Midsummer Update 2021- 07- 08

 BRADFORD BULLETIN

VOLUME XIV, ISSUE 1

JULY 8, 2021

 

FROM THE OFFICE

Our Midsummer Update contains pertinent information for the beginning of the new school year.  Please review the information carefully and send any questions you have to office@bradfordacademy.org

A few quick reminders:
  • Order uniforms now!  Don’t bring Amazon Prime 2-day shipping expectations to uniform ordering or you’ll find your kids on the first day of school without a uniform!  Go ahead and place the orders now so you have time to get everything you need.  **The boys shorts have been added back in now so you can go ahead and order!**
  • PE for K – 5th grades:  They will not be changing for PE this year.  They should have a pair of athletic shoes that fit the dress code (all black; neutral accents are ok) to wear to school on PE days.
  • Required Summer Reading:  6th – 12th grades – Please return books as soon as you finish with them so classmates can check them out.
  • Summer Reading for House points!  1st – 5th grades – Please visit our library to check out books to help your house win!
  • Immunization updates needed!  Students in Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grades must submit an updated immunization record by the first day of school.
  • Ongoing opportunities this summer:
    • Tuesdays, 9-10am:  Cross Country Runs – Athletes in 6th – 12th grades can run at the main campus
    • Tuesdays,  7-9pm:  Boys pick up soccer at the turf fields
    • Thursdays, 7pm:  Girls pick up soccer at the MACC
***Special Note***
  • We are returning to our pre-COVID drop off times for the mornings, as we tentatively announced last spring.  Go ahead and make necessary arrangements to accommodate this later time.
    • Lower School Students:  7:40.  The school day begins at 7:55.
    • Upper School Students:  7:30.  The school day begins at 7:50.

21/22 Bradford Supply List – You can find it here.


21/22 Bradford School Calendar – You can find it here.


IMPORTANT DATES

(Read below for details for each event.)

  • JUL 31:  Work day
  • AUG 3:  New Family Orientation6:00 pm – Main Campus (MC)
  • AUG 5:  Upper School Archer Night, 6th – 12th 
  • AUG 9:  Lower School Archer Night, K – 5th,
  • AUG 10:  1st day of school for 6th – 12th (full day)
  • AUG 11:  1st day of school for K – 6th (½ day) 
  • AUG 12:  Archer Night for TK
  • AUG 17:  1st  day of school for TK

 

JUL 31:  Work day
  • 8am – noon
  • Pizza lunch served
  • All families welcome to help us clean classrooms, spread mulch, prep playground, clean up cross country trails, etc.
AUG 3:  New Family Orientation
  • 6:00 – 7:00
  • Main Campus
  • For families of new students in K – 5th AND families whose oldest child is moving up to kindergarten from our TK program
AUG 5:  Upper School Archer Night
  • (Previously known as Open House)
  • At Downtown Campus (DTC)
  • 6:30:  6th graders and new students
  • 7:00:  Meet with the Headmaster, Mr. Johnston
  • 7:30:  
    • 6th graders and new students visit classrooms and meet teachers
    • 7th – 12th grader (returning students) – Meet with Mr. Johnston
  • 8:00:  7th – 12th graders (returning students) visit classrooms
AUG 9:  Lower School Archer Night
  • (Previously known as Open House)
  • At Main Campus (MC)
  • Appointments will be offered for 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30pm
  • All will meet with Mr. Johnston, then meet the teachers and visit classrooms
AUG 10:  Upper School FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • Wear dress uniform
  • 7:30 earliest drop off time
AUG 11:  Lower School FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • Wear dress uniform
  • 7:40 earliest drop off time
  • 9:00 – Kindergarten
    • Parents of kindergarten students  will drop off in the car line, then may park and come enjoy donuts and coffee.
  • NOON DISMISSAL!!
AUG 12:  Transitional Kindergarten Archer Night
  • (Previously known as Orientation)
  • 6:00 pm
  • Main Campus
AUG 13:  K – 5TH FORUM
  • Parents of Kindergarten students and parents of new students in 1st – 5th grades, you are welcome to join us for Forum when we will induct new students into their house.
  • 8:00 – 8:30
AUG 17:  Transitional Kindergarten FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 
  • 7:40 earliest drop off time

BRADFORD HOUSE SOCIALS

We plan to reinstate our Bradford House Socials this fall.  Below are the dates so go ahead and mark your calendars!  (More details to come.)

  • SEPT 25:  Leiden
  • OCT 30:  Scrooby
  • NOV 6:  Austerfield
  • NOV 13:  Plymouth

 

Re: COVID-19 - Bradford Academy will continue in-person operation with appropriate cleaning and safety protocols. - For updates click here . -
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