Bennington Schools Materials Pick-up Plan
Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th
In an attempt to streamline the process and keep it safe for all involved, we will be hosting a
Materials Pickup Event this weekend. Please note: The times and dates will be the same for
both the Elementary and JH/HS sides but the process will vary slightly.
Friday - March 27th
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Last Names (A-C)
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Last Names (D-G)
Saturday - March 28th
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Last Names (H-K)
10:00 - 11:00 AM - Last Names (L-N)
11:00 - 12:00 PM - Last Names (O-R)
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Last Names (S-U)
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Last Names (V-Z)
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Anyone who missed their time
*Be sure to bring any library books etc that need to be returned.
Bennington Grade School
We will utilize a curbside pickup in the South Parking Lot outside of the Activity Entrance to the
building. We ask that you enter the lot off of Putnam (East Drive) and staff will be stationed
along the curb to hand you your student’s items in bags. (Please stay in your vehicle.)
We will have a device checkout form and acceptable use policy form for Grades K-5. You will
need to sign those documents before taking the device. We will collect them at the time of
curbside delivery. This will allow families to have accessibility to devices for instruction. Please
note that you will be responsible for the device’s care. Damage will be assessed when they are
returned. We are also seeking (BOE approval) for Fees to be waived for this device checkout.
Because of the volume of items to be picked up, (Projects, Artwork, Sports Equipment, Band
Instruments, and up to three lockers to be emptied) students will need to enter the building to
get these items. We will have the Main East Door propped open. We ask that students be
accompanied by no more than 1-2 parents and no siblings if possible for safety reasons.
Students will have 5-10 minutes to get their items, empty their lockers, and leave the building
through that same Main door to reduce possible contamination and accommodate the next
group coming in.
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We will work to provide updated information on the Covid-19 virus situation on social media, our website, and through our messenger service. We will also post any letters, etc. on this site.
The most current information will be at the top of this website. We are NOT removing objects as some information MAY be important throughout this pandemic. If you have questions or concerns email email@example.com or contact building principals.
Below are several items posted letter on March 27, 2020.
March 26, 2020 BOE Meeting
This letter and video was posted on Sunday, March 22, 2020 regarding continuous learning opportunities, building access, and student lunches.
Video describing contents of the letter
TEXT OF THE LETTER LINKED ABOVE
March 22, 2020
Twin Valley Parents,
Thanks to all of you for your patience as we work through the issues associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. I have tried to keep you all up to date as much as possible over the course of the past week and will continue to do so. If anything, the district will over communicate, but we would rather do that than leave you in the dark. I appreciate your continued understanding in that regard.
Today I have several things that are of importance to share. Some will require action on your part and some are just for information. The areas are separated to refer back to when necessary.
CONTINUOUS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY START DATE AND LINK TO PARENT SURVEY-PLEASE TAKE THIS SURVEY!
We will begin school in the form of what will be a “continuous learning opportunity” with all students beginning the week of March 30, 2020. The district and individual buildings will be sharing information as to how that will look. These learning opportunities will NOT be face-to-face, in-person sessions. They will be a combination of online/video direct instruction and “packet” learning based upon parent preference.
There may be situations in the near future (if possible) where we can start bringing in some students for in-person sessions. When/if that happens, we will be reaching out as to protocols for that situation. To be clear, that is NOT in our initial plan.
We realize some families will have an issues online portions as you either do not have Internet access or that access is limited. In addition, students may lack devices, especially in the lower grades. Parents might struggle supporting students due to limitations with their work schedule, etc. There are many factors that we need to have data on in order to make this work effectively for each Twin Valley student and family.
To help us better serve the needs of students and families, we would like each family to complete a survey that contains questions related to Internet access, device capacity, and preferred delivery methods. The survey serves two school purposes, the first giving us aggregate data that our teachers and staff will use in planning for instruction.
The second purpose is that it gives us specific information about your situation. This OPTIONAL section asks for some demographic information, including number of students and their names, the best number to either call or text, and the best email address to reach you. We kept this portion of the survey optional and understand if you do not want to share that with us.
We would like this survey completed by all Twin Valley families on or before 10 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020. Our staff will begin using that information on Tuesday morning during their planning for instruction.
Link to the survey:
STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS IN THE BUILDING
Buildings will have a protocol for students and families to be able to get their personal belongings from the facilities and communicate that process some time early this week. If you have an emergency need for those materials, please email your respective principal and work that out on an individual basis. When the process is released by buildings, they will communicate that with families, and we will reinforce at the district level.
