Bertram Family Connection

February 1, 2021

Looking Ahead

  • Thursday, 2/4: Bertram Family Trivia Night 6:30 pm - Google Meet
  • Friday, 2/5: Individual Spring Pictures (For remote learners, we will be calling to set an appointment for your student)
  • Wednesday, 2/10: 100th Day of School
  • Friday, 2/12: Valentine's Day Parties (see below)
  • Friday, 2/12: End of the Fourth Six Weeks- all student work due at 3:30 pm
  • Monday, 2/15: Student Holiday
  • March 15th-19th: Spring Break

Bertram Family Trivia Night - This Thursday!

On Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm we will host a Family Trivia Night via Google Meet! Our wonderful teachers have teamed up to create 5 fun trivia categories for families to choose from. These are intended to be fun for the whole family. Start deciding which trivia category would be best for your family now!
  • Disney

  • Toys & Games

  • Pokemon & Minecraft

  • General Knowledge

  • Animals

Each room will award a family board game and books for the top winners.


Teachers will be hosting trivia using a platform called Kahoot. Families have several options on how to interact with the Google Meet and Kahoot. Families can join and play on a single computer, laptop, or Chromebook. You can also play using two smart phones. A video of options will be shared early this week.

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Valentine's Day Parties

Students will be able to bring Valentine's and individually wrapped treats for Valentine's Day Parties on Friday, February 12th. Please be sure to send both items with your child. We will not accept deliveries or drop-offs in the office.


Teachers will be sending home specific information and needs for your child's classroom. Due to COVID, parents and volunteers are not able to attend Valentine's Day parties.

Moving Between Remote and In-Person Learning

If your family is interested in changing your student from in-person learning to remote learning, please call the office. We are glad to help. Students engaging in remote learning are expected to maintain attendance standards and passing grades.


If you are learning remotely and would like your child to move back to in-person learning, please call the office one week before you would like your child to return to school. This allows teachers time to adjust furniture and set up dividers if needed.

Skyward Family Access

Click here to log into Skyward Family Access to view your student's grades, attendance, progress reports, and report cards.

Daily In-Person Checklist

  1. Complete AT HOME self screening before getting on the bus or coming to school.
  2. Face coverings for all bus riders, and students in grades 1st-5th. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for PreK and Kinder. Remember wearing a face mask reduces your child's chance of having to quarantine for close contact.
  3. Bring your backpack including water bottle, snack, and lunchbox (if bringing lunch).
Remote Teaching Schedule

Remote teaching schedule by grade

General Reminders

  1. Visits to the school are by appointment. We will attempt to address situations by phone or Google Meet. In-person appointments can be scheduled if the situation requires. When visiting campus, please be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

  2. If you do visit the school, face coverings are required for all adults at all times. This includes the office foyer area.

  3. Due to COVID-19, we will not have any on campus volunteers at this time.

  4. We are not accepting deliveries including forgotten lunches (hot meal will be provided by the cafeteria), birthday treats, and food orders.

  5. If you need to make an occasional change to your child's transportation home, please use the Bertram Transportation Change email: ber-transportation@burnetcisd.net . Transportation changes must be emailed in no later than 1:30pm. Teachers will not be able to accept transportation changes.

  6. Be familiar with the Arrival & Dismissal Map.

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by logging here.

2020-2021 BCISD School Calendar

Days marked in blue are Staff & Student Holiday OR Make-Up Day for Staff & Students. Students should be available to attend school. This applies to both in-person and remote learners.

Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:30am Office Opens by Appointment Only - Please call ahead
  • 7:40am School Begins
  • 7:45am Students arriving after this time are marked tardy
  • 9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
  • 1:30pm Any transportation changes DUE, please email: ber-transportation@burnetcisd.net
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:25pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes