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Bernice Young Elementary Newsletter

Back to School Edition August 17, 2020

Principal Corner

The time is almost here!!! Teachers are back and working hard to have their classrooms, daily routines, and schedules ready for their students. They can't wait to meet you at the open house. Just a reminder, we will have the outside "Meet and Greet" on Monday for Kindergarten (come to the back of the school), Tuesday for 1st/2nd, and Wednesday for 3rd/4th/5th grades.


We have outlined some important information about what school will look like in this week's newsletter. I know it is long but please read to the end. A popular student question is will we have specials? The good news is students will travel to ALL specials!


Thank you for getting your child ready for this school year. Any practice they can have wearing a face covering, opening their own lunch items, or washing their hands thoroughly will be appreciated.


Have a good last week of summer! We look forward to meeting you soon. Please reach out if you have additional questions.

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Registration Gateway---- Very Important

You should have received a letter in the mail asking you to update information on your student. It is very important you complete the update. This update includes any health concerns for our nurse, updated contact info, emergency contacts, and the technology acceptance use policy for your child. You must complete this before an ipad or chromebook can be issued to your child.


If you did not receive the letter please use this link (https://rgupdate.sdale.org/). Log into the returning student tab and NOT the new enrollment tab. You will be asked to verify your child's information. You will need their 9 digit student id for user name and their birthdate as the password (xx/xx/xxxx). This should be repeated for each one of your children that attends Springdale Public Schools.

If your student does not know his/her ID (student email addresses/lunch cards have their ID numbers) please call the office and we can help you.

Blended Learning Model

Thank you for completing your returning to school survey. Important information for those that have chosen the blended learning option.


  • Students will attend either M/W/F or T/TH.
  • Students will be issued a device (ipad for K/1 and Chromebook for 2-5) so they can participate in their asynchronous learning on their remote learning days.
  • Classroom teachers will ask families to join the Learning Management System (K-2 is SeeSaw and 3-5 is Google Classroom). Teachers will attach the weekly at-home learning to the management system. The remote learning will be self-guided.
  • Students will need to complete the at-home learning on their remote learning days.
  • Classroom teachers will be busy working with students that are participating in on-site learning. If your child has a question while working from home, please send an email to get help from a support staff member. The email address is young-remote@sdale.org. Classroom teachers will not be able to respond due to their on-site obligations.
  • A staff member will return all emails within 2 hours.

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Technology Insurance

Please watch for information coming home on technology insurance. Students on the blended learning model will bring home technology regularly. Others will have technology at home if we close due to Covid.

Upcoming Events

July 31- Deadline to sign up for Virtual School through DTSOI

August17-19 - Outdoor "Meet and Greet"

August 24- First Day of School

September 7- Labor Day (No School)

About our School

  • Bernice Young Elementary was established in August 2000.
  • School mascot is the Yellowjacket
  • School colors are Red, Yellow, and Black
  • Principal- Christy Norwood
  • Assistant Principal- Stacey Plumlee

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