We are off to a great start at Broad Ford Elementary. We have many new students, staff, and parents. Everyone is working together to bring out the best in each child. Many volunteers are showing up and working with our staff to make a difference. I know this is going to be a great year with many more to come!
There will be a three hour early dismissal on Wednesday, September 21, 2017 due to staff development.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Parents, we want to thank each of you for your help, understanding, and support with our entry system. We have rules in place to protect our students and staff. Parents are not permitted to drop off or park in the front bus lane. Please use the back parking lot when dropping your child off in the morning. You will find the drop off loop runs smoothly in the back lot. Students who are dropped off in the morning are adjusting well to walking in by themselves. No parent/visitor is allowed past the double doors to the classroom hallways in the mornings or at dismissal time. We have found that students transition better if the parents don’t walk them to their classroom. We also do this for security reasons.
Just a friendly reminder, that your child will be marked tardy if they are dropped off after 8:30. If your child is tardy, you must sign them in at the office. The doors are locked after 8:40. During pick up time please remember to come in the back door after 3:00. Students are dismissed at 3:10 for parent pick up. We have sign out sheets in the cafeteria. After you sign your child out, they will meet you in the cafeteria for pickup. Please do NOT come in the front doors. The front doors are only an exit for students at that time. Any time you come to our school please report to the office. We want a safe and happy environment for our students. Thank you!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
Ms. Kitziller and Mrs. Shaffer are looking forward to having your child in Physical Education class this year. In order to have a safe and productive learning environment, students need to wear tennis shoes in PE class (no boots, crocs, sandals or shoes with heels.) and follow the Bobcat Rules – Bobcats are 1. Respectful 2. Responsible 3. Ready to Learn and 4. Safe. Also, if your child likes to wear dresses or skirts to school, it is very helpful to have them wear shorts underneath.
If there is a time that your child can not participate in PE class due to injury or illness, please send a note to the teacher.
We are looking forward to having a great year!! Mrs. Shaffer and Ms. Kitzmiller
PREVENTION OF BULLYING, HARASSMENT, or INTIMIDATION
It is the policy of the Garrett County Board of Education to prohibit bullying, harassment, or intimidation of any person on school property or at school sponsored functions, or by the use of electronic technology at a public school. Further, this policy prohibits reprisal or retaliation against individuals who report acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, including those who are victims, witnesses, bystanders, or others with reliable information concerning such incidents. Reports of bullying, harassment, or intimidation may be made through the use of the MSDE Reporting Form in accordance with the Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005. The report is made to the school principal for investigation and subsequent action. Anyone needing to report this type of incident may pick up the reporting form in the Main Office, board website or from Mrs. Dawna Ashby.