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    “We engage, empower, and inspire every Bengal to reach their fullest potential through student-centered, inquiry-based, and globally minded learning experiences in a nurturing setting.”

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  • Dear District 6 students and families:

    I sincerely hope you had a fun and restful Spring Break. We are excited to have our students back in school, ready to finish the semester strong. It is a busy time of the year with assessments, concerts, projects and finally, graduation. I hope the rest of the school year is productive and pleasant for everyone!

    I want to communicate two important changes we will implement in the 2017-18 school year. As you know, Greeley-Evans School District 6 failed to pass a ballot measure last November that would have brought approximately $12 million into our district annually for seven years. That, coupled with a projected cut in state funding has us looking to reallocate dollars in the 2017-18 budget. It will be lean, but our goal is to keep resources where they are making a difference for our students.

    Bus Transportation
    In this reallocation effort, we have made the decision to restructure our bus transportation for the 2017-18 school year. We will be increasing the required walk distance for all students, which means some students who are now transported by District 6 buses will no longer qualify for that service. In addition, we are restructuring our high school transportation to a greater degree, and will no longer be providing neighborhood school bus pick-up sites for our older students. High school transportation will be limited to predetermined stops for students living outside the walk boundary.

    This will not impact students who qualify for individual transportation through Special Education services.

    Here are the new walking distances that we will now enforce:

    • Elementary Schools: 1.5 miles, up from 1.25 previously
    • Middle Schools: 2 miles, up from 1.5 previously
    • High Schools: 3 miles, up from 2.5 miles previously

    These walk distances are similar to most districts in the front-range.

    Our Transportation Department is working on developing new routes based on the new walking distances. We will have all the new routes in place by August 1, 2017, and parents will be able to log onto our website to see if their child qualifies for District 6 transportation based on their home address and the school they attend. Safe walking routes will be reviewed as final decisions are made about transportation. Student safety is a priority in these decisions.

    I know this is a change and that it will impact many of our families. It is necessary because we do not have the resources to fully staff drivers in our Transportation Department. For most of the year, we have had up to 16 bus driver positions open. This plan allows the district to eliminate 14 bus routes, which is more in line with the amount of drivers we have been able to employ. It also allows us to take some of our oldest, most expensive-to-maintain buses off the road. All of this results in a cost savings to the District.

    We will continue to communicate with our families as we know more about who will be affected by this change.

    Start and Dismissal Times
    I am very excited about another change that our shift in transportation will help us make next year. Having worked with district leaders and building principals, District 6 will change the start times for all levels next year, creating a later start time for our high school students. Research supports a later start time for older students who biologically need more sleep and have later sleep cycles than younger students. This research shows improvement in attendance and behavior in schools that implement a later start time for high school students.

    The reduction in high school transportation allows for a shift in start times at all levels, better meeting the needs of all our students. High schools will start no earlier than 8 a.m. District 6 administration is working to finalize transportation options for high school students before finalizing start and dismissal times for high schools.  Here are the new start and dismissal times that will begin in August 2017 for all schools:

    • Elementary Schools, McAuliffe K-8 and Winograd K-8: 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
    • Middle Schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
    • High Schools: To Be Determined (Start time no earlier than 8 a.m.)

    Two schools have slightly different start times due to traffic issues and transportation. They are:

    • Chappelow K-8: 8:10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. 
    • Romero K-8: 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (4-8 Campus); 8:35 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. (K-3 Campus). This is not a change from the current start and dismissal times.
    • Early College Academy: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    I realize a change to school start and dismissal times can be a significant shift for families, but I believe it will be positive for our students. In addition to allowing the later start time for high school students, it will create an earlier release time for our middle school students so they won’t be walking home in the dark. Our younger students, who tend to be up earlier in the morning, can get to school to begin learning and get home earlier. And, we believe it will improve our transportation service by allowing more time for our drivers to pick up and deliver students.

    These changes will help us shift resources to ensure that our students have the most highly qualified teachers and staff serving them every day. It will help us maintain programs like blended learning, AVID, concurrent enrollment in colleges and our Career Pathways. Unfortunately, it also means fewer services for some of our families. For this I am deeply sorry.

