September 3, 2021
1/2 and 1-Mile Children's Fun Run (12 and under), 5K Walk/Run, and 5 Mile Run
Please join us - as a runner or a volunteer! Proceeds support the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation and Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation in supporting innovative classroom grants and scholarships. #BETTerTogether #BettPride
In 2019, Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation received $15,000. The funds were split equally to support scholarship and innovative classroom grants. Last year, the foundation received $4,500. The race was virtual due to COVID. The funds all went to support student scholarships.
You can register in-person at the packet pick ups and get their race shirt at the same time.
Life Fitness Center Parking Lot - 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf IA 52722
Friday, Sept. 3 | 4 - 6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 4 | 9 am - 12 pm
Monday, Sept. 6 (Race Day Morning)
Established in 1995, the annual Labor Day "Run with Carl" was the primary funding vehicle for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund. After 20 years, the Schillig family decided to end the race, but still provide scholarships. In the fall of 2014, the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation and the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation joined together to continue the race. Money raised funds grants and scholarships for area students. In 2015, Ascentra Credit Union became the title sponsor for the race and continues this partnership today.
Maximize Student Learning & Success
As we continue to think about our strategic priorities as a district, BCSD is committed to supporting efforts to reform beliefs, policies, and practices in an effort to maximize student learning and success. As a team, we will be working with Hanover Research to undertake a district-wide effort to better identify our priorities and gather stakeholder perceptions around performance related to those priorities. This is a long-term effort, and our ultimate goal is to guide BCSD along a pathway that supports an organization committed to linking learning to life with Passion, Purpose, and Pride so that ALL students can make a positive difference.
As a first step, we must understand the diverse range of voices and experiences within our communities, then use this understanding as the cornerstone of our district’s strategic action plan. We would love to hear your voice and gather your perceptions related to strategic priorities and performance in our district.
You are being asked to participate in a Strategic Priorities and Climate Diagnostic Survey between September 8 and September 22, 2021. Please be on the lookout for an email that will include the link to the survey in your inbox on September 8, 2021.
We hope the data we gather from the survey will help inform the next steps in our continued journey towards building a more aligned and focused system. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please contact Celeste Miller, Director of Communications - firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 359-3681, ext. 3005 with any initial questions about the survey.
Mark Your Calendar
Homecoming Parade - Thurs., Sept. 9
Don’t miss the Bettendorf Homecoming Parade starting at 6 pm on Thursday, September 9th, in celebration of Bettendorf’s students, activities, athletics, and alumni. The parade will start on 23rd Street near Splash Landing, continue onto Spruce Hills, then turn onto 18th Street, and finally ending at Bettendorf High School. Immediately following the parade, the PowderPuff game (Senior/Junior girls flag football) will be held at TouVelle Stadium. We hope to see everyone there!
Homecoming Game - Fri., Sept. 10
Bulldogs vs Muskies
This summer, Bettendorf Middle School Art Teacher Ellen Craig visited Iceland through the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright Hays Seminar. Learn about the opportunity and her experience. #BETTerTogether #BettPride
COVID-19 Status Update
For the individuals who tested positive this week
In an effort to keep students, staff, parents, and the entire community aware of how COVID-19 is impacting our District, we plan to share as much information as possible while protecting the privacy of those affected. Following the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, we will release details by district and not by building to ensure the privacy of our students and staff. Please note we will update this data at the close of each week, and you will be able to view it on the District Return-to-Learn Webpage.
When the District is notified of a positive COVID-19 case through the health department, parent, or staff member, the building principal and nurse will begin to assist the health department in determining any individuals who may have been in close contact with the positive individual. For all close contacts, the health department and/or the school will be in contact with the family.
Upcoming Meeting - Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Please note the Sept. 23rd meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
Meetings are typically held in the Ray Stensvad Board Room in the District Administration Center, 3311 18th St, beginning at 6 pm. The public may also watch the meeting livestream on YouTube.
Little Bulldog Cheer Clinic
BHS Athletic Boosters
Materials are for informational purposes only. Posting on the Virtual Backpack does not imply Bettendorf Community Schools District's endorsement of them.
QC United Way
Uniting student with tutors for educational success
Boy Scouts of America
Iowa Department of Public Health
Healthiest State Initiative - 5210 Newsletter
Museums for All - $1 admission with EBT card
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Bettendorf Parks & Rec.
JUST SO YOU KNOW...
Girl Scouts Open Houses
6 NO SCHOOL - Labor Day - District offices closed
BCSF Run with Carl - 26th Anniversary
7-11 HS Homecoming/Spirit Week
9 HS Homecoming Parade 6 pm
10 HS Hall of Honor Ceremony
HS Homecoming Football vs Muscatine (Home - Marching Band)
13-17 Arts in Education Week
11 BHS Football vs Davenport Central (Home)
21 Mobile Food Pantry
17 BHS Football vs Prairie (Away)
23 Board of Education Meeting