Brunswick Area School News 4-5-21

BES Spring Extended Learning Opportunities/Sign Up Deadline APRIL 5th

We are very excited to be able to offer to BES students a variety of Extended Learning Opportunities/ELO beginning Tuesday, April 13th.  The goal of the ELO program is to provide a wide array of  in-person and virtual learning experiences.  Please note that there are only a specific number of openings per activity.  We will be offering the activities in 4-week cycles to ensure that many students have the opportunity to participate.  Dates for each experience will be specified in the description.   A few clubs will require an additional material pick-up, student pick up/drop off at school, or require students to have their own instruments.   Club offerings will fill up fast!  If your child happens to miss out on an ELO opportunity this round, there will be another opportunity.

At this time, we are asking families to sign up for only one activity per child.   Once registered, the teacher leading the ELO activity will be in contact with the family.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Jason Rubeling/Assistant Principal via .

Click HERE to view ELO offerings.

Click HERE to Sign-Up

Enrollment for new FCPS students opens April 6

Good news! The enrollment process for students new to Frederick County Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year opens Tuesday, April 6. Enrollment will be online.

This enrollment process will include new Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. All registrations will take place via a secure virtual environment. Parents will be able to upload required documents and attach pictures.

Please note, parents/guardians of existing FCPS students who will be changing schools within the county for next school year may begin to process in-county transfers using the online portal AFTER July 1st.

Required enrollment documents:

-Immunization and health records

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene form 896 Immunization Certificate


Documentation of a recent physical exam, recorded on the Maryland Schools Record of Physical Examination

-Proof of date of birth

One of the following: Birth certificate, physician’s certificate, hospital certificate, baptismal or church certificate, parent’s affidavit, or passport/visa

-Proof of residency

One of these: current property tax bill, current rental bill, current utility bill for water, gas, or electric

Watch for more information about enrolling students online, coming next week.


Board of Education seeks applicants for Racial Equity Committee

The Board of Education of Frederick County is seeking applicants for its Racial Equity Committee. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 19, 2021.

If interested in applying, your application letter should include your name, address, telephone number and email address. Applicants should also include an attached resume. In your letter, answer the following:

1. Explain your desire to participate on this committee.
2. What experiences do you possess in working with groups to achieve goals partially established by others?
3. Describe your background or experiences in working to mitigate inequities and the specific skills you would bring to this committee.
4. What expectations do you have for a committee of this nature? Explain how you believe this committee will impact Frederick County Public Schools.
5. To apply for a position on the Racial Equity Committee, please submit a letter of application to, or submit a hardcopy to:

Board of Education of Frederick County
c/o Kathryn Fostik, Executive Assistant to the Board
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Applications will be accepted through April 19.The BOE will approve and appoint members to the Racial Equity Committee at its May 12 Board meeting.

From The BES Family Newsletter


Free meals will continue to be provided to students through September 30, 2021!

Electronic Community Flyers

Frederick Children’s Chorus: options for ages 3-18: The Frederick Children’s Chorus, for ages 8-18, will be returning to in-person rehearsals and performances during the 2021-2022 season. Little Music Makers, for ages 3-8, is also available. Please see flier for more information.

Fort Detrick GEMS program – The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program at Fort Detrick brings local students to the cutting-edge world of science for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). The program is designed for current 4th through 12th grade students of all academic abilities in the 2020-2021 school calendar. GEMS promises a hands-on experience that will excite. Applications for students are due April 1, 2021. Please see flier for more information.

Delaplaine Spring Brochure: Enjoy the spring issue of Delaplaine Arts magazine from the Delaplaine Art Center—YOUR community arts center! It’s chock full of upcoming art opportunities for the whole family, including: summer art camps for kids and teens, art classes in a variety of media for all ages, exhibitions in seven galleries with free admission, free educational online programs, and much more.

Salvation Army Day Camp (ages 6-12) 


FCPS Challenges Program to Change Name

The Frederick County Public Schools Challenges Program will soon be changing its name to either Communication Connections or Expressions, and we would love your vote, and feedback, on the final selection.

The Challenges Program provides integrated support to students with autism and/or severe communication disorders.

A workgroup was organized to create a new moniker that would not only embody the purpose of the program, but would also evoke a sense of optimism associated with positive student outcomes. The group discussed many possibilities, settling on two names. The public is being asked to weigh in.

If you would like to vote for your preference, please visit the following weblink to do so:

Voting will close April 16.


Jim Castle

Posted by: Jim Castle

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