Superintendent's Update

Banta Elementary School District School Closure

Banta Elementary School will remain  closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  April 2, 2020, the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools announced a recommendation for all schools in San Joaquin County to remain closed through the end of the school year.  For more information:
04-02-2020 BESD School Closure Letter
4-02-2020 San Joaquin County Office of Education COVID-19 Press Release

The school and district offices will remain closed to the public.  If you need to reach them please call.  We ask that you do not come to the district office or school site during this difficult time.  Please call if you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.

District Office: 209-229-4651
Banta Elementary: 209-229-4650
STEAM Academy: 209-229-4736

You can also email with any questions or concerns:

Student Chromebook/iPad/Textbook Pickup Schedule:

If you were not able to pick up your student devices during the scheduled pick up times please email:

We will be happy to schedule a time for you to pick up your child's device.
Banta Elementary has a Chromebook (grades 2-8) and an iPad  (grades TK-1) available for each student to check out and use at home.  Textbooks are also available if teacher has requested students to pickup.

Meals Provided to Students During School Closure

BESD's Food & Nutrition Program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up meals for the children in their family at the school site.  Children must be present in order to provide meals, per USDA guidelines. 

Starting March 30th pick up day for Grab N' Go Meals will change: 
Pick ups will be Monday & Thursday only, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
, in the parking lot in front of the office at Banta Elementary.  Please remain in your cars and the meals will be brought to you.

March 30 - April 3 Banta Elementary Curbside Meal Menu​​

We will not be serving meals during spring break April 10th to the 17th.

For additional information, pick up location addresses, order in advance information:
                                               Grab N' Go Meal Information

See COVID-19 updates below


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What's Happening
COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

All important BESD COVID-19 communications and updates are posted and can be accessed by clicking on the link above.  ​
For additional information please visit: San Joaquin County Public Health ServicesCalifornia Department of Public Health

Comcast offering free internet for all.

For more information: Comcast Free Internet

How to talk to your kids about the COVID-19 Coronavirus
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS Kids)
Talking to Children About COVID-19(Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Check out the Banta Elementary Online Learning webpage for resources to assist your child with online learning.  We will be posting updates regularly.
Banta Elementary Online Learning Resources 

U.S. Census 2020
The U.S. Census 2020 Survey opens April 1, 2020. Banta Elementary School District needs your help in completing the survey.  California receives over $7 billion in vital federal aid for programs that support schools.   The Census count determines  the distribution of these funds. The link above provides additional important information regarding the survey and importance of every family in California taking the survey.

2020-2021 Banta Ag Science Magnet

2020-2021 Registration Information

February  2020 Banta Community Newsletter
2019 CAASSP Student Test Score Sheets Now Available via the Parent Portal
2019-2020 Banta Elementary School Calendar



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