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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does Bracher R.O.A.R. stand for?


             Outstanding Attitude


             Always safe



Watch our 2nd grade teachers, Mrs. Sempek and Ms. Blackman explain why we R.O.A.R. at Bracher!

2.  What is the Bracher Bell Schedule?


Every Wednesday is Early Dismissal for ALL grades - All students dismissed at 1:21pm

8:13 Warning Bell

8:15 School Starts

10:15-10:30 Recess K-5th

11:30-12:14 Lunch Kinder & 1st Grade only

11:50-12:34 Lunch-2nd & 3rd
     Eating: 11:50-12:12
     Playing: 12:12-12:34

12-00-12:44 Lunch-4th & 5th
     Eating: 12:00-12:22
     Playing: 12:22-12:44

2:10 Dismissal for K, 1st, & 2nd

2:35 Dismissal for 3rd & up


3.  What is the school policy for attendance?

If your child is staying home from school, please telephone the school at 408-423-1200 IN THE MORNING ON THE DAY OF THE ABSENCE. For your convenience, there is a 24-hour voicemail on which messages can be left. Any absences that are not reported by a parent or guardian will be recorded as an unexcused absence in the student’s permanent record.


4.  What extracurricular activities does Bracher offer?

In the past school years, Bracher has offered various activities, like a Chess Club, Choir and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program.  Don't hesitate to suggest other programs that would enrich and benefit the entire Bracher community!

5.  What is the school policy on birthday parties?

Organized parties are not part of the school instructional day.  Special arrangements can be made with the individual teacher. Food may not be brought to school for students to share. Why don't you donate a book in your child's name to the library instead?

6.  What are Bracher's aftercare options?

There are 2 onsite aftercare options at Bracher, Bracher Extended Day Care Center and YMCA.  

7.  How do I volunteer in my child's classroom?


Santa Clara Unified Board Policy 1240 encourages parents, guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and and abilities with students.  In order for a person to volunteer at school or on field trips, a completed volunteer packet must be admitted to the school office including emergency information and documentation of current TB test clearance.  Volunteer applications must be renewed each year.  Volunteer application packets are available in the school office.

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