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.
BV Families, please check your email for important information about meals during our Adaptive Pause/Remote Learning week! We will be providing meals January 5th through January 8th!
BV Families, please check your email for important information about meals during our Adaptive Pause/Remote Learning week! We will be providing meals November 30th - December 4th!
Please support the BVHS Leadership Class by donating to their Holiday Gift Drive! Click here for more information: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bureau-valley-holiday-gift-drive?sharetype=teams&member=6511882&utm_medium=sms&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=44cf81ee25c640028f3b8be5becf327c
Remote Learning families and Thunder/Lightning families: Please check your email for information on ordering meals for Nov. 9th through Nov. 20th! Order Deadline is Monday, November 2nd at 4:00pm!
Our BVHS drama students continue are creating impressive material in their drama season this fall. Their work can be found at the newly published Google Site with this link: https://sites.google.com/bureauvalley.net/topofthevalley/home The High School website also has a button linked to our site. Here, you can find interviews, photography, artwork, and the links to the radio-style variety shows that are designed and put together every other week. Additionally, the site provides further links to the donation page with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Please consider donating to this organization this year in place of purchasing tickets. The students remained passionate about raising support for the AFA, working together for a greater purpose. Here is the link to the donation page : afawalk.com/topofthevalley The links to the site and to the donation page can be shared to friends and family who would also like to experience the students' work this season! Enjoy!
Dear Bureau Valley Families, Reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, will be a Remote Planning day for staff. Students will not attend school, and no remote learning will be assigned. Don't forget to call your child's school to sign up for our virtual parent/teacher conferences! Thank you!
We are very proud of the BVHS FFA Chapter! They have already landed in the Top 10 Chapters in the nation for Model of Excellence and Premier Chapter. Later this month, they will continue competing for the #1 spot! They have submitted these videos to the virtual National FFA Convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChkurcShbkg&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-mbIcsTwTw&feature=youtu.be Good luck to the BVHS FFA Chapter!
Reminder: Students will be dismissed at 11:00am tomorrow, Thursday, September 24th!
Remote Learning families and Thunder/Lightning families: Please check your email for information on ordering meals for Sept. 28 - Oct. 9th!
Dear BV Families and Staff, As we start our fourth week of school, we have had to make changes to our 2020-2021 District Calendar. Please note some changes happening soon below and click on the link for the entire year’s calendar: Updated 20-21 BV Calendar. There will be a School Improvement Day on Thursday, September 24th. Students will be served breakfast and will be dismissed at 11:00am. No lunch will be served. This day was on the original 20-21 Calendar and was removed, as the administration was planning for Covid related situations. The administration has now decided to add the School Improvement Day back to the calendar. Also, there will be a Remote Planning Day on Wednesday, October 14th. No meals will be served. Students in grades PK-11 will not attend school that day and no remote learning will be assigned. All seniors will be required to attend in-person at BVHS to take the state-mandated SAT assessment; any juniors who have signed up to take the PSAT-NMSQT test will also need to attend in-person. Seniors and Juniors, please watch for an email with more information about testing. Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 14th and 15th. We will send more information out at a later date as to how these conferences will be held to follow current guidance from the State. Please contact your student’s building with questions. Thank you, Bureau Valley Administration Team
No School on Monday, September 7th due to Labor Day! Have a safe weekend!
Dear Parents, We have recently received guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education Nutrition Department informing us that all enrolled students will be eligible for free meals until December 31, 2020. The free meals begin September 1, 2020. (If your child was previously charged, those charges will be reversed for meals served on September 1st and 2nd.) Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, who are attending in person, will be asked for daily meal counts at their building. Families that have chosen Remote Learning will continue to receive emails that contain a food order form. The High School Thunder and Lightning families will also continue to receive emails that contain their food order form. We appreciate your flexibility as we work through these continuing changes. Go Storm!
Message from the Superintendent https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LFJMMwchTUW1o2T2X1JnTPIDyPJCU0_RMyTXTEPyHjs/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder: Remote Learning families and Thunder/Lightning families: Please check your email for information on ordering meals for Sept. 2 - 11th! Today is the last day to order meals! No late orders will be accepted.
Remote Learning families and Thunder/Lightning families: Please check your email for information on ordering meals for Sept. 2 - 11th!
Important Return to Learn Information. Please click on the link below to view. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkch2vBOvdszECdCehJaJsabw7zmbmJ8_i7rNhyuKRA/edit?usp=sharing
Due to the change to remote learning to start the school year, there will be NO early dismissal (or School Improvement Day) on August 27th as originally scheduled.
Last night, the Board of Education voted that all Bureau Valley learners will begin the year with Remote Learning starting August 20th through September 1st. Bureau Valley would like to offer Grab ‘N Go meals for students! All families will be required to complete an online order form. Please check your email for more information!
