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BAILEY BEAR HAPPENINGS
July 24, 2019
We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break!  We wanted to share some news and friendly reminders.  We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 20th, the first day of school!  
New Parent Orientation
Tuesday, August 13th,  6:30PM
Welcome to Bailey!  
Please join us for our New Parent Orientation on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30PM.  Meet campus administrators, learn about Bailey's policies and procedures, and get all your questions about middle school answered.  Representatives from the PE department, PTA and Athletic Boosters will be available in the Great Hall beforehand.  Get ready for the upcoming year by purchasing your Bailey Spirit Wear from the Athletic Boosters table and PE uniform from the Physical Education table!  Students are welcome to attend with their parents.  
 
Summer Reading
Just a friendly reminder that all Bailey students are required to complete a summer reading assignment.  Don't worry, it's not too late to get started.  Click on the link below to learn more! 

Click here for the 6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Click here for the 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Click here for the 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
School Supplies
CLICK HERE to see a list of suggested items for Bailey students. Please note that some teachers may provide students with a list of additional supplies specific to their class. 
  • You may send the supplies with your student after they have been assigned a locker.  Locker assignments generally happen at the end of the first week of school.  
     
  • For the first day of school, students only need a folder containing notebook paper and a pen or pencil. 

This year's "Tax Free Weekend" begins on Friday, August 16 and goes through Sunday, August 18th.  Learn more about qualifying items here: 
 https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/
Dress Code

Bailey Middle School will be following the revised AISD student dress code which was approved and adopted by the AISD Board of Trustees on June 17, 2019. The new policy is based on five key principles, with an ultimate goal of safe and inclusive learning environments. Austin ISD’s student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes.  To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, immigration status, or any other basis prohibited by law, that adversely affects the student. Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others.  

General Guidelines 

1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times. 

  • Clothes must be worn in a way such that specific body parts are fully covered with opaque fabric. 
  • All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.

2. Students Must Wear*, while following the basic principle of Section 1 above:

  • A shirt (with fabric that touches the waistband in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND
  • Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
  • Shoes. 

3. Students May Wear, as long as these items do not violate Section 1 above:

  • Religious headwear
  • Hats facing straight forward or straight back and must allow the face and ears to be visible to staff and not interfere with the line of sight
  • Hoodie sweatshirts (wearing the hood over head is allowed, but the face and ears must be visible to school staff)
  • Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”
  • Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed
  • Tank tops, including spaghetti straps
  • Halter tops
  • Athletic attire 

4. Students Cannot Wear:

  • Violent language or images
  • Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity). or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL)
  • Hate speech, profanity, pornography
  • Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups
  • Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded)
  • Swimsuits (except as required in class, field trips, or athletic practice see “Extracurricular Activities”)
  • Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon
  • Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance)

Read the full Dress Code.

Camp Bailey
Orientation Camp for 6th Graders

All incoming 6th graders are invited to join us for Camp Bailey, our single-day orientation camp.  Our remaining 2019 camp dates are Tuesday, August 6, and Wednesday, August 7.  Register ASAP, first come, first served for choice of camp date.  Camp runs from 8:30AM-2:00PM.  Tuition Fee is $20, but full and partial scholarships are available.

Please visit the Camp Bailey website to register and learn more: 
http://campbailey.weebly.com

Don't forget to bring a sack lunch!  

*Correction – Transportation to camp will NOT be provided this year.

PE Uniform $17
Incoming 6th grade students can purchase PE uniforms at transition camp.  Cost is $17 and includes a shirt, shorts, and a one time PE fee.  Additional PE shorts and shirts can be purchased for $6 per item.
Cash and checks payable to Bailey Middle School are accepted.  

Uniforms can also be purchased at the beginning of the school year from the students PE teacher in PE class.  

 
**Note: TENNIS SHOES ARE REQUIRED FOR PE**
Attn: Parents and Students
wanting to play sports!!!
You must fill out your online paperwork now!  Please visit austinisd.rankonesport.com and fill out the UIL and contact online forms.  These must be done in order to participate. 
2019-2020 AISD Calendar
Click here to view the AISD School Calendar for 2019-2020
Please note the additional District of Innovation Staff Development days that Bailey students have off:  
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 (4 day weekend)
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 (4 day Valentine weekend)
Note: DOI days vary by campus.
 
ALL AISD students must register for the upcoming school year!
1.  Login to the Parent Cloud: my.austinisd.org
2.  Click the Online Registration tile
3.  Review last year information, make necessary changes and confirm registration


 Need assistance? Call the Parent Help Hotline 512-414-9187 or you can find all the information needed to register at the following link:  
https://www.austinisd.org/enroll
Looking Ahead
8/6 - 6th Grade Transition Camp (8:30-2)
8/7 - 6th Grade Transition Camp (8:30-2)
8/8 - Middle School Orientation (8:30-10)
       (for students who didn't attend transition camp)
8/13 - New Parent Orientation 6:30PM
8/15 - 8th Grade FB Equipment Checkout
8/16 - 7th Grade FB Equipment Checkout
8/16 - PTA Back to School Teacher Luncheon
8/20 - First Day of School
8/21 - First Day of Football Practice

9/2 - Labor Day / No School
9/3 - Middle School Back-to-School Night 6:30PM
9/5 -  Fall Picture Day
9/27 - 6th Grade Social (3:40-5)

10/4 - Homecoming Bonfire
10/11 - 10/14 Student Holiday / Staff Development

 
Quick Links

2019-2020 Bell Schedule 
2019-2020 AISD School Calendar
Staff Directory
Bailey Counseling Website
Bus Route Information  (live mid-August)
School Lunch Menus/Cafe Info
Bailey Athletics
AISD Athletics Info (Physical Forms)
District of Innovation Professional Development Days
Bailey PTA Facebook Page
Bailey's Athletic Booster Club Facebook Page 

Bailey Middle School
Home of the Bears

4020 Lost Oasis Hollow, Austin, Texas 78739
Main (512) 414-4990
Fax (512) 292-0898

www.baileybears.org






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