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Brieann Estep                  Coordinator of Alt Ed
925-513-6300 ext 2213


Maritere Fernandez 
Receptionist 
925-513-6300 ext 2271

 

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Alternative Education/Home School Program

WELCOME FROM BRIEANN ESTEP - COORDINATOR OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

Dear Brentwood Union Home School, Home Hospital, and Independent Study Families,

I hope that you all are having an amazing start to summer break. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you all. My name is Brieann Estep (Hague is my newly married last name, but Estep is still my name for email purposes) and I am the new Coordinator of Alternative Education. I am so excited to meet and get to know all of the families in our Alternative Education programs.

I wanted to share a little about myself and my experience in education. I am beginning my 19th year of being an educator. During my first 10 years, I was a proud middle school math teacher, a kindergarten teacher, and a third grade teacher in Dublin, CA. For the next 5 years, I worked as a Vice Principal in Dublin. I moved my family out to Brentwood and for the last 3 years, I was the Vice Principal of Krey Elementary. In addition, I have been a summer school principal for 3 years. I am beyond thrilled for this new chapter in my life coordinating the Alternative Education programs in Brentwood. I whole-heartedly believe that all students can and need to learn and I am honored to support your children and yourself through Alternative Education programs. Together, we will make this a well-rounded, rigorous program for all students.

I wanted to let you know that I am working on a survey to send out to current and previous homeschool families. I would love feedback and will use that to make this a successful year for everyone. I will also be reaching out to schedule a time to meet with you and your students, either in person or zoom, whatever you are most comfortable with. I am available via email or phone and would encourage you to reach out anytime you need anything. I know this is going to be a fabulous school year and I cannot wait to meet you!

                                                                                            

Home School Information

Brentwood Union School District is proud to announce that we will be launching a homeschooling program effective the 2021-2022 school year.  The BUSD homeschooling program creates and implements a positive and safe environment that promotes lifelong learners to act responsibly, value learning, encourage integrity, and encourage students to be active participants in their education.  As the parent providing the homeschool instruction, you will monitor and support your child’s learning. A BUSD teacher will be there to check in, monitor and provide supplemental lessons when your child needs support. 

For more information regarding the BUSD homeschooling program and enrollment, click here.  

In addition, BUSD hosted a parent information night on May 19, 2021.  To access the video, click here.

For current SPED students and families: If your child has an IEP, this means they are protected under the IDEA, and we cannot change educational placement without an IEP meeting.  At this meeting, the IEP team will consider whether the alternative setting will allow the child to make appropriate progress on his or her IEP goals and what changes might need to be made to the current IEP. If you are considering Alternative Education for your child, please start by notifying your child's program specialist and/or case manager to start the IEP process.

independent study/virtual academy Information

For the 2021-22 school year, BUSD will offer students a distance learning remote educational model through Independent Study. Independent Study is instruction that is provided remotely by BUSD staff.  Students will receive both synchronous instruction through a platform like Zoom and live interaction to maintain school connectedness.  

For more information regarding the BUSD Independent Study/Virtual Academy program and enrollment, click here.  

For current SPED students and families: If your child has an IEP, this means they are protected under the IDEA, and we cannot change educational placement without an IEP meeting.  At this meeting, the IEP team will consider whether the alternative setting will allow the child to make appropriate progress on his or her IEP goals and what changes might need to be made to the current IEP. If you are considering Alternative Education for your child, please start by notifying your child's program specialist and/or case manager to start the IEP process.