Dear Parents, We have recently been notified that the USDA will be extending the program that provides free meals for all students into the 21-22 school year. These free meals will begin in August 2021 and will be available through May 2022. Even though your student will receive a free meal for the 21-22 school year, we encourage you to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch Application during registration this summer. The District uses this application to determine if your family qualifies for a fee waiver. The $100 per student registration fee will be waived completely for a family that qualifies for free meals. That fee is only $25 per student for a family that qualifies for reduced meals. This application document will be available during registration.
Bureau Valley Families, don't miss out on "Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical"! A block of tickets has been secured through grant dollars to provide this opportunity to our families free of charge. Call the Festival 56 box office @ 815-879-5656 and secure your family's tickets! https://www.shawlocal.com/bureau-county-republican/news/local/2021/06/28/festival-56-returns-with-a-toe-tapping-show-for-all-ages/
Registration for 2021-22 begins soon! Registration Options for 2021-22: Online(Strongly Encouraged): Beginning July 12, 2021 through July 30, 2021, parents may log into their student's Teacherease account and register their student(s) for the 2021-22 school year. Online registration allows parents to pay for fees with a debit or credit card. Some paper forms may be required, depending on the age of the student. Any required paper forms may be dropped off at your student’s building office beginning July 26th. Parents can also pay by check or cash at your student’s building office beginning July 26th. Print Forms from www.bv340.org: Another option is to print the forms, found online at www.bv340.org, and deliver the completed forms to your student’s building office beginning July 26th along with payments. In Person Registration by Appointment: Parents may begin calling their student’s building for an appointment on July 21st. Appointments will be scheduled during the week of July 26th - July 30th. Locations are: Wyanet Elementary PreK - 2nd; Walnut Elementary PreK - 5th; Manlius Elementary/JH 3rd - 8th; and High School in Manlius 9th - 12th. Available times are: Monday, July 26th 8:00am - 3:00pm Tuesday, July 27th 12:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday, July 28th 8:00am - 3:00pm Thursday, July 29th 12:00pm - 7:00pm Friday, July 30th 8:00am - 1:00pm Please visit our website, www.bv340.org and click on Explore at the top of the web page. Then select Documents, Parents and Student Registration. Here you will find the Registration Fees for the 2021-22 school year. There is information on immunization and health requirements, forms for school physicals and class supply lists.
A sports physical clinic will be held at Bureau Valley High School on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 pm. This is for all incoming 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Please click on the link attached to sign up for an appointment time. Enter through the Storm Gym doors at the south side of the building at your scheduled time. Cost will be $20.00 payable in cash or check made out to BVHS. Packets (consisting of sport physical form, concussion form, insurance form, medical form, etc.) will be available for pick up in the school office or at the door the night of the clinic. If the packets are not signed ahead of time by a parent, you must bring a parent with you to your appointment. We will be following IDPH and CDC's guidelines of wearing a mask over your mouth and nose and social distancing. Please direct any questions to the district nurse at email@example.com or by calling 815-445-4004. https://forms.gle/BidJKxAcj1fUve5h6
Timely and Meaningful Consultations regarding Special Education Services Between Non-Public Schools, Parents of Non-Public School students, Parents and Homeschooled Children and Public Schools https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4y4y6ub3iuel06HGOg4E_bQDEz6Rd9S/view?usp=sharing
April 6, 2021 Bureau Valley Community Members, Ticket request information for Week #3: Opponent: Erie/Prophetstown Date/Time: April 10, 2021 @ 1:00 PM *Due to seating and capacity limitations from IDPH, there will be a limit to the number of spectators allowed at BVHS football games. All spectators at BVHS football games this season will need advanced reservations. Limited access has been reserved for community members in the Bureau Valley School District. Community members wanting to attend a home game should call the District Office (815) 445-3101 on Thursday of the game week between Noon - 4:00 PM. The maximum number of spots allowed to anyone will be two, and a parent must accompany anyone under 18. The community seating section will be standing room or lawn chair seating in the East End Zone behind the Pole Vault Runway. Per IDPH and IHSA, Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines must be adhered to be present. *Though we wish we could honor all requests, not all requests may be granted due to seating limitations. Notification will be sent via email to those whose requests have been met by Noon on Friday of game week. We will add community members’ names to the Gate A pass list, where you will be required to receive a health screening before entering the stadium. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, as we are doing our best to work within the guidelines in order for our students to perform. Go Storm, Bureau Valley Leadership Team
Due to seating and capacity limitations from IDPH, there will be a limit to the number of spectators allowed at BVHS football games. All spectators at BVHS football games this season will need advanced reservations. Limited access has been reserved for community members residing in the Bureau Valley School District. Community members wanting to attend a home game should call the District Office (815) 445-3101 on Thursday of the game week between the hours of Noon - 4:00 PM. The maximum number of spots allowed to anyone will be two, and a parent must accompany anyone under 18. The community seating section will be standing room or lawn chair seating in the East End Zone behind the Pole Vault Runway. Per IDPH and IHSA, Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines must be adhered to be present. Though we wish we could honor all requests, not all requests may be granted due to seating limitations. Notification will be sent via email to those whose requests have been met by Noon on Friday of game week. We will add community members’ names to the Gate A pass list, where you will be required to receive a health screening before entering the stadium. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, as we are doing our best to work within the guidelines in order for our students to perform. Go Storm, Bureau Valley Leadership Team
March 15, 2021 Good evening Bureau Valley Families and Staff, Tonight, our Board of Education took action to determine the method of instruction for our high school students to finish the 2020-2021 School year. They voted to approve all Bureau Valley High School Learners returning to Five Day In-Person Instruction with a Remote Option beginning April 6th, 2021 (Continuing 1:00 PM Dismissal). Mr. Price will contact you to review the new procedures and survey you regarding your learning model choice for April 6th through the rest of the year. I am incredibly proud of how hard our staff has worked this year to provide our students educational opportunities, whether they are in the classroom or attending virtually. Students, we are proud of you and look forward to welcoming you back into the building every day! This year has not been easy for anyone; however, the resilience everyone has demonstrated through great adversity assures me we will continue to overcome challenges in our path! I also urge you to continue to do your part (social distancing, mask up, wash your hands) to stop the spread of COVID-19 so that we can stay in school! As always, thank you for your continued support of Bureau Valley and all of its students, staff, administration, and Board of Education. Go Storm Always, Jason R. Stabler, Superintendent
Storm Families, Based on the poor weather conditions and the difficulties getting our country roads plowed in the morning, All Bureau Valley Schools will be taking a Snow Day on Tuesday, February 16th. All athletic and activity events will be rescheduled. Stay safe and warm!
The Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Department will be hosting a Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site on Saturday, February 13th from 8:00am to 4:00pm in the parking lot at Bureau Valley High School, 9154 2125 North Ave in Manlius. It is Free. No appointment necessary.
Watch Bureau Valley Online! All Bureau Valley HS and JH home games will be broadcast on NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscribe to NFHS and watch home games and away games. Click this link to find the Streaming Options available for high school away games: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-_h5tzmXI7UVGurOiA6RPWdzc4xKtiDS/view?usp=sharing Go Storm!
There will be no school on Friday, February 5th due to bad weather. There will be no evening activities. This will be a traditional snow day. Stay safe! Go Storm!
Due to a Winter Storm Warning for our area, Bureau Valley will be dismissing at noon today (Thursday, February 4, 2021). Lunch will be served. No Evening Activities.
To watch the BVHS Boys Basketball team in action on Friday, Feb. 5th, please click on this link: https://www.geese230.com/Page/173 Go Storm!
Bureau Valley High School Basketball Spectator Guidance *All spectators will be required to wear masks (over mouth and nose), subject to health screenings, and maintain social distancing. *Each basketball player will be provided two season-long spectator passes at no cost. These color-coded tickets will grant admittance for that player’s game only; the gym will be cleared of all spectators between games. Lost passes will not be replaced. *No general admission tickets will be sold. Fans without spectator passes, including fans from visiting teams, will not be admitted into the building, but they will be able to view the live streamed games with a paid subscription to NFHS. *To enter, spectators should look to the colored lights at the front of the school. When red, spectators are required to stay in their vehicles; when green, spectators will have 15 minutes to enter through the front entrance of the high school. Doors will be locked at all times. *Spectators must sit with their household members in the designated area of the bleachers. The top rows are marked with specific seating locations that are clearly marked. Please sit directly on the taped spots to ensure social distancing. *No concessions will be offered, nor will outside food or drink be permitted. *Disinfecting of seats will take place between the Sophomore and Varsity contests. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Due to extremely limited seating capacities, the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) voted that no spectators from visiting teams will be allowed to attend games this season. BV parents, family members, friends, and other fans will only be able to view away games that are live streamed online. Links for these games will be communicated through district email and social media. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The above criteria has been developed based on the guidance established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Those who do not comply with these and other protocols will be asked to leave and/or removed from the facility.
Storm Families, Bureau Valley Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 26th, due to inclement weather. There will be no remote learning or evening activities on this day. Stay safe and warm, Storm Families!
Storm Families, Due to the Winter Storm Warning for our locations, all Bureau Valley Evening Activities and Brainstorm Afterschool Programming are Cancelled for today, January 25, 2021. Stay tuned for announcements regarding Tuesday's attendance decision as we continue to monitor the Winter Storm Warning.
Bureau Valley CUSD #340 has set the week of February 16 - February 19, 2021 for Kindergarten Registration at Bureau Valley Elementary buildings in Walnut and Wyanet. Parents may register their child at the attendance center their child will attend. You may register between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on those dates. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1st will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. The registration process is very simple and only takes a few minutes for parents to complete. Children are not required to attend the registration process. Incoming kindergarten students will be able to meet their teachers and see their classroom at a Meet ‘n Greet in August. Parents will be required to present proof of age (certified copy of birth certificate) at the time of registration. A certified copy of birth certificate may be acquired at the courthouse in the county in which the child was born. A packet will be issued to parents containing some registration paperwork, a health form, dental form, lead screening verification, vision exam form and some informational sheets. All registration paperwork will need to be completed and turned in the week of February 16-19. All health, dental, and vision forms are due at registration in August. No fees will be collected until registration in August. Kindergarten registration allows the schools to have an idea of the number of kindergartners to expect next school year so that a sufficient amount of supplies and books can be ordered for our students. Parents who are unable to register their child during the scheduled times are asked to call the office to inform the school of their intent to send a child to kindergarten. Parents will need to attend the K-12 registration in August. School phone numbers are: BV- Walnut Elementary (815) 379-2900 BV-Wyanet Elementary (815) 699-2251 ** Registration packets for next years’ kindergartners will be sent home and may be returned with siblings who are currently enrolled in school. **Registration packets for next years’ kindergartners will be sent home with students currently enrolled in Pre-K.
Since last March, global education has drastically increased its reliance on online learning. Bureau Valley schools have been no different, which is why we wanted to pass along an Internet program from Mediacom: Connect2Compete. Qualifying families can get 25 Mbps download speed for $9.95 a month with no contract or installation fees. Visit mediacomc2c.com for more details.