January 7, 2021



    Good Evening ECC Families,

    We are planning for return on Monday as previously stated J We look forward to having your cuties brighten our halls and classrooms again! I’m sending a few reminders, and other pieces of information before we head back in to our usual school routine.



    Please begin to establish your previous time tables for bedtime, meal time and nap time to align with your child’s school schedule. Pick times during the day when they can get used to wearing their mask again. Practice having them get dressed in their winter clothing. Many teachers have shared with you the steps in our dressing routine that we use here at school to help children with independence in getting dressed in snow clothes. If you are able, it is very convenient to keep their snow pants and boots at school. An extra hat and mittens is always great, too!


    Clear to Go

    Speaking of routines, please plan to begin to regularly complete, again, the Clear to Go screener and be prepared to show our staff team the green emblem at morning arrival. Remember you can screen through the morning email reminder, or with the app downloaded on your phone.


    January Tuition

    Ms. Nicole has posted January tuition to your School Care Works account. Please remember, this is due on January 15. Your account will also reflect a credit from the days of closure in November, from tuition already paid. Your charges for December have also been removed.


    MLK Day

    Please note, all Birmingham schools are closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


    Registration 2021/22 School Year

    Believe it or not, it’s time to think about the fall! We will open registration for currently enrolled families first, in a few weeks. Please watch for an email from me, indicating it is open. Tuition rates will not increase for 21/22.


    Break Weeks

    Please be aware that our break week plan for this year has been adjusted.

    • Winter: We will plan to be open with our usual schedule for ALL families during (Winter) February break, Feb 15-19. All other BPS schools will be closed for Winter break.
    • Spring: We will plan to close school to all students for Spring Break, March 29-April 2. No tuition will be charged for Spring Break. All other BPS schools will be closed for Spring break.


    2021/22 Kindergarten

    Please watch for a separate email regarding dates for Kindergarten Round Up. You may have already seen information from your home school. I will send dates of round up for all elementary buildings to families next week. Round Up meetings will be virtual this year. They are helpful to learn more about what to expect for your child’s experience next year!


    We can’t wait to see your children next week!

    Thanks for taking the time to read this update!