You are receiving this letter because your child is identified as an English language learner (EL), and your student is being invited to participate in an English language proficiency test, ACCESS 2.0. This is an assessment that EL students take every year, as required by the Colorado Department of Education. This assessment helps teachers understand whether students have the language skills they need to be able to fully participate in the classroom. In addition, schools use ACCESS test scores as they decide how best to teach your child. The scores also help teachers track your child’s progress in learning academic English and help schools decide what English language support services to provide.
This assessment is required until a student scores fluent on ACCESS and has a body of evidence that supports the student's English Language proficiency. The assessment occurs in January/February annually.
This year, testing will look a little different due to the remote learning environment caused by COVID-19. Students will be assigned a specific time to come take their tests and a specific entrance, so we can limit exposure as much as possible. We are also offering the tests on Mondays so that students do not have to miss class. Please find your student’s testing times and locations on the enclosed schedule and then confirm he or she will attend by filling out the short form in the email that was also sent to you, or you may also email email@example.com with your student’s first and last name and grade or call 303-655-4111. Note that the test will be on two separate days and to complete the whole assessment, the student must come both days.
In administering ACCESS, 27J Schools will follow the health measures and safety guidelines outlined in our 27J Layers of Protection. Students will be required to wear a mask and will remain 6 feet apart during the assessment. Students will use headphones with a microphone provided by the school.
Your child does not need to study for this assessment. The tests are an opportunity for students to demonstrate all the ways that they understand and can communicate in English through speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to your child participating, please contact Jenelle Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-655-4111. For a Spanish speaker, please contact Veronica Carrera at 720-507-9250.
Estimado Padre/Tutor Legal:
Usted está recibiendo esta carta porque su hijo(a) está identificado como un aprendiz del lenguaje de Inglés (EL), y se le está invitando a su estudiante para que participe en el examen de capacidad en el lenguaje de Inglés, ACCESS 2.0. Este es un examen que los estudiantes hacen cada año, como requisito del Departamento de Educación de Colorado. Este examen ayuda a los maestros comprender si los estudiantes tienen las habilidades en el lenguaje que necesitan para poder participar plenamente en el salón de clase. Incluso, las escuelas usan las puntuaciones del examen ACCESS para decidir como mejor instruir a su hijo(a). La puntuación también ayuda a los maestros rastrear el progreso en el aprendizaje del Inglés y ayuda a las escuelas decidir qué servicios de apoyo del lenguaje de Inglés proporcionar.
Este examen es requisito hasta que el estudiante tenga una puntuación de fluidez en ACCESS y que tenga pruebas acumuladas que apoyen la capacidad del Lenguaje de Inglés del estudiante. Este examen sucede en enero/febrero anualmente.
Este año, la administración del examen será un poco diferente debido al ambiente del aprendizaje en línea causado por el COVID-19. Para mantener la propagación del virus a un nivel mínimo, los estudiantes tendrán asignado un horario específico, así como también el por dónde entrar a la escuela, para que tomen sus exámenes. Además estamos aplicando estos examenes los lunes, para que así los estudiantes no tengan que faltar a sus clases.
Adjunto encontrará los horarios y lugares del examen de su estudiante. Por favor llene el formulario se mandó en su correo electrónico, confirmando que su estudiante atenderá y tomará el examen en el tiempo asignado. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a email@example.com con nombre, apellido y nivel escolar (grado) de su estudiante o llamar al 303-655-4111. Tenga en cuenta que el examen se aplicará en dos días separados y para completar toda la evaluación, el estudiante debe venir ambos días.
Durante la administración de ACCESS, las Escuelas 27J seguirán las medidas de salud y las pautas de seguridad indicadas en nuestros Niveles de Protección de 27J. Es requisito que los estudiantes usen máscaras faciales y van estar a 6 pies de distancia durante el examen. Los estudiantes usarán audífonos con un micrófono proporcionados por la escuela.
Su hijo(a) no tiene que estudiar para este examen. Este examen es una oportunidad para que los estudiantes muestren todas las maneras en la comprensión y la comunicación en Inglés a través del habla, escuchar, las destrezas de lectura y escritura.
Si tiene cualquier preguntas, por favor contacte a Jenelle Weaver al 303-518-3344 o firstname.lastname@example.org or si quiere hablar en Español, puede llamar a Veronica Carrera al 720-507-9250.
