Dear Families,
Please consider the following suggestions for how to support your child to have a successful school experience.
Click on the links to learn more details about specific recommendations and tips on how to achieve them. 

Here are some other ideas on how to foster your child's emotional, social, and academic development:

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon provides local parenting support.


Academic Support

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps (linked below)provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

Parent Road Map for learning in English Language Arts

Parent Road Map for learning in Math

Athletic Support

Black Butte School District generously provides funding for middle school students (grades 5th-8th) to participate in sports programs sponsored by Sisters Middle School and/or Sisters Parks and Recreation District. All eligable BBS students are encouraged to apply for this "Pay to Play" program. Click here to learn more about the program's requirements and application form. 

Health and Safety Links

When to stay home from schoolDue to Covid-19, the State of Oregon has developed more detailed guidelines for families on when it is safe for their children to be at school. The link provides information on a variety of symptoms and when it is safe for a child to return to school after experiencing them.

Immunization Requirements

Housing Insecurity: These resources are designed to help identify homeless students within the our school community and to ensure educational access and success for students experiencing homelessness. Please use the documents below to take the steps necessary for meeting the needs of these students. McKinney Vento  & Foster Care

Safe Schools Child Abuse Prevention Training for Schools and Families: The Safe Schools training is designed to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 379: Child Abuse Identification, Prevention and Reporting and is required for all Black Butte School District employees. It is also designed to be accessible to families.

Jefferson County Sheriffs Office

Deschutes County Sheriffs Office

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

SafeOregon: If you observe bulling or harassment you may call or text the Safe Oregon tip line at 844-472-3367.