The mandatory pre-season OHSAA meeting for parents/guardians and athletes of fall sports will be separated into individual meetings by sports this year. The schedule will be as follows: i. Volleyball – August 4 @ 5pm ii. Golf – August 4 @ 6:30pm iii. Cross Country – August 10 @ 5pm iv. Soccer – August 10 @ 6:30pm v. Football – August 11 @ 5pm vi. Cheer – August 11 @ 6:30pm All athletes must attend with a parent or guardian before being permitted to participate in a contest/match/game. Masks or face coverings are required for the meeting as well as social distancing.
A reminder that families have until Monday, August 3 to complete our survey about how they want to return to Belpre City Schools for the first semester. Complete your survey today at https://forms.gle/jm8KfrmWpyL5HviQ9
Thank you to everyone who attended our Virtual Townhall on Monday - at peak we had nearly 300 families participating on Facebook and YouTube! We appreciated the great questions and civility on display during our meeting. We have created a document with Answers to Unasked Questions found in Facebook comments so that families can have the answers that they need as they weigh their decision. You can access that document at https://5il.co/iszh. We anticipate having another Virtual Townhall on Monday, August 10 to announce additional details and take additional questions. We greatly appreciate your feedback as we continue to craft the best possible school year experience for your student!
Please join us on Facebook Live or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC99Km1mMP6LbWEDh-DtCBSg/live tonight, July 27 at 6:00 for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with the Superintendent. After an brief overview of the plan, a moderator will take questions and administration will provide more clarity so each family has the facts to make their decision about how their student will be educated in the Fall.
Please join us on Facebook Live on Monday, July 27 at 6:00 for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with the Superintendent. After an brief overview of the plan, a moderator will take questions and administration will provide more clarity so each family has the facts to make their decision about how their student will be educated in the Fall.
We failed to communicate clearly yesterday that as part of the reopening we have pushed back the start of school to August 24, 2020. BHS and BES are going to bring back certain groups of students each day to acclimate before all students will return - we will have more details on that in early August.
Tonight's regular July Board meeting can be viewed by this link at 5:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC99Km1mMP6LbWEDh-DtCBSg/live
The (virtual) regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City School District will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. This meeting is a meeting of the Belpre City School District Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. Due to COVID-19, physical attendance by the public is prohibited. Members of the public can attend the meeting virtually via a link that will be posted on our website Monday, July 20, 2020.
The Virtual Special Board Meeting for today will begin in a few minutes. Please click on this link to view https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC99Km1mMP6LbWEDh-DtCBSg/live
The Ohio Valley ESC Bright Beginnings Preschool is now taking applications for enrollment! For more information click the link https://5il.co/i0y7
Anothe reminder that now is the time to schedule Back to School Immunizations! Marietta/Belpre Health Department will be offering appointments at our Belpre location beginning June 17, 2020. Call us at 740.373.0611 ext. 2312 to make your appointment today! For the safety of our clients and staff, no walk-ins will be accepted.
Earlier this afternoon Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state's guidelines for the safe return of students in the fall. We are grateful to him and other state leaders for the amount of flexibility and discretion he is giving to local officials. To that end, we have been working closely with local public health officials and the other county school districts for several weeks to brainstorm and discuss our plan. We hope to have more information to share with our families in the next two weeks.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is hosting a series of Connect and Learn opportunities for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities. Families will connect with experts for a 60-minute session using Zoom each week to learn best practices and discuss issues. Registration is required to attend - more details can be found at https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/for-medical-professionals/education-and-training/echo/series . Many thanks to Nationwide Children's for their outreach and support!
The regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City School District will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. This meeting is a meeting of the Belpre City School District Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in the agenda. Due to COVID-19 physical attendance by the public is prohibited. Members of the public can attend the meeting virtually via the link https://youtu.be/1OWyzKvSf5I.
The most recent update from census.gov shows that around 67% of Belpre has responded to the census so far this year. The next phase of census collection is to send workers door-to-door to collect information which is not ideal given the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not already do so, please visit https://2020census.gov/ and take a few minutes to complete the survey! Our school district depends on federal money that is allocated based on census results and Ohio is at risk of losing a congressional representative if we are undercounted.
We have an important message from the Belpre/Marietta Health Department: Now is the time to schedule Back to School Immunizations! Marietta/Belpre Health Department will be offering appointments at our Belpre location beginning June 17, 2020. Call us at 740.373.0611 ext. 2312 to make your appointment today! For the safety of our clients and staff, no walk-ins will be accepted.
Belpre Elementary will hold their Virtual End of the Year Awards ceremony on Friday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. It will be streamed on the Belpre Elementary PTO Facebook Page.
There will be a special meeting of the Belpre City Schools Board of Education on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. You will be able to view the meeting live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJADw4KiuRQ
Our meal service for students ended this week but there are other sites around the county that will still be serving free meals for any members of the community under the age of 18. Please visit http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Supporting-Whole-Child-Nutrition to search for a site near you.
Our monthly meeting on the Board of Education will begin soon. You can view the meeting live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_QR_DQQXKs
The Belpre City School District will hold its regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City School District Board of Education on Monday, May 18, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, physical attendance by the public is prohibited. Members of the public can attend the meeting virtually via the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_QR_DQQXKs This video will only be live and will not be archived on our website when the meeting is over.
We are excited to honor our Belpre High School Class of 2020 this weekend! As a reminder, we will continue our traditional, albeit socially distanced, Senior Parade this Friday, May 15, 2020 starting at 6 pm. Seniors are invited to decorate their vehicles and arrive at the high school at 5:45. The parade map is below. We invite all faculty, staff and community members to support and honor our seniors by making banners and cheering on these wonderful students as they pass by. PLEASE REMEMBER: we cannot congregate. Please cheer on our graduates from the safety of your vehicle or from your front yard. We are grateful to the Belpre Police Department and Public Health Department for working with us to approve this event but it can only be held if we all follow the protocols and stay socially distant and safe. We thank you in advance for adhering to these guidelines and for all that our community is and has done to help our graduates celebrate this momentous occasion.
VIrtual Appreciation Week. May 4 - 8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Access the link below to find some ways you can show appreciation to our entire staff! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ekB93517efO0w9TC9cQBtSqGJZEK8x6g2L4cnk7DdEU/edit?usp=sharing
We have a number of announcements to make tonight as we look to close out the school year. Please visit the documents section of the App or use this link https://5il.co/fp0g for details.
Check our News Section on our website and our district facebook page for contest details! Let's Get Creative!
Belpre City Schools will be live streaming tonight's board meeting in an hour from the following address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP418tuqABo. We hope to "see" you there!
The Belpre City School District will hold its regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City School District Board of Education on Monday, April 20, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, physical attendance by the public is prohibited. Members of the public can attend the meeting virtually via the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP418tuqABo
Gov. DeWine has indicated that he will be announcing early next week whether we will be back in school or not. We have had a lot of questions about Prom. Prom has already been postponed with an alternative date of May 16, 2020 if we are permitted to hold it. We will continue to make announcements as we can.
Parents: Please take a moment to complete this short survey as a means to help with our distance learning. At the end of the survey you will be given a chance to provide additional feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95TV7BZ
Washington County just received its preliminary results and only about half of Belpre citizens have responded to the census. If you haven't yet, please consider going to https://2020census.gov/ and complete your survey today! Our school district and community depend on the federal dollars we receive and, without an accurate count, we could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ohio is also on the bubble for possible losing a member of the House of Representatives if we do not all participate and make sure we are counted.
Next week Belpre City Schools will hold a Virtual Spirit Week for the entire district. Click the link to access a Google Doc with links so you can upload pictures of students (and families) showing their school spirit with each daily theme. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yw7PT_n6TYWauw7jcRsmw9CW2RwmlW0fqr7wP0lP4Cc/edit?usp=sharing
Kindergarten Registration 2020 - Modified Please check our News section for a guide on how to register for Kindergarten. https://www.belpre.k12.oh.us/article/186949?org=belpre-city-schools
Yesterday Governor Mike DeWine announced that he is extending the school closure to the public until at least May 1, 2020. We will continue operating via distance learning through the end of next month.
We will continue to serve meals to all community members under the age of 18 at the sites and times found on this map https://5il.co/e9br
Please see below or this link https://5il.co/e78h for additional guidance on what e-learning will look like in our district starting next Monday.
We have a few reminders to put out this evening. First, students who will need access to a computer during e-learning can pick up a computer tomorrow, March 24, 2020 at Belpre Elementary School from 11:00 - 1:00 or at Belpre High School on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 11:00 - 1:00. Chromebooks will be signed out in the main office through the security entrance. Please see below for a letter with more information as well as a usage agreement families will need to sign to check out a computer. In order to stagger arrivals and keep groups of people below 10, families with the last name of A-G should report at 11, H-N at 11:30, L-S at 12:00 and T-Z at 12:30. Paper blizzard bag packets are also available for pickup in the security office entrance at BES from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Just a reminder that we are serving lunches today from 11:00 - 11:30 at both buildings and at remote sites listed on our webpage.
BELPRE ELEM families! https://www.tsphotos1.com/f397801227 I have the Spring Individual Pictures uploaded now and if you are wanting to purchase you will still be able to do so online! There is a shipping fee and the photos will be delivered directly to you, NOT the school. There will be NO paper proofs sent home this year so please spread the word/share this post so families are aware. To access your child's photo please use their Student ID number. (If your code isn't working please reach out and we can help to see why!)
We just received word that the Career Center will be closed tomorrow. We will therefore not be running a bus to the campus.
The regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City School District board of education will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m.at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. This meeting is a meeting of the Belpre City School District Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in the agenda. The public is invited to attend this meeting and all meetings held by the Belpre City Schools Board of Education
REMINDER: Thursday, March 12th is an Early Release Day at 1:00 p.m. and Parent/Teacher Conferences. Friday, March 13th is Records Day - NO SCHOOL.
