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.
Run for the Arts
Thanks to all the volunteers to make the run a success! We appreciate you.
Homecoming week at the high school is October 1st - 5th
There will be a parade on Friday, October 5th that passes in front of the elementary school @ 2pm
No School October 11th - Grading Day
No School October 12th - Statewide Inservice
October 17th from 4:30pm-8pm - this is a normal school day
October 18th from 8am-8pm - No School
No School - October 19th
October 15th - 8th
Monday, October 22nd
Banks Elementary School
42350 NW Trellis Way
Banks, Oregon 97106
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Columbia Bus Co.