For security purposes, visitors will not be permitted into the building. If you need to enter the lobby at any time, please be mindful that masks must be worn at all times, and we ask that you practice social distancing.
We again thank you for your cooperation and support throughout this process and wish you a wonderful school year!
INTRODUCING OUR NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, MRS. LABARCA!
The parent portal will continue to be an essential connection between home and school. Parents have access to their children's report cards, progress reports, teacher's homepage, lunch account, and a variety of pertinent information via the parent portal. Parents can log onto the portal by clicking on www.fridayparentportal.com/berkeley. Having access to the portal allows parents to keep all important school information up to date. Please check your information and make any necessary changes. It is the parents' responsibility to keep this information current.
Berkeley Police Officer
Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 15th
Medications In School
All medications, prescribed or over-the-counter, must be brought to the school by a parent in the original labeled bottle or container. All medication need written and signed order from a physician.
Please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Reece, with any questions at (732) 269-1300 (ext. 4005).
Material/Student Item Drop Off
Arrival and Dismissal
Throughout arrival and dismissal, our front parking lot will be inaccessible. Although this is an inconvenience, we do this as a safety measure for our students and staff. We appreciate your understanding.
Only students and staff will be permitted in the school building. If you need to talk to the secretaries, please let one of our staff members know and we will direct you accordingly.
During arrival, all buses and vans will be in the front parking lot of the school. We will start bringing the kindergarten and preschool students in at approximately 8:35. The rest of the school will start filtering in at 8:40.
Curbside Drop Off: Parents can drop their children off on Cranmer Road. During this drop off procedure, parents do not get out fo the car, and students are able to walk up to the school by themselves. All preschool and kindergarten students will be escorted to the school.
Parking Drop Off: If you want to walk your child up to the school, please park on Pine Tree Road and use the crosswalk to get to school. There is a crossing guard stationed at this intersection to ensure everyone's safety.
We will have staff members stationed throughout to help direct students to their classrooms. If at any time you or your child has a question, do not be afraid to ask one of us.
If you are picking up your preschool or kindergarten student, your child will need to be signed out at the end of every day. If you plan on picking them up daily and do not want them taking the bus to or from school, you can waive transportation entirely (see post below), and notify the main office and the classroom teacher of your plan to pick up every day.
If you want your child to take the bus to school, but you will pick them up at the end of every day, please notify the main office and the classroom teacher. However, you do not need to fill out a transportation waiver.
If your child traditionally takes the bus home, but you need to pick them up from school on a specific day, please notify the main office and the classroom teacher by 12pm.
Preschool and Kindergarten Pick-Up: All preschool and kindergarten students and their siblings will be picked up at Door #9 at the back of Bayville School.
Grade 1-4 Pick-Up: If you are picking up your student(s) not in preschool or kindergarten, you do so at the front of Bayville School.
Covid Protocol Reminders
Many of the same protocols that were in place last school year are still in place. Students and visitors are required to wear masks while in the school building. Students will receive mask breaks when outdoors and when engaging in strenuous physical activity. Please send your child with additional masks in case their mask needs to be changed throughout the day. We have additional masks at school for emergency purposes.
Each morning you will be required to complete a health screening in the Parent Portal. If the results of this health screening indicate that your child should remain home, please keep your child home and call the school nurse Mrs. Reece at ext. 4005.
We will be following all health department guidance on quarantining students and staff. Please visit our website at www.btboe.org>District>Safe Return>Covid 19 Return to School Guidelines for updated information. Keep in mind that the guidelines change depending on the level of community transmission that is present at any given time. These guidelines will be updated at the beginning of September to reflect the current information.
Breakfast & Lunch
School breakfast and lunch will again be free for the 2021-2022 school year. However, please continue to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form on the Parent Portal. Completing this form may make you eligible for additional programs or assistance, and impacts funding received by the school. This form must be completed each school year.
This year food will not need to be pre-ordered and will not be sent home. Breakfast and lunch will both be served and eaten in school.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Sodexo at 732-269-1302 extension
Important Dates for September
September 7: First day of school
September 10: Spirit Day: Wear red, white, & blue
September 15: Back to School Night
September 17: Spirit Day: Wear Gold (Childhood Cancer Awareness)
September 28: Board of Education Meeting at BTES at 7:00 pm.