Parent Newsletter

Bromley East Charter School

August 13, 2021

Hawk Families:


What a great first week back at Bromley East Charter School! We hope that your student(s) enjoyed the orientation days and are ready for school with all grade levels present starting Monday, August 16.


We also ask that you review the COVID protocols for Bromley East and note the changes regarding protocols for school volunteers. Please remember that the protocols and processes are subject to change should public health orders change. We will continue to communicate any updates.


Please review the information below and reach out if you have any questions.

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First Day of School for all students

  • 8/16/21


Middle School (6th-8th) Meet & Greet

  • 8/19/21 4:30-6:30 PM (4:30 A-L and 5:30 M-Z)


School Pictures

Fall pictures will be on August 30th and 31st (scheduled by class, additional details soon!)

This will be the picture that is in the yearbook as well as on ID’s. Picture retakes are scheduled for October 12th. All orders can be purchased online through Lifetouch Photography. Mylifetouch.com

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BECS Board of Directors

The BECS Board of Directors is seeking to fill an open board member position! If you, or someone you know, have an interest in contributing to the success of our school and want to make a positive impact for students and our BECS community, we want to hear from you!


What Does the BECS Board of Directors Do?

The Board is a policy governance board that works to guide and steer the school to achieve its global end-goals and mission through policy governance. We work with our wonderful executive directors throughout the school year to ensure BECS remains a preeminent charter school in Colorado.


What Can I Expect As A Board Member?

  • Board members serve a three (3) year term

  • Attend the monthly Board meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 pm - 7 pm MT)

  • Encouraged to attend the annual day-long Board retreat in the summer

  • Participate/ volunteer throughout the year at various BECS events as your schedule permits (Kindergarten & 8th-grade graduation, science fair, Linkage meetings, etc.)


Consider joining the BECS Board of Directors! Additional information and the board member application are linked below. Applications are due by August 31 by 4 pm MT. Interviews will occur at the September 8, 2021 monthly Board meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!


Fees & Information Regarding Payments

Student fees for this school year are now assessed in Infinite Campus and are due at this time.


Please note that BECS will no longer be accepting cash or check payments through the front office. Fees should be paid online through our BECS Webstore (instructions below). Uniform patches may be purchased online under the Additional Items button and we will contact you when they are ready for pick up or, alternatively, they can be sent home with your student. Sports can also be paid online through the webstore.


If you need assistance setting up your Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please contact the front office at 720-685-3297.


For middle school students that have PE this trimester and need a PE uniform, they will be issued during the first week of school and the fee will be added to Infinite Campus which can then be paid under Student Fees through the webstore.


If you have any questions regarding your student’s account please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. French, Finance Manager, by phone at 720-685-3297 ext. 300 or 301-304-8832 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or email at sfrench@bromleyeastcs.org.


BECS Webstore Payment Instructions 21-22

First Day of School Reminders

Student Pick Up/Drop off locations - Map link
Arrival -
  • The week of 8/16 - 8/20, students will line up outside with their teacher starting at 8:10AM.. Students will begin entering the building at 8:25.
  • The week of 8/23, students will begin the soft start process in which they will enter through their assigned door and report to their Homeroom/LEAD class.
Dismissal -
  • Elementary students will be dismissed at 3:30 PM in the same locations as they arrived in the morning.
  • Middle School students will be dismissed at 3:40 PM out the south doors. After exiting the building, students can pick up younger siblings from their dismissal location.


Parking/Drop Zones
  • To ensure a smooth drop off/pick up process each day, please drive slowly as you approach the school and through the parking lot.
  • We have many students who walk to school each day and have stationed crossing guards along Longspur to assist students with arriving safely to school. Please adhere to crossing guard signals and be patient while waiting for students to safely cross the road. Disregarding directions from crossing guards will not be tolerated.
  • If you choose to drop students off in the hug and go lane in front of the school or one of our drop zones, please be sure that students are ready to quickly exit the vehicle on the passenger side with all of their belongings. Please remain in your vehicle.
  • You may also choose to park in our parking lot or in the neighborhood. Please respect our Bromley Park neighbors, and refrain from parking in front of driveways.


