Back to School Events and Reminders

Back to School Events and Reminders
Posted on 08/12/2021
Dear Janet Berry Families,

I hope you have had a wonderful summer so far and have had time to relax and enjoy this time with family and friends. It is hard to believe that the school year will soon be upon us! We are excited to welcome our students into the building for a great year of growing and learning. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some information leading up to our Meet and Greet evenings and the first day of school.

Registration
If you have not completed your online registration for the 2021-2022 school year, please do so as soon as possible. Click here for directions on how to register online if you haven’t done so already. For those families new to Janet Berry or needing support in completing the online registration, assistance will be provided on Wednesday, August 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet for Kindergarten and New Students:  Wednesday, Aug. 18th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
All kindergarten and new students to Janet Berry are encouraged to attend. During this Meet and Greet, all Kindergarten students will go to their classrooms to be with their teachers during the meeting. New students in grades 1-6 will remain with their families for the duration of the presentation and building tour. All students in attendance should bring their school supplies and will be dropped off in the appropriate classrooms. Kindergarten students will learn who their classroom teacher is upon arrival. Our new students may check in at the office to learn who their classroom teacher is. All families are welcome to arrive through the front doors of the building. Our Meet and Greet presentation will take place in the gym.

Meet and Greet for Grades 1-6 Students: Thursday, Aug. 26th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. 
This Meet and Greet is intended for all students in grades 1-6 and for those kindergarten or new students not able to attend the previous Meet and Greet. Students and families will have an opportunity to meet their homeroom teachers and the Janet Berry staff. We encourage all students to bring their school supplies and drop them off in their classrooms. 

In an effort to reduce the number of people at school at one time during our Grades 1-6 Meet and Greet, we will be dividing our families into two groups. All families A-L are asked to come between 5:00-5:30 p.m.  All families M-Z are asked to come between 5:30-6:00 p.m. We will be doing a staggered entrance. Parents and students will enter through the doors indicated in the map below. Please enter through the doors according to your youngest child. Parents will begin by visiting the youngest child’s classroom and proceed with their older children in order of their age from youngest to oldest. These entrances also represent the entrances/exits students will use for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year.

Map

Teacher Assignments
Kindergarten and new students to Janet Berry will learn who their classroom teacher is on Wednesday, August 18th at the Meet and Greet. Teacher assignments for all other students will be available in Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Tuesday, August 24th at 8:00 a.m. Please understand that these teacher assignments are subject to change in the days leading up to school based on new student enrollment. We will notify any parents of changes should they occur after the release date.

First Day of School
The first day of school is September 1, 2021. Students may arrive at school anytime between 8:10-8:22. Please see these maps for morning arrival/afternoon dismissal. Watch for more information about processes and procedures related COVID-19 in the days leading up to school.

Message From the PTO
Looking for ways to be involved at Janet Berry? Come join the PTO! Please see this short video message from your Janet Berry PTO Board. Our first meeting is on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  We hope you will join us! Watch for information on our website, newsletters and Facebook page: Janet Berry PTO. 
School Year Calendar
Here is a link to our 2021-2022 school year calendar. Important Janet Berry Elementary dates will also be available on our school website.  

We look forward to seeing you at our Meet and Greet events. If you are unable to attend, you may schedule an appointment with the office or your child(ren) may arrive on the first day with their school supplies. Please contact the office with any questions you may have. 

It is going to be a spectacular school year at Berry! Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon.
Go Bobcats!

Yours in education,

Emily Behnke
Principal 
Janet Berry Elementary School