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  • 8/25/2021

    Dear Parents and Students


    The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is offered to 10th and 11th grade students on October 13, 2021. Students that would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT may elect to take the exam for $25.00. We will limit the number of students that may take the exam to the first 65 sign ups, on a first come first serve basis. Juniors and Sophomores that wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT can register by paying the bookkeeper no later than October 1. Juniors are the only ones that may test to qualify for NMSQT, sophomores often use this as a practice exam.


    The test will be administered at the District Training Room, one block north of Brighton High School,  60 S 8th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. Arrival time is 8:10 AM, pre-administration activities will begin at 8:30 and once testing starts no late students will be admitted. Students taking the exam will be excused from school. We will not be offering make-up test days. 


    The NMSQT exam is a qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships for juniors.To learn more about National Merit see The PSAT/NMSQT can also prepare students for the SAT exam taken in the spring, which is also a qualifying exam for the new required Colorado Gradation Demonstrations.  


    If you qualify for financial hardships such as Free and Reduced Lunch, McKenny Vento etc. please see your counselor for a free test waiver to take to the bookkeeper. As always students who receive accommodated testing through an Individualized Education Plan or 504 will be eligible for accommodations for this test as well. 


    See the Brighton High School website under Parents and Assessments for additional information. 



    Jennifer Minor & David Demanget

    Student Assessment Coordinators












    Estimados padres y estudiantes


    El examen de calificación para becas de mérito nacional se ofrece a los estudiantes de los grados 10 y 11 el 13 de octubre de 2021. Los estudiantes que deseen tomar el PSAT / NMSQT pueden optar por tomar el examen por $ 25.00. Limitaremos el número de estudiantes que pueden tomar el examen a las primeras 65 inscripciones, por orden de llegada. Los estudiantes de 10 y 11 grado que deseen tomar el PSAT / NMSQT pueden registrarse pagando al contable a más tardar el 1 de octubre. Los estudiantes de tercer año son los únicos que pueden tomar la prueba para calificar para NMSQT, los estudiantes del 10 grado a menudo usan esto como un examen de práctica.


    La prueba se administrará en la sala de capacitación del distrito, una cuadra al norte de Brighton High School, 60 S 8th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. La hora de llegada es a las 8:10 a.m. Las actividades previas a la administración comenzarán a las 8:30 am y una vez que se realice la prueba no se admitirán estudiantes que lleguen tarde. Los estudiantes que tomen el examen no podrán asistir a la escuela. No ofreceremos días de prueba de recuperación.


    El examen NMSQT es una prueba de calificación para becas de mérito nacional para estudiantes del 11 grado. Para obtener más información sobre el mérito nacional, consulte El PSAT / NMSQT también puede preparar a los estudiantes para el examen SAT realizado en la primavera, que también es un examen de calificación para las nuevas demostraciones de graduación de Colorado requeridas.


    Si califica para dificultades financieras como almuerzo gratis o reducido, McKenny Vento, etc., consulte a su consejero para obtener una excepción de prueba gratuita para llevar al contable. Como siempre, los estudiantes que reciben pruebas adaptadas a través de un Plan de educación individualizado o 504 también serán elegibles para adaptaciones para esta prueba.


    Consulte el sitio web de Brighton High School en Padres y evaluaciones para obtener información adicional.



    Jennifer Minor y David Demanget

    Coordinadores de evaluación de estudiantes














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  • Parents and students please click the red link below to see if your class/co-hort has been exposed to COVID19. 

    BHS Cohort Exposure Notification 

     If your child has been exposed, then you and your family can determine if you would like them to quarantine or attend classes.  If you decide to quarantine, please remember to contact our attendance office, 303-655-4150,  to excuse your student from school.  Please do not send any student to school who is not feeling well or who has any COVID19 symptoms.

    We will continue to communicate directly to students when a quarantine is required as part of an outbreak or participation in a high risk activity (after school athletics). Any member of an athletic team that has been exposed, will be contacted directly and they will be required to quarantine unless they have been vaccinated.

    As we have full time in-person learning this year, we are not structured to provide a hybrid model of learning for this school year.  All quarantined students will have access to Google Classroom and can secure and complete their work asynchronously.  Our recommendation is to have students structure their day similar to if they were on campus and complete assignments during the block of time they would be attending the class if they were on campus.

