Thanksgiving Feast is on for Nov. 30th! More information to follow soon!
On behalf of everybody at Benton #47 thank you to all of our veterans for your tremendous sacrifice defending freedom and the way of life we are so blessed to live. Thank you Veterans...have a great day!
Thank you to everyone that has turned in spring registration forms. Registration forms need to be returned to one of the drop boxes outside of the school offices by this Friday, November 13th. Have a great evening!
Please view the attached image for details about meal distribution during remote learning.
Get ready for Family Reading Night on Thursday, November 19th! Take a picture of reading adventures and send to your teacher!
Don't forget to stay active during our time away from school. Mr. Cook will be updating his virtual classroom with daily exercises and activities. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1e9zTHKgo1w17N0Xry6zWLTxqm3SG-B0JmBZBZETrOVM/edit?usp=sharing
Don't forget that Chromebooks sites are available in the K-2 Gym and the Event Center Lobby for students to utilize from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM during remote learning days. Students need to be accompanied by an adult while working at one of these locations. Have a great day!
Picture retake day for tomorrow, Monday, November 9th, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
BGS Parents: Due to high number of Covid related illnesses and quarantines among BGS faculty and staff we will be implementing a short term closure beginning Monday, Nov. 9 through the conclusion of Thanksgiving break. Students return to school on Monday, Nov. 30. All students will be full-time remote learning on scheduled instructional days during the closure. We certainly regret the need to pause in-person instruction, but the safety and health of everyone at BGS is and will remain our top priority. Thank you.
Picture retake day is Monday, November 9th. View the images below for specific details.
The SIJHSAA will be following the Governor, IDPH, and ISBE guidelines for winter sports. Basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading have currently been postponed until approved by the IDPH Return to Play Guidelines. Updates for open gyms and tryouts will be posted as more definite dates become available.
5-8 Announcements for 11-5-20
Good afternoon parents, this is Steve Smith, Superintendent at BGS. As you know, having students and teachers in class teaching and learning has been the goal from the very beginning of school and continues today. BGS faculty and staff, through it all, have been amazing and have met the current challenges we face head on. However, due to COVID-19, we are really struggling with daily staffing needs. We currently have multiple staff members on quarantine. Today, we were substantially understaffed, but safely managed. Additional absences above current levels will be unmanageable. In addition, the number of substitute teachers for many of these positions remains severely limited. The purpose of my communication is to provide advance notice and to encourage you to have an alternative supervision plan for your student/s in the event we are required to have a short-term closure. Again, this is simply an advance communication in case we are required to go that direction. We do not want to put you in a “last minute” situation where you are scrambling to find viable supervision for your children. Thank you, have a wonderful evening.
Good morning! Yesterday, a spring semester registration form was sent home with all in-person learners and mailed home to all remote learners. These forms will help us schedule the spring semester. Forms are due by November 13th, but the earlier they are returned, the earlier we can begin planning. I have attached a link to a PDF of the form. Thanks for your help! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/992127/2020-21_Spring_Semester_Registration_Form.pdf
Cheerleading practice/tryouts have been pushed back until we find out specific details about basketball season. We are hoping to receive more information from the SIJHSAA by the end of the week. Continue to check back for more updates.
5-8 Announcements for 11-2-20
Basketball Open Gyms: At this times, we are waiting on specific details about what basketball season is going to look like. For this reason, there will not be any open gyms next week (Nov. 2 - Nov. 6). Look for additional announcements as more information becomes available.
PTO K-4 Book Fair is here.....a little differently this year! Please click here https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=bentongradeschk4 to order books for home delivery. The Book Fair is open now until Nov. 8th. Happy Reading!
5-8 Announcements for 10/29/20
5-8 Announcements for 10/28/20