Bard Bulldog Newsletter

January 2022


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Principal's Message

Happy New Year Bard Families!

We are excited to start a new year with the hope of better days ahead. Throughout the last two years of this pandemic, your children have continued to work hard and it has been inspiring to watch them improve both academically and social-emotionally.

It has also been encouraging to gradually invite parents and community members back to our school. We had our first 'Coffee with the Principal', Kinder Winter Program, and winter wonderland literacy day. All were a great success. These small but significant events are welcome signs of a return to normalcy. I'd like to thank our brave teachers, support staff, and school community for their willingness to abide by all the COVID-19 Guidelines in order to provide a safe learning environment for our students.

I understand the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is discouraging but don't lose heart. This too will pass and our commitment to your children and each other will not waiver. As I indicated, better days are ahead and I believe they are approaching sooner than we think. In the meantime, let's continue to support and be kind to one another.

January Dates

Jan. 13: SSC/ELAC

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-No School

Jan. 20: Progress Notices

Jan. 24-28: EasyCBM: Screener for Math and Reading K-8

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Save the date: Jan. 24-28, 2022

Kindness Matters, Richard Bard Elementary will be participating in, The Great Kindness Challenge.

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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 line and be ready to learn. Students should be in their seats by 8:00 am—students arriving after 8:05 am are marked tardy.

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

PTA Fundraisers

Water Bottle Coffee Tumbler Fundraiser

All proceeds of these beautiful items go to our school PTA

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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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