Brookfield goes back to school Monday, with the first day for Brookfield’s public schools, (BHS), (WMS), (HHES) and (CES).
At BHS, first bell will sound at 7:15 a.m. and Monday will be an A1 Day for block scheduling. Whisconier Middle students will also start the year on an A Day, with homeroom at 7:55 a.m.
Classes at HHES will be starting on time at 8:40 a.m. and should be uninterrupted by still underway, though students will be entering through the upper gym doors rather than the main entrance, which is still being remodeled.
According to school district Director of Business and Technology Art Coley, crews still have to finish some edge metal work and installation of flashing, but the roof is on and sealed watertight. Finishing up the front portico, however, is expected to take another two to three months.
The district wrote an express stipulation into the work contract that prohibits any work before 3:30 p.m. on school days that might “interrupt the education process,” Coley said, a threshold that is “for us to decide.” Crews may take care of some quieter aspects of the job during the school day, but only with the district’s consent.
While the work continues, the district is asking parents to use the bus system. 
Students arriving at CES Monday morning will see a new security entrance just inside the alcove, which allows visitors to step inside if the weather is bad but restricts them from going further without first being buzzed in. Classes start at 8:40 a.m.
Before the start of the new full-day kindergarten program, parents will be joining their kids on Monday to meet their teachers, with the first solo day on August 28. Students will have lunch at school beginning Tuesday but will not have full days until September 18.
In order to coordinate the orientation process, the school has divided the teachers into three time blocks: Ms. Pane, Ms. Tuck and Ms. Williams from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Ms. Jaskolka, Ms. Hayes and Ms. Dupill from 10:05 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.; and Ms. Larson, Ms. Knapp, Ms. Lynch and Ms. Sommerfeld from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.