Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

September 10, 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.

Upcoming Events!

Sept. 10 Virtual Curriculum Night

Sept. 15 Early Dismissal, 11:40 am

Sept. 16 Ditch the Dishes, Raising Canes

Sept. 27 PTO meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 1 Spirit Day! Wear Badger Blue!

Oct. 1 Fundraiser Fun Event!!

Oct. 6 Early Dismissal, 11:40 a.m.

Oct. 6 Picture Retake Day

Oct. 12-13 Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 12 Ditch the Dishes, Don and Millie's

Oct. 14 No School, Teacher Inservice Day

Oct. 15 No School

Oct. 25 PTO meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 27 Early Dismissal, 11:40 a.m.

Oct. 29 Halloween Parties

Congratulations to this week's Badger Buck Winners!

These students earned Badger Bucks this week for practicing the 4 B's.

Way to go, Heritage Badgers!

We are so proud of Ayla, Kelby, Aiden, Camden, Ella, Jayson,

Amaya, Emma, Cain, Carter, Damian and Treysten!!!

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A Message from Mrs. Nelson

Happy Friday, Everyone!!

Your child's classroom teacher will be emailing out a link to your student's virtual curriculum night. The curriculum presentation contains information for all core curricular areas English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies as well as all specials areas that are offered in our building. Please take a look at the curriculum presentation and reach out to your child's teacher if you have any additional questions. These will be posted on the school website next week so that you may access at your convenience.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

PTO Updates and Events!

PTO meeting, Monday, Sept. 27 @ 6:00 pm: Please join us for the virtual PTO meeting. PTO meeting link

All School Fundraiser: The school fundraiser will kick off October 1st. We will be raising money again using a “No Sales” calendar. Look for more information coming soon! While you wait please update your family information at https://heritagepto2012.membershiptoolkit.com/

#HEinfluencer Spotlight - 4th grade, Mr. Mahoney's class

Students in Mr. Mahoney's class were 'on point' during math instruction this week! Students learned about partial products and how to solve these equations. Mr. Mahoney's students listened during instruction and had a 0 voice when others were talking. They also worked well with their partners and were able to explain their responses to the group in detail. Mr. Mahoney's class was 'in the zone' and focused on the tasks at hand! Congratulations to Mr. Mahoney's class for being our #HEinfluencer Spotlight class of the week!! I am so proud of you!

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Heritage Building Basics - Problem Solving Team (PST)


PST is a collaborative process used by the district to discuss students of concern, academically or behaviorally. Through the PST process, teachers and parents provide background into student strengths and difficulties. Collaborative conversations are held where common grade teachers and specialists brainstorm interventions and an action plan for improvement. Classroom teachers document regular intervention results and return to discuss growth and student’s response to intervention.


The goal of PST is to engage in collaborative conversations with a group of professionals regarding specific student progress. Discussing many possible interventions, choosing a targeted strategy based on need, and regularly checking in to discuss progress and growth serves to support the classroom teacher and keep a direct focus on student learning.

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Educational Guidance for Elementary Closure - COVID19

  1. If one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 has occurred in a classroom, all students and staff in the class will be required to wear a mask, while indoors, for 14 calendar days following the last unmasked exposure.
  2. Masking will continue to be required if a second case is identified in the same classroom. If additional cases are identified within the masked classroom, BPS will work with DCHD to determine if a classroom closure is necessary.
  3. If two (2) or more classrooms in a school are closed within a 14-day period, ALL students and staff in the building will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the school building for 28 calendar days (two incubation periods) following the second classroom closure.

Beginning with positive cases identified on or after August 31, a classroom-based mask requirement will take effect on the following school day for the entire 14-day period. You will be notified by your child’s principal regarding the final day of your student’s mask requirement. This notification is done via email which will have a letter attached. If a second case occurs within 14 days of the first case, the masking period may be extended up to an additional 14 days. If your child arrives at school without a mask, one will be provided for him/her.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our classrooms open for our students.

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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.

September Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click on this button to access the monthly breakfast/lunch menu.

2021-22 School Calendar

Click on this button to access the district calendar.

My School Bucks

Click on this button to pay for snack milk and add lunch money to your student's account.

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.