The Bureau Valley Boosters' Clothing Sale is open! Please click here to shop: https://bureauvalleyboosterfall2021.itemorder.com/sale Sale ends September 2nd! Go Storm!
There are power outages in the area due to storms. Please call your student's building before visiting or dropping off items!
Our district's detailed Return to Learn Plan has been approved by our local health officials and insurance agency. You can view our plan by clicking on the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U9v4AcZfvIowMQuQYdl16HQ-ziihPLrrQOw-MyIhi9Y/edit?usp=sharing
The Bureau Valley Booster Club is hosting their annual golf outing on August 22nd! Please click here for details! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wltIb4M4FX4zvT2oj2xnfqdjrHLW5On1/view?usp=sharing
Bureau Valley Return to Learn FAQ https://docs.google.com/document/d/18roVNb7boQSoGihjafJhdCQVLkn-BQNWuDyF1Lc5gg4/edit?usp=sharing
Important Return to Learn FAQ and Parent Selection Survey has been emailed to all Storm Families.
In conjunction with the board-approved Return to Learn Plan and fall registration, the administrative team had hoped to send out a form today to give parents the opportunity to choose between the in-person learning plan or full-time remote learning plan. However, the Illinois State Board of Education released a 103-page update of school recommendations yesterday, which will need to be closely reviewed and considered. Therefore, we have decided to send out the "Parent Selection" form next week along with an FAQ to assist families with their selections and respond to concerns shared in the community survey emailed earlier this week. To correspond with this delay, we will extend the deadline to opt into full remote learning beyond the original July 31st deadline to August 5th.
Reminder: If you wish to register in person, please contact your student’s building office to make an appointment! When you arrive for your appointment, a mask is required.
Online Registration is still open! Call your student's building today to make your appointment for in-person registration which is July 27th - July 31st in each school building!
Important Return to Learn Plan Questionnaire has been emailed to all Storm Families. Please check your email to provide additional input for our plan Go Storm
Bureau Valley 2020-2021 Return to Learn Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oemq53gVRcVsAoDvyYL305u3Yc0uDuDDO5RgVRehIZk/edit?usp=sharing
Online Registration is still open! You may apply for free or reduced lunches online! Call your student's building today to make your appointment for in-person registration. In person registration will be offered by appointment only during the week of July 27th - July 31st in each school building. Completed forms and fee payments may be dropped off during that week using a drop box inside the main entrance of each school. Please be sure to drop forms and checks at the building your child attends.
BVHS Graduation today at 11:00am! Rain or shine!
Dear BV Parents/Guardians, While we are still working to determine the circumstances for the beginning of the school year, we would like to help facilitate the registration process to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Online registration for the 20/21 school year began on July 9th and Bureau Valley CUSD #340 is still strongly recommending online registration due to the health considerations of all involved. However, there are still certain forms that will need to be printed and either turned in, or mailed, to your child’s school depending on the grade levels of your children. Online registration will stay open until July 31st. In-Person Registration will be structured differently this year due to the health and safety guidelines we are currently under. -In-person registration will be offered by appointment only during the week of July 27th - July 31st in each school building: Wyanet PreK-2, Walnut PreK-5, and Manlius 3-8 and 9-12. -Secretaries will be available to set up appointments starting July 20th. Please call each of your children’s buildings to set up an appointment. -Appointment Schedule: Monday, July 27th 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28th 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29th 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30th 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 31st 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -Completed forms and fee payments may be dropped off during any of these designated times using a drop box inside the main entrance of each school. Please be sure to drop forms and checks at the building your child attends. As always thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility. Yours in Education, BV Admin Team
Online Registration is open! The Free/Reduced Lunch application is available online as well!
Online Registration is available today!
Bureau Valley, in conjunction with the Health Department, is strongly encouraging all parents to register online this year! Beginning July 9, 2020, through July 23, 2020, parents may log into their student's Teacherease account and register their student(s) for the 2020-21 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 27th. Parents can also pay by check or cash at your student’s building office beginning July 27th. Please contact Karen Sierens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-445-3101 with questions about applying for Free/Reduced Meals. More information on in-person registration will be shared when the district receives further guidance from the Health Department. Please visit our website, www.bv340.org, for Registration Information. Here you will find the Registration Fees for the 2020-21 school year. There is important information on immunization and health requirements, forms for school physicals and class supply lists.
