Bangor West Newsletter

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Welcome Back!

West families, thank you for all of your patience, flexibility, and dedication towards your child's education during these unchartered waters. As a parent of three elementary-aged students, I empathize with the tough decisions and challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic. I want to thank you for all of your support and remind you that you can reach out to myself and our team as we continue to grow and learn together. There is an African proverb that states, "It takes a village to raise a child," and that is very relevant even in 2020 as we begin our school year with remote learning. We are in this together!


Sincerely,

Mr. Pfenninger

Bangor West Principal

Mr. Pfenninger's Welcome Back Video

Video updates from Mr. Pfenninger!

Skyward Communication

Skyward will be our main form of communication. Emails and videos will be sent to families from Bangor West as well as Bangor Schools. Please make sure your email is entered in Skyward to ensure you are receiving all of our most up to date information. Follow the following steps to register your most up to date contact information in Skyward if you haven't already.


To sign-up and access Skyward Family Access for important classroom, school, and district information, please follow the directions below.


  1. Go to www.bangorschools.org or your Bangor School’s website.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the website.

  3. On the left, under Quick Links, click on SKYWARD.

  4. Type in your parent username which is your parent last name and the first two initials of the parent’s first name (no spaces) Example: John Smith would be smithjo

  5. Password: bangor

  6. Please change your password when prompted.

  7. In the upper right hand corner of the screen click on MY ACCOUNT.

  8. Then add or change your email address. Thank you!

If you have any questions, email Brian Bremer at bremerb@bangorschools.org

School Hours

Our school hours have not changed. We will begin instruction at 8:15 and end at 3:10. We are available in the office from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Student Handbook

Please read through and digitally sign our student handbook. It is at the very end of the document. The link is listed below. Thank you!

Student Handbook Electronic Signature Needed

Picture Day

September 14th is our picture day from 8:00-6:00. Parents will bring their child to Bangor West (ready for pictures) to the exterior gym doors typically used for dismissal. If there are families in front of you, please remain 6 feet apart and someone will call you into the building for a quick picture. Pictures can be purchased online here and enter the "Picture Day ID" of "EVTZP38QB." More information to come as picture day gets closer. We hope to see everyone stop in for a quick school photo for our yearbook!

Open House

You should have received a phone call from your child's teacher this week. We also will have a link going out through Skyward and social media next week to everyone that will have information about your child's classroom teacher. Be sure to check out the link and get to know your teacher this year!

Welcome Back / Chromebook Distribution

Please watch the video below on how to gather all of your back to school forms that we will need signed and returned as well as how to pick up a Chromebook if needed. We advise you to pay the $14 insurance policy that protects you from any damages that may occur to the Chromebook while being utilized at home. The Chromebooks will have to be charged when they are first received and you will have to connect to your local wifi. If you have any questions, please call our office!


Chromebook Distribution Video