FROM THE DAWG HOUSE

Monthly Newsletter of Brighton High School - February 2021

Message from the Principal



Hello Bulldog Community,


I want to take a moment to review the course selection process for the next school year. Over the next several weeks, current 9th-11th grade students will begin working their way through the registration process. The first and most important step is in planning our their pathway through high school or adjusting their path and academic plan if they are 10th or 11th graders and checking to see if they are on track in meeting all of the graduation requirements. Remember, students in grades 9th-11th must earn 46 credits, complete 20 hours of community service, and demonstrate Math and English proficiency in order to graduate from Brighton High School. For a detailed explanation of all Graduation Requirements, click here. **Please note, for the class of 2021, the demonstration of Math & English proficiency has been waived by the Colorado Department of Education due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


We want all of our students to be thoughtful and intentional about the courses they are choosing to take and be willing to challenge themselves to learn and grow. I hope you are able to sit down with your student to ask them what courses they would like to take and why. Brighton High School has a lot of great opportunities for students to take Advanced Placement and Concurrent enrollment classes which can potentially help them earn college credit as well as Career and Technical education classes in which they can earn certifications and preparation for work in a particular industry after high school. All of the registration materials are available on our BHS website. For a quick and easy access, click here, Course Selection Materials.


Teachers will be working with students in their Advisory classes to register for courses for the 2021-22 school year, and counselors are always available to answer questions that your student or you may have. As in years past, all Juniors will be scheduled to meet with their counselor to review their current credit and graduation requirements and course selections for their Senior year. These meetings are very important, so please remind your student to attend. Students will enter their final course choices in MYAP the first week of March. Again, if you have any questions about the course selection process, please reach out to your student's Advisory teacher or their counselor.





Sincerely,

Shelly Genereux


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BHS News & Updates

BHS Drama

In December, Brighton HS drama produced 3 Radio Dramas written by Alfred Hitchcock. If you wish to listen to these old-fashioned radio play versions, you can search the following titles on youtube!



Brighton High School Drama presents of The Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock

Brighton High School Drama presents Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage"

Brighton High School Drama presents Alfred Hitchcock''s "The 39 Steps"


Right now BHS Drama is holding a Winter workshop for interested students and we plan to hold musical auditions the week of March 9 - with an outdoor musical performance planned for mid-May!

Choir Auditions

Auditions the week of Feb. 16th if you want to try for a top choir. The student will need to email Ms. Summers at dsummers@sd27j.net to receive more information. Students do not need to audition to be in the entry-level choirs.


Also , May 21st will be the premiere of the Spring Choir Concert at 6:30 pm. Get your families and friends to watch, virtually!

BHS Booster Club Information

Art work

Showing off some of our talented Bulldog student artwork!
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Counselor's Corner


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Students will be working on their Personal Pathways to graduation, learning about the multiple ways they can demonstrate college and career readiness, as well as planning their course selections for next year, throughout the month of February during advisory. Ask you student what they are planning for their future! More information can be found on the website at the top under "Course Selection Resources."


The Metro State Excel Program will be hostina Financial Aid/FAFSA Workshop on Thursday, February 11 from 6-8 pm. Please join us to get your questions answered and/or to receive direct support with your application! Zoom link will be on the BHS Counseling Page. Join us for Coffee with the Counselors! We will be hosting monthly meetings on Zoom to gather, chat and support parents/guardians with rotating topics. Next meetings: Tuesday, February 16 10 am and 6 pm. Topics: Graduation Demonstrations and Course Registration. Please complete this survey so we can continue to provide topics of interest to you!

Front Range Community College and counselor, Mr. Sullivan, will host a Concurrent Enrollment information session on February 17 from 6-7 pm. Concurrent enrollment allows students to take college courses at little to no cost, and reap the benefits of earning college credits early! We offer English, Algebra, and US History at BHS. If you'd like to learn more, please visit the website and get the zoom link to attend! The February 19th ASVAB is being rescheduled due to technology issues with the testing platform. The new date is March 12th, please see the flyer below for more information.


Sycamore Learning is offering several SAT prep classes and boot camp sessions in February, cost starts at $99 for a five-hour webinar which includes a 650-page study guide. If cost is a hardship, please contact your student's counselor. register and find more information here or call 866-223-9691

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To Sign Up to take the ASVAB

SIGN UP AT THE BHS WEBSITE under Calendar or the following link https://forms.gle/hYowRCrQPmMZb8T7A


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RESOURCES & GENERAL INFORMATION

Online Learning Resources

  • 27J provides support to parents and families with remote learning via our Remote Learning Resources webpage. This page includes resources for all online learning platforms, Chromebooks, and the ability to request technology support. All resources are available in English and Spanish.
  • How to submit a help desk ticket for issues with devices or technology support.
    • Option #1: Students or parents can email the helpdesk when there is an issue. This is the best option and will allow our team to communicate with you via email.
    • Option #2: Call 303-655-2999 and select Option 1.
  • You must first submit a helpdesk ticket for us to troubleshoot your Chromebook issues. If IT determines that your child needs a replacement device, we will instruct you to schedule an appointment at one of our remote support locations. We are unable to provide support without an appointment.

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Free Tutoring Available To All Students

Students who may be struggling with a subject or just need some additional assistance can sign up to work with a tutor. To access our free tutoring service, simply go to the BHS Library & Tutoring Website to make a Virtual Appointment: Click HERE


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Important Information for Seniors

Senior Fact Sheet

Seniors and parents - please see the Senior Fact sheet for important dates, times and information regarding Senior activities and events. Please note under the current circumstances, dates, times, and locations may be subject to change. Click here to access the link: Senior Fact Sheet PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE CHANGES.

** Testing Information

To help you engage in conversation as a family about whether or not your child will participate here are some considerations:

  • PSAT prepares students for SAT as the same knowledge and skills are assessed and students become familiar with test format and procedures.

  • PSAT and SAT results are often utilized and necessary on scholarship applications.

  • PSAT score reports also provide helpful information when making decisions about advanced courses.

  • SAT scores have been included as part of the admission process to colleges and universities. Currently, in Colorado the need for SAT scores is currently waived for at many colleges and universities for admission. If your child is planning on attending college or university, in or out of state, it is best to verify with the specific organization to learn more about current and future admission requirements.

  • PSAT scores provide students with information about their progress towards College and Career Readiness.

  • SAT scores are an indicator of College and Career Readiness. For the class of 2022, SAT will be one way students could demonstrate college and career readiness needed for graduation.


Any parent may exempt their child from testing, however, with Covid-19 we are tracking students who are opting out for that reason. Any parent that wishes to exempt their student from testing must complete the following form, so that we can plan accordingly please complete this form no later than March 1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWKPrWy8yBswJGUHOEPPILReP5nswjZGlqGX8EwqCXVdT5uQ/viewform
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Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students

27J Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing healthy meal options to all

students currently enrolled in 27J Schools.

Grab N’ Go Meals (6 breakfasts and 6 lunches) are available to all students ages 1-18.

 Meal pick-up days: Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm at Brighton High School.

 You must sign up for meals by 3:00 pm on the Monday prior to pick-up.

 Pick-up locations: Brighton High, Prairie View High, and Riverdale Ridge High.

English meal order form

Spanish meal order form


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Student Absence Reporting

Parents will receive an email and text every morning by 7:30 with a link to fill out a health form for their student if they are sick and experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. If they need to excuse their student for some other reason, they still need to call the attendance line at 303-655-4150.


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School Fees

School fees have now been assessed to all In-Person and Online students for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. Please check your students' Infinite Campus for details. We have options to pay your fees.


Paying Fees Online:

  1. Go to www.sd27j.org

  2. Click on the link, “Fee Payment” and this will take you to the credit card system.

  3. If you don’t have an account, you will have to create one.


Bulldog Payment Envelope for Cash or Check:

Complete a payment envelope, place your exact cash or check inside and drop it in the red Bulldog Fee Payment Box located in the front office of the school. Cash payments must be exact change only. We cannot make change. If you put more money in the envelope than you owe on your account, what is leftover will be added to your account to apply to future fees.


You can also mail your check to:

Brighton High School

Attn: Finance

270 S 8th Ave

Brighton, CO 80601


If you have any questions, please contact Diane Holley at 303-655-4180 or dholley@sd27j.net.


Due to Covid-19 we are unable to have parents/guardians in the building.


Thank you and have a great day!

Has Your Student Failed A Core Class? Get Them Caught Up - Here's How

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Chromebook Assistance

Parents and students, if you have questions or need assistance with your chromebook, please contact our chromebook para, Michelle Rice, between 8:30am and 4:45pm Tuesday-Friday. You can reach her by email at mrice@sd27j.net, or you can complete a tech help ticket by clicking on the following link: Chromebook Help





Other Chromebook Resources:

One2Web Parent Letter

One2Web Student Guide

COVID-19 Reminders

  • Just a reminder that if your student exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, to please keep them home.
  • If your student has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID19, please contact our COVID Site Coordinators immediately.
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our COVID site coordinators immediately.
  • Parents will receive an email and text every morning by 7:30 with a link to fill out a health form for their student if they are sick and experiencing symptoms.


BHS COVID Site Coordinators:

Sherri Bunn - sbunn@sd27j.net or 720-507-9106

Michelle Rice - mrice@sd27j.net or 720-509-9036


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IMPORTANT DATES


March 11th - End of Quarter 3


March 17th Vision and Hearing Screening (9th graders In-Person ONLY and new to the district)


March 18th Vision and Hearing Screening (9th graders In-person ONLY and new to the district)


March 23rd through March 26th Spring Break

IMPORTANT BHS Phone Numbers

Main Office - 303-655-4200

Attendance Line - 303-655-4150

Counseling Office - 303-655-4207

Athletics & Activities - 303-655-4155

Kids First Bulldog Health Clinic - 303-655-8924

School Resource Officer - 303-655-4227

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Colorado School Safety Hotline - safe2tell.org or 1-877-542-7233

Community Reach (24hr Mental Health) - 303-853-3600 or 303-853-3500

Suicide Hotline (Local 24hr) - 303-853-3600

Yellow Ribbon (Suicide) - 1-800-784-2433

Adams County Social Services - 303-412-5212

Pennock Center for Counseling - 303-655-9065

Salud Family Health Center - 303-659-4000

Platte Valley Medical Center (ER) - 303-659-1531

Rape Assistance/Awareness Center (RAAP) 24hr - 303-322-7273

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