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Principals Message from Mrs. Frost

Greetings Bayview Families! 

Greetings Bayview Families! I am proud to announce that Bayview has been granted a letter grade of A by the Florida Department of Education for the 2020-2021 school year! We are one of only 17 traditional schools in our county to be awarded a school grade based on high student participation rate, and one of only 9 traditional elementary schools to retain a grade of A based on high student achievement. I am so proud of the hard work of our students and staff in the midst of the most challenging school year ever. Our entire school community pushed through opening virtually, then opening physically, then balancing face-to-face instruction and virtual learning, and a constant rotation of students in and out of class. Despite the challenges, our students and staff maintained our school's reputation for educationally excellence. Parents, I thank you for supporting our students and staff with your attention to attendance, academics, and emotional wellness. We are all excited for the great growth our students will make this year with the support of our staff and their parents.

 

Celebrate the Magic of Reading

This month we will show our students how much fun reading can be! Our goals are to encourage intellectual curiosity, stimulate creativity, and foster a lifelong pasttime. Support our goals by modeling these learner behaviors at home and getting your child excited about the following events.

  • The annual Scholastic Book Fair will be in our media center from Friday, October 15 to Monday, October 25. It will be open every day 7:30 - 8:00 am and 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Watch for flyers with additional information and shopping opportunities.

  • The annual Bedtime Stories has become Daydream Stories. On Tuesday, October 18 (Early Release Day) students should wear their favorite pajamas to school and bring their favorite books for a half day of fun reading activities.

  • The annual Book Character Day will be on Friday, October 29. In lieu of Halloween costumes, students can dress as the character of their favorite book for a day of fun. Students are to wear closed-toe shoes and should not wear masks that cover their entire face or bring toy weapons of any type.

Caution

On Friday, October 8, 2021, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department issued an alert advising of a community concern. A transient person was identified as a sexual predator near the 2700 block of north Federal Highway. For additional information, refer to fdle.state.fl.us.

 

Class Changes

In the next few days, parents will be notified in writing if their child's class will be changed. Your support is needed to make this transition successful for our students.  Please note that these changes are required to reduce class sizes, which will positively impact your child's instruction.

 

Traffic

I petition everyone to be a good citizen, rule follower, and model for our children. When parking at George English, adherence to traffic signs and staff directions are critical. Take note that the George English parking lots are used by customers of the facilities also, and the operators of the park reserve the right to direct traffic and parking, or to call the police regarding violators. Additionally, we need everyone to follow traffic rules for dropping off students. Children should never be released in the roadway or encouraged to cross anywhere other than a crossing guard.

 

Tonya E. Frost, Ed. S.

Principal

Bayview Elementary 

"Educating Responsible Citizens"

 

 Welcome to Bayview Elementary!  I am honored to lead a school with an exceptional international reputation.  Our school mission is to inspire lifelong learners and compassionate, critical thinkers who are preparing to be leaders.  Our staff teaches rigorous, relevant, and real-world lessons daily that prepare our students for advanced academics.  Our students consistently demonstrate academic excellence on local and state assessments.  And our parents and community members provide critical supports to help us maintain such high standards.  Some of our accolades include:

  • Being an "A" school as determined by the State of Florida School Accountability Plan for over 20 years.
  • Being a "Five Star" school as recognized by the State of Florida for the past 3 years.
  • Being ranked consistently as one of the top 20 schools in the State of Florida in our reporting categories for the past 10 years.
  • Being recently recognized by the City of Fort Lauderdale as the 2021 Best Elementary School.

Thank you for being part of our school.  I look forward to helping your child continue to blossom and grow.Tonya E. Frost, Ed. S.
Principal
Bayview Elementary