Building entrance at all times will be monitored and restricted on both campuses. Those restrictions will be communicated to parents and students at the time we release information as to the acquisition of personal belongings. This will include entrances, restrooms that can be used, and we will not want people wandering around the facilities. Custodial staff have sanitized buildings and we must limit that access to decrease the chances of community spread of the virus.
FOOD SERVICE-WHERE, WHEN AND HOW
I want to reiterate the fact that we will be offering free grab and go along with next-day breakfasts at each campus at least through this next week. For those in the rural areas, we are delivering those meals. You do not have to be a student to get the free meal, you only have to be between the ages of 1 up through 18.
PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. It is not that you don’t have the money now but based upon the uncertainty we all are feeling about the future, that money you save in this instance is money that could be used for your family later. I cannot stress this enough.
If you do NOT sign up your child for a meal for whatever reason (via one of the two methods described below), you can still drop off at either the Bennington or the Tescott facility between 11:30 am-12:30 pm and get a meal. You may have to wait for a bit as they might have to prepare those for your children, but they will NOT turn anyone away.
For those that live in Salina, there are locations hosted by USD 305 where you can also pick up those free meals. That information listed below.
USD 305 FREE GRAB-AND-GO BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Drive-thru distribution of meals from seven school sites:
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS TO ORDER MEALS AT TWIN VALLEY:
There are many things that we still do not know. I think that is safe to say for all agencies at this point in time. We will not get all of the things “right” the first time we do them. We WILL work to make things right for all students and families in the end. Please communicate needs to teachers, buildings and administrators.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we work to provide opportunities for Twin Valley students and families.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at my office or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred Van Ranken-Twin Valley Superintendent
The announcement below was put out on school messenger at approximately 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This announcement was put out at approximately 4:35 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 regarding school closures based upon the accouncement from Governor Kelly
This announcement was put out at approximately 4 pm on Monday, March 16 2020 regarding free meals for kids ages 1-18.
The announcement below was made on Sunday, March 15, 2020 via the school messenger service and on social media sites.
THE SITES BELOW CONTAIN UPDATED INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES
Link to KDHE: KDHE Site Re: Covid-19
Link to CDC: CDC-Covid-19 Site
Bennington and Tescott seniors may apply now through Friday, April 17th
for the local Twin Valley Education Foundation Scholarships.
Scholarships will be awarded at Bennington on May 7th at 7:00 pm and Tescott on May 12th at 6:00 pm.
To be considered for a scholarship you MUST complete the following application link, and attach a current resume:
Please contact Lisa Everhart at USD 240 with any questions you might have:
785-488-3325 or via email: email@example.com
Tescott Kindergarten and First Graders celebrated meeting their quarterly reading goals with some game time in the room. They followed it up at the Tescott park! Great job reading!!
This year, Nex-Generation is offering MORE THAN 120 PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS in a broad range of career areas. These are local-area positions with businesses and organizations throughout Northwest and North Central Kansas.
Eligibility: In order to participate, students must be in high school or college (age 16 or over) and must be from (or attending school in) one of the following 28 Kansas counties: Barton, Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.
Visit the complete program overview and online application at www.nex-generation.org under Internships. Positions are listed on the application alphabetically by county and then by business name. The first page of the application enables students to preview a PDF of available positions, prior to completing the application.
Please contact Becky if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Tescott Schools; 785-283-4774 Bennington Schools; 785-488-3323read more
K-12 Immunization Requirements for 19-20 Hep A and Meningococcal Vaccines now required for 19-20 KDHE News Release 7-18-19 KDHE K-12 School Requirements for 19-20 KDHE Kansas Immunization Program Website Link USD 240 Exclusion Letterread more
UPDATED USD 240 2019-20 Calendar UPDATED 2019-20 A/B Schedule 2020-2021 Calendarread more
Bennington Events Tescott Events 1-25-2017 - Late Start - 10:15 AM 1-18-2017 - Late Start - 10:15 AM 1-26-2017 - Dental Screenings - 8:00 AM 1-27-2017 - School Assembly - 3:00 PMread more
Grade School Wellness Policy High School Wellness Policy School Wellness Policies Child Nutrition and Wellnessread more
Help Your Child with the Career Planning Processread more
Please continue to check back here. Info will be posted as we receive it.
Bennington JH/HS Info
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Late Start - 10:15 AM
Late Start - 10:15 AM
Dental Screenings - 8:00 AM
School Assembly - 3:00 PM
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
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