Upcoming Events

Announcements

1st Grade Students Returning Full-Time

All GCS traditional (not Virtual Program) first grade students will begin a stepped phase-in to return to five day a week in-person instruction.  First graders were not required to wear a mask during the hybrid Attendance Plans 1 and 2, but with all students attending together, students are to wear a mask.  Student desks will be arranged in a socially distanced manner (6ft apart) in the classroom, and the students may remove their masks at that time.

September 28- Blue/Green Group (Last names A-D and L-Q)

September 29- Red/Purple Group (Last names E-K and R-Z)

September 30- All First Grade Students

October 1- All First Grade Students

October 2- eLearning at Home

October 5-8- All First Grade Students (4 days)

October 9- eLearning at Home

October 12-16- All First Grade Students (5 days)


Battle of the Books

Are you a 4th or 5th grade student who likes to read and enjoys a friendly competition? We have the club for you!  Battle of the Books is a challenging and fun group where you read 10 fantastic books and discuss the details.  We work towards competing against other schools in our district to see who knows the most about the books.  If you are interested in Battle of the Books have your parents find out more and sign you up using this Battle of the Books Sign Up form by Ocober 31st.


Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Now!

Don't miss out on your yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year!  Complete the Yearbook Order Form and return to school by January 8, 2021 with payment of $30 to secure your book.  All yearbooks will be in FULL COLOR again this year. This is sure to be a year to remember, and you don't want ot miss out on this special keepsake.


Virtual Students - Picture Day

Attention Parents of Virtual Students:  Please sign your child up for a time to have their pictures taken using this Mitchell's Photography BCES Virtual Students Appointment Link.


Kindergarten and 5th Grade Yearbook Ads

Want to recognize your kindergartener or 5th grader in a special recognition ad in the school’s yearbook? Complete and return the Kindergarten Yearbook Ad or the 5th Grade Yearbook Ad by NOON on November 11. This is sure to be a year to remember and a special spotlight in the yearbook will be a lasting memory for a special milestone year!


Now Taking Applications for Safety Patrols

Attention all 4th and 5th grade students:  If you are interested in serving as a safety patrol at Bell's Crossing Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete this digital Safety Patrol Application.  All applications should be submitted by Friday, September 25 for consideration.  If you have any questions about the role of a safety patrol, please talk wtih Coach Hortis or Miss Smith in the library.


Tech Tutorials

Want to know how to connect your Chromebook to a printer?  Just need a parent overview of Google Classroom?  Take a look at our Tech Tutorials.  These can always be found on our Chromebook Website, linked under the PARENT tab at the top of our BCES homepage.  Do you need other tutorials?  Send a request to Mrs. Madden.


COVID - Exclusions and Notification in GCS

Greenville County Schools is following DHEC guidelines for when individuals should be excluded from school due to COVID exposure, symptoms, or a positive test. We are also adhering to DHEC's notification guidelines. Test your knowledge by taking this quiz to make sure you know what to expect! The graphic shown below may help you prepare.

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Chromebook Repairs

Chromebook Repairs – Face to Face/E-Learning Students

On days that students physically attend school, students may turn in their Chromebook for repair at their school and receive a loaner device. Once repaired, the Chromebook will be returned to the school and must then be returned to the student.

On days when students participate in E-learning,  students may call (864) 355-4357 for assistance with minor issues.  If the Chromebook is not functioning properly, students should bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and to receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school and must be returned to the student in exchange for the loaner Chromebook.

Chromebook Repairs – Virtual Students

Virtual students may call (864) 355-4357 for assistance with minor issues.  They may also bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and to receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school. The school staff will then contact the student to notify them that the Chromebook is available for pickup.


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