Back to School 2022-2023
School District of Beloit
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Welcome Back Students and Families!
Hello School District of Beloit Families,
I look forward to having all our students back in school on Thursday, September 1. The staff has been preparing for the first day of school and is ready to ensure your student has a successful year.
As the newly appointed Interim Superintendent, I am extremely excited to learn as much as I can about the School District of Beloit and the individuals that make up the school staff, student body, and community. I believe in the power of communication and how important it is to keep people informed about what is happening within our District, and listen to individuals and hear their thoughts and ideas about where we are and where we hope to be as the year progresses.
To stay connected with you, I will share a weekly blog through email, text, the Interim Superintendent’s webpage on our website, or our SDB App. This week’s blog is about Giving Your Best, Getting The Best. If you missed my first two blogs, Preferred Methods of Communication or The Lives We Impact, you can access them on my webpage.
I plan to spend as much time as possible in our school buildings connecting with students and staff during the next few weeks. You will often see me during drop-off or pick-up, so be sure to introduce yourself and say hello; I look forward to meeting you. If you want to reach out to me regarding your student or school, or have an idea or question you would like to ask, please feel free to email me, Email Dr. Anderson. I am always happy to respond.
Together We Are #BeloitProud
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Online Registration ✅
We've made it so easy to register online. It's quick, it's easy, and it will save you time!
Families must complete the online registration process each year, this process includes updating your contact information and emergency contact, completing necessary forms, and paying school fees. This will ensure that you will receive school and District updates through text, email, and voice.
Online registration through Skyward will continue through Wednesday, August 31st.
School Year Calendar 📅
School Supply Lists ✏️📓🖍️
Director of Food and Nutrition - Dawn Smith 🥦🥗🍨
We have enhanced our breakfast and lunch meals with new selections and larger portions. With an emphasis on nutritious and flavorful options, we have six hydroponic gardens in our district with one at our Operations Center and the others at Gaston, Merrill, Hackett, Todd, and Converse. These gardens will grow lettuce, basil, parsley, dill, chives, and cilantro to incorporate in our school meals. If you would like your school to participate in this program, please reach out to your student's principal.
Our elementary school students will be excited to know that we have added Annie’s Frozen Yogurt to the menu on Fridays as part of our free and reduced lunch program. There is no charge for this selection.
Our intermediate and high school students will be able to add a soup selection to complement their meal at no charge. We will also offer all white meat chicken and 100% beef burgers in larger portion sizes, pizza’s will be six generous slices, and pasta and rice will be increased to 2oz portions.
Safety & Security Coordinator - Ryan Turner
School Security Update
Our number one priority is the safety, security, and well-being of our students, families, and staff.
In 2020, the School District of Beloit began using the Raptor Visitor Management System. The Raptor system allows us to better monitor visitors, contractors, and volunteers who enter our schools.
Upon entering any district building or school, all visitors will be required to sign in and present a picture ID. Acceptable IDs include state-issued IDs such as a driver's license, a passport, or a consular card. The ID will be scanned into the Raptor software system.
This protocol follows Board Policy 860, Rule 1, which states, "any person other than a student or district employee is regarded as a visitor and must report to the building's office for authorization before going anywhere in the school building."
Thank you for your cooperation and support of our safety protocols.
Director of School Health - Michelle Babillius
Beginning Tuesday, September 13, the School District will expand our partnership with Beloit Community Health Systems (CHS) to provide onsite health care to students at Beloit Memorial High School. All School District of Beloit students are eligible for health care services from CHS.
Families are required to call (608) 361-0311 to set up an appointment. High School students will not require a parent or guardian to be present at the appointment, as long as a consent form is signed when setting up the appointment.
Elementary and intermediate students will require a parent or guardian present at any scheduled appointment.
CHS will be at Beloit Memorial High School on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for health care appointments.
Beloit Memorial is also making available onsite back-to-school and sports physicals, along with immunizations on Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 31 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. You must register online to set-up an appointment. Appointments will occur in the health office. This is open to all students in the School District of Beloit.
Director of Athletics and Activities - Jon Dupuis ⛳⚽🏈
The fall season is underway at BMHS! Coaches and student-athletes have been working hard getting ready for their first competitions. The fall teams include, co-ed cross country, football, girls golf, boys soccer, girls swim & dive, girls tennis, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, cheer and dance.
The booster club offers individual season passes for $20 and family passes (2 adults/2 children) for $60. Passes are available at home sporting events upon entry. All regular season tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
There is a new webpage on the Beloit Memorial High School website, titled 2022-2023 Sports Schedules. Check it out and plan on attending a home game. Our athletes love to compete with hometown fans cheering them on! You can also find gameday information for upcoming events on the Beloit Knight athletics Facebook and Twitter pages! #BeloitProud #PurpleKnights
We want to keep everyone happy, safe, and enjoying their experience at all our sporting events. Please note that spectator backpacks/bags are not permitted in the facilities. There is no entry after the start of halftime/intermission, and re-entry is not permitted once you leave the sporting event. Spectators must wear their admission band at all times while at the sporting event.
