May 11th Newsletter
Thursday, May 11
As we head into the end of the school year, there are many opportunities to celebrate our student’s hard work and achievements. Our schools host year-end events, awards and recognitions, picnics, and more. You can access the district-wide calendar on the homepage of our website (and all school websites) for more information on upcoming events and celebrations.
The end of the school year can also be stressful for many of our students and families. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and our district has many resources to help our students and families in need. Our Pupil Services team includes school counselors, social workers, and psychologists available to provide help and guidance at each school. For a complete listing of our Pupil Services team, please access this link. Our Pupil Services team and district have also partnered with Care Solace, an organization dedicated to helping connect people to care with any coverage, including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance. You can reach Care Solace at 888-515-0595 or through our website.
Summer School registration is open and I encourage you to enroll your child(ren) today. Research supports that a strong summer school program can positively affect student academic achievement and provide a jump-start for the start of the school year.
Dr. Willie E. Garrison II
Superintendent, School District of Beloit
Update Your Skyward Account Today
We understand that your address, phone number, and/or email address may have changed since the beginning of the school year. Please take a moment to sign in to your Skyward account to confirm and update this information. If you need assistance accessing your Skyward account, please call you child(ren)'s school and speak with the school secretary.
Summer School 2023
Online and in-person registration is open for our Summer School program.
Students in 4k-8th grade will attend Fruzen Intermediate and will have two, three-week sessions:
Session 1: June 20 to July 7 (no summer school July 3rd and 4th)
Session 2: July 11 to July 28 (no summer school on July 10th)
Students in 9th-12th grade will attend Aldrich Intermediate and will have a six-week session:
June 20 to July 28 (no classes on July 3rd, 4th, and 10th)
Summer School Transportation
If your student needs transportation, please sign up for summer school by May 16th to ensure your child(ren) will have busing for the first day of school.
If you need assistance to register your student, you can visit our Central Enrollment office at the Kolak Education Center (1500 Fourth St.). You can access our Summer School website for more details or access our Summer School Guide below.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Recognizing our teachers this week was an honor and a priority for our schools, district, and community. In our buildings and classrooms, students, staff, and families celebrated our teachers in many ways. Together, we made sure our teachers know how much they are appreciated.
Our teachers received a Proclamation from the City of Beloit City Council declaring the week of May 8th through May 12th as Teacher Appreciation Week; I shared a Letter to the Editor in the Beloit Daily News; we ran an engaging social media campaign on our website, Facebook, and in our school newsletters encouraging people to nominate a teacher for recognition - we received 67 nominations and have been sharing them on Facebook all week; and we shared an appreciation card acknowledging how grateful we are to work beside each and every one of our teachers as they continue to champion, mentor, and teach or students.
We continue to receive media coverage highlighting the great things happening in our district. Take a moment to access our SDB News and read about our Gaston Walking School Bus, BMHS Choral and Orchestra students, BMHS Jazz Orchestra and their trip to Essentially Ellington, new Narcan kits in our buildings, Teacher Appreciation Week, and much more.
Important Year-End Dates
Our last early dismissal of the year is May 17th.
May 29th - No school
Last Day of School
June 7 - Last day of school for high school seniors.
June 8 – Last day of school for 4K-11 grade students.
Graduation is Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am at Beloit Memorial High School - Jacobson Field.
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
Click on the button below to access our bilingual calendar. The English version is on page one and the Spanish version is on page two.
Senior Sunday Spotlights
School District of Beloit - Summer Fun
Our district has many events and camps happening this summer. Click on the images below for more details.
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.