• FAQs

     Find answers below to some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is Benjamin Tasker your boundary school? 

    Use the PGCPS Boundary Tool to find out! As of 2017 boundaries, Benjamin Tasker Middle School draws students from Kenilworth, Northview, Pointer Ridge, Tulip Grove and Woodmore Elementary Schools.

    Will my child be able to ride a bus to school?

    Bus service eligibility is determined by PGCPS.  Under Administrative Procedure 3541, regular middle school students are eligible for transportation if they reside two miles or more from their assigned school or for whom unsafe walking conditions exist.  For contact information or specific bus stop search, see the PGCPS Transportation webpage.  

    What is a day like at Benjamin Tasker?

    School hours are 8:30 am to 3:10 pm. Students may arrive as early as 8:00 am and will wait in the gym or cafeteria until 8:20 am.  Benjamin Tasker follows the PGCPS A/B Day schedule and students have 5 MODs per day.

    Bell Schedule:
    MOD 1:   8:30 - 9:41  (Homeroom)
    MOD 2:   9:44 - 10:50
    MOD 3:  10:56 - 12:46 (Includes lunch period)
    MOD 4:  12:49 - 1:55
    MOD 5:    1:58 - 3:10

    How does the school cafeteria operate?

    Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 8:30 am. Lunch is served in the cafeteria from 11:05 am to 12:45 pm.  Students are split into three lunch periods based on their MOD schedule.  Parents can add money to meal accounts through the My School Bucks website.

    What is expected of Benjamin Tasker students?

    All students attend Code of Conduct assemblies in September to discuss the expected behaviors, rewards, and consequences of Benjamin Tasker MS, including the school dress code.  Benjamin Tasker MS is not a uniform school. View the full slideshow and review the PGCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

    Are there student clubs at Benjamin Tasker?

    Yes, there are many opportunities for students to participate in sports and school clubs

    How can parents get involved at Benjamin Tasker?

    Parents and family members are a vital part of our Benjamin Tasker community!  Families are encouraged to join the Benjamin Tasker PTSO and stay involved by attending monthly workshops and volunteering for school events.

    How do I find out my student's schedule and grades?

    Use the SchoolMax Family Portal to view schedule, teachers and grades. Students who wish to participate in year-long electives, such as languages and band, will have an opportunity to request those before schedules are prepared over the summer.

    Click here for tips on understanding your SchoolMax schedule.

    Download the new PGCPS Bb District App for your smartphone to have Transportation, PGCPS alerts and Schoolmax Family Portal information readily available.

    What supplies does my student need?

    Download the School Supply List here. 

    How can I stay informed about Benjamin Tasker events?

    1. Sign up for PGCPS E-Alerts

    2. Follow PTSO on Facebook

    3. Follow @BTMStigers and @TaskerPTSO on Twitter

    4. Receive tweets via text by sending "Follow @BTMStigers" and "Follow @TaskerPTSO" to 40404