Good afternoon, Burruss families!
We had the best morning meeting and greeting so many of you today for Sneak-a-Peek! The atmosphere was such a warm, positive vibe and has us all so excited for the first day of school tomorrow!
Our main priority for the first few days of school is to get to know your students, teach some procedures and expectations, and get them home safely. Please make sure you are communicating thoroughly with the teacher and with the front office on how your child is going home each day. To change how your child is going home, you can now email ALBtransportation@marietta-city.org during the school day before 2:30 and we will manage the change for you and communicate with the teacher. You may always send a note with your child in the morning. Please do not email teachers directly during the day to communicate a change in how a child is going home. They are busy teaching your children and are unlikely to check emails before the end of the day.
We will have four buses this year. Bus 1 is the Pink Bus. Bus 2 is the Blue Bus. Bus 3 is the Orange Bus. Bus 4 is the Green Bus. You may download the Ride360 app on your smart phone to see where your child's bus is in real-time! It's like Uber for school buses.https://www.marietta-city.org/ride360
Carpool begins at 3:15 each day and wraps up by 3:30. After the first two days of school, you must have a personalized QR code for us to bring your child out to your car. All children will receive a paper copy of their code tomorrow on the first day of school. We suggest you take a picture of it on your phone and you can just show that picture to our Dismissal Team to have it scanned each day.
Children who are walkers are escorted in two directions: toward Lee's Crossing neighborhood and across Manning Road toward Kimberly Way. You must live close to those two locations in order to have your child walk from school. Otherwise, you must pick up your child in our carpool line.
After School Program (ASP) is open each evening until 6:30pm. Students must be registered and paid before they can attend. More information here: https://www.mariettacommunityschool.com/before_after/
Tomorrow, please check your child's Burruss Express envelope with forms and papers that need to be reviewed, signed, and returned as soon as possible.
The 2019-2020 Family Handbook is linked here and on our website for your convenience: 2019-2020 Family Handbook
Finally, please complete the application for free/reduced meals. Students in our district are no longer given free breakfast unless they qualify, and we want all of our Burruss Beavers fed and ready to learn each day. We are happy to assist families with this process in our front office. https://mariettacity.strataapps.com/(S(ttr30s5f1edpp4rtpl3tnxpg))/default.aspx
If you were not able to join PTA or purchase spiritwear, you may do so online! https://alburrusspta.memberhub.store/
PTA has a few extra school supply kits for sale for grades 1, 3, 4, and 5. Email Amber Harris at email@example.com to claim one! They are $60/each.
Access the recommended school supply lists here: School Supplies 2019
We look forward to a wonderful year! Thank you for your support! Burruss is better because you are here!
Dr. Jillian Johnson
A.L. Burruss Elementary