Alright 3rd Graders! It’s time to rock the test! Tomorrow 3rd Graders will take Session #1 of the English Language Arts MCAS! Please send them with a healthy snack and water!
REMINDER: 4th Grade MCAS is tomorrow and Friday! Please send your child with a snack and water bottle.
CORRECTION- the Early Release date is for tomorrow March 31st. Sorry for any confusion.
REMINDER: Tomorrow, March 30th is an Early Release Day. Dismissal begins at 11:20 AM. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
BROOKSIDE VIRTUAL KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION LINK! TODAY! March 23rd · 6:30 – 7:30pm Video call link: https://meet.google.com/eau-hiqm-ipw Or dial: (US) +1 323-642-9635 PIN: 310 169 533
I was just informed BUS 21 is now running on time.
We are looking for a few more volunteers for next week's Book Fair! 1:15- 2:40 pm Thursday (DiMaio & Savard's Classes) 9:00- 11:00 am Friday (Caron & Nault's Classes) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aeab23a5f49-spring Thank you for your help!
Don’t forget! Tomorrow is MARCH MIDDIES DAY district- wide! Students should wear Middies gear or blue to show their Dracut Pride!
BUS 17 will be 30 minutes late today. We are anticipating the driver will be back tomorrow.
Middlesex Community College is offering summer programs for kids! Find more information here: https://5il.co/15jv0
BUS 21 is running 15-20 minutes late. Please be sure to check the Transportation Dashboard on the DPS website before calling the school. Thank you! https://www.dracutps.org/o/dps/page/transportation--917
Brookside bus delays and changes can now be found on the Dracut Public School website daily. Please find morning and afternoon information here: https://5il.co/14kzq
Information as of 12:21 PM: BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be leaving the Brookside 15 minutes early at 2:25 PM. BUS 17 will run 20 minutes late.
BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be leaving the Brookside at 2:25 pm (15 minutes early). This information was just passed on. I will urge the bus company to loop back as needed. Thank you.
Per the bus company BUS 17 will be running 30 minutes late this afternoon.
BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be leaving the Brookside at 2:25 pm, 15 minutes early. Thank you and have a nice weekend!
I have just been informed that BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be dismissing from the Brookside momentarily (10-15 mins early). I apologize for the late notice.
Good Morning! I have been informed that BUS 3 will not be starting their route until 8:30 AM. I will keep you updated if I hear more. Thank you.
BUS 4 will be leaving the Brookside at 2:25 pm and BUS 14 may be a few minutes late. We apologize for the late message.
The AM/PM bus changes will remain the same until communicated otherwise this week. BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be leaving BES at 2:25 pm and BUS 14 and 21 may be delayed. The Y is cancelled for the rest of the week.
It is anticipated that BUS 21 will be 25-30 minutes late picking students up tomorrow morning.
The YMCA Afterschool Program has been cancelled this afternoon. Please coordinate your child’s PM transportation with BES as soon as possible. BUS 3 and BUS 4 will be dismissing BES 15 minutes early at 2:25 pm. BUS 14 and 21 may be delayed.
BUS 3 and 4 will be leaving the Brookside 15 minutes early at 2:25 pm. They will loop back for BUS 14 and BUS 21, which may run a few minutes behind this afternoon.
BUS 21 will be getting picked up by BUS 17 this morning. Please be patient as the route is covered. Thank you.
Please see Superintendent Stone's COVID Update Letter here: https://5il.co/13mr8 Quarantine and Test and Stay Guidelines have changed.
BUS 3 will be leaving the Brookside at 2:25 pm again today and tomorrow.
BUS 3 will be dismissing at 2:25 pm and BUS 4 will be a few minutes late today and tomorrow.
BUS 3 will be dismissing at 2:25 PM and BUS 4 may be a few minutes late. This should be the same for the rest of the week.
BUS 4 will be running 20-25 minutes late tomorrow morning. I anticipate this may happen all week, but will keep you all updated.
BUS 3 will leave the Brookside at 2:25 pm and BUS 4 may be a few minutes late. I anticipate this will happen all week, but will keep everyone informed.
We have been informed the information provided regarding BUS 21 has changed. BUS 4 is running late and BUS 21 is looping back around for students.
Good Morning- we are anticipating BUS 21 running 20-25 minutes late this morning.
BUS 3 will be leaving the Brookside at 2:25 pm and BUS 4 may be a few minutes late. Thank you for your patience.
BUS 17 will be dismissing from the Brookside at 2:25 pm. Thank you! Hopefully a quiet week on the bus front next week!
REMINDER! The Cookies, Cheesecake, and Soup Fundraiser pick-up is today from 2:00- 5:30 pm. Please come to the front door and share your child's name. Our PTO will bring the order out.
Bus 4 has not yet left the Brookside. The bus should be in route soon.
