The Paw Print
Volume 26 April 16, 2021
April is Month of the Military Child
There are over 1,500 students in BPS who have at least one parent who is an active military member and 64 schools have at least one military child as a student.
With Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County, BPS has long history of educating children of the military. During Tuesday's School Board meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a proclamation designating April 2021 as "Month of the Military Child" in Brevard Public Schools.
The proclamation also recognizes and celebrates April 21, 2021, as "Purple Up for Military Kids" day. We encourage all staff and students to wear purple on April 21st to show support for children of the military. April 21st is the date selected by the Florida Department of Education to honor our military children.
Welcome Class of 2034!
Staff Appreciation Week
Parent Input Forms
Important Dates and Reminders
March 22 - April 15 - One School, One Book - We are joining together as a school community to read the One and Only Ivan. Please tune in each night to the read aloud from various staff members. You can access this on our Surfside website, https://www.brevardschools.org/SurfsideES.
March 22 - April 2 - Returning Student Registrations - Please return packets ASAP.
March 29 - April 2 - Kindergarten Registration - Welcome Class of 2034!!!! If you missed the deadline, that is ok. Please stop by and get your packet from the front office. We will continue to accept registrations through the summer.
April 26- No School for students and teachers
April 28- Virtual Kindergarten Round-up 6-7 pm
May 3rd-7th- Staff Appreciation Week
May 4 - 5- FSA Reading for grades 4-6
May 11 - 12- FSA Math for grades 3-6
May 18 - 19- FCAT Science for grade 5
June 1st-3rd- Early Release Days
June 3rd-Report cards and last day of school
Please send all registrations in as soon as possible.
Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Calendar
Dress Code Reminders
Below is the exact language from the Brevard Public Schools Code of Student Conduct regarding dress code.
Upper garments must adequately cover the waistline and must not expose the midriff while the student is performing normal school-related activities(studying, retrieving books, raising hands, etc.).
Shorts must have clearly discernable inseams of reasonable length and cover the buttocks. Short shorts are prohibited.
Garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student.
Students in K-6 must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for recess and physical education.
Arriving to School & Breakfast reminders
Clinic Quarantine Information
Students who go the school clinic and show any symptoms of Covid-19 will be sent home and required to quarantine for a period of ten days. The list of symptoms can be found below.
Students may return to school sooner if they meet the following criteria;
1. A medical release from your child’s doctor clearing them to return to school OR
2. A negative viral Covid-19 test (must be a PCR, not a Rapid Antigen test) AND
3. No fever (100.4 or greater) for at least 24 hours without medication
· Fever greater than 100.4
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· New loss of taste or smell
· Sore Throat
· Nausea or vomiting
Surfside Elementary School
Surfside Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment where high quality education occurs for all students.