Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

March 26, 2021

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

Skill of the Week!

This week, our Skill of the Week was Be Responsible in the Restroom. Mrs. Nelson talked with students about expectations to use the sink, etc appropriately and being safe and responsible when in the restroom.

Reminder! Early Dismissal and Spring Break Next Week!

We will be dismissing at 11:40 am on Wednesday, 3/31/21. Spring break will also begin on Thursday, April 1 through Monday, April 5. Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 6.

Upcoming Events!

Mar. 29 NSCAS dress up day - Show Us How Bright You Are (wear neon)

Mar. 29 Color Vision Screening -1st grade students

Mar. 30 Student information for the All School Fundraiser comes home!

Mar. 31 Early Dismissal, 11:40 am

Mar. 31 The Fundraiser Begins!!!

Apr. 1-5 Spring Break - no school

Apr. 6 School Resumes

Apr. 9 Spirit Day! Wear your Badger Blue!

Apr. 12 NSCAS dress up day - Dress for Success (wear fancy/dress up attire)

Apr. 12-16 NSCAS Reading Testing, 3rd-5th grades ONLY

Apr. 12 8:30 Color Vision Screening

Apr. 12 5th grade Maturation Talk

Apr. 13 Ditch the Dishes - Firehouse Sub Night, 3:00-8:00 pm

Apr. 19 NSCAS dress up day - Double Check your Work (wear plaid)

Apr. 19-23 NSCAS Math Testing, 3rd-5th grades ONLY

Apr. 19 PTO meeting, 6:00 pm via Zoom

Apr. 26 NSCAS dress up day - We're Your Biggest Fans! (wear fangear)

Apr. 29 Virtual Kindergarten Round Up Parent meeting, 5:30 pm

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PTO News and Updates!

Please click here for the most updated PTO information!
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Kindergarten Round Up Virtual Parent Meeting - Thursday, April 29!

The 2021 Virtual Kindergarten Parent Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 29 @ 5:30 p.m. Please visit Bennington Public Schools Website and click on 'Enroll New Student' to register your Kindergartener today! Please contact the office with any questions, 402-238-2095.
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Student Health/COVID19 Information

We will continue to follow the Directed Health Measures guidance with sending home any staff or students that experience one or more of the following symptoms: loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, or onset of new cough.

The most recent DHM also added back the language that you need to stay home if you experience two or more of the following symptoms: fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fatigue. Your continued support in following recommendations from our local health department while both inside and outside of the school environment is a necessity for all. For us to continue with in-person learning, we continue to emphasize to our stakeholders the importance of staying home versus going to social events, social distancing when it is not an option to stay home, wearing your face masks whenever in public or near non-household members, and continuing to make sanitization a priority.

We will continue to send students home who have diarrhea and vomiting per our previous school health policies, as well as students who show signs of influenza. Temperatures of 100 degrees or above, diarrhea, and/or vomiting are signals warranting immediate dismissal conditions. Children who have vomited, had diarrhea, or a fever of 100 degrees or above during the night or prior to school need to remain at home, fever free for 24 hours. Students who are sent home from school with these symptoms may not return to school until they are symptom/fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours. Most viruses are highly contagious for 24 hours after the vomiting/diarrhea has occurred.

As we enter Flu season, please keep your child home if they are experiencing the following symptoms: Fever of 100 degrees or more, muscle aches, congestion, headaches and /or fatigue, as we know these are common signs of the influenza virus. Following the guidelines we have had in place in the years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, students with diarrhea and vomiting should not return to school until 24 hours after last episode and are able to tolerate food. Students with fever need to be fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication.

Inclement Weather

In cases of inclement weather or mechanical breakdown the decision to close school, delay starting time, or dismiss early will be announced over radio station KFAB (1110 AM), television stations KETV, KMTV, WOWT and KPTM. Reports in the morning will be around 6:30 a.m. If we have to use more than the number of days we have scheduled, time will be made up at the end of the school year.

If the decision to delay the start time of school is made, all beginning of the day procedures will be adjusted to reflect two hours. Staff supervision would begin at 10:00 a.m. and a student would be considered tardy at 10:20 a.m. All transportation services will run two hours behind schedule.

Please check your student verification information to verify that all emails and phone numbers are correct and up to date.

Title I Parent Support and Engagement Information

The reading and math interventionists have created a slide deck full of Reading and Math Resources that are available for parents. Please click on the PDF below to learn more about Title I services.

Transportation Information

Bus Riders - BPS has a new app for parents to download called Ride360 for all bus riders. This is a fabulous tool to let you know bus stop location/times and it lets you know the exact time your child gets on/off the bus.

Bus Fees - The transportation department will be sending out invoices through My School Bucks in September. You will pay for transportation fees through the website.

Bus Passes - Lost bus passes cost $25 to replace. Please email or call the office to order a replacement bus pass if needed.

March Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click on this button to access the monthly breakfast/lunch menu.

2020-21 School Calendar - UPDATED 1/6/21

Click on this button to access the district calendar.

Heritage Elementary Activity Calendar 2020-21

The activity calendar was updated on 10-6-20.

My School Bucks

Click on this button to pay for snack milk and add lunch money to your student's account.

Sack Lunch Order Form

Click on the button to order a sack lunch for your student on early dismissal days. Lunch orders must be completed by 9:00 a.m. the morning of early out days.

NebSIS Family Account Link

Click on this button to access the NebSIS Family Link. This link will take you to the sign in page for student verification.