Benton Weekly Update

Week 3: August 31-September 4, 2020

Benton Business Days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday this week!

Benton Business Days for taking pictures, getting ID cards, musical instruments, PE clothes, Art kits, textbook return & pick up, cleaning out PE lockers from 9am-2pm August 31 for 8th graders, Sept. 1 for 7th graders, and Sept. 3 for 6th graders. See below for more details.

Feeling confusion about Wednesdays? Confusion about the schedule in general? Here's the scoop:

A Days are Mondays & Thursdays, B Days are Tuesdays & Fridays. On Wednesdays, students meet for only one period. Each Wednesday cycles through a different period so by the end of the 1st Semester, each class will have met two times on a Wednesday. If this is still confusing, the calendar on the Benton website has been updated and displays the schedule.

Attendance Concerns: To be counted "present", your child needs to attend the teachers' Zoom sessions. Some teachers use a Google document on which students enter their names for attendance, but all teachers have asked students to change their Zoom screens to display LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. This is vitally important as teachers then "capture" this data in order to take and verify attendance. Remind your children that while it may be amusing to have "Bill Gates" or "Sponge Bob" join a Zoom, the real student will be marked absent. If you are having connectivity issues, please message the teacher (preferred) or call the office to document that your child attempted to join the synchronous learning session, then have them complete and submit asynchronous school work that same day. If you do that, your child will not be marked absent.

Wednesday this week is Period 3A 9am-10am.

Log into your period 3A Zoom 9-10, then work on other assignments, projects, homework, reading from 10am-2pm.

Join the Benton Dance Club!

Dance Instructor Miss Toni will be offering dance instruction Monday-Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 via zoom starting Tuesday, September 7. We know many students' regular activities have been cancelled in this time of COVID-19 and the school wanted to offer some additional recreation to students in the afternoon. All students are welcomed to join and it is completely free for the students. If you are interested in joining the Benton Dance Club, please use this link.

Coffee with the Administrators

Tuesdays, 8:00-8:30am.

Chat with the administrators, Mr. Webster & Ms. Ridgeway, via zoom!

Click here

Next Monday is Labor Day, No School!

School resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 8 which is a B Day.

Benton PTSA Association Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Save the date for our PTSA Association Meeting on September 30th, 2020, at 6 pm via Zoom.

Please email to RSVP.

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Distance Learning Support

These links might be helpful.

They can be found under the new tab on our website,

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