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August 10, 2021: Kindergarten Staggered Entry

Dear Families – Graduating Class of 2034, 


Welcome to Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering! We are excited that you are going to be a part of our Kindergarten Program for the 2021–2022 school year. The Kindergarten Team is looking forward to helping you and your child have a happy and productive year. 


Kindergartners begin the school year following a staggered entry schedule. During the first week of school (Aug. 23-Aug. 27), your child will attend school on the one day listed below. On this day, your Kindergartner will be introduced to the Kindergarten team and participate in activities to help them get to know the school and classroom procedures.. Your child’s day will include small and whole group activities, recess, and lunch. The Kindergarten staff will also be conducting informal assessments and observations to get to know your child. These assessments and observations will assist Kindergarten teachers and administrators to build classroom rosters. 


Kindergarten students will be dropped off at 9:00am on their staggered entry day and be picked up at 2:00pm.  Drop off and pick up will happen at the front of the building.  Parents can park in the parking lot in front of the gym and walk their children to the front door.  Staff will meet families at the front entrance of the school.  


Staggered entry days are determined by your child’s last name.


  • Monday, August 23: Last names A-G
  • Tuesday, August 24: Last names H-K
  • Wednesday, August 25: Last names L-P
  • Thursday, August 26: Last names Q-Z


All WCPSS students receive free breakfast and lunch.   If you would like to send in a lunch with your child, please be sure their lunch box is labeled with their name.  You may also wish to send in a water bottle and change of clothes.  Please be sure all items are labeled with your child’s name.  Please do not send any supplies from the Kindergarten Supply list until after Staggered Entry. 


Your child’s classroom assignment for the 2021-2022 school year will be available on Friday, Aug. 27th at our MEET THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER event. 


The Kindergarten staff will be available for our KINDERGARTEN MEET THE TEACHER event on Friday August 27th from 3:45pm until 4:30pm at the front of the school. More information about this event will be sent out during the Staggered Entry week. 


The first full day of regular Kindergarten is on Monday August 30, 2021.  School hours are 8:00-3:00.  


We look forward to seeing all of the Kindergarten students at Staggered Entry and having a wonderful Kindergarten year!