Bertram Family Connection

November 30th, 2020

Looking Ahead

Thursday, 12/17: Class Christmas Parties (students only)

Thursday, 12/17: End of 3rd 6 Weeks - all assignments due by 3:30pm

Friday, 12/18: NO SCHOOL

12/19-1/5: No School Christmas Break

Wednesday, 1/6: First Day of 4th Six Weeks

Thursday, 1/7: Report Cards for 3rd Six Weeks Available in Skyward Family Access

We Need Your Help!

We are asking for families to complete the application for free or reduced-priced meals by December 2nd, 2020. Although BCISD is providing free meals to all students this year, by completing the application, you can help our school receive additional federal funding.

The application is confidential and only takes a few minutes to complete. You can access the School Cafe Portal with the application here. Please call the office if you have additional questions.

So Much to be Grateful For!

The week before our Thanksgiving break was filled with so much to be grateful for! Students had lots of fun participating in the Turkey Trot during PE. A huge thanks to our students, families, and staff for bringing in over 800 food items that were donated to the Bertram Food Pantry.

Several Bertram teachers earned badges for completing their self-selected professional development course. Many Bertram teachers have even signed up for a second course! We are grateful to have staff dedicated to continuous improvement.

Students spent their Bulldog Bucks during lunch on Friday! Students earn Bulldog Bucks by demonstrating respectfulness, responsibility, cooperation, and safety.

Our Little Library has been installed by the historic marker sign in front of the Classic Building. The library will be stocked with books to be shared with our community.

Teachers and staff left for the holiday break feeling extra "a-PIE-ciated" thanks to our wonderful PTO and parent support. Each staff member was able to take home a holiday pie because of the generosity of our school community!

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).
Skyward Family Access

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

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