Bonsall Bear News

Week of 9/13-9/17

Principal's Message

Back to School Night - September 16, 2021. This will be an online event.

Principal's message - 5:30-6:00.

Teachers have two sessions:

6:00-6:30 & 6:30-7:00.

Please be on the lookout for a Zoom link from your child's teacher.

Please check out the "Reminders" section below for important information. There are some new items for your to review.

In this edition of the BBN, you will find information on:

  • Academics
  • PTA board and membership
  • Bell schedule and district calendar (linked here)
  • Bonsall Bear Recognition
  • Health & Safety - including the newest Covid-19 Decision Tree
  • Child Nutrition Services information
  • Upcoming events

For additional information, please contact our office manager, Pamela Lopez.


Allison Fortney

PTA & Community Happenings - Meet your 2021-2022 PTA Board!

Please enter the link or click on the QR code below to be a member of our PTA for the 2021-2022 school year. This amazing group of dedicated BES parents works hard to support the success of our students and teachers at BES.
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Please make note of the following:


*You MUST have an ID in order for the office to release your student to you or whomever is picking them up. That person must also be on Aeries as an emergency contact. I know that this has not been past practice, but safety is at the forefront of our school community. We have a new office staff that is not familiar with every face associated to each student. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

*Please note, you may not take videos or pictures of any child that is not yours. This includes video taping your child on the kindergarten playground before school. Please be mindful and respectful of other people's children.

*The kindergarten gate closes at 7:55 a.m. If you arrive to the kinder gate after that time, you are required to drop your child off at the front of the school and they will enter through the office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Every Thursday is early release day. The kindergarten students will be released at 12:50 and grades 1-5 will be released at 1:00.

We have a no animal policy on campus. As cute as they are, please do not walk your dog on campus to drop off or pick up your child. This protects the students, the staff and you.

Students can not be checked out during the 30 minute window prior to the end of the school day. That means that students must be checked out by 2:00 p.m. on a typical school day and 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Support the students of BES through donating to the Bonsall Elementary Foundation

Each year, the Bonsall Elementary Foundation supports the students of BUSD in a variety of ways. Everything from purchasing books for the library to supporting technology needs. Please see the flyer below and donate to BEF in order to support the students of Bonsall Elementary.
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Bonsall Elementary Needs YOU!

We are looking for two noon duties to support our students at lunch time. The hours are 10:30-1:30 daily. Please visit our website to apply.

Health & Safety

Keeping our students and staff safe is a priority in Bonsall Unified. The beginning of the year will include:

New Covid 19 Decision Tree

If your student is sent home due to illness or close contact, they must be cleared through the office prior to being allowed back on campus. All students must be accompanied by an adult their first day on campus and they will receive a pass clearing them to return to school.

We take student and staff health and safety very seriously. Please see the information below regarding safety protocol.

If you have questions regarding whether or not to send your child to school, please call the front office or email Brittany Wanzer, our health technician, for guidance.

  • Full time In-person instruction for all students
  • Mask wearing required indoors for all staff and students
  • Optional Mask wearing outdoors (before school, recess, lunch, after school)
  • No minimum physical distancing in classrooms
  • No cohort restrictions
  • Resume school activities and field trips
  • Use targeted quarantine practices to keep students in school
  • Make available a robust COVID-19 testing program as an additional safety layer

CDPH guidelines - English

CDPH guidelines - Spanish

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Monday, Sep. 20th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 24th, 2:30pm

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

We are so excited that we are able to host a book fair on campus! Please see the flyer below for information.
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Picture day!

Monday, Sep. 13th, 8am

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

Get your smiles ready! Picture day is September 13th!

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 5:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Thank you for your patience as we held off on our annual BTS night in order to ensure that all permanent teachers were in place to promote consistency in communication between teachers and parents. Your child's teacher will be sending out information specific to their BTS night. In the next edition of the BBN, a Zoom link will be provided for the all school portion of the night from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Here is the link to the all school session:

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 16, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Back to School Night

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 326413

Or One tap mobile :

US: +16699006833,,86187128659#,,,,*326413# or +14086380968,,86187128659#,,,,*326413#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 861 8712 8659

Passcode: 326413

International numbers available:

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Child Nutritional Services Information

This year, every child at Bonsall Elementary qualifies for a free breakfast and a free lunch each day. Please take time to read the following letter from our CNS coordinator, Kursten Orr. For further questions or information, please visit: