Family Support Resources
BMS and our partners offer a variety of services to help ensure students can best focus on learning, including:
BMS School Counseling & Guidance
Services are available to all students for help with academic, social, emotional, or family issues. Basalt Middle School provides intervention services for short-term or immediate issues. The counselor can refer both students and parents to community resources for assistance in solving long-term problems.
BMS School Counselor: Marlon Funez
Phone: (970) 384-5899
Web Page: Click Here
The Family Resource Center
Since 1995 the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District has worked to make sure that Every Student can succeed Every Day. During its 20 years, they have helped students and their families overcome a variety of non-academic barriers to success. By helping families to access supports for basic needs such as food, clothing, rent and utility assistance; dental, vision, medical and mental health; parenting, and enrichment; the Family Resource Center has contributed to the success of tens of thousands of RFSD students.
BMS Family Resource Center Contact: Conchita Ramirez, Family Liaison.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Conchita serves as the community liaison for our Latino families. Adept at both oral and written translation, Conchita supports our families, students, and teachers in order to ensure that students can access all that Basalt Middle School has to offer. She takes great pride in informing Latino parents about issues critical to academic success and emotional health. She is a valued member of our administrative team and looks forward to working with you anytime. The Family Resource Center has hours throughout the summer.
BMS Contact: Conchita Ramirez
Phone: (970) 384-5909
Family Resource Center Main Office Information:
Phone: (970) 384-5694
Roaring Fork School-Based Health Clinic
The Roaring Fork School-Based Health Clinic has an office located at Basalt Middle School and offers a variety of health services for students ranging from mental health to dental care to physicals. The school-based health clinic connects students to medical, dental, nutrition, and behavioral health services. For example, students are able to get a sports physical, have a dental cleaning and exam, and/or get a throat culture right in our school. We are thankful to have Ivy Hansen, Paula Casper, Lilia Larkin and Kathy Johnson taking care of our students with such expertise and supplementing the services of our school nurse's office. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the 384-6054 or the BMS front office at 384-5900.
For more information on services offered, please see this informational flyer in English and Spanish.
Health Office and School Nurse
Basalt Middle School's Health Office is run by nurse Jennifer Eckhardt. The Health Office sees sick students and stores daily student medications as needed.
Phone: (970) 384-5906
News, Notes, & Forms from the Health Office: Click here
The Buddy Program
For over 40 years, the Buddy Program has been serving youth in the Roaring Fork Valley community. The Buddy Program supports our students in a variety of ways. They match recommended students with adult volunteers at school or in the community. Additionally, they provide high school buddies for middle school and elementary students through the peer-to-peer program. Finally, they offer summer camps and monthly activities to expose youth to outdoor and experiential opportunities in order to develop critical life skills. Students who participate in the program have shown improvements in self-esteem, decision making, academics, and relationships. They also often return to BMS as big buddies themselves and assume leadership roles in their community.
Phone: (970) 920-2130
After-school programs. For information on all Homework Help and after-school programs, click here