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2023-2024 Family School Climate Survey

What is the School Climate Survey?

The “School Climate Survey" is a research-based, validated and developmentally appropriate survey administered to students, school employees and families of students, in the predominant languages of the members of the school community, that measures and identifies school climate needs and tracks progress through a school climate improvement plan.

School Climate Survey:


● To use the school climate survey as a feedback pathway to identify strengths and challenges, to improve school climate, and to create or propose revisions to the school climate improvement plan.

● To utilize the school climate survey data with other relevant information, through a process, engaging all members of the school community and involving such members in a series of overlapping systemic improvements, school-wide instructional practices and relational practices that prevent, identify and respond to challenging behavior, including, but not limited to alleged bullying and harassment in the school environment.

School Climate Survey:


● The school climate survey is given as a feedback pathway to identify strengths and challenges, to improve school climate, and to create or propose revisions to the school climate improvement plan.

● The school climate survey is given at each school in the district to inform school and district planning and improvement efforts.

● The school climate survey is given to hear different perspectives from students, families, and staff.

● Connecticut law states each school shall administer a school climate survey to students, school employees, and families of students. School Climate Survey: Environment

● Designate a space for each class/grade level to complete the survey.

● Coordinate a day and time for the survey to be administered by designated staff members. ○ The survey will take 20-25 minutes to complete

● Pre-schedule makeup dates and times for students who miss the original administration date.

● Create a positive environment to take survey ○ Acceptable noise level ○ Explain why they are being asked to take a survey ○ Encourage participation and honest feedback ○ Provide the proper amount of time to take survey ○ Consider school-wide or class incentives.

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BOMUS Black History Panel

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, we hosted a Black History Panel highlighing some of the REAL Heroes of New Haven.  The panelists included: Author Dondi Burroughs, Senator Gary Winfield, Nurse Shante Teel-Williams, Ms. Alicia Crutchfield owner of Bloom and Hamden's Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Gary Highsmith. 

Please click the link below to view the story below.

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Black History Month at BOMUS

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What's on the menu this month?

Here's the lunch menu for our scholars this month! 

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NHPS Magnet School Expo

On Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 10am - 2pm NHPS will be hosting a Magnet School Expo At Wilbur Cross High School.  

Please click the link below for more information.

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We are excited to host any potential families!

We are creating provocative learning experiences for our scholars that will help them be true contenders in today's competitive world.

Learn about our school by joining one of our open houses or the NHPS EXPO

January 24th in person at 69 Farnham Avenue New Haven, Conn 06515

January 27th in person at 181 Mitchell Drive New Haven, Conn 06511 (NHPS EXPO)

February 6th on zoom:

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Ended the Year with Profound Performances!

We are thrilled to announce that our year at Barack Obama Magnet University has started on a high note, with a fantastic performance by our scholars.

We want to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to all the parents who came out to support our students. Seeing nearly 200 family members in attendance, showing their unwavering support for our scholars, was heartwarming. The morning and evening performances were a testament to our students and faculty's hard work and dedication.

Moments like these remind us of the incredible community we have here at Barack Obama Magna University. Your presence and support make all the difference, and we are grateful for every one of you.

As we embark on this new year, we look forward to continued growth and success for our scholars, and we are confident that with your continued support, they will achieve even greater heights.

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Check out the Elevation of our Fall Festivities!

Trunk or Treat and our Harvest Walk were a blast for our staff and scholars.  We owe our parents a special thank you for their support in making it a memorable experience.  These events are set to engage our scholars and strengthen our family ties among staff, scholars, and our parents.

Education should be an adventure for all!

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YNHH and BOMUS work to increase a LOVE for READING!

On November 3rd, YNHHS visited BOMUS to read to all students simultaneously. With 22 volunteers, including bilingual/Spanish speakers, scholars were able to engage in an interactive and enjoyable experience listening and responding to some all-time favorite pieces of literature. These experiences represent the joint efforts required to promote literacy and a love for reading.  

We can only hope to inspire our young scholars to explore the world of books and seek education as a gateway to success.

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BOMUS Is Going Pink!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are going pink!  

For a $1 donation, all students and staff can wear pink this coming Friday, October 20, 2023!  

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Trunk or Treat

Join us on Monday, October 30th for our FIRST Trunk or Treat!  If you would like to participate, the deadline to secure your spot is Monday October 23rd.   Please see the flyer for more details. 

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'Hats' a Great Way to Support Attendance!

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Attendance is of paramount importance for students as it plays a crucial role in their academic success and personal development. By consistently attending classes, students enhance their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, sharpen their skills, nurture their discipline, and establish a strong work ethic.

