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21-22 School Year Information

 

Although we are focused on a strong finish to the 20-21 school year, preparations for the 21-22 school year are underway! Below is some important information for families to help you prepare for the start of school next month.



School Supply List - Click here for the 21-22 school supply list.



Calendar - As a multi-track year-round (MTYR) school, each student is assigned to one of four calendars, known as “tracks.” Parents should ensure they know and understand their child(ren)’s track assignments. Click here for the 21-22 MTYR Calendar. Track assignments were sent to families in mid-May. Families who have registered since then will be contacted by the Data Manager with their track assignment upon enrollment. 

 

A school events Google Calendar for families is available on our website



Meet the Teacher <for rising 1st-5th Graders> - Due to the current pandemic protocols to promote safety, Meet the Teacher for Grades 1-5 will be held virtually for all tracks on Wednesday, July 7. The sessions will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend live. Links to join the session will be sent in July. The times will be:

  • 1st Grade - 9:00 am
  • 2nd Grade - 10:00 am
  • 3rd Grade - 11:00 am
  • 4th Grade - 1:00 pm
  • 5th Grade - 2:00 pm



Class Placement Input <for rising 1st-5th Graders> - As we begin the process of forming our 21-22 classes, your input is appreciated and valued. While requests for a particular teacher are not considered, we would love your feedback about your child and how he/she learns best. If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than Sunday, June 20. 



Virtual Academy (VA) - Because of the lower number of students enrolled in VA next year, schools across the district are partnering together to create VA classrooms. Kindergarten students who are registered for Virtual Academy will be joining a class hosted by Alston Ridge Elementary, but will remain enrolled with Brier Creek ES. Students in grades 1-5 will be in VA classrooms hosted by us and joined by students from Sycamore Creek Elementary. 

 

All VA classrooms will use Canvas as their Learning Management System this year. The school day will be 9:15-3:45, the same as our in-person students. To learn more about Canvas, visit this site. For more information about 21-22 VA in WCPSS, click here. 



Not Returning - If you received this message via email or text, your child is registered for the 21-22 school year at Brier Creek and we are actively preparing for him/her. If your child will not be at Brier Creek Elementary, please complete this form ASAP to let us know. To officially withdraw your child or update your address, please reach out to our Data Manager, Mark Flynn, at mflynn2@wcpss.net



Kindergarten Orientation - Our 2021 Virtual Kindergarten Orientation was held on Wednesday, June 9. If you would like to view the recording of the presentation, click here

 

 

Kindergarten Staggered Entry - Kindergarten students follow a staggered schedule to begin Kindergarten. Students attend school only once during the first four days of school, and can attend a Meet the Teacher event on the 5th day of school. The first typical day of school for Kindergarteners is on Day 6 for their calendar. (This may be different for VA students.)

 

 

Last Name

Tracks 1 & 3

Track 4

A-F

July 8

August 2

G-K

July 9

August 3

L-R

July 12

August 4

S-Z

July 13

August 5

Meet the Teacher

July 14

August 6

First Typical Day

July 15

August 9




Health & Safety - It was announced last week that the mandatory mask mandate in school buildings and on district transportation will continue through at least the end of July. Students and staff can choose to not wear a mask when outdoors. We will keep you updated with any new developments regarding health and safety protocols. To read more about the protocols currently in place, click here



We look forward to seeing our Track 1, 2, & 3 students in-person on July 8 and our Track 4 In-Person and VA students on August 2! We will continue to post information on our website as it becomes available. Please visit http://bit.ly/21-22SchoolYear to stay up to date regarding the 21-22 school year at BCES!



(posted June 13, 2021)