Every year the district reports to the community on the district's complaince or non-compliance to the Division 22 standards. Banks School District is in compliance of all Division 22 standards. Click here to review the 2018 Division 22 Standards Compliance Report. This was reported to the community in the January 8, 2018 board meeting.
The Special Education Department is committed to meeting the needs of students who have educational handicaps by embracing the individual differences of our students and striving to help each student achieve academic and social success.
Special education services are available at each school within the Banks School District to serve students who have been identified as eligible for special education services. Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet the following two requirements:
Transition services (ages 18- 21) are available to special education students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate. The district begins developing a transition plan and services when a disabled child reaches at least age 16.
The Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) provides educational services for eligible children birth to kindergarten. For children younger than kindergarten, please call NWRESD at 503-614-1446.
Contact the Student Services office at 503-324-5151 if you have any questions or input regarding special education services or programs at the Banks School District.
Identifying Children with Disabilities
The Banks School District seeks assistance in locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.
Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities. Banks School District provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through high school. Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability.
Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the the District's Special Education Department at 503-324-5151.
Hello Banks School District Families,
The forecast calls for excessive heat this week, so please have your students dress in light, but appropriate clothing, and send them to school with refillable water bottles, if possible. We will do all we can to ensure students are as cool and comfortable as possible, and that recess and PE activities are modified as needed to keep them safe.
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OAR 581-021-0559 mandates that school districts report annually on restraint and seclusion use. Here is a link to our report for the 2016-2017 School Year.
The Banks Board of Education and School District prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status, or because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates. For a complaint form please see Board Policy AC-AR. Please send the form to Jeff Leo, Superintendent.
“Sexual orientation” means an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth.
Below are the summer hours for the high school main office.
June 19-22 7:30-4:30
June 26-29 8:00-4:00
July 11-13 9:00-3:30
July 18-19 9:00-3:30
August 1- 3 7:30-5:00
August 7-10 7:30-5:00
August 14-17 7:30-5:00
August 21-24 7:30-5:00
Offices open for the 2017-18 school year on August 1st, 2017
We will be graduating this year at Pacific University. Weather forecast hasn't changed, calling for rain and cooler temperatures.
Graduation practice will be on Thursday June 8th at 10 AM at Pacific in the Stoller Center (Gymnasium). All graduating seniors must be present, this will be one hour in length.
Pacific University Stoller Center will be set up for seating that will hold about 1300, doors open at 5 PM on June 9th, the slideshow will run continuously from 6 PM-7 PM as people enter. A link with a downloadable copy of the slideshow has been sent to each seniors' student email account.
The students and Grad night chaperones will leave directly from Pacific University after the ceremony and time to visit with family and friends.
Because of increased enrollment throughout the district, the Banks School District has made the current Banks Middle School Principal, Shelley Mitchell, full-time Special Services Director next year. That has enabled for a full time principal position at Banks Middle School. “It’s what’s best for our students. They are deserving of full time people in both positions. With our increased enrollment in the district and middle school, it was time to make the positions full time. It will better serve students at Banks Middle School and students receiving Special Services in our district. It will also provide more support for our staff” states Superintendent Jeff Leo.
After a lengthy process, the new Banks Middle School principal next year will be Daniel Van Winkle. Mr. Van Winkle comes to Banks from Baker School District in eastern Oregon where he has taught at the middle school level in math, social studies, and language arts and has been the director of the Baker Summer Academy which serves over 130 students during the summer months.
Mr. Van Winkle is a graduate of Century High School in Hillsboro. After starting at Western Oregon University in 2003, Mr. Van Winkle had to take a year off when he was deployed to Iraq in 2003. After returning, Mr. Van Winkle studied in Spain for a semester and then returned to Western Oregon University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and philosophy. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from New York University in 2008 in interdisciplinary humanities and social thought. He then worked in New York City Schools as an educational assistant and began his teaching career at the William W. Niles School in Bronx, NY. In 2010, he earned his Master of Science degree from the City College of New York in Mathematics Education. Mr. Van Winkle completed his administrative licensure through Concordia University in 2016. He also continues to serve in the Army Reserves as a First Sergeant of the 455 Combat Engineer Company based in Hayden, Idaho.
Mr. Van Winkle is happily married to Ashley and they have two children together, son James (4) and daughter Eleanor (1).
Superintendent Jeff Leo states, “We are very excited with our selection for the next middle school principal at Banks School District. Mr. Van Winkle is an excellent addition to our administrative staff and the Banks School District. Mr. Van Winkle has the middle school experience we were looking for and also has shown in his past experiences to be a great leader in many different capacities. We look forward to the transition for the upcoming school year and what educational knowledge he will bring to our students.”
Banks School District's School Board has decided there will not be any Inter-District transfers for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for more information.
Banks conducted 63 tests for lead levels in June 2016. One drinking fountain was replaced, and the lead levels in Banks School District are below the EPA's recommended. Levels. The official record of lead testing is available in the District Office.