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Parent Weekly Update #3

Posted Date: 09/19/2021

A Message from Principal Guerra:

Open House Night Sept. 23:

We invite you to join us for a virtual Open House event on Thursday September 23 from 6:00-8:00. All meetings will be virtual. I will open the evening with a whole-school address. Your child’s teacher will host two separate sessions to accommodate families with multi-grade children. You can select one of the Meet the Teacher Sessions to attend. We have also arranged for you to meet with our Specials Team, Multilingual Learner Team, and our Special Education Team.


Next Steps:

  • Your child’s teacher will email you the link to join one of the Meet the Teacher Sessions (see times below). 


  • I will email you the link to join the Opening Message at 6:00 pm along with the links to join our other teams. 


  • Log in to the meetings on Sept 23rd from the comfort of your home! 




Welcome to Brookside -hosted by Mrs. Guerra & Mrs. Delaney


Meet the Teacher Session #1 


Grades Prek-2 Meet the Service Providers & MLL Teams  

Grades 3-5 Meet the Specials Team


Meet the Teacher Session #2


Grades Prek-2 Meet the Specials & Team

Grades Prek-2 Meet the Service Providers & MLL Teams  

School Start Times:

In an effort to address the transportation and traffic issues experienced this year, the Board of Education has voted to change some of the school start times. 

Thankfully, Brookside times are not changing! 


Students on Quarantine:

Students will be quarantined if the child is showing symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been confirmed as having close contact with someone that has tested positive to COVID-19. While the district is not offering remote learning as a learning option this year, we are committed to supporting students on quarantine. If your child is quarantined they will engage in asynchronous learning at home with virtual check-ins with Mr. Mwake, our building substitute teacher. The classroom teacher will assign the work. Students in grades 3-5 can access assignments on the teachers google classroom. Students in grades K-2 may be assigned a work packet for you to pick up or access assignments on the classroom digital platform. Teachers will communicate this information with the parents. You will receive a virtual link with a scheduled check in time to meet with Mr. Mwake throughout the quarantine to help answer any questions or provide tutoring on assignments. 


SBAC & NGSS Reports:

Student score reports from SBAC and NGSS assessments taken in the Spring of 2021 are being sent home in the mail to families over the coming week. 


Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast at Brookside on Sept 24th!:

Our PTO is organizing this event and needs your help! See the flyer below for more details on how you can help!

Breakfast Donations HERE


Read to Bailey, Our THERAPY DOG!: 

Information about Bailey

  • She is a 14lb, female Cavachon (1/2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 1/2 Bichon). I don’t remember how old she is but that is a good question for your students to ask!

  • Her handler’s name is Ms. Diane

  • Permission slips are coming home with your child- please sign and return by Friday 9/24 Your child MUST have a permission slip on file in order to read to Bailey in our outdoor classroom. We will follow our health and safety guidelines.

    • Here is the link to the permission slip in SPANISH

    • And the link to the permission slip in ENGLISH


Important Dates:

  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast Sept 24

  • EARLY DISMISSAL Teacher PD-Sept 27th 

  • NO SCHOOL on October 4th 


Early Release Days:

Please note that the schools will have several early dismissal days this year to allow teachers time for professional development. Students will be released 2 hours early on those days. View the district calendar by clicking HERE 


Need Technology Help??:

There is a district help desk for parents!!