Bard Bulldog Newsletter



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Principal's Message

It is hard to believe that we are this close to the end of the school year. While this year has had its share of challenges, it has also been a memorable and rewarding school year. Our School Staff is exceptionally proud of all our students' progress.

It is that time of year when we assess what our students have learned using different assessment tools, one being the California Assessment Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which will take place May 16-27. Please support your child to do their best by ensuring they get enough sleep, attend school on time, and very importantly, not schedule appointments during the testing period.

This Week is ALL Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week! Students can record a special message for our staff using Fliggrid, a link was sent to your child's e-mail. Please help them with this task, as our team has worked hard to support all our kids to learn and thrive academically and socially.

In May, we also honor an important national holiday which is spent remembering those that have given their lives for our country, Memorial Day, which will be recognized on Monday, May 30th. There will be no school on that day to honor the fallen heroes.

Our staff is also looking forward to seeing you at our Open House on Thursday, May 5th.

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Parent-teacher Conference Week will take place May9-13. Be aware that not all students will receive a parent conference appointment. Teachers will send out parent conference notices to students who would benefit from a parent-teacher conference during the school year. If you wish to schedule a parent-teacher meeting, please notify your student's teacher, and they will gladly set up an appointment.

Parent Conference Schedule

8:00-1:20GRADES 1-3/ No PM Recess

8:00-1:40GRADES 4 & 5/ No PM Recess

Important Dates

5/3-5/13 Popcornopolis fundraiser by Bard Student Council

5/5: Open House @5:30

5/6: Progress Notices

5/9-5/13: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

5/11-5/27: CAASPP (state testing)

5/27: Principal's Recess

5/30: Memorial Day Holiday

6/3: Flag Gathering

6/3: Parade Out The Books

6/17: 5th Grade Completion Celebration @8:30-10:00am

6/17: Last Day of School: Dismissal Time 11:00 am All Students


To learn more about either the Smarter Balance Summative Assessment or the CAST, visit the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at

You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at


Parents of 5th-grade students,

Your student does not have to register for 6th grade. If your child is in 5ht grade their registration information will automatically be transferred to E.O Green Jr. High School. In August, you will receive a packet in the mail containing important information about orientation, daily schedules, and other events.

If you do not plan on having your student attend E.O. Green Jr. High School, please let us know.

If you have any questions please call:805-488-3583

Thank You!


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TK And Kindergarten Enrollment

It's that time of year again! Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2022-23 enrollment is now open!

Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.

TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.

Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at BARD. To see a TK and kindergarten classroom in action, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video

Further enrollment details can be found here:

Registration Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Tue 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Richard Bard School Provides everything a student will need while at school. Students are not to bring personal toys, Pokemon Cards, or their own personal technology devices to school. If the items are brought to school they will be held at the school office for parents to pick up.

Student Conduct Board Policy Regarding Cell Phone Use

  • Students' Cell phones must remain off during school hours
  • Unauthorized Cell phone use may result in the confiscation of the device and kept safely in the office to be picked up by the student's parent or legal guardian.
  • Students will be allowed to use their cell phones during a school emergency
  • Students may use classroom or office phones to call home or their parents during non-emergency situations.
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Start The Day Off Right!

Bard families, please ensure that our students arrive on campus no later than 7:55 am. We open our gates at 7:45 and 7:30 am for breakfast. Arriving on time allows students to walk to their class line and be ready to learn. Students should be in their seats by 8:00 am—students arriving after 8:05 am will be marked tardy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Student Safety 1st During Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please support our effort in keeping our students safe by respecting our bus zone and rear parking lot.

When picking up and dropping off your students at school, ideally, we would ask that you park on a side street or in the school parking lot and walk your student to a school entrance.

Front Bus Zone: If you must drop off or pick up your student at the front of the school, please DO NOT park in the bus zone. The bus zone is clearly marked with a sign, yellow lines, and cones. Drivers parking in the bus zone will be asked to move.

Rear Parking Lot: If you drop off or pick up students at the side gate of the rear parking lot, please stay to the right, nearest the yellow line at the fence. Staying to the right will allow other vehicles to exit around those vehicles still waiting for their student(s).

Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive Gates: There are two gates at the rear of the Bard playground which are available for student pick-up or drop-off. The gates at the Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive cul de sacs are staffed during pick-up and drop-off times and are significantly less crowded. The Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive gates are excellent pick-up and drop-off area alternatives.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Water Bottle Coffee Tumbler Fundraiser

All proceeds from the sale of these beautiful items go to our school PTA.

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Get the latest information from our superintendent, Dr. Walker.


Actualizado el 9/23/2021


Update Guided 9/23/2021

Please Report Your Absence

If your child is absent, please call the school and report the absence to our attendance clerk. To excuse an absence, please bring or email doctor's notes or necessary documentation to the school office.

Martha Hunter ( 805-488-3583 ext. 1095

Parent Screening At Home

Please helps us stay open by doing a COVID-19 Health Screening at home before taking your child to school.
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