The Banks School District is looking for input for staffing for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The survey can be accessed through the web, or as a PDF document. The web link is: https://docs.google.com/a/banks.k12.or.us/forms/d/1fqVokvjQYYDNPHh7h55xxlKTI4DVnn56QVn7tQWq1yo/viewform
The PDF form Parent/Guardian Survey may be emailed back, or sent to the district office. Please send your response by May 5, 2014.
Thank you for your time.
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.
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.
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
The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors is Monday, May 12. 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, May 6, 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.
On Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 PM there will be a special meeting of the Board of Directors followed by the 7:00 PM public meeting of the Budget Commmittee to discuss the budget for the fiscal year 7/1/14-6/30/15. The meetings will be held at 12950 NW Main Street, Banks, Oregon. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.
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.