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The school day starts at 7:45am and the school doors open at 7:05am for early risers and breakfast. Students can ONLY enter the building through the front door on Arroyo Seco or the door in the 200 wing in the back of the school. Please do not knock or ask teachers or students to open the 100 or 300 wing doors to enter. Children go to a central location — either the gym or the cafeteria by grade level — and sit with their class until the teacher comes to take them to the classroom. Check with your teacher to find out where your child should go.

If your child arrives after 7:45 a.m., they need to go to the office and get an arrival pass.

On Mondays (Kinder-2nd) or Tuesdays (3rd-5th), students usually start the day with an assembly in the gym. They listen to announcements, highlight weekly lifeskills and social emotional learning lessons, recognize celebrations, show school pride by singing the school song, and say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas pledge. Sometimes kids read poems or talk about a historical figure.

Children are picked up outside the school in the back at the circular drive on Yates Street. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are picked up outside the backdoor of their classroom. Students are grouped by class or according to whether they walk or carpool, and there is a teacher in charge of each group. Please limit the amount of time your car idles because of the fumes. Drive slowly and watch out for kids walking to school!

Many Brentwood students go to on-site or off-site aftercare. If this is the case, make sure your teacher knows where your child should go.

Someone else picking up your kid? Make sure to write a note to your teacher, especially if that person is not listed as authorized to pick up your child on the registration form. People picking up children should be asked to show I.D.

What if I’m running late and can’t get to school by 3?

Call the office at (512) 414-2039. Children not picked up by 3:10 p.m. are taken to the office.

How do I find out if my child can ride a bus?

Ask at the office or contact AISD.

How does my child get to a school bus, Extend-a-Care or a club after school?

Teachers are supposed to know where every child goes after school, and one of them will take your child to the right place.

What options do we have for after-school?

Learn about afterschool care options available at Brentwood.

There are several afterschool clubs, which change year to year. Check with the office or look for fliers to find out what’s available.

Brentwood Safety Patrol is for 4th and 5th graders who demonstrate the Life Skills and are willing to donate time at the start or end of the school day to help keep younger students safe during the high-traffic times at Brentwood.  Applications go out to interested 4th and 5th graders in September.  Interested students submit a complete application, are chosen and trained and then work from September through June.

Family & community members can help us keep our campuses safe. To keep our kids safe, ALL Visitors and Volunteers must sign in at every visit. Be prepared to provide proper identification, and wear a badge while on campus.

In addition to signing in, volunteers will need register with Austin Partners In Education to undergo a background check.

Things you SHOULD do:

  • DO wear your Visitor ID when on campus
  • DO report any suspicious activity you see on campus
  • DO report anyone you see on campus without an AISD or visitor badge
  • DO talk to your children about personal safety and security

Things you SHOULD NOT do:

  • DO NOT allow other visitors to piggyback into the campus buildings
  • DO NOT encourage or ask students to open doors.  Students and parents can ONLY enter the building through the front door on Arroyo Seco or the door in the 200 wing in the back of the school. Do not try to enter through the 100 or 300 wing doors.
  • DO NOT prop open doors behind you.

Tips for Walkers

• Always follow a planned, direct route to school or home.
• Walk on sidewalks.
• Cross streets at corners only, after looking all ways for cars.
• Do not talk to strangers or accept rides from strangers.
• If a Safety Patrol student is at a crossing, wait until he or she tells you to come across.

Tips for Bike Riders

• Always wear a helmet.
• Always follow a planned, direct route.
• Obey all traffic signs as well as the directions of crossing guards.
• Use both hands to steer. Put all your things in a backpack so your hands are free.
• Always make eye contact with drivers when crossing traffic.
• Bicycles must be walked while on campus.
• Bicycles must be parked and locked each day in the school bicycle racks. Racks are located on the south side of the building near Arroyo Seco and in the back parking lot on Yates Street.

Tips for Riding the Bus

• Stay in your seat.
• Keep your head, hands and feet inside the bus.
• Don’t throw anything inside the bus or out the window.
• Don’t eat or drink on the bus.
• Keep the bus clean.
• Be courteous.
• Cooperate with the bus driver.

 

pdf-icon Map for Pick Up and Drop Off

pdf-icon  For more information, download Safety and Security PDF.