Bett District Update - September 3, 2021

Bett District Update - September 3, 2021

Sep 03, 2021

September 3, 2021


1/2 and 1-Mile Children's Fun Run (12 and under), 5K Walk/Run, and 5 Mile Run

Run With Carl - Monday, Sept. 6th

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.

Register | Volunteer

You can register in-person at the packet pick ups and get their race shirt at the same time.

Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration

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

Informing our Strategic Priorities

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 - or (563) 359-3681, ext. 3005 with any initial questions about the survey.

Mark Your Calendar

BHS Homecoming/Spirit Week - Sept. 6-11

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

#BETTerTogether Highlight

Ellen Craig - Fulbright Hays Seminar in Iceland

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



Return to Learn Plan & COVID Protocol

COVID-19 Status Update
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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.

Board of Education

Public Input Form | Board Meeting Agendas | Board Meeting Minutes

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.


District Information/Opportunities

BHS Cheer

Little Bulldog Cheer Clinic
Save the Date - More info coming soon

Oct. 1

BHS Athletic Boosters

Bags Tournament @ The Tangled Wood

Oct. 2

Community Virtual Backpack

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

QC Tutor Connection

Uniting student with tutors for educational success

Boy Scouts of America

Cub Scouts (K-5) | Scouts BSA (11-17 Year Olds)

Herbert Hoover Cub Scouts - Monday, Sept. 13th

Iowa Department of Public Health

Healthiest State Initiative - 5210 Newsletter


Putnam Museum

Museums for All - $1 admission with EBT card

Backwater Gamblers

Water Ski Shows | Calendar

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Bettendorf Parks & Rec.


  • THE FORGE at Palmer Hills Golf is OPEN DAILY!
  • Party, Meeting, & Gym Rentals Available Daily @ the LFC!
  • BTC Bike Safety Event - Sept 11 @ Tangled Wood (12-2pm)
  • DOGTOBERFEST - Sept 17 @ Crow Creek Park
  • Healthiest State WALK - Oct 6 - Details Soon!
  • Halloween Parade - Details Soon!
  • FROZEN LANDING Ice Skating Rink - Opens TUESDAY, Nov 23!
  • Santa's Day Out - Coming Soon!


CornCon 7 Kids’ Hacker Camp & STEM Festival

Sept. 11

Girl Scouts Open Houses


Herbert Hoover Elementary

Paul Norton Elementary

Grant Wood Elementary

Mark Twain Elementary

Neil Armstrong Elementary

Sept. 18

Sept. 13

Sept. 14

Sept. 15

Sept. 16

Sept. 17

Upcoming Events

District | BHS | BHS Athletics | Edison | BMS | GW | HH | MT | NA | PN


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