The Burruss Weekly

A Note from Dr. Johnson

January 4, 2022

Dear Burruss Families,

Happy New Year! We are so excited to welcome back your kids tomorrow! Please make sure they come with a good coat, as we will go outside for recess as the weather permits. If your child needs a new coat, please let me know and I will discreetly get one for him/her. Most importantly, PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME on any article of clothing that they can remove here at school: jackets, coats, cardigans, hoodies, etc. Please also label water bottles and lunch boxes!

While we are so thrilled to be back in classrooms, I do still feel hesitant about large indoor gatherings; therefore, we will delay in-person student assemblies for a little while longer. We are going to do a virtual student recognition celebration at the end of January, with hopes of being back in the cafeteria for assemblies later in the winter and spring. More details coming soon.

MAP Math Testing will be administered schoolwide on Tuesday, January 18 at 9am, and the Reading MAP test will be administered schoolwide on Thursday, January 20 at 9am.

Thank you for the generosity you showered on our staff during the holidays. We felt so loved and supported!

Kind regards,

Dr. Jillian Johnson


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Winter Tutoring Program

Beginning the week of January 24, we will start our winter tutoring program, which will focus on math and literacy. Sessions will be offered in small groups that will meet two times per week. We have morning and afternoon sessions available. Morning sessions will start at 7:15am and run until 8am. Afternoon sessions will begin after dismissal and will run until 4:15pm. Snacks will be provided for afternoon tutoring students. Transportation will not be provided.

Sessions will run through March 31, 2022.

Students will be placed in small groups with a consistent tutor; therefore, it is important that families commit to attending both sessions each week for optimal academic growth.

If you are interested in participating in our tutoring program, please complete the form linked below before January 14. Once all forms are submitted, we will form groups and follow up with the details for your child's tutoring group: day, teacher, etc.

Click here to sign up for tutoring:

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Burruss Visitors and Guests

We are so thrilled to have our amazing community back in our building, but we do ask that you respect our health, safety, and instructional time by adhering to the visitor guidelines below:

All visitors must sign in at the front office and present your photo ID to be scanned into our Raptor visitor database. A visitor sticker will be printed and must be visibly worn in the building at all times. Visitors may not go to classrooms unless it has been pre-planned with the classroom teacher.

Lunch visitors will have VIP seating on the cafeteria stage to eat with your child. Visitors may not sit at the general classroom lunch tables with other students. If you are coming for lunch with your child, please make sure you arrive on time to check in at the front office, and you must check out at the office right after lunch. Lunch guests may not walk through the hallways with the class of students. You may verify with your child's teacher or the front office to know your child's specific lunch time.

Attendance Protocols

Per the Marietta City Schools attendance policy, parents/guardians may send in sick notes from home for no more than three absences per semester in order to be excused. After three absences in a semester, a sick excuse must come from a medical professional in order to be excused.
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Burruss wins when you shop!

Amazon: Choose Burruss from the list of non-profits on Amazon Smile! To activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app, simply tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions. Or go to!

Shopping for holiday meals?! You can give to Burruss then too!

Kroger: Link your Kroger Plus card to Burruss--every time you shop with your card, Burruss will receive a portion of the purchase amount!

Publix: Sign up with your phone number, connect it to Burruss, and every time you shop, enter your number for Burruss to receive a donation!

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Click Here to Purchase a Dress Down Pass

For $10, your child can be exempt from the uniform policy EVERY FRIDAY for the rest of the school year!

NAEP Testing for 4th Grade in February

NAEP Assessment for 4th Grade

Burruss 4th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 17th, 2022. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. The assessment takes approximately 2 hours for most students, which includes transition time, directions, and completion of survey questions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

· Your child’s grades will not be affected.

· Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.

· While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify your child’s teacher.

A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at