February 4, 2022
Did you know you can access ALL of our previous weekly bulletins on our website under EVENTS > Bridge Bulletin? You can find them here: https://www.bridgecharter.org/bridge-bulletin
On Tuesday Roy City used our school for a town hall meeting to let residents provide comment on the proposed housing development for the property south of the school. During this discussion the residents mentioned the numbers of parents walking their students across the street from the sidewalk west of the school, and the danger this presents. PLEASE help us keep our families safe and refrain from parking on the west curb (next to the fence line along the canal). Since Midland is currently closed there is a lot less traffic but the danger of someone getting hit by a vehicle is still present. Once construction is complete and the road is open, the city will paint the curb red and post no parking signs.
Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the weekend!
COVID Numbers and Mask Updates
We are tracking ALL COVID positive cases and at-home exposures as reported to us by parents, staff and the health department.. These are the numbers of reported COVID positive staff and students over the past 7 days. PLEASE remember the mask status may change based on information received from staff, parents and the health department over the weekend.
COVID + Students = 6
COVID + Staff = 0
As we have mentioned multiple times, Bridge is doing everything possible to keep our doors open for kids. Last year the ONLY option was to quarantine an entire class for 10 days when a student tested positive for COVID. This year, students who are exposed to a COVID positive student now have an option - quarantine for 10 days or wear a mask at school.
Students who are exposed to a COVID positive person at home have different options based on vaccination status. Fully vaccinated students can come to school but must wear a mask for 10 days. Unvaccinated students must quarantine at home for five days and then can return to school, with a mask, for five more days. Students who choose not to wear a mask must stay home and quarantine for the full 10 days.
Last year Bridge completed the State's requirement for having an online learning option available. This year, Bridge does NOT have an online learning option; however, students CAN do Imagine Learning reading and math at home to help them stay engaged while home with COVID or on quarantine.
As of this newsletter (Friday afternoon), students in 5th grade are the only class that must either quarantine at home or wear a mask to school. The last day for a mask for 5th grade is Tuesday, February 8.
Roy City Donation
- PLP Meetings (grades 1 - 6)
- Parent Teacher Conferences (March)
- Parent and School compact (viewed with registration materials and on our website)
- Volunteer Opportunities (contact teachers)
- Weekly Bridge Bulletin
- Family Surveys (three times each year - winter is open now)
- Lunch for Safety Program (https://www.bridgecharter.org/lunch)
- Skate Night (January and April)
- Math Night (coming in May)
- Summer Fun Party
- Back to School Night
The Winter 2022 Family Survey is now open. The link to the survey was sent in an email on Wednesday. The survey closes on February 11. The data gathered through these surveys is invaluable at helping us tweak our programs and processes to ensure we are providing a safe, positive and engaging learning environment for all students. Results from the survey are shared through the Weekly Bulletin.
Yearbook Order Now Open
Order your yearbooks today! Yearbooks will NOT be sold at the school. They will be delivered to the school and handed to students on the last day of school.
Prepay Code: BridgeYB22
To order yearbooks online, CLICK HERE
You can also find this information on our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS at:
Guest Speakers in 6th Grade
- Judy Amsel - she sang the song "Dayenu" in Hebrew from the student's read aloud, "Devil's Arithmetic". The song means, "It would be enough."
- Zach Vigil - local horse trainer
- Andy Connolly - paleontologist from Utah Museum of Natural History
- Lt. Colonel Stuart Boyd - Civil Air Patrol
Siblings of Bridge Students and the Lottery
ENROLL ONLINE at https://www.bridgecharter.org/enroll-today
School Land Trust
The School LAND Trust program brings tens of millions of dollars annually to meet critical academic needs and enhance and improve academic excellence in Utah public schools. The funds are generated from the earnings on the permanent State School Fund, where revenue from school trust lands is invested. The funds are discretionary for academic instruction and play a vital role in student success.
Each district school in Utah elects a School Community Council (SCC) consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal. Charter Schools have Trust Lands Councils. All councils must have a two-parent member majority.
Each council identifies the focus of the School LAND Trust plan by carefully reviewing school-wide assessment data annually. Plans are developed to improve student academic performance in the identified areas with the annual School LAND Trust program funds. The plans are approved by the council, submitted on this website, and approved by the local school board or chartering entity.
Please use the link below to indicate your desire to serve on the Trust Lands Council.
Trust Lands Council: https://forms.gle/2fMuyEB5Ewus5R3b8
Bridge Curriculum and Resources and Utah Core Standards
Since we are a personalized learning school teachers are continuously reviewing data and adjusting instruction to meet student needs. Sometimes that instruction uses specialized curriculum a teacher has identified as necessary to help fill a learning gap or teach a specific skill. If you are curious as to WHAT your child's teacher is using as a teaching resource that is above and beyond the primary curriculum, please reach out to them for information.
Teachers use our primary resources and specialized resources to align instruction with the Utah State Core Standards for each grade level. You can find the core standards for each grade level and subject using this link:
Lunch for Safety Program
Bridge Elementary offers FREE lunch for all men and women safety officers and military personnel in uniform. We call this our LUNCH FOR SAFETY program. Please call the office at 801-499-5180 prior to 9 am if you would like to eat lunch with us to ensure our chefs have prepared enough. Lunch is served 11:00 am to 12:45 pm daily. When you arrive at the office just let them know you are at the school to eat free lunch for "Lunch for Safety". You will be provided a free lunch card. You can find our scrumptious menu on our website by clicking on the LUNCH icon: https://www.bridgecharter.org/lunch
If you would like to donate to this program you can donate in the office or using our DONATE icon on our home page.. Each lunch you donate will count as ONE volunteer hour. Thank you for supporting Bridge, our first responders, and military!
Valentines for Troops
Valentine's Day at Bridge
Four Day President's Day Weekend
Visible Learning - ENTHUSIASM
ENTHUSIASM teaches students to "PUT THEIR WHOL HEART INTO WHAT THEY DO".
Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:
- Be an energy giver
- Encourage others
- Treat every job as important
- Not be discouraged by failure
Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning
Substitute Teaching at Bridge
To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at: https://www.ready2teach.com/
The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR WHAT
Principal - Lani Rounds
Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)
Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans and BASE)
Curriculum and Instruction Specialist - Keri Toponce