Reminder – doors open at 7:30 AM for students to enter the building.
05/17 – K/Pro5 Readiness Screening – by appointment only
05/27 – 1/2 day of school – dismissal starts @ 11:00 AM
05/30 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
06/07 – 1/2 day of school – dismissal starts @ 11:00 AM
06/08 – 1/2 day of school – dismissal starts @ 11:00 AM
06/09 – 1/2 day – LAST DAY of school – dismissal starts @ 11:00 AM
**2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN & PROGRESSIVE 5 – NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKETS are available for in the BES office during regular school hours. Child needs to be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 to attend either Kindergarten or Pro-5. Both programs are all day/every day. Current students do not re-enroll. All new Kindergarten/Pro-5 students will be readiness screened in May 2022. This enrollment is for registration paperwork only. Please return completed forms within 2 business days. Students will meet their teacher at a later date.
Bring the following items when picking up an enrollment packet:
**Original Birth Certificate (courthouse issued)
**Custody papers, if applicable
**Proof of Residency – rental agreement, property tax statement, building permit, deed, OR voter registration card
**New students enrolling in Grades 1-4 – we also need a copy of current report card from their previous school
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education as an ongoing school fundraiser. Download the Box Tops app, select Bridgman Elementary, and scan your receipts every time you shop!
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PARENTS
Elementary Parents — Remember when you pick up your child in a vehicle you must use the parking lot pick-up process. Students using the “walker door” should live in the neighborhoods surrounding the elementary school and walk (not catch a ride to avoid the pickup lane) to their homes at the end of the school day. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
“PARENTS AS TEACHERS” PLAYGROUPS
Berrien RESA sponsors the free Parents as Teachers “Read, Play & Learn” playgroups for children 0-4 years old in the Bridgman Elementary MPR. Dates will be posted when we reopen our building to outside groups.
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM IN BERRIEN COUNTY
In November 2014, the Bridgman Board of Education passed the following definition of chronic absenteeism…”as a student who misses ten percent (10%) or more of the enrolled school days in a school year, whether absenteeism is due to unexcused, excused or disciplinary absences.” Students who are displaying signs of chronic absenteesim will be notified via a letter from the school, identifying how much education is missed due to excessive tardies, as well as the percentage of days missed due to absences. Truancy will be notified if the trend continues.
Days Missed in September with % of students who go on to become Chronically Absent:
2-4 days absent………..49.5%
> 4 days absent…………87.8%
Click here to view an informative 2-minute video.
Bridgman Elementary School
3891 Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106
Lori Graves, Principal
Building Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast: Served in Classrooms
Students in Class: 7:30 a.m.
Start/End Times: 7:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
Half-Day: 7:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2 Hour Delay: 9:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.**
(**no breakfast served)
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.