2022-2023 School Year
New Student Letter
Dear Student and Parent/Guardian:
Welcome to the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), where student success is our first commitment. You have made an excellent decision in selecting and developing a career pathway in our Cosmetology Program. We are here to assist you in achieving your goals by providing a supportive environment for high-quality education.
State Law requires students to have a social security number in order to track their cosmetology hours. Students will not receive hours until that number is registered with our department. The State Board of Cosmetology also requires a complete cosmetology kit, uniform and books every day in order to receive credit for the clock hours necessary for state licensing.
The total cost for the kit, textbook, workbooks, and one-year access to CIMA online program is approximately $900.00. The cost is outlined on the enclosed invoice. You may pay your invoice now via the instructions on the invoice or in the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will open in August. All payments are made to MBIT. If paying by credit card, please fill out the invoice with your credit card information and email or US Mail to MBIT or you may call us to process your credit card payment at 215-343-2480.
Student kits will not be purchased until a payment of some type is made.
Please be sure to acquire the items listed below before the start of school:
1. Cosmetology kit, textbook, workbooks and CIMA online program – pay enclosed invoice
2. A 3-inch ‘D’ ring binder with number (1-31) dividers & loose-leaf paper
3. Highlighters, pens and pencils
4. Closed toed shoes only, no slippers or knitted shoes (open-toe and backless shoes are unacceptable)
5. Student Activity Fee – pay enclosed invoice
Please complete the necessary student information, emergency contact information and invoice payment via PowerSchool Parent Portal by August 28, 2022. Students will not be permitted to participate in their labs until all forms are completed. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
You can also visit our cosmetology page on the school website, www.mbit.org for additional information. Your success at MBIT is our success. See you on August 29, 2022.
Maura Duncan, Stephanie Mikkelson, and Jo Ann McLaughlin
200-300 Student letter
Congratulations, we survived a full school year in person! At Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), student success is our first commitment and we are looking forward to a new and exciting year starting on August 29, 2022. We are here to assist you in achieving your goals by providing a supportive environment for high-quality education.
As required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology students must have a complete kit, uniform and books every day in order to receive credit for the clock hours necessary for state licensing. We have enclosed a kit list, which is posted on the Google Classroom Stream and on our Cosmetology page on the MBIT website. Please go through the list with your child and be sure that they have everything on the list by August 29, 2022.
We cannot give Cosmetology hours to any student that is not prepared for class every day. Parental support in this area is greatly appreciated. We will be sending a note home the first week of school asking for parent/guardian phone numbers and e-mails to invite you into our Google Classroom, so we can all work closely together for your child’s success. You can also visit our cosmetology page on the school website, www.mbit.org for additional information.
If your child is returning as a Level 300 student, she/he should have her/his complete kit from the last two years as per the kit list. In Level 300, we will cover Advanced Haircutting and Haircoloring as well as Male Haircutting and beard trimming. Several students have expressed an interest in purchasing a male mannequin and a quad mannequin for coloring. This is optional. The pricing varies and may be purchased from Marianna by emailing Kelly Lisa at (firstname.lastname@example.org). (NOTE: If your student has a mannequin that is very short, I suggest that they purchase another female mannequin and use their short mannequin for the men’s cuts.)
The senior class will complete a reading project using “The Young Traveler’s Gifts” by Andy Andrews. It can be purchased at any bookstore or they can get it at the local library. They also have the option of downloading it to a device, however, they will be required to access the book during class time. This book must be with them the first day of class. This is NOT optional. Reading project details will be given at that time.
If your child is a returning Level 200 student, the second part of their kit must be purchased directly from Marianna, the same company from last year. The student kit order form is enclosed in this letter. Fill out the form and email it to (email@example.com) no later than August 7th. You will have a right or left hand option for shears. Your kit will be shipped to MBIT. The cost for these items is approximately $145.00. If she/he is, a repeating Level 200 student and have previously purchased the second kit she/he is responsible to have all equipment from both Level 100 & 200 kits.
All returning students must have these items below before the start of school:
Cosmetology Kit (1st day of school) – See the enclosed Kit list
Smock/Jacket (If stained, worn out or lost, a new may be purchased MBIT from the cosmetology department) Students will NOT receive cosmetology hours if they do not have their smock.
Their 3-inch ‘D’ ring binder with dividers & loose-leaf paper containing their notes from past year(s).
Highlighters, pens and pencils needed every day
Closed toed shoes only! Slippers, knitted shoes, open-toe and backless shoes are unacceptable. Students will NOT receive cosmetology hours if they do not have the proper shoes.
Student Activity Fee – see PowerSchool Parent Portal for fees/invoice
** Note: All students will be required to wear Black or Black & White salon-appropriate attire during Salon Extreme days (Thursday and Friday) starting on October 6, 2022. Sweats, pajama pants and hoodies are not salon attire. Leggings with a top that does not cover their bottom is not professional attire. Anyone not in professional salon attire will NOT receive cosmetology hours.
Once you receive your notification, please complete the necessary student information, emergency forms and invoice payment via PowerSchool Parent Portal by August 28, 2022. Students will not be permitted to participate in their labs until all forms are completed. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
Your success at MBIT is our success. See you on August 29, 2022.
Jo Ann McLaughlin