One of the critical reasons why attendance is vital is the direct correlation between class attendance and academic performance. Attending school regularly allows scholars to actively engage in discussions, exercises, and activities that complement and reinforce their learning in textbooks. Frequent absenteeism, on the contrary, results in missed information, incomplete class assignments, and limited access to valuable educational resources, significantly hampering the learning process. Research has consistently shown that scholars attending classes regularly tend to perform better on examinations and assignments than their counterparts who skip classes frequently.

Furthermore, regular attendance instills a sense of discipline and responsibility among scholars. By consistently showing up to school, scholars develop the habit of punctuality, which is essential in their future professional lives. The routine created by attending school on time prepares them for regular employment, ensuring they are punctual and dependable individuals. Additionally, regular attendance also helps scholars in developing practical time management skills. By adhering to a schedule and dedicating specific time slots to schooling, they learn to balance their commitments and avoid procrastination—a valuable skill throughout their lives.

Let's recommit and make school fun again!


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Dismissal Updates


So, we are beginning our formal procedures for dismissal on Tuesday, September 5, 2023!  Scholars have been issued individual numbers similar to those included in the picture. If your child is a pickup, please provide the designated staff member with a  picture of your child's number or the actual number card. Providing this information will prevent the given staff member from requesting a state-issued ID. Please do not share this number with anyone not authorized to pick up your child. Also, we ask that you keep all tags on your child's backpack. If your number is compromised, please notify the office. 

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Orientation Presentation

Hello Families!

We are proud to say that we had  close to 100 families join us for our orientation this past Thursday, August 24th. We thank you for your commitment and support in our efforts to start this new school year off STRONG! Attendance is our number one focus for the year. If our scholars are not present and on time, it is hard for us to ensure that we are providing them with the education they DESERVE.  This year will be powerful and filled with excellence. We have attached the link to our orientation slides to provide you with the information for the upcoming school year.

Orientation Slides

If you missed orientation, please call the school so that you can get all the required information for orientation. 

Please be reminded that we open our doors at 8:33 AM. Kindergarten scholars will meet their teachers in the front of the building while 1-4  scholars will be escorted to their designated locations.  

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Orientation Information

Hello Families!

We are awaiting your arrival on August 31st (K-4) and September 5th (Pre-K).  Please note that orientation will occur on August 24 at 11 AM and 5 PM for grades, kindergarten through 4th. As for our Pre-K scholars, we will hold their orientation on August 30th at 10 AM.  


See the link below:




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Back to School 2023

Hello families!!! It's almost that time!

Please see the first day of school for Pre-K – 12 students for the 2023 – 2024 academic year below.


Start Date

K – 12

August 31, 2023

All Pre-K

September 5, 2023


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BOMUS New Family Meet & Greet 2023




















Hello New Families!  Please click the link below to view the New Family Meet & Greet presentation that took place on Thursday, June 8, 2023.    We are looking forward to meeting our new scholars in the fall!  


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A Message From New Haven School Choice


Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about New Haven Public Schools and our School Choice programming and process. New Haven Public Schools enrolls and educates nearly 20,000 students each year and operates more than 40 schools. Each of our schools is unique, equipped, innovative and ready to welcome your child as they learn, grow and explore! Please take the time to learn about a few of our great schools!

Navigating School Choice in New Haven can certainly be overwhelming for some but our team has developed a transparent process that is easy to understand. We hope that you will browse our website to learn more and gain a full understanding of how School Choice works in our district. Below you will learn about the 4 easy steps to School Choice in New Haven. You will never go wrong if you,


Let’s learn more about these helpful steps to School Choice (CLICK HERE). By following these steps, you will soar through the School Choice process in New Haven. Our dedicated team is here to assist you. Please be sure to review all areas of our website for answers to your questions about our office or School Choice. 

Afterwards, if you have questions or concerns please contact the Office of School Choice & Enrollment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 475-220-1430. We are open to the public Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm. 

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SCSU Day of Caring

Hello Families.

Tuesday, April 4th, is Southern Connecticut State University's Annual Giving Day here at Barack Obama Magnet University School. This day is a university fundraising event geared toward raising monies for SCSU's Caring Fund (a fund that helps provide services and essentials for college students in need, such as transportation, clothing, etc.) and its Center for Teaching and Learning.

On that morning, SCSU will provide a table with information on the Giving Day along with coffee, donuts, and SCSU Swag for our parents and families. Please view the flyer below for more information.
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NHPS Survey

Hello, BOMUS families!

Every year around this time, our district publishes a survey for all constituents to complete and provide opinions and perspectives. This feedback can potentially give the district and schools insight into how well we serve your family.

To support our efforts to complete a significant number of surveys, we ask that you take a few minutes to respond to the enclosed questions. 

Please click the link below to begin:

We thank you for your continued support.

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