Scholarship Opportunity

This e-mail contains an address where students can apply for scholarships over the internet. Further scholarship opportunities will be posted on this site and all senior students will be getting a Scholarship Folder in late January. The scholarship e-mail is: https://www.education.com/scholarships/

FAFSA/ TIP

THIS IS A REMINDER TO GET YOUR FAFSA COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF HELP IS NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT MR. NIEMI AND SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO FINISH THIS DOCUMENT.

TIP Certification Deadline Extended for 2020 Grads

The Michigan legislature has approved an extension of the TIP certification deadline for the graduating Class of 2020. Class of 2020 graduates will now have until August 31, 2021 to certify their TIP benefits. To qualify for the extension, a student must have graduated high school after March 15, 2020 and before September 1, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact Student Scholarships, Grants and Outreach (SSGO) at 1-888-447-2687 or by email at mistudentaid@michigan.gov.

NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Sometimes bad weather or other unplanned emergencies cause school to be delayed, canceled, or dismissed early. We wanted to remind you how you can find that information for the Bessemer Area Schools. We notify the following radio stations: WJMS/WIMI and WUPM, and TV stations: FOX 21, TV6 (Marquette-webpage-www.uppermichiganssource.com/closings), and KBJR (Duluth-www.northlandsnewscenter.com). We also send out an automated call from School Reach that will usually show up on caller ID as Bessemer Area Schools. We will also try to update our Facebook page (Bessemer Area Schools) and the school web page (www.bessemer.k12.mi.us). If you do NOT receive the automated call, it is usually because of one of the following reasons:

  1. We do not have an updated telephone number for you.
  2. You have our telephone number blocked in your system.
  3. You do not have a voicemail set up.
  4. You have a long pause before you start speaking on your voicemail message.

To update your contact information, please call the school to update (WES- 906-663-4515, opt. 0 or ADJ- 906-667-0413, opt 0) or send a note to school with your child. REMINDER- IF SCHOOL IS CANCELED, ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ALSO CANCELED, INCLUDING GAMES AND/OR PRACTICES IN BOTH SCHOOL BUILDINGS, UNLESS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. NOBODY EXCEPT STAFF IS ALLOWED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS ON CANCELED DAYS WITHOUT APPROVAL.