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Friday, January 14, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 17th - No School; Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • January 19th - Early Dismissal 11:40; Hat Day - Support 5th grade DC Trip; ($1 donation)
  • January 20th - Audio Screening
  • January 24th - 28th - Kindness Week (see below)
  • January 28th - Spirit Day; wear your Badger Blue!
  • February 9th - Early Dismissal 11:40 am
  • February 15th - PTO Food Night; Runza (Bennington) 5 - 8pm
  • February 15th - 16th - Parent/Teacher Conferences; 4 - 8 pm
  • February 17th; Inservice Day; No School
  • February 17th - 21st - No School
  • February 25th - Spirit Day; wear your Badger Blue!

Breakfast Menu Changes for 1/18-1/19

The following changes will be made to the breakfast menu due to the snow day on January 14th.


Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Mini Cinnis


Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant

Incoming Kindergarten Information 2022-2023

Enrollment for Kindergarten 2022-2023 is now open! If your child, or a child you know, will be eligible for Kindergarten (age 5 by 7/31/2022) this fall, please enroll them through our district website: www.benningtonschools.org. Select ENROLL NEW STUDENT. Students enrolled through the website will receive all upcoming information about Kindergarten Round Up parent and student activities once your child is approved. That information will be mailed to you the end of February. If you have any questions, call the office at 402-238-2690.

Elementary & Middle School Auditions

We have three positions open for elementary and middle school students and we wanted to pass on the audition info to the district for Shrek the Musical that BHS will be producing in March.


Elementary & Middle School Auditions

  • Auditions for Little Shrek, Little Fiona, and Teen Fiona are:

    • Monday, January 17th at 8am in the BHS Choir Room.

      • Little Shrek students can be in grades: 3-4

      • Little Fiona students can be in grades 3-4

      • Teen Fiona students can be in grades 7-8

  • There is nothing to prepare, we will have some singing and some character reading for you that we will have you read through in groups.

  • Students need to be confident enough to solo sing and monologue.

  • Rehearsal Requirements

    • Jan 26th 4:30-6pm, Jan 27th 6pm (leave after their scenes)

    • Feb 17th 3:30-6:30pm (leave after their scenes)

    • Feb 21st 9-11am (leave after their scenes)

    • Mar 4th 3:30-6:30pm choreography w/ cast for finale

    • A couple of rehearsals Tech Week Mar 6-11th (we would not make you stay the whole time)

    • All rehearsals during Dress Week Mar 13-17th

      • Mar 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th 5:30-9pm

        • Can leave after initial run through

    • 4 shows Mar 18th 7pm, Mar 19th 7pm, Mar 20th 1pm & 6pm

      • Call time is TBD

  • Parents & Students need to fill out this application before the audition

Just a reminder to send your children to school with a warm coat, hat and mittens during our arrival and dismissal times. Kids are not let in the building until 8:00 am. Breakfast kids come in at 7:45, but return back outside.


To play in the snow at recess, snow boots and snow pants are needed. Otherwise they stand on the sidewalks and basketball courts.


Students will go outside for recess, if the"feels" like temperature is 20 degrees or above.


Please label all of their belongings if possible.

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ADOPT THE LOUNGE - 1ST GRADE FAMILIES

Please use this link to sign up for adopt the lounge.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084CADAD22A4FD0-adopt4

The staff appreciates your generosity!

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Audio Screening

Students in Kdg - 4th and new students to our district will be having audio screening checks on Thursday, January 20th. If you have a 5th grade child and have a concern they may also be screened. Please contact the school office to request.


Thank you to those parents who have already offered to volunteer their time. We have all the spots filled.

COVID-19 Information

Masks - Masks are strongly recommended, but continue to be optional for all students and staff unless protocol requires it.


Positive Diagnosis - Isolate for 5 days from symptom onset. If asymptomatic, isolate for 5 days from positive test date. Day 1 of isolation is first full day after diagnosis or symptom onset. Return on day 6 if fever free for 24 hours. Wear mask for 5 additional days upon return.


Quarantine Procedures In Home Close Contact

Vaccinated

  • Continue to attend school
  • Monitor for symptoms
  • Masks recommend through day 10


Unvaccinated

  • Quarantine for 5 days from date of last exposure, return on day 6.
  • Masks recommend through day 10.
  • Recommend testing on day 5, but not required
  • Must be symptom free


Symptom Checks

At this time, a student will be sent home due to COVID-19 symptoms in the following scenarios:


Students and staff with any one of the following symptoms should remain at home and follow the guidance below:

  • New cough

  • New onset of shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

Students and staff with two or more of the following symptoms should remain at home and follow the guidance below:

  • fever 100.4 or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue

Individual is able to return to school:

  • Alternate diagnosis from a physician AND 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications OR

  • Negative test received AND 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications OR

  • Isolate at home for 5 days AND 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved

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Bennington Public Schools Mission

The Mission of Bennington Public Schools is to provide opportunities in a safe, caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future.


Notice of Nondiscrimination: Bennington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.