The Paw Print

Volume 30 May 14, 2021

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Math Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, Brevard Public Schools will be adopting a new math textbook for students in grades K-12. It is imperative that we receive input from all stakeholders. Please use the survey link below to provide feedback to the team completing the adoption.


Pictures from Around Campus

Check out the photos below from Mrs. Manchur's sixth grade social studies classes. They are wrapping up their study of ancient civilizations.

What will 2021-2022 look like?

Preliminary Information for the 2021-22 School Year from the BPS Website

"We understand there are many questions with regard to what next school year will look like. We are currently working through and finalizing many details, but wanted to provide you with some preliminary information as we look forward to a new school year in the fall. As more information becomes available, we will be sharing that with you. Thank you for your continued cooperation, support and for your partnership in educating our children through a very challenging time."

Visit the BPS website for more information.

Surfside will continue to communicate changes throughout the summer via email and text messages. Please be on the lookout.

Interested in Being a Business Partner?

We are looking for businesses to partner with us for the 2021-2022 school year. Our hope is to extend our network within the community and foster relationships with organizations in order to best serve our students. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Karen Heim our bookkeeper at
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Important Dates and Reminders

May 18 - 19- FCAT Science for grade 5

May 31 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 1st-3rd- Early Release Days

June 3rd- Report cards and last day of school

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Safety Reminders

Cassia Blvd. is quite congested in the afternoons. Please remember that we have families crossing this street to meet children who walk home from school. Please adhere to all traffic laws and help us keep all Panthers safe.

Thank you!

Dress Code Reminders

As the weather is warming up, we're noticing many of our children wearing very short shorts and crop style tops. Just a reminder, no part of the belly should be seen when students raise their hands over their head. Students will have to call home if they violate dress code.

Below is the exact language from the Brevard Public Schools Code of Student Conduct regarding dress code.

Upper Garments

Upper garments must adequately cover the waistline and must not expose the midriff while the student is performing normal school-related activities(studying, retrieving books, raising hands, etc.).

Lower Garments

Shorts must have clearly discernable inseams of reasonable length and cover the buttocks. Short shorts are prohibited.

Garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student.


Students in K-6 must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for recess and physical education.

Arriving to School & Breakfast reminders

Students needing to eat breakfast may arrive between 7:45 and 8 am and receive a free breakfast. However, if students are not eating breakfast, they should arrive at 8 am when the classroom doors open to have time to get unpacked and begin their day. We're also having some students arrive very close to 8:15 and still want breakfast, but it does not allow for ample time to eat before instruction begins. Thank you for your assistance and support in the mornings to our arrival procedures.

Clinic Quarantine Information

Students who go the school clinic and show any symptoms of Covid-19 will be sent home and required to quarantine for a period of ten days. The list of symptoms can be found below.

Students may return to school sooner if they meet the following criteria;

1. A medical release from your child’s doctor clearing them to return to school OR

2. A negative viral Covid-19 test (must be a PCR, not a Rapid Antigen test) AND

3. No fever (100.4 or greater) for at least 24 hours without medication


· Fever greater than 100.4

· Chills

· Cough

· Congestion

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore Throat

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea


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Summer Communications

Our Paw Print Newsletter will not be published every week this summer. We will send one in June and one in July. If more information needs to be shared, we will send information via email.

Surfside Elementary School

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Surfside Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment where high quality education occurs for all students.