Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

September 11, 2020

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. 16 Early Dismissal 11:40 am

Sept. 17 Picture Day

Sept. 30 Early Dismissal 11:40 am

Oct. 2 Spirit Day!

Patriot Day - We Remember

Patriot Day is observed today to honor the memory of those heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Today, staff and students took a moment of silence to remember our fallen heroes. Staff and students watched a video by Kid President called, 'For the Heroes: A Pep Talk from Kid President' and talked about what it means to be a hero and how we can all be heroes to make the world a better place by being kind and helping others.

New Directive Health Measure - COVID19

Due to the newest Directive Health Measure, the school district is asking you that if anyone in your household presents with the following COVID-19 Symptoms to please keep all of your children home from school until the household member with the symptoms either has a negative test or an alternate diagnosis. The symptoms include: shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or sudden onset of cough. We thank you for your assistance with this.

As a reminder, if you or anyone in your household had recent (within the last two weeks) close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and has symptoms of COVID-19 themselves, you are asked to keep your children home from school. You will need to notify the building principal of each child affected. For further guidance on the public health recommendations for the screening, exclusion and re-admittance of ill students and staff due to COVID-19 in schools, please click on the following link, DCHD Recommendations for Screening, Exclusion, and Re Admittance in Schools.

Attendance Matters!!

Please call the office at 402-238-2095 and leave a message if your student will be late or will be missing classes for any reason. This includes remote learning students! Students are tardy at 8:20 am. If you are making a change to your student’s dismissal routine, please email your student’s teacher and the office this information. Any emails to a teacher after 11:00 am may not have a chance to be read until after school is out because they are busy educating your children.

Thank you!

PTO News and Updates!

Please click here for the most updated PTO information!

Badger apparel is only being offered through our online shop this year and all payments need to be made online. Please shop here: https://heritagepto2012.membershiptoolkit.com/store/4652. All orders must be placed TODAY, September 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Orders will take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Picture Day - 9/17/20

Class composites will not be offered by Interstate Studio at this time. The paper supply chain is still compromised due to COVID19. Prices and packages have been adjusted to reflect no composites.
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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.

High School Activity Information and Restrictions

The following information was shared to families of high school students, but wanted

our elementary families to be aware of activity/athletic information for the fall.

The following will be required in both Tier II and III.

• Attendance at all activities, for all levels, will be limited to essential personnel and

immediate family members of each participant only. If a venue is not able to hold

essential personnel and immediate family members of each participant, then there

will be no attendance at that activity.

• Face coverings are required for attendees of both indoor and outdoor events. If

outdoors you are able to maintain 6 feet distancing from others while watching a

contest, then a mask will not be required; however, everyone will still need a mask

in order to get into an event and for any movement during the event.

• Immediate Family is defined as parents/guardians and siblings as listed in our

SIMS Student Management System as of 8/17/20.

• Essential personnel - game players, coaches, sponsors, officials, event staff,

medical staff, security, media personnel.

• Any student who attends must be an immediate family member of a participant as

defined in SIMS.

• Families are expected to sit together for the duration of the contest. Seating ‘Pods”

for families will be marked by district personnel prior to all contests.

• Families are encouraged to enter an event as a group whenever possible. Please

wait for your entire family to arrive before entering if you can.

• We will look to live stream as many home varsity contests as possible through our

school’s YouTube channel.

Go Badgers!

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Sack Lunch Order Form

Click on the button to order a sack lunch for your student on early dismissal days.

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.

2020-21 School Calendar

Click on this button to access the district calendar.

September Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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