BG eNews

November 3, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

Nov. 5 - End of 1st Trimester

Nov. 17 - Report Cards Available on HAC

Nov. 22-26 - Non Attend. Days & Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)

Dec. 20 - 31 Winter Break (No School)

Jan. 3 - Institute Day (No School)

Playground Update:

We are awaiting four parts yet. They will be installed as soon as they arrive. After the playground is complete and inspected, it will be opened for use.

Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school



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PE & Recess Announcement

With the cooler weather, please be sure to send your child with a warm coat, gloves, and a hat to school each day. Students go outside for mask breaks, PE, and recess.

REMINDER: Students have outdoor recess unless the outside temperature is below 0.

PTO News

ASE Committee Meeting

In February the PTO runs the After School Enrichment Program (ASE), which allows students to try new and different activities in art, science, sports, dance and animal care. We're so excited that we have the green light to do IN PERSON classes this year, along with some virtual and kit options! That being said, we need a lot of volunteers to plan and help run classes. Please come join our first ASE Committee Meeting on Monday, November 8th at 1PM at Old Towne Pub. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to be on the committee or volunteer, please reach out to Kelly Cameron (630) 452-7984 or Kristin Jurcik 773-220-1667.


We have been working hard to keep you all informed of what is going on at the Bell Graham PTO. Jessica Giltzow has created a new website for us! Thanks Jessica! Click on the link below to access our new website and reach out to the PTO if there is anything you think should be added!

PTO Meeting

Next General PTO meeting will be held on November 18th at 1PM via zoom. Will send out link when date is closer.

Picture Order Questions

If you have questons/concerns about picture oders, please contact Color Portraits directly. Thank you. Contact Info

SHIELD Testing

If you'd like to register your unvaccinated child to participate in the free weekly testing, click here. Testing is one method for identifying cases and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

If you changed your mind about your initial response to SHIELD testing, you can go back to the portal and update your response.


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From the Nurse

Forms needed for the school year:

K: Up to date Physical, Immunizations, Dental and Vision as well as a Health survey

2nd: Dental (due by May)

3rd: Updated Health survey

New students to Illinois: Physical and Immunization, Dental and Vision on Illinois forms.

All forms can be found at the district website in the health services tab.

Remember to pack extra masks for your students in case they misplace theirs or they get dirty. If you do not want your child to wear school issued clothes in the event their clothes get soiled please send a spare in your child's backpack.

Please call the Health Office any time 8-3 if you have any questions or concerns this school year. If you have any Covid-19 related questions please call the health office at 331-228-2104 or refer to the district website.

Most Recent Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

BG Parent Volunteers

All volunteers, new and “old,” will be asked to complete the Volunteer Form prior to coming in to volunteer for the first time this school year. Once we have it on file you will not need to complete it again this year.

Volunteers simply need to complete the Volunteer Form.

Just like in previous years, volunteers will need to have their license with them for us to scan into our Raptor System. In addition now, you will need to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72hrs. Digital or paper proof is fine. We will NOT retain a paper copy of your vaccination or negative Covid tests here at the building. Therefore, please be prepared to show proof each day you volunteer.

All volunteers will be required to adhere to the safety mitigations schools are following. Volunteers will need to remain 3’ from students and to wear a mask for their entire time in the building.

Picking up your child early?

Please call the office when you are 5 minutes away and we will have your child ready and waiting for you at the office. You will have to press the buzzer to come inside the vestibule to sign them out. 331-228-2100

Change in your child's dismissal plan?

Please discuss inclement weather alternative dismissal plans with your child.

For Example:

If your child typically walks home each day, discuss a rainy day back up plan. Even though you are usually a walker, you will be picked up by car if it is raining at dismissal.

Notifying Your Child of a Dimissal Change:

Unless you are aware of a dismissal change the night before, please DO NOT email a teacher during the school day to relay a dismissal change to your child. We don't want an email to be overlooked while teachers are busy teaching. If you have a last minute dismissal change, please call the office.

For Example:

Usually a bus rider, but will be a car rider today

Usually attends baker station, but taking the bus home today

Whenever possible, please be sure to communicate a change in dismissal plans with your child before they come to school that day.

How to Report Baker Station Absences

Reporting Absences

If your child will be absent on a day they would normally attend Baker Station, you need to email your site directly or email Ursula Bulgarelli, Baker Station Coordinator at , ALL absences must be reported by 12:30pm on the day of your child’s absence. The St. Charles Park District and Baker Station staff does not receive this information from the individual school sites.

Attendance Line

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

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