As the 2019-20 school year ends, we are planning ahead for 2020-21! Registration options for the 20-21 school year may change throughout the summer, so please watch for emails or announcements on the BV social media accounts! As in previous years, online registration will still be the easiest available option that most families will utilize; however, pre-printed registration packets will also be provided when you return remote learning materials and/or pick up your child’s items at their building. Online Registration is available from July 9th to July 23rd! IF ALLOWED: Registration (In Person) is Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius. Registration Options for 2020-21: Online: Beginning July 9, 2020, through July 23, 2020, parents may log into their student's Teacherease account and register their student(s) for the 2020-21 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 the registration day on July 23rd. Parents can also pay by check or cash on July 23rd. Print Forms from www.bv340.org: Another option is to print the forms, found online at www.bv340.org, and bring the completed forms to the High School during registration times on July 23rd. Attend District Registration: If parents choose not to use the online registration tool at home, parents must attend the registration day held at the high school on July 23rd, 2020. Computers will be available on July 23rd for parents that wish to use the new online registration tool. Parents may also choose to complete paper forms, which will be available on July 23rd. 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 2020-21 school year. There is information on immunization and health requirements, forms for school physicals, and class supply lists.
April 17, 2020 Dear Storm Families and Staff, Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the end of in-person learning for the 2019-20 school year. This news is disheartening since we had held hope that we could reunite students and teachers in our schools; however, we value and respect the highest priority of keeping all members of the Bureau Valley family safe and healthy as we band together to stop the spread of this virus. As we move forward with the governor’s decision, Bureau Valley schools will continue to use Remote Learning policies and procedures that have been developed and implemented since April 1st. This learning plan will continue through May 21st, though there will be no Remote Learning on the following weekdays: April 27th, May 11th, and May 22nd. In addition to measures for Remote Learning, food services will continue to be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 20th, including on non-Remote Learning days. These meals can be collected from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the same locations in our communities that we’ve been using. The Bureau Valley administrative team knows you likely have many questions and concerns at this time, many of which we also have now. We will continue working hard to determine and communicate solutions that focus on our top priorities: maintaining safety for all, supplying meals for students, and providing meaningful learning opportunities. The decisions may take some time as we await further guidance from the government, health agencies, and the Illinois State Board of Education. Therefore, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we strive to provide a successful path that focuses on the best interests of the students, families, and staff members. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
On April 17th, Bureau Valley High School will honor the Class of 2020 and essential workers by joining #LightsForTheFight and #BeTheLight. The football field lights will shine at 20:20 (8:20 pm) for 20 minutes. Check BV social media at 8:20 for pictures and a senior surprise!
Reminder...Our food distribution will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at our same locations. Meals will still be available on Remote Planning Days.
In an effort to obey the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order and practice social distancing, we will now ONLY be distributing meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the school closure. This plan will go into effect on Monday, April 6th. These FREE meals will be provided for children ages 18 and younger, or others who are currently enrolled at Bureau Valley CUSD #340. Families will be provided with lunch and breakfast meals via curbside service to span the entire week. If distribution days and times were to change due to the fluidity of the situation, district administration will provide notification to all community members. WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Buda - Bus Stop (Younggren Center) Manlius - High School Front Door Sheffield - Bus Stop (United Church of Christ) Walnut - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle Wyanet - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Meals can be picked up at each site from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We ask that people pick up one order per child in their care and immediately leave the site. WHAT IF I CAN’T GET TO THE SITE? Call your students' building between the hours of 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and we will try our best to accommodate you.
March 31, 2020 Dear Storm Families and Staff, On Tuesday, March 31st, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an extension of his “Stay-at-Home” order for the entire state, which started Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The order has now been extended through the end of April. This order essentially commands residents to stay in their homes as the officials take measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can still shop for groceries, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, and collect prescriptions from pharmacies. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well. Under the governor’s directive, schools will continue to be closed and use Remote Learning through Thursday, April 30th. Schools will tentatively reopen Friday, May 1st unless otherwise mandated by the governor, Illinois State Board of Education, or local health agencies. This mandated closure also extends the canceling of all school activities and events, including sports, meetings, etc. Food services will continue to be available during the school closure. For more information on Food Distribution, please read our Meal Distribution Information. Our District has worked extremely hard to prepare Remote Learning opportunities for the students in order to maintain a continuity of education. Each building is unique; therefore, you will receive or have already received directions on how to access your child’s materials either online or by paper, depending on your preferred method of delivery. Teachers have and will continue to develop learning activities that are engaging and meaningful, not work that may add additional stress for students and families. And, to ensure that these tasks can be accomplished successfully by all students, teachers will be available via email to answer questions related to all coursework. Since we understand that this time may be difficult for some families and will require all to be flexible, we will also have school counselors available to help navigate students and families through these stressful changes; if needed, please contact your school or visit the counseling resources provided on the district’s webpage. It is with the guidance and mandates of state officials that we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the Bureau Valley family. We strongly encourage our population to follow the advice of officials in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is a new experience for all of us. We thank you in advance for your patience and support while we move through these unchartered waters together. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
In an effort to obey the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order and practice social distancing, we will now ONLY be distributing meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This plan will go into effect on Monday, March 30th. These FREE meals will be provided for children ages 18 and younger, or others who are currently enrolled at Bureau Valley CUSD #340. Families will be provided with 2 lunch meals and 2 breakfast meals via curbside service to span the entire week. If distribution days and times were to change due to the fluidity of the situation, district administration will provide notification to all community members. WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Buda - Bus Stop (Younggren Center) Manlius - High School Front Door Sheffield - Bus Stop (United Church of Christ) Walnut - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle Wyanet - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Meals can be picked up at each site from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We ask that people pick up one bag per child in their care and immediately leave the site. WHAT IF I CAN’T GET TO THE SITE? Call your students' building between the hours of 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and we will try our best to accommodate you. CAN I COME ONCE AND GET ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE WEEK? Due to our resources, it is best to get food every other day. If you have limited transportation, please call your building and make your needs known and we will do our best to accommodate you. CAN I COME HELP PREPARE/DISTRIBUTE MEALS? We appreciate the community's willingness to help! At this time we are trying our best to follow the social distancing guidelines and will be using our staff only.
