August 26, 2022
Visible Learning - Flexibility
"Adapting to change with a good attitude"
After School Pick Up and Before School Drop Off
PLEASE only park in the handicap space if you have a legit placard from the state. We have actual individuals who NEED this parking and parents without a tag who are parking in these spaces.
Morning drop off is 7:30 - 8:30 am. Dropping students off BEFORE 7:30 am is extremely unsafe as there is NO supervision for them. Please help us keep our kids safe by dropping your students off in the morning at or after 7:30 am.
Online Lunch Payments
When payments are made online we must complete several steps to get the payments moved to Aspire. We do this every Monday and Wednesday. After we run the online report it takes another day for the money to post to your student's Aspire account. Please allow 3 - 5 days from the day you make the online payment to the day the information posts in Aspire.
The link to make payments online is found on our website by selecting the MEALS icon.
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID they should remain home in isolation for five days from the first date of symptoms. When they return to school, they should wear a mask for five more days. If a student or staff member is in proximity (within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes) to an individual in the home who tests positive for COVID, the exposed individual should wear a mask at school for at least 10 days following exposure.
Fire Drill Monday at 2:30
“Restorative Justice (RJ) is a values-based approach to community building, problem solving, and conflict resolution that is used in schools, the justice system, and community organizations to build and restore relationships, create opportunities for dialogue, transform conflict and repair harm, and create just and equitable learning environments.” (https://www.rjutah.org/)
At Bridge Elementary, we utilize restorative justice as a way to help a student right the wrong that was committed and to help build positive relationships between students. This can involve a conversation, community service, peer to peer conversations, and discussions on topics that are helpful for the student (making friends, peer relationships, handling big feelings, etc).
Restorative justice is another avenue we utilize when managing behaviors at Bridge. This is a preferred route rather than a traditional suspension from the class for all behaviors. Suspension is still utilized, as needed, but utilizing restorative practices and having an opportunity to work through a problem between students, in their class, or with an issue on the playground has more learning and growth than a traditional suspension. Our goal is to help to build responsible and respectful relationships and students who will go out into the community and do great things.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Bridge Elementary is committed to maintaining a school climate that is safe, welcoming, and free of harassment and discrimination. The School prohibits all forms of harassment, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, or genetic information.
We encourage anyone who believes they (or someone else) have been subjected to harassment or discrimination at the School to file a complaint with the School’s [Director/Principal/Lead Director] or Title IX Coordinator. The School will promptly investigate and resolve all such complaints in accordance with School policy.
If you would like to learn more about how the School handles complaints of harassment or discrimination, please review the School’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and its Civil Rights Policy on the School’s website at https://www.bridgecharter.org/policies-procedures
Bridge Elementary receives our Title I funding based on the percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch. For this reason we encourage ALL families to apply for Free/Reduced lunch through Aspire to ensure every single student receives the services needed, including access to free or reduced meals if appropriate.
Title I provides avenues for parent input and participation. We do this through our surveys and the link to the form on our website which allows parents to submit questions and suggestions.
You can find more information about Title I through a video on our website at:
Friday After-School Programs Offered by Two Vendors - Begins September 9
Please take a moment to ensure ALL your child's emergency contacts are added and they have a little green arrow next to their name indicating they are allowed to check out your child from school.
You can log into Aspire, and find the instructions to set up your Aspire account, on the Student Data page on our website.
Meals at Bridge
Application for FREE / REDUCED Breakfast and Lunch
The application for FREE/Reduced meals is completed through Aspire. We will have someone from our lunch team available during Back to School Night to help you with this process. They will be in the Middle KIVA on the main floor.
Student Breakfast SERVED 7:45 - 8:15 am
Free - Free
Reduced - $.30
Full price student - $1.50
Adult Breakfast = $2.50
Free - Free
Reduced - $.40
Full price student - $2.60
Adult or Student Extra Unreimbursed Lunch = $3.85
Dinner for BASE Students = FREE
Paying for Meals
You can pay online using our Secure Instant Payments portal or you can pay using cash/check in the front office.
Menus for all meals are posted on our website at: https://www.bridgecharter.org/lunch
FFVP - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Bridge was awarded a grant to provide students fresh fruit and vegetables for snack each day, M-TH. This program is designed to give students the chance to try new, fresh and healthy foods that they may not otherwise have a chance to try. Our kids LOVE this program and find all kinds of yummy things and sometimes, something they think is "yucky". This program will begin next week!
Who to Contact
At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Sara Tucker - Sara@BridgeCharter.org
- Morning Supervision and BASE
- 504 Plans
- ELL Coordinator
Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams - Lwilliams@BridgeCharter.org
School Nurse - Vicki Ross - Vicki@bridgecharter.org
Diane Nelson Lead SpED Teacher - Diane@BridgeCharter.org
Julie Christensen SpED Director - Julie@BridgeCharter.org
Meal Issues - Jodi Jensen - Jodi@BridgeCharter.org
Classroom Teachers - see website - https://www.bridgecharter.org/teachers
- Daily activities for your child
- Student progress
- Questions about student schedule