Bertram Family Connection

January 11th, 2021

Looking Ahead

Monday, 1/18: Student Holiday

Friday, 2/12: End of the Fourth Six Weeks- all student work due at 3:30pm

Monday, 2/15: Student Holiday

Possible Inclimate Weather on Monday

We are expecting inclimate weather overnight Sunday into Monday. BCISD will be monitoring the weather and roads. A decision regarding whether the district will be on a regular schedule, delayed start schedule, or canceled early Monday morning, usually by 5:00am. You will receive an email and phone alert if school is delayed or canceled. We will also be communicating through our Facebook and local news channels.

If we are on a delayed start, students may arrive on campus at 9:15am. Instruction will begin at 9:40am. We will release at our usual time of 3:25pm.

News from Bertram - 4th Grade Edition

In December, 4th grade focused on wrapping up the fall semester with fun projects in all classes. We worked really hard this semester and had the chance to enjoy a grade level Christmas Party! Students got the chance to take a picture with Mrs. Klaus as a part of celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. Even the teachers were thrilled to be out for winter break!

Moving Between Remote and In-Person Learning

If your family is interested in changing your student from in-person learning to remote learning, please call the office. We are glad to help. Students engaging in remote learning are expected to maintain attendance standards and passing grades.

If you are learning remotely and would like your child to move back to in-person learning, please call the office one week before you would like your child to return to school. This allows teachers time to adjust furniture and set up dividers if needed.

1st Grade Screening for Dyslexia

In January, all first grade students will be screened for dyslexia as required by state law. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may be at risk for a reading disability, specifically dyslexia, so that appropriate research-supported accelerated instruction and interventions can be implemented. The screening will begin the week of January 11th at Bertram Elementary. Parents will be notified if their child's screener results are of concern and require further investigation.

Skyward Family Access

Click here to log into Skyward Family Access to view your student's grades, attendance, progress reports, and report cards.

Daily In-Person Checklist

  1. Complete AT HOME self screening before getting on the bus or coming to school.
  2. Face coverings for all bus riders, and students in grades 1st-5th. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for PreK and Kinder. Remember wearing a face mask reduces your child's chance of having to quarantine for close contact.
  3. Bring your backpack including water bottle, snack, and lunchbox (if bringing lunch).
Remote Teaching Schedule

Remote teaching schedule by grade

General Reminders

  1. Visits to the school are by appointment. We will attempt to address situations by phone or Google Meet. In-person appointments can be scheduled if the situation requires. When visiting campus, please be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

  2. If you do visit the school, face coverings are required for all adults at all times. This includes the office foyer area.

  3. Due to COVID-19, we will not have any on campus volunteers at this time.

  4. We are not accepting deliveries including forgotten lunches (hot meal will be provided by the cafeteria), birthday treats, and food orders.

  5. If you need to make an occasional change to your child's transportation home, please use the Bertram Transportation Change email: . Transportation changes must be emailed in no later than 1:30pm. Teachers will not be able to accept transportation changes.

  6. Be familiar with the Arrival & Dismissal Map.

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by logging here.

2020-2021 BCISD School Calendar

Days marked in blue are Staff & Student Holiday OR Make-Up Day for Staff & Students. Students should be available to attend school. This applies to both in-person and remote learners.

Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:30am Office Opens by Appointment Only - Please call ahead
  • 7:40am School Begins
  • 7:45am Students arriving after this time are marked tardy
  • 9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
  • 1:30pm Any transportation changes DUE, please email:
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:25pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes