Welcome to the 21-22 School Year!

"back to school" written on a chalkboard

We are excited to welcome you to another year of learning in the Brentwood School District! While we will still have many of our COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for everyone’s health and safety this semester, I want to emphasize that school will look and feel like school. Our mitigation measures, which are outlined below, are designed to keep students and staff safe as well as minimize the need to quarantine for extended periods of time. Keeping students in school is a priority.

Over the past several weeks and months, our staff have been hard at work preparing for a new school year. I hope you’ll join me in showing your appreciation for all their efforts as we head into another year that comes with new challenges and opportunities. As always, your teachers, counselors, principals, administrators, and support staff are here to help.

Please know that we are constantly working to revise our practices to best meet the needs of all of our students while keeping everyone safe. We will continue to communicate with you as often as possible. To help in this process, please make sure you’ve activated your ParentSquare account. 

As the first day of school on August 23rd quickly approaches, please take some time to review the information below. In particular, I want to highlight some of our health and safety guidelines for the Fall 2021 semester:

  • Per the CDC and local health officials, masks will still be required indoors for staff and students in grades K-12 regardless of vaccination status. 

  • Quarantine guidelines have changed and now depend on a number of factors, including exposure time, proper mask wearing, and vaccination. The best way to help prevent your child from experiencing long-term COVID quarantines is to have them wear a proper mask and, if eligible, receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • We will still limit visitors to the building, but will be able to slowly start incorporating familiar practices in our school day such as lockers, outdoor activities, and more. 

  • Additional guidelines are described in detail on our COVID-19 information page.

The health and safety of our students, staff, and community will always be our top priority when it comes to making decisions about these measures. Please know that as the year progresses, changes to these guidelines may be necessary. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor best practices and COVID-19 infection rates in our community. 

For additional information and resources, please visit the links below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you to create another successful year of learning in Brentwood!