Welcome to BES!
Banks Elementary School, built in 1998, serves approximately 500 students grades K-5. The school is a major source of pride for the city Banks. Parent/Guardian and community volunteers are seen daily assisting small groups of students, helping teachers and support staff. The school boasts a highly qualified, professional, student centered staff; dedicated to forming a safe educational community that embraces the whole child. Staff are committed to respecting one another, life long learning, innovation, and teamwork.
School Day Information
Our school day begins at 8:25 a.m. & dismissal is at 2:45p.m.
Wednesdays are late start, the school day begins at 9:10 a.m.
Please do not drop off your student before 8:00 a.m.
Morning supervision begins at 8:00 a.m.
On Wednesday's students may be dropped off at 8:45 a.m.
Students should be picked up by 3:00 p.m. everyday.
K/1 - 11:30-11:45, recess until 12:05
2/3 - 12:00-12:15, recess until 12:35
4/5 - 12:25-12:40, recess until 1:00
If you are picking your student up in the DRIVE UP LINE only, your child will now be a "wheels" child.
They will be waiting out front.
If you are getting out of your car or walking to the school to pick up your child, they are a "meet and greet" child and will be
out back on the playground.
Please discuss this and decide if your child will be a
"wheels" or a "meet and greet" child each day.
Also, kindergarten and 1st grade students will need to be signed-out with the adult on duty.
This change is a result of the extreme foot traffic in front of the school during dismissal time. We appreciate your help in making this transition to the new procedures
as smooth as possible.
We will be making up one student contact day from the snow days this year. Students’ last day will now be on Friday, June 14th and that will be a half-day for students.
April 13th - PTO Carnival & Auction - 11-2
April 16th - K/1st Music Concert at 6:30pm @ BHS
April 29th - May 3rd - Book Fair
May 2nd - STEAM Night - 6-7:30
May 9th - Kinder Open House - 5:30-6:30
May 10th - No school
Do you have a child who will be 5 on or before
September 1, 2019? If so, please stop by and pre-register for kindergarten! Stop by, get on our list, and get a free t-shirt!!
Our Kinder Open House will be on Thursday, May 9th.
Drop in anytime between 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Banks Elementary School
42350 NW Trellis Way
Banks, Oregon 97106
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Columbia Bus Co.