Please remember there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Fri 10/20, due to our Fall staff training day. Enjoy a beautiful 3-day weekend and we'll see you back on Monday!
BUSD Parents & Staff,
We hope you can join our BUSD School Board's School Safety Community Forum on Wed 10/11 @ 6:30pm - https://5il.co/26drj
BUSD recognizes and celebrates the fourth Friday every September in honor of California Indian Days. Please refer to the flyer below to participate in any of the local events celebrating the history and culture of Native Americans indigenous to the Owens valley.
The lockdown has been lifted on all campuses. Law enforcement has deemed no threat to safety and has located the source of the call as well as a suspect, both of which are well out of our area and have no known connections to the Bishop community. Law enforcement will remain on campus.
Scholar Day at the Fair is Sunday, Sept 3rd! Don't forget to bring your postcard to the fair for free entry for eligible students and Inyo County Educators.
The ECSD bus is cancelled today, Mon 8/21, due to road conditions. BUSD will pick up Benton/Chalfant students at Edna Beaman at 7:19am & Chalfant Park at 7:42am. A friendly reminder that Mondays are early release days.
Mon 8/21 Hurricane Hillary Update - PGHS will be closed today due to flooding along 395 between Bishop and Personville. All other BUSD campuses will open as usual.
Excited for a new school year with an updated front entry in the office! A huge Thank you to Judyth Greenburgh (artist/Painter), Jordan Rose (built bench), Jeremey Sadillo (librarian), Tracey Taylor (coordinating secretary), and Alex Yerkes (Alex Printing) for making our entry new and vibrant. Let's make 2023-2024 school year an excellent one! GO RAMS!
4/12/23 NO Benton Bus:
There will be no Benton bus tomorrow (4/12/23). Students will be picked up at the Chalfant stops to be brought to school, and BUSD will drive students to the Benton stop after school. Thank you.
We are hiring for a first grade dual immersion teacher for our 90:10 English/Spanish program.
Please read the attached letter regarding the Bishop Elementary Campus and methane/propane levels: https://5il.co/1rbu2
Information regarding Dual Kindergarten Enrollment for 2023-2024
Bishop Elementary School is CANCELED for today (3/10/23) due to elevated methane levels.
Since January we have been monitoring methane levels daily and on 3/9/23 in the morning all rooms were at zero. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please look to ParentSquare for further communication for next week with the continued weather.
BES Families, High levels of methane have been detected in several buildings on the BES campus this morning. We are announcing at least a LATE START DAY for BES today, Friday 3/10 with the possibility of school being canceled. We apologize for this and will keep you posted.
All BUSD schools are closed today, Friday 2/24, due to extreme weather conditions and road restrictions in and out of town. Stay warm, stay safe.
On February 7th, all Bishop Elementary students and staff participated in Art for the Sky. Art for the Sky has come to our school twice before. The event was organized by Tracey Taylor, one of our fabulous front office secretary’s, and was funded by generous local organizations and businesses such as Altrusa, Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club, Bishop Paiute Tribal Council, Inyo County Probation, Rock Creek, Mountain Apparel, and High Country Lumber. A big shout out to the Bishop Fire Department for providing amazing aerial shots, and to parent and community volunteers for helping coordinate the event. Art for the Sky is a unique and fun team building activity for schools. Bishop Elementary School's Jackrabbit is made up of over 870 students, parent volunteers, and staff!
Power pole and lines are down on Main St near Schat's Bakery this morning (Tues 2/7). Please avoid the area and take your time to travel safely to school today. Our power is back on and we plan on schools operating on a normal schedule.
BES Families - Elevated gas levels have spread across several parts of the BES campus, requiring us to close school for all TK-5 students and staff tomorrow, Wed 1/11. We will be tackling this serious problem first thing in the morning and will keep you posted with updates as they arise.
Please be extra cautious and mindful of the significant amount of moving water around town and schools during drop off & pick up today. We want to make sure all kids make it to school and home safely during this wet and stormy weather. Take your time and travel safe.