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March 14, 2021



                 GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY


Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! All of our in person 4th and 5th grade students will be in the building and we are so excited to see all of their faces in our building!


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, March 15 = Return to In-person Instruction 

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


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: 4th and 5th Grade In-Person Students Return to Campus March 15


The Wake County Board of Education approved a plan for students in grades 4 and 5 to return to daily in-person instruction on Monday, March 15. This means students in grades 4 and 5 currently attending classes in person in three-week rotations will attend school every day.


This decision does not apply to students who are registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy. 

More information at the following link:


Important links for returning back to school:




It’s Engineering Week! Every student will be working on an Engineering Challenge. More information will be shared about grade level specific challenges and testing times. 


Check out our Twitter feed: @BrentwoodMESE for pictures of students throughout the week!


We are so excited!


**IMPORTANT - Please Read:  Information on joining Virtual Classrooms due to absence


In-Person students should ONLY join Virtual Classrooms if they have been sent home due to illness, illness in the home, exposure to Covid19 or a positive result. Front office staff or the classroom teacher will inform you if your child needs to join a virtual classroom.  


In-Person students should NOT join virtual classrooms if they are absent from school that day and have not been informed by Brentwood staff to join that class. For example, if your child has an appointment or a planned absence, they would NOT join a virtual classroom as this causes a disruption to that particular classroom. Families should still communicate with your child’s teacher about their absence.  


Please review the WCPSS attendance policy below for students that participate in on-site instruction (in-person students).


WCPSS Attendance Policy Code 4400:


 Attendance Status


1) On-site Instruction Days


To be counted present during on-site instruction days a student must be in attendance at least one-half of the student school day. This shall include attendance at official school activities at a place other than school with the approval of the principal. A student shall be in his/her assigned area at the beginning of the school day and the beginning of each class or be recorded as tardy.


 If you have any questions please contact the school at (919) 850-8720.




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: 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:


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