Parent Newsletter

Bromley East Charter School

January 22, 2021

BECS Families:

School is back in full swing and we appreciate your continued support and patience as we navigate the impact of COVID. Please make sure you have reviewed the changes to our procedures for reporting a school absence. If you have any questions, you can contact Nate Jacobson, the COVID Site Coordinator.

We are still in the process of collecting survey responses from parents/guardians regarding Bromley. Please see the link in the newsletter and complete the survey by no later than Monday, January 25th. We appreciate your input!

Last, the deadline for Intent to Return is Friday, February 26th. Please make sure to complete the Intent to Return Form provided in this newsletter if you have not done so already.

BECS Administration

Dates to Remember

  • 1/26 Virtual Kinder Info Night 5:30 - 7:00 PM (RSVP Link)

  • 2/1 Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Begins (2nd Grade)
  • 2/3 School Accountability Committee 6:00 PM
  • 2/8-2/12 Spirit Week (details to be announced)
  • 2/12 End of Learning Cycle 4
  • 2/15 - 2/19 No School
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K-2: Izrael C. - Annabelle B. - Liam O.

3-5: Dakota T. - Evelyn S. - Damian P.

6-8: Sami L. - Avyanna C. - Kyle V.

Hawk Hour

Hawk Hour is back! It is virtual this year and is offered on an invitation-only basis. It will be at 3:25-3:55 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Middle School students who need extra support in their core classes based on grades that week. Students and parents will be emailed an invitation with a link for which day they are invited to. Students are asked to only attend on the day they are invited to, as other students are slotted for the other days offered. This is not mandatory, just extra assistance for students to stay on track. If you have any questions in regards to Hawk Hour please contact Ms. Vicki Miller in the counseling department.

Valentine Celebrations

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. Due to safety restrictions, we will not be able to have traditional Valentine celebrations this year. We are asking families to not send treats, candy, or Valentine’s cards, but hope you can enjoy these things safely at home. We will however be having Spirit Week the week prior to break and will share out details soon.

Family Paint Night

BECS PTO invites you to join our Family Paint Night, Valentine's Day-themed and socially distanced! PTO is partnering and hosting with Julie Hernandez, a BECS parent, with Planks of Color, for a fun family paint night to do at your leisure. 50% percent of all proceeds will go to BECS for classroom and general school needs that will enrich the education of EVERY student at our school. Take a moment to register your family and forward the information to all your friends and family. Your participation is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your support!
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BECS School Survey of Parents/Guardians 20-21

Your feedback is important to us! Please take a moment to complete our parent survey. We would like to know how we are serving our BECS community. Please complete this survey no later than Monday, January 25th, 2021. Thank you for your time; we appreciate your input!

Changes to Reporting a Student Absence - Beginning Tuesday, January 19th

Every morning families will receive a text reminder on reporting a sick student. If your student(s) will be home sick or exposed to Covid 19, please open the following link and complete the sick student screener.

  • Please fill out the screening form online and submit it electronically. Please be sure to press submit at the end of the screener. This will streamline COVID screening processes.

  • If you fill out the sick student form, you do not have to call the school's attendance line to report your student’s absence.

  • If your student is missing school for anything other than an illness, please call the attendance line to report the absence.

  • If your student's symptoms have lasted over 24 hours, the nurse or site coordinator for your school will reach out to you by phone for the next steps.

Dress Code Reminders

  • Top colors are solid hunter green, navy blue, or white, WITH a school patch permanently attached in the upper corner.

  • Bottoms are navy blue or khaki.

  • Students can wear hoodies and jackets inside the building as long as they follow the requirements stated above.

  • No hats of any kind are allowed inside the building.

High School Info for 8th Grade Families

It’s hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about high school enrollment. Please CLICK HERE to view a compiled list of local schools and information that has been provided to us. We will update this information as it is received. Thank you!

Intent to Return 20/21 School Year & New Student Enrollment

We ask that every current BECS family complete our Intent to Return form declaring your family’s intentions for the coming year. Please fill out one form for each of your students. *8th grade families, please disregard this. The deadline for the completed Intent to Return process is Friday, February 26th, 2021.

Please note: The Intent to Return Process is only for existing students/families. If you seek new enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, please see the details below.

New Student Enrollment

The enrollment window for the 2021/22 school year is now open! Returning Bromley East Charter School students are automatically enrolled at BECS for the following year. They are not required to participate in the lottery process. Please contact our registrar Ms. Elizabeth Sumerix, with any questions. Additional information can also be found on the BECS website.

Soft Start

  • Starting on Tuesday, January 19, students in grades K - 8 will follow the inside morning routine for a soft start.

  • Students should maintain their normal drop off times and locations. Students should not arrive on campus before 8:00 AM. (See Arrival/Dismissal section below)

  • Upon arrival, students will enter through their grade level doors and report to their classroom, where their temperature will be taken.

  • The school day will continue to start at 8:30 AM.


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