Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

April 16, 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 Respectful and Kind in the Lunchroom. Mrs. Nelson talked with students about cleaning up after themselves in the lunchroom and not sharing food.

Upcoming Events!

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

Congratulations, Miss Weitzenkamp!!!

Congratulations to Miss Emily Weitzenkamp who was named the 2020-21 New Teacher of the Year for Bennington Public Schools! Emily will be recognized at District Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 18 @ 2:00 pm. The foundation will also provide funding for her to attend a National conference next year in appreciation of all her work and efforts with our students and families. Congratulations, Miss Weitzenkamp!!
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Support our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they take the NSCAS Reading Assessment! Dress for Success on Monday, April 19!!

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Sport Activity Registrations

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.

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.

April 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.