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February 7, 2021



Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend!


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, Feb. 15 = Calendar Out Day - No school for students


Tuesday, Feb. 16 = Teacher Workday - No school for students


Wednesday, Feb. 17 = Return to In-person Instruction 

  (All PreK-3 students; Grades 4-5 Cohort B)


Wednesday, Feb. 24 = Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day



Important Updates



UPDATE: Student’s Return to In-Person Instruction on Feb. 17


Wake County Board of Education approved a plan recently calling for students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy to return to schools. 


The plan calls for the following:


Pre-K through Grade 3: Daily in-person instruction


Grades 4 and 5: Students will return in three-cohort rotations, starting with Cohort B 

(Student Cohort Information will be shared with families on Monday, February 8)


Please be on the lookout for an email of important information regarding reopening. I will send this information early next week.


UPDATE: NO Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day this week


Students will have 5 days of live instruction this week. There will be no remote learning (asynchronous) day this week.


IMPORTANT: Free and Reduced Lunch Applications 20-21


Brentwood Magnet Elementary is a Title I funded school and receives federal funding based on the number of students eligible for free or reduced lunch in school.  Brentwood heavily relies on these funds to support our students and school. Funds are intended to help students and schools access needed resources for quality instruction. 


Brentwood uses our Title I funding for the following:


Full-Time Social Worker


Additional Classroom Teachers


Instructional Support Staff (intervention teachers)


Instructional Coaches


Student Supplies


Family Engagement 


 Staff Professional Development


Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that all families who are eligible, complete this application as soon as possible. If we do not have the numbers that we had this year for funding, this will affect our allocated teacher positions and resources. These valuable resources can help improve student achievement. Even though all families receive free lunch this school year based on COVID, it is still important that you complete the application. Our individual school funding from Title I used to support your child relies on these numbers.The application can be completed online. Below are some documents to assist with this application.



Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school. 


UPDATE: Brentwood Afterschool Program


We will continue partnering with Raleigh Parks and Recreation for our After School program. The program will be held on the Brentwood campus on school days from 3:00 - 6:00 for a cost.


The program strives to make available a high-quality program at a low cost. The goal is to include a variety of curriculum-based programs such as arts & crafts, fitness & nutrition, and homework assistance.


Registration needs to be completed through Raleigh Parks and Rec. For more information and the registration process, please visit:


REMINDER: All students will be on remote instruction until mid-February


 All students in grades Pre-K-12 will remain in remote instruction through the end of this week.


Reminder: Remote Learning Grade Level Schedules


Below you will find the remote learning grade level schedules. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


REMINDER: Check out what students will be learning at Brentwood this month


Virtual Schedules and Information from each grade level is located in the newsletter below:

 February Update Newsletter


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. 


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




Melissa McKinley, Principal