Schools Closed Friday January 17th
Good morning Brownfield ISD family.
BISD will close on Friday due to outbreaks of flu within the community that has affected our students and staff.
For the past week BISD has been monitoring and evaluating absences daily along with communicating with the South Plains Health District and hospital and have been taking all necessary precautions to minimize illness.
BISD will not have school on Friday January 17th and Monday January 20th for the scheduled staff and student holiday. The four days of limited exposure to others will decrease the cases of flu in the system.
We understand dismissing school creates a hardship on parents, however the health and safety of our students must continue to be our number one priority.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
Principal: Vicki Hathaway
First Bell rings at 7:45 a.m. Breakfast is served at this time.
Students are dismissed at 3:25 p.m. Please schedule
appointments after this time if at all possible. Please refrain
from picking up your student before 3:25 p.m. it is important
for your students to be here for all instruction.
Parents be aware that your child will bring home a
folder every Wednesday, this folder contains important
information you need to see, sign and return back to the teacher.
Attendance is vital to your child’s education. A percentage of the learning that we do is oral and hands on and not something that can be sent home. Please make every effort to have your child at school every day. We understand that it is difficult at these ages to decide if a cough or “I don’t feel good” is reason enough to keep your child at home. Please only keep your child home for a fever or vomiting. Attendance policy is as follows:
State law requires 90% attendance rate for your child.
Each parent will receive 7 days of parent excused absences without a Doctor note. You must call in and let us know that your child will be absent for it to count as a parent excuse. If you cannot call, you must send a note with your child upon their return to school. After 7 parent excused absences, all absences are unexcused unless you provide a Doctor note within 3 days of your child returning to school.
Phone calls from our office will be made on a daily basis for students who are absent and have not been called in. Absent letters will be sent for 5 or more absences and home visits will be made to parents with chronic absences. Parents will be filed on in truancy court if the 90% rule is exceeded for absences.
3 tardies will be counted as 1 unexcused absence.
If you check your child out for a Doctor appointment or bring them in after the bell has rung due to a Doctor appointment, please bring the Doctor note with you to the office so that it will not count as an unexcused partial absence or as a partial absence for the 7 days of parents excused absences. Please note: If you pick up your child between 11:45 and 3:25 it is considered a tardy and the 3 tardies = 1 absence rule applies.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
April 29-May 10: Music performances during Specials
May 1: Kinder field trip to Hospital
May 13: Music Lab Performance at 6:00 PM
May 17: Field Day
May 21: First Grade visit to Oak Grove at 9:00 AM.
May 21: CH Awards Ceremony at Middle School Auditorium. Kinder at 5:30 and First at 6:30.
May 23: PreK visit to Colonial Heights at 9:30 AM.
May 23: Last day of School!
Every Wednesday in the month of June is the summer reading program at Kendrick Memorial Library from 10:00 – 10:45 AM.