Bertram Family Connection
August 9, 2022
August 9: Registration Deadline to have a teacher assigned for Meet the Teacher
August 11: Teacher Phone Calls Inviting Families to Meet the Teacher by 4pm for students with a completed registration
August 13: PreK and Kindergarten Playdate - 9 am-10 am, Panther Park (this is a change)
August 15: Meet the Teacher (4 pm-5:30 pm)
August 16: Registration Deadline to Attend the First Day of School
August 17: First Day of School
August 17: Tears & Cheers PTO Event, 7:45 am-8:30 am, Bertram Elementary Cafeteria
Monday, August 22: First day for school visitors including lunch visitors
August 25: Bertram PTO Kick Off, 5 pm, Bertram Elementary Cafeteria
August 30: Parent Orientation Night, 5 pm -6:30 pm, Your Child's Classroom
August 30: Title 1 Parent Information Presentation, 4:30 pm-5 pm & 6:30 pm-7 pm, Bertram Library
September 5 & 6: No School for Students - Labor Day & Staff Development Day
It's time to complete Returning Registration!
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!
Registration for the 22-23 school year is now open! Save a seat for your student!
Burnet CISD registration: https://www.burnetcisd.net/apps/pages/registration
Register by August 9th to have a teacher assigned for Meet the Teacher on August 15th and by August 16th to attend class on August 17th, the first day of school. Completing registration includes providing residency verification. Documents can be email to Ms. Teresa, the registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class assignments will NOT be made during Meet the Teacher or on the First Day of School.
Playdate on Saturday, 8/13 - Moved to Panther Park (W Vaughan St & TX-29)
Preparing for Meet the Teacher - 8/15/22
Meet the Teacher - Parent/Family Tasks
On Monday, we are excited to greet families into our school. Many area have been renovated and will look slightly different than they did in May.
- Find your teacher's classroom. We will have lots of helpers to assist you. Your teacher will have called on Thursday with your classroom assignment, if all pieces of registration, including residency verification have been completed.
In the Classroom:
- Complete any paperwork requested by the teacher.
- Complete the End of Day transportation form. This is how the office knows how nearly 500 hundred children go home each day. Your child is precious and important. We need your help in getting them home to the correct place.
- Sign up for the Optional Classroom Student Directory.
- Attach your child's student badge to their backpack. Badges assist in a variety of ways including in the breakfast line, library checkout, and campus security. If your child is new to Bertram, it may take a few days to process their badge.
Around the School:
- If you are new to Bertram, please stop by the hallway near the office and see Ms. Teresa to take a picture for your child's badge.
- If you are new to Bertram or need replacement Car Rider Pro tags, please stop by the hallway near the office and see Ms. Aline. There is more information about what Car Rider Pro tags are and how they work below.
- New Family Orientation sessions will be happening at 4pm, 4:30pm, and 5pm. Each session will be identical.
- Join the PTO! We will have a table near the library to join the Bertram PTO. PTO is free to join and they do so many amazing things for our school.
Car Rider Pro Tags
For student safety, Bertram Elementary utilizes the Car Rider Pro System to match cars to students. Parents complete a brief form and are then provided with two free tags. Tags continue to work from year to year. If you have new children enrolling in PreK or Kindergarten, your current tags can be updated to add these students.
Car Rider Pro Tags will be available at Meet the Teacher for new families. Replacement tags and additional tags (beyond the 1st 2) will also be for purchase for $3 each at that time.
Preparing for the 1st Day of School
Walking to Classrooms
Parents will be allowed to walk their child through the building and to the classroom door on the first 3 days of school (August 17, 18, and 19). We ask that parents say goodbye in the hallway and allow students to enter the room independently.
Beginning August 22nd, parents wishing to walk a student to class will need to check in at the office and present a photo ID. The front office opens at 7:25am.
Visiting the Campus
To allow students time to learn the procedures of our school, we kindly ask that parents, guardians, or other adults not visit for the first 3 days. This includes not visiting during lunches. We are excited to welcome visitors beginning Monday, August 22nd. Please check in at the office and bring your valid, photo ID.
For student safety, visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria during breakfast from 7:15am-7:40am.
Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up Changes
Our parking lot has been reconfigured to increase available parking and to improve morning and afternoon traffic flow. A separate email will be sent with the new drop off and pick up procedures. We will include a detailed map. On the first days of school, we will have lots of extra hands helping drivers and students to be in the correct place.
Please remember that school zones are cell phone free zones. This includes our parking lot. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!
2022-2023 Dress Code Updates
2022-2023 STUDENT DRESS CODE CHANGES
In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, the Administration has spent the past several months reviewing and revising the Student Dress Code. The Student Dress Code is published annually as a part of the campus handbooks and reinforces grooming and hygiene, prevents disruptions, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Campus handbooks are scheduled to be published in July, but in order to facilitate back to school shopping throughout the summer, the dress code standard for next school year is published below:
2022-2023 Student Dress Code
- Students shall be clean shaven. Mustaches are permitted but must not extend below the lip. Sideburns cannot extend below the earlobe.
- Dresses, skirts, all split garments, and shorts must be long enough to maintain dignity while sitting, bending, and standing. Shorts, skirts, dresses, and skorts must be hemmed.
- Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn at the natural waist of the student.
- Knives are not allowed at school or school functions, therefore the wearing of any type of case designed to hold a knife is not permitted as well.
- Secondary (Grades 6-12) students must wear their District-issued ID badge during the school day.
- Teachers/coaches/sponsors may define appropriate dress for school-sponsored trips, extracurricular activities, and specific classroom activities such as labs. Students who violate those standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action.
Examples of inappropriate, unapproved dress and grooming include, but are not limited to:
- Hats, caps, beanies, bandanas, sweatshirt hoods, etc. that are worn in the building unless associated with a specific school event.
- Tops with low-cut necklines, or tops with low-cut arm openings as determined by school administration.
- Clothing that exposes bare midriffs.
- Any form of exposure of undergarments.
- Any body piercing jewelry with the exception of appropriately-sized earrings or nostril studs. Excessively large earrings and/or gauges are considered a safety hazard.
- Chains (i.e. wallet chains, dog collars, excessively long belts, etc.).
- Intentionally torn clothing or holes in clothing that is determined to be inappropriate by the school administrator. Any holes in pants above the midthigh are not permitted.
- Excessive or distracting makeup, hair style or hair color: i.e., hair color must be of a naturally occurring color in the human genome. Other hair colors such as purple, green, pink, etc. are a violation of the dress code.
- Obscene or offensive language or symbols, provocative pictures, advertising of tobacco, alcohol or narcotics on clothing, jewelry, or exposed body parts.
- Racially related symbols, emblems, pictures, words, slogans or tattoos.
- Symbols, words, or slogans cut into hair that are obscene, racially related, provocative, or otherwise deemed inappropriate.
- Excessively loose or baggy clothing is considered a safety hazard, and is not permitted.
- Dark glasses (unless prescribed by a physician).
- See-through clothing, or provocative clothing.
- Any accessory or clothing article deemed gang related as determined by the school administration or designee.
- Burnet CISD discourages the wearing of expensive jewelry and other apparel and is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
First Day Events!
Bertram Elementary School
- 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
- 7:25am Office Opens
- 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: email@example.com
- 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
- 3:20pm Student Dismissal
- 3:45pm Office/School Closes