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.
September 3rd - Open House for all grades
11:30am - 6:30pm
Stop by to find your classroom, meet your teacher and bring your school supplies
September 4th - 1st day of school for 1st - 5th
8:25am start time/doors open @ 8am
September 11th - our first Late Start Wednesday
9:10am start time/doors open @ 8:45am
****Kinders have a different schedule - they will receive info in the mail****
September 18th - Picture Day