Dear Bureau Valley Communities, Earlier today, we were notified that a staff member at Bureau Valley High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving that information, I immediately contacted the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Bureau County Health Department, and the Illinois State Board of Education for their guidance. After an investigation, health department officials have indicated that the employee likely contracted the virus after last being on school grounds. As a result, we have been advised that employees and students are considered “low risk” for potentially being exposed to the virus from this employee. Due to health privacy laws, the identity of the employee will not be released. COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. According to the Bureau County Health Department, you should monitor yourself for any signs of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath). If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should contact your local health care provider. Click here to view further guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health on COVID-19, or click here for more local information from the Bureau County Health Department. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of cases can be reduced by adhering to the Governor’s stay at home order, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and maintaining space from others when in public. We remind all to follow these measures to protect yourselves, your families, and your fellow community members. As demonstrated through previous communication and actions this school year, the safety of our students, families, and communities is the highest priority. The district administrative team will continue to monitor the situation and be in contact with the employee, health agencies, and the Illinois State Board of Education. We appreciate your vigilance and will provide further updates as needed.
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Dear Storm Families and Staff, On Friday, March 20th, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a “Stay-at-Home” order for the entire state starting Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This order essentially commands residents to stay in their homes as the officials take measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can still shop for groceries, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, and collect prescriptions from pharmacies. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well. Under the governor’s directive, schools will continue to be closed through Tuesday, April 7th. Schools will tentatively reopen Wednesday, April 8th, unless otherwise mandated by the governor, Illinois State Board of Education, or local health agencies. This mandated closure also extends the cancelling of all school activities and events, including sports, meetings, etc. Next week is our regularly planned spring break, and, therefore, most school functions were already scheduled to be off and district employees were to be given the time off. As a result, food services will not be available from March 21st through March 29th. Additionally, families and staff are strongly encouraged to take time for themselves as they normally would during spring break. If students or parents desire educational opportunities during their break, please check out the parent link on the district website for “Supplemental Educational Resources”. After our scheduled spring break, the district is confident that it will be able to provide meals during the extended school closure. As arrangements are made, we will communicate the hours and distribution process for meals from March 30th through April 7th. We will also communicate further opportunities for students’ learning for March 31st through April 7th after the Illinois Board of Education provides clarity and direction. It is with the guidance and mandates of state officials that we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the Bureau Valley family. We strongly encourage our population to follow the advice of officials in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus to get everyone back to school as soon as possible to continue our communities’ drive for Unity, Excellence, and Pride. Thank you for your continued support, flexibility, and patience. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
Check out our website for more information on the COVID-19 virus: https://www.bv340.org/o/bv-cusd/page/covid-19--44
Bureau Valley is canceling school on Monday, March 16th due to recent developments related to the COVID-19 Virus and the CDC’s recommendations of canceling gatherings with 50 or more people. Our curbside lunch program will begin tomorrow, Monday, March 16th between 10:30 and noon at the designated sites. If you need any supplies from your student’s locker, learning materials or medications, please call your child’s school to set up a time to pick up these items. We will continue to communicate regularly with updates as this situation remains fluid.
Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Members, Since previous correspondences from district administration, Governor J.B. Pritzker has provided further clarification and guidance to Illinois schools. On Saturday, March 14th, the governor declared Act of God days during the state-mandated closure of schools through March 30th; no longer will these days need to be made up at the end of the school year, nor will they be counted as emergency days that count against the number of required days for students’ instruction and teachers’ retirement. And, while these days won’t count as attendance days, the Illinois State Board of Education has declared that instruction is still “expected” on these days, which doesn’t include days already planned for spring break. Bureau Valley staff and administration are committed to keeping students engaged in their learning during this statewide school closure. Therefore, Bureau Valley schools will progress forward with a plan that provides supplemental learning opportunities for all students in the district during this extended closure. In this plan, we encourage parents and students to engage in free, online educational activities and/or supplemental materials provided by the school district. The Illinois State Board of Education has compiled a library of resources at www.isbe.net/keeplearning. Additionally, the Bureau Valley school district has printed resources for distribution and created a webpage with online, educational resources for students and families that can be accessed at https://www.bv340.org/o/bv-cusd/page/supplemental-educational-resources. These learning activities and lessons may be completed on a schedule that is controlled and paced by the students and parents. For instance, if 15 minutes of online Khan Academy practice is desired for an English class, the student (and/or parent) may choose to complete the activity during evening hours as opposed to mandating that it be completed between 9:00-10:00 a.m. This educational plan for supplemental learning will provide Bureau Valley students the opportunity to continue academic learning during this unprecedented closure of Illinois schools. The support and implementation of the plan by all members of the learning community will be necessary, as guided by state mandates, to be successful. With that said, the Bureau Valley administrative team is greatly appreciative of all efforts made to progress forward with student learning. At this point, Bureau Valley schools and school-related activities are expected to reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. However, as the situation develops and other guidelines are communicated, the administration of Bureau Valley schools will provide further updates. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
Dear Bureau Valley CUSD #340 School Family, To provide additional support to our Bureau Valley CUSD #340 families, we will be providing FREE meals on Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th, and Monday, March 30th. Meals will be provided for children ages 18 and younger, or others who are currently enrolled at Bureau Valley CUSD #340. Families will be provided with lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning via curbside service. We will not be serving meals on our scheduled Spring Break the week of March 23rd - March 27th; if this were to change due to the fluidity of the situation, district administration will provide notice to all community members. WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Buda - Bus Stop (Younggren Center) Manlius - High School Front Door Sheffield - Bus Stop (United Church of Christ) Walnut - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle Wyanet - Elementary School a.m. parent drop off circle WHEN CAN I PICK UP THESE MEALS? Meals can be picked up at each site from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We ask that people pick up one bag per child in their care and immediately leave the site. WHAT IF I CAN’T GET TO THE SITE? Call your students' building between the hours of 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and we will try our best to accommodate you. CAN I COME ONCE AND GET ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE WEEK? Due to our resources, it is best to get food daily. If you have limited transportation, please call your building and make your needs known and we will do our best to accommodate you. CAN I COME HELP PREPARE/DISTRIBUTE MEALS? We appreciate the community's willingness to help! At this time we are trying our best to follow the social distancing guidelines and will be using our staff only. As always, thank you for your continued support of our Bureau Valley Schools, Mr. Jason R. Stabler, Superintendent
The BV Foundation board has decided to reschedule the drawdown to Saturday, May 9. It will still be held at Rediger's Shed in Wyanet. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 with drawdown to follow at 7:15 with many great auction items. Tickets are still available. Contact any Foundation board member or Margaret DeVenney at email@example.com for tickets.
March 13, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Dear Bureau Valley Parents & Community, On Monday, March 16th Bureau Valley Schools will be in session. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. and all evening activities will be canceled. In preparation for the impending closure and the E-Learning program, student attendance is beneficial and needed to ensure Chromebooks, books, papers, and other materials can be distributed. Effective Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th, schools in Bureau Valley School District #340 will be closed, as ordered by the governor due to the emergency declaration in response to COVID-19. Schools will tentatively reopen Tuesday, March 31st, unless otherwise notified. During school closures, all activities (practices, competitions, clubs/organizations) are postponed or canceled. As we come together in times like this, we appreciate the support and flexibility of the Bureau Valley communities. Go Storm! Sincerely, Mr. Stabler, Superintendent
The Junior High volleyball regional championship game scheduled for tonight (3/12/20) has been cancelled. There will be volleyball practice after school until 5:00pm.
Given the increased attention and focus on the coronavirus in the media, Bureau Valley is sharing some general information regarding the virus. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kvbOv0nVQcNKZEQnyb471JYVL7ukPuIs/view?usp=sharing
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Musical shows at Bureau Valley High School at 6:00 pm on March 13th and 14th. The young actors of our school have devoted themselves to producing a challenging musical that presents important questions of judgement and morality. These 15th century characters of Paris portray issues important to consider now in our 21st century homes. Through song, dance, and sword fights, we wonder what it means to be a friend, have a home, and differentiate between right and wrong. We ask: “What would we change from our past?” “What change can we make for some day in the future?” “Why not make some day come right now?” During the intermission of our show, we invite our audience to enjoy a snack bar in support of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Memory is so important to what we do on the stage, we think it natural to support its preservation. All free-will donations will go to support the organization. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door. We hope to have you in the audience as we ring the bells of Notre Dame!
The annual BV Foundation Drawdown will be Saturday, March 21st at Rediger's Shed in Wyanet. Tickets are $40 for a chance to win $750. It also includes 2 meals. There will also be live, silent, and pie auctions. All of the money goes towards classroom grants for BV Pre-K through 12 grades. Come and support the education of all of our children in the BV district! Contact Margaret DeVenney at 815-866-1146 for tickets.
