Bridge Bulletin

February 18, 2022

Principal Chat

Happy Friday!

The 2022-2023 Calendar was updated, moving Fall Break to the correct week. The original calendar had Fall Break a week later. You can access the calendar using the link below. It can also be found on our website under the menu CALENDARS and SCHEDULES.

2022-2023 CALENDAR

  • The Bullfrog shirts have arrived! These will be sent home with the individual you listed on the order. If you did NOT list a name we will use our CSI skills to try and find the person the shirt belongs to.
  • At Tuesday's board meeting the Roy City Council did NOT approve the development of homes and townhomes on the property to the south of the school. I imagine the developer will go back to the drawing board to come up with a plan the City will approve.
  • A new COVID Protocol is in place. Please read below for more information.
  • Spring pictures are scheduled for March 24. This is a FREE Dress Down Day. More information will be coming soon.
  • There is no school on Friday February 18 and Monday, February 21.

Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.

Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the four day weekend!

Lani Rounds


COVID Updates and New Protocol

We are tracking ALL COVID positive cases and at-home exposures as reported to us by parents, staff and the health department.. These are the numbers of reported COVID positive staff and students over the past 7 days.

COVID + Students = 2

COVID + Staff = 0

At present, 2nd grade and Mrs. Call's kindergarten class were exposed to COVID positive individuals. Students who come to school in 2nd grade and Mrs. Call's class SHOULD wear a mask until February 25.

We have a new protocol that was just sent to parents Tuesday evening. It is also posted on our website at:

The biggest change is that in the previous protocol individuals exposed to a COVID + person at school was treated differently than exposure at home. Now, exposure is treated the same wherever it occurs and students who are exposed should quarantine at home for five days. An additional caveat was added letting parents send a child to school wearing a mask, even if the child should quarantine. The mask requirement is a "should wear a mask".

We will continue to notify you if your child may have been exposed to a person testing positive for COVID at school. As a parent you can decide if you want to keep your child home for the recommended five days or send your child to school. If they come to school they SHOULD wear a mask for 10 days.

Please understand, we follow all state rules when it comes to COVID protocols. We understand the rules are confusing and may not make sense since in the end, parents can choose to not follow the suggested rules. Our goal is to educate kids in person while keeping them as safe as possible. We are diligent about sanitizing and cleaning and can only hope parents are diligent about keeping their child home when sick, and following the state recommendations of quarantine and mask-wearing when needed in an effort to keep their child and others safe.

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FREE Thermometers

We have received a shipment of 100 digital thermometers to distribute to families. These are free but are on a first come basis. If your family would like a thermometer, please email and provide her the name of your OLDEST student at Bridge and she will send the thermometer home.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) are scheduled for March 16 - 18. On Wednesday, March 16, school is dismissed at 1:30 pm. Because it is early dismissal there is NO BASE on Wednesday, March 16. There is also NO school on Thursday March 17 or Friday March 18. Teachers have sent a sign up out for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you did not receive their sign up please reach out to your child's teacher.

We host only ONE formal PTC each year. However, three times a year your child's teacher (grades 1-6) invite you to attend the student's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) meeting. Also, each and every teacher is open to meeting with you as needed, simply send them an email requesting a meeting and the reason for the meeting.

Field Day - Last Day of School

Our Field Day is going to be another FABULOUS fun-filled day! It is the last day of school, Wednesday, June 1, and is a short day. Activities include:

  • Magician (K-6)
  • Bounce Houses (K-3)
  • Face painting (K-6)
  • Yard games (K-6)
  • Water Activity (4-6)
  • BBQ Lunch (K-6)
  • Games and Prizes (K-6)
  • School Movie (K-6)
  • Yearbook Signing and Autographs (K-6)

We are SUPER EXCITED that parents will be allowed to volunteer with their child's class this year! In May your child's teachers will send information out about signing up to volunteer for Field Day.

We need the following donations for our Games and Prizes booths. Please drop items off in the office.

  • Cans of soda for ring toss
  • Small prizes like you can buy in a bag at Zurchers or Oriental Trading
  • Medium prizes like you would find at a dollar store

Meal Menus

Our meal menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are always posted on our website. In addition, Chef Dave sends a weekly email sharing the menus and other information with parents.

This is the link to find the menus:

Did you know that EVERY SINGLE DAY our kiddos have access to a fresh fruit and salad bar during lunch where students can take as much as they would like? Although the cost of fresh produce and the availability of fresh produce is a challenge, our lunch team work REALLY hard to have many fresh options for our students.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Parents, we REALLY need your help! There are SO many of our programs that rely on the numbers of students qualifying for Free and Reduced lunch. Our hope is that the programs we have in place can continue next school year; however, we NEED accurate information.

Because ALL of our meals this year are FREE we have had a lot fewer parents complete the Free / Reduced lunch application. The low response rate has greatly reduced the percentage of students qualifying for Free or Reduced lunch. The lower numbers may impact our ability to continue the Fresh Fruit Vegetable program and BASE dinner for next year, and could reduce our reading intervention efforts as the Title I funds we receive are based on the percentage of students who qualify for Free and or Reduced lunch.

PLEASE take a moment (it takes about five minutes) to complete the Free / Reduced lunch application in Aspire even if you don't think it applies to your family.


Order Yearbooks Now - Closes April 15

Order your yearbooks today! Yearbooks will NOT be sold at the school. They will be delivered to the school and handed to students on the last day of school. The deadline to order April 15. If you choose not to order a yearbook for your student we will provide them with an autograph book on the last day of school they can use during yearbook signing.

