Sent by phone on 9/19/21:
Good evening, Brightwood Family. This is Principal Stokes. I just want to take this time to welcome you all to another great week at Brightwood Elementary School.
Please remember that our doors open at 7:00 am for students to enter. Our tardy bell will ring at 7:25 am. Staff will be leaving the car rider line once the tardy bell rings. if you arrive after staff leave the car rider line, you will then need to walk your scholar to the door so that we can see you, and we will sign them in. Our instructional day ends at 2:10 pm daily. We will begin dismissing at 2:13 pm. If you need you need to pick your scholar up early for an appointment or an emergency, you will need to pick them up before 1:45 pm. You will need to have your state issued ID with you when picking your scholar up early. When you pick your scholar up early daily, they are missing instructional minutes that they cannot get back-- 25 minutes a day, 125 minutes a week, and 500 minutes a month.
First quarter progress reports are coming home on Wednesday for all students. This report will provide you with a snapshot as to how your scholar is doing so far this school year. Please contact your scholar’s teacher with any questions and/or concerns before report cards come home in October.
The morning second car line will not start until 7:00 am. Please do not start the second line for afternoon dismissal until 2:00 pm. Please remember that all scholars are expected to wear their school ID cards and mask daily throughout the day. Scholars are expected to bring their One Cards home, and bring them back to school daily. If your child is a bus rider, please be sure to download the Here Comes the Bus App to receive updates on your child's bus ride to and from school. Please visit our school website for directions on how to download and access the Here Comes the Bus App.
All students and staff members are required to wear their mask daily. Please help us by reminding our scholars the importance and purpose of wearing our masks. Students will need to bring clean labeled refillable water bottles to school to have access to water from the water coolers.
Parents please remember if your child is feeling sick, please do not send them to school. Please be sure to contact the school as soon as possible. We want to protect all students from any sickness or illness. We understand we are entering allergy season, and with the new possible COVID symptoms, we don’t want to put others at risk. If your child is out sick with any COVID-like symptoms, he/she will need a doctor’s note to return noting that his/her symptoms are not COVID-related. If your child is exposed to a positive COVID case and/or tests positive for COVID-19, you must contact the school as soon as possible.
We greatly appreciate your support as we continuously work to provide an excellent education every day to each of our Brightwood Tiger Scholars this school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the school or send us a message on ClassDojo. Thank you for all that you do, and have a great evening. Remember you are amazing!
Love your Proud Principal,
Ms. LaTrice Stokes