    For questions or reporting  COVID19 cases please contact our Site Coordinator Amy Coffey at or 303-655-4110.


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  • BHS Cell Phone Policy

    We believe students should be fully engaged in their learning.  For that reason, neither students nor staff should be using cell phones during class for non-academic reasons.  Teachers are expected to address this off-task behavior just as they would any other off-task behavior by utilizing the steps outlined below.


    District 27J Cell phone Policy - JICI

    Use of Cell Phones on School Grounds:

    Student use/possession of a cell phone depends on the grade level of the student.  The following categories outline the grade levels and authorized use/possession of cell phones by students. No student, at any grade level, shall use a cell phone or electronic device to engage in, promote or facilitate any other conduct that violates the student code of conduct, other superintendent policies or regulations, or state or federal law. If the building principal or designee believes a student’s possession or use of a cell phone or other electronic devices may involve a violation of the law, the building principal or designee may also refer the matter to

    law enforcement.


    1. Elementary Schools: Student use of cell phones is prohibited.  If a student is asked to carry a cell phone by parents (ie the student walks home and phone is for safety), the phone must be kept in a secure location until the end of the day.
    2. Middle Schools:  Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption.  Use of cell phones during the school day is prohibited and they will be powered completely off, concealed and secured.
    3. High Schools: Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or disruption.  Students may also use cell phones during passing periods and during the lunch break, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption or cause the student to be tardy for the next period.  During the entire class period, cell phones will be secured in lockers, backpacks, or vehicles.

    Brighton High School Cell Phone Policy Expectations

    Cell phone usage during class time will not be permitted at Brighton High School.  All cell phones must be turned off or silenced and put away in lockers, backpacks or vehicles.. Cell phones pose a distraction to the classroom instruction and student’s ability to concentrate and focus on the learning at hand. 


    1st Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and not returned to the student until the end of the class period.  Teacher/staff member calls parents/guardian to inform them of the incident & documents in IC.


    2nd Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and taken to the main office to be held until the end of the day.  Student can pick up cell phone at the end of the day from the main office. Teacher/Staff member calls parents/guardian  to inform them of the incident & documents in IC.


    3rd Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and taken to the main office for the parent to pick up.  A discipline referral is submitted to Administration through Infinite Campus for discipline action. Administration will call parents & document in IC.


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  • Advancing Colorado’s health and protecting the places we live, learn, work and play 

    Dear parents/guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th grade schools for the 2021-22 school year: 

    We know you’re thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick. We wish you and your student a healthy school year! 

    Required and recommended vaccines 

    • Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private, or parochial kindergarten - 12th grade school to be vaccinated against many of the diseases vaccines can prevent, unless a certificate of exemption is filed. For more information, visit Your student must be vaccinated against: o Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap) 

    o Hepatitis B (HepB) 

    o Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) 

    o Polio (IPV) 

    o Varicella (chickenpox) 

    • Colorado follows recommendations set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Students entering kindergarten must receive their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella. Students entering 6th grade must receive one dose of Tdap vaccine, even if they are under 11 years of age. You can view recommended vaccine schedules at
    • Vaccines are recommended for hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus, but are not required. 

    Exclusion from school 

    • Your student may be excluded from school if your school does not have an up-to-date vaccine record, certificate of exemption, or in-process plan for your student on file. 
    • If someone gets sick with a vaccine-preventable disease or there is an outbreak at your student’s school and your student has not received the vaccine for that disease, they may be excluded from school activities. That could mean lost learning time for them and lost work and wages for you. For example, if your student has not received a MMR vaccine, they may be excluded from school for 21 days after someone gets sick with measles. 

    Have questions? 

    • You may want to talk to a healthcare provider licensed to give vaccines or your local public health agency about which vaccines your student needs or if you have questions. You can read about the safety and importance of vaccines at,, and

    Paying for vaccinations 

    • If you need help finding free or low-cost vaccines and providers who give them, go to, contact your local public health agency, or call the state health department’s Family Health Line at 1-303-692-2229 or 1-800-688-7777. You can find your local public health agency at

    Vaccination records 

    • Please take your student’s updated vaccine record to school every time they receive a vaccine. Need to find your student’s vaccine record? It may be available from the Colorado Immunization Information System. Visit for more information. 


    • If your student cannot get vaccines because of medical reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Medical Exemption to your school, signed by a health care provider licensed to give vaccines. You only need to submit this certificate once, unless your student’s information or school changes. You can get the form at
    • If you choose not to have your student vaccinated according to the current recommended schedule because of personal belief or religious reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption to your school.