Tonight's BVHS Boys Basketball game (2/20/20) is in Prophetstown. Sophomores begin at 5:30pm followed by the Varsity.
The BVHS Renaissance Program wants to honor BVHS alumni who have served our country by featuring their names on banners to be displayed in the Commons. The BVHS NHS is also looking to update their photo display of those who have served our country. If you are a BVHS graduate or you know a BVHS graduate who is serving or has served in the military, please send the graduate's name, branch of the military in which they served and a photograph. Contact Heather Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bureau Valley High School, PO Box 329, Manlius, IL 61338. Call 815-445-4004 with questions.
The BVHS Drama Department will present "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at 6:00 pm on March 13th and 14th at the high school auditorium in Manlius. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door. We hope you choose to come to the show!
BVHS Student Council is collecting items for Care Packages to be sent to our soldiers! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Ql3BL-YPsOt7sZJpZ1YjVE-f5g_RLwXKxAg3GfPTHI/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A-rZoFZP5MdMzE_zzvjPxZ6EwZQYL3d8j9gEMMWddio/edit?usp=sharing
ARTSPOWER BRINGS THE MUSICAL JUDY MOODY & STINK TO BUREAU VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL! ArtsPower National Touring Theatre returns to the Bureau Valley High School auditorium, February 5th at 9 AM, with a performance of Judy Moody & Stink. BVHS graduate Frank Monier stars as Stink Moody. The Bureau Valley auditorium has seating for community members to attend. To reserve your seat please call the Walnut Building: 815-379-2900. Bureau Valley High School is located at 9154 2125 North Ave., Manilus, IL 61338.
Bureau Valley CUSD #340 has set the week of February 10 - February 14, 2020 for Kindergarten Registration at Bureau Valley Elementary buildings in Walnut and Wyanet. Parents may register their child in the attendance center their child will attend 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. Children are not required to attend the registration process. Parents will be required to present proof of age (certified copy of birth certificate) at the time of registration. School phone numbers are: BV- Walnut Elementary (815) 379-2900 and BV-Wyanet Elementary (815) 699-2251.
We would like to inform you that the Bureau Valley Manlius Campus went on a medical lockdown for a short time this morning while the Bureau County Sheriff’s K9 unit was in the building. All students remained in their classrooms and teachers continued their instruction. This process is part of an ongoing effort to ensure a safe, drug-free environment, which also includes academic curriculum that discusses healthy habits. We appreciate your support of the process and willingness to reinforce these messages at home.
Due to forecasted inclement weather, the following activities and events have been changed: -All junior high and high school evening/afterschool activities, including Brainstorm, have been canceled. -Friday’s home boys basketball vs. E-P has been postponed until Saturday, February 8th. -Friday’s girls basketball game at Kewanee has been canceled. -Saturday’s Storm Sweeties practice has been postponed until Monday, January 20th at 9:00-11:00 a.m. -Saturday’s freshmen boys basketball tournament at Newman has been canceled. -Saturday’s 8th grade volleyball tournament at Annawan has been postponed until Saturday, February 15th. At this time, the sophomore and varsity girls basketball bus will leave at 1:00 on Saturday to compete in the MLK tournament in Kewanee.
The BVHS National Honor Society is partnering with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to hold a blood drive on Thurs, Jan 30 from 8:30a-1:30p in the gym. Click here for information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DFG8Uh70i_6dcqZ83se-aYmIhmcu0Wt_/view?usp=sharing
Reminder: 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, January 15th. No lunch will be served.
Kindergarten Registration is Feb. 10 - Feb 14. Please click here for more information! https://docs.google.com/document/d/10oFvMasCOdOoxWJff_hTO9_G9mPhReHI3H2WgrtBxO4/edit?usp=sharing
Bureau Valley Booster Club will hold "A Night At The Races" on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Wyanet VFW. Tickets are $20/person which includes dinner. Doors open at 5:00pm. Purchase tickets from a Booster Member! Come support the BV Booster Club!
BV JH Girls 7th and 8th Volleyball Tournament scheduled for tomorrow, January 11th has been cancelled. No practice on Saturday. The tournament will not be rescheduled this year.
The SRC JH Boys Basketball Tournament for Saturday, January 11th has been postponed until Monday, January 13th. There will be no practices on Saturday.
Bureau Valley High School is cancelling all Saturday practices, games and activities on January 11th due to weather. The Fresh/Soph Girls basketball tournament at Peoria Heights is cancelled.
Mark your calendars for the Bureau Valley Foundation drawdown: Saturday, March 21 at 6:00pm at Rediger's Shed in Wyanet! Tickets are $40 and includes dinner for 2 and chance to win $750. Foundation Board Members have tickets for sale. Please support the BV Foundation!
