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Back to School Brookfield: Everything You Need to Know

All the details you need to kick off the new school year.

The lazy days of summer are slipping away as August 30, 2010, the first day of school for students at Brookfield Public Schools, quickly approaches. Preparations for the start of a fresh new school year are many.  Start this year off smart by getting organized now for the year ahead.

There are several changes that Brookfield parents and students need to be aware of this year, including the new transportation schedules (see attached PDFs), a change in start and dismissal times for elementary school students and a new district website that aims to simplify communications between parents, teachers and administrators.

The district has switched to a three tier-schedule for the bus system this year, using a new bus company. Student will get to test out the new fleet of buses, which are fully compliant with the latest safety and environmental regulations and equipped with video cameras and a GPS system. Due to the structural change, Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (HHES) and Center Elementary School (CES) will have the same start and end times, allowing HHES students to arrive home from school earlier, limit the need for parents to pick up students early for after school activities and increase safety in the dark winter months. Some students are likely to have a longer bus ride than in years past, but the district goal is to keep the maximum ride time under 40 minutes.

Brookfield High School (BHS), Whisconier Middle School (WMS) and the Academy of International Studies Magnet School (AISMS) run on separate tiers, with no changes to school hours. AISMS will have the same centralized pickup and drop-off at the Town Hall parking lot.

Since CES and HHES students will be picked up at the same time, buses will be color coded this year to avoid confusion for students and parents. CES students can look for their yellow baby cub school mascot, while HHES students can keep an eye out for a blue Huck the Hound sign. Parents can expect to receive a transportation handbook for grades K through four early next week providing additional in-depth information.

Additional details for back to school preparation:

  • School supply lists differ from grade to grade and can be found on the district website.
  • Expect minor bus delays for the first week of school, as All-Star Transportation fine tunes the routes and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Students will head home at the early dismissal time on the first day of school. Regular School hours will begin on August 31.
  • Sign up to receive the district e-news to be alerted of the most recent district happenings and schedule changes.

Important Information for CES Students:

  • August 30: First day for First Grade — 1:10 dismissal
  • August 31: Kindergarten first day — 12:50 dismissal
  • September 17: Kindergarten students begin long days

Brookfield Public School District 2010/2011 School Hours:

BHS:

Regular Hours 7:15 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Early dismissal 7:15 a.m. — 12 p.m.

WMS:

Regular Hours 7:55 a.m. — 2:40 p.m.
Early dismissal 7:55 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

HHES:

Regular Hours 8:40 a.m. — 3:25 p.m.
Early dismissal 8:40 a.m. — 1:10 p.m.

CES:

Regular Hours 8:40 a.m. — 3:25 p.m.
Early dismissal 8:40 a.m. — 1:10 p.m.

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