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Prepay Code: BridgeYB22

To order yearbooks online, CLICK HERE

You can also find this information on our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS at:

Curriculum at Bridge

There is currently a lot of noise in the Legislature about standards, curriculum and resources schools are using to provide instruction to students. Every public school in Utah (charter schools ARE public schools) are required to teach using the Utah Core Standards. These standards tell teachers WHAT a student is expected to learn at each grade level but do not tell a teacher WHAT curriculum or resource to use to teach the standards. You can access the state standards using this link:

Although Bridge teaches using the Utah core standards we ALSO provide small group instruction in reading and math for EVERY SINGLE child with instruction that targets the specific needs of the students. Many schools use just one program to teach a content area; however, using a personalized learning model we do not take a "one program fits all" attitude.

Bridge does have core programs we use for reading, math, and writing - Engage NY, Reading Horizons, Heggerty, Vocabulary Surge, Imagine Learning, Four Square, and 95% Comprehension. In addition to these programs, Bridge also has a HUGE selection of resources teachers can use to meet the needs of kids. The breadth and depth of resources available is a rare find in a school and our teachers are always commenting on HOW grateful they are to have these resource available. In addition to the core curriculum, teachers also have access to our "Curriculum Closet" as well as a HUGE database of resources on our Google Drive which teachers can download when needed.

This is a link to our Curriculum Page on our website.

Below are pictures of the Curriculum Closet.

Donations Needed

We still have a need for paper towels and boxes of tissue. If you have any you would like to donate please drop the items off at the office.

We are also in need of school pants sizes 7-10 for our closet. We lend lots of clothes out for accidents (potty, mud, split milk, torn pants) and for students who do not wear dress code appropriate clothing.

Classic Skate Night - April 22

Mark you calendars for another fun-filled skate night at Classic Fun Center in Layton.

Friday, April 22 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Students who have passed off 50 Imagine Learning Literacy lessons by April 19 are eligible for a 10 Token Pass they will pick up at the Bridge table at the rink. The tokens are used on the arcade games. Skating is FREE (bring your own skates or scooters) or you can pay to upgrade to a pass that includes ALL of the activities including Laser Tag, Bouncing, and Pirate's Cove.

Math in May Family Night

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - We are hosting a fun filled "Math in May" family night on May 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We will serve FREE dinner to all who attend! Families will have multiple stations to visit to play math games - tables filled with information regarding the math curriculum used at Bridge - and an estimation station in the foyer for a chance to win prizes by guessing how many items are in a jar. Each time a student visits a station and completes an activity they will earn a ticket for a prize drawing. Parents and guardians who attend will also receive tickets for an adult prize drawing.

Incoming Kindergarten Students

We have completed our lottery for Kindergarten siblings. We have 40 kindergarten siblings for next year which leaves 35 spots open for the general public. We will host a Kindergarten Round Up on May 20 where your kiddos can meet their teachers and complete a short assessment. Data from the assessments will help the school plan for student needs and will also let parents know what the child still needs to work on before coming to kindergarten. Information to sign up for a spot for Kindergarten Round Up will be sent later in March or early in April.

Our expectation is that incoming kindergarten students can do the following:

  • Write their first name
  • Count objects up to 10
  • Identify numbers 1-10
  • Identify the names of MOST upper and lowercase letters (80%)
  • Provide the sounds of MOST letters (80%)
  • Identify colors (red, blue, green, yellow, white, orange, black, brown, purple, pink)
  • Identify shapes (triangle, square, circle, rectangle, oval)
  • Read these sight words (the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it)

It is NOT too early to start working on those pre-kindergarten skills. One of the BEST ways is using the Waterford UpStart FREE pre-school program. UpStart ALSO provides a free computer and Internet service for students who qualify. To register your pre-kindergarten student for UpStart use this link:


Did you know that our classroom teachers primarily teach only language arts and math? Every other subject required by the Utah State Core is taught by a specialist. Students attend "specials" multiple times each week. Our specialists collaborate with the classroom teachers and each other to ensure content is integrated across the curriculum. The picture in the corner is from a Fine Arts special where the students learned the myth of Medusa and created a snake for her hair. Ask your student, "What is your favorite special?"

  • Kaylie Langhaim - Library, Visible Learning and Botvin Life Skills (4th Grade)
  • Lindsey Smith - Science
  • Sadie Taylor and Ali Hill - Writing
  • Lynette Johnson - Social Studies
  • Steve Johnson - STEM
  • Kenan Powell - Health and PE
  • Madison Fisher - Fine Arts

Lost & Found

This will remain under the front portico over the four day weekend and will be bagged and donated when we return to school on Tuesday. Please stop by these next four days and take the items that belong to your children.

Lottery for General Public - February 22

Our lottery for the general public will run on February 22. This lottery will most likely fill all of our open spots for the upcoming school year. Please share this information with your friends and family who are interested in having their child attend Bridge. Enrolling in the lottery now GREATLY increases their child's chance of being selected to attend Bridge next school year.


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Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon


Visible Learning - ENTHUSIASM


Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:

  • Be an energy giver
  • Smile
  • Encourage others
  • Treat every job as important
  • Not be discouraged by failure

Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning

Substitute Teaching at Bridge

Bridge is ALWAYS looking for fabulous substitutes to fill many positions including teaching, para-educators and recess duty. We pay $14 hour for subs and the company we use, Ready2Teach, provides an incentive program of up to $28 extra per day for each job filled.

To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at:

Bridge Elementary

The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.


Principal - Lani Rounds

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)

Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans, Behavior Support and BASE)

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist - Keri Toponce