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BMS Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Cure

We are so excited about how awesome our Benicia Middle School students are! The Breast Cancer Awareness Month results are in and we have the most generous and amazing students ever! The students who participated in our 3-day walk raised $5,013.55 AND other activity donations raised $2,185. That is a grand total of $7,198.55 going toward the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Thank you to all of our staff and students who participated in this incredible event.

LCAP News from Superintendent, Janice Adams

As you may know last year BUSD completed our first Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We looked at data, gathered community input and identified needs. The LCAP includes district goals and actions to meet those goals. Our district resources have been reallocated to meet student and site needs. In the month of November, staff and I will be visiting our sites to review how the LCAP has impacted the district as a whole and each site specifically. I invite you all to attend the presentation at your child’s school to learn about how the LCAP has impacted your school and your child’s education. I hope to see you at one of the presentations listed below:

Henderson - 11/4 @ 6:30

Farmar - 11/5 @ 4:00

BHS - 11/5 @ 6:00

Semple - 11/13 @ 6:00

BMS - 11/17 @ 5:00

Turner - 11/19 @ 7:00


Janice Adams

Health Advisory from the Solano County Public Health 

Solano Public Health recently confirmed a case of enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) in a school age child.  We want to take this opportunity to provide you with information about the disease that you’ve probably heard on the news.

Enteroviruses normally circulate in the summer and fall. EV-D68 typically causes mild respiratory symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, cough, muscle and/or body ache.  Fever may be present.  In some instances, people infected with EV-D68 have severe symptoms including wheezing and difficulty breathing. 

Enterovirus-D68 can be found in an infected person’s saliva, nasal mucus or sputum.  It is spread from person-to-person through coughs, sneezes or contaminated objects.   There is currently no vaccine against EV-D68.  The best way to protect yourself and your family is to wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils with sick people and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

There is no specific treatment for people with EV-D68 infection.  For people with mild respiratory illness, symptoms can be managed by taking over-the-counter medications.  However, if your child experiences severe respiratory symptoms, including wheezing and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care immediately.