    I am hopeful that we will be able to secure more resources for District 6 through a future ballot measure. I am committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all our students. I am committed to meeting the goals in our strategic plan, Innovation2020. I pledge to continue to create efficiencies and use our resources effectively to meet the needs of our students. We need the support of our families and our community to ensure that happens.

    As we roll out these changes next year, we will continue to communicate with you. If you have questions or concerns, please work with the administration at your school. I am confident we can work together to make these changes as smooth and non-disruptive to our students and families as possible. Our students are resilient, and I am certain they will adapt quickly to these changes.

    Thank you for your continued support and for trusting us to educate your children.

    Kindest Regards,

    Deirdre Pilch

    Deirdre Pilch, EdD
    Superintendent of Schools

     

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Are you interested in earning a $20 Amazon gift card?  Are you ages 11-14?  If so, Mr. Olson and ATP Assessments are looking for volunteers to be part of the norming sample for 2 new tests.  As a volunteer, you will be asked to be assessed by a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist.  The answers of the volunteers will be sent to ATP Assessments and used to create a norming population. The time commitment for students is approximately 2 hours.  If you would like more information or if you are interested, please email Mr. Olson at 
dolson4@greeleyschools.org or stop by Brentwood Middle School on Mondays or Tuesdays and ask to speak with Mr. Olson.



 

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PTO FUNDRAISER

King Soopers’ re-loadable grocery card

Proceeds go towards Brentwood student enrichment programs.

How it works:

Purchase a King Soopers grocery from the Brentwood main office for $2.50. This card works like any other gift card. There is $2.50 already loaded on the card. Then go to your local King Soopers and load any amount onto the card. This can be done directly at the register or at customer service. There is a 15 minute processing time for the card activation so it is recommended that you load your card BEFORE you start shopping. For every $ loaded onto the card, 5% will go toward student enrichment programs at Brentwood Middle School. When you complete your shopping and are checking out your groceries simply use the pre-loaded card to pay for your items.  Be sure to use your King Soopers Club Membership card to get your fuel points! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the main office here Brentwood. Join us in raising money for our school and supporting our PTO.



 
Brentwood Bengal Fight Song

 Lyrics by John Diebold and Music by Doran and Kathy Azari

We are the Bengal Tigers

We stand strong and proud

When we cheer on our teams,

We cheer long and loud!

GO BENGALS!

Team work and good sportsmanship

It’s the player’s law.

When we have to fight, fight, fight…

GIVE ‘EM THE CLAW! THE CLAW! THE CLAW!





Brentwood Bengals Give Them the CLAW:
Come prepared
Listen and learn
Act respectfully
Work hard

We expect all students to follow the behavior described for SUCCESS in each setting. Be CLAWsome!


 
 
 
 
 

Headlines & Features

  • Student Spotlight: Landry Young

    “Landry is an amazing young lady. She is a 4.0 student who is involved in multiple clubs and extracurricular activities in our building. She is a leader at heart, demonstrates great work ethic and she is also very compassionate and helps her peers. We are so happy to have Landry as part of our Bengal family” ~ Megan Steward, Counselor, Brentwood Middle School

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  • Young Chautauqua 2016: Jace Shakley as THEODORE SEUSS GEISEL

    Jace was in the 6th grade at Brentwood Middle School this past school year. Jace is a 12 year old who is motivated by the participation of his brother and sister in music and acting.

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  • Young Chautauqua 2016: Landen Shuey as VINCE LOMBARDI

    Landen was in 6th grade at Brentwood Middle School. He loves football and plays the cornerback position. Landen says that has straight “A’s” and loves video games.

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  • Young Chautauqua 2016: Sean Rotter as STEVE JOBS

    Sean was a 6th grade student at Brentwood Middle School this past year. He is 12 years old and a Greeley Native who has a lot of energy.

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  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the Board of Education commits itself to a policy of nondiscrimination and shall not discriminate in its educational, employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Concern or complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as a compliance officer for District 6:


    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    1025 9th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631
    Phone: (970) 348-6000

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