September 1 Newsletter
Friday, September 1
Superintendent Dr. Willie E. Garrison II extends a warm welcome to the 2023-2024 school year to our families and students. Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 5.
The Durham Bus Tracker app allows you to track and monitor your student's bus route including stops along the route, scheduled arrival times, and much more. It's easy to download and have your child's bus route in the palm of your hand. Follow the steps below to download the app today.
2. Create a secure Username and Password
3. Enter your state, customer service center location, student ID number, and student’s last name.
4. Log in and track your student's bus.
If you have any questions about transportation reach out to Jenny Miller at (608)361-4007 or Durham Bus Services at (608)362-2628.
2023-2024 School Year
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 5th
Start and Stop Times
Elementary: 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Middle: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
BMHS: 7:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
BLA: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Early Dismissal Times
Our early dismissal days continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Our first early dismissal day is September 20.
Elementary: 1:30 p.m.
Middle: 2:15 p.m.
BMHS: 2:30 p.m.
BLA: 2:30 p.m.
This year through the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program, all School District of Beloit students will have access to high-quality, school-based oral health prevention services for free. HealthNet of Rock County provides free dental sealants and prevention services in our school buildings during school hours.
Dental sealants are quick and easy. Applying sealants in our schools saves your child time away from class and prevents your child from developing cavities.
Food Service Update
We are pleased to inform you that the School District of Beloit will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2023-2024 school year.
What does this mean for your family?
All students enrolled in the School District of Beloit are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
Read the letter below with additional information.
Podcast - SDB in the Spotlight
Every Monday we post a 2-3 minute podcast that is shared out on our Facebook page and several podcast platforms with district top news of the week. Listen to this week's update.
Every Friday, we post a podcasts interview highlighting staff, students, and community partners. It's a great way to listen to all the #GoodThingsHappening in our district and community. Listen to the latest episodes highlighting Superintendent Dr. Garrison and the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
Future Knights Volleyball Clinic
The Beloit Memorial Volleyball Program will be hosting a Future Knights Volleyball Clinic for all students in 4th grade - 6th grade in our district. Click on the flyer for more information or access this link to register your students today.
Make sure to also check out our Community Hub webpage. This week we feature our 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Movie on the Big Lawn, the Boys Scouts of America, and the Stateline Family YMCA and CareerTek's Dare to Dream Event.
At the School District of Beloit, we enjoy sharing events, achievements, and recognitions highlighting our students, staff, and community partners. We provide transparent and up-to-date information and communication through our social media platforms, our SDB App, website, weekly school newsletters, and my weekly newsletter. We appreciate the positive engagement by everyone who follows us on on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and stays connected with us by downloading our SDB App or accessing our News Tab.
We believe in respectful, truthful, and encouraging messaging and communication. We will continue to communicate in that manner with our students, staff, families, and community.