Brooks Harbor School News

  • Brooks Harbor Family 

    Just want you all to know that we are thinking about you and hope all is well and that you are taking time to enjoy spending more time together in these uncertain times.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you all back at school with all your energy and eagerness to learn.




    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


    Brooks Harbor Families,

    Our staff has been working hard to make sure your children are arriving and dismissing safely to and from school. Please view the video for a reminder on our arrival and dismissal procedures.

    Thank you!


    Brooks Harbor Featured Artists 

    Art 2

    Art 1

    Jordyn,Aries,Aubrey,Ciel,Ziah,Natalee,Kennedy,Quinn,Peyton,Hadlee, Joshua and John 





    Why Regular Attendance Matters              

    Research shows school absences can have a lasting impact on learning. One study on third grade reading level found the following:

    • Only 64 % of third grade students who missed nine days or fewer in both kindergarten and first grade were reading at grade level.
    • Only 43 % of third graders who missed more than nine days both years were reading at grade level.
    • Only 41 % of students who were absent 18 or more days in either kindergarten or first grade could read at grade level. (Chronic Absence)
    • Of the students who missed 18 or more days in consecutive years, only 17 % were reading at grade level. (Chronic Absence)

    All school absences have a negative impact on learning, the effects of which can be particularly hard to overcome for student with pre-existing barriers to learning. Students with disabilities, English Learners, students from low income families, students in foster care, homeless students and students who have experienced trauma are all likely to have incurred gaps in their learning. Absences from school, excused and unexcused, only add to these losses. Among middle and high school pupils, poor attendance is one of the key early warning signs that a student is becoming disengaged from school and is at high risk for dropping out. One study found that a student who is chronically absent any year between eighth and 12th grade is 7.4 times more likely to drop out of school. Unfortunately, many schools, including WFPS schools don’t know if they have a problem with chronic absenteeism. Schools typically focus on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) figures and track truancy when children miss school due to unexcused absences. Both of these responses to absenteeism allow chronic absence to remain hidden. WFPS has average attendance rates over 94%, but absences are not spread equally among the 10,000 students.

    February Kindergarten Students of the Month


    Hudson W., Maddison F. and Taylie F. 


     February 1st Grade Students of the Month

    Grade 1

    Winston W., Hayden M. and Liam H. 



    February 2nd Grade Students of the Month

    Grade 2

    Katlynn M., Emily R. and Jack L. 


    February 3rd Grade Students of the Month

    Grade 3   

    Dylan A., Julia M. and Tyler C.



    February 4th Grade Students of the Month

     Grade 4

     Libby B. and Cody J.


     February 5th Grade Students of the Month 

     Grade 5

    Grace K., Macy M. and Rylee E.






    CHAMPS in the Lunchroom

    CHAMPS is our schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Plan that is implemented in our common areas of Brooks Harbor including the hallways, lunchroom, recess and also in classrooms.

    CHAMPS Stands for:

    • C-Conversation (voice levels)
    • H-Help (how to receive help when needed example raise your hand, ask 3 before the teacher, etc.
    • A-Activity (what the students task is at the time, for ex. Eating lunch)
    • M-Movement (where the students should be or remain)
    • P- Participation (how the students actively participate in the task)
    • S-Success (when the students follow the above expectations they have success! 😊)

    Our students have 20 min. for lunch and 20 min. for recess each day. With this tight schedule, we want to ensure all students have enough time to eat and finish their food. In order to help with this, once students go through the lunch line, we have them sit down and start eating right away at a level 0 which means voices are off. Once all students are seated and have had 5 or so minutes to start eating, we allow the students to move to a voice level 1 which is a whisper. Students can then still have time to eat, but an opportunity to also visit with their classmates. We do encourage students to eat and finish their food first. After about 5 more minutes, we allow students to move to a voice level 2 which is a conversation voice level. We then start dismissing tables, starting with the students that sat down first so all students get the same amount of time to eat.

    We feel that the lunch routine is getting smoother and smoother as time goes on and students are getting more time to eat now that they are familiar with the routine and procedures. 😊

    Parents please remember to review our pick-up and drop-off procedures and our attendance procedures on a regular basis.

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Notes from Brooks Harbor Staff

  • From the Principal

    Posted by Manix Zepeda on 12/6/2019




    When watching the news, we can see that the weather will turn real cold next week with high temps being in the negative.  Please make sure your child has his/her gloves, hats, snow pants, jacket as we do go out to recess in West Fargo (but not if the weather is at -15 degrees, this includes the wind chill factor).   If there is a need, please contact our school and we can help in finding resources to help ensure your child has what they need to be warm and safe.  It is also important to note that students are not allowed to come into the school until 7:30 as that is when our supervisors start their day and are on duty, so please no early drop offs during this extremely cold weather.  


    (LABEL THEIR WINTER GEAR, sometimes kids misplace things 😊)

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