Bertram Family Connection

April 12th, 2021

Looking Ahead

  • April 12th: Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • April 12th-23rd: PreK and Kinder Registration Opens in Skyward
  • April 15th: Report Cards Released in Skyward
  • April 19th: Early Voting Begins
  • Saturday, May 1st: Election Day for Bond 2021

News from Bertram!

This has been a happy productive year in Bertram Elementary Pre-K. We have had so much fun learning new experiences. We began by establishing routines and procedures that we have followed throughout the year. We have worked hard learning the letters of our names and how to write our names appropriately. Letter knowledge and number knowledge have been an important part of our school year. We are looking forward to PreK and Kindergarten Round-Up that starts on April 12th to enroll next year's PreK students!

Lost and Found Clean Up!

Please ask your child to stop by the Lost and Found this week. We will be donating all unclaimed items on Friday, April 16th.

With the weather warming up, lots of coats and jackets have been left behind. Please call the office by Friday if you are looking for a specific item. We will do our best to reunite it with your child.

As a reminder, please write your child's name on their belongings including jackets. All items with a name have been returned to their student.

PreK & Kinder Registration Starts Monday!

Registration of students attending PreK or Kindergarten next year starts Monday, April 12th! Click here to access all the resources you need to get started!

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Early Voting Begins April 19th

The BCISD school board has called for a Bond Election on May 1st, 2021 to address projected growth, take advantage of the current financial environment, and protect the District's Operating Budget.

Please check out the district Bond Webpage for full details on projects supported by the Bond including a new classroom building at Bertram Elementary, enclosed hallways at Bertram, updated technology, and school safety features at all campuses. There will be four propositions on the ballot, voters can vote for any combination of projects including voting for all four propositions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Bond, please reach out to me at or 512-355-2111. I am happy to help!

Face Covering Reminder

Please help us finish the year strong. 1st-5th grade students continue to need a face-covering school each day. PreK and Kindergarten bus riders must also have a mask each day.

The BCISD school board has revised some face-covering procedures including allowing students who are outside to remove their masks when socially distanced.

2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Change of Transportation Reminder

Please email changes to your child's transportation mode to by 1:30pm the day of the change. This will ensure that your child receives a transportation change note in their classroom from the office. For student safety, dismissal is coordinated by the office.

Unfortunately, voicemails with the office or the teacher may not be received in time to ensure that your child is dismissed correctly. We appreciate your help!

Moving Between Remote and In-Person Learning

If your family is interested in changing your student from in-person learning to remote learning, please call the office. We are glad to help. Students engaging in remote learning are expected to maintain attendance standards and passing grades.

If you are learning remotely and would like your child to move back to in-person learning, please call the office one week before you would like your child to return to school. This allows teachers time to adjust furniture and set up dividers if needed.

Skyward Family Access

Click here to log into Skyward Family Access to view your student's grades, attendance, progress reports, and report cards.

Daily In-Person Checklist

  1. Complete AT HOME self screening before getting on the bus or coming to school.
  2. Face coverings for all bus riders, and students in grades 1st-5th. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for PreK and Kinder. Remember wearing a face mask reduces your child's chance of having to quarantine for close contact.
  3. Bring your backpack including water bottle, snack, and lunchbox (if bringing lunch).
Remote Teaching Schedule

Remote teaching schedule by grade

General Reminders

  1. Visits to the school are by appointment. We will attempt to address situations by phone or Google Meet. In-person appointments can be scheduled if the situation requires. When visiting campus, please be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

  2. If you do visit the school, face coverings are required for all adults at all times. This includes the office foyer area.

  3. Due to COVID-19, we will not have any on campus volunteers at this time.

  4. We are not accepting deliveries including forgotten lunches (hot meal will be provided by the cafeteria), birthday treats, and food orders.

  5. If you need to make an occasional change to your child's transportation home, please use the Bertram Transportation Change email: . Transportation changes must be emailed in no later than 1:30pm. Teachers will not be able to accept transportation changes.

  6. Be familiar with the Arrival & Dismissal Map.

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by logging here.

2020-2021 BCISD School Calendar

Days marked in blue are Staff & Student Holiday OR Make-Up Day for Staff & Students. Students should be available to attend school. This applies to both in-person and remote learners.

Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:30am Office Opens by Appointment Only - Please call ahead
  • 7:40am School Begins
  • 7:45am Students arriving after this time are marked tardy
  • 9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
  • 1:30pm Any transportation changes DUE, please email:
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:25pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes