Bridge Bulletin

August 20, 2021

From the Desk of Mrs. Rounds

We have successfully completed the first week of school! My face still hurts from smiling so much. I absolutely LOVE the first week of school - kids are excited - teachers are excited - parents are excited :)

Please keep reading for important updates and information.

As always, thank you for entrusting Bridge with your children's education.

See you Monday!

Lani Rounds


Parking Lot Reminders

This is a reminder that we ALL need to work together to keep our families safe!

Please look at the parking lot flow on our website (also in the pic below).

Parking Lot Flow

  • Traffic only flows one way - please look at the picture.
  • Turn right ONLY when leaving the parking lot.
  • Be patient - take turns
  • Pull ALL THE WAY forward
  • Do NOT motion kids to your car. Pick them up from the curb only. Motioning them to your car puts them at risk of injury.
  • Be patient - take turns
  • Remind kiddos to stay alert and look for your car. Nothing slows down the pick up lane more than a car having to wait for kids.

Last year we got our 3:30 pick up down to 15 minutes and short day pick up down to 25 minutes. We will get there once everyone is back in practice. Yesterday, (Thursday) it was 3:50 when the parking lot was empty. Today (short day) it was 3:55.

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BASE - After School Program

Bridge offers a FREE after school program, 3:30 - 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In order for students to attend they MUST be signed up. If you have not yet signed your child up for BASE (one or more days) please do so ASAP using the link below. Students who attend BASE also receive FREE dinner at 4:15 pm.

Sara Tucker is our BASE Coordinator - please email her with questions or if you need to make changes to your child's BASE schedule.

YOU MUST ARRIVE ON TIME TO PICK UP YOUR STUDENTS! Please be respectful of our staff who are only paid until 4:45 pm.


$2 Dress Down Friday

The LAST Friday of the month is $2 Dress Down Day. Students can donate $2 and wear their non-dress code clothing to school (shoes still need to be closed toe). Our first Dress Down Day is Friday, August 27. Students can also pay $15 to cover all dress down days (in the office or online by selecting our DONATE icon).

Dress Down Day is our only fundraising. Students who choose not to pay can still dress down.

COVID Protocol

Our COVID protocol has been posted to our website. The shortened version is:

  • Masks encouraged for those not vaccinated
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • If a non-vaccinated student is exposed to COVID at school, the parents can opt to keep the student home in quarantine for 10 days or send the student to school with a mask for 10 days (providing the student does not have any symptoms).
  • If a student tests positive for COVID they must remain home for 10 days and can return after 10 days if all symptoms are gone.
  • If a student is exposed to COVID outside of school, they must remain home under quarantine for 10 days after the last day of exposure to the COVID positive person or quarantine for 7 days if they have a negative COVID test.


School Pictures

School pictures are next Wednesday, August 25. Students MUST wear dress code appropriate clothing. Information to buy pictures will be sent home with students. You can also use the link below with the code BridgeESFall2021 - the link will expire THREE days after picture day.

Link for Online Payment

Students will also have their picture placed on a name badge to wear during school. Students should NOT bring their name badges home. In January we will send home information to purchase a yearbook. Retake picture day is scheduled for Friday, October 22.

NOTE: During spring pictures students will be able to wear non-dress code clothing.

Recess Guidelines and Bad Air Days

Bridge uses the recess guidelines provided by Healthy Utah to determine if the air quality is okay for students to play outside. You can access the guidelines using this link:


You can access the air quality website by using this link and selecting the Weber/Box Elder tab at the top:


When the air quality is ORANGE, students with respiratory symptoms and sensitivity should remain indoors. Please email your child's teacher if they should stay inside during orange days.


This is Utah - the weather is ever changing and in the winter is snows and it is cold. Students will have outside recess when the FEELS LIKE temperature is 20F. We use the Weather Channel app for Roy to determine the "feels like" temperature. Please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the weather.

FREE Meals and Home Lunch Program

We are SUPER excited to offer FREE breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack this school year! Dinner is served to all students who attend our BASE, after school program. Breakfast is served 7:45 - 8:15 each morning (except the first day of school when it is served 8:00 - 8:30 am).

Home Lunch Program - students who bring home lunch can choose fruit, veggie and milk for FREE to supplement their home lunch (they must take all three items).

Snack - Bridge has received a grant to provide a fresh fruit/vegetable snack each day for students. This program is designed to help students learn to make healthy, nutritional food choices and also to provide students with access to foods that may be new to them. Snack will be served beginning the second week of school and will be served Monday - Thursday.

Our menus are on our website:

Menus for August

FREE / REDUCED Meals Application

Although meals are currently free, it is imperative that parents apply for FREE / REDUCED status. This is done through ASPIRE - simply login and complete the application using the link on the right side of the window.

FREE / REDUCED status provides the school with extra funding to help support our Title I at-risk program which includes morning supervision and BASE as well as intervention support for struggling students. This past year it also provided additional assistance for some students in the form of an electronic debit card. It also ensures that if we are no longer able to offer free meals, parents are already qualified for free/reduced status.

Instructions for accessing ASPIRE can be found on our website or by calling the office (801)499-5180.

ASPIRE Instructions

FREE Meals for Uniformed Military and First Responders - Lunch for Safety Program

We are so excited to launch our Lunch for Safety program and offer FREE lunch to uniformed military and first responders. If you are in the military or a first responder and would like to eat lunch with our students, simply call the school before 9:00 am and let us know your menu choice and what time you plan to attend lunch. Check in at the office and grab your FREE LUNCH card. Then, join our kiddos in the lunchroom.

Parents can donate to this program by dropping a check at the office with the notation "Lunch for Safety" or by using the DONATE icon on our website and paying online.

Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon


Assessment Schedule and Progress Reports

During the first two weeks of school students will take a myriad of assessments to help teachers know how to group the students and the skills teachers need to teach. Assessment data is a critical piece of our personalized learning model and helps teachers inform their instruction.

  • Imagine Reading
  • Imagine Math
  • Galileo Reading and Math (grades 1 - 6)
  • Acadience Reading and Math (formerly DIBELS)
  • ESGI Reading and Math (kindergarten)

Student progress reports for beginning of year (BOY) data will be sent home the middle of September.


Bridge is ALWAYS in need of great subs! If you are interested in subbing at Bridge - lunchroom, recess, classrooms, special education, etc. please apply today through Ready2Teach using the button above. We pay $12 for all substitute positions.

Visible Learning

Our student's will participate in weekly instruction of Bridge Elementary's Visible Learning traits. Students who display the traits are rewarded with a “Watch Me Learn” ticket. Tickets can be traded for prizes, dress down coupons and books. Each week a new trait will be featured in our newsletter so you can practice the skills at home with your students.

  • Flexibility
  • Reflection
  • Initiative
  • Determination
  • Thoroughness
  • Enthusiasm

Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning

Bridge Elementary

The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.


Principal - Lani Rounds

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)

Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans and BASE)