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November 1, 2020



Brentwood Families,


We successfully completed our first week of in person instruction for Plan B students. We are so excited to welcome our next group, Plan B - Cohort B students for PreK-3 in the building on Monday. If your child is Cohort A, C, or grades 4 and 5, they will continue online remote instruction.


Most of the information below are reminders as we have a new cohort coming on campus tomorrow.


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, November 2 = First day back for PreK-3 Plan B students - Cohort B only


Tuesday, November 3 Teacher Workday - (No School for Students)

                                          Election Day


Important Updates


UPDATE: Plan B Students Calendar


Only PreK-3 students assigned to Cohort B should return to school tomorrow (Mon., Nov. 1st). 

Here is the calendar for when Plan B students will be in the building or working remotely.

UPDATE: Brentwood Afterschool Program

Brentwood will be offering an afterschool program. This program will be offered by Raleigh Parks and Recreation. It will be 3:00 - 6:00 on the Brentwood campus. Information and registration details will be shared with families this week. 


UPDATE: Curbside Meal Pickup and Big Bus Food Truck Canceled Tuesday, Nov. 3


Meal pick up for curbside and Big Bus Food Truck will not be available on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Teacher Workday and Election Day). Two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided to families on Monday, Nov. 2. View locations at

UPDATE:  Funding Available for Families Impacted by Remote Learning

To help support families impacted by remote learning, Wake County Government has launched a new assistance program called WakeSUPPORTS. It can benefit local families in two ways:

WakeSUPPORTS provides funding to working parents, so they can afford to pay for their kindergartners through eighth graders to attend virtual school at a safe location with reliable oversight, or receive before and after school care; and

It pays for the fees that accompany subsidized childcare for families who meet specific income criteria.

Click the link above for additional information. 


REMINDER: Plan B Parent Information Session


Check out our website to view the slide deck and recording of our Plan B parent information sessions for reopening.

REMINDER: Return to School Supply List


Below you will find the list of items for Plan B students to bring with them once they return to school. 


Return to School Supply List


Don’t forget your child’s WCPSS Chromebook, charger, and school supplies above.


REMINDER: Does your child’s teacher know how they are getting home in the afternoon?


If you have not already, please make sure that your child’s teacher is aware how they will be getting home in the afternoon. 

REMINDER: Please do not drop off students before 8am


In order to ensure the safety of our students and to make sure that staff are present to provide supervision, please do not drop off students before 8am.


All walkers should enter through the front entrance.


REMINDER:  Visitors


Only essential visitors are permitted to enter the building. All other visitors will need to wait outside, and someone will come to the front door to provide assistance. 


Parents/Guardians only escort students inside school buildings when medically or emotionally necessary.


REMINDER:  Return to Campus Checklist


Please visit the above Return to Campus Checklist as students prepare to return to school on campus.

REMINDER:  Virtual Academy Registration


The registration windows for the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year have been updated and set. The window for elementary schools will be Dec. 2-9. More information to come.

REMINDER: Technology Guidance for Return to Campus


Upon returning to in-person learning, our schools will have limited technology available to students on campus as most devices have been checked out to students for remote learning. While in school, students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring their device (and charger) to and from school. While at home, students will continue to work remotely using their personal devices or the devices provided by WCPSS.


REMINDER:  Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols


Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols outlines our expectations for students to strictly follow our required health protocols when on our campuses, as well as possible consequences and processes to address non-compliance. Families and students are asked to complete and sign the acknowledgement page below and return it to your classroom teacher via paper copy or via email.

Parent Signature Page


REMINDER: Follow us on Social Media


Check out the wonderful things going on at Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering!


Twitter: @BrentwoodMESE

Facebook: BrentwoodMESE

Instagram: BrentwoodMESE


Feel to reach out to me if you have additional questions or contact your child’s teacher if you need any assistance. We are here to support you. Look forward to seeing our students and families!


Thank you again for your  GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY. 


Enjoy your week!




Melissa McKinley, Principal