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Principal Newsletter

August News

August 1, 2019

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Delta Bridges Charter School

 

Welcome to a new year at Delta Bridges Charter School! I am so very excited to be able to call Bridges my new home as your Principal. I live in the area and have over 20 years’ experience in education. Some of those years have been as a K-8 Principal, Teacher, Director, and High School Counselor. In fact, a short time ago I was a Principal at another school in Stockton. I am very familiar with Stockton and am glad to be back. 

 

My family keeps me busy. I have a 20 year old son who recently added my first grandchild to the family – a baby girl. I have a 19 year old daughter who will be attending college this fall. I have a 17 year old daughter who is a senior in high school, and I have a 10 year old daughter who loves slime and 12 year old son who loves Fortnite. My husband and I have been together for 4 years now and enjoy spending time together. Well, enough about me. We have a whole year to get to know each other, and I truly look forward to it. 

 

I need to tell you that there is a sense of urgency in the air. The urgency is that we want to educate your children before they grow up right before our eyes. They grow up so fast, and we want to make sure that while we have them at Bridges that we are preparing them for their future. Of course, we want to prepare them for high school but we also need to prepare them for college and career. In order to do this we will have a specific instructional focus and positive behavior focus this year.

 

This year at Bridges we will be focusing on Student Engagement and Character Counts. Through

Student Engagement we will look at ways that your child is “connected” to their learning. Research shows that the more a student is “connected” the more they will remember and be able to build upon it. Character Counts is built on six ethical values that transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences. Following these six values as a whole school with help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making our school a safe environment for students to learn. The Six Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

 

While our staff here at the school will do our best to educate your child we also need your help. During the school year please make sure that you are checking backpacks for any information that the teachers might be sending home. Another great way to help your child be successful in school is to make sure they are reading at least 20-30 minutes per day. Reading will help them in all areas of school. If your child is having difficulty reading you can read with them. 

 

I would also like to introduce our new teachers this year. Please welcome them to Bridges:

               Ms. French      4th grade                       Ms. Pate       3rd Grade

               Ms. Furtada     3rd grade                       Ms. Temple  Kindergarten

Below is specific information relating to the school:

 

  • First Day of School: Monday, August 12, 2019

 

  • ***IMPORTANT – DISMISSAL TIME CHANGE***

This year we will have a new dismissal time. Our new dismissal time will be at 2:55. School will be in session from 8:25 am-2:55 pm every day except Wednesdays. We will line up at 8:20 am. 

 

  • ***IMPORTANT – MINIMUM DAY CHANGE***

This year we will be having our minimum day every Wednesday. On Wednesdays we will dismiss at 1:35pm.

 

  • Dress Code:

The dress code has changed slightly this year.

 

Polo Style Shirt Colors: White and Green ONLY

Pants: Khaki ONLY

Jacket Colors:  White, Black, Green or Khaki

 

We are a uniform school and adhering to the uniform dress code is required. Please also remember that backless shoes (including flip-flops) and high heeled shoes are not allowed. Students will not be allowed to wear hoods or caps in any buildings.

 

  • Visitors on Campus: 

All visitors (including regular volunteers) are required to sign in at the office upon entering the campus, obtain a visitor’s badge, and sign out at departure. Parents are welcome on campus prior to our morning bell from 8:00-8:20 am. The central playground area is the designated area for parents.

 

  • Pickup/Drop-off:

Always pick up your child promptly after school and the earliest your child can be dropped off is 7:45 am. Private care pick-up and drop-off of students will continue to be in the side parking lot as before. When picking up your child, you can both drive through the pickup line, or park in the parking lot.  Once school is out, if your student is not out front you must either go around the line again or park in the parking lot. Do not hold up the pick-up line if your student is not visible. Please drive slowly as students exit vehicles on the left and right hand sides. Student’s safety depends on motorists driving slowly.

 

  • School Website: 

The school website is a great way to stay connected to the school. Our site provides information on school functions, parents club, teacher and office contact information and the monthly newsletter. You can find us at www.deltacharter.net. 

FACEBOOK PAGE: We also have a Facebook page! Check us out by clicking this link

 

  • We are a FREE BREAKFAST school. Breakfast is served at 7:45 am.

 

  • Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 22nd, 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

Again, I look forward to working with you this year. At Delta Bridges we believe that all students can achieve, and we look forward to working together to educate our students. Have a great year!

Boswell

 

Renee Boswell, Ph.D.

Principal

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