Mascot/Colors/Motto/Song - Dress Code - Transportation
Berkeley Lake Elementary School,
opened in 1983, has a student population (08/11) of approximately 1,131. The staff totals
BLES is a Kindergarten through 5th grade
elementary school. BLES is a member of the Duluth Cluster. All
students attending BLES will attend Duluth Middle School and Duluth High
School. The Cluster Concept has wide appeal to both parents and students
who can look forward to remaining in the same cluster throughout their school
School Mascot, Colors, Motto, and
Mascot - Berkeley Bear
School Color - Purple
School Motto - Where Kids
School Song - written by the
1993 5th graders in celebration of Berkeley Lake's 10th birthday:
On the threshold of dear Berkeley,
We the students stand,
Working through our goals together,
Always hand in hand.
Loyal ever this we promise
Always will be true.
Cheers to you, our own fair school
Berkeley we love you!
Student Dress Code
Appropriate dress for school is
important. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Shoes must be worn at all times.
It is requested that students not wear flip-flops, for their safety on the
Bare midriffs, halter tops, tube
tops, or fishnet jerseys are not appropriate for the school environment.
Ripped or torn jeans or
excessively short skirts or shorts are not permitted.
Clothing may not display
Clothing with alcoholic
beverages and tobacco advertisements may not be worn.
Hats may not be worn in the
school building, except for the scheduled Hat Days.
Boys must wear their pants on their hips..
School transportation is offered to
Gwinnett County students who live more than 1-1/2 miles from their assigned
school or who live in an area where walking is hazardous. All elementary
school students may be transported by bus.
Bus service at
BLES is handled directly by the Transportation Department of the Gwinnett County
Public School System. Questions or problems regarding bus transportation
should be directed to the Transportation Department @ 770-513-6855 or to Anne
Lusk, the Duluth Cluster Representative, @ 678-473-6241.
School transportation is a privilege extended
by the Board of Education; it is not a right. All students are required to
obey the bus safety guidelines posted in each bus. Students who do not
obey the bus rules may be asked to complete a Negotiated Solutions from
with the bus driver indicating the problem and how they intend to solve it.
The solutions form is sent home for parent signature. If the problem
continues, the student will be referred to the local school administrator
through a Transportation Disciplinary Referral which may result in
consequences as described in the Student Conduct Behavior Code or
in suspension of the privilege of riding the bus. It is very important
that parents stress cooperation with the bus driver to insure the safety of all