Bridge Bulletin

August 14, 2021

From the Desk of Mrs. Rounds

It is hard to believe, but in four more wake ups we will begin the new school year! We are super excited for the changes we have in place and even more excited to have our halls filled with kids again.

As always, thank you for entrusting Bridge with your children's education.

See you Wednesday!

Lani Rounds


First Day Drop Off & Breakfast Schedule

Drop off on the first day is 8:00 - 9:00. This will allow parents time to snap some pictures and walk students to class if they choose.

Breakfast is served 8:00 - 8:30 on the first day of school. The remainder of the year breakfast is served 7:45 - 8:15.

BASE - After School Program

Bridge offers a FREE after school program, 3:30 - 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In order for students to attend they MUST be signed up. If you have not yet signed your child up for BASE (one or more days) please do so ASAP using the link below. BASE starts the FIRST day of school. Students who attend BASE also receive FREE dinner at 4:15 pm.

Sara Tucker is our BASE Coordinator - please email her with questions or if you need to make changes to your child's BASE schedule.


Morning Supervision

Our FREE morning supervision program will begin on Thursday, the second day of school. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30 am. Students will go to the gym for breakfast (7:45 - 8:15) and then to their assigned location:

Kindergarten - North Kiva

1st Grade - Middle Kiva

2nd Grade - Library

3rd - 6th Grades - remain in gym

During morning supervision students must sit quietly and watch a movie. Students are not allowed to run around, play outside, visit their classrooms or wander through the school.

Early Out on Fridays

Based on parent feedback during our survey last school year, our new early out day is FRIDAY.

School is dismissed at 1:30 pm.

FREE Meals and Home Lunch Program

We are SUPER excited to offer FREE breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack this school year! Dinner is served to all students who attend our BASE, after school program. Breakfast is served 7:45 - 8:15 each morning (except the first day of school when it is served 8:00 - 8:30 am).

Home Lunch Program - students who bring home lunch can choose fruit, veggie and milk for FREE to supplement their home lunch (they must take all three items).

Snack - Bridge has received a grant to provide a fresh fruit/vegetable snack each day for students. This program is designed to help students learn to make healthy, nutritional food choices and also to provide students with access to foods that may be new to them. Snack will be served beginning the second week of school and will be served Monday - Thursday.

Our menus are on our website:

Menus for August

FREE / REDUCED Meals Application

Although meals are currently free, it is imperative that parents apply for FREE / REDUCED status. This is done through ASPIRE - simply login and complete the application using the link on the right side of the window.

FREE / REDUCED status provides the school with extra funding to help support our Title I at-risk program which includes morning supervision and BASE as well as intervention support for struggling students. This past year it also provided additional assistance for some students in the form of an electronic debit card. It also ensures that if we are no longer able to offer free meals, parents are already qualified for free/reduced status.

Instructions for accessing ASPIRE can be found on our website or by calling the office (801)499-5180.

ASPIRE Instructions

FREE Meals for Uniformed Military and First Responders - Lunch for Safety Program

We are so excited to launch our Lunch for Safety program and offer FREE lunch to uniformed military and first responders. If you are in the military or a first responder and would like to eat lunch with our students, simply call the school before 9:00 am and let us know your menu choice and what time you plan to attend lunch. Check in at the office and grab your FREE LUNCH card. Then, join our kiddos in the lunchroom.

Parents can donate to this program by dropping a check at the office with the notation "Lunch for Safety" or by using the DONATE icon on our website and paying online.

Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon


Assessment Schedule and Progress Reports

During the first two weeks of school students will take a myriad of assessments to help teachers know how to group the students and the skills teachers need to teach. Assessment data is a critical piece of our personalized learning model and helps teachers inform their instruction.

  • Imagine Reading
  • Imagine Math
  • Galileo Reading and Math (grades 1 - 6)
  • Acadience Reading and Math (formerly DIBELS)
  • ESGI Reading and Math (kindergarten)

Student progress reports for beginning of year (BOY) data will be sent home the middle of September.


Bridge is ALWAYS in need of great subs! If you are interested in subbing at Bridge - lunchroom, recess, classrooms, special education, etc. please apply today through Ready2Teach using the button above. We pay $12 for all substitute positions.

Visible Learning

Our student's will participate in weekly instruction of Bridge Elementary's Visible Learning traits. Students who display the traits are rewarded with a “Watch Me Learn” ticket. Tickets can be traded for prizes, dress down coupons and books. Each week a new trait will be featured in our newsletter so you can practice the skills at home with your students.

  • Flexibility
  • Reflection
  • Initiative
  • Determination
  • Thoroughness
  • Enthusiasm

Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning

Bridge Elementary

The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.


Principal - Lani Rounds

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)

Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans and BASE)