A Note from Dr. Reynolds
It is hard to believe that this is our last official newsletter of the year! It has been a different year for sure, but it has been a good year! Although we have been forced to learn new ways of doing things, we believe that we have grown stronger in so many ways. We are so thankful that we have been in person when so many students and districts around the country have not been in person most of the year. We appreciate all of your support and flexibility this year. It is our plan and hope that when we return in the fall that things will look normal. We can't wait to have parents in the building working in classrooms and to eat lunch with students. We hope that you enjoy a great summer and be on the lookout for information on our summer reading program to keep everyone skills sharp!
May 11th K open house 6:00-7:00 ( this is a walk thru event for K families to see the school)
May 11th 5th grade visit to KDDC 9:00-10:00 (students will walk to KDDC to visit the building)
May 12th PTO Meeting Zoom 9:00 to vote in new board (PTO will send link via Facebook page)
May 14th Field Day (parents welcome no limit)
May 17th Field Day Make up
May 18th JA Biztown (WBE Version) we will attempt to replicate this at WBE our teachers are working on the details more info to come
May 19th School wide stem day
May 21st Birthday celebration
May 21st Gallop Day (K-4 students will go visit the next year teachers)
May 24th House Celebration
May 25th class celebrations
K 9:30 Classrooms
1st 12:00 Playground
2nd 12:00 gym
3rd 10:00 Outdoor area between K/1 and 2/3 wing
4th Outdoor classroom 10;00
5th graduation in gym 9:00 /10:00 on playground
- Monday, May 10th- Cafeteria Staff
- Tuesday, May 11th- Bus Drivers
- Wednesday, May 12th- Nurse Melanie
- Thursday, May 13th- Custodians
- Friday, May 14th- Teacher Assistants
A Look Ahead to 2021-2022
You will need to come to one of the Back to School Nights to complete registration and meet your child's teacher. The dates are July 26th or July 27th between 4 and 7 pm.
Required Documents for registration:
ALL STUDENTS must bring TWO proofs of residency of be turned in or copied.
Acceptable Proofs of Residency
(Proofs of Residency must be dated within 60 days of the day from the 26th or 27th of July to demonstrate in-zone status.)
▪ Legal document/lease showing proof of residency for a specific address (Notary public or typed/handwritten letters from the landowner are not accepted) or
▪ Current bill assigned to a specific address—electric, gas, water. (Cell phone, medical, and credit card bills are not accepted)
Summer Reading Program
One Book One School
Burrus Side Kicks
Wonderful SVA families,
Please see the email below for information regarding SVA from our Central Office. If you have attended WBE in person at any point, you will just come on the Back to School Nights to complete registration for next year. That will be July 26th and 27th. If this will be your first time attending WBE in person, our attendance clerk, Melissa Baxter, will contact you regarding next steps. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Thank you for your partnership.
As schools begin the registration process for next year, we have had many questions about Sumner Virtual Academy.
Next school year, all Sumner County Schools will return to full time in-person learning. We believe that a return to in-person learning is best for our students.
Sumner County Schools aspires to provide a high-quality standard of learning for our students that is best achieved by in-person classroom instruction. While our SVA teachers this year have done an incredible job, we believe there is no suitable substitute for face-to-face time with our teachers.
Virtual learning options will still be available for high school students through our E.B. Wilson Virtual High School.
Our principals and teachers look forward to our students returning to their classrooms next year so that we can continue to provide students with the same first-rate opportunities parents and students have come to expect from our schools.
5th Grade Dedication
Please join us Tuesday, May 11th for a tour of WBE between 6 and 7 pm. We will have teachers and staff available to answer questions. Please see the flyer below for an informational powerpoint and a video that shows a day in the life of a Kindergartener at WBE.
Cross Country Information
Glarea- Colton Lawson, Zoie Singleton, Kingston Felton, Richard Shaw
Compassio- Camille Keyner, Grayson Allgood Will Barron, Nyla Stanton
Intergratis- Charley Gordon, Drew Jones, Allye Mullins, Cameron Ervin
Quantum- Brantley Carter, Greyson May, Mason Currey, Paxton Leffew
Please continue to monitor your child and consult with your doctor for any symptoms of illness such as fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste and/or smell, vomiting or diarrhea. If your child has a fever >100, they must stay home and be fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medications before returning to school. Also, as a reminder, if your child is tested for COVID-19, they must remain out of school until the test results come back. Please email or fax the results to me.
Melanie Shepard, BSN, RN
Dr. WIlliam Burrus Elementary is a STEM designated school located in Hendersonville, TN with about 600 students. We have also been designated by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School for student achievement and growth. We are dedicated to building student leaders who possess the 21st century skills necessary to lead and achieve.
Principal: Mary Day Reynolds, Ed.D
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Anglin, Ed.S