Father Daughter Dance at BVHS on January 25th! Age 5 and up! Click here for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NrT05uAT1R0NN9LsyNC7OBV0zdFJK9aS/view?usp=sharing
BV Baseball Hitting League for 5th - 8th grade! Click here for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_7bFp0eq3O7X2k3YVBwYk9jRGZPZWZ0c1R2bHgzV3NjZkZB/view?usp=sharing
BVHS Boys Basketball vs. IVC tonight at BVHS! Sophomores play at 5:00pm followed by Varsity! Go Storm!
Storm Sweetie Information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OGQt58Kwdb-wsb4w2Nu5s6h_2ngwBv2m/view?usp=sharing
BV Baseball Skills Clinic - Jan. 2 & 3. Sign up today! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hF7vcJJremC4vmMxijorDRnkauLJhkDu
Reminder: 2:00pm dismissal on Friday, December 20th. Christmas Break begins and students return on Monday, January 6th! Have a safe and happy break!
Reminder: 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, December 11th. No lunch will be served.
Bureau Valley to hold Christmas Concerts: BVHS - December 5th at 7:00pm; BV Wyanet - December 9th at 6:00pm; BV Elementary - 3rd-5th - December 10th at 6:00pm; BV Junior High - December 10th at 7:00pm; BV North - K-2nd - December 17th at 6:00pm; and BV North - 3rd-5th - December 19th at 6:00pm. All concerts will be held at the BVHS Auditorium in Manlius. The community is invited!
Reminder: There will be an 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. No lunch will be served.
BV Boosters Online Clothing Sale is open! https://bureauvalleyboosterswinterstore.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR31lKh4ehKh8LVTyJrK5FFEqmoPMCJtMb22k54NOilun_3P3HYiBFFfTkM Sale ends Nov. 30th!
We would like to remind all parents to make sure the school has your correct phone number and email address! The Bureau Valley District uses an automated calling system and an automated text messaging system to alert families of any school closings. The call will come from 815-445-3101 and the text message will come from 989-01. If you do not answer the call, it will leave a voicemail. The District will also update the website (www.bv340.org), Twitter (BV340) and Facebook (Bureau Valley CUSD 340). Each building will update their Facebook pages, as well. Another way to receive notifications of closings or cancellations is to download the BV340 App. Click here for directions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=118HVZbJoel26XL4fC8nY8PkowufY3tdj As always, the District will update TV Stations WQAD, KWQC and WHBF with closing information. Radio Stations WZOE and WKEI are updated, as well. If you have a question, please contact your student’s building office.
Reminder: No School on Friday, November 8th!
Reminder: One more chance to sign up for Parent Teacher conferences for your K-8 students! Thursday, November 7th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Call your student's building office to make an appointment!
After monitoring the Princeton man hunt situation, Administration feels it is safe for Bureau Valley Schools to follow normal dismissal procedures today, Tuesday, November 5th. All after school and evening activities will proceed as scheduled.
Bureau Valley will be keeping students inside the remainder of the day while we monitor the search for a wanted man in the Princeton area. BVHS WACC students were escorted to their bus by the School Resource Officer and District Administration. TRAC Music Festival students were also escorted safely to their bus.
BV Boosters are selling signs and decals for winter sports: https://sightsink.tuosystems.com/stores/bureau-valley-high-school-winter-signs-decals?fbclid=IwAR3gXtFPrkczWB9wpqrBKPhT6RckBSLLwCrIL-zpJTU3ZlX_1rsOxAzdzrw Sale ends November 10th!
The Bureau Valley School District is looking for Substitute Custodians. Please contact the district office at 815-445-3101 for more information.
Reminder: 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, October 23rd. No lunch is served.
The Homecoming Parade is cancelled due to bad weather. The Pep Rally will begin at 6:30pm in the HS Gym.
Due to the sale of the Buda Property, the District has to relocate the current Buda Bus Stop. The School Board voted to approve an agreement with the Village of Buda to use the Younggren Center for our new bus stop. Starting on Monday, September 23, the Buda Bus Stop will be located at 102 W. Main Street (The Younggren Center). All Pick-Up and Drop-Off times will remain the same and our Bus Monitor will be on duty during these times. Buses will be parked along Depot Street. Depot Street will be closed between Main and North Street every day between 7:00am-8:00am and again between 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please do not park between the Younggren Center and the Library as students will be waiting for buses on the sidewalk between these points. If there is inclement weather, students will be allowed to enter the Younggren Center with the Monitor. If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Klingenberg, Transportation Director at 815-445-2161 or email@example.com. We appreciate your patience while we make this transition that maintains our same bus routes and ensures the safety of our students.
Reminder: 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, September 11th. No lunch will be served. There is no Pre-k.
This morning, August 27, 2019, the school district was made aware of an alleged threat to the school from a student who was not on school grounds. The Bureau County Sheriff's Department was notified immediately. The administration and staff then performed safety protocol steps to ensure the safety of all students and staff in the building. The Sheriff’s department swiftly contained the situation by placing the student into custody. The situation will continue to be monitored by the Sheriff’s department and school administration. The District takes all threats seriously and will continue to investigate any and all allegations to ensure that we provide the safest environment possible for everyone in our district.
