Laura Banks Elementary School
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3200 S. Lead Flower Ave.    |   Tucson, AZ 85735   |    Office: (520) 908-5700   |    Fax: (520) 908-5701
Remote Learning Continues  |    Bell Schedule |    Office: 8:15 am-4:15 pm   
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What Makes Us Special

Banks Elementary cultivates strong individuals that engage in nature and learn how to be part of a pack, which harkens back to the bobcat, Banks’ school mascot.

At Banks, we emphasize the positive traits of the bobcat, who is independent, yet family-oriented. Our teachers furnish expectations by sharing goals and objectives in order to help explain how each lesson builds toward those goals. When our parents join our Banks Bobcat Pack, they regularly meet with teachers in order to stay involved.

Located in the Tucson Mountains just south of Saguaro National Park, Banks incorporates the outdoors into multiple facets of the student experience. Representatives from Kitt Peak make frequent visits for stargazing nights, fourth- and fifth-graders participate in a sleepover at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning and Banks even hosts two teams in the Girls on the Run program!

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Banks Blog - Check back often for Announcements about Current Events!

  • * Virtual Book Fair Open Now !! Feb 17 - Mar 2 <---click here!!!

    Please visit our Virtual Book Fair today - click on above link to make your purchases.
    A portion of all sales will help us purchase books for our very own Banks Library!

  • * Will your child(ren) attend in-person or remote learning for the final 4th quarter of this year?
  • * 5th Grade Registration
    A Message from Valencia Middle School: 

    Middle school registration is open for families. Can you please send this information out to your 5th grade parents? We have so many wonderful things going on at Valencia which we want to share with perspective jaguars. Every day more amazing things are happening for our students including having the TUSD Spelling Bee Champion for SY20-21. We want your students to be able to take advantage of what we are building. If parents want a personal tour we are available and thrilled to show off our beautiful campus. 

     

    •      Email: Valencia@tusd1.org OR Phone: 520-908-4500

    •      Social Media:

    •      Website: www.tusd1.org/valencia

    •      Check out our Videos on YouTube Search for the channel Valencia Jag

    •      Current Jags share why you should select electives

    •      https://youtu.be/yVzFwf1rcgo

  • * Student Materials still available for pick-up
    Student materials can still be picked up for this semester - M,Tu, Th, Fr 9:00-3:00 ring front door bell for assistance
  • * Happy New Year - Office Update
    Due to the increase of Covid cases in and around Tucson, Ms. Lupita and Ms. Cheri will be taking turns working remotely from home and working on campus. You may continue to contact us at 908-5700 or by email

     

  • * Student Meals / Family Resources update from Counselor Ms. Hult

    Grab and Go Lunch information can be found at http://www.tusd1.org/GrabAndGo   **Daily breakfast and lunch are still provided at the Banks bus bay 11:20-11:30 each school day. **  TUSD Family Resource Centers are currently offering food, hygiene items, and clothing by appointment only. Call our Southwest Resource Center at  908-3980 for more information, or contact Ashley Hult by email.

  • * Virtual Classes & Technology Troubleshooting Information
    Due to COVID 19, Banks Elementary is currently conducting classes via virtual learning and Zoom meetingsSee school class schedules here. Parents should check with teacher for any schedule changes.


    We have checked out devices to students who have requested them. If your family still needs an internet hot-spot, let us know. The district is distributing them in order of oldest student ... high school students > middle school students > elementary school students. 

     

    Students should be clicking on the Chrome icon > tusd1.org > CLEVER > teacher's page > zoom class or independent learning.  Sometimes students might have to log in two or three times or start over, depending on the number of students all trying to logon at once; the internet speed; and server capacities. Keep trying! Students must log on to their morning AND afternoon ZOOM class in order to be counted present for the day. 

     

    Contact the school at 908-5702 if your child is 'absent' and cannot participate, so they can be marked excused.

     

    Problems logging in:

     

    - restart computer and try again (try to restart computer at least once per week so the system can upload any updates)

    - make sure your internet is on and connected

    - student should be logging in with permanent ID# example: 0123456789@s.tusd1.org (Call school to reset password, if needed)
    - student might have to log on two or three times and/or start over - depends on volume of students attempting logon at the same time, internet speed and server capacity - keep trying!

      - try opening ZOOM app / website before clicking onto ZOOM class icon in CLEVER

    - click join meeting with audio so you can hear - make sure you choose JOIN MEETING at top of ZOOM screen and not START MEETING

    If you are having any technical issues with your device or need assistance logging in, please call the office at 908-5700 M-F 8:00-3:30. If the phones are busy, leave a message or try your call again.  


    Your child's teacher will be communicating with you via their CLASS DO-JO account. Please reach out to the teacher if you HAVE NOT signed up for this yet. Teachers are posting class assignments, schedules, announcements and other general information. 

     

    TUSD and Banks Elementary will send out emails and calls via ParentLink and/or Class DoJo when we have information to share with you. It is important that we have your current email address and phone number. Please call 908-5700 if you need to update any information.

     

    We thank you for your patience during this time and want you to know that we are here to help support you!

  • * Hybrid / Remote Learning Information - Update

    A message from Dr. TrujilloPlease read this 2nd Semester Welcome Letter 

     

     

    An update from Banks Elementary: We will continue to host at-risk students on campus in our 'learning spaces' Monday - Friday. If you feel you have an at-risk child that you would like to participate in this program, please contact Principal Milton by email or call 908-5700. We will accept students on a case-by-case basis until our at-risk learning spaces are full. We understand how difficult this has been on everyone, but our main goal is keeping our students and staff safe and healthy. If you need assistance with counseling, food, or information on how we can help you, please contact Ms. Hult (counselor) by email. Thank you!



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