It’s time to celebrate how many toys we have collected and donated for local children in need! Tomorrow is HAT DAY! Students may wear a hat of their choice. Friday is PAJAMA DAY! Students can wear school appropriate pajamas!
REMINDER: Students may wear school appropriate costumes tomorrow. Students must be able to be identified. No additional masks or accessories that cover the face are allowed. Costumes should not include any weapons or gore. There is no parent/guardian parade this year. We look forward to a fun day! Happy Halloween to those that celebrate!
Brookside Bus Routes have been updated and can be found here: https://5il.co/zc5k There are also two upcoming vaccination clinics at Dracut High School: Thursday 9/23 from 5pm-7pm Thursday 10/14 from 5pm-7pm https://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2180061935?schedule=dracutschools Have a great day!
Please find an update regarding COVID testing, traffic, and busing from Superintendent Stone. Additional communication to come via our weekly call. Enjoy the long weekend! https://5il.co/yh2o
Good Evening Brookside Families! Here is the first official Sunday call of the school year! A huge thank you to all who attended last week's Popsicle Party! School begins Thursday, September 2nd for grades 1-5. Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday morning at 9:30 am. Kindergarten officially starts Friday, September 3rd. Preschool Orientation is Friday, September 3rd 9-10 am for the AM session and 12-1 pm for the PM session. Preschool begins Tuesday, September 7th. The doors will open at 8:20 am and dismissal procedures will begin around 2:35 pm. If your child is taking the bus they will be required to show their bus pass on day one. Bus routes are now posted on the DPS website and also linked here. https://5il.co/y2dq Parent pick up placards will be passed out Thursday morning and afternoon. Please place a sign in the window indicating your child's name and grade level for the first day of school. The tags are different than last year- everyone will need new numbers. To alleviate transportation concerns, I would appreciate your family filling out this form for each of your students- https://forms.gle/sjMK1ykD3gv9GGK1A Please consider sending your child with an extra mask and easy to use water bottle. See Superintendent Stone's letter to the public regarding COVID protocols here- https://5il.co/y28x . A reminder that parents, guardians, and caregivers are invited to "Chalk the Walk" on Wednesday to celebrate their student! Chalk will be available starting at 8:30 am. Leave your child a drawing or sweet message on the walkway into school! I am so looking forward to an amazing year! Thank you for your support thus far- we are in this together!!
Brookside Families! Please find our August Newsletter here: https://5il.co/xovn - How to Access ASPEN - Photo Opt- Out Form - Upcoming Events - Kindergarten/Preschool Orientation Be sure to click on the embedded links!
Good Afternoon Brookside Families! It is crazy that school will be starting in a week and a half! A few reminders: 1. Please read Superintendent Stone's COVID update for this fall. Anyone entering the school is required to wear a mask. https://www.dracutps.org/ 2. I have seen some posts on social media regarding teacher placements- placements may not be 100% accurate until Friday, so I encourage you wait before sharing with your child. These placements will be coming via email to both parent and student emails. Please do not call the school for your ASPEN login. 3. A reminder to apply for a bus pass if your child is taking the bus. Dates for pick up at Dracut High School are: August 24 3:00pm to 6:00pm August 26 3:00pm to 6:00pm August 31 3:00pm to 6:00pm 4. Kindergarten Families-- look for Miss Howe in your neighborhood soon! She has a special gift for all new Kindergarten students that will be hand delivered within the next week. 5. I am posting frequent updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BESdracut and our the Brookside Live Stream, which can be found on our website. Please be sure to follow our page if able. 6. Lastly, a few important dates: 8/24 Popsicles with the Principal 9/2 First Day of School for Grades 1-5 9/2 Kindergarten Orientation (more information coming soon) 9/3 Kindergarten Begins Have a wonderful evening! I look forward to meeting your kiddos soon!
REMINDER: Submission for bus passes were due yesterday, August 15th. If you have not yet applied, please do so ASAP. https://www.dracutps.org/o/dps/page/familyid-on-line-registration-and-payments
YMCA Packets for the 2021-2022 school year are now posted under our documents section! Please reach out to the Y with any questions regarding before or after care.
Please see Superintendent Stone’s message to the community regarding the upcoming COVID vaccination clinics. https://www.dracutps.org/article/506164?org=dps
2021-2022 Supply Lists are now available on our website under: MENU--> DOCUMENTS If your family is unable to purchase school supplies due to hardship, please contact Principal Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brookside’s curriculum videos are posted on Google Classrooms. Great information about the upcoming school year
Bus Passes will be available for pick up at Dracut High School at the following dates and times: September 1st: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 8th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 10th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 15th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm For more information click here: https://5il.co/k386
SUPERINTENDENT'S STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF INITIAL FALL REOPENING GUIDANCE: Please see my letter to the community in regards to this morning's release of reopening guidance by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: https://5il.co/hsi1