Executive Director of Pupil Services - Melissa Beavers
Important Family Resources
Our Resources Tab on our website provides families with useful and accessible resources including our Anonymous Bullying reporting, Mental Health Resource Guide, and Speak Up Speak Out.
Anonymous Bullying Reporting: Bullying is defined when someone repeatedly does or says something to you for the purpose of hurting you or threatening to hurt you or to seriously alarm or embarrass you in public. All reports of suspected bullying submitted online will be investigated and shall remain confidential. Submit an anonymous bullying report here.
Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide: This guide provides a comprehensive and extensive list of the School District of Beloit and community resources available to our students and families including prevention services and different levels of support services. Please take advantage of the many services available. Access our Resource Guide here.
Speak Up Speak Out: When you, a friend or the community needs help, you can make it happen. Speak up and speak out by reporting a tip! The Speak up, Speak out Resource Center will respond quickly and confidentially to make sure we can get help to you or to someone who is hurting, struggling or in danger. Tips can be submitted 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week by telephone, mobile app, or via the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT website. The phone number to report potential or criminal activity directed at students, school employees and/or schools is 1-800-697-8761. To access the website Tip Line, click here.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential support for anyone experiencing a suicidal, mental health, and/or substance use crisis.
As of July 16, 2022, anyone in mental health distress can call or text 988 or use the chat function via www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org to connect with a counselor through the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Wisconsinites who use 988 will connect with Wisconsin Lifeline, an in-state call center where trained counselors answer calls, chats, and texts.
People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:
- Calling 988 (multiple languages).
- Sending a text message to 988 (English only).
- Using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org (English only).
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is the new name for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which has been available since 2005.
Director of Technology Services - Jillian Porter
Student Chromebook Repairs and Replacements
Families and guardians will have the opportunity to get their student's Chromebook repaired or replaced before the school year starts. This also applies to rising 4th graders who still need a Chromebook assigned to them.
Until the first day of school on September 1, families and guardians can contact their child's school to request a repair or replacement. After reporting the lost/damaged Chromebook to the school's Secretary, the family member or guardian can drop off the damaged Chromebook to the main office at their child's school. A new one will be available to pick-up after 10:30 am the following business day.
Please make sure to ask the Secretary what their school hours of operation are, as not all schools have the same hours during the summer. As a reminder, we do not charge any fees or penalties for lost/damaged Chromebooks unless the damage was done maliciously. Any new student (who did not attend the SDB during the 21-22 school year) will have a Chromebook assigned to them once school is in session.
Bilingual Family Support Specialist - Tulio Duran
Bilingual Home School Liaisons
Our Bilingual Home School Liaisons are assigned to our schools to help facilitate the communication between our Spanish speaking families, students, and our school staff. Their focus is fostering an ongoing partnership between home and school. The Bilingual Home School Liaison assigned to your child's school, can be accessed here.
Todos Unidos Events
Todos Unidos' vision is to reach, strengthen, and engage the families of the School District of Beloit. Our primary focus is on the continual progress and forward momentum of each student's educational experience.
We host monthly meetings, coordinate events, and provide information about support services and resources. We understand the importance of a family's participation in the academic, social, and emotional success of each child(ren)'s education. We can help connect the dots between our schools, the community, and our city. If you have any questions feel free to contact Tulio Duran, Email Tulio Duran.
The School District of Beloit embraces and values the work and commitment of our volunteers. In the 2021-2022 school year we had more than 600 volunteers provide support in our schools and classrooms, tutor and read with our students, provide engaging presentations, chaperone field trips, and so much more.
If you applied and were approved to volunteer for the 2021-2022 school year, your approved volunteer application will continue to be valid for two additional school years. You will not have to re-apply until the 2024-2025 School Year.
If you are currently not approved to volunteer, make sure to visit our volunteer website to learn about how to become a SDB Volunteer and fill out our Online Volunteer Application.
Back to School Nights 🏫
School Hours ⏰
Our early dismissal days will continue this school year. They occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Our first early dismissal in the year is on Wednesday, September 21.
Schools and Principals Contact Information ☎️
On behalf of the Board of Education and the School District of Beloit we stand against all forms of systemic and institutional racism. Now more than ever it is necessary for our community’s institutions and organizations to commit to be anti-racist. We are proud of the diversity within the School District of Beloit and we acknowledge the challenges and adversity that so many of our families of color are facing. We are always committed to supporting our students, families, and staff. We are here for you and we are stronger together.
At the School District of Beloit, we believe in Diversity (honoring and respecting our human differences); Equity (removing barriers and providing support for individuals to achieve their greatest potential); and Inclusion (ensuring each and every one belongs).