Giddy Up

Brookwood Elementary School - August 20, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • August 23 - Specials: K-1 - Day 6; 2-5 - Day 3
  • August 24 - Specials: K-1 - Day 7; 2-5 - Day 4
  • August 25 - Specials: K-1 - Day 8; 2-5 - Day 5
  • August 26 - Specials: K-1 - Day 1; 2-5 - Day 6
  • August 27 - Specials: K-1 - Day 2; 2-5 - Day 7
  • August 31 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • September 6 - Labor Day - Student & Staff Holiday
  • September 14 - Digital Learning Day #1
  • September 21 - BES Night at Texas Roadhouse

Car Rider Procedures

Thank you for your patience as we continue to adjust our AM and PM car rider process. Please follow the procedures listed below to help our arrival and dismissal operate efficiently.


Car Rider Procedures


  1. We encourage you to let your student ride the bus to and from school. If you choose to bring or pick up your student, you must get in the carpool line and follow these procedures. Never park in an adjoining neighborhood, on the street, or in our parking lot to pick up or drop off your student.
  2. The carpool line begins in the lower bus parking lot off Holly Brook Road.
  3. Please do not make a U-turn in the middle of Hollybrook Road to enter the carpool line. Making a U-turn is unsafe and a traffic violation. Also, do not use the Brookwood Manor entrance or the neighborhoods across the street to make a U-turn.
  4. In order to arrive on Holly Brook Road in the correct direction to get in the carpool line, there are a couple of routes that can be taken. One option is to take Five Forks Trickum Road to Oak Road. Turn left onto Oak Road, then turn left onto Highpoint Road, which turns into Holly Brook Road. Another option is to take Dogwood Road to Mountain View Road. Turn right onto Mountain View Road. Then take a right onto Oak Road. Next, take a right onto Holly Brook Road.
  5. Cars are not allowed to use the front drive during arrival and dismissal times. (8:20 am – 8:45 am and 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm)
  6. FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS BEFORE 8:20 AM. You will know it is time to let them out when you see the staff members come out.
  7. The BES Tardy Bell rings at 8:50am. If for any reason your student arrives after 8:50 am, you must escort your student into the building to check in and provide information regarding the reason for your student’s tardiness. The front drive may be used after all buses have left.
  8. Please also help us be safe in the car rider lines by not talking on your cell phone when you are dropping off or picking up students. We really want your attention on the students as they arrive and leave each day and on helping us keep them all safe.
  9. Please pull down as far as you can so that we can unload and load several cars at once. Please be patient and do not pass other cars while we are unloading & loading students. Please stay in line between the cones and the curb. Do not move until directed by BES staff.
  10. Students should open and close their car doors independently. We are trying to allow several cars to drop off and pick up their students at once and our attention needs to be focused on the safety of students.
  11. Please help us keep the line moving by having your child ready to exit your car. Masks and bookbags should be handy or already on your child.
  12. Staff members on duty will look for the student’s number on the car rider tag provided to you. Your car rider tag needs to be hung on your mirror each day and remain there until your student is safely in the vehicle. If you do not have your tag, you will be asked to provide photo identification and the pick-up process will take longer. You are welcome to request additional tags as needed through our front office.
  13. If someone different is picking up your student, you will need to send a note to the office in the morning. We will then give your student a pass to take to the staff that is on duty. The person picking up will be required to present photo ID that matches the name on your note.
  14. When exiting please follow the directions of staff members. Please note you cannot make a left turn out of the bottom parking lot during arrival and dismissal.
  15. Please know that safety is our priority, and we appreciate your help by following our procedures.

A MESSAGE FROM The BES HEALTH RESPONSE TEAM

Did you know that Brookwood ES has a Health Response Team (HRT) which manages and communicates COVID related information with staff, students and parents? The HRT gathers information, conducts contact investigations and communicates as needed. In the next few months, it is important that you continue to alert the school if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for the virus.

Common symptoms include:

Fever (100.4 or higher), Cough, Shortness of breath, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, fatigue


Brookwood ES HRT Members:

Brookwood ES: 770-736-4360

Brooke Ahlers: brooke.ahlers@gcpsk12.org

Bridget Fagan: bridget.fagan@gcpsk12.org

Tiffany Pruitt: tiffany.pruitt@gcpsk12.org

Debbie Taylor: debbie.taylor@gcpsk12.org

Buy your Yearbook Now and Save!

The 2021- 2022 Brookwood Elementary Yearbook is now available for pre-order! Order early to ensure your child gets a book in May.


Get your yearbook NOW for the lowest price of the year. Place your order by August 27th to purchase this year's yearbook for only $32.00!

Celebrate Your 5th Grader in the Yearbook!

Make your 5th Grader's Brookwood Elementary School yearbook even more special! Purchasing a 5th Grade Ad in Brookwood Elementary School's yearbook is a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate the important milestone of the completion of elementary school.


Create and purchase your 5th grade ad between now and September 27th to receive the EARLY DISCOUNT! This year we have two ad sizes to choose from:

  • 1/4 Page - $20 (After September 27th - $30)
  • 1/8 Page - $12 (After September 27th - $20)

Go to the Jostens website to purchase your ad before the price goes up!

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PTA Announcements

Missed Curriculum Night? View the PTA Welcome Back message!

PTA Back to School Message

Join PTA

Have you joined Brookwood Elementary's awesome PTA? It is not too late! Go to the PTA website to purchase your membership and help support the students and staff of Brookwood Elementary school!

PTA Spirit Wear Sale Extended

Today, Friday, August 20th, is the last day to order Brookwood Elementary Spiritwear. Place your order online at the PTA shop. All orders will be delivered to classrooms on September 16th.

Media Center Volunteers Needed

The Brookwood Elementary Media Center is looking for parent volunteers to assist with shelving books and occasional book check-out. Volunteers will need to be able to complete 3-hour shifts and sign up for the same date and time each week or every other week.


If you would like to volunteer in the Media Center, please go to Sign Up Genius.

From the Community

Brookwood High School SGA Movie Night Rescheduled Due to Weather

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