Banks School District - News and Updates

2013-14 Calendar Revised

March 10, 2014 the Banks School Board approved the revised 2013-14 School Year Calendar.  The two changes to the calendar were:

May 23, 2014 is now a Student Contact Day.
June 12, 2014 is now a Staff Inservice Day.

The revised calendar is available on the web site for your information.  Please feel free to contact the District Office or a school with any questions. 


The Middle School is Open

The Banks Middle School opened its doors to 7th and 8th graders on Monday, April 7.  There will be community tours of the new building from 3:30 to 6:30 PM on April 26th.ms8


Banks Community Auction

The 40th Annual Banks Community Auction is set for April 26, 2014. 


LATE START beginning September 11

Late starts will occur each Wednesday, starting September 11, 2013 and run through the end of the school year, unless otherwise designated on the 2013-14 school year calendar. School will start 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 the 3 full days of staff development, simultaneously allowing the District to add back three full student contact days for the 2013-14 school year.


Bond Project Updates and Construction

There is a new Updates and Construction page on the Bond District Links menu. We will be posting pictures and information on this page to keep you updated on the progress of the Banks High School and Banks Middle School construction and renovation projects.

2014-15 School Budget

The Banks School District Budget Committee will begin work on the 2014-15 budget on May 8, 2014.    

School Board Meetings 

School Board Meeting

 The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors is Monday, April 14.  The work session starts at 5:30 PM in the District Board Room.  The work session is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.  The regular session starts at 7:00 PM in the District Board Room.  The administration building is located at 12950 NW Main Street, Banks.

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 there will be a meeting of the Board and the Bond Core Management Committee.  The meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be held in the District Board Room.  This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. 


Banks School District
12950 NW Main Street
Banks, Oregon 97106
Phone: 503.324.8591
Fax: 503.324.6969


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

  Reporting Student Safety Issues

Banks School District encourages students, parents, staff, and all community members to report any safety issues directly to our Leadership Team. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Bob Huston at 920.242.7172.

Restraint and Seclusion Report

OAR 581-021-0559 mandates that school districts report annually on restraint and seclusion use. Here is a link to our report for the 2012-13 School Year.


We're happy you've chosen to educate your child in the Banks School District.

Our Mission is to provide the best facilities, most challenging curriculum, highest qualified, dedicated staff and broadest variety of opportunities. Visit our school web sites to learn more about each school.

Banks School District

Banks School District Vision Statement

To engage, challenge and prepare every student to realize their potential in learning and life.

District Newsletter Online

The September 2013 Banks School District Newsletter is available online.  Just click on "Newsletters" at the top of this page.