection form to the school nurse prior to the start of seventh grade.

Watch this video from the Minnesota Department of Health

A list of Dakota County clinics participating in the

No Shots No School initiative

Sports Physicals

If your child will be participating in a school sport, they must have a sports physical completed with their health care provider prior to the first day of practice. Sports physicals are good for three years. If your child has recently received a sports physical, please send the "2020-2021 SPORTS QUALIFYING PHYSICAL EXAMINATION MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY FORM" to the school nurse. You may also contact the school nurse if you are unsure when your child's previous sports physical will expire.

Other Health Information

If your child has a chronic health condition, takes prescription medication, and/or has additional health concerns for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the school nurse to discuss your student's health needs.

School Nurse Contact Information: 

Molly McQuown
Office Hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm

Google Voice #: 612-405-2805 (call or text)
Fax: 651-683-8527

Library Reminder 

Do you have books from your elementary school?  Does an older sibling have books from BHMS?  Please bring the books to your BHMS Open House.  You can return all of the items in the BHMS library when you tour or walk your class schedule.  We're looking forward to meeting you!

After School Co-Curricular Sports

Fall sports will start Monday, September 21st, and end Friday, October 23rd.  Registration for soccer, cross country and girls tennis will open the week of September 8th.   Registration will be done through MyPayment Plus which will be found on the Black Hawk website.  Students will participate in athletics in person on their hybrid  cohort day only.  Cohort C students are eligible to participate with their assigned cohort based on their last name (A-K Monday and Thursday, L-Z Tuesday and Friday).   Activity busses will leave Black Hawk at 5:00 PM.  Registration will include a fee of  $50 and a current physical on file with the school nurse.

Nutrition News for 2020-2021

PayPAMS Portal for Meal Accounts

The PayPAMS food and nutrition account management platform is live, and families can now set up their accounts. PayPAMS is part of the Feepay replacement. Meal account balances from the 2019-20 school year have automatically been transferred over to PayPAMS. Once your account setup is complete, it can take up to two days to see the available balance.

Visit the PayPAMS website to get started.

Detailed support and information, including step-by-step instructions for creating accounts, viewing balances and making meal account payments, is available on the District 196 PayPAMS Family Resource Hub.

For additional technical support, families can:

  • Contact PayPAMS directly by selecting ‘Contact Us’ on the PayPAMS homepage, or

  • Contact the District 196 Food and Nutrition Services support team at for additional support regarding meal accounts.

Lanzamiento de la plataforma PayPams del Distrito 196 para la gestión de cuentas de comidas.

La plataforma de gestión de cuentas de alimentos y nutrición de PayPams ya está en funcionamiento, y las familias ya pueden configurar sus cuentas. PayPAMs es parte del reemplazo de FeePay. Los balances de las cuentas de comida del año escolar 2019-20 han sido transferidos automáticamente a PayPams. Una vez que se haya completado la configuración de la cuenta, puede tomar hasta dos días para ver el saldo disponible.

Visite la página web de PayPams para comenzar.

En el Centro de Recursos Familiares de PayPams del Distrito 196 hay disponible apoyo e información detallada, incluyendo instrucciones paso a paso para crear cuentas, ver saldos y hacer pagos de cuentas de comida

Para obtener apoyo técnico adicional, las familias pueden:

  • Contactar directamente a PayPams seleccionando "Contáctenos" en la página principal de PayPams, o

  • Contactando al equipo de apoyo de los Servicios de Alimentación y Nutrición del Distrito 196 a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico:


Degmooyinka 196 ayaa bilaabaya barnaamijka 'payPAMS' oo loogu talagalay maaraynta xisaabta cuntada

Koontada cuntada iyo nafaqada ee loo yaqaan 'PayPAMS' waa mid nool, qoysaskuna hadda waa ay sameyn karaan akoonadooda. PayPAMS wuxuu badalayaa FeePay. Hadhaaga xisaabta cuntada ee sanad dugsiyeedka 2019-20 si otomaatig ah ayaa loo wareejiyay. Mar haddii dejinta xisaabtaada la dhammaystiro, waxay qaadan kartaa ilaa laba maalmood in la arko dheelitirka jira.

Websaydka PayPAMS

Tilmaamaha sida loo abuuro koonto iyo bixinta lacag ayaa laga heli karaa goobta Khayraadka Qoyska Degmada 196.

PayPAMS dhammaan baaqiyaadka xisaabta cuntada waxay si otomaatik ah ugu wareegi doonaan habka cusub. Qoysasku uma baahna inay dhammaystiraan wax tallaabooyin ah habkan.

Macluumaadka farsamada faahfaahsan ee taageerada waxa lagu bixiyey websaydka Fagaaraha Khayraadka Qoyska. Wixii taageero farsamo ah, waxay waxay:

  • Si toos ah ula xiriir PayPAMS adoo xushaya 'Nagala Soo Xiriir' bogga 'PayPAMS', ama

La xiriir Degmada 196 Kooxda Taageerada Adeegyada Cuntada iyo Nafaqada

Nutrition News for 2020-2021