Peek at the Bancroft Week
Volume 2 Edition 8 & 9
October 11- 22, 2021
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming....
Teachers will be meeting with each family to discuss progress and next best steps for each student.
School hours have been adjusted for some grade levels:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Kinder - Regular Schedule for Early and Late Friends (no changes)
1st - 5th 8:00am-1:30pm
Kinder - 8a-11:20pm
1st - 5th - 8:00am - 12:20pm
Contra Costa County Libraries
Please let teachers and students know that they can use their eCard or Library card number to log in to connect to FREE Online Tutors. Trained tutors are available for academic assistance every day from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Includes resume writing support help for adult learners. Spanish speaking tutors are also available. Encourage students to get a library card now.
COVID-19 Information Page
We are trying to hire noon supervisors. If you or anyone you know are interested in working at Bancroft just 8 hours a week, please click on the link here or go to the district website. All our lunch supervisors were parents of former students that just wanted to work where their child attended school. It's a win-win for all.
Arrival and Dismissal
Thank you for continued support at arriving and leaving school each day. We are seeing great improvements with the flow of traffic.
To help facilitate a smooth and safe drop-off/pick-up in a timely manner, please:
Drive carefully and slowly. Leave a little earlier so that can slow down as you approach our school.
Use the arrival and departure paths indicated on the map below. Enter and exit Parish Dr from Arkell.
Do not stop in the middle of the street to drop-off or pick-up children. Bicycles and cars attempt to pass
and this can cause accidents.
Do not make U-turns on any street. Follow the paths on the map below to exit the neighborhood.
Do not drop off in the handicap parking spaces unless authorized.
Pedestrians have the right of way! Stop at all stop signs and crosswalks.
Once in the drop-off loop, please pull all the way forward before stopping to keep the flow of traffic going
Children should be ready to exit the car when you pull up - backpack ready and goodbyes said, then exit curbside for a great day. (DO NOT LEAVE VEHICLES UNATTENDED)
Have your child exit the car only from passenger side of the vehicle when using the drop-off loop. Those who have already dropped off their children will be utilizing the adjacent drive-thru lane.
Remember the Bus Circle is for Busses Only. Do not drop off or park in this area.
Pedestrians – please follow crossing guard directions and wait for them to stop traffic before crossing at the corner of Claborne Dr. and Parish Rd.
Crosswalks & Crossing Gaurds: Pedestrians should use the crosswalks when crossing the streets around the school. If crossing guards are posted at the intersection you are crossing (Treat/Carriage and Claborne/Parish), please respect the directions of the crossing guard and wait for escort across the street.
Bicycles and Scooters: Bicyclists and scooter riders must wear helmets. Bicycles and scooters must be walked on campus, on the sidewalks around the campus, and across crosswalks.
Late arrival: Bancroft closes its campus shortly after the bell rings for class instruction to begin. If your student arrives late and the doors are closed, they should ring the doorbell at the front office and sign in. Younger students are then escorted by office staff to their respective classes.
Pets: No pets are allowed on campus at any time.
On-Campus Safety/Visitation: For the protection of our children, Bancroft Elementary is a closed campus. If you are going to be on campus or need to take your child out of school during the school day, you need to obtain entrance to the office by ringing the doorbell at the front office.
All persons on campus are required to wear either a school district photo ID or a visitor badge.
o Sign yourself in on the visitor clipboard in the office and get a visitor badge.
o All classroom volunteers must be fingerprinted and cleared through MDUSD.
To take your child out of school during the day, notify office staff and use the student sign-outs
A few things to know regarding attendance:
School Site Council
10/15/2021 SPSA Work Session @ 3:15 p.m.
Parent / Teacher Communication
We are very fortunate to have the finest teachers in the district right here at Bancroft. Our teachers are using a variety of tools, large group, small group, and individual time with students to make sure every child gets the education they need and deserve. When ever you have a questions, concern, or commendation, please reach out to your teacher directly, as they have the most correct and up to date answer possible.
- Students are required to attend classes, and teachers are taking attendance daily.
- You will need to excuse your child's absence like you do during in-person instruction.
- Students who cannot attend class should contact their teacher about how to attain the instruction and/or make-up the work they missed.
Parent / Teacher Communication
Mrs. Burns has been hard at work in the garden. Our students are getting to enjoy the fruits of her labor by being allowed to work in the outdoor space.
Learn how to be a volunteer at Bancroft.
Ongoing COVID-19 Testing and Protocols
10/16 - Fall Fest and Ice Cream Social
10/18 - 10/29 Parent Teacher Conferences
10/23 -31 Red Ribbon Week
10/29 - Costumer Parade Grades K-1
11/2 - Make-up Picture Day
11/9 - PFC Meeting
11/22-26 - Thanksgiving Break