Please visit the news section of our website or app to learn about our district plan to keep our buildings safe and clean and how your family can support us in following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of any illness in our buildings. https://www.belpre.k12.oh.us/article/204091?org=belpre-city-schools
On Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m., Marietta Community Foundation and Peoples Bank Theatre will be hosting a one-night-only showing of “The Library That Dolly Built,” a new documentary film about the beloved country music star and her efforts to increase literacy around the world through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program [DPIL]. DPIL is a book gifting program for children ages birth to five years old. Registered children receive one free, high-quality book in the mail each month aimed to increase their literary capacity. On the night of the event, for just $12.50 per ticket, Dolly fans will not only experience a night of entertainment, but they will also help support early childhood development for local Washington County children who wish to become registered. For more information please visit www.peoplesbanktheatre.com/events.
There will be a parent/student informational meeting for any student interested in participating in marching band for the upcoming school year on Monday, March 9th at 6:00 pm in the high school music room. There are some exciting changes for the upcoming season that we need to share with you. We will also be revealing the competition show for the upcoming season. We are looking forward to seeing you Monday evening!
Reminder: the PTO Meeting for tonight is cancelled, the next PTO Meeting will be April 2nd at 6pm in the PTO room.
Thank you the the Belpre Civitans for hosting our admin team to talk about the Portrait of a Graduate. We learned about #collaboration and how Important it is for our students to learn how to work together and solve problems. Groups like the Civitans keep our community strong and we are grateful for their support. You can join the Civitans for a meeting on the 1st and Third Tuesday of each month at Civitan Park.
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at Skate Country for Skate Night from 6:30 - 8:30 sponsored by the Belpre PTO. Admission is free and only $1.00 for skates!
Due to icy road conditions, Belpre City School District will be operating under a two-hour delay today, Friday February 28, 2020.
Please join us tonight at 6:15 at Jackson High School to see our Lady Eagles take on the #1 seed Notre Dame for the District Championship. You make us proud everyday ladies! It is the program’s first trip to the championship since 1997.
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball Team on their 44-30 win over Green in the District Semi-final! The Lady Eagles will play in the District Championship game vs Notre Dame on Thursday, February 27 at 6:15pm at Jackson High School. Get your pre-sale tickets at https://ohsaa.org/tickets
Belpre Jr. High Baseball and Softball will hold sign ups at Belpre Elementary tonight February 19 and next Wednesday, February 26 from 6 - 8 in the cafeteria. If your child is interested in playing baseball, softball or t-ball please come and register your child or you can visit www.belprejrbaseballsoftball.org to register.
The Belpre Board of Education passed its Portrait of A Graduate after a year of conversation with our community. We will be sharing more information about what this will look like in the near future but you can read more about it here: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2020/02/belpre-boe-approves-portrait-of-a-graduate/
Lady Golden Eagles are SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS! 53-29 win over Eastern High School!
Jr. High Softball Tryouts for 6th grade female students are this Saturday, February 8 from 12pm - 3pm at the Lawton Gymnasium. For any questions please contact Coach Jeff Carmichael at (740) 516-3194.
We have had a large number of staff members ill today including bus drivers. Parents some of our students may arrive home a little later this afternoon as we work to adjust routes and drivers to get our students home safely. Because of the volume of illness in our buildings we will be closed tomorrow, February 7, 2020.
It's playoff time! Get ready to support our state-ranked Lady Golden Eagles basketball team soon! Pre-sale tickets will be available on February 11 at ohsaa.org/tickets for our Girls Basketball Sectional Championship game. Simply select the sport & scroll to to our game under division 4. Pre-sale tickets are $4 each and we will receive a percentage of our pre-sale tickets sales. You can print, save on your phone, or buy and transfer to a different person
We would like to welcome everyone to join us for Skate Night at Skate Country tomorrow night (Monday, February 4) from 6:30 - 8:30 sponsored by the PTO. Admission is free, skates are just $1.00 and pizza will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!
Please join us tonight and cheer on our competitors in Belpre City School's Spelling Bee at 6:00 at our elementary school.
Belpre City School's Paint Party at the Elementary School has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time.
Please join us this Friday, January 24, 2019 for "Spring Tulips" a grown-ups only evening of socializing and painting. The event is a fundraiser for the 6th grade field trip. Cost is $40 per artist which includes all materials, snacks and drinks as well as guided instruction with art teacher Sherry Bender. Tickets are sold in advance, contact BES today!
Our team had a chance to brief the Belpre City Council last night on the Portrait of A Graduate and direction of the district. We focused on communication and learned more about how students can develop their ability to communicate their ideas orally, non verbally, in writing. We appreciate our partnership with Belpre City and for all the work that Council does to make our city great! For coverage of the meeting please visit: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2020/01/belpre-council-holds-first-meeting-of-2020/
We met with several area businesses to learn more about our Portrait of A Graduate this morning. We focused on creativity and “built” something you might see in a school in 2032. Teaching creativity and feeling wonder in school is critical for the 21st century. Thank you to the the Belpre Chamber for your support!
Don't forget to join us tonight (December 16) at the Board of Education meeting in the Stone Building at 5:00.
Welcome to Belpre City Schools!