The Paw Print

Weekly Principal Newsletter ~ Week of January 10th

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Happy New Year!

Dear Parents,

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I want to sincerely thank each of you for your continued partnership with us! This past week has been quite busy due to the county and statewide surge in Covid cases. Your patience, understanding and willingness to follow the protocols we must implement is so greatly appreciated! As I will continue to share, Brookhaven really is a special community and your love for our school is a huge part of the reason why.

I want to assure that our entire Brookhaven team is diligently following all protocols to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible. You can continue to play a large role in this as well by continuing the daily "shared decision" symptom screening and sending your child to school only when he or she is healthy. If your student has symptoms, has been exposed to a positive person, is positive themselves, or is awaiting test results, they should remain at home. As you have, please continue to call the attendance line and leave a detailed message regarding your child's absence. Lastly, please know that our office staff is following the protocols in place regarding student return dates and quarantine timelines and your cooperation and understanding is greatly noticed and appreciated!

With gratitude,


Upcoming Events and Calendar

  • January 5th ~ February 11th ~ CHOICE TRANSFER WINDOW IS OPEN
  • January 10th ~ PTA Mtg, 7 pm in the MPR
  • January 17th ~ MLK Jr Holiday - No School

Brookhaven PTA News

We continue to thank our PTA Board and ALL our parent volunteers that make our school such a great place for our kids to learn and grow!

PTA Reminders:

  • Please click here to join our fabulous PTA! Brookhaven PTA membership is open to everyone ~ students, parents, grandparents, alumni and supporters. Your membership helps fund school assemblies, book fairs, field trip transportation, classroom supplies, library books and more!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, hardworking and generous PTA at Brookhaven! We have a new PTA President this year, Mrs. Traci Larson! If you are interested in being a part of our PTA and committees throughout the year, please get in touch with Traci here:

Attendance and Health Reminders

Just a few friendly reminders regarding health and attendance:

  • School starts at 7:50 each day and students are expected to be on their assigned playground by 7:45 am. We close the gates promptly at 7:50 am each day. Students arriving after that time will need to go through the office to check in prior to going to their classroom and will be marked tardy. Please plan accordingly each morning to ensure that students arrive on time, no later than 7:45 am, ready to learn. As a reminder, the gates open at 7:35 each morning.
  • Students should have all of the materials necessary for each day including homework, lunches, water bottles and, if applicable, their musical instrument. Students are learning about responsibility and accountability when it comes to these items, so we encourage parents to NOT drop off forgotten items. All students are able to receive a school lunch for free; they just need to order one with the daily lunch count. If homework or instruments are forgotten, it is a valuable lesson learned for students that, typically, doesn't happen again.

  • If your child is sick or has symptoms of Covid, they should not attend school
  • You must call the school attendance line to report all absences
  • Please leave specific details of your child's symptoms and we'll notify you of their return date
  • Please review the Student Symptom Tree to help guide you with questions regarding Covid symptoms and next steps

Thank you for wearing your mask each time you enter the school office or any school building. We appreciate everyone's diligence in completing the daily "Shared Responsibility" in checking for symptoms and keeping students home when they are ill. Together we'll make it through the year in keeping everyone healthy and well. Being back together in person is so wonderful!

Free Online Reading Resource for CA Families

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a partnership with Renaissance that will provide unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for all pre-K to grade twelve students in California from December 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022.

This initiative aims to give students The Gift of Literacy during the winter break by providing opportunities to engage in reading at home, at school, and in the community.

Click here to read the letter to families on how to register for online access to this free reading resource!

Daily Protocols

On-Going Mitigating Measures

  1. Shared Responsibility Symptom Screening should be done daily prior to the arrival of school. If your child has COVID symptoms, they must stay home.
  2. Everyone will wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.
  3. Handwashing stations are located around campus and hand sanitizer is located at the entrance of every classroom.
  4. Good hygiene habits will be taught and encouraged.