Dear Bulldog Community,
As promised in my email last week, I am writing to let you know what our status is for In-Person learning this week. While we were committed to trying to meet with all students at least one last time this week, the COVID-19 cases have prevented us from doing so. I am saddened to inform you that once again, due to the large number of staff being quarantined this week, we do not have the adult staff needed to deliver in-person instruction. BHS will be fully remote learning for the rest of this week, November 18th-20th.. All students should follow the daily bell schedule for blended in-person learning. (For example, Students in cohort A, will attend their classes virtually on Wednesday morning starting at 8:30am for pd 1, etc, and cohort B students will attend their classes virtually on Wednesday afternoon starting at 12:58pm. The same will be true for students in cohorts C & D that meet on Thursdays.) Everyone will continue to follow their normal daily learning schedule. On-Line only students will continue to follow their current learning schedule as well.
By now you have also received an email from our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Fiedler, informing you that we will remain on remote learning until January 12th. While this is not ideal, we remain committed to bringing students back to Blended In-Person learning on January 12th as we know that our students need and want this direct face to face contact with their teachers.
Our learning schedules will not change. Blended In-Person students will continue to follow the Daily Bell Schedule for all classes from now until January 12th. We have purposely created these schedules to allow us to flex into and out of remote learning in a seamless manner, and still maintain our layers of protection upon return to the building. We will maintain the small cohort groupings that occur on Wednesday & Thursdays as we also know the importance of keeping a constant routine for our students and the positive impact that the small cohort groups have had on our student’s learning.
As we move forward, here is some important information and resources.
- Breakfast and lunches will be available every Tuesday effective December 1st- December 15th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at BHS, outside of the Dawg Diner on 9th Ave. Each student ages 1-18 may pick up six breakfast and six lunch meals. To sign up for these meals, please complete the form: https://forms.gle/P3tUMxyd14zsDwMX7
- BHS Has Virtual Peer Tutors to assist students. Tutoring is available through our Library & Tutoring Website: www.bulldoglibrarybhs.com "Tutoring Resources." We have a large crew of students helping students thanks to NHS volunteers.
- Chromebook Assistance - if your chromebook stops working, it can be taken to the District Training room for an exchange on Mondays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The District Training Room is located at 80 S. 8th Ave. (Corner of 8th & Bridge St.). If you have questions or need assistance with your chromebook, please contact our chromebook para, Michelle Rice, between 8:30am and 4:45pm Tuesday-Friday. You can reach her by email at email@example.com, or you can complete a tech help ticket by clicking on the following link: Chromebook Help
- Attendance - parents, please call the attendance line at 303-655-4150 to let us know if your student will not be attending any classes for any reasons. Staff will be reaching out to you when we see students with unexcused absences. Their well being is very important to us.
I know this is a lot of information to process and please do not worry, we will continue to communicate with you all throughout this new adventure. I greatly appreciate each and everyone of you for your support, understanding. and partnership to help us provide a high quality education for all of our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our main office at 303-655-4250 and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and please be well!
Request to Change Learning Environments for 2nd SemesterStarting November 16th and going through December 1st you will be able to make changes to your student’s Learning Environment (Blended In-Person or On-Line Only) for next semester. If you would like to make a change to your student’s learning environment, please complete this FORM. If you want to leave your student in their current learning environment, you do not need to do anything.
We must have all requests for changes (as submitted on the attached form) by 7pm on December 1st, in order to have adequate time needed to make adjustments to our 2nd Semester schedule, re-allocate teacher resources and to ensure that we can offer the required core classes to all of our students. This request for changing learning environments is for the 2nd Semester (January-May).
Once the semester begins, the only change that will be allowed will be a move to On-Line only learning as we need to preserve our layers of protection for the students who are coming into the building for blended learning.
BHS Seniors and Parents,
Please make arrangements to have your cap and gown unit ordered by December 8th, 2020! Herff Jones makes ordering easy and convenient.
How to Order:
Phone: (866) 238-5336 | Service Hours M-F 7:00am – 3:00pm
Mail: Send completed order forms along with a check or money order to:
1128 N. Monroe Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Check and money orders are made payable to: Herff Jones.
Questions? Call (866) 238-5336 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton High School has a new policy that you need to be aware of:
- Beginning on Tuesday, October 15th, students will no longer be able to re–enter the building, until the bell rings. (This is in effect, every period of the day)
- Students who have a hall pass, completed and signed by a teacher, will be allowed entrance but must have it verified, by a campus supervisor at the kiosk.
- If you are tardy, you must check in to the kiosk. The campus supervisor will give you a tardy pass but…3 tardies = 1 detention.
- Please make sure that you are prepared for the weather before you exit the building!
This policy is subject to change as deemed necessary.
File: JICG -2
TOBACCO, NICOTINE AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DELIVERY MECHANISMS
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
2019-2020 Updated 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.