Denise Sopa, Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Miller, Assistant Principal (email@example.com)
Our Why: We believe that all students have the potential to be productive citizens, demonstrate positive character in their daily interactions, and achieve at higher levels academically.
Welcome to the new school year! We are so excited to welcome students back to school on Tuesday, September 4th. Each Sunday, we will send out our Sunday Bark Bulletin so that you are aware of our celebrations, upcoming events, and important news. We have the ability to send this bulletin to multiple email addresses. Please contact our school office at 410-996-6230 if you would like to add additional email addresses to receive these weekly emails.
First Day of School
On the first day of school, we encourage all students to arrive at school the way that they will arrive each day throughout the year. If your child is a bus rider, please have him/her ride the bus to and from school on the first day. This helps to make sure that students get home safely and know their daily routine.
ARRIVAL - All car riders and drivers will be greeted by a staff member prior to 8:45 AM to review unloading procedures. All car riders are to unload between the painted yellow lines. Groups of cars will be directed to move up to the unloading zone. Please do not let your child out of the car until you receive direction from a staff member.
DISMISSAL - In order to pick up a child from the car loop at dismissal, each car must display the blue BVES car loop tag. Car tags will be available for pick-up in the main office on Tuesday morning and throughout the week. If the BVES car loop tag is not displayed at dismissal, you will need to park in the parking lot, and then report to the main office to obtain a BVES car loop tag and sign out your child. No child will be released in the car loop without the BVES car loop tag displayed in the car.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students:
- Pre-K and Kindergarten students will report to the cafeteria at arrival. The Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will greet their students in the cafeteria. Once all students have arrived, the teachers will walk the children to class.
- All bus riders are encouraged to ride the bus the first day of school in the morning and afternoon so that they know their daily routine.
- All car riders will walk with staff members to the cafeteria.
- In the event that parents accompany their children inside the building on the first day, they may walk them to the cafeteria if need be. Parents will say their goodbyes at the front door or in the cafeteria. We promise the kids are in good hands!
First Day Folders: Each student will receive a First Day Folder that includes several informational documents. Please be sure to review each document thoroughly.
The BVES Parent Handbook includes a wealth of information about school procedures and what you can expect throughout the school year. Please take time to review the Parent Handbook in its entirety. It is available on our website under the Parents tab or by clicking on the following link: BVES Parent Handbook 18.19
Student Culture for the 2018-2019 School Year
Throughout the school year, we will be focusing on developing and maintaining a safe, welcoming learning environment for students at Bay View Elementary School. Our staff has developed several processes and procedures for helping all students to meet our school-wide expectations. Two primary components of our focus on Student Culture are School-Wide Discipline and Character Traits. A brief overview of both components is below.
Overview of School-wide Discipline
We believe that ALL students have the potential to be productive citizens, demonstrate positive character in their daily interactions, and achieve at higher levels academically.
There are three types of discipline that will be utilized:
- Preventative Discipline: With preventative discipline, actions are taken to facilitate the demonstration of desired expectations in both academic and social settings. Preventative discipline actions include, but are not limited to, teaching, modeling, and reinforcing the desired expectations.
- Supportive Discipline: With supportive discipline, actions are taken to assist students with self-control by helping them to get back on task. Supportive discipline actions include, but are not limited to, the use of praise, reminders, redirections, re-teaching, and/or breaks.
- Corrective Discipline: With corrective discipline, actions are taken when students do not demonstrate the desired expectations as directed and/or follow the school rules. Corrective discipline actions include, but are not limited to, explicit redirections, logical consequences, breaks, alternative learning environments, and/or removal from the learning environment.
Overview of Character Traits
Character traits will be taught each month throughout the school year in order to facilitate the demonstration of desired expectations in both academic and social settings. Our theme is “Character is Key!”. Our first character trait kick-off will be on Monday, September 10, 2018.
Students will earn a character certificate at the end of each month if they demonstrate the target character trait throughout the month. If a student doesn’t earn the certificate in the target month, but demonstrates the trait consistently in a subsequent month, the certificate can still be earned. Parents will receive information about the monthly character trait at the beginning of each month.