FROM THE DAWG HOUSE

Monthly Newsletter of Brighton High School - January 2021

Message from the Principal



Hello Bulldog Community,


We are quickly embarking upon the 2nd semester of school and what a whirl wind of events it has been. I am incredibly proud of the work and efforts of all of our students and staff to navigate the challenges we faced going to all remote prior to winter break and successfully wrapping up the first semester. The resilience of our students is simply remarkable. BHS Students, you are incredible and have shown you can do anything you set your mind to doing.


The spring semester of a high school is always incredibly busy and I know this year will be no exception. Beginning in February 9th-11th grade students will begin the process of registering for classes for the 2021-22 school year. We will begin by having students create (or in the case of 10th & 11th, continue) a plan of study, outlining required courses, courses they want to take for potential career pathways and graduation demonstrations. I encourage all parents and guardians to sit down with your students when we start the process to discuss the course offerings and the interests of your students and assist them in making thoughtful decisions. Advisory teachers will be assisting and walking students through the process, but it is also important for parents & guardians to participate in the registration process as well. Specific information and details about registration will be coming soon. Students, you can gain more information about specific courses by visiting the Course Description Guide (located on the BHS Website) and by talking to your teachers.


Parents & guardians, thank you for continuing to support your students and Students, thank you for being amazing. Please remember all the staff at BHS is here to support all of you, please reach out to a teacher, counselor, administrator, para, or office staff person if you need any assistance at all.


Sincerely,

Shelly Genereux

REMINDER - In Person Learning Commitment Form

UPDATES

Parents & students, if you have not yet submitted the In Person Learning Commitment form please do so ASAP. This form only needs to be completed for students who are Blended In Person learners.

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BHS News & Updates

Mr. BHS Contest Results

Congratulations to the BHS National Honor Society and the students who participated in the Mr. BHS Contest. Through their efforts $3455 was raised for the "Movement 5280" non profit that supports homeless and at risk teens in the Denver Metro Area. And the winner of the Mr. BHS contest is Jespyn Bishop. You can see his crowning ceremony below:

BHS Football Student Athletes Named to All Conference & All State

We are extremely proud of the BHS football team this year. They had to face numerous obstacles this year due to COVID19 and health restrictions, but they persevered and came come with a 5-1 record. The student athletes worked extremely hard this year and many of them were recognized by being named to All Conference and All State Teams:


Northern League All-Conference

1st Team

SR - Eli Bowman - WR

SR - Zaine Hood - DL

SR - Vershon Brooks - RB

SR - Matt Ramsey - OL

SR - Alex Gallagher - OL

SR - James Thomas - LB

JR - Noah Canale - DB


Honorable Mention

SR - Cody Nelson - DL

JR - Max Cisneros - LB

SR - Jack Flancher - OL

JR - Tytan Snyder - OL

SR - Simon Cespedes - RB

SR - Alec Scottorn - DB

JR - Nate Griffeth - QB


Coach of the Year - Jeff Giger


CHSAA All-State Game Selections - Zaine Hood, Eli Bowman, Jeff Giger(Coaching)


CHSAA All-State Selections - 1st Team - Zaine Hood DL, HM - Eli Bowman WR and Matt Ramsey OL


Way to go BHS Student Athletes & Coaches!

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Counselor's Corner

Parents! We'd love to meet you (virtually) and share information about college, career, and social emotional learning - all things counselors support. Our first "Coffee with the Counselors" will be on Tuesday, January 19, with one session at 10 a.m. and another at 6 p.m. Join us for conversation and we will rotate our topics monthly. Please visit the BHS Counseling web page for the Zoom links for each session.


The ASVAB will be offered on Friday, February 19 to any interested 10-12th grader. Please sign up here and you will receive information about your testing time and room as we get closer to that date.


Check It Out Night for incoming 8th grade students will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4 from 6-8 p.m.


If you have failed a class and need to recover the credit, follow this link to sign up for Credit Recovery.

Need to meet with your counselor? Schedule an appointment online on the BHS counseling website!https://www.sd27j.org/Domain/2709

Updated Policy Information - Summa Cum Laude Ceremony

Any time a change or update is made to an existing policy, we will notify parents & students either through an email or by posting the updated information here in the parent newsletter. The Policy regarding the Summa Cum Laude Ceremony (Formerly the Top 10 Recognition) has been updated as follows:


The annual Summa Cum Laude Ceremony will consist of students who have demonstrated all of the following expectations throughout their high school career:

  • a 4.200 GPA or higher after 7 semesters

  • a minimum of 42 graded semester credits

  • demonstrates behavior that adheres to Brighton High School code of conduct as evidenced by no suspensions

  • demonstrates academic integrity as evidenced by no plagiarism incidents


Students who do not meet the above listed criteria may still earn the GPA distinction of Summa Cum Laude on their transcript and will receive graduation honors; however, they will not be allowed to participate in the Summa Cum Laude Ceremony or any recognition of students earning the privilege of the Summa Cum Laude Ceremony.


Should a student fail to meet these expectations at any point during his/her high school career, the student and/or his /her parent/guardian will be informed of the violation of policy.


The Valedictorian is the student or students with the highest cumulative GPA after 8 semesters. The Salutatorian is the student or students with the second highest GPA after 8 semesters. Normally, there is (1) Valedictorian and (1) Salutatorian. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian must have attended Brighton High School for their entire

Junior and Senior years and meet the qualifications listed above for participation in the Summa Cum Laude ceremony.


Valedictorian – The students with the highest weighted grade point average in the graduating class at the end of the second semester of the senior year shall be designated as valedictorian(s) for that graduating class.


Salutatorian – The student(s) with the next highest grade point average in the graduating class at the end of the eight semesters of the senior year shall be designated as salutatorian(s) for the graduating class.


Updated - October 28, 2020



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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.

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. Click here to access the link: Senior Fact Sheet

Caps & Gowns Ordering Information

If you did not order your cap and gown you must contact Herff Jones immediately at:


  • Online: www.herffjones.com

  • Phone: (866) 238-5336 | Service Hours M-F 7:00am – 3:00pm

  • Mail: Send completed order forms along with a check or money order to:

    1128 N. Monroe Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

    Check and money orders are made payable to: Herff Jones.


    Questions? Call (866) 238-5336 or Email highschoolcs@herffjones.com

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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!

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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


January 5th - 1st day of Quarter 3 Classes (students will attend periods 1,3, Advisory & 5) - remember this is still virtual until January 12th.


January 12th - Back to Blended In-Person learning - refer to your cohort groups to know when you will attend in person.


February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Parent Teacher Connections- Teachers will be calling parents on these days, however, if you would like to schedule a google meeting with a teacher, please email them directly to schedule that appointment.


February 4th - 8th Grade Check it Out Night - details to follow


March 11th - End of Quarter 3


March 11th Vision and Hearing Screening (9th graders)


March 17th Vision and Hearing Screening (9th graders)

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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