The BGS Bulletin

BGS Parent Newsletter - March 2022

Absent Students

To report your student absent please call Bren at 309-446-3366 or email Bren at

MARCH MADNESS - Important Dates

February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America Week

March 4: End of 3rd Grading Period

March 7 - 8: Erin's Law Presentations (K - 8th Grades)

March 8 - 10: IL Science Assessment Grade 8

March 11: Report Cards Sent Home

March 11: Severe Weather Drill

March 16: BOE Meeting 7pm @ High School

March 16: 1:50 dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conf (2:30-4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00)

March 17: 1:50 dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conf (2:30-4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00)

March 16 - 17: Chrome Book Sale 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm - @ the high school

March 18 - March 25: NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK

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sent home March 11th

Remember to check your Student's bookbag

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MARCH 16th & MARCH 17th 2022

1:50 PM


Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 16th from 2:30 - 4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00 PM

March 17th from 2:30 - 4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Sign up Instructions

Click on the SKYWARD PARENT PORTAL (link below)

Log Into Skyward Parent Portal


Step 1: Select a Teacher

Step 2: Select an open time slot for that teacher

Step 3: Your Conference time is under "My Conference Scheduler"

K - 4 Grade Parents - please select ONLY 1 PRIMARY teacher time slot/student

Step 4: Check the "Done Scheduling" box in the right corner

Skyward Parent Portal

Click on the skyward parent portal link to Skyward and sign up for conferences

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Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) & Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

IAR - Grades 3 - 8 will be APRIL 4th - 8th

ISA - Grade 8 will be March 8 - 10

ISA - Grade 5 will be April 20 - 22

It is very important that your student(s) are in attendance on these dates to prevent make-up testing. Please make every effort to not schedule appointments on these dates. Contact your child's teacher for their individual testing times.

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Brimfield Grade School Graduation

Brimfield Grade School graduation has been scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Brimfield Grade School Gymnasium. The last day of school for 8th grade is Thursday, May 19th with graduation practice in the morning; students can leave after practice around 10:00 am with parent permission and transportation.


The last day of school for K - 7th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th are both 1:50 EARLY DISMISSALS.

AM/PM Bright Futures Students' last day is Monday, May 23, 2022. This is a 1:50 dismissal time.

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K-5 Winter Recess Guidelines

K-4 will use the following guidelines for determining outdoor recess as we now are entering the winter months. Students that don’t have appropriate outdoor clothing should stay in the classroom with an assistant or the classroom teacher. It is important that parents be notified that students should have the appropriate outdoor attire daily.

Temperature guidelines will be set at a wind chill OR actual air temperature reading of 20 degrees as the minimum outdoor temperature for recess breaks. We will use the REAL FEEL temperature reading on or using The Weather Channel App. However, the chart below is used to determine appropriate outdoor time for a fluctuating wind chill. Since recess is less than 20 minutes, we should be prepared to be outside when the chart is green or yellow. (Except for the yellow boxes that are below 20 degrees.)

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Information Coming Soon Regarding Kindergarten Registration SY22-23