Briarlake Frequently Asked Questions
8/4/2023 2:08 pm
How do I contact the school?
Main Office: 678-874-2502
FAX Number: 678-874-2510
School Web Address: https://www.briarlakees.dekalb.k12.ga.us/
Briarlake PTA Web Address: www.briarlakepta.org
What time does school start?
7:00 a.m. - Building opens, supervision of students will begin. Please do not send your child prior to 7:00 a.m. as there are no staff members on duty at this me. This is a safety issue.
7:20 a.m. - Students are dismissed to go to their classes.
7:34 a.m. – “In the door by 7:34” – we aim for all students to be inside Briarlake by 7:34 a.m.
7:40 a.m. - Carpool ends, front doors close. Students should be in their seats and ready to work when the bell sounds at 7:40 a.m.
After 7:40 a.m. -Tardy - Promptness to class is very important. Students who arrive after 7:40 must be signed in by their parent/guardian. The school counselor will make follow-up calls regarding frequent tardiness. Students in the building before the doors close are allowed to class without a parent sign-in. However, they are considered tardy if they are not in their seats by 7:40 a.m.
What time does school end?
2:20 p.m. - Dismissal begins. Walkers, bus riders, daycare van riders, and carpool riders are called when transportation arrives at Briarlake.
2:30 p.m. - Aftercare students are dismissed.
2:40 p.m.- Carpool ends. Remaining students will go to aftercare. Please arrange for students to be picked between 2:20 & 2:40 p.m. Students should be picked up no later than 2:45 p.m.
Can my child walk home alone?
Students in grades 3-5 are permitted to walk home alone if parents have provided their permission on the Briarlake Student Information Form. Students in grade K-2 are allowed to walk home with an older sibling if the parents have provided their permission on the Briarlake Student Information Form. Students will exit the building through the cafeteria doors to the deck. Parents must complete the “Permission to Walk Home Alone” form.
How do I pick up my child as a walker?
Parents/guardians who walk home with their children will wait for their child on the deck outside the cafeteria. They must show the school issued Walker Number Card then the staﬀ will call for the student. The student will deposit his/her lanyard in the designated container and exit the cafe doors to their waiting parent/guardian. Please stop by the BES transportation table at Open House to be assigned your Walker Number Card.
How does Briarlake communicate with me?
Weekly PTA Email Blast – Get all the latest Briarlake news and calendar updates! Whether or not you decide to become a member of Briarlake PTA (we hope you will!), you definitely want to sign up for the weekly Briarlake PTA Email Blasts and occasional time-sensitive reminders and updates. This is one of the school’s main channels of communication for sharing information about everything that is happening at Briarlake. Don’t miss out on these important updates! PTA Members will be automatically added or you can sign up under the “for PARENTS” tab at www.briarlakepta.org.
School Messenger – Both Briarlake and DCSD Administration use School Messenger to send important school and district announcements and alerts. School Messenger uses contact information from the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus to communicate with families via email, text, and phone, and all parents/guardians are automatically enrolled.
Principal’s Newsletter – Principal Jones sends out a weekly newsletter to all families via email.
Class Dojo – All classes will use Class Dojo this year. Homeroom teachers will provide further instructions for using Class Dojo.
Friday Folders – Weekly communication folders will be sent home with your child containing student work and paper communications.