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.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Columbia Bus Co.
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.
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!
The elementary office will be open Monday through Thursday, 7:30am-4pm for the month of June.
We will be gone the month of July and return in August.
Tuesday, September 4th - Open House
Drop in to bring your school supplies and meet your teacher!!
Wednesday, September 5th - first day for 1st - 5th
School begins @ 8:25am
Kinders will have a special schedule the first week.
They will have a staggered start with each kinder
attending one full day the first week
(either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)
You will be receiving a letter to explain in more detail.
Their first day all together will be Monday, September 10th.
Late start for everyone will begin Wednesday, September 12th.
The school day starts @ 9:10,
Students may be dropped off beginning @ 8:45.
Please do not drop them off before this time as the staff are all in meetings and there is no supervision until then.
Banks Elementary School
42350 NW Trellis Way
Banks, Oregon 97106