    Nonmedical exemptions must be submitted annually at every new school year (July 1st through June 30th of the following year). There are two ways to file a nonmedical exemption. 

    File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption received upon the completion of our online education module. 

    Downloadable certificates and our online education module are available at

    How’s your school doing on vaccinations? 

    • Some parents, especially those with students who have weakened immune systems, may want to know which schools have the highest percent of vaccinated students. Schools must report immunization and exemption numbers (but not student names or birth dates) to the state health department annually. Schools do not control their specific immunization and exemption rates or establish the Vaccinated Children Standard described in C.R.S. 25-4-911. Schools must include their MMR immunization and exemption rates from the most recently completed school year in this letter. Schools may choose to also include immunization and exemption rates for other school-required vaccines. Additional immunization and exemption rates can be found at

    School Name 

    2019-2020 MMR Immunization Rate 


    2019-2020 MMR Exemption Rate 



    Schools may also include the rates for the school-required vaccines shown below in this annual letter to parents/guardians

    Vaccinated Children Standard 

    95% Immunization Rate for All School-Required Vaccines

    2019-2020 DTaP 

    Immunization Rate

    2019-2020 DTaP 

    Exemption Rate


    2019-2020 HepB 

    Immunization Rate

    2019-2020 HepB 

     Exemption Rate


    2019-2020 IPV 

     Immunization Rate

    2019-2020 IPV 

     Exemption Rate


    2019-2020 Varicella 

    Immunization Rate

    2019-2020 Varicella 

    Exemption Rate


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  • BHS Website

    Welcome back to school #BHS students and families! Enroll with Kids First now for your well child checks and sports physicals at the Kids First SBHC located on the BHS campus. Visit their website to enroll at:

    *The school-based health center (SBHC) is a unique resource offered to enrolled students that attend #BHS. The SBHC is not a replacement for the students’ regular doctor or their health insurance.

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  • Vape Policy

    File: JICG -2 


    School districts are required by law to have a policy prohibiting student use or possession of tobacco at school and in related locations as described in Superintendent Policy JK – Student Code of Conduct. Parents or students who have concerns or questions about student tobacco, nicotine and drug issues are encouraged to contact a school counselor or mental health provider, school administration, or District administration to discuss resources that may be available to assist them. 

    1. Violations. State and federal law and District Policy prohibit the use or possession of any tobacco or nicotine product or controlled substance on school property. This includes marijuana, even if legally purchased through retail establishments or prescribed. 

    The use or possession of any delivery mechanism or device that could be used for the consumption, ingestion, inhalation or application of tobacco or nicotine products or controlled substances is prohibited on school grounds. This includes without limitation pipes, hookah pens, vaporizers, and electronic cigarettes. In addition to violating District Policy, such devices compromise the health and well-being of students and staff members, and their use on school grounds is disruptive to the learning environment. Because such devices may be used with either tobacco or nicotine products or with controlled substances, disciplinary consequences more severe than are imposed for tobacco/nicotine products are warranted. 

    1. Consequences and Interventions. The typical progression of interventions for violations of 

    this policy will be as follows: 

    2.1 1st Offense – Education about the policy should be provided and student may be suspended out of school for up to one (1) day. Alternative to suspension opportunities may be considered by school administration as described in District Policy JKD – Student Due Process. The device will be confiscated and will only be returned to parents upon request.

    2.2 2nd Offense – Student may be suspended for up to three (3) days in or out of school. Alternative to suspension opportunities may be considered by school administration as described in District Policy JKD – Student Due Process. The device will be confiscated.

    2.3 3rd Offense – Student may be suspended up to five (5) days. 

    1. Using, possessing or being under the influence of tobacco, nicotine or controlled substances are separate offenses that may warrant discipline in addition to the consequences described above and as set forth in the applicable District Policies 

    Adopted: August 2, 2019 

    LEGAL REFS: C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1) (bb) (1) C.R.S. 25-14-103.5 (6) 

    CROSS REFS: IHAM, Health Instruction 

    File: JICG -2 

    KFA, Public Conduct on District Property JK, Student Code of Conduct JKD, Student Due Process JICG, Student Tobacco and Nicotine Violations JICH, Student Drug and Alcohol Violations 

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