Principal Welcome Letter

2020 Principal Welcome Letter: 20-21 Principal Letter

Dear Bradley I.B. Families,

Welcome back Bradley Eagles! We are ready to begin the 2020-2021 school year starting the week of August 17th with teacher meet and greets and then Remote Learning starting August 24th! A lot has been happening over the summer to prepare our school and teachers for your children’s return.  Yet, at the same time, we all know that there are still unanswered questions and much we cannot control.  Unprecedented times like these bring our IB attitudes and attributes to the forefront reminding us to be open-minded, patient, resilient and flexible.  We remain optimistic and will continue to offer support to our Bradley families during this challenging time.

At Bradley, our cornerstone philosophy is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which focuses on integrated and robust units of inquiry. The Programme develops internationally-minded students and instills invaluable attitudes and attributes. We continue to use the Ready curriculum for math, reading and writing, which has proven to be comprehensive and rigorous.  In addition to Ready, our teachers will also continue to supplement literacy with Fountas & Pinnell, Lucy Calkins and Accelerated Reader.

Our teachers will skillfully use the curriculum along with proven teaching strategies to instruct our students through any learning environment, whether it be In-Person, Remote or Hybrid.  The online learning management systems for Remote Learning include Google Meet and SeeSaw, which students can access through their DPS Google account. Teachers will provide daily live lessons in all core academic areas.  You will receive more information during your individual meeting with your child’s classroom teacher and at Back to School Night (see Bradley website for more details)!

Providing our students with rigorous instruction no matter which educational scenario remains our top priority. School information will be communicated through web-based applications such as School Deets, School Messenger emails and voicemails, SeeSaw and the Bradley website.  Please let our office staff know if you are not receiving the School Deets or school-based emails, as this is our primary method of regular communication. Classroom information will also be sent via email, Deets and in the weekly Friday Folders when we return to in-person learning.

I am eager to begin the 2020-2021 school year with our award-winning National Blue Ribbon School staff and look forward to working with our new staff members. We are committed to being one of the best schools in Colorado and our dedication to your children’s success is unwavering.

Lastly, please visit the Bradley Website often as it contains additional information regarding the start of the school year.  I cannot wait to see all of our Bradley Eagles once again!  Please contact us at (720) 424-9468 with any questions or concerns.

Stephen Wera, Principal