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Update to Student-Parent Handbook

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Classroom Benchmark Assessments (CBAs) - REVISED

The West Virginia Department of Education will administer the Classroom Benchmark Assessments (CBAs) in Fall 2018 in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. This untimed test, which will be administered online, will serve as a baseline for determining academic progress for students and schools in West Virginia. Your child will take this assessment sometime between September 18-20, 2018. More +

Welcome Back

Welcome to the opening of another school year!  As you are aware, Pleasants County Schools take great pride in maintaining a tradition of excellence.  As superintendent, I challenge our faculties to take ownership of their schools, to foster a school climate that is nurturing and a culture that does not accept failure.  I encourage our students to become actively involved in their studies and in the extracurricular activities at their school.  On the same token, I encourage parents to play an active role in their child's education both at home and at school.  Collectively we can accomplish great work and our students will be very successful.  At the start of each school year, I think it is important we remind parents of certain district policies that are impactful for every student as follows: More +

Student Independence Day

Belmont Elementary School will recognize August 27th as “Student Independence Day” in an effort to support students walking to class by themselves in the morning. Parents may walk the students to the outside door if they wish, and then students should walk from the entrance to their classroom. Click "Read More" to read the full article. More +

Bus Transportation Grades PK-3rd

Policy Change- All Students in Grades PK-3rd Grade must be released to a parent, guardian, or established responsible adult. 
Parents can also designate an older sibling who is age 14 and older on the transportation consent form.

For the safety of the Pre K, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grade students, the Pleasants County Transportation Department bus drivers will not release a Pre K- Third grade student at their designated bus stop or an assigned alternate bus stop without a parent, guardian or established responsible adult visibly present to meet the child and take responsibility for the child’s safe departure from the bus stop area. A Kindergarten-Third Grade student will not be released with an older sibling unless that sibling is 14 years old or older and has been designated by the parent or guardian on the Transportation Consent Form. Pre-K students cannot be released to a sibling unless the sibling is an adult. Once released to the care of any properly designated adult or individual, any student released at his or her designated stop is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

In cases where the parent, guardian or established responsible adult is not visibly present at the bus stop, the school will be notified and the child will be returned to the school that they attend. When the child is returned to the school, the school administrator will make contact with the parent, guardian or established responsible adult and make arrangements to have the child picked up at the school.

If the above situation occurs on multiple occasions, a conference will be held with parents, guardian and school personnel to determine a resolution.

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Back to School Fair

The Back to School Fair will be held Thursday, August 2 from 6-8 PM at Pleasants County Middle School. This is open to K-8th Grade Students that attend Pleasants County Schools. More +

Volunteer at BES

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First Day of School

BES will welcome Grades 1-4 back on August 15  and Grades PK and K on August 21.
Staff reports on August 10.
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Required Student Health Checkpoints for 18-19 School Year

Children who are healthy do better in school, live longer, have more productive lives and higher self-esteem. Please work with your child’s medical provider, Dentist and school to make sure your child has a great future and healthy smile! Starting in the 2018/19 school year, new students entering PreK or Kindergarten and students entering grades 2, 7 and 12 should show proof of a dental examination and HealthCheck/comprehensive health examination prior to entry into school. If your child is going into kindergarten and did not provide proof of a dental examination in PreK, proof will need to be provided for kindergarten enrollment.

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Belmont Elementary’s Gray Named West Virginia’s Winner in National Handwriting Contest

Elizabeth Gray has been named the 1st Place State Winner  for West Virginia in the National Handwriting Contest sponsored by Zaner-Bloser. Please click "read more" for the full article.  More +

BES LSIC Open Meeting

For immediate release:
Belmont Elementary School’s Local School Improvement Council will conduct their annual required open meeting for parents, community members and the faculty to discuss the development of the Annual Productive and Safe Schools Report on April 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the school library.   This meeting will involve reporting on school discipline and safe school issues.
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Upcoming School Calendar Changes

Please allow me to extend my sincere appreciation for your support of our school employees during the recent work stoppage. We are so excited to be back in school and working with our students.  School systems have been directed to make every effort to recoup as much instructional time as possible.  The plan to accomplish this task was carefully thought out and every option considered.  As such, the following changes have been made to our school calendar...

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Superintendent's Message - Back to School

Parents and Staff,

I am so thankful to announce that Pleasants County Schools will be OPEN on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. I am so looking forward to seeing our students, teachers and service personnel. I appreciate everyone’s understanding and support of Pleasants County Schools. We are encouraged that the actions of the WV Legislature will ensure a bright future for education in West... Virginia.

Thank you and have a good evening.

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Pre-K Pre-Registration and Enrollment

Pre-K pre-registration and enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will be on March 5-March 16. Call 304-684-2215 to pre-register and receive a registration packet. Enrollments will be conducted on May 24th and 25th at Belmont Elementary and St. Marys Elementary Schools by Appointment. More +

Superintendent's Message - Work Stoppage

Pleasants County Schools has always placed a high priority on providing our students a quality education.  The greatest resource we have in our communities is our children and we take great pride in the responsibility of educating our students.  In order for our school system to be successful, we must consistently have a highly effective workforce.  We in Pleasants County Schools do not view ourselves as a workforce but a team.  We do not see our work as a job but a blessing to educate our youth.  Understanding the importance and value of our team, our professional and service employees deserve and need our support as they work with our State legislature to secure competitive wages and benefits.  West Virginia ranks 49th out of 50 states in teacher pay and its school employees have not had a raise in many years.  The significant increases in insurance premiums have outpaced salaries... More +
Contact Us
Belmont Elementary School
512 Riverview Drive
Belmont, WV  26134
Phone: (304) 299-5274
Fax: (304) 665-2408

Mr. Eric D. Croasmun, Principal

Board Meeting

Tue Sep 25 2018

Board Meeting

Thu Oct 11 2018

1pm Early Dismissal Day

Fri Oct 12 2018

End of 1st 9 weeks

Fri Oct 12 2018

Report Cards Issued

Fri Oct 19 2018

Board Meeting

Tue Oct 23 2018
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September 2018

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 
-Golden Corral of Parkersburg 
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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