Welcome Back to School!

Greetings Brightwood Families,

I wanted to take a moment to welcome students and families back for the 2021-2022 school year. I would also like to give a special welcome to all the new families that will be joining us this year. As you know, Brightwood has moved to a new location this year. We are so excited to have our students in a new building. Last year we reentered school for the first time since the Pandemic began. We will continue to keep some of the safety procedures from last year in place for the start of this year. All staff will also follow the COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming year.

1. School Hours – PK school hours are 8:30-2:30.

Kindergarten-5th Grade school hours are 8:30-3:30


2. Building Entry – Parents must make an appointment to enter the building. Please use our virtual office to schedule an appointment to enter the building. Parents will not be allowed in the building without an appointment.


3. Attendance- All students are required to attend school daily. All classes will be in person. The attendance policy will be strictly enforced at Gerena Brightwood School. You may access the Springfield Public School Attendance Policy


4. Arrival- All walkers will enter through the front of the building. If you are dropping students off in a car, you must drive to the back of the school and drop them off at the back entrance. This is a one-way single-car drop-off. Please do not block traffic by dropping off in the passing lane.


5. Late Arrival- Any student arriving after 8:50 AM will be considered late. All students arriving late must enter through the front of the school.


6. Dismissal- All students that are being picked up by a vehicle will be taking to the back of the school. This again will be done with a single-car line and parents are not permitted to get out of the car. Walkers will be brought to the front of the school


7. Early Dismissal – If you need to dismiss your child early, please use our virtual office to schedule an early dismissal. Please do not use Class Dojo to request an early dismissal.


8. Social Distancing – All students and staff members will engage in social distancing. We have marked the hallways, stairwells, tunnel, classrooms, and outside areas with appropriate signage that students can follow. All students and staff members are expected to follow the social distancing guidelines.


9. Uniforms- Students will be required to follow the Springfield Public Schools Uniform Policy.