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22-23 Kindergarten Staggered Entry



Dear Families – Graduating Class of 2035, 


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 2022–2023 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. 29- Sept. 1), 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 29: Last names A-G
  • Tuesday, August 30: Last names H-P
  • Wednesday, August 31: Last names Q-T
  • Thursday, September 1: Last names U-Z

All Brentwood students receive free breakfast.  Students will have lunch in the cafeteria.  Lunch will cost $3.00 this year.  Please complete the Free and Reduced lunch form to see if your family qualifies.   Visit  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 2022-2023 school year will be available on Friday, Sept. 2nd at our MEET THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER event. 


The Kindergarten staff will be available for our KINDERGARTEN MEET THE TEACHER event on Friday September 2nd from 3:00pm until 4:00pm in their classrooms. More information about this event will be sent out during the Staggered Entry week. 


The first full day of regular Kindergarten is on Tuesday September 6, 2022.  School hours are 8:00-3:00.  


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