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Open House- Thursday, August 24
Open House at BES will be conducted Thursday, August 24.
4:00- Book Fair Open in library; 5:15- Hotdogs and refreshments in cafeteria; 6:00- Open House Introductions/ PTO Introductions in Gym; 6:15- parents/students dismissed to classrooms with their teacher; 6:45- Open House Concludes.
Thank You to Kincaid Signs
BES Would like to thank Kincaid Signs and owner Chester Kincaid for the donation of signage throughout Belmont Elementary. BES is proud to have Kincaid Signs as a "Friend of Education" and enjoy the partnership we have. 
Updated Bus Schedule

Parents - If your student road bus 5 or bus 28 last school year, please make sure to review the updated bus schedule. There have been changes to those routes and students have been moved to other bus routes. Please make sure that your student or students know what bus they ride and the pick-up and drop off times. Please make sure that they are at the bus stop early to catch the bus for school.

Superintendent's Message - Back to School
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer and are ready for a new and exciting school year. The first day for teachers is August 14th and students will begin on August 17th. Pleasants County Schools are eager to greet students and get the school year started...

First Energy Leads Service Project at BES
Under the leadership of Rick Beck of First Energy, volunteers from First Energy, the Boy Scouts, AmeriCorps, and the Civilian Conservation Corps worked on July 18 at Belmont Elementary to paint the fences on the outdoor basketball court and playgrounds as well as paint benches and parking lot lines. The volunteers also cleaned outdoor areas at BES. All supplies, paint, and lunches for volunteers were funded by First Energy, BES's Partner in Education. Mr. Beck spent many hours leading up to the event preparing the work area and organizing volunteers. 
Important Dates for BES
August 14- Staff Returns; August 17- Grades 1-4 Begin; August 23- Kindergarten Begins; August 24- OPEN HOUSE; August 28- Pre-K Begins. Please see calendar for additional dates. 
Letter from Mr. Eric Croasmun, new Principal of BES
Students and Families of Belmont Elementary,
My name is Eric Croasmun and I am excited for this school year and my first year as principal of BES. (Click "read more" to continue reading this letter.)
Introducing SchoolCafe

Pleasants County Schools is proud to offer SchoolCafé, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts. Setup Instructions
* View your child's cafeteria account balance
* Make payments to your child's cafeteria account
* Review daily spending and purchases
* Low balance reminders

Preventing the Spread of Germs

Parents: As you know our county has seen an increase in illnesses the past few weeks with the most common being strep throat and the flu. As a reminder to prevent the spread of germs you can do the following...

Pre-K Pre-Registration and Enrollment
Pre-K pre-registration and enrollment for the 2017-18 school year will be on February 27-March 10. Call 304-684-2215 to pre-register and receive a registration packet. Enrollments will be conducted on May 18th and 19th at Belmont Elementary and St. Marys Elementary Schools by Appointment. 
New Lockdown Procedure (A.L.I.C.E.)
Pleasants County Schools has adopted a new strategy for lockdown procedure known as the A.L.I.C.E. plan. A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.  Prior to the A.L.I.C.E. plan, lockdown procedures involved the staff locking their doors, moving the students to a part of the room where they could not be seen, and quietly remaining there until an “all clear” announcement was given.  The A.L.I.C.E. plan offers a different philosophy in light of school violence.  The philosophy of A.L.I.C.E. is to use technology and information in a way so that staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis, remove as many people as possible from the danger zone, and provide realistic training so that those involved in a crisis have a better chance of surviving.  
Pleasants County School Grades
The 2015-2016 school year for Pleasants County Schools brought about numerous success stories. Overall, our students made significant improvements on the state General Summative Assessments and were ranked 14th in the state in English Language Arts (ELA). In addition, our daily attendance rate increased and our high school graduation rate ranked very high in the state and nationally with a 94% average 
WVDE Releases School A-F Designations
West Virginia’s accountability system is designed to give parents and communities an annual update on multiple components that show how well students are learning, growing and achieving. An A-F grading scale is used to show where schools are succeeding and areas that need improvement. 
Pre-K Pre-Registration and Enrollment

Any Pleasants County child entering kindergarten next school year who did not attend preschool in Pleasants County (must be 5 yrs of age before September 1, 2016). Any Pleasants County child wanting to attend Pre-k in Pleasants County (must be 4 yrs of age before September 1, 2016). If you have concerns that your child is experiencing delays, even if he or she will not be 4 yrs old by September 1, 2016, please call to register for a screening! ENROLLMENT will be conducted on May 19th and 20th at Belmont Elementary and St. Marys Elementary Schools. Pre-Registration Call-In FEBRUARY 29– MARCH 11, 2016, from 8:30-3:00. Call 304-684-2215 to pre-register and receive a registration packet.

Transportation of Pre-K - 2nd Grade Students Transportation of Pre-K - 2nd Grade Students
Please review the new guidelines for bus drop off of Pre-K - 2nd grade students...  
Contact Us
Belmont Elementary School
512 Riverview Drive
Belmont, WV  26134
Phone: (304) 299-5274
Fax: (304) 665-2408

Mr. Eric D. Croasmun, Principal
First Day for Students
Thu Aug 17 2017
Board Meeting
Thu Aug 24 2017
School Closed - Labor Day
Mon Sep 4 2017
Board Meeting
Thu Sep 7 2017
1pm Early Dismissal
Fri Sep 15 2017
Board Meeting
Thu Sep 28 2017
Board Meeting
Thu Oct 12 2017
Support Organizations of BES
Partners in Education
-First Energy- Pleasants Power
-Union Bank
-Willow Island Federal Credit Union 
Friends in Education
-Kincaid Signs
-Horace Mann Insurance
-Subway of St. Marys 
Educational Partner
-West Virginia University at Parkersburg
-WVU-P Partnerships Project 
We appreciate everything these organizations do to support Belmont Elementary School! 
Pleasants County Schools    *    202 Fairview Drive   St. Marys, WV 26170    *    Phone: (304) 684-2215    *    Fax: (304) 684-3569
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