Households affected by by the partial closure of the federal government may apply for National School Lunch and School Breakfast meal benefits. The income guidelines for free and reduced price school meals are based on annual income. Households may apply with the income received in the current month, projected for the month in which the application is completed or for the month prior to application. Free and reduced meal applications can be found on our website.
I want to be sure you are aware of some significant changes to interdistrict transfer options for the 2019-2020 school year. These changes will impact and eliminate Open Enrollment transfer requests.
Open Enrollment, enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2011, created an additional enrollment option for students wishing to transfer between districts. The open enrollment statute contains a sunset provision, effective July 1, 2019.
What this means for districts and students:
There will be slots opened up in the Banks School District during the inter-district window, which will be in May. However, it is important to remember that students get the transfer approved by their resident district prior to submitting paperwork to Banks School District.
More to come as the Board of Directors will set Inter-District numbers during the April board meeting.
Banks School District
Parents and Students of Banks School District,
The District would like to announce that we are adding one student contact day at the end of the 2018-19 school year. This is a result of the District and Staff working together to add student contact time to the school year. The additional day will be on June 13, 2019. Previously, the last student day was June 12. Thank you for your attention to this.
- Banks School District
The first meeting of the Facilities Planning Committee will be October 9 at 6:00 PM in the District Board Room. The public is welcome to attend. There will be two additional meetings: November 13 and December 10.
Banks School District will have two positions on the ballot in the May 21, 2019 election for the Banks School District School Board of Directors. The elections will be for Positions #3 and #5. These are 4 year terms.
Forms and instructions may be found the Washington County election website: www.co.washington.or.us/elections/forms.
Recently, using funds from a grant obtained from the Oregon Department of Education, Banks School District recently had DLR Associates conduct a thorough long-range assessment of the structures in the Banks School District. The assessment is designed to evaluate each of the buildings and the current state of each building. This long-range assessment process will lead to a formation of a long-range facilities committee that will be formed in the month of September. This committee will have the responsibility of planning a long-range vision of the facilities in the District. This is not necessarily planning for a specific building, but the overall vision of the District moving forward as it relates to academics and extra-currilcuar activities. This also has the potential to lead to a bond proposal for the Banks School District.
Please look for applications that will be posted on the website soon, if you would like to apply to be part of the committee. The committee will consist of parents, community members, and District staff members. The time commitment will be three meetings in October, November, and December. If you have any questions, please call me at 503-324-8591.
Banks School District
This summer meals at no charge are available to all children and teens 1-18 years olds. To find the nearest summer meal site, text "FOOD" to 877877 or call 1-866-348-6479 (1-866-3-HUNGRY) or visit www.Summerfoodoregon.org
Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school" - the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence.
Open Enrollment - House Bill 3681
This process is now closed
Open enrollment requests must be submitted between March 1-30, 2018
Students residing in other school districts who wish to attend a school in the Banks School District may submit their application for an HB3681 transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. This type of transfer does not require permission from the resident district.
Open slots were approved by the School Board at the February 12, 2018 meeting. Forms will be available March 1, 2018
Open Enrollment Numbers:
Kindergarten - 10 1st - 6 2nd - 1 3rd - 8 4th - 9 5th - 4 6th - 6 7th - 9 8th - 0
9th - 5 10th - 2 11th - 5 12th - 0
Click here for Open Enrollment Form 2018-19
HB2747 Inter-District Transfers Open May `1-31, 2018
This process is now closed
This type of transfer requires submission to and approval by BOTH resident and non-resident school district offices.
May 1-31, 2018 application window
The Banks School District Board of Directors voted on the number of open slots for students applying to attend a different school district and to attend the Banks School District April 9, 2018.
K-8 - 0
9th - 5
10th - 5
11th - 5
The Banks School District Board of Directors voted to not limit the number of students leaving the district underHB2747 during the May 1-31, 2018 application window.
Please check with your home district for their timelines and process. By May 31, 2018, students who wish to attend a school in the Banks School District may submit their application for a standard inter-district transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. Please click here for the 2018-19 Transfer In form.
Students residing in Banks School District wishing to attend another district may submit their application for release by May 31, 2018. This type of transfer also requires a separate application and permission from the receiving district. Please click here for the 2018-19 Transfer Out form.