Berlyn Elementary

September 2021 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Berlyn Families,

I want to express my appreciation for all of our ongoing support during the start of this school year. As a learning community comprised of students, staff, families and the community, we are all here to build upon our already amazing school climate.

We will continue to focus on safety in the coming weeks. As a community, we are all here to promote layered mitigation strategies to help maintain a healthy school environment. Please continue to screen your child daily for the symptoms of COVID-19 and keep them home if they are sick. You can follow this Daily Health Checklist for guidance. If your child is expected to be out of school for 3-15 days, we can place them on a short-term independent study. Contact the office for more information.

If your child is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or if anyone tests positive that they have been in close contact with, please contact us as soon as possible.

Below you will see information about upcoming school events and meetings, and important site updates and information.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Wellness

SELF-AWARENESS: Recognizing Strengths, Self-Confidence, and Self-Efficacy

During the month of September, your child’s SEL instruction will dive deeper into Self-Awareness focusing on recognizing strengths, self-confidence, and self-efficacy skills. Students will learn to make positive self-statements and understand their mental and physical response to the world around them based on their own experiences.

OMSD Health & Wellness Services is launching the new OMSD Virtual Wellness Center: Check out our many resources available to students, families, and staff!


All students have access to our Berlyn Library. Students can log into our online library and requests books. We also have some e-books available!

Once books have been requested, we will give them to their teachers to distribute.

Needed Information from Each Family

If you have not done so already, please complete the following required documents for each student/family.

1. Online Re-Enrollment

  • Step 1. Access our online portal, Q Parent Connection, on a computer by visiting:
  • Step 2: Enter your unique PIN and Temporary Password.
  • Step 3: Update your information from the comfort of your home.

2. Complete the Online Alternate Income Form. We provide free breakfast and lunch to ALL Berlyn students, however need to collect one per family to continue our qualification.

PBIS Gold Award

I will proudly be representing Berlyn in Sacramento this month as we are recognized once again for receiving PBIS's 2021 Gold Award!

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Research shows that school climate strongly influences students' motivation to learn and improve academic achievement. When school members feel safe, valued, cared for, respected, and engaged, learning increases. Essentially, a positive school climate provides the foundation on which instruction will occur and all students will learn, therefore, the implementation of positive behavior intervention techniques is paramount for our schools’ and students’ success.

I am proud of our students and staff for being honored with this distinguished award!

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 6
  • Non-School Day

Thursday, September 9

  • Berlyn Spirit Day- Animal Style

Friday, September 17

  • Parent/Admin Meet and Greet 8:30am

Friday, September 24

  • Fall Make-Up Picture Day

Friday, October 8

  • Parent/Admin Meet and Greet 8:30am

Monday, October 11

  • Non-School Day

Thursday, October 14

  • Berlyn Spirit Day - Twins

*As a reminder, we dismiss at 1:25 every Tuesday!

The mission of Berlyn Elementary is to inspire innovative life-long learners who can pursue college and career. We provide challenging instruction to all students through the development of skills in technology, positive behavior, and higher level thinking.