2014-15 District Calendar
On May 12, 2014, the Banks School District Board of Directors adopted the school calendar for 2014-15. The calendar is available for review and/or download under "District Links/Calendars".
School Based Health Center
Forest Grove School-Based Health Center is open and serving all students in the Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston School Districts. The center is located in Forest Grove High School. Primary care, dental screenings and mental health counseling services are available. For more information about the SBHC or to schedule an appointment, please call 503-359-4057.
LATE START beginning September 10
Late starts will occur each Wednesday, starting September 10, 2014 and run through the end of the school year, unless otherwise designated on the 2014-15 school year calendar. Students may arrive at school at 8:50 AM, the tardy bell rings at 9:10 AM on late start Wednesdays. We are planning to have bus routes begin 45 minutes later on these days.
The District has reviewed many plans and believes the 45-minute late start plan best addresses and accommodates our current and long term plans for meeting our goals for improving student learning through the new state mandated achievement compacts. These late starts will provide our teachers and assistants with collaboration time, which is not otherwise available. This late start plan will eliminate 3 full days of staff development.
School Board Meetings
The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors is Monday, October 13. The work session starts at 5:30 PM. The work session is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. The regular session starts at 7:00 PM. The work session and meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Banks School District Administration Building. The address is 12950 NW Main St., Banks.
Hazardous weather or unexpected emergencies may require changes in school and bus schedules. The decision to cancel classes or delay the start of school will be prior to 5:45 a.m. If schools are forced to close during the school day, every effort is made to contact parents. Notification will be posted on local television and radio stations and also on the district website. You can also receive information by subscribing to FlashAlert. To sign up for notifications, please go to www.flashalert.net.