Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

May 14, 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.

Have a Great Summer!

This will be our last Badger Tracks for the 2020-21 school year. The Heritage staff wishes you a wonderful, safe and happy summer! We want to thank you for all your support this year as we worked through the challenges of our pandemic year. We are excited to see what next year brings and look forward to seeing you all again in August!

Thank you for teaming with us and making this year a success!

Have a Happy Summer!

The Heritage Staff

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Upcoming Events!

May 17 PTO meeting via Zoom, 6:00

May 17 Board Meeting, 6:00

May 19 5th grade awards

May 21 Last Day of School, 11:40

Congratulations, Class of 2021!!

Former Heritage Badger students and Class of 2021 graduates came to our school on Thursday for their Senior Walk. This is an opportunity for our students and staff to celebrate with our former Heritage students and congratulate them on their upcoming graduation. Our students were so excited to see the seniors and clapped and cheered them on as they walked through the student tunnel. Congratulations, Seniors!! We are so proud of you!
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End of Year Updates!

  • Verification Days have been changed to Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3, 12:00-5:00
  • Bus Passes: Students who ride the bus should NOT turn in bus passes this year. Students should retain their bus pass and use again the following year. The only exception would be students graduating or moving out of the district. If you are moving outside the district, please return your bus pass to the school office.

Staff Farewells

We want to wish all the following staff members the best of luck as they move on to new endeavors.

Mr. Miller, Mrs. Kucera and Mrs. Sorrows will all be moving up to the middle school with our 5th grade students. Mrs. Kucera will be teaching 6th grade math, Mrs. Sorrows will be teaching 7th grade reading and Mr. Miller will be teaching PE and continue to coach at the middle school and high school levels.

Mrs. Pace will be moving to Florida where her husband will begin his doctorate degree in music at the University of Florida.

Mrs. Tovey will be moving to Pine Creek where she will be teaching Kindergarten.

Mrs. Rowe will be moving to Elkhorn where she will be teaching 2nd grade.

Thank you for all your dedication and commitment to our school community, families and students. We will miss you!!!!

KONA ICE - Thursday, May 20!

The PTO has organized Kona Ice for May 20th from 5:30-7:30pm. They will be set up in Meadow Ridge Park, 153rd and Mormon Street. 20% of sales will be donated to Heritage Elementary PTO.
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PTO News and Updates!

Please click for here the most updated PTO information!
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Sport Activity Registrations

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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.

May 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.