Buffett Bobcat Families,
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope your summer
As we plan for the new school year, the Buffett tradition is
strong and continues. Buffett Magnet’s teachers and staff take pride in
providing a rigorous and vibrant learning environment where each student can
thrive. We are looking forward to continuing the Buffett High Five this year in
all that we do. We believe Buffett Bobcats excel because they follow these core
As we’ve done in the past, the school year will start with a
5th grade only day. We are looking forward to meeting all 5th
grade students on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 and meeting all
students on Thursday, August 15th, 2019.
To prepare your student(s) for the first day of school, we
have organized a student orientation night. Please mark your calendars and join
us on Monday, August 12th.
Our 5th and 6th grade students should
arrive between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and our 7th
and 8th grade students should arrive between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.,
though you are welcome to attend at any time that is most convenient
What can you get at
student orientation night?
laptop devices (every student!)
***Remember, we can only take cash
or check at Buffett.
What will you
see at student orientation?
counselors, coaches, club sponsors, and more.
your friendly neighborhood Principal.
new We Are Buffett mural above the commons
new Alice Buffett Legacy Display in the front office – thanks to the Sherwood
year, almost every Buffett family joined us for our student orientation night,
so we are planning for a large turnout. Plan for an open house setting which
allows you and your family to visit each “activity station.” If an unavoidable conflict makes you unable
to attend, please know we will send home the orientation information with your
student the first day of school. We hope all families can join us to give us a
chance to warmly welcome you back!
addition to the orientation, listed below is general school information for the
2019-20 school year:
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 – 5th
Grade ONLY for the first day.
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 – School
begins for ALL students grades 5-8.
School begins at 7:40 a.m. and concludes at 3:05
breakfast is available each day from 7:05 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
The school building is open at 7:05 a.m.
Students are not to be in the building or on property before this time. Doors
will be unlocked from 7:05-7:45
a.m. and then once again locked until the end of our school
day, which is at 3:05 p.m. Additionally, at 3:15 p.m., our doors will be locked for the
Please note Buffett Middle School closes at 3:15
p.m. All students must be out of the building unless previous arrangements have
been made or if they are participating in a supervised after school activity
(sports, band, or homework hideout, etc.) Just a reminder Buffett Middle school
does not offer any after school student care. We appreciate your help in
supporting our effort to keep your student accounted for and safe. The front
entrance and commons area should be vacated by 3:15 p.m. Thank you.
Daily lunch meal prices for the 2019-20 school
year: $1.75 for full price and $.40 for reduced price. Students opting to add a
la carte snack items to their meal will be charged accordingly.
The OPS Office of Transportation will be sending
out letters with route and pickup locations to students living 1.5 miles or
more from Buffett. Please call them directly at 531-299-0140 if you have
questions about your child’s bus transportation.
Buffett students are required to have a student agenda. Agendas will be
distributed to all students during the first few days of school at no cost.
However, there will be a lost or replacement fee of $3.00.
Buffett Open House will be on Tuesday,
September 17th, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please return the enclosed forms at fall
orientation. Forms you receive at
orientation night need to be returned by the first day of school.
check our website for additional information. (www.ops.org/middle/buffett)
website has a link to a PDF with a “Suggested Supply List.” Please know, this
is not a requirement. Buffett will be providing supplies as well.
hope these reminders and enclosed forms are helpful. Call us often or stop in
whenever you would like. Our Buffett
doors are wide open as we welcome you back and throughout the school year!
Anthony “CK” Clark-Kaczmarek, Principal
us on social media for updates throughout the year!