Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

January 2021 Family Newsletter

January Calendar Dates:

  • Jan. 4: School Resumes@ 8:05
  • Jan. 8: Alternating Friday School for "M/W" students
  • Jan. 15: Alternating Friday School for "T/Th" students
  • Jan. 18: NO SCHOOL (Human Rights Day)
  • Jan. 22: Alternating Friday School for "M/W" students
  • Jan. 22: End of the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
  • Jan. 25: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
  • Jan. 26: 2nd Semester Begins
  • Jan. 28: Virtual PTA Meeting @ 4:00 (a link will be sent out)
  • Jan. 29: Alternating Friday for "M/W" students

From the Principal...

Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s), & Students,


It is hard to believe we are nearly half way through another school year and we haven't had to shut down! Our school elves have been reporting to Santa just how amazing your kids are in school. You should be proud! Thank you for supporting good learning habits at home and for supporting all of the COVID safety protocols each and every day. Your kids make it look so easy and normal.


During the winter break, if you're looking for things to do with your family, you might consider:

  • playing board games or cards
  • reading as a family
  • doing a puzzle
  • practicing new learning with our online programs/teacher activities found under 'students' on our website or on the teacher's communication information
  • enjoying the outdoors & quality family time
  • writing letters
  • coloring


Merriest wishes to you all this holiday season! Watch for my special 'student thank you' message via the McCall Chamber video (coming our way soon)! See you back in school on Monday, January 4th!


Mrs. Berg, Principal

2nd Semester Calendar ~ 2021

Please note that the Friday's are not always alternating or every other week; but rather designed to equal the same amount of school days for both our M/W and T/Th students. This is the board approved 2nd semester calendar to follow.
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2nd Semester Online School Update

Thank you to everyone who submitted your change requests for the 2nd semester. Based on those results and your feedback, we will continue to offer the district's K-5 learners the continuation of our online school until the end of the school year with the enrollment of 51 students.


If you are an online family, please check your email from this week as we sent you an update which includes information on teacher assignments and schedules starting on January 26, 2021.

Send 5 Items Daily for Outside Time

Please send children to school with '5' items for outside play, daily.


  1. Hat
  2. Boots
  3. Coat/Jacket
  4. Snowpants
  5. Gloves/Mittens

Lost & Found

Let us know if you recognize anything from the photos below.

School Closure/Delay Reminders

In the event of a Snow Day, you will be notified by phone and email through our automated calling system. The district will try to make a decision no later than 6:30 AM to either:


  1. CANCEL school for the day (for all students)
  2. Implement “2 HOUR DELAY” (Buses pick up 2 hours later than normal and the school day would run from 10:05-3:00.)

Microsoft Teams

All BRMES students have a Microsoft account provided by the school district. If we end up going to an all-online schedule; all students will need to know how to login to his/her Microsoft account from home to access Microsoft Teams and connect with his/her teacher for live lessons every other day. We are continuing to teach/prepare ourselves and the students, just in case. There is also a free Teams App you can try as well. Ask your child(ren) or the classroom teachers if you need help.

Powerschool

Powerschool is an excellent tool for parents to keep track of their child's daily schedule, attendance, and grades. Please call us to create an account if you haven't yet done so. Once you have an account, you can download the Powerschool app to use from a mobile device. Our code is: XLLD. Call us if you are needing further assistance @ 634-2219.

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BRMES School Hours:

7:45-8:10: DROP OFF TIMES {Doors open @ 7:45 AM}

8:10: SCHOOL STARTS

8:15: TARDY BELL

3:00: DISMISSAL

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Join us for a Virtual PTA Meeting!

Join us for a Virtual PTA meeting via Zoom!


  • Thursday, January 28th @ 4:00 PM on Zoom (we will share a link when it is closer)
  • PTA is a great way to get involved, make new friends, and make a difference
  • All BRMES families are invited!
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5th Grade: Free Brundage Season Pass Offer

We recently sent out the Brundage registration form to all of our 5th graders; which earns all BRMES 5th graders a free season pass. If you returned your child's registration form, your child's season pass will be ready for pick up at the Brundage Mountain Guest Services office on the first floor of the lodge.

5th & 6th Grades: Idaho Ski Passport

Let your 5th (or 6th) grader ski up to 18 mountains for just $18 with the Idaho Peak Season passport. Now available at skiidaho.us

4th Grade: Free Christmas Tree Permits (& Free National Park Pass)

In coordination with the “Every Kid Outdoors” program, fourth-graders who are participating in the Every Kid Outdoors program can receive a free Christmas tree permit. The U.S. Forest Service is among several federal agencies that support the Every Kid Outdoors initiative which is a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. The initiative provides a free pass to all fourth-grade students who first go to this link and complete the application process for a pass, print the pass and call a Forest Service office for curbside service. If utilizing the online system at recreation.gov, enter the pass number when prompted.

Join the PTA Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the BRMES Facebook page. It includes community & school events and photos throughout the year and allows you to meet other BRMES families.

Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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