Dress code
  • All students should follow the BECS dress code expectations found in the student handbook.
  • Unnatural hair colors on any part of the hair are not permitted.
  • Mohawks, shaved symbols or other radical hairstyles are not permitted.


Water Bottles
  • We have water filling stations throughout the building, please remember to send your student with a water bottle each day.
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ID’s Required for all adults

Any adult coming into BECS will be required to have a government-issued ID to be put through our Raptor system if they wish to walk their child to class, or enter the building for any reason during school hours.


Attendance

During orientation days, students were marked as “Out of Building Activity (OBA)” on days in which they were not required to attend. This does NOT count as an absence.


Breakfast Service

Due to a decision made by the district to comply with federal government meal guidelines, this year we will not be able to deliver breakfast to classrooms before school. As a result, the following changes will be made starting the first day of school:

  • Breakfast will only be served from 7:40 am to 7:55 am in the cafeteria.

  • At 7:55 am, Nutrition Services will stop serving breakfast and no more students will be admitted to the building for breakfast.

  • Students will have until 8:10 am to finish their meal in the cafeteria. They will then be released to their classrooms. K-2 will walk through the building to their classrooms. 3-8 will exit the front entrance and walk to their grade level entrance.


Educational Programming

BECS will be offering full-time in person learning for all students this year. In the event a cohort or individual is quarantined, remote learning will be provided. Students who are well enough, are expected to engage in their education during the quarantine period. More details regarding this process will be shared in the near future.


Immunizations

Please see the important information linked below regarding immunization compliance. The process to exempt students has changed (an online module must be completed, once complete you will receive a certificate of completion that needs to be provided to the BECS Health office.) For questions, please contact Mrs. Vanessa Romero, BECS Health Aide.


School Breaks- Childcare Opportunity

In response to the request of parents, we have put together an option for families needing child care during our learning cycle breaks. Please read the program overview and complete the survey embedded within the document if you are interested in this amazing opportunity.


Middle School PE Uniforms

Middle school students who have PE on their schedule will be given a uniform when they are enrolled in PE. Charges for the uniform will be added to your child’s Infinite Campus account when uniforms are distributed, this fee can be paid online via the webstore.

Trimester 1 - 6th grade

Trimester 2 - 8th grade

Trimester 3 - 7th grade


Middle School Meet & Greet Night (updated info)

Aug 19th - 4:30pm last names A-L, 5:30 last names M-Z

This event will now be held indoors. This is an opportunity for families to meet their student’s teachers, see the building, students to reconnect with peers, and all to enjoy an ice cream treat. Teachers will be housed in their classrooms. The office will be open to assist with purchasing patches, obtaining Parent Portal access and medication/vaccination drop off. We highly encourage unvaccinated guests to wear a mask. We can’t wait to see you!


Parent Portal Infinite Campus

The parent portal through Infinite Campus is essential for every parent. This is the place where you can view and pay student fees as well as monitor grades and attendance for your child. If you need access to the parent portal or assistance with your password, please contact our main office.


Student Handbook

Here is the 2021 - 2022 Student/Parent Handbook. Our expectation is that parents and students review the handbook prior to school starting.


Sports
Students who wish to participate in sports, please be sure to have your physical up to date before school begins. The intent is to kick the year off with boys soccer and girls volleyball. More information will follow as Athletic directors meet to create schedules and specific sport guidelines.

Yearbook
BACK TO SCHOOL offer: $25 (Free icons available with purchase of personalization)
ALL yearbooks must be ordered ONLINE via Jostens.com! Offer valid from July 1 – August 27

8th-grade parents, you can purchase a baby ad for your student by clicking HERE.

Connect with us!

Please don’t hesitate to contact our main office with any questions or concerns you may have.