Clinkscale Connection

Clinkscale Elementary

Week of August 3, 2020

A message from Mrs. Allen...


**The following message was sent out(on Aug. 3rd) from BISD regarding the start of school. You can read it here.

***Please be sure to do 2 things ASAP....1.your yearly online registration for your student and 2. log on to your Family Access soon as possible to select your preference of instruction...virtual or in-person. If you have log in difficulty, you can email Susan Clark at

The above information is critical to help us in planning for classrooms and teachers.

This newsletter can/will be updated in "real-time", when we get additional/changing information, so you are welcome to reference this for the remainder of the summer. We will continue to update, tweek, add to the FAQs below for your reference.

***Please see the following link below this message

for campus specific Cinkscale Campus protocols***

We are rolling with the punches that this crazy time has thrown at us and planning strategically for an incredible 2020-21 school year! Thank you for your continued support and love as we navigate the newness and changes that are inevitable. Please feel free to email us with ideas/concerns/questions @ or

We love and miss our families and look forward to get back together soon!


Mrs. Allen


Frequently Asked Questions....

**1. What day will instruction start? August 31st is the first week of school. Please see below...

If your instructional choice is virtual, your student will start virtual instruction on Aug. 31st.

If your instructional choice is in-person, your student will be an altered schedule for the first week of learning(a few days in-person and a few days virtual). First week only! and, in-person students will begin fully on Sept. 8th. It will be normal start/end times for days on campus, and buses. This is a normal school day and all policies for visitors will be followed.



On Campus: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Virtual: Friday

1st grade

On Campus: Monday, Friday

Virtual: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

2nd grade

On Campus: Tuesday, Friday

Virtual: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

3rd grade

On Campus: Wednesday

Virtual: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

4th grade

On Campus: Thursday

Virtual: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

5th grade:

On Campus: Thursday

Virtual: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

2. What about school supplies lists? Other than basic school supplies, we do not request parents purchase additional supplies.Students will need basic supplies for individual use that they can keep in a small school box/container for when students return to "in-person" instruction. For example, pencil box, pencils(ticonderoga), glue stick, crayons/colored pencils(4th-5th), scissors, black expo markers, paper. A few of the "nice to have" items include, kleenex and ear buds.

3. What if we ordered school supplies through EPI? If you pre-ordered supplies, they have arrived!! We will have "pick-up" times available Aug. 24th....9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

4. Will we have "Meet the Teacher" this year? Yes, but it will be held virtually and a date will be coming soon. Meet the Teacher will not look like it has in the past. Since we are starting "virtually," teachers and staff are planning/preparing for creative ways to "meet" the teacher/student. Clinkscale teachers LOVE creating fun and innovative ways to show love to their students! We can promise you that this is very important to us and we will strive to make it special.

**5. Dress Code/Uniforms...We understand standardized dress might place a financial burden on our families or may be difficult to obtain. Elementary and middle schoolers may follow the high school dress code this year. You can view the guidelines for dress code here.

**6. What are the safety protocols for campus implementation? You can view/navigate the updated health and safety protocols here. More information regarding campus specific protocols will be coming soon.

7. Will we have ASP? Yes, we will have ASP. FInalized plans are coming soon.

8. How will my student get their chromebooks? Chromebook distribution will be coming soon. The district is working on specifics and will put that out when completed. Be looking for an email from Mrs. Allen or BISD.