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Principal Post June 2020

June 29, 2020

Download a pdf of this letter here. 

Dear Bromwell Parents,

June 29, 2020

Dear Bromwell Parents,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the first month of summer break! In keeping with a popular theme this year, it’s been a time of change and firsts for my family. We started our summer with a move into a new home. My oldest son, Minor, traveled to North Dakota for lake time with his grandfather. Baron, my almost three-year-old, graduated to a new preschool classroom. Between unpacking, renovations, and keeping up with my boys, it’s been a busy summer so far — and that doesn’t cover the work underway to plan for the new school year!

As our Superintendent shared last week, Denver Public Schools is planning to open all schools for full, in-person learning in August. You can read more about this announcement — as well as the option for 100% remote learning — here . This decision was made in concert with the most recent mental health research and specifically a MDHP report which considered the important role schools play in providing both academic instruction and social-emotional support. Also factoring into the district’s decision was the emerging data that suggest children are less likely to become sick from Covid-19 and their limited role in spreading the virus.

While this is exciting news for many parents and students, we realize that for others it is a cause of concern. As a school community, we will provide high quality instruction should you plan to return or continue to stay remote. The safety of our students, staff, and community continues to be our top priority.

In this time of uncertainty, there is one absolute: the way we once interacted as a learning community will look very different this upcoming school year. The teaching team and staff are busy preparing plans which we are eager to share with you soon.

Speaking of planning, please save the date to join me and the PTA on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a Bromwell Virtual State of the School meeting. An invitation will be sent via Flyer and email next week. During this meeting, I will share initial plans for our return to in person learning, and will be available to answer questions from the community. Please help inform this discussion and our overall planning by filling out this quick survey no later than July 10.

I am so thankful for the support from the community and your patience these past few months — and appreciate your continued support in this unprecedented time. I will formally return to work on July 13 focusing first on developing Bromwell’s master schedule and logistical plans. I realize how important it is to stay in touch so count on regular communication from this point forward. Again, I hope this finds you well, and I look forward to seeing you on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. for our Virtual State of the School Meeting.

Sincerely,

Valecia von Weise,

Principal Bromwell Elementary

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Bromwell School Performance Framework (SPF) Results

Dear Bromwell Families,   Students aren’t the only ones who get report cards, schools do, too! Within Denver Public Schools this comes in the form of the School Performance Framework, or “SPF” for short. The SPF measures many important aspects of what we know makes a great school, such as: 
  • student and parent satisfaction,
  • improvement in state test scores from year to year
  • and how well the school serves and challenges all of its students.
The SPF provides essential feedback to me, as well as our staff and teachers, helping the Bromwell community work together to maintain strengths and make progress in key areas where improvement is needed.

I’ve prepared this short video announcing Bromwell’s SPF results. Spoiler alert: it’s good news. We’re moving on up! Please join me in person for an in-depth SPF discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m., as part of our our annual State of the School Meeting. At this important meeting, we will also cover the following:

  • SPF deep dive, and information about other tests we’re using to evaluate performance
  • School Finances
  • Capital and classroom improvements
  • Strategic planning 
  • Annual Fund update (now’s a great time to click and give!)
Look for an electronic meeting invite and more information about the State of the School Meeting coming soon.  Thank you as always for supporting our efforts to make Bromwell a center of academic excellence that meets the needs of every individual child.  Sincerely, Andrew Hodges Principal, Bromwell Elementary School
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Bromwell Registration / Annual Family Update 2018 – 2019

Annual Family Update (formerly: On-Line Verification) Bromwell Elementary does not have a formal registration day.  All registration takes place on-line through our Annual Family Update process through the School Choice & Enrollment website. Window opens 7/16/18 and closes 8/4/18

Go to:  http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

  • Enrollment & Registration
  • Annual Family Update (Formerly On-line Verification).  

Simply log-in with your parent portal username and password and follow the instructions.  

DON’T HAVE A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT?

If you have not already set up a Parent Portal account, please visit myportal.dpsk12.org and click on “Getting Started”. You will need an email address and your student’s DPS ID#s.

Parent Portal Setup & Questions

Office of Choice and Enrollment Services

Need assistance with enrollment while school is on break?

  • Call DPS help line: 720-423-3200
  • Early Childhood Education:  720-423-2678
  • DPS Transportation: 720-423-4600
  • Discovery Link: 720-423-1781