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March 7, 2021



Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! We look forward to seeing 4th/5th grade (Cohort B) in-person students this week. 


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, March 8 = Return to In-person Instruction 

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


Wednesday, March 10 = Regular LIVE Instruction Day for students, in-person students  

                                         will be in the building                         


Friday, March 12 = Teacher Workday - No school for students


Wednesday, March 24 = Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day- No students on campus


Thursday, March 25 = 3rd Quarter Ends


Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2  = Spring Break and Holiday (April 2) for students. No school.


Monday, April 5 = No school for students


Tuesday, April 6 = Teacher Workday - No school for students


Important Updates


UPDATE: Board to Consider Returning Grades 4 and 5 to Daily Instruction


Wake County Board of Education agreed to consider a plan that would return students in grades 4 and 5 to daily in-person instruction as early as Monday, March 15. The board is scheduled to take a final vote on the issue March 9.


If approved, the decision would not apply to students who are registered in the district’s Virtual Academy. 


This means students in grades 4 and 5 currently attending classes in person in three-week rotations would attend school every day beginning March 15 if approved by the school board next week.


Click the following link for additional information:


Stay tuned!


UPDATE: 4th/5th Grade Cohort B students are in the building this week


Pre-K through Grade 3: Continue DAILY in-person instruction


Grades 4 and 5: Cohort B (on campus) and Cohort A & C  (remote)  


Important links for returning back to school:




UPDATE: Single-Subject Acceleration(SSA)  Spring Testing Request Window is Open

Single-Subject Acceleration (SSA) testing window is here! If you are interested in nominating your child, please contact Shanlee Meyers at smeyers@wcpss for more information or complete the Brentwood SSA Testing Request Google Form.


Click the following link for more information:




There will be NO Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day this week. All students will have LIVE instruction. In-person students will be on campus for this day.


REMINDER: PreK Registration

Apply Before April 30 for Pre-Kindergarten for the 2021-22 School Year


WCPSS offers a free, high quality pre-kindergarten program for children who will be 4 years old by August 31. Students spend the full day at school with their classmates learning skills appropriate for their age through exploration and discovery. The goal is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. 

Applications must be submitted by April 30. Learn more and apply today.


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


 March 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