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 Return

If you have not returned your student devices/textbooks/library books please do so as soon as possible.  Please schedule a time with the school office, 209-229-4650, to schedule a time to return the items.  Thank you!!

Meals Provided to Students During the Summer
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. 


Beginning Tuesday, June 2nd we will start our Summer Meal program schedule.  Meals will be provided during the summer until school resumes in August.   Meals will be served one day a week on Tuesdays only from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. at our two school site locations.   You will receive a breakfast and a lunch for 5 days for each child.
June 2 -June 5 Banta Elementary Curbside Meal Menu.pdf

For additional information, pick up location addresses, order in advance information:

Grab N' Go Meal Information


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No events available.
What's Happening
COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates 
For additional information please visit: 
San Joaquin County Public Health Services
 SJC Behavioral Health Services Warm Line for Youth 
California Department of Public Health 

Child Care During COVID-19 Resources
California Child Care Resource Network
San Joaquin County Family Resources

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 Distance Learning webpage for resources to assist your child with online learning.  We will be posting updates regularly.
Banta Elementary Distance 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 School Calendar

2020-2021 Banta Ag Science Magnet Information Video 

2020-2021 Registration Information

2019 CAASSP Student Test Score Sheets Now Available via the Parent Portal


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