Reminder: There will be an 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday, August 28th. No lunch will be served. Pre-K students will not attend.
It's time for the Bureau Valley Boosters Fall Clothing Sale! Click here to purchase BV Storm Clothing: https://bureauvalleybooster19.itemorder.com/sale Sale ends Saturday, September 14th! A booth will also be available at Meet The Storm on Friday, Aug. 23rd.
Reminder: The first day of school is August 19th! There will be a 2:00pm dismissal on August 19th and 20th.
August 1st is the last day to register your student for the 19-20 school year! In person registration at BVHS in Manlius is from 10am to 6pm. Online registration closes in the evening on August 1st!
Don't forget to register your student! Online Registration is open! Registration will be held at BVHS in Manlius on August 1st from 10am to 6pm!
Online Registration begins Monday, July 22, 2019!
Playground Build in Manlius: Monday, July 15th; 15 Volunteers needed at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16th: 30 Volunteers needed at 7:00 a.m. If you can volunteer please contact District office at 815-445-3101 so we can plan accordingly.
Bureau Valley Elementary and Junior High has a new address and phone number: 9080 2125 N Ave, PO Box 326, Manlius IL 61338 and 815-445-2121!
Please note: There is a new OFFICIAL Bureau Valley High School Facebook page! The new official page has the BV Storm Logo as the profile picture. Make sure to "Like" the page to receive important information!
Regarding the previous notification, the main DRIVEWAY will be closed. The front door to the high school will be open.
Beginning June 19, 2019, the main entrance to Bureau Valley High School will be closed for approximately three weeks. Please use the East Entrance during this time. Thank you for your patience as the District finishes the construction process.
Announcement regarding plan for old BVS/BVN Junior High Trophies: As the district prepares to merge our junior highs, we will not be relocating trophies. Any junior high trophy earned by an individual will be given to that individual. Team trophies will been offered to the coaches that coached the team. All trophies left are being given to the athletic boosters and they will develop a plan to share with the public at upcoming fundraisers.
Reminder: No School Monday, May 27th! Enjoy the long weekend! Last day of school is Friday, May 31st with a 2:00pm dismissal!
Bureau Valley Legacy Bricks are available! Order by June 15, 2019! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ZTvn-Fw_S9KUZp62cr5fsvdCyXLeh8z/view?usp=sharing
Summer Learning Opportunities for BV Students! Forms are due back to your child's office by May 10th! https://drive.google.com/file/d/13DQ_dbcIhKaEMPGanj_3Fn5xAcVX6ByB/view?usp=sharing
BV's Annual Sports Physical Clinic has been scheduled: May 21st at BVHS in Manlius. Cost is $10. Packets are available at school offices.
Reminder: Friday, March 22nd will be a 2:00pm dismissal. Spring Break begins March 25th, with students returning on Monday, April 1st. Have a safe and happy Spring Break!
Reminder: 11:00am dismissal tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th! No lunch will be served.
View a video of the progress on our new gym! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im6ID6LKqec&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0AdM15zX2iJcN4z3bCXY4mTDNka1TkLnoQdJqIklVyGEOVvvvYT6u8bbc
Check out this link to view a video of the new classroom addition! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ3GVxyU2r0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR30yp_o6yI5MpeqbkK5KHZa4RGF6ql5G1sJq8lTOlpdf2c93pzPVpE9vE0
All BVHS Baseball and Softball games scheduled for 3/13, 3/14 and 3/15 have been cancelled.
BVHS Drama department James and the Giant Peach! March 8th and 9th at 6:00pm in the BVHS auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door. $10 for adults; $7 for students; Pre-K children are free! Doors open at 5:15 and we hope to see you there!
BVHS plays Chicago (Corliss) in the Super Sectional at NIU in Dekalb tonight at 7:30pm! Tickets are available at NIU upon arrival. The game will be on WZOE 98.1. Go Storm!
Super Sectional at NIU Mar. 5th 7pm. Gates open at 5pm. Ticket info: $11. BVHS has 500 tickets or buy at door. Monday ticket sales at BVHS: Students begin at 7:45, General Public at 10am. Fan charter bus available for $9.
BV beats Newman 56-49 for the Sectional Championship!
BVHS presents James and the Giant Peach! Shows are March 8th and 9th at 6:00pm at the BVHS Auditorium! Tickets prices: Adults $10, Students $7, Pre-k are free! Snack bar will be available with donations going to Altzheimer's Foundation!
Here is the link to watch the Sectional Championship game tomorrow night! BV vs. Newman! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/newman-central-catholic-high-school-sterling-il (You must have an NFHS Network account or register for one in order to watch the game.)
Bureau Valley's website will have a new look March 1st! Check it out!