Benton Community schools, campus and all facilities are closed until further notice. No practices until further notice.
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School Supply Lists 2020-21
**Keystone List Updated 7/29/2020**
2020-21 School Calendar (Updated 7/15/2020)
First Day of School -- August 24, 2020
2020 Cross Country Information
Benton Community Return to Learn Plan - updated information will be provided this week (Aug. 3-7)
March 16 - May 29th were unprecedented during the 2019-20 school year. Schools in Iowa and across our country planned and developed online distance learning to support our students during the era of a national pandemic.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, parents and community, we persevered through the various stages of school closure. We provided online education for our students, distributed a multitude of iPads and other computers for students, disinfected and sanitized our school buildings and buses thoroughly, and served over 30,000 meals through our Food For Kids program. Fortunately, we waited to assess the situation of the pandemic and were allowed to celebrate our 2020 graduates in a fairly "normal" ceremony!
As Benton Community plans for returning to school in the fall, we have put together a brief summary of our Return to Learn Plan. We are expecting to begin school Aug. 24 as regularly scheduled. We believe our students are most safe when they are in school and supervised by our educational and support staff.
The Benton Community Return to Learn plan is shown below:
Benton Community School District
*Subject to change
Required Continuous Learning - onsite at school, Required virtual learning model (online)
2020-2021 School Year Overview:
Health & Safety
Iowa Academic Standards
Social, Emotional, Behavioral Health
Under the current requirements, we will deploy a cleaning and sanitizing regime on a regular basis. Students will social distance where appropriate and when possible. It is a parent and student decision as to wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as a face mask.
We are limiting visitor and parent entrance into our school buildings during the first few months of the school year as we assess the situation of COVID-19. Open House will be scheduled as appointments. Please expect to hear from your school and/or teaching staff regarding Open House.
Please understand that our current plan is fluid and changes are anticipated as we navigate through the requirements from the Department of Health, the Iowa Department of Education, the Governor's office, and our decisions for a safe school experience.
School districts are expected to create various plans if schools are required to close due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation. Online learning will be required if schools are again closed due to COVID. Our teaching and support staff have engaged in professional learning for deploying online teaching using SeeSaw for elementary and Schoology for secondary as our learning management systems.
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