Scott Watson, Superintendent
October 8, 2020 Dear Parents, Unfortunately, we have had a few more positive COVID-19 test results in the district. We also have a large number of students in quarantine for close contact. I conferred with the Vermilion County Health Department this morning and the consensus is that we needed to shut down both districts (Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1 & Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School) for 14 days and go remote learning during the closure. The full closure will begin tomorrow and we will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, October 26th. This will hopefully give things a chance to settle down before we students return. This definitely is not the news I was wanting to share. I do believe the district has done everything it can do in order to offer in-person learning but we cannot control what happens once students leave. Please continue to work hard to keep your children safe and healthy as we will certainly get through this. As we have done since day one, we will continue to work with the Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health to strictly follow their guidelines pertaining to public schools. Respectfully, Scott Watson, Superintendent Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1
about 1 month ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Dear Parents, At this point in time we feel it is best to go ahead and go with remote learning for all students in the Junior High and High School (tomorrow) Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th. Our plan is to reopen the Junior High and High School for in-person learning for those kids who are not in quarantine on Tuesday, October 13th. Our goal is try and stay ahead of any outbreak the best that we can so we are not forced to go with a full shutdown for 14 days. If for some reason we get word of more positive cases or multiple kids who had “close contact” with a positive case in the next 6 days, we may be forced to extend the closure the full 14 days. As we have done since day one, we are working the Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health and strictly following their guidelines. This shutdown does not affect the Elementary School. The Elementary School will still provide in-person learning tomorrow and Thursday and dismiss as normal. As of now, the Elementary School has not been affected as much as the 5-12 building. We certainly appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility. We would rather be cautious and go remote learning for a limited time rather than take drastic measures and close for 2 weeks. Respectfully, Scott Watson, Superintendent Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1
about 1 month ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
School Lunches 5/18/20 - 5-22/20 For lunch pickup the week of May 18 - May 22, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. This will be the last week lunches will be provided. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors). You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. This will be the final week for lunches. Thank you. https://forms.gle/D27ho96ZsxtRAq1YA
7 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
School Lunches 5/11/20 - 5/18/20) For lunch pickup the week of May 11- May 15, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors) or delivered to the Rossville High School students. You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. Thank you. https://forms.gle/ivizqFDjoyfGKfy98
7 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
School Lunches (5/4/20 - 5/8/20) For lunch pickup the week of May 4 - May 8, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors) or in Rossville. You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. Thank you. https://forms.gle/nbJYHMkSrZBoqmNAA
7 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
School Lunches (4/27/20 - 5/1/20) For lunch pickup the week of April 27 - May 1, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors). You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. Meals for high school students in Rossville will be delivered as usual. Thank you. https://forms.gle/m7Y1r5mXdiPcaUeTA
7 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
For lunch pickup the week of April 20 - April 24, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors). You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. For High School students, please email Mr. Rademacher at brademacher@bismarck.k12.il.us if you would like your lunches delivered to Rossville. Thank you. https://forms.gle/kEmByaBgo4jtK7RSA
8 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
If you signed up for the school sack lunches for April 13 - April 17, all the lunches will be distributed tomorrow on Monday. This is includes the lunches that are transported to Rossville. Hopefully this will make it easier for parents since they will only need to make 1 trip to school rather than 5.
8 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
The District will be providing sack lunches next week (4/13/20 - 4/17/20) at NO COST for those students who are interested. Below is the link to access the survey that will need to be completed if you are interested. Thank you. https://forms.gle/7RDQNirgMWUmtaBU7
8 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
This afternoon Gov. Pritzker extended the school closures through April 30th. We will continue with our E-Learning/Remote Learning Plans during the school closure period. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s school office. Please continue to be safe and stay healthy!
8 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
The District will be providing sack lunches next week (4/6/20 - 4/9/20) for those students who are interested. Lunches will not be provided on Good Friday (4/10/20). Below is the link to access the survey that will need to be completed if you are interested. Thank you. https://forms.gle/E3VLNwWpVuX4qqDC6
8 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Bismarck-Henning School District
Schedule change for next week on Thursday (3/19). Thursday (3/19) will be a Teacher’s Institute from 8am – 1pm. Students will not be in attendance. This will give the teachers a full day to work on E-Learning. Monday (3/16) – Regular Day Tuesday (3/17) – Regular Day Wednesday (3/18) - Early dismissal (2:10/2:15) Parent-Teacher Conferences (4pm-8pm) Thursday (3/19) – Teacher’s Institute (8am – 1pm) No student attendance Parent-Teacher Conference (4pm – 8pm) Friday (3/20) – No School **If parents would prefer not to come into the buildings for P/T Conferences, a phone conference can be conducted instead. Please contact the appropriate office to request a phone conference.**
9 months ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Scott Watson, Superintendent
No School today 2/14/20 during icy rural roads and cold temp.
10 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Due to the roads deteriorating because of the wind/snow and based on advice from our Raod Commissioners, we are dismissing school early at 12:30pm today. We apologize for any inconvenience.
10 months ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Brent Rademacher
Interested in teaching? Check out this opportunity!
10 months ago, Brent Rademacher
Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School
Some of the staff from BHES, BHJH and BHRA spent Wednesday doing PD on intentional assessment strategies.
over 1 year ago, Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School
Bismarck-Henning School District
Another Wednesday of Professional Development. Thanks to all that joined us.
over 1 year ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Bismarck-Henning School District
Teachers from all 3 buildings met yesterday to do some professional development work.
over 1 year ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Good luck to the High School Girls’ Basketball team as they travel to Gibson City tonight to take on the Watseka Warriors in the IHSA Class 2A Girls’ Basketball Sectional.
almost 2 years ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Bismarck-Henning School District
No School Thursday, January 31st due to the extreme cold.
almost 2 years ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Bismarck-Henning School District
No School Wednesday, January 30th, due to the cold. Stay safe and warm.
almost 2 years ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Bismarck-Henning School District
No School Tuesday, January 29th, due to poor county road conditions.
almost 2 years ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Bismarck-Henning School District
The mobile dentist is coming November 12th & 13th. Sign up online at: https://www.myschooldentist.com.
about 2 years ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Bismarck-Henning School District
Sign-up now for parent-teacher conferences! See our "News" area for the link and instructions!
about 2 years ago, Bismarck-Henning School District
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Due to all the rain, the football scrimmage has been moved to the practice field. Scrimmage starts at 6pm. Bring lawn chairs.
over 2 years ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Don’t forget Kindergarten Orientation is tonight at the Elementary School at 6pm.
over 2 years ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Scott Watson, Superintendent
Registration tomorrow August 1st 8am-12pm and Thursday August 2nd 8am-12pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm
over 2 years ago, Scott Watson, Superintendent
Bismarck-Henning Elementary School
We are training in Thrillshare today!
almost 3 years ago, Bismarck-Henning Elementary School
Scott Watson
3 on 3 basketball Tournament
almost 3 years ago, Scott Watson
Scott Watson
almost 3 years ago, Scott Watson