BHS Principal's Announcements

BHS Principal's Message

Dear Bobcat Students & Families, 

Important Dates:
 
September
  • Monday, September 26th - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
 
October
  • Saturday, October 1st - Homecoming Dance (Ethan Allen, Danbury, CT)
  • Wednesday, October 5th - Yom Kippur No School
  • Monday, October 10th - Columbus Day - No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 12th - PSATs (9th-10th-11th)
  • Wednesday, October 12th - Financial Aid presentation (Auditorium)
  • Wednesday - October 26th - Picture Retakes

NEW INFORMATION:

FINAL CALL:  Booster Club Apparel - The Fall Booster Club apparel store is live and will run through September 30th at 11:59pm. This will be the only chance to purchase Booster gear for the holidays.  "Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat".   Show your Bobcat pride at all games this season.   Please reach out to Tammy Sylvester with any questions at tammysylvester2830@gmail.com. Orders will not be mailed, pick up times will be coordinated.   https://bhsboosterfall22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Odyssey of the Mind is back and ready to kick off in Brookfield. If your child is interested in participating, please email Sara Almeida: brookfieldom2018@gmail.com.   I am hoping to start forming teams next week. This program only works if we have parents step up to coach these teams so please email me if you are willing to find out more about coaching. I promise, there is a lot of support and you won't be left to figure it all out on your own.

PSATs - The PSAT will be administered to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 12th.. Testing will start at 7:15am.. Seniors will have late arrival.

Receiving Text Messages from the Brookfield School District ..if you would like to receive text messages from the Brookfield School District (for school closures, etc.) please complete the section that is pointed out below in the Parent Portal.

Homecoming Information: The Brookfield High School Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 7:00pm - 11:00pm at Brookfield High School… it is open to all BHS students only….Tickets are $30.00 which can be purchased in the cafeteria during lunch waves (cash or check - made out to BHS) or on MySchoolBucks.  There will be a DJ and the food will be catered.

PREVIOUSLY SHARED  INFORMATION:

Career Fair - We are working with the Brookfield Youth Commission to host a Career Fair on November 15, 2022.  All BHS students will have the opportunity to participate in what we envision will be a rewarding and informative day.  More information in the coming weeks.

Booster Club Membership Information for the current year can be found here

Tickets to BHS Home Football Games - This year our goal is to go cashless at the gate.  Please purchase football game tickets by clicking here.  Tickets online are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.  Tickets at the gate will be $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.  Please make sure that you check our GoFan page before going to an away game as many schools are also going cashless as well.  We charge for football and basketball games only.  Many other schools charge for soccer, volleyball and swimming.  We do not.  

BHS Home Football Game Policies -  A communication was sent to all parents, guardians, and BHS students this morning outlining updated policies for football games.  Please click here to read the letter if you haven’t already.

Student/Family Handbook:  Please familiarize yourself with 2022-23 BHS Student & Families handbook (this is the link)  for information about our school policies and procedures.

Attendance Emails:  The attendance email address (bhsattendance@brookfieldps.org) has been disabled.  Any emails sent to this address will be automatically returned.  Please contact the main office or assistant principals office if you have any questions.

IF YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE IN SCHOOL:   (The day a student will be absent, a parent/guardian should call the attendance line (203-775-7725, press 2) and leave a message by 8:30 AM to notify the school of the absence.  Please make sure that you state  your child’s name and grade… when calling from a cell phone please make sure you have adequate service.    We have been receiving phone calls with the student’s name garbled… this makes it hard to verify an absence.   This does not excuse the absence.

Absence Excuse Notes:  To excuse an absence, when a student returns to school, the student must bring a note from a doctor or a handwritten and signed note from parent/guardian to the main office.  Notes will only be accepted within 10 school days of the absence.  A parent/guardian note excuses a maximum of 9 absences after that only doctor’s notes can excuse absences.  PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ATTENDANCE NOTES… ALL NOTES MUST BE HANDWRITTEN AND DELIVERED TO THE OFFICE… EMAILS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED….

Brookfield High School Counseling Office - Please click here for the BHS Counseling Newsletter for September.

Late Bus - The late bus will only run on Tuesday and Thursday.  The bus departs from the main entrance.  To ride the late bus, students must be staying after the school day ends to attend a club, meet with a teacher, have a detention, get tutoring assistance, or attend a sports practice/event that ends by 4:00 PM.  Students are to see the main office receptionist and sign up for the late bus prior to 2:00 PM on the day they are wishing to take the late bus home.

Food/Drinks - Students who bring food/drinks to school, or have food/drinks in the hallways or classrooms, after 7:15 AM will be directed by staff to put away or dispose of these items.  Students are not permitted to bring lunches out of the cafeteria to eat in classrooms or other areas without the permission of an administrator. 

Update from the Nurse’s Office…. Students are not permitted to carry or self administer medications while in school with the exception of inhalers and EpiPens.  All medications, prescription and non-prescription, need a completed and signed doctor’s order to be administered in school. All medication must be brought to the nurse’s office by a parent with the Authorization for Administration Form completed by a doctor.  Any student with an inhaler may use the same medication form but may carry the inhaler on their person. 

Students with allergies requiring Benadryl or an Epi Pen must have the Allergy Treatment Protocol form completed and signed by a doctor. Please bring the form to the nurse’s office. You may choose to leave EpiPens in the clinic or the student may carry them. Students needing EpiPens in after school activities should always carry their EpiPens during non school hours.  All medical forms can be found on the Brookfield Public Schools website – under forms and documents – District Forms – Health…

Working Papers - If there are any students that require working papers, please reach out to Carol Ann D’Arcangelo via email at d’arcangeloc@brookfieldps.org or Karen Howe at howek@brookfieldps.org

Best regards,

Mr. Marc Balanda
Principal
Brookfield High School