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A Note from the Principal

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Well, this is the last Cub Report for this school year. First and foremost, let me wish everyone a happy and safe summer vacation! I hope it is filled with smiles and laughter. :) That being said, I would like to remind you of a few things before the end of the school year.

First, summer months are when our school typically starts to develop its Title I plans for the upcoming school year. If you have been unable to attend any of the Title meetings or events this year, let me remind you of the Title I Ideas Box located in the main office. Anytime you have a legitimate idea that you feel would benefit the school, especially as it relates to academics, please feel free to drop a note in the box. Your thoughts and ideas are always welcome.

Second, an area of concern I’d like you to consider is checking your child out of school early. There are some days on the calendar that tend to lend themselves to checking your child out of school; for example, after Christmas and end-of-the-year classroom parties. I realize you are at the mercy of a doctor’s or dentist’s office schedule and must abide by their requests on meeting with your child. However, other early dismissals should be limited to only what is strictly necessary. This would be beneficial for them and the school. We want to maximize the instructional time as much as we can with your child. :)

Finally, you may have noticed that we have new front doors at BPS. This is part of a new safety initiative that is happening at every school in Catoosa County. These doors are “buzz-in” doors. After the school day has started at 8:00 a.m., the doors will be locked. For you to gain entry into the school, you will need to ring the bell that is on the brick wall next to the farthest lefthand door. Once a front office staff person sees you and you are holding up a valid BPS car rider tag, you will be “buzzed” in. I do not expect this to begin this school year, but just in case it does...

Once again, have an awesome summer! Go Cubs!

 Geoff Rhodes