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  • Sent by phone on 9/26/21:

    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. A school staff member will open the door for your scholar to exit the vehicle to enter the school. We ask that as our scholars are exiting the vehicle that they have their mask on, and all the items they will need for school for the day. This will help with moving our line faster.  Our tardy bell will ring at 7:25 am.  Staff will be leaving the car rider line once the tardy bell rings. You will then need to walk your scholar to the door so that we can sign them in.  Our instructional day ends at 2:10 pm daily.  We will begin dismissing at 2:13 pm.  If you need to pick your child up early for appointments and/or an emergency, you will need to pick them up before 1:45 pm. Please be sure to have your state-issued ID with you when picking your child up early.  When you pick your child up early daily, they are missing instructional minutes that they cannot get back.

    This week we celebrate Start With Hello Week. Start With Hello is about increasing kindness and building socially inclusive learning environments for all students.

    First quarter progress reports came home last Wednesday. Please be sure to review the report with your scholar. Please contact your scholar’s teacher with any questions and/or concerns before report cards come home in October.

    The morning second drop-off line will not start until 7:00 am once a staff member is outside to direct the traffic.  Please do not start the second pick-up line for afternoon dismissal until 2:00 pm.

    Please remember that all scholars are expected to wear their school ID cards and masks 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 expected to wear their mask when they are in school.  Please help us by reminding our scholars the importance and purpose of wearing our mask.  Please make sure that your child has a mask daily.  We will also continue practicing the 3 W's -- Wait Wear and Wash.

    Parents, students will need to bring refillable water bottles to school to have access to water from the water coolers. Please be sure to label your scholar’s clean water bottle.

    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 or she will need a doctor’s note to return noting that his or 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 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. Please make sure that you have joined your child’s class ClassDojo as well as the School’s ClassDojo. 

    Thank you for all that you do and have a great evening. Remember you are amazing!


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